Title Our Lady Of Darkness.
Book Condition Page edges browning, bottom spine edge a little soft, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for light edge wear at several places.
Edition First British edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Millington: London. 1978.
0860000893 / 9780860000891
Seller ID 15356
Supernatural novel set in San Francisco. Winner of the 1978 World Fantasy Award for best novel. In Cawthorn & Moorcock, Fantasy: the 100 Best Books (#94). In Pringle, Modern Fantasy: the 100 Best Novels (#66). Very uncommon UK hardcover.
'' a smoothly underplayed urban fantasy with echoes of H.P. Lovecraft (including a new addition to the Necronomicon library, the prophetic work Megalopolisomancy), has elements of autobiography and of ironic allegory - when the irrational monster finally takes form, it is composed of shredded paper from the books to which the protagonist has given too much of his life, and is dispersed by reciting rationalist names of power including those of Pythagoras, Newton and Einstein'' (David Langford/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).