COLLECTION edited by Rosalie Parker
PUBLICATION Tartarus Press
Jacketed Hard Cover [£35]
Christopher Harman, Rhys Hughes, Rebecca Lloyd, John Howard, A.J .McIntosh, V.H. Leslie, Andrew Apter, Angela Slatter, Matt Leyshon, Mark Francis, H.V. Chao, Andrew Hook, Jason A. Wyckoff, Richard Hill and John Gaskin.
This fourth volume of strange tales from Tartarus presents fifteen new stories in the fields of fantasy, horror, decadence and the supernatural.
Christopher Harmans By Leaf and Thorn mines the not-to-be underestimated magick of the English countryside, while John Howards uneasy timeslip piece You Promised You Would Walk is set in modern Berlin. Rebecca Lloyds Gone to the Deep explores the Celtic sea-myths of the Scottish isles, while Rhys Hughes The Secret Passage follows the architectural obsession of a would-be good son.
Matt Leyshon has his neer-do-well anti-hero escape to a Greek island in The Amber Komboloi, while Angela Slatters The Badger Bride follows the adventures of her shape-shifting, grown-up fairy-tale characters. H.V. Chaos The Recovery details a writers decadent working holiday in the South of France, while in Drowning in Air, Andrew Hooks protagonist visits an anxiety filled, post-war Japan.
More stories of the highest qualityby John Gaskin, Jason A. Wyckoff, Richard Hill, Alan McIntosh, V.H. Leslie, Mark Francis and Andrew Aptercontribute to a fascinating, rewarding, and sometimes bracing trip through the highways and byways of contemporary strange fiction.