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“Ballingrud is a master at writing about the darkness inside us. And as terrifying as it might be to see, you can’t look away or close your eyes against it thanks to his beautifully precise and evocative prose. There’s a dark heart to The Visible Filth and Ballingrud uses its blood for ink to tell a story that really gets under your skin, or rather calls to something that might already be there. Fantastic work, highly recommended.”
Inside it’s all just worms.”When Will discovers a cell phone after a violent brawl his life descends into a nightmare.
Affable, charismatic and a little shallow, he’s been skating across the surface of life in a state of carefully maintained contentment. He decides to keep the cell phone just until the owner returns and everything changes. Then the messages begin.
Will’s discovered something unspeakable and it’s crawling slowly into the light.
Pre-order The Visible Filth today ISBN: 9780957548190
Cover Artwork by Pye Parr
Publication Date: Early 2015
Gjerta Jørgensen patrols the frozen coastline of Greenland. She is the first woman to do so as part of Slædepatruljen Sirius, an elite dogsled team pushed to the limits of physical survival, risking hunger, exhaustion, frostbite and attack. But out here, where beautiful frozen desolation shows you little but snow, ice, and darkness, there is more to fear than this. She can hear it within the wind. It waits beneath the snow.
With only Søren Olsen and a dozen dogs for company, Gjerta must face these dangers and the darkness that hides in her past. Or else succumb to the cold and all it brings to haunt her.
‘Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow’ comes with the bonus material of several additional stories, stocking fillers at Christmas time, to see the winter in with extra chills…
Praise for Within the Wind Beneath The Snow
“Compellingly atmospheric, it draws you into its world of terror with a skill that, in my opinion, puts Cluley up with the best writers of weird fiction we have at the moment.” (Stephen Volk)
“All the best winter tales are as eerie as they are beautiful, as cruel as they are comforting. In ‘Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow’, Ray Cluley has written a hauntingly memorable winter tale about love and loss and longing. And the darkteeth inside all of our souls.”
“A quiet horror set deep within the isolated icy coast of Greenland where the real horrors are left off the page. ‘Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow’ once again proves just how versatile Cluley is as a writer. Echoing Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, this will continue to play on your mind long after reading.”
(Michael Wilson, This Is Horror)
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About Ray Cluley
Ray Cluley is a British Fantasy Award winner and his stories have been published in various places such as Black Static, Interzone and Crimewave from TTA Press, Shadows & Tall Trees from Undertow Press, and Icarus from Lethe Press, as well as featuring in a number of anthologies. His work has been reprinted for Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year (volumes 3 and 6) and Steve Berman’s Wilde Stories 2013: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction. It has also been translated into French and Polish. His most recent release is ‘Water For Drowning’ from This Is Horror. His collection, Probably Monsters, is due from ChiZine Press in 2015. You can find out more at probablymonsters.wordpress.com
Christmas is almost upon us and horror fans are a real pain to buy for so why don't you have a look at some of these ideas. By the way if you fancy getting me a present I wouldn't say no :p
Great news Hersham Horror Books have just announced a brand new range of chapbooks. Harking back to origins of some of horrors finest monsters we can look forward some excellent stories featuring the likes of The Mummy, The Werewolf, The Ghost, The Zombie, The Monster and The Vampire, from some of horrors finest writers, Maynard Sims, Paul Kane, Marie O'Regan, Ray Cluley, Johnny Mains and Dean M. Drinkel.
The first two books are already up for preorder at Amazon, read on for more details of the books and how you can order them....
WELCOME TO THE FEAR PROJECTDAVID WELLINGTON’S FEAR PROJECT is a writing competition like no other.
Partly because it’s like a reality show. 13 aspiring horror writers will compete in creating tales of the weird, the spooky, and the terrifying. Each week one of them will be… eliminated.
The final, lone survivor will win $1000, as well as a secret prize yet to be revealed.
It wouldn’t be much of a competition if there weren’t some surprises, right?
IF YOU WISH TO COMPETE IN THE FEAR PROJECT: Submit a 250 word entry to email@example.com, with FEAR PROJECT as the subject line. You have until December 31st, 2014. Your entry should describe the scariest thing you can think of. You can make it terrifying, make it personal, even make it funny. Definitely make it interesting. Entrants will be judged in three categories: spelling, punctuation, and creativity. See below for additional conditions.
SPONSORSHIPS, QUESTIONS, AND GENERAL COMMENTS ALSO WELCOME! Contact David Wellington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information and details of what formats to submit your work can be found here
Team Synister are going to be doing a brand new V-Log tomorrow, and are looking for questions to answer. If you have any burning questions you want to ask them then drop them an email here
Team Synister is a leading horror photography team consisting of Hell's Belles Photography, Addison Duggan Photography and models Luna Wolf and Missy Poison known as THE EVIL TWINS
With a love for all things dark and sinister the twins create mind blowing images for monthly publications in the UK and US. The team can be booked individually or together to cater to all your horror needs. From Video to stills we can do it all.
Dirge Magazine aims dig through the dirt to bring you the best in dark narrative, wherever it may be found. They proudly support the creators of all things beautifully grotesque. From informative reviews articles and interviews this looks as though it is going to be another must go to site. I for one have spent a lot of time over there since its launch and I a mighty impressed with what they are doing.
Check them out DIRGE MAGAZINE
Science Fiction from the Leading Science Journal
Colin Sullivan (Editor)
Henry Gee (Editor)
Published: September 2014
eBook / 320pp / $3.99
[Review of Futures 1] “Giant leaps into the future in delectably palatable tiny packages.”
[Review of Futures 1] “Worthwhile for anyone. A satisfying selection…occasionally quite profound. This book does just what we hope for.”
Locus (Rich Horton)
Futures 2 collects together 100 stories from 100 authors; scientists, journalists and many of the most famous science fiction writers in the world. This eclectic selection tries to address the question "what will the future really be like?" in tales just 900 words long. A celebration of flash fiction, the new eBook is an anthology of sci-fi short stories from the award winning Futures column in the science journal Nature.
Featuring contributions from Madeline Ashby, Neal Asher, Tony Ballantyne, Barrington Bayley, Elizabeth Bear, Jacey Bedford, Gregory Benford, Tobias Buckell, Brenda Cooper, Kathryn Kramer, David Langford, Tanith Lee, Ken Liu, Nick Mamatas, Norman Spinrad, Ian Stewart, Rachel Swirsky, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Ian Whates, among others.
About the authors
Henry Gee was born in 1962 and received his education at the Universities of Leeds and Cambridge. He joined the staff of Nature in 1987 as a news reporter on what is now arguably the longest three-month contract in the annals of that august magazine. Among many other things he devised the Futures section in Nature in 1999 and oversaw the first Futures anthology in 2008 before handing over the reins to the present editor, Colin Sullivan, in 2012. Under his watch, Futures gained Nature the award of best SF publisher from the European Science Fiction Society in 2005. Outside Nature, he is the author of several books of non-fiction, the latest of which is The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution; several short stories; a widely acclaimed hard-SF trilogy (The Sigil); a gothic novel with detectives in it (By The Sea) and a work of criticism (The Science of Middle-earth). His blog ‘The End Of The Pier Show’ continues to delight its three regular readers.
Colin Sullivan split his time between King’s College London and the London School of Economics when he studied chemistry and the philosophy of science. Having spent a number of years working for the Society of Chemical Industry on its magazine Chemistry & Industry, he joined Nature in 2000 as Chief Subeditor. It was in that capacity that he first got introduced to Futures, for which he did production duties under Henry Gee from 2005 until taking over the reins in 2012. When not wrestling with the placement of hyphens, he has a tendency to stare at Roman ruins — especially those of Pompeii and Herculaneum — and to pore over genealogical records (and yes, he did find the obligatory tenuous connection to nobility).
For more information, or an author interview contact Ella Kahn, at Nature Publishing Group on email@example.com, or 0207 014 6702
About Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. Throughout all its businesses NPG is dedicated to serving the scientific and medical communities and the wider scientifically interested general public. Part of Macmillan Publishers Limited, NPG is a global company with principal offices in London, New York and Tokyo, and offices in cities worldwide including Boston, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Hong Kong, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Heidelberg, Basingstoke, Melbourne, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul and Washington DC. Read our history for a timeline of NPG and the scientific events which have helped shape the direction of the business.
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Gloucester Library are proud to announce an evening with Gareth L Powell and Adam Nevill. Where they will talk about their lives as writers and their journey into print.
I've been lucky to meet Adam in person, and he is one of the true nice guys of writing. Informative, intelligent and so passionate about both his writing and writing in general, I highly recommend going along to this event.
Sadly, I've not had the pleasure of meeting Gareth, but I am a big fan of his books.
The event takes place on Thursday 4th of December
full details of the event can be found here along with a map if like me you have no idea where Gloucester is.