FROM THE HEART OF DARKNESS. [New York]: [Tor] A Tom Doherty Associates Book, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. A collection of sixteen stories, one original to this collection, another included here in a revised version. "FROM THE HEART OF DARKNESS collects the best of Drake’s fiction from the 1970s and early 1980s, including his well-regarded horror stories set in the context of the Vietnam War -- 'Something Had to be Done,' 'Best of Luck,' 'Hunting Ground,' and 'The Dancer in the Flames.' The collection also contains several contemporary classic weird tales, such as 'The Barrow Troll' and 'Than Curse the Darkness." - Boyd White. Barron, ed., Fantasy and Horror (1999) 6-117. A fine copy. (#160595).
"First TOR printing, November 1983" on copyright page.