Ramsey Campbell





Ramsey Campbell

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in Liverpool, England, The United Kingdom
January 04, 1946

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John Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. T. E. D. Klein has written that "Campbell reigns supreme in the field today," while S. T. Joshi has said that "future generations will regard him as the leading horror writer of our generation, every bit the equal of Lovecraft or Blackwood."


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“One way to avoid what has already been done is to be true to yourself.”
Ramsey Campbell

“Tradition is a pretty poor excuse for perpetrating stereotypes.”
Ramsey Campbell

“Leaves that rustled, twigs that scraped and rattled. But the thin shapes weren't falling, they were scurrying head first down the tree-trunks at a speed that seemed to leave time behind. Some of them had no shape they could have lived with, and some might never have had any skin. She saw their shriveled eyes glimmer eagerly and their toothless mouths gape with an identical infantile hunger. Their combined weight bowed the lowest branches while they extended arms like withered sticks to snatch the child. ("With The Angels")”
Ramsey Campbell, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22

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