Alone with the Horrors by Ramsey Campbell
The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell 1961-1991

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Ramsey Campbell is perhaps the world's most decorated author of horror fiction. He has won four World Fantasy Awards, ten British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and the Horror Writers' Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Three decades into his career, Campbell paused to review his body of short fiction and selected the stories that were, to his mind, the very best of his works. Alone With the Horrors collects nearly forty tales from the first thirty years of Campbell's writing. Included here are "In the Bag," which won the British Fantasy Award, and two World Fantasy Award-winning stories, "The Chimney" and the classic "Mackintosh Willy."

Campbell crowns the book with a length preface which traces his early publication history, discusses his youthful correspondence with August Derleth, illuminates the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on his early work, and gives an account of the creation of each story and the author's personal assessment of the works' flaws and virtues.

In its first publication, a decade ago, Alone With the Horrors won both the Bram Stoker Award and the World Fantasy Award. For this new edition, Campbell has added one of his very first published stories, a Lovecraftian classic, "The Tower from Yuggoth." From this early, Cthulhian tale, to later works that showcase Campbell's growing mastery of mood and character, Alone With the Horrors provides readers with a close look at a powerful writer's development of his craft.
 

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as "Britain's most respected living horror writer." He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association.
 
Published March 1, 1993 by Arkham House Pub. 515 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Campbell (Told by the Dead ) won a World Fantasy Award for this career retrospective, first published in 1993 with slightly different contents, and its 37 stories

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Lovecraft's tales (``The Room in the Castle'') through his early work in his own style (``The Man in the Underpass'' and ``In the Bag'') and up to such recent entries as the high-tech ``The End of the Line,'' Campbell ( The Parasite ) subscribes to the less-is-more school of horror: a sudden cold...

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