Harrogate; UK; PS Publishing; 2004 1st edition hardcover. Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED edition of 500 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Synopsis: "It's been a great opportunity for me to draw together material that's always been a coherent body of work in my own mind (hence the title), but which has only ever been encountered piecemeal by most readers." Twenty-two stories and novella-length works, mixing imagination with suspense in the kind of tale that can slide into the back of your mind and then stay there for the rest of your life... well-known as a novelist and screenwriter, the author of Valley of Lights and Oktober has assembled a signature collection from over two decades' worth of his lesser-known short fiction. A telephone chat line where not all of the respondents can be found amongst the living... the terrified flight of a hit-and-run driver whose fate was sealed at the moment of his deed... the seduction and harrowing education of a young artist in nineteenth-century France... the unholy alliance of an honest psychic and a skeptical conjurer... All brought together in one volume for the first time anywhere, with an introduction by writer/director Brian Clemens and an afterword filled with background insights and dashes of autobiography. As an example of the storyteller's art, OUT OF HIS MIND is about as good as it gets. Fine in fine dj.