Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Female of the Species And Other Terror Tales by Richard David

Just ordered a copy of The Female of the Species And Other Terror Tales by Richard Davis, which has just been published by Shadow Publishing. It's the first time that his stories have been published as a collection, even though it's some years now since his death.

Back in 1971 Richard Davis, who is perhaps better known as an editor than as a writer, was one of the first people to professionally publish any of my work, when he chose After Nightfall for The Year's Best Horror Stories 1, published by Sphere Books in the UK and DAW Books in America. I didn't come across many of his stories, though Guy Fawkes Night I can still vividly remember over forty years since I first read it, which says a lot for the quality and power of the writing.

Collected here are:

The Female of the Species,
Elsie and Agnes,
A Day Out,
The Lady by the Stream,
The Inmate,
A Nice Cut off the Joint,
Guy Fawkes Night,
The Time of Waiting,
The Sick Room,
The Clump,
The Nondescript,

What We Were Looking for in Horror,
An Interview with Richard Davis,
Horror in Fiction,

and an introduction by David A. Sutton.

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