World Fantasy Best Collection (nominee)
When Under the Crust' was self-published in 1993, few people outside the ghost story world in England heard about the book; but those who managed to obtain a copy were incredibly enthusiastic about this bright new talent in the field. Few people were more enthusiastic than Ramsey Campbell, who helped to bring it to the attention of the late Karl Edward Wagner, thus ensuring that it was nominated for an amazing three World Fantasy Awards, winning the award for Best Novella. Since then the book has been virtually unobtainable, and Ash-Tree Press is proud to be publishing it as a companion volume to 1996's Conference With the Dead'. As with the earlier book, there is a stunning wraparound dustjacket design by Douglas Walters, and the author has provided an introduction describing the book's genesis. An Ash-Tree Press Limited Edition.
"A major debut in the field." - Ramsey Campbell
April 1997 : UK Hardback
1993 : UK Paperback