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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. An anthology containing twenty original stories by Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Joe Haldeman, Marc Laidlaw, Roberta Lannes, Steve Rasnic Tem, Les Daniels, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Nicholas Royle, Ray Russell, Whitley Strieber, Robert Bloch, W.H. Pugmire & Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Charles L. Grant, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Christian Matheson, William F. Nolan, Ramsey Campbell, Edward Bryant, and Karl Edward Wagner. SIGNED by FOUR authors at their stories - Peter Straub, Richard Christian Matheson, William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. Introduction by Dennis Etchison. xv, 290 pp. Very near fine in a good dustjacket (small chip, short closed tear and a bit of rubbing to dj, now protected by an archival cover). Bookseller Inventory # 59103

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Title: CUTTING EDGE.

Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986 dj

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This volume collects never-before-published short works of terror, suspense, and supernatural fiction by such authors as Peter Straub, Whitley Strieber, Ramsey Campbell, Ray Bradbury, Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Charles Grant, and several others

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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.
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