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Dark Country, the (1982) [Collection]
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The book that launched the small press horror boom in the 1980s, The Dark Country is arguably the most influential horror collection of the past two decades.

Moody and experimental, Dennis Etchison's early stories explore a surreal terrain that has more in common with the paranoid world of Philip K. Dick than it does with traditional horror.

Etchison has been called "the most original horror writer in America " and "the finest writer of psychological horror this genre has produced".

The title story, "The Dark Country," won the British Fantasy Award in 1981 and the World Fantasy Award in 1982 -- the only time a single work has received both honors.

Featuring a new introduction by Ramsey Campbell.


  • Introduction by Ramsey Campbell
  • It Only Comes Out at Night
  • Sitting in the Corner, Whimpering Quietly
  • The Walking Man
  • We Have All Been Here Before
  • Daughter of the Golden West [“A Feast for Cathy”]
  • The Pitch
  • You Can Go Now
  • Today’s Special
  • The Machine Demands a Sacrifice
  • Calling All Monsters
  • The Dead Line
  • The Late Shift
  • The Nighthawk
  • It Will Be Here Soon [Jack Martin]
  • Deathtracks
  • The Dark Country [Jack Martin]

Original title: The Dark Country
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorror

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The Dark Country (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Introduction by: Ramsey Campbell
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The Dark Country (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Northfield, CA
Publisher: Babbage Press
ISBN: 9781930235045
Pages: 200
Notes: Cover art and design: C. Marano

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The Dark Country (1984)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Berkley Books
ISBN: 9780425071366
Pages: 193

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