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THE SATYR AND OTHER TALES
by Stephen J. Clark
Paperback: April 2021
Hardback: July 2015 (350)
Cover image by Stephen J. Clark
Style: Dust jacketed hardback
Length: viii + 230 pages
The Satyr and Other Tales is available in paperback.
Our limited edition hardback is sold out.
A blog post from Stephen J. Clark on this new edition of The Satyr.
"The Horned Tongue" was long-listed for Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year 2011!
"It was the straying that found the path direct." — Austin Osman Spare
In the final throes of the Blitz, Austin Osman Spare is the only salvation for Marlene, an artist escaping a traumatic past. Wandering Southwark’s ruins she encounters Paddy Hughes, a fugitive of another kind. Falling under Marlene’s spell Hughes agrees to seek out her lost mentor, the man she calls The Satyr. Yet Marlene’s past will not rest as the mysterious Doctor Charnock pursues them, trying to capture the patient she’d once caged. The Satyr is a tale inspired by the life and ethos of sorcerer and artist Austin Osman Spare.
Another three novellas of occult enchantment follow: a bookseller discovers that his late wife knew the Devil, in the Carpathian Mountains refugees shelter in a museum devoted to a forgotten author, and in Prague a portraitist must paint a countess whose appearance is never the same twice.
This omnibus is comprised of The Satyr (2010) and The Bestiary of Communion (2011); newly illustrated, expanded, and revised.
"The Horned Tongue"
"The Lost Reaches"
"The Feast of the Sphinx"
Stephen J. Clark was born in County Durham. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, having been published by Egaeus Press, Side Real Press, and Fulgur Press, among others. Regular collaborations with Tartarus Press have notably featured his cover illustrations for a complete series of Robert Aickman’s strange tales. His debut novel In Delirium's Circle was released by Egaeus Press in 2012, followed in 2018 by The Feathered Bough, a fully illustrated second novel published by Zagava. thesinginggarden.co.uk
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