Valancourt Books tells me that their exciting reprint of The Other Passenger by John Keir Cross will be released on December 12.
Exciting for at least two reasons:
1. It's the first time this landmark collection of supernatural and weird fiction has been reprinted in its entirety since its original publication in 1944. In 1961 an abridged reprint of nine stories, omitting half of the total 18 tales in the original, was released by Ballantine Paperbacks.
2. This edition has a new introduction by some know-it-all genre fiction expert named J. F. Norris. He sure gets around.
They dared to put my name on the front cover. Such a honor. And if you get out a magnifying glass you can even see it!
I had a lot of fun researching this one. Learned all about Keir Cross' juvenile mystery and fantasy fiction (discussed in my The Other Side of Green Hills post), his career as a radio program scriptwriter, and his influence on other genre fiction writers.
Go order your copy (hardcover, paperback or digital) today! Please. Click here to go to the Amazon page for the book.