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CUTTING EDGE.

Etchison, Dennis. (Ed.)

ISBN 10: 0385234309 / ISBN 13: 9780385234306
Published by DOUBLEDAY. NY 1986, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by editor Dennis Etchison on the title page, and by contributors: Clive Barker, William F. Nolan, Roberta Lannes, & Joe Haldeman at the places in the text where their stories appear. Fine in a fine dj.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 14069

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Title: CUTTING EDGE.

Publisher: DOUBLEDAY. NY 1986

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First 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

From Publishers 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.
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