Over the course of a career spanning twenty five years, Eric Brown has written just a handful of horror and ghost stories – and all of them are collected here. They range from the gentle, psychological chiller "The House" to the more overtly fantastical horror of "Li Ketsuwan", from the contemporary science fiction of "The Memory of Joy" to the almost-mainstream of "The Man Who Never Read Novels". What they have in common is a concern for character and gripping story-telling. Ghostwriting is Eric Brown at his humane and compelling best.
The Man Who Never Read Novels
The Memory of Joy
The Disciples of Apollo
"Irrespective of genre limitations Brown is a terrific storyteller as the present collection effectively proves... All in all an excellent collection of entertaining and well written dark fiction."
"SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility"
– Paul McAuley
"He is a masterful storyteller"
– Strange Horizons
"British writing with a deft, understated touch: wonderful"
– New Scientist
"Eric Brown has an enviable talent for writing stories which are the essence of modern science fiction and yet show a passionate concern for the human predicament and human values"
– Bob Shaw
"Eric Brown joins the ranks of Graham Joyce, Christopher Priest and Robert Holdstock as a master fabulist"
– Paul di Filippo