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Scared Stiff

(1987)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Awards
Bram Stoker Best Collection (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Collection (nominee)
Ramsey Campbell is perhaps the world's most decorated author of horror, terror, suspense, dark fantasy, and supernatural fiction. He has won four World Fantasy Awards, ten British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and the Horror Writers' Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been named a Grand Master of Horror.

Publishers Weekly calls Campbell "a horror writer's horror writer," adding, "His control of mood and atmosphere is unsurpassed." Doug Winter, the noted scholar and critic, says Campbell has written "some of the most original and compelling fiction of our time, [works that dare] the precipice of reason, the human dilemma of knowing and not knowing, believing and disbelieving."

The Cleveland Plain Dealer says his horror fiction is "of consistently high quality," and The Washington Post praises Campbell for continuing "to break new ground, advancing the style and thematic content of horror fiction far beyond the works of his contemporaries."

Indeed, with the original publication of Scared Stiff, Campbell almost single-handedly created the genre of erotic horror. Never had sex and death been so mesmerizingly entwined. Clive Barker, in his Introduction, says, "One of the delightfully unsettling things about these tales is the way Ramsey's brooding, utterly unique vision renders an act so familiar to us all so fretful, so strange, so chilling. Sex . . . is the perfect stuff for the horror writer, and there can be few artists working in the genre as capable of analyzing and dramatizing [this] as Campbell."

For this edition, Campbell has added three new stories that have never before appeared in book form.

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Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
ISBN: 0-7653-0004-4 / 978-0-7653-0004-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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September 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Scared Stiff
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
ISBN: 0-356-17945-1 / 978-0-356-17945-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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April 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
ISBN: 0-910489-17-3 / 978-0-910489-17-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scream Pr
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Paperback Editions

August 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
ISBN: 0-7653-0605-0 / 978-0-7653-0605-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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April 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Scared Stiff
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
ISBN: 0-7088-4476-6 / 978-0-7088-4476-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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October 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Scared Stiff: Seven Tales of Seduction and Terror
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
ISBN: 0-446-38783-5 / 978-0-446-38783-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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Kindle Editions

August 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
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