"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."

—Edgar Allan Poe

It has been nearly two centuries since Poe left to the world a trove of literary treasures that have inspired generation after generation as few other purveyors of the written word ever have. He created frequently beautiful, always mysterious, and oftentimes hideous fantasy worlds in prose and poem; fathered at least an entire genre that to this day flourishes; has been flattered by literal hordes of imitators (of which only a handful, including H. P. Lovecraft, have achieved noteworthiness); and in the last half-century has become virtually synonymous with Vincent Price.

In Evermore, 15 writers examine Edgar Allan Poe from as many different perspectives. Some as biographers who afford us glimpses into the poet's life, as if to convince us that they know certain secrets — some forebidding and some alluring — that no one else possibly could; others as participants in Poe's own dreams, living and breathing within the worlds he created.


Publisher: Arkham House
Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Retail Price: $34.95
ISBN-10: 0-87054-185-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-87054-185-8
Release Date: October 2006

In Evermore, Poe comes to life again,  proving that the master himself remains just as intriguing as when unsuspecting readers first found themselves taunted by an avian horror who spoke to them nothing more than the simple word "Nevermore."


Stephen Mark Rainey and James Robert Smith

Ken Goldman
"Poe 103"

Tom Piccirilli
"Of Persephone, Poe, and the Whisperer"

Gary Fry
"The Impelled"

Joel Lane
"All Beauty Sleeps"

Kealan Patrick Burke
"From the Wall, a Whisper"

Charlee Jacob
"Night Writing"

John Morressy
"The Resurrections of Fortunato"

Melanie Tem
"Cloud by Night"

Trey Barker
"In Articulo Mortis"

Steve Rasnic Tem
"The Masque of Edgar Allan Poe"

Manly Wade Wellman
"When It Was Moonlight"

Fred Chappell
"The White Cat"

Tom Monteleone & Rick Hautala
"The Call Me Eddie"

F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
"The Clockwork Horror"

Vincent Starrett
"An Author and His Character"

Remarks About Evermore...

"Of the several Poe-themed horror anthologies published in recent years, this volume comes closest to evoking the streak of morbid curiosity that was Poe's unique contribution to weird fiction."
—Publishers Weekly

"If you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe or just enjoy losing yourself in rich atmospheric writing, Evermore is an amazing reading experience that will leave you wishing for more. I have no hesitation in giving this anthology my highest recommendations."
—Joe Kroeger, Horror World


Stephen Mark Rainey is author of the novels Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with Elizabeth Massie), Balak, The Lebo Coven, Blue Devil Island, and The Nightmare Frontier; the short story collections Fugue Devil & Other Weird Horrors, The Last Trumpet, Legends of the Night, and Other Gods; and over 80 works of short fiction. He achieved questionable infamy and absolutely no fortune as editor of Deathrealm magazine, and has edited the anthologies Deathrealms, Song of Cthulhu, and Evermore (with James Robert Smith).

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