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The Rim of Morning : Two Tales of Cosmic Horror
by William Sloane and Stephen King


Overview - In the 1930s, William Sloane wrote two brilliant novels that gave a whole new meaning to cosmic horror. In To Walk the Night , Bark Jones and his college buddy Jerry Lister, a science whiz, head back to their alma mater to visit a cherished professor of astronomy.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the 1930s, William Sloane wrote two brilliant novels that gave a whole new meaning to cosmic horror. In To Walk the Night, Bark Jones and his college buddy Jerry Lister, a science whiz, head back to their alma mater to visit a cherished professor of astronomy. They discover his body, consumed by fire, in his laboratory, and an uncannily beautiful young widow in his house but nothing compares to the revelation that Jerry and Bark encounter in the deserts of Arizona at the end of the book. In The Edge of Running Water, Julian Blair, a brilliant electrophysicist, has retired to a small town in remotest Maine after the death of his wife. His latest experiments threaten to shake up the town, not to mention the universe itself."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590179062
  • ISBN-10: 1590179064
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 480
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-09-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

As the editor of two SF anthologies and director of Rutgers University Press, Sloane would easily have made a name for himself in the speculative fiction world even if he had not written these two tremendous novels. Reprinted for the first time in years, To Walk the Night and The Edge of Running Water blend SF and horror in a manner wholly unheard of when they were originally published in the 1930s. In To Walk the Night, two inseparable friends discover an impossible murder and are slowly drawn into its mystery, which threatens to consume their lives as well. In The Edge of Running Water, a genius electrophysicist attempts to pierce the barrier between life and death, with disastrous consequences. Sloanes eerie, exquisitely descriptive prose is influenced by Gothic literature as well as contemporary scientific theory. Sloane is the product of his time, of course, and he uses some outdated terms for people with learning disabilities (as does Stephen King, bafflingly and willingly enough, in his introduction), but his work is still impressively well executed. These all-but-forgotten texts make excellent reading for any fan of classic SF or eldritch horror. (Oct.)

 
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