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THE FEASTER FROM AFAR Joseph Payne Brennan 1st HC LIMITED

THE FEATER FROM AFAR AND OTHER GHASTLY TALES: The Collected Weird Tales of Joseph Payne Brennan Volume One by Joseph Payne Brennan. Rio Rancho, NM; Midnight House; 2008. 1st edition hardcover.

Joseph Payne Brennan was the last of the great Weird Tales authors as well as an accomplished poet, editor, and publisher. When Weird Tales folded just as Brennan was coming into his own as a master of the supernatural tale Brennanís main market for his fiction disappeared. Throughout the next few years Brennan launched a one-man crusade to keep the Weird Tales tradition alive in the pages of his small-press magazine Macabre. Published infrequently and run on a shoestring budget, Macabre still did a fine job of carrying the flag for stories of the weird and uncanny. In addition to work by other authors familiar to Arkham House and Weird Tales devotees, much of Brennanís own poetry and prose appeared in its pages.



In the 1970s and 1980s there was a renewed interest in Brennanís fiction with a new collection from Arkham House, volumes collecting his Lucius Leffing tales of detection, and even a mass-market paperback with an introduction by no less than Stephen King. However, for over twenty years, most of Brennanís fiction has been out of print. This is a situation we are pleased to be able to rectify. This is the first of four volumes that will collect all of his supernatural and macabre fiction in a matching set.

Contents:

Slime,

The Corpse of Charlie Rull,

On the Elevator,

Canavanís Back Yard,

Canavan Calling,

The Willow Platform,

The Seventh Incantation,

City of the Seven Winds,

Black Thing at Midnight,

The North Knoll,

Monton,

The Other Things,

Long Hollow Swamp,

Vampires from the Void,

Extermination,

The Gulf of Night,

The House on Stillcroft Street,

Lottmanís End,

The Business About Fred,

The Feaster From Afar,

The Peril That Lurks Among the Ruins,

Forringerís Fortune,

Zombique,

The Keeper of the Dust.

Issued in a limited numbered edition of 500 copies. Fine in fine dj.

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