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Posts Tagged ‘Ramsey Campbell’

Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England

Posted by demonik on October 23, 2019

Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England (Telos, 2019)


Neil Williams

Jason Gould – Normal Bones
The Lost Lads of Rivington
Cate Gardner – The Mute Swan
The Resurrection Men
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Factory Rook
Night Fall’s Over Pendle
John Travis – Tight Straws and Wire Mesh
The Lancashire Boggarts
Edward Pearce – A Weekend Break
Lord Combermere’s Ghost
David A. Riley – Writer’s Cramp
Screaming Skulls
Christopher Harman – Wet Jenny
Land of Monsters
Stephen Gallagher – The Drain
Chingle Hell
Peter Bell – Only Sleeping
Of Gods and Ghosts
Sam Stone – Peeling the Layers
The Borgias of the Slums
Ramsey Campbell – Root Cause
The Horror at the Gatehouse
Anna Taborska – Formby Point
Hill of Mysteries
Simon Bestwick – Below
The Vengeance of Bannister Doll
Solomon Strange – Old Huey
A Vision of His Own Destruction
Paul Finch – The Upper Tier

Blurb:

England’s majestic Northwest, land of rain-washed skies, dark forests and brooding, windswept hills. Famous too for its industrial blight and brutal persecutions; a realm where skulls scream and witches wail, gallows creak and grave-robbers prowl the long, black nights …

The hideous scarecrows of Lune
The heathen rite at Knowsley
The revenge killings in Preston
The elegant ghost of Combermere
The berserk boggart of Moston
The malformed brute on Mann
The walking dead at Haigh Hall

And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Gallagher, Sam Stone, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cate Gardner and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Mike Ashley [ed.] – The Platform Edge

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2019

Mike Ashley [ed.] – The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways (British Library, 2019)

Enrique Bernardou

Mike Ashley – Introduction

Departures in the Light:

Victor L. Whitechurch – The Strange Story of Engine Number 651
Zoe Dana Underhill – The Conductor’s Story
Anonymous – A Desperate Run
W. G. Kelly – A Smoking Ghost
L. G. Moberby – A Strange Night
Huan Mee – The Tragedy in the Train
Mary Louisa Molesworth – The Man with the Cough
Perceval Landon – Tailhead
Edgar Wallace – The Barford Snake
Dinah Castle – A Ghost on the Train

Approaches in the Dark:

Rosemary Timperley – The Underground People
T. G. Jackson – A Romance of the Piccadilly Tube
E. F. Benson – In The Tube
A. J. Deutsch – A Subway Named Möbius
Michael Vincent – The Last Train
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Underground

Return to the Light?

F. Scott Fitzgerald – A Short Trip Home
Ramsey Campbell – The Companion

Blurb:
The Platform Edge is a collection of the greatest stories of strange happenings on the tracks.
In this express service into the unknown, passengers join the jostling of the daily commute, a subway car disappears into another dimension without a trace, while a tragic derailment on a lonely hillside in the Alps torments the locals with its nightly repetition.
From the open railways of Europe and America to the pressing dark of the London Underground, The Platform Edge is the perfect travelling companion for unforgettable journeys into the supernatural.

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Conrad Williams (ed.) – Dead Letters

Posted by demonik on June 27, 2018

Conrad Williams (ed.) – Dead Letters: An Anthology Of the Undelivered, the Missing, the Returned (Titan, 2016)

Design by Julia Lloyd

Conrad Williams – Introduction

Steven Hall – The Green Letter
Michael Marshall Smith – Over to You
Joanne Harris – In Memoriam
Alison Moore – Ausland
Christopher Fowler – Wonders to Come
Pat Cadigan – Cancer Dancer
Ramsey Campbell – The Wrong Game
Claire Dean – Is—and
Andrew Lane – Buyer’s Remorse
Muriel Gray – Gone Away
Nina Allan – Astray
Adam LG Nevill – The Days of Our Lives
Lisa Tuttle – The Hungry Hotel
Nicholas Royle – London
Angela Slatter – Change Management
Maria Dahvana Headley & China Miéville – Ledge Bants
Kirsten Kaschock – And We, Spectators Always, Everywhere

Blurb:
The Dead Letters Office: the final repository of the undelivered. Love missives unread, gifts never received, lost in postal limbo. Dead Letters: An Anthology features new stories from the masters of horror, fantasy and science fiction, each inspired by an object from the Dead Letters Office.

 

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Horrorology: The Lexicon Of Fear

Posted by demonik on December 5, 2015

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Horrorology: The Lexicon Of Fear (Jo Fletcher, 2015)

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Clive Barker

Stephen Jones – Introduction: The Library Of The Damned

Robert Shearman – Accursed
Clive Barker – Afraid
Michael Marshall Smith – Afterlife
Pat Cadigan – Chilling
Mark Samuels – Decay
Joanne Harris – Faceless
Muriel Gray – Forgotten
Kim Newman – Guignol
Ramsey Campbell – Nightmare
Reggie Oliver – Possessions
Angela Slatter – Ripper
Lisa Tuttle – Vastation

Epilogue
Blurb:
In the Library of the Damned, hidden away amongst that vast depository of ancient wisdom, there exists a certain bookcase where the most decadent, the most blasphemous of tomes sit upon a dusty shelf. And amongst those titles that should never be named, there is one volume that is he most terrible, the most hideous of them all. That book is the very Lexicon of Fear itself. But, long ago, some of its pages were ripped from the binding and spirited away by a lowly student of the ancient science of Horrorology, determined that one day the secrets contained therein would be shared with the world. And now that day has come. These are the words that comprise the very language of horror itself, and the tales they tell are not for the fainthearted. But be warned: once you have read them, there is no turning back. Soon, you too will know the true meanings of fear . . .

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Fearie Tales

Posted by demonik on October 21, 2015

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome (Jo Fletcher, 2014: originally P.S., 2013)

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Illustration: Alan Lee
Stephen Jones – Introduction: Don’t Scare The Children
The Wilful Child
Ramsey Campbell – Find My Name
The Singing Bone
Neil Gaiman – Down To A Sunless Sea
Rapunzel
Tanith Lee – Open Your Window, Golden Hair
The Hare’s Bride
Garth Nix – Crossing The Line
Hansel And Gretel
Robert Shearman – Peckish
The Three Little Men In The Wood
Michael Marshall Smith – Look Inside
The Story Of A Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was
Markus Heitz – Fraulein Fearnot
Cinderella
Christopher Fowler – The Ash-Boy
The Elves #1
Brian Lumley – The Changeling
The Nixie Of The Mill-Pond
Reggie Oliver – The Silken Drum
The Robber Bridegroom
Angela Slatter – By The Weeping Gate
Frau Trude
Brian Hodge – Anything To Me Is Sweeter, Than To Cross Shock-Headed Peter
The Elves #2
Peter Crowther – The Artemis Line
The Old Woman In The Wood
Joanne Harris – The Silken People
Rumpelstiltskin
John Ajvide Lindqvist – Come Unto Me
The Shroud

Blurb:
In 1884 Margaret Hunt’s translation of the Brothers Grimm’s Kinder- und Hausmärchen was published as Grimm’s Household Tales—and since that day those stories have inspired writers, artists, poets, songwriters, playwrights and movie-makers the world over. Now, following in the grand tradition of the Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm, some of today’s finest fantasy and horror writers have created their own brand-new fairy tales-but with a decidedly darker twist. Fearie Tales is a fantastical mix of spellbinding retellings of classic stories such as ‘Cinderella’, ‘Rapunzel’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, amongst others, along with unsettling tales inspired by other childhood classics, all interspersed with the sources of their inspiration: the timeless stories first collected by the Brothers Grimm. These modern masterpieces of the macabre by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Ramsey Campbell, Joanne Harris, Markus Heitz, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith and many others, are illuminated by Oscar-winning artist Alan Lee, who has also provided the magnificent cover painting. But be warned: this stunning volume of frightening fables is definitely not suitable for children!

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Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton – Darker Terrors

Posted by demonik on October 16, 2015

Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton (eds.) – Darker Terrors: A Best of Dark Terrors (Spectral Press, October, 2015)

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Les Edwards

Foreword – Stephen Jones

Michael Marshall Smith – More Tomorrow
Karl Edward Wagner – I’ve Come to Talk with You Again
Brian Lumley – A Really Game Boy
Caitlin R. Kiernan – To This Water
Harlan Ellison – The Museum on Cyclops Avenue
Ray Bradbury – Free Dirt
Poppy Z. Brite – Self Made Man
Neil Gaiman – The Wedding Present
Stephen Baxter – Family History
Dennis Etchison – Inside the Cackle Factory
Lisa Tuttle – My Pathology
Christopher Fowler – At Home in the Pubs of Old London
Richard Christian Matheson – Barking Sands
Gwyneth Jones – Destroyer of Worlds
Ramsey Campbell – The Retrospective
Glen Hirshberg – The Two Sams
Don Tumasonis – The Prospect Cards

Afterword – David A. Sutton
Appendix: Index to Dark Terrors

 

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Beth K. Lewis (ed.) – The New Gothic

Posted by demonik on January 20, 2015

Beth K. Lewis (ed.) – The New Gothic  (Stone Skin Press, 2013)

newgothicCover: Jason Morningstar

Beth K. Lewis – Introduction

Jesse Bullington & S. J. Chambers – Dive In Me
Fi Michell – The Debt Collector
Laura Ellen Joyce – The Death Bell
Richard Dansky – A Meeting In The Devil’s House
Steve Dempsey – No Substitute
Ramsey Campbell – Reading The Signs
Dmetri Kakmi – The Boy By The Gate
Sean Logan – Viola’s Second Husband
Mason Wild – The Devil In A Hole
Damien Kelly – The Whipping Boy
Phil Reeves – The Vault of Artemas Smith
Ed Martin – The Fall Of The Old Faith

Biographies

Blurb:
The Gothic is the most enduring.literary tradition in history, but in recent years friendly ghosts and vegetarian vampires threaten its foundations. The New Gothic is a collection of short stories which revisits the core archetypes of the Gothic – the rambling, secret-filled building, the stranger seeking answers, the black-hearted tyrant – and reminds us not to embrace, but to fear the darkness.

A dozen tales of terror fill this anthology including an original, never-before-seen story from the godfather of modem horror, Ramsey Campbell.

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Vault Advent Calendar #5: A Tribute to Michel Parry

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2014

Starts today over on our forum

A tribute to Michel

A tribute to Michel

We still have a few vacant slots so, should you wish to contribute, you can email dem at  whitechapelgothicAtgmail.com. ASAP! Please name message ‘Vault Advent Calendar’ or similar so as not to confuse my spam filter. Remember – it’s short proper horror supernatural fiction we’re after, not 2 million page novels.

Oh yeah. Seasons greetings and all that
bloody kisses
dem/ gloomy, etc.

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Best New Horror 25

Posted by demonik on November 5, 2014

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Best New Horror 25   (Robinson, October 2014)

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Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Horror In 2013

Kim Newman – Who Dares Wins: Anno Dracula 1980
Neil Gaiman – Click-Clack The Rattlebag
Nicholas Royle – Dead End
Daniel Mills – Isaac’s Room
Angela Slatter – The Burning Circus
Ramsey Campbell – Holes For Faces
Joel Lane – By Night He Could Not See
Reggie Oliver – Come Into My Parlour
Michael Chislett – The Middle Park
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Into The Water
Lynda E. Rucker – The Burned House
Lavie Tidhar – What do we Talk About When We Talk About Z—
Halli Villegas – Fishfly Season
Tanith Lee – Doll Re Mi
Clive Barker – A Night’s Work
Robert Shearman – The Sixteenth Step
Simon Strantzas – Stemming The Tide
Michael Marshall Smith – The Gist
Thana Niveau – Guinea Pig Girl
Kim Newman – Miss Baltimore Crabs: Anno Dracula 1990
Stephen Volk – Whitstable
Blurb:
The World’s Leading Annual Showcase of Horror and Dark Suspense Celebrates 25 Years. For a quarter of a century, this multiple award-winning annual selection has showcased some of the very best, and most disturbing, short stories and novellas of horror and the supernatural. As always, this landmark volume features superior fiction from such masters of the genre and newcomers in contemporary horror. With an in-depth Introduction covering the year in horror, a fascinating Necrology and a unique contact directory, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world’s leading anthology dedicated solely to presenting the very best in modern horror.

 

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Stephen Jones (creator) – Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

Posted by demonik on September 10, 2014

It’s approaching ….

Stephen Jones (creator) – Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame  (Robinson, Oct. 2014)

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Cover: Joe Roberts

Ramsey Campbell – Ramsey’s Ruminations : Moreby In The Media
Stephen Baxter – 1897-1946: Todt Chemie-AG
Jo Fletcher – Our World In Their Hands
Jo Fletcher – Lost Boys
Stephen Baxter – 2005: Obituary Of Barry pound
Stephen Baxter – 1849: Joseph Bonomi #1: The Mourning Rings
Stephen Baxter – 1878: Joseph Bonomi 2: The Return Of Mobius
Jo Fletcher – The World’s Great Mysteries!
Gary McMahon – Bits And Pieces
Michael Marshall Smith – Wethaz
Brian Hodge – Lady Cecilia
Stephen Baxter – 1504: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Testament Of Giovanni
Michael Marshall Smith – Downcount
Stephen Baxter – Tom Lehrer and Morbius
Lou Morgan – Diary Entry #4
Stephen Baxter – Sympathy For The Deathless
Michael Marshall Smith – Endnotes
Paul Kane – He Is Legend
Stephen Baxter – The Two Morebys
Stephen Baxter – 1851: Herman Melville
Brian Hodge – The Return Of The Seven
Nancy Kilpatrick – Family
John Llewellyn Probert – The Three Messiahs
Alison Littlewood – Zombie VS. Zombi
Peter Crowther – Dead Inside
Angela Slatter – Red Dust, White Earth
Paul McAuley – The Return Of The Kings
Peter Atkins – Z.O.A.
Michael Marshall Smith – Appetite
Pat Cadigan – Rocky III
Thana Niveau – Vile Earth, To Earth Resign
Peter Crowther – An Interwiew With Bernie Maughmstein
Conrad Williams – Horizon Deep
Lisa Morton – Kevin Needs To Talk About Us
Stephen Baxter – The Three Morebys
Michael Marshall Smith – Things Future
Stephen Jones – Last Rites
Kim Newman – Zombie Apocalypse! Title Song

Blurb:
IS THIS THE END . . . OR JUST THE BEGINNING? Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change. With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through interconnected emails, articles, reports, diaries and eyewitness accounts, as past and future hang in the balance. In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby’s plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever . . .

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