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Spectral terrors abound, and monsters who might live next door or in our own heads. We learn why we should never play cards with strangers, and the perils of attending press shows of films. We glimpse a book that may render all others redundant, and encounter another that is too full of ghosts. A roadside mirror contains more than a reflection, and a bedroom mirror shows w ...more
Hardcover, signed limited to 500 numbered copies, 359 pages
Published June 30th 2003 by PS Publishing (first published June 2003)
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Karl
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This hardcover is copy 28 of 500 trade editions produced and is signed by Ramsey Campbell. Note: a slipcased edition was also produced.

A foreword by Poppy Z. Brite and an afterword by the author. It won the 2004 British Fantasy Award for best collection.

Contents:

Forward by Poppy Z. Brite
"Return Journey" (2000)
"Twice by Fire" (1998)
"Agatha's Ghost" (1999)
"Little Ones" (1999)
"The Last Hand" (1975)
"Facing It" (1995)
"Never to be Heard" (1998)
"The Previous Tenant" (1975)
"Becoming Visible" (1999)
"No E
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Mandy
Feb 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great collection of Ramsey's short fiction, and such a shame it isn't more widely available. There are a number of exciting rarities here for Campbell fans, but after indulging in 'Inconsequential Tales' (which really is only for the dedicated fan - there's a reason these stories haven't been snapped up for reprint after reprint) I have to say this isn't a fan-only collection of obscurities. This is good horror.
Murray Ewing
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ghostly, horror
A collection from 2003, bringing together tales from as far back as 1975 (though most are close to 2000). Shows some of the variety of Ramsey Campbell’s short story output, from surreal, almost Aickmanesque horror in ‘The Last Hand’, to science fiction horror in ‘Slow’. There’s a millennial feel to several of the tales, which are set in near futures on the brink of social collapse (‘No Story In It’ — a very bleak tale of an ageing writer’s failing career, for instance), sometimes with a rising m ...more
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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."