Post by allthingshorror on Jul 11, 2009 15:39:53 GMT
PS PUBLISHING (FEB 2008)
CONTENTS: Introduction: Recollections of Basil Copper by Stephen Jones Foreword by Basil Copper Basil Copper: Crimewriter and Master of the Macabre by Richard Dalby Basil Copper: A working Bibliography by Stephen Jones (A. Macabre and Supernatural Novels) Remembering August Derleth and Arkham House by Basil Copper (B. Macabre and Supernatural Collections) The Games Afoot! August Derleth and Solar Pons by Basil Copper (C. The 'Solar Pons' series) August Derleth: A Giant Remembered by Basil Copper (D. The 'Mike Faraday' Series) Rap Sheet by Basil Copper Diamonds are for Never by Basil Copper (E. Other Books) In the Footsteps of Dracula by Basil Copper (F. Non-Fiction) The Curse by Basil Copper Professor Mahmoud by Basil Copper (G. Short Stories and Novellas) Peter Haining: A Tribute by Basil Copper The Black Coffin by Basil Copper (H. Media Adaptions) Count Magnus (I. Unpublished Works) Darkness, Mist and Shadow - The Landscape of Fear by Basil Copper
For anyone unfamiliar with the works of the great Basil Copper - this is THE definitive guide to the man and his works. From his very first short story (The Curse) published when he was 14 years old, through to his first published short story 'The Spider' in the Pan Book of Horror Stories, to his time as a film director and his love of the cinema - through to the Mike Faraday books, Solar Pons, the non-fiction stuff.......
A complete bibliography, stunning artwork and the legendary Count Magnus script he wrote for the BBC which was sadly never picked up.
And I'm very excited to hear that next year will see the release of PS Publishing's Darkness, Mist and Shadow: The Collected Macabre Tales of Basil Copper - a two volume collection of 61 short stories! WOOHOO!!
Post by The Lurker In The Shadows on Jul 27, 2009 20:18:48 GMT
I really need top get this back from the person I loaned it to. I bought it purely for the "Count Magnus" screenplay (which will come as a surprise to no-one), and it's a great shame he and Lawrence Gordon Clark never managed to see it completed.
I do fancy reading up more on Solar Pons, though, as I'm in a major Sherlockian phase and I know Pons is regarded as a fine surrogate Holmes.
There is the touch on the shoulder that comes when you are walking quickly homewards in the dark hours, full of anticipation of the warm room and bright fire, and when you pull up, startled, what face or no-face do you see?