The Dreams of Cardinal Vittorini and Other Strange Stories (2003) The Complete Symphonies of Adolf Hitler (2005) Masques of Satan: Twelve Tales and a Novella (2007) Madder Mysteries (2009) Dramas from the Depths (2010) The Wounds of Exile (2010) The Dracula Papers (2011)
Does someone want to get the ball rolling with regards to his short stories published in other places?
Brighton Redemption - Reggie Oliver (Bite-Sized Horror ed. by Johnny Mains (tba) 2011)
My copy of the Dracula papers arrived this morning, much to my delight. Only thing is I probbaly really should actually reda Dracula itself first since I seem to have managed to avoid doing so until now
I couldn´t resist and ordered The Dracula Papers. It arrived today, and I am really curious.
I love this kind of novel, this mixture of historical and horror. On the other hand, this isn´t exactley new territory, there are similar works, and of course seing one Dracula docudrama too much I have at least a rudimentary knowledge of the historical subject matter. So I guess I will be a little more critical than the average reader.
But the cover is inspired and clever, what a lot of todays covers are not, and it is a nice production as a book.
So I hope I will find the time to read this faster than usual.
I bought his collection 'Mrs. Midnight' at the Halifax Ghost Story Festival last year, where I also had the pleasure of meeting Reggie Oliver and listen to him and Ramsey Campbell discussing supernatural fiction. I was not disappointed with his work and intend to purchase more of his works published by Tartarus Press.
Just chiming in to say that I discovered Reggie Oliver earlier this year via a book published by Egaeus Press, Soliloquy for Pan. "The Maze at Huntsmere" is the tale that has most impressed me to date in the anthology, which is a mix of old and new work, along with some personal meditations and research on aspects of the Pan cult (such as notes on plantings in a garden consecrated to Pan, and a really intriguing essay on images of Pan in 1940s terror/fantasy fiction).
Last night I read a tale that was included in one of the Advent Calendars a couple of years ago. It was a reprint, having appeared in a couple of print collections previously. And I'm really grateful to the editors for including it.
If I recall correctly, the "Wikipedia" entry for Mr. Oliver includes a list of many of his short story titles and publication details, although I'm not sure that it is up to date, or comprehensive.
Unfortunately a number seemed to have appeared in limited circulation works that are most likely now OP.
You are actually learning about Mr. Oliver at quite an opportune time. Tartarus press has re-issued his first three collections for less than £20 each. A few years ago his first two collections of stories were so rare that I personally saw copies sell for over £800 (!) and heard of some selling for much more! Thankfully, Centipede Press issued Dramas from the Depths (2010) which included the complete contents of his first three collections and almost 75% of his fourth. Now that this book is selling for pretty hefty amounts, Tartarus has came in and provided affordable editions so everyone may have a chance to read this wonderful author.
Another option is Oliver's The Sea of Blood which is pretty much a "best of" release with a couple of new stories thrown in.
I am envious of anyone who is getting to sample one of Reggie Oliver's collections for the first time. His work is delicious.
Thanks for this excellent news! I'm in Boston US so whenever I think about ordering anything from the UK, there are the huge shipping costs to consider. I have thought about a couple of quality mags on classic (pre 1980) horror films edited by various friends and in at least one case the shipping charges equalled or surpassed the actual book price.
I will look for listings and definitely keep these in mind.