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DARKER TIDES Eric Frank Russell 1st HC LIMITED

DARKER TIDES by Eric Frank Russell, edited by John Pelan & Phil Stephensen-Payne. Seattle, WA; Darkside Press (Midnight House); 2006. 1st edition hardcover.

The name of Eric Frank Russell is synonymous with the "Golden Age of Science Fiction". From his first published tale in 1937 to the middle of the 1960s, Eric Frank Russell was one of the most highly-acclaimed authors in the genre. As such, much of his best science fiction remains in print today. However, there was another side to the great writer, that of being one of the modern masters of the weird tale. As an admirer of the work of Charles Fort, Eric Frank Russell was also keenly interested in the supernatural or unexplainable. His novel Sinister Barrier was credited with inspiring John W. Campbell to launch Unknown so that stories of this type would have a home. Over the next two decades, Eric Frank Russell wrote more stories that are more in the realm of the "weird tale" than the more logical world of science fiction. Several of these tales were collected over thirty years ago in a fabulously rare volume entitled Dark Tides. This new collection contains all of these elusive tales and doubles their number with a selection of similar stories from sources such as Weird Tales, Fantastic, Strange Stories, and Science Fantasy. Whether you come to this book as an Eric Frank Russell fan seeking out his rare stories or come as a devotee of the weird tale, we are certain that you'll find much here to enjoy!

With introductions by the late author and a new preface by John Pelan and a striking cover by Allen Koszowski this edition is limited to 500 copies.

The Sin of Hyacinth Peuch, The Ponderer, Me and My Shadow, Vampire from the Void, The Big Shot, Take a Seat, Down, Rover, Down (The Case for Earth), A Divvil with the Women (Heart's Desire), I Hear You Calling, Matter of Instinct (Impulse), Poor Dead Fool, Sole Solution, With a Blunt Instrument, The Rhythm of the Rats, Displaced Person, Hell's Bells, Appointment at Noon, Bitter End, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, It's in the Blood, Seat of Oblivion, Storm Warning, This One's on Me, Wisel.

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