Parker, Rosalie (ed.)
Title Strange Tales Volume 111.
Book Condition Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2009.
190578418X / 9781905784189
Seller ID 27118
The strange tale is alive and well and flourishing at the beginning of the twenty-first century. These seventeen brand new stories, representing the very best of contemporary weirdness, range from the mythical terror of Adam Golaski's 'The Great Blind God Passing Through Us', to John Gaskin's assured ghost story, 'Party Talk', in which an elderly lady tells her disturbing tale. Circus folk take in an abandoned girl with unforeseen consequences in Nina Allen's Machenian 'The Lammas Worm,'. In 'Countess Otho', Reggie Oliver's actor protagonist finds success after he inherits the manuscript of an unproduced play: but what is the precise cause, and the price, of his new found fame? The curator of a dream museum has an interesting appointment in Mark Valentine's 'Morpheus House', while in 'Her Father's Daughter', Simon Strantzas thoroughly subverts the familiar horror trope of a young woman seeking help at an isolated farmhouse. Limited to 500 hardcover copies.