Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales: a Collection, a Recollection, a Writer's Handbook

Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales: a Collection, a Recollection, a Writer's Handbook

Illustration By Timothy Truman

Dust jacket by Tim Truman

Originally published in 1992, Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales introduced a fresh voice to horror literature. Norman Partridge's first collection won the Bram Stoker Award, received a World Fantasy nomination, and cemented Partridge's place as an exciting new talent in a generation of dark dreamers that included Poppy Z. Brite, Brian Hodge, and Bentley Little.

The Roadkill Press edition of Mr. Fox is nearly impossible to find, fetching prices as high as $400 on the collector's market. This expanded edition features every story included in the original, an excerpt from an unpublished zombie novel, and 11 additional stories (most of them uncollected) written early in Partridge's career -- including a collaboration with Richard Chizmar.

The lettered edition includes three stories (two of them previously unpublished) not in the limited.

But the Subterranean Press edition of Mr. Fox is more than a short story collection. In a freewheeling introduction and extensive story notes, Partridge shares what he's learned about the craft and commerce of writing horror. If you're a new writer looking for tips from a seasoned pro about writing your first novel or marketing your work, you'll want this book on your shelf. If you're a Norm Partridge fan, you'll simply have to have it.

Mr. Fox is available only from Subterranean Press.

Limited: 750 signed numbered copies
Lettered: 26 signed traycased copies with extra story section

From Publishers Weekly:
"First published in a limited edition in 1992, Partridge's Stoker-winning debut horror collection is something of a legend. This new incarnation includes the original seven stories, 11 more early tales and extensive authorial commentary in between selections... In a genre overburdened with self-serving advice, Partridge... delivers some truthful, needful messages without rancor or self-pity. Fiction and nonfiction combine to make a fine whole."

Timothy Truman
Norman Partridge
391 pages
United States
Out of Print