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Tartarus Press

Strange Tales Tartarus Press at 30 (edited by) Rosalie Parker

Limited Edition $55.00

Stories by

  • Rebecca Lloyd
  • Mark Valentine
  • Andrew Michael Hurley
  • N.A. Sulway
  • Stephen Volk
  • Inna Effress
  • Ibrahim R. Ineke
  • Eric Stener Carlson
  • Jonathan Preece
  • Tom Heaton
  • J.M. Walsh
  • Angela Slatter
  • John Gaskin
  • D.P. Watt
  • Karen Heuler
  • John Linwood Grant
  • Reggie Oliver
  • Carly Holmes

These eighteen entirely new stories have been brought together to celebrate the thirtieth year of Tartarus Press. Representing the best contemporary writing in the fields of the literary strange, supernatural, fantasy and horror, they range from the wry comic fantasy of Jonathan Preece’s ‘Great Dead American Authors Alive and Living in Cwmbran’, to the atmospheric horror of Andrew Michael Hurley’s ‘Hunger’.

In ‘Grassman’ by Rebecca Lloyd, two sisters come of age during a village ceremony, while in ‘Meiko’ by J.M. Walsh, a mysterious guest upsets the equilibrium of a country house party. Mark Valentine’s ‘Other Things’ documents the romance and strangeness of private lore, while the search for a missing girl leads to a sinister discovery in D.P. Watt’s ‘The Wardian Case’. Dark family secrets are gradually uncovered in Angela Slatter’s ‘The Three Burdens of Nest Wynne’.

Founded in 1990, Tartarus Press has become known for championing both classic and contemporary writers. The stories in this volume sit proudly within that tradition.


  • ‘Tartarus Press at 30’ by Rosalie Parker
  • ‘Grassman’ by Rebecca Lloyd
  • ‘The End of Alpha Street’ by Mark Valentine
  • ‘Hunger’ by Andrew Michael Hurley
  • ‘Tell me, whacher, is it winter?’ by N.A. Sulway
  • ‘The Flickering Light’ by Stephen Volk
  • ‘Nervous System’ by Inna Effress
  • ‘What it Says’ by Ibrahim R. Ineke
  • ‘Monsieur Machine’ by Eric Stener Carlson
  • ‘Great Dead American Authors Alive and Living, in Cwmbran’ by Jonathan Preece
  • ‘The Women’ by Tom Heaton
  • ‘Meiko’ by J.M. Walsh
  • ‘The Three Burdens of Nest Wynne’ by Angela Slatter
  • ‘The Gathering’ by John Gaskin
  • ‘The Wardian Case’ by D.P. Watt
  • ‘The Afterlife of Books’ by Karen Heuler
  • ‘These Pale and Fragile Shells’ by John Linwood Grant
  • ‘Collectable’ by Reggie Oliver
  • ‘Flood’ by Carly Holmes

All copies are signed by Rosalie Parker and Ray Russell


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