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Lost on the Darkside
John Pelan
045146043X
Sept 2005
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Book Description
This fourth collection in the acclaimed series features 15 original horror stories by David Silva, Michael Reaves, Ramsey Campbell, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, John Pelan, Joseph Ezzo, Mark Samuels, David Wilson, Michael Laimo, Tony Richards, Joe Nassise, Paul Melniczek, Maria Alexander, Gerard Houarner, and Jeffrey Thomas.


A Walk on the Darkside
John Pelan
0451459938
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Locus
Pelan owns an increasingly sure grasp of the dynamics of putting together a worthy original anthology.

Book Description
Take a walk on the dark side

21 all-new horror stories from Caitlín R. Kiernan, Brian Hodge, Tim Lebbon and more


Fearful Rock and Other Precarious Locales: The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman, Volume 3
Manly Wade Wellman
1892389215
December 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this third volume of a projected five-book selection of the fantastic fiction of versatile Weird Tales veteran Wellman (d. 1986), the collected adventures of two series characters provide sterling examples of the craft of the author, who as a raconteur could elevate the pulp horror thriller to an uncommon level of sophistication. The title story, one of three to feature Sergeant Jaeger, an ex-Union soldier turned minister, is an eerie tale of an occult horror that takes root in the wilderness along the Missouri-Arkansas border at the height of the Civil War. Built solidly from elements of the Southern Gothic, regional folklore, classic supernatural fiction and the grim history of Quantrill's Raiders, it and companion novella "Coven" blend spooky atmospherics surprisingly well with two-fisted heroics that keep...


The Children of Cthulhu
John Pelan
0345441087
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
While H.P. Lovecraft himself encouraged other authors to expand his horrific universe with stories of their own, the Cthulhu mythos has spawned so many slavish imitators that it tends not to seem so scary these days. Editors John Pelan and Benjamin Adams seek to remedy that with The Children of Cthulhu, an anthology of 21 stories by modern macabre masters. Contributors were asked to avoid trotting out old Lovecraftian clichés and instead to write stories that bring the true horror of Cthulhu right into the modern world. The results are mostly terrific. Offerings from Poppy Z. Brite ("Are You Loathsome Tonight?"), Caitlín R. Kiernan ("Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea"), China Miéville ("Details"), and L.H. Maynard and M.P.N. Sims ("A Victorian Pot Dresser") are the best of the bunch. Many of the stories are...


Shadows Over Baker Street
Michael Reaves
0345452739
Mar 2005
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Book Description
Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous literary figures of all time. For more than a hundred years, his adventures have stood as imperishable monuments to the ability of human reason to penetrate every mystery, solve every puzzle, and punish every crime.

For nearly as long, the macabre tales of H. P. Lovecraft have haunted readers with their nightmarish glimpses into realms of cosmic chaos and undying evil. But what would happen if Conan Doyle’s peerless detective and his allies were to find themselves faced with mysteries whose solutions lay not only beyond the grasp of logic, but of sanity itself.

In this collection of all-new, all-original tales, twenty of today’s most cutting edge writers provide their answers to that burning...


Alone on the Darkside
John Pelan
0451461053
Sept 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Sixteen original tales of terror from Lucy Taylor, Brian Hodge, d.g.k. Goldberg, Michael Kelly, Gerard Houarner, Mark Samuels, and ten other talented storytellers in the latest collection of the continuing horror series.


Off the Sand Road
Russell Kirk
1553100433
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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What Shadows We Pursue
Russell Kirk
1553100514
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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The Devil is not Mocked: And Other Warnings "The Selected Stories of manly Wade Wellman', Vol. 2
Manly Wade Wellman
189238910X
February 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Wellman's work will be remembered, and should be preserved because it combines the dark gothic tradition of the American pulps with a detailed snapshot of regional history and culture. This mixture is shown through the lens of the American modernist tradition, revealing something that is larger than the sum of its parts. Volume two of a five volume set collecting all of Wellman's Appalachian fantasy stories. Contents: * The Devil is Not Mocked * The Pineys * Hundred Years Gone * Where the Woodbine Twineth * Keep Me Away * Come into My Parlor * Yare * Chorazin * The Petey Car * Along About Sundown * What of the Night * Rock, Rock * Lamia * Caretaker * The Ghastly Priest Doth Reign * Goodman's Place * Frogfather * Dhoh * Warrior in Darkness ...


Century's Best Horror Fiction
John Pelan
1587670801
June 2006
Hardcover
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Goon
Edward Lee
1892950626
March 2003
Hardcover
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Wayne Edwards, CEMETERY DANCE
"This novel.."enthusiastic" and "vibrant", but that others might call, well, sick... You have been alerted."

Marlene Leach, FUNERAL PARTY
"..Goon ... From the moment I picked it up, I could not put it down. For hard-core horror fans only."

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Goon: Micah Hayes Illustrated Edition
Edward Lee
1892950634
September 2005
Paperback
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Wayne Edwards, CEMETERY DANCE
"This novel.."enthusiastic" and "vibrant", but that others might call, well, sick... You have been alerted." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Marlene Leach, FUNERAL PARTY
"..Goon ... From the moment I picked it up, I could not put it down. For hard-core horror fans only." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Colour Out of Darkness
John Pelan
1587671131
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Replete with explicit sex and gore, Pelan's undistinguished Lovecraft pastiche lacks the subtle suggestiveness that was the hallmark of Lovecraft's best work. Once again, an alien tentacled monstrosity is attempting to take over the world, employing a cadre of followers to spread an infection that would convert all of humanity into his servants. Pelan interweaves his account of the spread of the contagion in Seattle with brief interludes that portray many of history's greatest monsters as prey of the Great Old Ones. Those seeking a scary grafting of Lovecraft's themes onto the modern world would be happier reading Robert Bloch's Strange Eons. Pelan is the editor with Michael Reaves of Shadows over Baker Street, a story anthology that mixes Sherlockian mystery with Lovecraftian horror. (Mar.) Copyright © Reed...


Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique
John Pelan
0966566246
August 1999
Hardcover
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Baryon, December 1999
"...outstanding in every respect...some of the best writing I have seen in a while."

Science Fiction Chronicle
"There's not a bad story in the lot, and several very good ones."

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Shifters
Edward Lee
1889186554
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Sciftan: a proper noun of ultimately unknown origin, taking from the Old Frisian alt. transitive: sciff: to mutate, and tannin: one who. Modern English translation:

Shifter

Richard Locke is a poet. He hasn't written much since Clare, the woman he was going to propose to, told him she wasn't in love with him anymore.

Captain Jack Cordesman is investigating a series of murders in which the victims appear to have been partially eaten. So far the only evidence linking these murders are the red, female hairs found at the crime scenes and a bar napkin with one of Locke's poems scribbled on it.

With a rundown mansion, priceless automobiles, and guest houses filled with brutalities the likes of which you'll never forget, Shifters is full of fun time gore…and monsters.

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