Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
Phantom, first published in 1982, is Thomas Tessier's fourth novel. It is the story of Ned Covington, a ten-year-old boy, who explores an abandoned building near his home and what he finds there.
According to Don D'Amassa in The Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction, it 'is beautifully written and hard to forget.'
Neil Barron's Horror Literature: A Reader's Guide called it 'a touching, scary book. . . as harrowing and imaginative as anything in current horror fiction.'
Douglas E. Winter in The Penguin Encyclopedia of Tessier . . . proved himself one of the major new talents in horror fiction with . . .a compelling humanist ghost story, Phantom.'
Winter also listed it in Faces of Fear (Berkley, 1985), as one of 'the best of the modern generation of horror fiction.' It was also included on a similar list published as an appendix to Stephen Jones' and Kim Newman's Horror: 100 Best Books (Carroll & Graf, 1988).
Phantom was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 1983.



Used availability for Thomas Tessier's Phantom

Hardback Editions

February 1984 : UK Hardback

Title: Phantom
Author(s): Thomas Tessier
ISBN: 0-86391-020-3 / 978-0-86391-020-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Goodchild Publishers
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November 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: Phantom
Author(s): Thomas Tessier
ISBN: 0-689-11328-5 / 978-0-689-11328-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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Paperback Editions

May 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Phantom
Author(s): Thomas Tessier
ISBN: 0-425-08027-7 / 978-0-425-08027-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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May 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: Phantom
Author(s): Thomas Tessier
ISBN: 0-330-28029-5 / 978-0-330-28029-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Phantom
Author(s): Thomas Tessier
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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