Shivers VII by Richard Chizmar

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These stories blend sharpness and grace, making the anthology a worthwhile read for thoughtful horror fans.
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Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce the seventh entry in this award-nominated and best-selling anthology series! In addition to the affordable trade paperback edition for general readers, this volume will also be published as a signed Limited Edition hardcover and a signed and traycased Lettered Edition hardcover, both of which will be signed by the editor for the collectors! Shivers VII contains more than 100,000 words of chilling fiction from more than two dozen of today's most popular authors of horror and suspense including Stephen King, Clive Barker, Graham Masterton, Ed Gorman, Bill Pronzini, Lisa Tuttle, Kaaron Warren, Del James, Lisa Morton, Roberta Lannes, Scott Nicholson, Bev Vincent, Brian James Freeman, Norman Prentiss, and many others. Of special note to collectors: Weeds by Stephen King was originally published in Cavalier magazine in May 1976 (as Will Be Necessary to Stop the Weeds) and in Nugget magazine in April 1979, but has not been reprinted since, although it was adapted as The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill for Creepshow in 1982. The Departed by Clive Barker was originally published as Hermione and the Moon in The New York Times on October 30, 1992. Featuring original dark fiction with a handful of rare reprints, Shivers VII is available only from Cemetery Dance Publications.
 

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Critics of the horror story have frequently called Clive Barker the "British Stephen King". Born in Liverpool in 1952, Barker attended the University of Liverpool but moved to London in 1977, where he worked as a commercial artist and became involved with the avant-garde theatrical community. Primarily a playwright during this period, he also produced short fiction that he would eventually publish as part of his six-volume collection titled Books of Blood (1984-85). More than any other author of contemporary horror fiction, Barker has had a major impact on the direction of the genre. He has introduced strong elements of sex and graphic violence into his fiction, but these elements are employed with an artistic objective. Barker underscores his work with complex subtextual metaphors and artistic allusions. Preoccupied with the craft of writing and with its effect on the reader, Barker is an innovator of formula and genre, often parodying the former in order to change the philosophical contour of the latter. Barker has achieved commercial success not only with his short fiction but also with his novels, which tend to be epic in scope and to blend elements of horror with those of high fantasy. Barker is one of the more influential voices in horror cinema, having written and directed a number of films. His printed works include The Candle in the Cloud, Absolute Midnight, The Scarlet Gospels, and Black is the Devil's Rainbow: Tales of a Journeyman. His films include Dread, Tortured Souls: Animae Damanatae, and Hellraiser.
 
Published January 1, 2013 by Cemetery Dance. 400 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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These stories blend sharpness and grace, making the anthology a worthwhile read for thoughtful horror fans.

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