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Posts Tagged ‘Laurence Staig’

Anthony Horowitz – The Puffin Book Of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on November 21, 2011

Anthony Horowitz (ed.) – The Puffin Book Of Horror Stories   (Puffin, 1986: Viking 1984)
Puffin Book of Horror Stories
Illustration: Stephen Player

Anthony Horowitz – Introduction

Pete Johnson – Secret Terror
Stephen King – Battleground
Robert Westall – The Vacancy
Guy De Maupassant – The Twitch (trans Anthony Horowitz)
Laurence Staig – Freebies
Roald Dahl – Man From The South
Kenneth Ireland – The Werewolf Mask
Bram Stoker – Jonathan Harker’s Journal (extract from Dracula)
John Gordon -Eels
Anthony Horowitz – Bath Night

Acknowledgements

Blurb:
Whether it’s vampires, werewolves, ghouls or huge hairy spiders, whatever makes your flesh creep, you’ll find it in this chilling collection of horror stories edited by Anthony Horowitz.

Robert Westall’s ‘The Vacancy’ puts a horrific new perspective on being unemployed and John Gordon’s ‘Eels’ turns those slimy creatures into grisly instruments of torture. Classic horror stories such as ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Twitch’ are combined with contemporary horror from Stephen King, the master himself, to make a collection that lingers in your mind long after the lights go out!

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The Giant Book Of Fantasy & The Supernatural

Posted by demonik on January 18, 2011

Stephen Jones & David Sutton  (eds) –  The Giant Book Of Fantasy & The Supernatural (Parragon, 1996: originally Tiger Books 1994 as The Anthology Of Fantasy & The Supernatural)

Stephen Jones & David Sutton  – Introduction: A Bazaar of the Bizarre

Tad Williams – Child of an Ancient City
Thomas F. Monteleone  – The Cutty Black Sow
Adrian Cole – Treason in Zagadar
Nancy Holder  – Fatal Age
Ramsey Campbell  – The Mouths of Light
David J. Schow  – [scribble]
Brian M. Stableford  – The Storyteller’s Tale
Nicholas Royle  – The Big Game
Alex Stewart  – The Cat in the Wall
Anne Goring – The Shadow Queen
Brian Mooney  – The Waldteufel Affair
Parke Godwin – Up Yours, Federico
Andrew Darlington – Foul Moon Over Sticklespine Lane
Mike Chandler  – The Star Weave of Snorgrud Sunbreath
Melanie Tem  – Pele
William Thomas Webb  – Alchemist’s Gold
Allen Ashley  – The Horror Writer
Laurence Staig – The Healing Game
Josepha Sherman  – The Love-Gift
David Riley – A New Lease
H. J. Cording  – A Fly on the Wall
William F. Nolan – At Diamond Lake
Randall D. Larson – Satan Claws
Dallas Clive Goffin – The Maiden & the Minstrel
Jean-Daniel Brèque – Sight Unseen (Droit de Regard).
David Andreas – The Malspar Sigil
Steve Green  – Cracking
Steve Rasnic Tem – Angel Combs
S. M. Stirling – The Waters of Knowing
Charles Wagner – Just a Visitor at Twilight
Joel Lane – And Make Me Whole
Darrell Schweitzer & John Gregory Betancourt- The Last Child of Masferigon
Samantha Lee  – Silent Scream
Garry Kilworth  – Store Wars
Earl Godwin – Daddy
Adam Nichols – The Dark Fantastic
Michael Marshall Smith  – The View
C. Bruce Hunter  – The Salesman and the Travelling Farmer’s Daughter
Peter Dennis Pautz – And the Spirit That Stands by the Naked Man

illustrations by Allen Koszowski,  Dave Carson, Randy Broeker, Alan Hunter, Dallas Goffin, Harry O. Morris, Russ Nicholson, Russell Morgan, Jim Pitts, Mark Dunn, Charles Dougherty, Martin McKenna, John Stewart, Alfred R. Klosterman.

It’s not unlikely the original stories were intended for Fantasy Tales before it went to the wall. As a non-fantasy man i’m not sure i will ever be able to get along with something called The Star Weave of Snorgrud Sunbreath but delighted to find stories i’ve not previously read from Michael Marshall Smith, David Riley, Brian Mooney and Ramsey Campbell among others.


see also the Giant Book Of Fantasy & The Supernatural thread on the Vault forum.

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Stephen Jones – Dancing With The Dark

Posted by demonik on September 25, 2009

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Dancing With The Dark: True Encounters With The Paranormal By Masters Of The Macabre (Vista, 1997)


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Cover by Splash: Photography by Simon Marsden

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Dancing with the Dark

Joan Aiken – My Feeling about Ghosts
Sarah Ash – Timeswitch
Mike Ashley – The Rustle in the Grass
Peter Atkins – Take Care of Grandma
Clive Barker – Life After Death
Stephen Baxter – The Cartographer
Robert Bloch – Not Quite So Pragmatic .
Ramsey Campbell – The Nearest to a Ghost
Hugh B. Cave – Haitian Mystères
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – One-Way Trip
A. E. Coppard – The Shock of the Macabre
Basil Copper – The Haunted Hotel
Peter Crowther – Safe Arrival
Jack Dann – A Gift of Eagles
Charles de Lint – The House on Spadina
Terry Dowling – Sharing with Strangers
Lionel Fanthorpe – Hands on the Wheel
Esther M. Friesner – That Old School Spirit
Gregory Frost – Twice Encountered
Neil Gaiman – The Flints of Memory Lane
Stephen Gallagher – In There
Ray Garton – Haunted in the Head
John Gordon – The House on the Brink
Ed Gorman – Riding the Nightwinds
Elizabeth Goudge – ESP
Simon R. Green – Death is a Lady
Peter Haining – The Smoke Ghost
Joe Haldeman – Never Say Die
James Herbert – Not Very Psychic
Brian Hodge – Confessions of a Born-Again Heathen
Nancy Holder – To Pine with Fear and Sorrow
M. R. James – A Ghostly Cry
Peter James – One Extra for Dinner
Mike Jefferies – A Face in the Crowd
Nancy Kilpatrick – Raggedy Ann
Stephen King – Uncle Clayton
Hugh Lamb – Go On, Open Your Eyes…
Terry Lamsley – Moving Houses
John Landis – Inspiration
Stephen Laws – Norfolk Nightmare
Samantha Lee – Not Funny
Barry B. Longyear – The Gray Ghost
H. P. Lovecraft – Witch House
Brian Lumley – The Challenge
Arthur Machen – World of the Senses
Graham Masterton – My Grandfather’s House
Richard Matheson – More Than We Appear To Be
Richard Christian Matheson – Visit to a Psychic Surgeon
Paul J. McAuley – The Fall of the Wires
Anne McCaffrey – Unto the Third Generation
Thomas F. Monteleone – Talkin’ Them Marble Orchard Blues
Mark Morris – A Shadow of Tomorrow
Yvonne Navarro – The House on Chadwell Drive
William F. Nolan – The Floating Table and the Jumping Violet
Edgar Allan Poe – Mesmeric Revelation
Vincent Price – In the Clouds
Alan Rodgers – Clinic-Modern
Nicholas Royle – Magical Thinking
Jay Russell – De Cold, Cold Décolletage
Adam Simon – The Darkness Between the Frames
Guy N. Smith – The Mist People
Michael Marshall Smith – Mr Cat
S. P. Somtow – In the Realm of the Spirits
Brian Stableford – Chacun sa Goule
Laurence Staig – The Spirit of M. R. James
Peter Tremayne – The Family Curse
H. R. Wakefield – The Red Lodge
Lawrence Watt-Evans – My Haunted Home
Cherry Wilder – The Ghost Hunters
Chet Williamson – A Place Where a Head Would Rest
Paul F. Wilson – The Glowing Hand
Douglas E. Winter – Finding My Religion
Gene Wolfe – Kid Sister

A Spectral vision …. The sound of phantom footsteps … An experiment in astral projection ….. A childhood premonition of disaster …. Possession by a voodoo god ….
An Ouija board that predicted death … A body kept alive by force of will ….. A cursed family name …

Such tales as these are more usually associated with horror books and movies. However, these anecdotes are absolutely true! They are ,just a sample of the real-life experiences recounted by some of the world’s most famous frighteners, from such bestselling authors as Stephen King and James Herbert, to actor Vincent Price and director John Landis.

Collected together for the very first time, many or the most successful and well-known exponents, along with rising stars of the horror field, relate their fascinating encounters with the supernatural, revealing how such unique experiences have affected their lives and influenced their works.

Even for the experts, when it comes to Unexplained phenomena, fact can be much more frightening than fiction …

See also Dancing With the Dark thread on Vault Of Evil

Thanks to Nightreader!

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