"Gary Myers first appeared on the Lovecraftian scene in 1970, when August Derleth’s Arkham House published his earliest Lovecraftian dreamworld fantasies in The Arkham Collector. He reached a peak some five years later, when Arkham House published his first collection, The House of the Worm.
The Country of the Worm is Myers’s long-awaited follow-up to The House of the Worm. It contains that first book in a corrected edition, together with all the stories in the same fantastic vein that Myers has written in the forty-three years since. It includes literary tributes to Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany and Clark Ashton Smith. It concludes with an early novella, a gothic nightmare appearing here for the first time. Here are thirty-one excursions beyond the wall of sleep, into worlds poised between breathtaking beauty and paralyzing fear, where darkness is a palpable presence and reality can be as slippery as a shade."