Title The Sound Of His Horn And Other Stories (+ 3 extra stories).
Book Condition Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Edition First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Publisher Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2016.
1905784880 / 9781905784882
Seller ID 41140
Fantasy/sf novel: alternate history in which Hitler triumphed, first published in 1951. The first Tartarus Press edition of 1999 reprinted the novel plus the 70-page unpublished fantasy story ''The King Of The Lake''. Now this new edition adds three further stories, ''The Sea-Things'', ''Number Fourteen'' and ''The Sacrifice'' - all three stories (together with ''The King Of The Lake'') had also appeared earlier from Tartarus Press in 2002 as THE SACRIFICE AND OTHER STORIES.
''pseudonym of UK writer John W. Wall (1910-1989), a career diplomat for the UK from 1933 until his retirement in 1966. Most of the short stories assembled in Ringstones, and Other Curious Tales (coll 1951) and The Doll Maker, and Other Tales of the Uncanny (coll 1953) are pure fantasy, but the haunting and nightmarish THE SOUND OF HIS HORN (1952) has often been conscripted to the sf ranks by sf critics, for it is partially set in an alternate world, a Germany 100 years after the Nazis have triumphed. In it's evocation of this timeless ruritanian enclave, however, it is a pure fantasy land, ruled over by a charismatic Master Forester (an avatar of Herne the Hunter), where untermensch dissidents are hunted down for sport; the dark, flamboyant imagery of erotic chastisement is startlingly fetishistic'' (Peter Nicholls & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).