There's also "The Garden of Forking Paths" by Jorge Luis Borges and "The Maze of Ma'al Dweb" by Clark Ashton Smith, both presumably out of scope for this fascinating project. Neither writer is really evocative of the realm or demesne of things Jamesian.
There's also ‘The Heart of the Maze’ by Katharine Tynan - yet to be reprinted since its first outing in 1902.
For the reprint section of my book, I've picked stories taken entirely from the small presses: books and journals (I'll give Vault denizens an advance look at the list in due course). So there's probably still room for another maze anthology covering stories from the bigger presses/publishers!
Post by David A. Riley on Apr 13, 2019 10:13:36 GMT
I think I have only ever written about a maze once and that was set in the most famous of them all in Crete. The story was Inside the Labyrinth, and John Pelan published it in his anthology for Roc Books, Alone on the Darkside.
The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Mazes has just been announced on the Sarob Press site (http://sarobpress.blogspot.com/2020/02/new-title-news-ghosts-scholars-book-of.html). Brilliant. Publication set for mid-late March. Paul Lowe has really excelled himself with the cover, and I'm pretty proud of the contents list:
Stories: “As Blank as the Days Yet to Be” by Mark Valentine, “The Maze” by Michael Chislett, “My Dancing Days are Over” by Paul StJohn Mackintosh, “The Outsider” by Rick Kennett, “The Rustling of Tiny Paws” by Carole Tyrrell, “The Maze” by Geoffrey Warburton, “The Faerie Ring” by John Reppion, “The Maze at Huntsmere” by Reggie Oliver, “The Lost Maze*” by Helen Grant, “Mr Rhodes and the Crawshay Inheritance,*” by Katherine Haynes, “Real Estate*” by C.E. Ward, “The Air of Glory*” by John Howard, “Mouselode Maze*” by Christopher Harman and “The Mosaic Maze*” by Victoria Day. Edited & Introduced by Rosemary Pardoe. *previously unpublished and original to this volume.
Update from Sarob Press on the Ghosts & Scholars Book of Mazes: sarobpress.blogspot.com. I've known this for a week or so, and have told Robert Morgan that I think we all understand the situation. It's frustrating for all of us, but particularly for Robert. It'll happen when it happens.
I'm surprised that LP Hartley never wrote a weird maze story, given that mazes were so popular with the landed gentry among whom he set many of his tales. One would have thought it right up his street - or should that be long, winding, gravelled drive?
Post by primrosehildebrand on Apr 16, 2020 16:59:49 GMT
Nope - they're seen as essential, so have remained open. However, ever parcel that arrives nowadays I regard with weary horror - how many unknowingly infected have handled it? I wash myself with bleach, acid and black magic spells after every unintentional encounter.
"Mr Tod Robbins shows a wild fertility of imagination of extraordinary promise, although it is now wasted on unworthy material" - Edward J. O’Brien (The Best Short Stories of 1920)
Have most post offices in the UK been shuttered? Here in Massachusetts, my local one is still operating. We practice physical distancing and only enter wearing gloves and face coverings.
Wishing you all the best with the project,
No, they're all open. Unfortunately that doesn't apply to France where all the copies of the Maze book are holed up! 9 out of 10 local Post Offices were closed there, though I understand they're starting to reopen, slowly.