Refugees from an Imaginary Country

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Refugees from
an Imaginary Country
Refugees from an Imaginary Country.jpg
Cover of Refugees from
an Imaginary Country
Author Darrell Schweitzer
Illustrator Stephen E. Fabian
Cover artist Stephen E. Fabian
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy
Publisher W. Paul Ganley/Owlswick Press
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 232 pp
ISBN 0-932445-64-0
OCLC 48609840

Refugees from an Imaginary Country is a collection of dark fantasy short stories written by Darrell Schweitzer. It was first published in hardcover and trade paperback by W. Paul Ganley and Owlswick Press in March 1999.[1]

The collection consists of nineteen early works of the author, including one of his tales about the legendary madman Tom O'Bedlam. The pieces were originally published from 1988-1997 in various speculative fiction magazines and anthologies.


  • "Savages" (from Masques IV, Oct. 1991)
  • "On the Last Night of the Festival of the Dead" (from Interzone no. 90, Dec. 1994)
  • "The Outside Man" (from Narrow Houses, Dec. 1992)
  • "Minotauress" (from Amazing Stories v. 65, no. 6, Mar. 1991)
  • "Malevendra's Pool" (from Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy, Aut. 1989)
  • "Angry Man" (from Fear no. 16, Apr. 1990)
  • "The Sorcerer Evoragdou" (from The Ultimate Witch, Oct. 1993)
  • "The Strange Rider from the Far, Dark Land" (from Pulphouse no. 6, 1990)
  • "The Mysteries of the Faceless King" (from Weird Tales v. 50, no. 1, Spr. 1988)
  • "Runaway" (from I, Vampire, Sep. 1995)
  • "The Knight of Pale Countenance" (from The Merlin Chronicles, Oct. 1995)
  • "One of the Secret Masters" (from Dark Destiny, Dec. 1994)
  • "Climbing" (from After Hours no. 25, Win. 1995)
  • "The Death of Falstaff" (from Shakespearean Whodunnits, 1997)
  • "King Yvorian's Wager" (from Weird Tales v. 51, no. 2, Win. 1989/1990)
  • "Going to the Mountain" (from Monochrome: The Readercon Anthology, 1990)
  • "The Last Dangerous Lunacy" (from Amazing Stories v. 63, no. 3, Sep. 1988)
  • "Last Things" (from Classical Whodunnits, Oct. 1996)
  • "Refugees from an Imaginary Country" (from Interzone no. 116, Feb. 1997)