Dark World edited by Tim Parker Russell
Trade Paperback – Tartarus Press – Feb2013
Included are fourteen stories from around the world, most of which have been specially written for this collection. There is an intriguing story from Jayaprakash Satyamurthy set in Bangalore and Dubai, and a beautiful tale from Christopher Fowler about an Indian palace. In Reggie Oliver’s “Come Into My Parlour”, horrors are closer to home, while Stephen Holman locates his unsettling story in a Los Angeles arts academy. Anna Taborska mixes old legends and the present day in Eastern Europe, and Mark Valentine sets his well-woven mystery somewhere in Northamptonshire. Rosalie Parker’s “Oracle” takes place in the Yorkshire Dales. It captures well the feel of the countryside — and how it can affect you.
Contains: ‘Introduction’ by Timothy Parker Russell, ‘Come Into My Parlour’ by Reggie Oliver, ‘Mistake at the Monsoon Palace’ by Christopher Fowler, ‘The Swinger’ by Rhys Hughes, ‘An Incomplete Apocalypse’ by Mark Valentine, ‘First Night’ by Anna Taborska, ‘Wolvershiel’ by John Gaskin, ‘The Arndale Pass’ by Corinna Underwood, ‘Oracle’ by Rosalie Parker, ‘The House on North Congress Street’, by Jason A. Wyckoff, ‘Nothing but the Waves’ by Mark J. Saxton, ‘The Old Brick House’ by Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, ‘The Paschal Candlestick’ by R.B. Russell, ‘Ninth Rotation’ by Stephen Holman, ‘Wheatfield with Crows’ by Steve Rasnic Tem, ‘Notes on Contributors’.