The Scarlet Plague (Jack London)

The Scarlet Plague is included in the collection Fantastic Tales (see previous review), but since it’s really more of a novella than a short story, and brings up plenty to discussion topics, I’m giving it its own review.  (Above is the cover of the first edition.) First, the plot.  The Scarlet Plague is set several … Continue reading The Scarlet Plague (Jack London)


Fantastic Tales (Jack London)

Rereading The Call of the Wild and White Fang this winter made me want to revisit the other Jack London I read as a teenager:  this anthology of some of his fantasy and science fiction.  This was a rather more…complicated…experience than the two major works.  Mostly because I actually have some amount exposure to the … Continue reading Fantastic Tales (Jack London)