One of my all-time favorites is A Night in the Lonesome October, by the late Roger Zelazny.
This story pays homage to several horror mythos, and pokes fun at them at the same time. As always, Zelazny has assembled a cast of archetypes and put them into a complex yet accessible situation. Best of all, the story is told from the first person perspective of Jack the Ripper's familiar, a dog named Snuff.
What are your favorite works of science fiction and fantasy?
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