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Masques (1984) [Anthology]
by Charles Beaumont Robert Bloch Ray Bradbury Mort Castle Dennis Etchison Charles L. Grant Dennis Hamilton David Knoles Joe R. Lansdale Richard Christian Matheson Ardath Mayhar Robert R. McCammon William F. Nolan Ray Russell Jessica Amanda Salmonson David B. Silva J.N. (Jerry) Williamson F. Paul Wilson Gahan Wilson Gene Wolfe Rating: Weighted - 8.6 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Masques
Part: 1

Summary (IBList user synopsis):

Original anthology of 21 previously unpublished stories by Bradbury, Bloch, Grant, Gene Wolfe, and others, plus an interview with Richard Matheson and an unpublished Beaumont story. These are “works of horror and the supernatural.”


  • Introduction and Acknowledgments by J. N. Williamson
  • Nightcrawlers by Robert R. McCammon
  • Somebody Like You by Dennis Etchison
  • Samhain: Full Moon by Ardath Mayhar
  • I Have Made My Bones Secure by Ardath Mayhar
  • Third Wind by Richard Christian Matheson
  • Redbeard by Gene Wolfe
  • The Turn of Time by David B. Silva
  • Soft by F. Paul Wilson
  • House Mothers by J. N. Williamson
  • Party Time by Mort Castle
  • Everybody Needs a Little Love by Robert Bloch
  • Angel’s Exchange by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
  • Down by the Sea Near the Great Big Rock by Joe R. Lansdale
  • The First Day of Spring by David Knoles
  • Czadek by Ray Russell
  • The Old Men Know by Charles L. Grant
  • The Substitute by Gahan Wilson
  • The Alteration by Dennis Hamilton
  • Trust Not a Man by William F. Nolan
  • Long After Ecclesiastes by Ray Bradbury
  • A Short, Incadescent Life • Ray Russell [biography]
  • My Grandmother’s Japonicas by Charles Beaumont
  • Charles Beaumont: The Magic Man • William F. Nolan [article]
  • Richard Matheson • J. N. Williamson [interview]

Original title: Masques
Alternative titles: Masques #1
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGeneral

The following works are contained within this one:
     Long After Ecclesiastes (1983) [Poem]
      Author: Ray Bradbury
     Third Wind (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Richard Christian Matheson
     House Mothers (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: J.N. (Jerry) Williamson
     Down by the Sea Near the Great Big Rock (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Joe R. Lansdale
     Substitute, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Gahan Wilson
     I Have Made My Bones Secure (1984) [Poem]
      Author: Ardath Mayhar
     My Grandmother’s Japonicas (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles Beaumont
     Soft (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: F. Paul Wilson
     Angel's Exchange (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Jessica Amanda Salmonson
     Old Men Know, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Charles L. Grant
     Samhain: Full Moon (1984) [Poem]
      Author: Ardath Mayhar
     Nightcrawlers (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert R. McCammon
     Redbeard (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Gene Wolfe
     Everybody Needs a Little Love (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Bloch
     Czadek (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Ray Russell
     Somebody Like You (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Dennis Etchison
     Trust Not a Man (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: William F. Nolan
     Turn of Time, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: David B. Silva
     Party Time (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Mort Castle
     First Day of Spring, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: David Knoles
     Alteration, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Dennis Hamilton

Edition #1: Masques

Masques (1984)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: J.N. (Jerry) Williamson
Introduction by: J.N. (Jerry) Williamson
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Masques (November 1984)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Baltimore
Publisher: Maclay & Associates
ISBN: 9780940776180
Pages: 306

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