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.
WHEN I THINK BACK on reading Ramsey Campbell, there’s an impression that he has always been there, part of the horror genre backdrop.INTRODUCTION
(@DarkMoonBooks, 7 September 2021, ebook, 196 pages, copy from @ericjguignard and voluntarily reviewed)
I’ve enjoyed other entries in the Exploring Dark Short Fiction series so decided to give this homage to Ramsey Campbell a read, despite not being a huge fan of the author. I sparsely read Ramsey Campbell’s work many years ago, as a teenager, his earlier, more Lovecraft inspired work and didn’t really like it. However, that was years ago. I’m a different person and my tastes have changed. I’ve even taken part in a couple of blog tours for his recent books. I enjoyed the six stories included here, none of which were familiar to me. They are all different and show his range as a writer. I loved the darkness running through them. I found the essays and interesting as well but the stories are what I enjoyed the most.