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Excluding proof copies (which are not listed), these are all the known editions of books by or featuring Stephen Jones. If you know of any others, please contact the author/editor at sj@stephenjoneseditor.com
 
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 lgpb • large-size paperback
 tp • trade paperback
 pb • paperback
 cpbk • chapbook
 mag • magazine
Books Published Between:
           –2010
 
2009
Conversations with the Weird Tales Circle
[101] The Dead That Walk
[100] MBO Best New Horror Volume 20
[99] Conan's Brethren: The Classic Heroes
Hellbound Hearts
British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia
[98] Coraline: A Visual Companion
2008
The October Country
Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman
[97] MBO Best New Horror Volume 19
Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead
A Lovecraft Retrospective
[96] Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft
[95] Basil Copper: A Life In Books
2007
[94] H.P. Lovecraft in Britain
[93] MBO Best New Horror Volume 18
The Horror in the Museum
[92] Stardust: The Visual Companion
[91] MBO Monsters
[90] Summer Chills
Postscripts 10
[89] Travellers In Darkness
[88] The Mark of the Beast
2006
Le livre des livres de Stephen King
Shrouded By Darkness
British Fantasy Society: A Celebration
[87] MBO Best New Horror Volume 17
[86] Tales To Freeze the Blood
Horror: The Definitive Guide
[85] H.P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural
World of Hurt
Clinically Dead and Other Tales
Cinema Macabre
[84] The Complete Chronicles of Conan
2005
King Kong
Supernatural Literature of the World
[83] Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth
[82] MBO Best New Horror Volume 16
[81] Horror: Another 100 Best Books
[80] Sea Kings of Mars and Otherworldly Stories
The King of the Hill
[79] Don't Turn Out the Light
 
Books Published Between:
   2004–2000
   1999–1977
 
[95] Basil Copper: A Life In Books (2008)
Compiled and Edited by Stephen Jones

(a) PS Publishing, UK • Signed, jacketed hc
(100 copies) • £25
ISBN: 978-1-905834-98-3

(b) PS Publishing, UK • Trade hc
(300 copies) • £15
ISBN: 978-1-905834-976
"A Smith & Jones Book"

Basil Copper: A Life In Books (2008)
Cover design by Smith & Jones

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Concluding three years' extensive research, multiple award-winning editor and writer Stephen Jones was given unprecedented and unrestricted access to the books and papers of renowned British macabre and crime writer Basil Copper. The result is Basil Copper: A Life in Books, a unique and in-depth study of the author and his works. Not only does this volume contain the most comprehensive Working Bibliography ever compiled of Basil Copper's productive output—including Macabre and Supernatural Novels and Collections, the "Solar Pons" series, the "Mike Faraday" series, Short Fiction and Novellas, Media Adaptations, Unpublished Works and much more, enhanced with commentary by the author himself—but it also features several rare and obscure articles covering everything from Arkham House creator August Derleth to a brief history of Count Dracula. There are also a number of short stories, most of them original to this volume, ranging from his very first published work back in 1938 to a brand-new "Mike Faraday" detective adventure, along with a complete television script based on M.R. James' classic horror story 'Count Magnus'. With an in-depth look at the author's life and career by acclaimed ghost story editor Richard Dalby, and Basil Copper's inspirational Guest of Honour speech from the 1977 British Fantasy Convention, Basil Copper: A Life in Books is illustrated with numerous cover reproductions, artwork and unique personal photographs.

INTRODUCTION: RECOLLECTIONS OF BASIL COPPER Stephen Jones
FOREWORD Basil Copper
BASIL COPPER: CRIMEWRITER & MASTER OF THE MACABRE Richard Dalby
BASIL COPPER: A WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY  
A •  Macabre & Supernatural Novels  
REMEMBERING AUGUST DERLETH & ARKHAM HOUSE Basil Copper
B •  Macabre & Supernatural Collections  
THE GAME'S AFOOT! AUGUST DERLETH & SOLAR PONS Basil Copper
C •  The "Solar Pons" Series  
AUGUST DERLETH: A GIANT REMEMBERED Basil Copper
D •  The "Mike Faraday" Series  
RAP-SHEET Basil Copper
DIAMONDS ARE FOR NEVER Basil Copper
E •  Other Books  
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DRACULA Basil Copper
F •  Non-Fiction  
THE CURSE Basil Copper
PROFESSOR MAHMOUD Basil Copper
G •  Short Stories & Novellas  
THE BLACK COFFIN Basil Copper
H •  Media Adaptations  
COUNT MAGNUS (script)
I •  Unpublished Works  
DARKNESS, MIST & SHADOW—THE LANDSCAPE OF FEAR Basil Copper

Winner of the 2009 British Fantasy Award

Reviews

"With A Life in Books Jones has done a remarkable job collecting a variety of Copper's work including short stories, essays and even a speech he delivered at Fantasycon 3 in 1977 . . . a worthwhile read for both long-time fans and the uninitiated."
—W. Brice McVicar
RUE MORGUE Issue #78, May 2008

 
Photo © 2008 Peter Coleborn
Basil Copper and Stephen Jones at the book launch (London, February 23, 2008)
Basil Copper and Stephen Jones at the book launch (London, February 23, 2008)
Photo © 2009
Basil Copper with the 2009 British Fantasy Award for Non-Fiction awarded to Basil Copper: A Life In Books (2008)
Basil Copper with the 2009 British Fantasy Award for Non-Fiction awarded to Basil Copper: A Life In Books (2008)

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