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POST MORTEM: NEW TALES OF GHOSTLY HORROR

Olson, Paul F, and David B. Silva., editors

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ISBN 10: 0312026315 / ISBN 13: 9780312026318
Published by St. Martin's., NY:, 1989
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Collection of 17 original stories by Ramsey Campbell, Charles de Lint, Robert R. McCammon and others plus an afterword by Dean R. Koontz. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 12919

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Title: POST MORTEM: NEW TALES OF GHOSTLY HORROR

Publisher: St. Martin's., NY:

Publication Date: 1989

Edition: 1st edition

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The ghost story, as the afterword by Dean R. Koontz points out, has a long and honorable history and speaks to deep psychic needs. The 17 tales in this excellent collection, edited by two men who separately publish semi-professional magazines of horror fiction, are well-written and eerie. Among the best: "Blanca" by Thomas Tessier, a terrifying account of a traveler's sojourn in a brutal, unforgiving police state; Gary Brandner's "Mark of the Loser," a haunted house story in which the naive protagonist meets an undeserved but not totally unexpected fate; "The Brush of Soft Wings" by Melissa Mia Hall, reminiscent of Truman Capote's "Miriam," but gentler--death as a capricious but good-hearted little girl who comes to live with a lonely old woman; Robert McCammon's "Haunted World," which begins as a humorous anecdote and inexorably segues into a tale of horror; and Ramsey Campbell's loving, chilling tribute to the works of the great M. R. James, "The Guide."
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