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1986 Hardcover 1st Edition, 1st Printing New in New jacket Signed by Author 290 pages with attractive dj art by Linda Fennimore. Authors and titles of some of the original ... stories listed above (this in an original anthology of horror stories). SIGNED by contributors Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Joe Haldeman (NOT inscribed to anybody) on the title pages of their stories. SIGNED and inscribed by Mr. Etchison on the title page. SIGNED and inscribed by Ed Bryant and Jessica Amanda Salmonsen on the title pages of their stories. New, unread copy: I bought it new in 1986. never read it, stored it carefully over the years, only took it out to have the authors sign it. Other than a little bit of glue staining in the gutters of the endpapers (production flaw) the book is perfect. The dj got a little bumped at head/heel of spine when I was hauling it around to different conventions. Otherwise it's as new, also, with NO tears/chips. NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder, dj NOT price-clipped ("$16.95"). Fine Read more Show Less

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This ambitious volume of horror storiesin the words of the publisher ``an anthology that explores new directions in speculative literature''is marred by several pretentious or deliberately cryptic entries; there are, however, many that are excellent. The book does not break new ground, despite its aspirations, but it's well worth a look. Among the best stories: Peter Straub's ``Blue Rose,'' about a disturbed youth whose violence finds its inevitable expression in the insanity of Vietnam; Joe Haldeman's account of another Viet vet, ``The Monster,'' whose ability to adopt different personalities gets out of control in a spectacular manner; George Clayton Johnson's ``The Man with a Hoe,'' a tale of the worm turning, with a vengeance; Ramsey Campbell's almost unbearably claustrophobic chiller of a traveling book salesman who wanders into a particularly loathsome Hell; Charles L. Grant's ``Out There,'' which tells of a man who has drawn the web of his life so tightly it cuts him when he tries to break free; and Clive Barker's horror-detective story, ``Lost Souls,'' an unusually restrained tale for this author. Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, Doubleday Book Club and Science Book Club alternates. (October 17)
Library Journal
In reaction to the morbid direction horror fiction and films have taken recently, sf and fantasy writer Etchison has compiled a remarkable collection of horror and fantasy stories for the 1980s. The list of contributors is formidable: Peter Straub, Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and others. The focus is not on possessed children, demonic mass murderers, or terrors from beyond the grave, but instead on the breakdown of the mind or soul, the darker side of sexuality, and other internal horrors. The stories range from the traditional to the avant-garde; some are sexually explicit; all are noteworthy. An exciting and satisfying collection that could well mark a turning point for the genre, this is recommended for all contemporary fiction collections. Alternate selection of the Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and Science Fiction Book Club. Eric W. Johnson, Univ. of Bridgeport Lib., Ct. De Vries, Peter. Peckham's Marbles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385234306
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/1986
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 312

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