Reblog: Ian Watson’s Horror: 4 Favorite Tales…



The author, left, and a recent fine edition of his collected works, ed. by Nick Gevens (Photos: Google Books).

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Horror Delve

Ian Watson is a British science fiction and horror writer who’s published a wide range of books and short stories over his long, successful career. I first discovered him upon reading his short story “Happy Hour” in one of my favorite anthologies, The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories. I found it to be a unique, brilliant tale of supernatural horror. The four stories featured here today mark all the ones that I have in the various anthologies I own. Each is a great read. 


  1. “Salvage Rites” (1986) – A couple encounter terror after becoming lost in a salvage yard where they were dropping something off.  The salvage yard is a maze of giant dump bins which continues on far longer than seems possible. The misanthropic family that operates the yard begin to stalk the couple as they progress further into the vile yard.
  2. “The Resurrection…

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