>> My own forays into fantasy include authors such as Jane Yolen, Charles
>> Tanith Lee..
Both Jane Yolen and Charles DeLint have been Guests of Honor at Mythcons in
the past. I enjoy Tanith Lee's works (when, of course, I find time to read
them)--but then I subscribe to _Weird Tales_, and for that matter I edited a
collection of essays on Dark Fantasy in the latest issue of _Niekas_ (a
fanzine listed in _The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction_). It's true that
the Mythopoeic Society does not tend toward the Gothic, despite some of
Charles Williams' novels, Lewis's _That Hideous Strength_, and some vampires
in Tolkien's Middle-earth; but there is nothing in our by-laws against such
an emphasis. It's just that there are other groups that stress Dark Fantasy
more--and more exclusively. One of the best, if little known, vampiric
short stories--one that would be quite acceptable to Lewis fans in the
Mythopoeic Society--is James S. Hart's "The Traitor" (_The Magazine of
Fantasy and Science Fiction_, Fall 1950).