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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Heart Is a Mirror for Sinners
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  • The story was published in Japanese translation before it appeared in English.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Japanese
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Murder Ballads Mark Beech (editor), United Kingdom (UK) : Egaeus Press , 2017 13861399 2017 anthology short story

    'A collection of seventeen dark tales & novellas, in which some of today’s finest weird story writers provide previously unpublished work inspired by traditional murder ballads. The results are sometimes enigmatic, sometimes witty, sometimes desperately grim; just like the songs they often appear to belong outside — either before or after — recorded time, in some malleable epoch of blood-drenched mythology. They channel not only these ballads, but also that certain brand of outmoded publication which once revelled so joyfully in all manner of luridness; publications such as The Newgate Calendar, The Illustrated Police News and of course the Victorian Penny Dreadful.'

    Source: Egaeus Press.

    United Kingdom (UK) : Egaeus Press , 2017
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Dark no. 36 May 2018 13860997 2018 periodical issue 2018
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners & Other Stories Angela Slatter , Harrogate : PS Publishing , 2020 18687707 2020 selected work short story

    'Welcome to The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories.

    'Slatter’s work has been described by the legendary Ramsey Campbell as “enviably original, and told in prose as stylish as it’s precise. Not just disturbing but often touching, her work enriches and revives the tale of terror.”

    'From the fierce changeling children of ‘Finnegan’s Field’ to shades of old gods in ‘Egyptian Revival’, from the Lovecraftian echoes of ‘Lavinia’s Wood’ to a new kind of Victorian sleuth in ‘Ripper’, and from the re-imagined fairy tale of ‘The Little Mermaid, in Passing’ to the tender terror of ‘Neither Time nor Tears’, the stories in this collection spring from dragons’ teeth scattered on the field of story.

    'The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories collects twelve reprints and two new unpublished tales, with an Introduction by Kim Newman.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Harrogate : PS Publishing , 2020
    pg. 225-238
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