Exorcisms and Ecstasies

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Exorcisms and Ecstasies
Exorcisms and ecstasies.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Karl Edward Wagner
Illustrator Jeffrey K. Potter
Cover artist Jeffrey K. Potter
Country United States
Language English
Genre fantasy, horror short stories
Publisher Fedogan & Bremer
Publication date
1997
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xviii, 561 pp
ISBN 1-878252-28-3
OCLC 38425167

Exorcisms and Ecstasies is a collection of fantasy and horror short stories by author Karl Edward Wagner. The collection also includes a number of memoirs and articles about Wagner and is edited by Stephen Jones. It was released in 1997 by Fedogan & Bremer in an edition of 2,100 copies, of which 100 included Wagner's signature taken from a canceled check or contract. The limited edition was also signed by the artist, editor and other contributors to the collection. Many of the stories originally appeared in a number of different anthologies and collections or in the magazines Beyond Fantasy & Science Fiction, Kadath, Weird Tales, The Centralite, Midnight Sun, Fantasy Crossroads and Gauntlet.

Contents[edit]

  • "Introduction: Talking with Karl", by Stephen Jones
  • "Midnight Sun"
  • Exorcisms and Ecstasies
    • "Various Encounters with Karl" by Peter Straub
    • "Did They Get You to Trade?"
    • "The Kind Men Like"
    • "Cedar Lane"
    • "The Slug"
    • "Final Cut"
    • "Locked Away"
    • "Endless Night"
    • "A Walk on the Wild Side"
    • "Passages"
    • "Little Lessons in Gardening"
    • "I’ve Come to Talk with You Again"
    • "An Awareness of Angels"
    • "But You’ll Never Follow Me"
    • "Plan 10 from Inner Space"
    • "Prince of the Punks"
    • "The Picture of Jonathan Collins"
    • "Gremlin"
    • "Brushed Away"
    • "In the Middle of a Snow Dream"
    • "The Big Dutchman", by Frances Wellman
  • Silver Dagger: Kane"
    • "All Good Friends, by David J. Schow
    • "In the Wake of the Night"
    • "The Treasure of Lynortis"
    • "The Gothic Touch"
    • "At First Just Ghostly"
    • "Deep in the Depths of the Acme Warehouse"
    • "Friends Die", by Ramsey Campbell
  • Satan’s Gun: Adrian Becker
    • "Doc Wagner", by Jenny Campbell
    • "Satan’s Gun"
    • "Hell Creek"
    • "One Paris Night"
    • "The Truth Insofar as I Know It, by David Drake
  • Tell Me, Dark: Uncollected Stories
    • "Brother Karl: Stories First and Last, by James R. Wagner
    • "The Education of Gergy-doo-doo"
    • "Stardust"
    • "Killer"
    • "The Coming of Ghor"
    • "A Fair Cop"
    • "Karl Edward Wagner: Sassenach", by Brian Lumley
    • "Karl Edward Wagner: A Working Bibliography of English Language First Editions", by Scott F. Wyatt & Stephen Jones
    • "Afterword: Karl Edward Wagner—A Personal Farewell", by C. Bruce Hunter
    • "Death Angel’s Shadow"

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