|Graveyard Reader, the (1958) [Short Story]|
by Theodore Sturgeon
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Visiting his wife's tombstone, a man meets a graveyard reader: someone with the ability to learn the secrets of the dead by the way their gravesites evolve. Troubled by the circumstances that led to his wife's death, the widower begins to learn the unusual trade.
Originally published in The Graveyard Reader, ed. Groff Conklin, NY: Ballantine, 1958; Science Fantasy Vol 11 #31, 1958.
Original title: The Graveyard Reader
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Boris Karloff's Favorite Horror Stories (1965) [Anthology]
Authors: Edgar Allan Poe
, H. P. Lovecraft
, Roald Dahl
, August Derleth
, Robert Bloch
, Cyril M. Kornbluth
, Robert Silverberg
, Theodore Sturgeon
, Evan Hunter
, John Jakes
, Edmond Hamilton
, Frank Gruber
- The Graveyard Reader was the headlined story in Science Fantasy Vol 11 #31, cover art by Brian Lewis