Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Nickolaus Albert Pacione Delivers: A Library Of Unknown Horrors Paperback – June 14, 2011

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, June 14, 2011

"Funny Girl" by Nick Hornby
"One of the funniest and most subtle voices in contemporary fiction."--Chicago Tribune. Check out Nick Hornby's first novel in 5 years: Funny Girl. Learn more

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (June 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557850967
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557850969
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,887,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

From Editor:

This anthology was previously published in 2007 but had some trouble with a damned plagiarist named David "Iron Dave" Boyer which sent me a story called "Electrocuting The Clowns" along with a story called Blood Ties which I later found out this was stolen too.  I went back and reworked both these anthologies -- the version you see here is the expanded Heaven In Black Edition.  I call it that because of my favorite band being Black Sabbath and that is the closing track on TYR.  This anthology is one of those that holds it's own with anthologies "The Years Best Horror" and even Tabloid Purposes IV.  This book spun off from Tabloid Purposes IV and became it's own series in the long run.  The expanded version is 100 pages longer than the original.

About the Author

Nickolaus Albert Pacione is a small press publisher, editor, author, photographer and illustrator who runs Lake Fossil Press. Pacione been writing since 1990 in horror but writing in Science Fiction since he was 27 years of age.  He got this anthology in the doors of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum library as of July 2011.  The Joliet area newspaper caught wind of it and did a story on the front page of the edition of August 30, 2011.  This book not only got in the hands of The Edgar Allan Poe Museum along with sequel, the five year memoir and first collection joining it but it got in the hands of Ted Kirkpatrick of Tourniquet with the second namesake and Issue 5 of the magazine.  The two most personal publications as an editor in the heavy metal band that had a hand in getting him discovered, eventually getting him published in print.

Customer Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Marc Lyth on April 12, 2013
Format: Paperback
All the stories in this volume are public domain - unless it's written by the editor - in which case it's a pile of steaming rubbish.

Seriously, all the good stories in this book are available for free online or in dozens more professionally pieced together compilations.

Don't waste your hard earned cash on this.

If you insist on wasting your money on it in any case, it's available through Lulu at cover price.

And once again, after posting a negative review of one of his books, I've started receiving threatening emails and he's insulting me all over the internet.

Nicky. calm down and take your meds. Don't bother sending me any more threatening homophobic emails.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lewis Unknown on March 18, 2014
Format: Paperback
In today's current economy one must be ever more careful with how they spend their money. In such a case an anthology may be a perfect choice instead of a novel for the simple variety, range, and number of stories even if they are shorter and it is with value for money in mind that I have approached my review of Nickolaus Albert Pacione Delivers a Library of Unknown Horrors.

The title is certainly evocative enough, though who Nickolaus Albert Pacione is and why I should give a fig about his selection abilities is far from clear since Mr Pacione is not a household name, nor even a reputable name in horror circles as my research was to prove. However while I will return to this point later in the review the first concern must be these Unknown Horrors rather than the man who presents them. We might wonder for a moment what Unknown means in this context , does it refer to forgotten gems from the annals of horror, or perhaps to those currently unknown writers who in days to come may be spoken of in the same breath as the giants of the genre? Mr Pacione would undoubtedly claim it is both but alas I must disagree with him.

Let us turn first to the older stories, those in the public domain. Is any fan of horror or even older fiction really unaware of the names of Poe, Mary Shelley, Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Jack London, Algernon Blackwood, H.P. Lovecraft, William Hope Hodgson or H.G Wells? I would say the majority if not all of those names will be familiar to readers of horror, several of them are almost household names given the popularity of their most famous works, so far from unknown. So are these tales then relatively unknown works buried in the shadows of their most famous tales?
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stinkycat on March 15, 2014
Format: Paperback
First, there is what appears to be an oompa-loompa on the cover. The reason for this travesty is never explained. One can presume this is supposed to be a picture of the editor, but that makes no sense when he contributes only 1 or 2 of the stories. 44% of them are from the public domain which you can readily enjoy for free. These public domain stories may be unknown to Mr. Pacione, but they are hardly obscure. Poorly edited and formatted. Save yourself from the headache and read the preview.

Update: I noticed the author posted this on this book's description "This book is in the museum for a reason and this is the museum within the museum." I hazard to guess how the author thinks this book is a museum, but he is sadly mistaken.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.