Gertrude Barrows Bennett, known by the pseudonym Francis Stevens, was a pioneering author of fantasy and science fiction. Bennett wrote a number of fantasies and has been called "the woman who invented dark fantasy". ] The critic August Nemo selected seven short stories by this remarkable author for your enjoyment: Behind the Curtain. Unseen Unfeared. Elf Trap. Serapion. Friend Island. Citadel of Fear. Nightmare!