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Best Ramsey Campbell Books to Read

Our list of some of the best Ramsey Campbell books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Think Yourself Lucky (Fiction Without Frontiers) (2018)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to Read“Campbell on vintage form.” – David Botham just wants a quiet ordinary life―his job at the travel agency, his relationship with his girlfriend Stephanie. The online blog that uses a title he once thought up has nothing to do with him. He has no idea who is writing it or where they get their information about a series of violent deaths in Liverpool. If they’re murders, how can the killer go unseen even by security cameras? Perhaps David won’t know until they come too close to him―until he can’t ignore the figure from his past that is catching up with him… is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing….
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell

2. And Cannot Come Again: Tales of Childhood, Regret, and Innocence Lost (2019)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to ReadFunny, frightening and moving, the stories in Simon Bestwick’s new collection explore how our childhoods mark us, our regrets haunt us, and how our innocence is sometimes lost―and sometimes taken away. A young policewoman is drawn into a dreadful bargain. Murdered girls walk the streets of Manchester beside their still-living friends. Tormented children call on an urban legend for help, and the events of a long-ago summer and first love return with lethal consequences for four childhood friends. All this and more besides, in these fifteen short stories and novelettes from the author of The…
Author(s): Simon Bestwick, Ramsey Campbell

3. Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh (2019)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to ReadFrom the back cover: Welcome to Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh, an anthology celebrating the uncanny realm of the living inanimate. Featuring tales of dolls, mannequins, statues, and other varieties of humanoid horror, Mannequin explores the intersection between artificiality and life through a stunning variety of writers both established and new. This highly-anticipated debut anthology from Silent Motorist Media is certain to leave readers of horror and weird fiction more than satisfied. Ramsey Campbell, Michael Wehunt, Christine Morgan, Richard Gavin, Kristine Ong Muslim,…
Author(s): Jon Padgett, Michael Wehunt, et al.

4. The Hole in the Moon and Other Tales by Margaret St. Clair (2019)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to ReadAmerican science fiction author Margaret St. Clair (1911–95) wrote more than 100 short stories as well as eight novels. Many of her stories appeared in such pulp magazines as Fantastic Adventures and Startling Stories, some under her own name and some under the pseudonyms Idris Seabright and Wilton Hazard. Introduced and edited by horror fiction great Ramsey Campbell, this newly assembled anthology is the only collection in print featuring short stories by the pioneering science fiction writer. Seventeen tales showcase St. Clair's ironic sense of…
Author(s): St. Clair, Margaret, Ramsey Campbell

5. Behold!: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders (2017)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to ReadWant to see something weird? Embrace the odd. Satisfy your curiosity. Surrender to wonder. From Crystal Lake Publishing and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated co-editor of the smash hit Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories comes Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders. Sixteen stories and two poems take you into the spaces between the ordinary–and the imaginations of some of today’s masters of dark and thrilling fiction. Featuring Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Brian Kirk, Hal Bodner, Stephanie M. Wytovich, John Langan, Erinn L. Kemper, John F.D. Taff, Patrick…
Author(s): Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, et al.

6. Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1 (2017)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to ReadCelebrated horror writer H. P. Lovecraft’s first major tale of his Cthulhu Mythos began an entire sub-genre of the macabre and in that story, he made Australia a crucial location in his supernatural universe. Now, a group of Australia’s most accomplished writers of speculative fiction return to the promise of the master. This collection not only includes the best Australian Lovecraftian fiction but also presents new stories by internationally-lauded Australian creators Lucy Sussex, Kaaron Warren, and Janeen Webb. The book is the first in a series that will provoke fresh new…
Author(s): Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequiera, et al.

7. The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (2018)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to ReadFollowing up on the success of A Mountain Walked, this volume presents another dozen tales of the Cthulhu Mythos that show how H. P. Lovecraft’s motifs, conceptions, and imagery have affected an entire century of weird writing. Beginning with a delightful parody of Lovecraft written by Edith Miniter in 1921, this anthology features “The Red Brain,” a story of incalculable cosmic horror by Donald Wandrei; “The Beast of Averoigne,” in which Clark Ashton Smith plays a riff on “The Dunwich Horror”; and C. Hall Thompson’s “The Will of Claude…
Author(s): Edith Miniter, Donald Wandrei, et al.

8. Monsters of Any Kind (2018)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to ReadMonsters are difference, change, deviance. Life force. If they want to survive, men need monsters. Stories by Ramsey Campbell, David J. Schow, Edward Lee, Jonathan Maberry, Lucy Taylor, Owl Goingback, Damien Angelica Walters, Bruce Boston, Cody Goodfellow, Monica J. O’Rourke, Michael Bailey, Erinn L. Kemper, Mark Alan Miller, Jess Landry, Santiago Eximeno, Gregory L. Norris, Greg Sisco, Michael Gray Baughan. Edited by Alessandro Manzetti and Daniele Bonfanti. Cover Art by Wendy Saber Core, internal illustrations by Stefano Cardoselli. #1,650,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #47019 in Horror Literature & Fiction…
Author(s): David J. Schow, Ramsey Campbell, et al.

9. Behind The Flying Saucers — The Truth About The Aztec UFO Crash (2012)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to Read“The CONSPIRACY JOURNAL is very proud to offer this expanded version of perhaps the most seminal book in the history of the unexplained . . . a case that now stands right beside the UFO crash at Roswell, MN for its credibility and veracity. For years the Aztec case was spurned by serious researchers who did not have access to all the information now available on the crash. In addition to reprinting the entire, unabridged, text to the rare 50s Scully book (reset in an easy to read, “large print,” large format edition) journalist Sean Casteel has dug deep to provide the reader with an updated account of what really happened outside this…
Author(s): Frank Scully, Sean Casteel , et al.

10. Horror 101: The Way Forward (2014)

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to ReadHorror 101 is a Ever wanted to be a writer? Make money online? Make a name for yourself writing online? Perhaps you’ve already realized that dream and you’re looking to expand your repertoire. Writing comic books sounds nice, right? Or how about screenplays? Horror 101, although written by horror authors, is a must read for , be it writing for a hobby or a career. Or maybe you just want to see what goes on behind the scenes in a writer’s life. Then this non-fiction best seller, Bram Stoker Award nominee, is the book for you. Horror 101: The Way…
Author(s): Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton , et al.

Best Ramsey Campbell Books to Read

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Ramsey Campbell and Modern Horror Fiction

Author(s): S. T. Joshi
Publisher: Liverpool University Press, Year: 2001, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 264203

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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