Format: Hardcover, 412 pages
Publisher: PS Publishing, July, 2004
*THIS EDITION IS LIMITED TO 200 NUMBERED HARDCOVER COPIES IN SLIPCASE AND SIGNED BY STEPHEN GALLAGHER AND BRIAN CLEMENS*
**ONLY ONE COPY IN STOCK AND IT IS #157 OF 200**
"It's been a great opportunity for me to draw together material that's always been a coherent body of work in my own mind (hence the title), but which has only ever been encountered piecemeal by most readers." Twenty-two stories and novella-length works, mixing imagination with suspense in the kind of tale that can slide into the back of your mind and then stay there for the rest of your life.. Assembled here is a signature collection from over two decades' worth of Gallagher's lesser-known short fiction. A telephone chat line where not all of the respondents can be found amongst the living.. the terrified flight of a hit-and-run driver whose fate was sealed at the moment of his deed.. the seduction and harrowing education of a young artist in nineteenth-century France.. the unholy alliance of an honest psychic and a skeptical conjurer... All brought together in one volume for the first time anywhere, with an introduction by award-winning author and editor Brian Clemens and an afterword filled with background insights and dashes of autobiography. As an example of the storyteller's art, OUT OF HIS MIND is about as good as it gets.