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The Story Behind Fahrenheit 451

In this next article in the series about authors and their stories, we talk about Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and what inspired him to write the novel.

Fear by L. Ron Hubbard

Fear—The Pioneer of Modern Psychological Thrillers

Originally published in July 1940, L. Ron Hubbard’s immortal Fear is recognized as a pioneer of the modern psychological thrillers. It has riveted and influenced both readers and authors for over 75 years and continues to do so today.

Scared of Things That Go Bump in the Night?

People fear what they don’t know or don’t understand and that includes things that go bump in the night. Read on to find out if fear is the mind killer or not.

Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Psycho

The Backstory to Robert Bloch’s “Psycho”

The next article in our series entitled “What Was the Author Thinking” spotlights the master of the macabre Robert Bloch, author of Psycho. The novel originally published in 1959 and the basis of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie is considered a classic in the genre.

The Story Behind Jack Williamson’s “With Folded Hands”

In this next article in the series about authors and their stories, we discuss the Dean of Science Fiction Jack Williamson’s story “With Folded Hands” and what influenced him to write it.

Cat in a cemetary

What Inspired Stephen King to Write “Pet Sematary”

Do you ever wonder how Stephen King comes up with the ideas for his novel? In this blog you find the real-life incidents that inspired “Pet Sematary.”

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What Inspired Philip K. Dick to Write “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

Do you ever wonder how an author comes up with the idea for a novel? In this blog you discover what inspired Philip K. Dick to write his classic novel.

FEAR’s 75th Anniversary

FEAR’s 75th Anniversary

Seventy-five years after its 1940 publication, Fear by L. Ron Hubbard remains one of the foundations of the contemporary horror genre, widely influential and powerfully effective.