Tales from Tartarus is no longer in print.
Bibliography item 18
Tales from Tartarus
edited by R.B. Russell and Rosalie Parker
item 18a: first edition
Description: Sewn hardback, printed and bound by Antony Rowe
Dustwrapper: design and text in gold on black, laminated
Limitation: 250 copies
Contents: Introduction, by R.B. Russell/ The Forest Chapel Bell, by Rhys Hughes/ Saint 505, by John Clark/ Portrait of a Girl in a Graveyard, by Simon Clark/ Powers of the Air, by Dale Nelson/ As Gone as the Dead, by Jon Preece/ The Interview, by Colin Pink/ Do Bats Eat Cats?, by Alan Webster Lear/ Kruptos, by Mark Samuels/ Forbidden Fruit, by Elizabeth Brown/ The Paper, by William Charlton/ The Reverend Douglas Delves, by R.B. Russell/ The Lurker in the Room With a View, by Andy Darlington/ Talking Pictures, by Clare Johnson/ Napier Court, by Ramsey Campbell/ Completion, by Peter Vincent.
Notes: Anthology of original weird tales.
'The 16 tales here deal with the imaginative and fantastic. They all use language with care, knowing that the weight of words entraps the reader,pulling them into the mood of each piece not just by what they describe, but by how they describe it. That said, atmosphere, content and style vary just as you'd expect throughout a collection penned by 16 living authors brought together only by their enthusiasm for this project. Some of the names you'll have previously found only in desk-top published pamphlets, but a moody account of supernatural menace linked to emotional vulnerability from the pen of the ineffable Ramsey Campbell sets the seal of professionalism on the whole endeavour.' Dr Gail-Nina Anderson, Samhain
'More, please, Tartarus!” Roger Johnson, All Hallows
'As black and shiny as a beetle-shell, this original anthology of weirdness is an expressway to your skull!' The Edge