• Title: The Ash-Tree Press Annual Macabre 1999
  • Author: Jack Adrian Laurence Meynell Rob Suggs Tom Gallon Neil Gow Eric Ambrose W.J. Makin Donald Shoubridge
  • ISBN: 9781899562886
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Ash Tree Press Annual Macabre The third of Ash Tree s annual gatherings of rare macabre stories This year as at perhaps no other point in history the focus is very much on time as we prepare to turn the calendar over from one mi
    The third of Ash Tree s annual gatherings of rare macabre stories This year, as at perhaps no other point in history, the focus is very much on time as we prepare to turn the calendar over from one millennium to the next The concept of time shifting, changing, distorting, playing tricks with hapless humans is generally thought of as the preserve of science fiction andThe third of Ash Tree s annual gatherings of rare macabre stories This year, as at perhaps no other point in history, the focus is very much on time as we prepare to turn the calendar over from one millennium to the next The concept of time shifting, changing, distorting, playing tricks with hapless humans is generally thought of as the preserve of science fiction and fantasy writers but it plays a part in many a ghost story, too Indeed, in his introduction, editor Jack Adrian argues that all, or at any rate most, ghost stories contain elements of time distortion.In these six stories originally published between 1908 and 1940 time, in all its shifting confusion, plays a part, blurring the lines between past and present, reality and illusion The characters in these tales find themselves caught in a shadowy world in which time itself seems to have no meaning where acts from the past return to haunt the present, and where the shadow of what is yet to pass mocks those who would try to change it.Contents Introduction by Jack Adrian The House That Was Lost by Tom Gallon Tight and Loose by Neil Gow The Man Who Was Tomorrow by Eric Ambrose Newsreel by W.J Makin Time Piece by Donald Shoubridge Last Act First by Laurence Meynell.Jacket art is by Rob Suggs Limited to 500 copies.

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