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Exploring Dark Short Fiction #6

By Eric J. Guignard & Ramsey Campbell &
Exploring Dark Short Fiction #6 by Eric J. Guignard & Ramsey Campbell &  digital book - Fable

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Hailed by The Oxford Companion to English Literature as "Britain's most respected living horror writer," Ramsey Campbell has authored an astounding body of work for over half a century that embodies the weird, the supernatural, and the subtle, much of which is widely considered classics of dark fiction today. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including being made an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University for outstanding services to literature.


Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to his work, the sixth in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover-or learn more of-the remarkable voice of Ramsey Campbell, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

 

Included within these pages are:

·        Six short stories, one written exclusively for this book

·        Author interview

·        Biography and bibliography

·        Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)

·        ... and more!

 

Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Ramsey Campbell.

 

Table of Contents includes:

 

• Introduction by Eric J. Guignard

• About Ramsey Campbell (A Biography)

• The Place of Revelation

• The Place of Revelation: A Commentary

• The Companion

• The Companion: A Commentary

• The Alternative

• The Alternative: A Commentary

• One Copy Only

• One Copy Only: A Commentary

• Recently Used

• Recently Used: A Commentary

• The Bill

• The Bill: A Commentary

• Why Ramsey Campbell Matters by Michael Arnzen, PhD

• In Conversation with Ramsey Campbell

• My Roots Exhumed: An Essay by Ramsey Campbell

• A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Ramsey Campbell


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“Since arriving on the worldwide horror stage over fifty years ago, https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18253.Ramsey_Campbell has become a pivotal figure of the genre and his literary shadow of influence can be seen in the significant body of authors who have both followed and been inspired by him. In recent years, academic studies of his work have begun to appear and his reputation has spread beyond being known as a simple ‘genre’ writer and in this most recent example, <strong>A Primer to Ramsey Campbell</strong>, six short stories are featured and analysed. This is a very nice gentle introduction to Campbell; avid fans are unlikely to discover that much which is new, but the stories chosen by Eric Guignard are clever selections and illustrate the full range of the strangeness, subtleties, and originality in Campbell’s short fiction, rather than horror of the bloodier type. Simply put, Ramsey Campbell is an absolute master of the short story and to simply label him ‘genre fiction’ is a great injustice and <strong>Exploring Dark Short Fiction #6: A Primer to Ramsey Campbell</strong> illustrates that he is much, much more. You can read Tony's full review at Horror DNA by https://www.horrordna.com/books/exploring-dark-fiction-a-primer-to-ramsey-campbell-book-review .”

About Eric J. Guignard

ERIC J. GUIGNARD is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles, where he also runs the small press, Dark Moon Books. He's twice won the Bram Stoker Award, won the Shirley Jackson Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and International Thriller Writers Award. He has over one hundred stories and non-fiction author credits appearing in publications around the world. As editor, Eric's published multiple fiction anthologies, including his most recent, PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT'S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD and A WORLD OF HORROR, each a showcase of international horror short fiction. His latest books are LAST CASE AT A BAGGAGE AUCTION and the short story collection THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION (Cemetery Dance). Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, dogs, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.

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