Sunfire!: Collected pulp magazine tales from the original mistress of fantasy
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Date: March 2021
Duration: 6 hours 32 minutes
Illustrated with images by Virgil Finlay, the artist who illustrated many of Bennett/Stevens' original tales in the strange tales magazines in which they were published.
Getrude Bennet has been called the 'most important woman writer of fantasy between Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1759-1797) and C.L. Moore (1911-1987)'. This is a complete collection of short stories by the woman who first explored the dark fantasy worlds of the modern era. this book contains tales that were originally published in Weird Tales, Argosy, and All-Story Weekly between 1918-1923.
Also included is the first known sci fi story published by a woman writer in America, 'The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbar', which was the very first story sold by Bennett, under the pen-name of GM Barrows. This story predates her otherwise 6-year long writing career by 14 years, when she was just 21.