The Equation Chillers


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EQUATION CHILLERS: "A major new series of rare or previously unpublished stories by classic writers of weird and supernatural fiction, providing all fans of the genre with a feast of new pleasures. Each volume is selected and introduced by a leading editor in the field."

The preceding was how Equation (a UK publisher) described their new line of horror titles. Alas, the run was limited to eight titles, most of the later ones being remaindered. The series can be looked on as a forerunner of such as Ghost Story Press and Ash-Tree Press. A uniform look was maintained throughout the run, making for a handsome set. All titles were large format "trade" paperbacks.

NOTE: I've listed the titles by ISBN number, if anyone knows the exact order of publication on these, please contact me that I might list them in proper publication sequence. Thanks!


Title listings for Equation "Chillers" series:

THE FLINT KNIFE: Further Spook Stories by E.F. Benson
Selected and Introduced by Jack Adrian.
Equation 1988. 1st edition.

IN THE DARK: Tales of Terror by E. Nesbit
Selected and Introduced by Hugh Lamb.
Equation 1988. 1st edition.
NOTE: A partial selection of these tales was published as E. NESBIT'S TALES OF TERROR in 1983.

WARNING WHISPERS: New Weird Tales by A.M. Burrage
Selected and Introduced by Jack Adrian.
Equation 1988. 1st edition.

STORIES IN THE DARK: Tales of Terror by Jerome K. Jerome, Barry Pain, and Robert Barr
Selected and Introduced by Hugh Lamb.
Equation 1989. 1st edition.

BONE TO HIS BONE: The Stoneground Ghost Tales of E.G. Swain
Introduced by Michael Cox.
Equation 1989. 1st edition thus.
NOTE: Reprint of 1912 1st edition, THE STONEGROUND GHOST TALES, with six additional stories by David Rowlands.

THE MAGIC MIRROR: Lost Supernatural and Mystery Stories by Algernon Blackwood
Selected and Introduced by Mike Ashley.
Equation 1989. 1st edition.

DRACULA'S BROOD: Neglected Vampire Classics by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood and Others
Selected and Introduced by Richard Dalby.
Equation 1989. 1st Equation. Reprint of 1987 Crucible edition.

THE BLACK REAPER: Tales of Terror by Bernard Capes
Selected and Introduced by Hugh Lamb.
Equation 1989. 1st edition.


Announced as a forthcoming "Chiller" but never published:

FEAR WALKS THE NIGHT: Tales of Terror by Frederick Cowles
Selected and Introduced by Richard Dalby.


Not a "Chiller" but of associational interest:

THE ILLUSTRATED J.S. LE FANU: Ghost Stories and Mysteries by a Master Victorian Storyteller
Selected and Introduced by Michael Cox.
Equation 1988. 1st edition.
NOTE: This title was a hardcover edition.

GHOSTS & SCHOLARS: Ghost Stories in the Tradition of M.R. James
Selected and Introduced by Richard Dalby and Rosemary Pardoe.
Equation 1989. 1st Equation (and paperback). Reprint of 1987 Crucible edition.

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