This is a well known science fiction novel that has been reprinted many times and has been adapted and made into a movie. This story deals with the adventures of a young psychologist in a remote Maine farm house: with the death of a woman and the disappearance of Julian Blair, physicist and inventor. Against a normal enough background, events begin to take on the shape of terror, with a tinge of the unknown. There are hints of things beyond the borderland of the natural, including the strange researches into survival after death by a half-mad electrophysicist. Set against these, the tender love story of Dick and Anne adds an unexpected poignancy and charm. This novel, said The New York Times, when the original edition was first published, "has suspense, ingenuity, some excellent bits of description. More important still, it has an air of plausibility oddly at variance with that chill wind from the regions beyond man's knowledge which Dick and Anne felt blowing about them in the hall of the old house on Setauket Point the night after the inquest, when they woke to such fear as neither of them had ever known." The story was adapted from the novel The Edge of Running Water by William Sloane into an American horror film entitled “The Devil Commands”.
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“William Milligan Sloane III (15 August 1906, Plymouth, Massachusetts – 25 September 1974, New City, New York), also known simply as William Sloane, was an American author of fantasy and science fiction literature, and a publisher. He was the grandson of the historian William Milligan Sloane. “From 1955 until his death Sloane was the director of the Rutgers University Press in New Jersey. Before then, he had spent more than 25 years with several other publishers. He formed his own publishing concern, William Sloane Associates, in 1946.” It is certain that our William Milligan Sloane III is the grandson of William Milligan Sloane, Senior, a famous author of many academic publications (and decidedly not an author of Science Fiction). Here is what Wikipedia has to say about William Milligan Sloane, Senior. “William Milligan Sloane (November 12, 1850– September 12, 1928) was an American educator and historian, born at Richmond, Ohio.
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Book Description Ballantine Books/Del Rey, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1980. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Unmarked & unread first Ballantine Del Rey printing (8/1980) with cover art by Ron DiScenza. Tanning to inside of covers and page edges. Scarce in this condition. Bookseller Inventory # 005633
Book Description Del Rey, 1980. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110345286022
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