Short Story Reviews

"The Phantom of the Opera's Best Friend"

from City Life

by Donald Barthelme

Grade: A+

"Comfort the Lonely Light"

from Phantoms

by Gary Braunbeck

Grade: B

"The Light of Her Smile"

from Phantoms

by Karen Haber

Grade: D+

"The Other Phantom"

from Phantoms

by Edward Hoch

Grade: B

"Marian's Song"

from Phantoms

by James Kisner

Grade: A

"Time-Tracker"

from Phantoms

by Barry N. Malzberg

Grade: A+

"The Grotto"

from Phantoms

by Thomas Millstead

Grade: D+

"The Final Threshold"

from Phantoms

by K. Marie Ramsland

Grade: C+

"Dark Muse"

from Phantoms

by Daniel Ransom

Grade: B

"Dark Angel"

from Phantoms

by Gary Alan Ruse

Grade: D-

"The Phantom of the Soap Opera"

from Phantoms

by Henry Slesar

Grade: D

"The Unmasking"

from Phantoms

by Steve Rasnic Tem

Grade: B+

"The Opera of the Phantom"

from Phantoms

by Edward Wellen

Grade: C

"Too Hideous to be Played"

from Phantoms

by J.N. Williamson

Grade: D+

"The Phantom of the Space Opera"

from The Ultimate Alien

by Don D'Ammassa

Grade: A

"The Phantom of Chicago"

from Silhouette Shadows '93

by Lori Herter

Grade: D-

"Masquerade"

from After Twilight

by Amanda Ashley

Grade: D

"Little Lotte"

from Angel of Music

by Carrie Hernandez

Grade: B+

"The Portal"

from Angel of Music

by Carrie Hernandez

Grade: C+

"Phantoms of the Mind"

from Angel of Music

by Carrie Hernandez

Grade: A

"The Holocaust Opera"

from The Holocaust Opera

by Mark Edward Hall

Grade: F

"Beauty and the Opera, or The Phantom Beast"

from Stagestruck Vampires and Other Stories 

by Suzy McKee Charnas

Grade: A

"His Father's Eyes"

from The Phantom of the Opera

by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier

Grade: A+

"Fugue"

from Nocturne with Variations

by Nathan Berman

Grade: B+

"A Life Worth Living"

from Nocturne with Variations

by Edward Burke

Grade: D+

"The Way Home"

from Nocturne with Variations

by Anne Riley

Grade: D

"In Service"

from Phantom Phantasies

by Carlanime

Grade: C-

"Slightly Angry Spirit that Abides in the Choir Room (C-11)"

from Phantom Phantasies

by Jessica

Grade: F

"The Circle of the Sun"

from Phantom Phantasies

by JoAnne Soper-Cook

Grade: C-

"Truly Mine"

from Phantom Phantasies

by Jon Wrights

Grade: D

"The Three Jewish Horsemen"

from Tales of the Shadowmen: The Modern Babylon

by Viviane Etrivert

Grade: B-

"Don Juan Triumphant"

from The Angel in Hell

by Sarah Russell

Grade: F

"Adeline"

from The Angel in Hell

by Sarah Russell

Grade: F

"Dear Erik"

from The Angel in Hell

by Sarah Russell

Grade: F

"Figaro's Children"

from Tales of the Shadowmen: Gentlemen of the Night

by Serge Lehman & Fernando Calvi

Grade: B-

"Angels of Music"

from Tales of the Shadowmen: Gentlemen of the Night

by Kim Dewman

Grade: A

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