Pulp Crazy – The Peeper by Frank Belknap Long

 

http://pulpcrazy.com/podcast/117.mp3

 

In this weeks episode I’m going to be discussing “The Peeper’ by Frank Belknap Long.

This short story first appeared in the March 1944 issue of Weird Tales. I read it in an anthology titled Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors, A Story From Each Year the Classic Horror and Fantasy magazine was published. It includes an introduction by Robert Bloch and it’s edited by Stefan R. Dziemiancowicz, Robert Weinberg, and Martin H. Greenberg.

“The Peeper” is a fantasy-horror short story that’s a little over eight pages. It appears to be set around the same time it was published in 1944. I call it a fantasy-horror story because there are elements of both genres within “The Peeper”.

Links:

Frank Belknap Long at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Belknap_Long
Frank Belknap Long at ISFDB: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Frank_Belknap_Long