COVER ART Francois Vallaincourt
INTRODUCTION Nina Allan
Original Stories Inspired by Dark Fiction’s Contemporary Trailblazers:
Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, Daphne du Maurier, Robert McCammon & Peter Straub.
James Cooper, one of Britain’s finest exponents of contemporary dark fiction, invites you to reflect upon the work of some of the world’s most distinguished authors.
In this masterful new collection, you will discover a range of extraordinary stories, each of which will hack into your heart and make you bleed, leaving its mark—a scar, if you will—a smooth reminder of how deeply we are all drawn to horror’s edge . . . Prefaced with insightful introductory essays, this fascinating new collection resonates with familiar narratives, blurring the lines and triggering an exquisite synthesis of the imagination.
So immerse yourself in the art of superior storytelling with a book that shines a light on the mechanics of genre fiction, exploring in the process how the very best in the business produce tales that are memorable, always inventive and utterly original.
Includes bonus material amounting to nearly 20,000 additional words, in the form of an original novella.
Limited to 100 signed and numbered copies