Stopped in at a local used bookstore yesterday that I've been going to for 20 years now and unexpectedly found a treasure trove of horror fiction in near-mint condition! Obviously someone had just traded in their entire collection of 1980s horror paperbacks. I couldn't afford to buy everything I wanted, and there was plenty I already own - nearly complete Ramsey Campbell, full Shadows and Whispers series, and the Michael Whelan editions of Lovecraft. I deemed these pictured above - Etchison, Blackwood, Wagner, Grant, etc - the essential purchases. Such a rush finding 'em. Only problem: I don't know what to read next!
With Grady Hendrix, I co-wrote the Stoker Award-winning PAPERBACKS FROM HELL: THE TWISTED HISTORY OF '70s AND '80s HORROR FICTION (2017) from Quirk Books. My horror paperback library keeps growing and growing...
Looking for a forgotten horror novel or short story? Remember the paperback cover art but not the title or author? Send me an email at toomuchhorrorfiction[at]gmail.com describing it and if I don't know it, one of my readers might!
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