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Old 30-12-2015, 17:37   #1
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Pan Books Of Horror

I have had a sudden urge to collect these!

I recall my Dad having quite a few of these, and I loved looking at the lurid covers as a kid. Sadly, when my Dad died, all his books ended up at Charity shops (I wish I had known they were going to be donated).

So, I was wondering if any of you fellow forumites had any of these that they are looking to get rid of. I'd happily take them off your hands.

Anyone else have fond memories of this series? Are there any other series worth pursuing?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 31-12-2015, 06:42   #2
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I never even heard of them. What kimd of books are there in the series?
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Old 31-12-2015, 10:08   #3
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I never even heard of them. What kimd of books are there in the series?
They are a Horror anthology published by Pan between 1960 and mid 80's (I believe). There are 30 in total and are well worth a read!
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The Pan books were the kind of thing that were staples of charity shops and jumble sales (RIP) back in the day, but with the increased professionalization of the sector, vaguely grotty pulp fiction doesn't seem to make it to the shelves these days. cf. classic James Bond novels, Sven Hassel, etc.

Christopher Lee put his name to a short series of anthologies. Here's an example:

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/...es-of-evil.htm

That site might throw up some other series too.
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Old 31-12-2015, 10:35   #5
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I have a bunch of old anthologies on the shelves at my Dad's house. Must recover them next time I'm down there.
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used to love the pan anthologies as a kid - douglasb is right - all mine came from church jumble sales at about 10p each - not sure what happened to them though - they could be in my parent's loft or might have been given away years ago
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You can get quite a few from Amazon pretty cheap.

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Hey thanks for the info.
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Cheers for the replies...

I've ordered the first Pan Book Of Horror.

In looking for Pans, (my local charity shops have been rubbish) I have also discovered Hamlyn and Fontana titles that need to be in my collection...

As with most of my desicions to collect something...this could get expensive.
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You might get job lot on Ebay. Your thread inspired me to go and look at another series and there were a few sellers doing three or four titles at a time. Just need to play the waiting game.
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You might get job lot on Ebay. Your thread inspired me to go and look at another series and there were a few sellers doing three or four titles at a time. Just need to play the waiting game.
There is a full set of Pan titles on Ebay at the moment...Doesn't finish till the 6th. Plonkers are already bidding on it (currently £20 or so)...I'd love to win it, but I reckon it could go silly.

What series are you looking at?

I'm tempted by those pulpy books that came out early 80's like Croak, Slither and Saliva. (Essentially the killer bugs and crustacea titles).

But anthologies are my main priority...I'd recommend anything edited/written by Johnny Mains for modern stuff!
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I funded a book on kickstarter about a year ago about the Pan Horror books. I can't work out how to post links (on a phone) but I'm sure if you search the page will still be there. It's a history of the books. Author interviews and some unpublished stuff. I think it's finished soon.
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...?ref=discovery. Hope this works.
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Thanks for the link...sadly it looks like you can't back this anymore. I'd love this!
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It should be published in March. I'd imagine you'll be able to buy it then. Maybe as a eBook.
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Missed out on the Complete set of Pan Books of Horror today on Ebay...it went for £78, which was a tad over my sneaky snipe bid!
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What series are you looking at?

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I was inspired to go and look at Sven Hassell's Nazi war books!
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I was inspired to go and look at Sven Hassell's Nazi war books!
I'm sure my Dad had those in his collection as well!
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But has he got any Guy N Smith Killer Crabs books?
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But has he got any Guy N Smith Killer Crabs books?
I need help...I'm toying with those as well.

Picked up Pan Books Of Horror 1 - 5 for a few quid.

Also started to collect Stephen Jones edited anthologies..have Horrorology, Faerie Tales and A Book of Horrors. Just need to pick up his 27 volumes of Best New Horror.

Add to that I'm also picking up anything involving Johnny Mains!

Again, anyone on here has any Pan books they want to get rid of, then please give me a shout!
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