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Exploring Dark Short Fiction #6: A Primer to Ramsey Campbell

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Hailed by The Oxford Companion to English Literature as “Britain's most respected living horror writer,” Ramsey Campbell has authored an astounding body of work for over half a century that embodies the weird, the supernatural, and the subtle, much of which is widely considered classics of dark fiction today. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including being made an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University for outstanding services to literature.

Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to his work, the sixth in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover—or learn more of—the remarkable voice of Ramsey Campbell, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

Included within these pages are:

  • Six short stories, one written exclusively for this book
  • Author interview
  • Complete bibliography
  • Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)
  • . . . and more!

Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Ramsey Campbell.

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Available in hardback
ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-16-6

Available in trade paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-13-5

Available in e-book
ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-31-9

to be published spring, 2021

 

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PRAISE
                                                                 
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CONTENTS INCLUDE:
     
 

• Introduction by Eric J. Guignard
• Fiction Stories by Ramsey Campbell
   o   The Place of Revelation
   o   One Copy Only
   o   The Companion
   o   Recently Used
   o   The Alternative
   o   The Bill

 

• About Ramsey Campbell (A Biography)
• Essay: Why Ramsey Campbell Matters
• In Conversation with Ramsey Campbell
• My Roots Exhumed: An Essay by Ramsey Campbell
• A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Ramsey Campbell
• Academic Commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD
• Illustrations by Michelle Prebich

 
     
ABOUT RAMSEY CAMPBELL
 

Jeffrey Ford

Author, Ramsey Campbell

 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association, the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015 he was made an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University for outstanding services to literature. Among his novels are The Face That Must Die, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, The Count of Eleven, Silent Children, The Darkest Part of the Woods, The Overnight, Secret Story, The Grin of the Dark, Thieving Fear, Creatures of the Pool, The Seven Days of Cain, Ghosts Know, The Kind Folk, Think Yourself Lucky, Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach, The Wise Friend and Somebody’s Voice. He recently brought out his Brichester Mythos trilogy, consisting of The Searching Dead, Born to the Dark and The Way of the Worm. Needing Ghosts, The Last Revelation of Gla’aki, The Pretence, The Booking and The Enigma of the Flat Policeman are novellas.His collections include Waking Nightmares, Alone with the Horrors, Ghosts and Grisly Things, Told by the Dead, Just Behind You, Holes for Faces, By the Light of My Skull and a two-volume retrospective roundup (Phantasmagorical Stories). His non-fiction is collected as Ramsey Campbell, Probably and Ramsey’s Rambles (video reviews), and he is working on a book-length study of the Three Stooges, Six Stooges and Counting. Limericks of the Alarming and Phantasmal is a history of horror fiction in the form of fifty limericks. His novels The Nameless, Pact of the Fathers and The Influence have been filmed in Spain, where a television series based on The Nameless is in development. He is the President of the Society of Fantastic Films.

Ramsey Campbell lives on Merseyside with his wife Jenny. His pleasures include classical music, good food and wine, and whatever’s in that pipe. His web site is at: www.ramseycampbell.com.

Ramsey's bibliography (through March, 2020) is listed here: A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Ramsey Campbell.

   
     
 
 
     
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