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THE FAR TOWER: Stories for W. B. Yeats
edited by Mark Valentine

Hardback: December 2019 (400)
Cover image by John Coulthart
Length: xiii + 184 pages
ISBN: 978-1-78380-030-8

Available as a limited edition hardback.

Ron Weighell's "Under the Frenzy of the Fourteenth Moon" is reprinted in Best New Horror #31 edited by Stephen Jones.

"All Art that is not mere story-telling, or mere portraiture, is symbolic . . . " – W. B. Yeats

Stories of magic and myth, folklore and fairy traditions, the occult and the outré, inspired by the rich mystical world of Ireland’s greatest poet, W. B. Yeats. We invited ten contemporary writers to celebrate Yeats’s contributions to the history of the fantastic and supernatural in literature, drawing on his work for their own new and original tales. Each has chosen a phrase from his poems, plays, stories, or essays to herald their own explorations in the esoteric. Alongside their own powerful qualities, the pieces here testify to the continuing resonance of Yeats’s vision in our own time, that deep understanding of the meshing of two worlds and the talismans of old magic.


    Mark Valentine

"Under the Frenzy of the Fourteenth Moon"
    Ron Weighell

"Daemon Est Deus Inversus"
    D. P. Watt

"The Shiftings"
    Rosanne Rabinowitz

"Hermit for Hire"
    Caitriona Lally

"The Property of the Dead"
    John Howard

"Cast a Cold Eye"
    Timothy J. Jarvis

"The Messiah of Blackhall Place"
    Derek John

"This Crumbling Pageant"
    Lynda E. Rucker

"Shadowy Waters"
    Reggie Oliver

"The Hosts of the Air"
    Nina Antonia

"Contributor Notes"


Mark Valentine is the author of about twenty books, mostly of ghost stories or of essays on book collecting and obscure authors. He also edited The Scarlet Soul: Stories for Dorian Gray for Swan River Press. His fiction collections include The Uncertainty of All Earthly Things (Zagava) and, with John Howard, Secret Europe and Inner Europe (Tartarus). He also edits Wormwood, a journal of the literature of the fantastic and supernatural.

Titles by Mark Valentine
Seventeen Stories (2013)
Selected Stories (2012)
The Seer of Trieste (2008)

Titles edited by Mark Valentine
The Far Tower: Stories for W. B. Yeats (2019)
The Scarlet Soul: Stories for Dorian Gray (2017)

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