Ramsey Campbell


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

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

“One way to avoid what has already been done is to be true to yourself.”
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")”
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It's about time to identify obscure Sword & Sorcery books... one's that are worth hunting down in bookstores and frantic online searches. This may lead to a groupread in the future. Years ago we did this a bunch of us read Cambell's Ryre stories. This is not the time/pace to pimp new books. Please write-in some options and/or vote

 
  14 votes, 34.1%

 
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Oron by David C. Smith Oron by David C. Smith (write-in)
 
  2 votes, 4.9%

The Bane of Kanthos by Alex Dain The Bane of Kanthos (The Chronicles of the Gates, #1) by Alex Dain
 
  1 vote, 2.4%

 
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The Sorcerer's Shadow by David C. Smith (write-in)
 
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Monument by Ian Graham Monument by Ian Graham (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 2.4%

 
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The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison
 
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