The Lure of Atlantis: Strange Tales of the Sunken Continent (Tales of the Weird) (Paperback)

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By Michael Wheatley (Editor)
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'All about us on the stairs was some of the most exquisite statuary I have ever seen... save for a few pieces carved in the form of some hideous beast, the like of which I have never seen on earth...'

The sunken continent of Atlantis has dwelt in the collective imagination of writers and artists for centuries; a bejeweled paradox bubbling with themes of irrecoverable loss and quixotic faith in its rediscovery.

This new anthology collects stories from the vast, yet seldom recognized, vault of Atlantean fiction from the Golden Age of Weird Tales magazine, presented in four core sections, perfect for diving into:
  • Atlantis Rediscovered – in which the ruins of ancient Atlantis are found again
  • Atlantis Revisited – tales of Deep Time, in which the descendants of Atlanteans re-live the experiences of ancestors
  • Atlantis Resurrected – in which Atlantis never sunk at all but remains at large in the world
  • Atlantis Reimagined – in which the continent is fertile ground for experiments in Weird Fantasy and beyond

About the Author

Michael Wheatley is a practice-based researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, whose work explores weird fiction in the age of climate crisis. He lectures at the University of Worcester and edited the Tales of the Weird anthology The Horned God: Weird Tales of the Great God Pan in 2022.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780712354981
ISBN-10: 0712354980
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Tales of the Weird