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Holes for Faces by Ramsey Campbell

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New Collection of Horror Stories from Ramsey Campbell

One of the most respected living horror writers in the world, Campbell has more awards for his horror tales than any other author, and "is likely to be remembered as the leading horror writer of our generation," according to S.T. Joshi. One of the heirs apparent to early-twentieth-century American author H. P. Lovecraft, Campbell's horror stories are often set in contemporary Merseyside, England, his own hometown, and involve quite ordinary characters. His unsettling, dreamlike prose, however, transforms his work into very effective horror fiction.

Holes for Faces collects many of his best tales from the first decade of this century. An attempt to avoid a haunted house leads into worse danger. The announcements at a railway station deal with stranger things than trains, and is that another railway station in the distance or a different kind of destination? A childhood game becomes a source of terror, and so does a radio quiz show. Even Christmas decorations may not be trusted, and beware of that Advent calendar! A hotel provides amenities you mightn’t welcome, and a visit to a tourist attraction attracts an uninvited follower. A train journey may never end, unless it already has, and a visit to a hospital brings back more than memories. A myth about a horror film has unwanted consequences. There are angels you mightn’t want to see too clearly, if that’s what they are. And you’ll have to decide if it’s better to stay in the dark or see what’s waiting there. You’ll find uncanny dread in these pages, and disquiet and terror, but also poignancy and comedy of paranoia. One theme runs through all the stories: youth and age.

 

Table of Contents

Passing through Peacehaven
Peep
Getting It Wrong
The Room Beyond
Holes for Faces
The Rounds
The Decorations
The Address
Recently Used
Chucky Comes to Liverpool
With the Angels
Behind the Doors
Holding the Light
The Long Way

Praise for Holes for Faces and Ramsey Campbell

"Consider Holes for Faces another textbook by one of our best practitioners, an essential addition to the bookshelves of horror readers and writers alike. " - FEAR NET

"Holes For Faces is a must-read for Ramsey Campbell fans, collecting his best stories from this fledgling century we find ourselves in. And if you’ve not been introduced to Mr. Campbell yet, then I can think of no better place to start." - The Occult Detective (author Bob Freeman)

"...a superb collection of stories of the strange and the dark that I’m sure fans of the genre will love. I know I did." - The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog

"The title story, “Holes for Faces,” is a tale of sliding realities in which our protagonist sees a very different world around him. He becomes aware of the horrors that no one else can see. These stories reflect Campbell’s ability to take normal and tilt it just far enough to create fear. This could happen to you he reminds us and that is the greatest fear of all." - Horror Novel Reviews

"...as the reader progresses into the tales, the tension increases as the stories become more sinister and, well, down right creepy in that some of the stories make us question our innermost selves. In reading "Holes For Faces", which I have enjoyed immensely, I discovered that my personal favorites are "Getting It Wrong," "Holes for Faces", and "The Rounds"." - Widescreen Online Review

"Campbell is renowned among fans and writers alike as the master of a skewed and exquisitely terrifying style." - Library Journal

 

Hardcover Production Updates

01/08/2014: The Cowhide-Bound Deluxe Hardcover Edition is now in stock and will begin shipping to customers this week! All hardcover editions are now in stock and available.

12/19/2013: Dust jackets are now in stock and the limited hardcover edition is shipping to customers! Deluxe hardcover will be shipping by December 30th.

11/21/2013: Limited edition hardcover in stock but waiting on dust jacket delivery.

11/05/2013: Binder facing some delays due to quantity of books needed and holiday season. Expected shipment of limited hardcover: November 12th

09/24/2013: Deluxe and Limited Hardcover text blocks shipped to binder - on schedule to have in stock in October!

08/28/2013: Printing has begun for the deluxe and limited edition hardcover text blocks! Expected to be completed by printer and shipped to binder by September 15th.

08/13/2013: Printing of hardcover text blocks to begin on Monday of next week (August 19th).

07/15/2013: Preparing finalized manuscript for printing at new Portland, OR based printer.

 

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Editions

Premium Collector's Hardcover Edition

  • Mint and first edition
  • Limited to 52 signed and numbered copies worldwide
  • Hand numbered 1-52
  • Hand-bound in genuine black cowhide
  • Signed by author Ramsey Campbell and artist Santiago Caruso
  • Spine stamped with title and author name in gold foil
  • Front cover stamped with title and author name in gold foil
  • Black end papers
  • Black book ribbon
  • Black header
  • 60lb natural vellum stock paper
  • Wrap-around full color dust jacket with matte finish
  • Housed in a leatherette-bound slipcase stamped with a custom Holes for Faces emblem in gold foil

Includes Ebook Edition (delivered after order is placed)

Includes Trade Paperback Edition (shipped after order is placed)

 

Signed and Limited Hardcover Edition

  • Mint and first edition
  • Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies worldwide
  • Hand numbered 1-300
  • Bound in black leatherette
  • Signed by author Ramsey Campbell
  • Spine stamped with title and author name in red foil
  • Red end papers
  • Red book ribbon
  • Red header
  • 60lb natural vellum stock paper
  • Wrap-around full color dust jacket with matte finish

 

Book Details and Specifications

Author: Ramsey Campbell
Front Cover Artist: Santiago Caruso
Editor: Joe Morey
ISBN-13: 978-1937128449
Page count: 256
Story count: 14
Size: 6"x9"
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Deluxe Hardcover pricing: $199 USD
Limited Hardcover pricing: $60 USD
Trade Paperback pricing: $14.95 USD
Ebook pricing: $4.99 USD

 

 

Ordering and Shipping Information

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First-time customers who leave a note in the order comments and order this title will receive a 20% off coupon insert with their order for use on the DarkRegions.com website.

Number requests for hardcover editions can be made and will be fulfilled if numbers are available.

All physical editions are eligible for USPS Priority Mail International, First Class International and Express Mail International.  Discounted international rates are offered and if chosen we will ship via the cheapest means (for international this usually means USPS First Class International).  Other international postage costs are automatically calculated via the USPS server. Hardcover editions are packed securely in cardboard box/flat rate box/flat rate padded envelope with cushioning materials.  Trade paperbacks are packed securely in bubble mailers/flat rate padded envelope with cushioning materials. Dark Regions Press has a new standard for safety in our packing methods to ensure hardcover integrity, but will work to the fullest extent with any custom shipping requests.  Other shipping arrangements can be made upon query.

Orders are accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Discover card, American Express and PayPal.  Payment via check or money order can be arranged upon query.  We are not processing orders over the phone at this time.

First-time customers who leave a note in the order comments and order this title will receive a 20% off coupon insert with their order for use on the DarkRegions.com website.

Number requests for hardcover editions can be made and will be fulfilled if numbers are available.

 

About the author

The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association and the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild. Among his novels are The Face That Must Die, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, The Count of Eleven, Silent Children, The Darkest Part of the Woods, The Overnight, Secret Story, The Grin of the Dark, Thieving Fear, Creatures of the Pool, The Seven Days of Cain, Ghosts Know and The Kind Folk. Forthcoming are The Last Revelation of Gla’aki and The Pretence (both novellas) and Bad Thoughts. His collections include Waking Nightmares, Alone with the Horrors, Ghosts and Grisly Things, Told by the Dead and Just Behind You, and his non-fiction is collected as Ramsey Campbell, Probably. His novels The Nameless and Pact of the Fathers have been filmed in Spain. His regular columns appear in Prism, Dead Reckonings and Video Watchdog. He is the President of the British Fantasy Society and of the Society of Fantastic Films.

Ramsey Campbell lives on Merseyside with his wife Jenny. His pleasures include classical music, good food and wine, and whatever’s in that pipe. His web site is at www.ramseycampbell.com.

 

About the artist

Santiago Caruso was born in 1982, in Quilmes, Argentina.  He is a symbolist and surreal artist, with an avant-garde concept but rooted in the nineteenth century´s  decadentism. Dedicated to the fantastique,  metaphysical horror and poetry, he had illustrated books for Libros del Zorro Rojo, Dark Regions Press, Ex Occidente Press, Tordesilhas, Tartarus Press, Random House Mondadori, Planeta and Penguin.

His work stands out both for the vigor of its poetry as well as for its technique. Member of the Beinart Surreal Art Collective since 2010, the artwork of Caruso is well represented in galleries and museums of Buenos Aires, United States, United Kingdom, Mexico and Spain.

 

 

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Ebook: Kelly Mills, R.A. Kennedy, Glen Krisch

Trade Paperback: Katy Sozaeva, Jill Greene, Tristan Thorne

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Holes For Faces by Ramsey Campbell
Author:
Ramsey Campbell
Front Cover Artist:
Santiago Caruso
Editor:
Joe Morey
ISBN-13:
978-1937128449
Publication date:
08/13/2013

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    Posted by Paul Lancaster on 8th Feb 2014

    When i took delivery of my deluxe edition of Ramsey Campbells Holes for faces i was delighted with the finish and quality of the binding of this excellent book ,a job well done, it now takes pride of place on my book shelf . thank you to all the staff at dark regions for keeping me informed at each stage of the process from placing the order up to it arriving at my door here in the UK .







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