Fred Chappell: The Lodger. Cover and frontispiece by Stephen E. Fabian. Published April 1993.
World Fantasy Award winner for best short story!
Possession is nine-tenths of “The Lodger” — along with the wit and insights that have made Fred Chappell one of our most high-regarded fantasists. Following up on his critically acclaimed collection More Shapes Than One (1991), Chappell has crafted a subtle satire that calls to mind both the light fantasy of his World Fantasy Award-winning tale “The Somewhere Doors” and the dark character studies of his Lovecraftian gothic Dagon (1968).