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Minneapolis, MN: Fedogan & Bremer, 1997. Hardcover. First edition. Retrospective collection of twenty-five stories, some first published in the horror pulps during the 1930s and 1940s. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A retrospecitive horror collection by a reigning grand master of horror. The collection includes stories from the Thirties through the Nineties with an introduction by the author. Winner of the World Fantasy Award and Grand Master of Horror, Hugh B. Cave has been writing for nearly seven decades. The author has selected twenty five tales of horror, weird-menace, and "strange mystery" that span his long and vairied career. No single collection could do justice to Cave's range and incredible output of well over a thousand stories, plus novels and non-fiction books and articles. But THE DOOR BELOW offers a tasty sampling of Hugh's dark fiction. required reading for any horror or pulp fiction aficionado. Illustrated by Alan M. Clark. CONTENTS: Forward, Hugh B. Cave The 1930's: Imp of Satan, Doom Door, Disturb Not the Dead, Six Were Slain, Servant of Satan The 1940's: The Hostage, Beneath the Vapor Veil, The Thirsty Thing, Calavan, The Thing from the Swamp The 1970's: From the Lower Deep The 1980's: Introduction A Place of No Return, The Door Below, After the Funeral, Damballah's Slough, Just the Two of Us, Damsels for the Damned, Of Time & Space The 1990's: Chernik, The Hard-Luck Kid, Another Kind of Enchanted Cottage, Gordie's Pets, Just Another H.P.L Horror Story, Don't Open the Door, Vanishing Point.