DARKSIDE. Chicago: American Fantasy. London: Airgedlamh Publications, [1996]. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition. Limited to 750 numbered and an unknown additional number of copies designated "PC" on the limitation leaf signed by Etchison and introducer Ramsey Campbell, this being one of the numbered copies. First published as a paperback original by Charter Books in 1986, this edition restores the author's preferred text. "The Lost Ones, a death cult that indoctrinates members through near-death experiences, has a relentless hold on the disaffected teenagers of Beverly Hills. Doug Carson investigates their activities after his teenage stepdaughter Erin dies during her initiation … A moving and profoundly disquieting novel whose sympathetic characters help vivify its sense of tragedy and horror. Etchison makes the cult's underground activities seem both eerily unsettling and attractively taboo. The novel's power, however, comes from its devastating portrait of post-Vietnam America … One of the best dark fantasies of the 1980s." - Stefan Dziemianowicz in Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 6-129. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-107. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#93325).

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