Fifteen tales of horror and the supernatural, ten originals plus five reprints from Whispers magazine. Though nothing stands...

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WHISPERS VI

Fifteen tales of horror and the supernatural, ten originals plus five reprints from Whispers magazine. Though nothing stands out, the better entries include: an Irish bones player who goes to extraordinary lengths to obtain a perfect set of bones (Alan Ryan); a damply haunted house (Steve Rasnic Tern); mysterious teenage suicides (Charles L. Grant); a creature from whom all supernatural chills proceed (Al Sarrantonio); a superior, longish tale of contending folk wizards (David Drake); a conspiracy to tame rock music (F. Paul Wilson); radiation-induced horrors (Dennis Etchison); the price of a witch's services (William F. Nolan); gargoyles (Juleen Brantingham); and perfect prints of classic old movies (David J. Schow). Plus: initially intriguing but eventually gruesome and disappointing work from the estimable Lucius Shepard; and a Silver John yarn from the late Manly Wade Wellman. A peg or two above average overall.

Pub Date: July 24, 1987

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1987