As one of the “dark young” of Mr Campbell, I jumped at the opportunity to write a story for this collection and then suffered a quandary, as to whether I could do justice to a story in the spirit of Ramsey Campbell: to my two amber eyes, bisected by horizontal pupils, one of the greatest practitioners of horror and the weird in the entire contemporary field, and in the history of the field too. But I polished my hooves, had a go and my curious story made the final cut.
It’s sometimes difficult to read every anthology that I’m lucky enough to have a story included within, but when I look at that contents page I genuinely can’t wait to read this.
The publisher’s details are listed below:
AN ANTHOLOGY edited by Scott David Aniolowski & Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
PUBLICATION DATE September 2017
COVER ART J. K. Potter
INTRODUCTION Scott David Aniolowski
About the Book
Welcome to DARKER COMPANIONS, a celebration of Ramsey Campbell.
The year 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ramsey Campbell’s first fiction collection, THE INHABITANT OF THE LAKE AND LESS WELCOME TENANTS. The Arkham House book, published in 1964 when he was just 18, was actually his second appearance at Arkham House, the first being in 1962’s August Derleth-edited anthology DARK MIND, DARK HEART, his first professional sale as an author. To commemorate the impressive event, I thought it only fitting to assemble an anthology of stories in tribute to Ramsey, written by some of his many fans and friends currently working in the field of the weird.
Here’s the line-up in all of its perverse pleasure:
Introduction: Hymns from the Church in High Street by Scott David Aniolowski
Holoow by Michael Wehunt
The Long Fade into Evening by Steve Rasnic Tem
Asking Price by S.P. Miskowski
Author! Author? by John Llewellyn Probert
Meriwether by Michael Griffin
The Entertainment Arrives by Alison Littlewood
Premeditation by Marc Laidlaw
A Perfect Replica by Damien Angelica Walters
There, There by Gary McMahon
We Pass from View by Matthew M. Bartlett
Meeting the Master by Gary Fry
Saints in Gold by Kristi DeMeester
This Last Night in Sodom by Cody Goodfellow
The Whither by Kaaron Warren
Uncanny Valley by Jeffrey Thomas
The Dublin Horror by Lynda E. Rucker
The Sixth Floor by Thana Niveau
The Carcass of the Lion by Christopher Slatsky
The Granfalloon by Orrin Grey
Little Black Lamb by Adam L G Nevill