Robert Holdstock was a prolific writer whose oeuvre included horror, fantasy, mystery and the novelization of films, often published under pseudonyms. These twelve critical essays explore Holdstock's varied output by displaying his works against the backdrop of folk and fairy tales, dissecting their spatiotemporal order, and examining them as psychic fantasies of our unconscious life or as exempla of the sublime. The individual novels of the Mythago Wood sequence are explored, as is Holdstock's early science fiction and the Merlin Codex series.
Donald E. Morse is a professor at the University of Debrecen and is Emeritus professor at the University of Oakland in Michigan. He is the author of a dozen books and over 100 scholarly articles.||Kalman Matolcsy is a translator, poet, composer, and also a professor at the University of Debrecen. He has written numerous scholarly articles on the literature of horror, fantasy and science fiction