Ramsey Campbell, Probably: On Horror and Sundry Fantasies
Ramsey Campbell, Probably collects 140,000 words of Campbell’s non-fiction from the last three decades.
The subjects range from the perils of authorship to the delights of amateur fiction and film, from drugs to nightmares, from the Highgate Vampire to the Dracula Society’s marching song. Friends are remembered, and so is Mary Whitehouse. A seminal study of English schoolgirl spanking on video is brought up to date. Many thoughts on the history of horror fiction are included. At last it is revealed why Harlan Ellison is responsible.
May the reader variously laugh, weep, ponder, disagree and turn uneasily in bed.