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18 July 2012

“ What is a book but the record of the struggle of a story to tell itself ? ” 
— Henry Wessells on the work of Peter Straub, at Readercon.

One of the great delights of this year’s Readercon was the Panel on the Works of Peter Straub, a wide-ranging, zigzag conversation —  we connect minor characters across the decades —  between Gary K. Wolfe, Mike Allen, John Langan, and your correspondent ; and to see how pleased the author was by the seriousness (and sly humor) with which we discussed character, place, and story in Straub, as well as a host of other topics.

The talk on Critical Fiction and other Fabulous Beasts was well attended and well-received. Your correspondent read the