Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell 1961-1991 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Sep 1, 2005 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Ramsey Campbell is perhaps the world's most decorated author of horror fiction. He has won four World Fantasy Awards, ten British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and the Horror Writers' Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Three decades into his career, Campbell paused to review his body of short fiction and selected the stories that were, to his mind, the very best of his works. Alone With the Horrors collects nearly forty tales from the first thirty years of Campbell's writing. Included here are "In the Bag," which won the British Fantasy Award, and two World Fantasy Award-winning stories, "The Chimney" and the classic "Mackintosh Willy."

Campbell crowns the book with a length preface which traces his early publication history, discusses his youthful correspondence with August Derleth, illuminates the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on his early work, and gives an account of the creation of each story and the author's personal assessment of the works' flaws and virtues.

In its first publication, a decade ago, Alone With the Horrors won both the Bram Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award. For this new edition, Campbell has added one of his very first published stories, a Lovecraftian classic, "The Tower from Yuggoth." From this early, Cthulhian tale, to later works that showcase Campbell's growing mastery of mood and character, Alone With the Horrors provides readers with a close look at a powerful writer's development of his craft.

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Review: Alone With the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction, 1961-1991

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

I feel somewhat redundant reviewing Ramsey Campbell. The horror field has spoken: he's a genius, especially in his short fiction, and he excels at mixing creeping dread with the mundane. I even knew ... Read full review

Review: Alone With the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction, 1961-1991

User Review  - Martin Mcgoey - Goodreads

This book was one of the longest, most tedious reads I've encountered in quite some time. It was certainly one of the worst collections of short stories I've ever read. Really it's only saving grace ... Read full review

Contents

So Far
11
The Tower from Yuggoth 1961
23
Cold Print 1966
45
The Scar 1967
59
The Interloper 1968
73
The Guy 1968
81
The End of a Summers Day 1968
91
The Man in the Underpass 1973
97
The Show Goes On 1978
251
The Ferries 1978
263
Midnight Hobo 1978
275
The Depths 1978
287
Down There 1978
305
The Fit 1979
317
Hearing Is Believing 1979
329
The Hands 1980
337

The Companion 1973
107
Call First 1974
117
Heading Home 1974
123
In the Bag 1974
127
Baby 1974
137
The Chimney 1975
153
The Brood 1976
169
The Gap 1977
181
The Voice of the Beach 1977
193
Out of Copyright 1977
219
Above the World 1977
227
Mackintosh Willy 1977
237
Again 1980
347
Just Waiting 1983
357
Seeing the World 1983
367
Old Clothes 1983
373
Apples 1984
383
The Other Side 1985
391
Where the Heart Is 1986
403
Boiled Alive 1986
411
Another World 1987
421
End of the Line 1991
433
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About the author (2005)

Ramsey Campbell has won more awards than any other living author of horror or dark fantasy, including four World Fantasy Awards, nine British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and two International Horror Guild Awards. Critically acclaimed both in the US and in England, Campbell is widely regarded as one of the genre's literary lights for both his short fiction and his novels. His classic novels, such as The Face that Must Die, The Doll Who Ate His Mother, and The Influence, set new standards for horror as literature. His collection, Scared Stiff, virtually established the subgenre of erotic horror.

Ramsey Campbell's works have been published in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and several other languages. He has been President of the British Fantasy Society and has edited critically acclaimed anthologies, including Fine Frights. Campbell's best known works in the US are Obsession, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, and Nazareth Hill.

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