Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Release: Dark Forest edited by Robert Dunbar

Dark Forest edited by Robert Dunbar

Dark Forest, edited by Robert Dunbar, has recently been released. It’s a collection of dark, classic stories that’s perfect for a fall evening.

“You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path.” ~ Joseph Campbell


Something deadly lurks among the shadows, and the trees themselves seethe with menace.

Never believe you are safe. No one is safe.

The dark forest is a state of mind.

DARK FOREST is the latest anthology from UNINVITED BOOKS.

These classic stories of the malignant wilderness come from the pens of illustrious authors like Ambrose Beirce, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, E. Nesbit, H. G. Wells and many others. Tales like THE WILLOWS, A VINE ON A HOUSE and THE PAVILION combine to create an intense atmosphere of surreal malignity. (Also included is Robert Dunbar’s novella WOOD.) Each tale is annotated by contemporary talents, and the insights and observations of writers of the caliber of Paul G. Bens, Ramsey Campbell, Sandy DeLuca, Robert Dunbar, James Everington, Greg F. Gifune, Kevin Lucia, Ronald Malfi, Lisa Mannetti, Elizabeth Massie, and B. E. Scully add a further level of erudition, deepening the reader’s appreciation of the work.

(For more information on the novella WOOD by Robert Dunbar link on this text to see my review of this wonderfully dark and hilarious story.) 

478 pages | Uninvited Books | July 7, 2014 | Paperback

From the Introduction of Dark Forest:

The dark is where we live. The dark is all there is.

We fear darkness. We fear eyes that watch from the foliage. Sometimes we fear the foliage.

Perhaps we should.

Long before haunted houses existed, haunted forests circled the globe. Homer knew it. The Brothers Grimm knew it. In legend, all the great mythic quests of self-discovery begin with a hero entering a forsaken wood.

Some journeys also end there…

“Your soul is a dark forest.” ~ Marcel Proust

UNINVITED BOOKS is an independent press dedicated to celebrating literary distinction in dark fiction. All serious fiction deals to some extent with dark themes, and many great works of world literature have employed supernatural, surreal or existentialist elements. These books have power. They endure… because they appeal to serious readers and provide thoughtful entertainment.

Join us. Become one of the Uninvited. www.UninvitedBooks.com

The book is available from Amazon in paperback format.

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