About this book
Only 50 trade paperback editions signed by S. T. Joshi!
For the first time, Far Below and Other Weird Stories contain all of Robert Barbour Johnson’s weird fiction in one book, plus three essays selected by S. T. Joshi. His stories were admired by H. P. Lovecraft, and, “Far Below” was voted in 1953 by readers as the best story ever published in Weird Tales magazine. His stories are distinctive, and frequently use common motifs such as inanimate objects coming to life, ancestral curses, vampires, werewolves, witches, and so on. He always manages to infuse new life into these venerable themes by innovative treatment, and writes with an intense Poe like style which makes his weird fiction entertaining to read.
From the Introduction by S. T. Joshi:
“Readers have waited far too long for Robert Barbour Johnson’s weird work to be gathered in the covers of a book, but now they can enjoy this richly diverse material and see it was the product of a writer deeply embedded in the weird tradition…Johnson’s horror tales will always command an audience because of the skill which he endows time-tried motifs with a semblance of originality through novel treatment.”
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Far Below and Other Weird Stories by Robert Barbour Johnson
Edited by S. T. Joshi
Full color wrap around cover! Front cover illustration by K. L. Turner.
Back cover art and overall book cover design by Dan Sauer.
For the first time, all of the weird fiction of Robert Barbour Johnson in one book!
Fifty signed trade paperback editions signed by the editor, S. T. Joshi!