134 pp. Introduction by Robert M. Price. 14 short stories, some horrific, some fantastic, some uncategorizeable, but all haunting and unsettling. Some stories include a brief introduction by the author. The collection consists of several Lovecraftian tales: The Chaos Into Time / The Firebrands of Torment / I Will Teach You / The Water Nymphs / What He Chanced To Mould In Play / Translation (which also tips the hat to Arthur Machen and William S. Burroughs); also the remainder of the tales are evocative of Cisco' s own unique haunting style: Two Fragments / The Depredations of Mur / Dr. Bondi's Methods / For No Eyes / He Will Be There (a tribute to THE KING IN YELLOW by Robert W. Chambers, with a nod to Ramsey Campbell) / The Night of the Nights / The Death of Edgar Allan Poe / Ice Age Of Dreams (with varying influences of T.E.D. Klein and Arthur Machen, and dedicated to Thomas Ligotti). Color cover, endpapers and several interior illustrations by Harry O. Morris, and an interior illustration by Jason C. Eckhardt and by Thomas Brown.
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