Edited by means of Simon Strantzas, "Aickman's Heirs" is an anthology of wierd, bizarre stories by means of sleek visionaries of peculiar fiction, within the milieu of Robert Aickman, the grasp of odd and ambiguous tales. Editor and writer Strantzas, an immense determine in bizarre fiction, has been hailed because the inheritor to Aickman's oeuvre, and is ultimate to edit this intriguing quantity. that includes all-original tales from Brian Evenson, Lisa Tuttle, John Langan, Helen Marshall, Michael Cisco, and others.
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