Ginger Nuts of Horror
Containing thirteen stories of intrigue and fear, Devil Let Me Go is the first short story collection from emerging new horror talent, Nathan Robinson, author of the acclaimed Starers, published by Severed Press. The world has ended, but an old man discovers he’s not so alone in ‘The House that Creak’d.’ A wronged gangster finds himself beaten, battered and bruised and in the deepest of trouble, can he find his way off ‘Top of the Heap?’ A lonely widow is given a reason for being after a horrific natural disaster, but this gift is not all its ‘Crack’d’ up to be. Two men meet on a dark and rainy night; one sane, one insane and together on a lonely road that leads to a battle beyond life for love in a destination that is ‘Not That Way Home.’ If you love your child how far would you go to protect them? When their life is in the balance would it matter if they’re ‘In One Form or Another?’ Lupo is the most despicable of villains, but what would you do ‘If you ever meet a girl named Maisie Mae?’ What would a girl do to keep her man? Beth asks, what is love? She knows how far she’d go, so ‘Eat your Heart out Lorena.’ It’s time to pack up for the last time, don’t leave anything behind; you’ll need plenty of ‘Banana Boxes’ to help you on your way. He’s waiting, he wants something you cherish and he can’t leave without it. Meet a strange stranger that calls himself ‘Brian of the Night.’ He’s the last person you’d want to meet. Three lifelong friends on a holiday of a lifetime stumble upon a body, soon they’ll discover why he waited so long in ‘The Skeleton Tree.’ A deadly army rises up during the night shift; all ‘The Chicken in Black’ wants to do is get to the other side. It might be the time for giving, but it’s still ‘Colder than Hell up here.’ Everybody will believe, the world has been turned upside down. Something has ‘Fallen.’ Each tale takes the reader into the dark heart of humanity and beyond.
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Alchemy Press are to launch three books at the World Fantasy Convention on Friday 1 November. Some of you may remember that I loved the first installment of Pulp Heroes. So if you're in Brighton why not get a copy of these books, who knows you might even bump into some of the great authors featured in them.
The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 2 edited by Mike Chinn
Cover art: Les Edwards
“From the arid plains of Mars to the canyons of Manhattan; the foetid jungle to the naked jungle. Demented criminals versus dark heroes with sinister powers. The flash of steel in the palaces of long-forgotten civilizations or along the sterile corridors of impossible spacecraft. Swords against sorcery or sword and planet.”
Following the critical acclaim for 2012’s Pulp Heroes, editor Mike Chinn and The Alchemy Press presents The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 2.
With fourteen exciting adventures:
Pandora’s Box – Chico Kidd
The Flier – Bryn Fortey
Griffon’s Gamble – Arch Whitehouse
Night Hunter – Pauline E Dungate
Meeting at the Silver Dollar – Marion Pitman
The Monster of Gorgon – Ian Hunter
Dragon’s Breath – Anne Nicholls
The Law of Mars – Robert William Iveniuk
The Penge Terror – William Meikle
Ula and the Black Book of Leng – Andrew Coulthard
The Sons of Crystal City – Martin Gately
Kiss the Day Goodbye – Adrian Cole
Do Not Go Gently – Stuart Young
The Incarceration of Captain Nebula – Mike Resnik
The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber
Cover artwork: Ben Baldwin
There is magic out there on the street and the Mythic are alive and well and creating chaos in a city near you.
Fourteen fabulous authors bring you tales of wonder and horror, with ancient curses and modern charms, strange things in the Underground, murder and redemption, corporate cults and stalwart guardians, lost travellers and wandering gods, fortune tellers and urban wizards, dragons, fae and unspeakable beasts.
With stories from: James Brogden, Joyce Chng, Zen Cho, Graham Edwards, Jaine Fenn, Christopher Golden, Kate Griffin, Alison Littlewood, Anne Nicholls, Jonathan Oliver, Mike Resnick, Gaie Sebold, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Ian Whates.
James Brogden – The Smith of Hockle
Joyce Chng – Dragonform Witch
Zen Cho – Fish Bowl
Graham Edwards – A Night to Forget
Jaine Fenn – Not the Territory
Christopher Golden – Under Cover of Night
Kate Griffin – An Inspector Calls
Alison Littlewood – The Song of the City
Anne Nicholls – The Seeds of a Pomegranate
Jonathan Oliver – White Horse
Mike Resnick – The Wizard of West 34th street
Gaie Sebold – Underground
Adrian Tchaikovsky – Family Business
Ian Whates – Default Reactions
Astrologica: Stories of the Zodiac, edited by Allen Ashley, includes fourteen stories inspired by the Zodiac
Cover art by Daniele Serra
What’s your star sign? Is our fate pre-determined by the constellations and the position of the planets? Can astrology really present an alternative vision to the apparent certainties of science, politics, religion and celebrity culture? Or should its claims of determinism, fate, fortune and personality profiling perhaps be taken with a large pinch of salt?
Here are fourteen brand new astrologically themed stories to delight and enthral, spanning the range of science fiction, fantasy and horror. What is the secret of the white bull and his labyrinthine ranch? Why should you never trust gifts you win at a funfair? And why are twins always apparently at war with each other? Read on and find out…
The full running order for Astrologica is:
Aries – Aspects of Aries by David Turnbull
Taurus – The White Bull Ranch by Christine Morgan
Gemini – The Sun and the Moon by Bob Lock
Gemini – Star-crossed by Stuart Young
Cancer – Ragged Claws by Joel Lane
Leo – The Yellow Fruit by Ralph Robert Moore
Virgo – The Third Face of Virgo by Adam Craig
Libra – The Order of the Scales by Storm Constantine
Scorpio – Cookie by Jet McDonald
Capricorn – Broken Horn by Doug Blakeslee
Sagittarius – Dark Matters by Megan Kerr
Aquarius – Deep Draw by Neil Williamson
Pisces – The Prize by David McGroarty
Pisces – The Fishman by Mark David Campbell
Fantastic news folks, the Tenth Black Book of Horror is now available for pre-order. This is one of the best long running series of horror anthologies out there. Over the years this series has introduced me to some fantastic new authors.
Personally this edition is a must buy as it features stories from John Llewellyn Probert, and Thana Niveau, there is now way in hell I can have any holes in my collections of these two fabulous authors.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Stiff - Angela Blake
The Easter Bunny - Tom Johnstone
The Last Testament of Jacob Tyler - David Surface
The War Effort - Carl P. Thompson
The Pre-Raphaelite Painting - David Sutton
Christmas in the Rain - Chris Lawton
Deeper Than Dark Water - Gary Power
Marshwall - Paul Finch
Exploding Raphaelesque Heads - Ian Hunter
The Best Christmas Ever - John Llewellyn Probert
The Pygmalion Conjuration - Mike Chinn
The Boy - David Williamson
The Last Wagon in the Train - Andrea Janes
Dad Dancing - Kate Farrell
Guinea Pig Girl - Thana Niveau
Cover by Paul Mudie
Praise for the series
"...a superb anthology..."
Grim Rictus Reviews
'A superior example of its type.'
'...another enthralling horror anthology. I hope many more will follow.'
'...the Black Book collection is highly reminiscent of the classic Pan Book of Horror series but can the stories live up to that promise... you bet'
Tales From the Black Abyss
'...shivers and thrills galore...'
'A very strong anthology and the Black Book should be an essential purchase for lovers of the short horror story.'
Tales From the Black Abyss
Fancy something special for Halloween? Then why not head over to Morphsuits for some rather special Halloween costumes. They have some unique and cool costumes ideal for the more discerning Halloween fanatics.
This is one of my personal favourites.
You download the app and slip your mobile phone in the special pocket and voila you have your own special beating heart. They have also have set up what they are calling 'Fright Mobs' which is are similar to 'flash mobs' in which a group assembles in public to collectively perform a random act (usually a song/dance) and then disappear again. Take the flash mob and dress them up Halloween style.
So far the group has received over 250 mob requests, from getting revenge on a sibling to someone getting back at a friend for ditching them on a night out. People are requesting Fright Mobs like crazy.
If you're wondering how to set a Fright Mob on someone you feel needs scaring, you can use the #frightmobmymate hash-tag on Twitter to put in a request - but get them in quick as they are piling up!
I'm going to have to get second job. Anyone who says British horror fiction is in a bad way needs their head checking. This must be the tenth book I have seen in the last few days that I must own.
The old gods are dead …
The older gods have returned!
Before the American master of the macabre H. P. Lovecraft there was the Welsh wizard of the weird Arthur Machen, who filled his pages with tales of ancient evil.
Now, completing the circle, comes a collection of original tales from the land of Machen following in the footsteps of Lovecraft and his uncanny creations.
In What Others Hear by John Llewellyn Probert, a musician comes to rural Wales to convalesce in peace. But what terrible secrets hide behind the notes of the music he so loves?
Adrian Chamberlin shows us that seemingly innocent old traditions can conceal sinister intentions when dark forces use them to deadly ends inStranger Crossings.
In Charles Black's tale, a brilliant Welsh scholar finds the price of knowledge can cost you everything when he discovers the true purpose of that dreaded tome The Necronomicon.
And six more Lovecraftian tales of the otherworldly.
About the Editor
Mark Howard Jones was born on the 26th anniversary of Lovecraft's death. His 2006 novella The Garden Of Doubt On The Island Of Shadows (ISMs Press) drew praise from Ray Bradbury, among others. He is the author of the collections Songs From Spider Street (SD Publishing, 2010) and Brightest Black (SD Publishing, 2013). His newest Lovecraftian fiction appears in the forthcoming anthologies Black Wings III (PS Publishing) and The Madness of Cthulhu II (Titan Books).
About the Cover Artist
Kate Evans is a Cardiff-based illustrator.
Artist's Homepage: http://redmaiden.wix.com/art
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Get ready for Halloween!
Date: WEDNESDAY 30th OCTOBER
Time: 6.30pm (Doors at 6.00pm)
Venue: The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG
What unspeakable horror glimpsed in the basement of a private library in West Yorkshire drove a man to madness and an early grave?
What led to an underground echo chamber in a Manchester recording studio being sealed up for good?
What creature walks the endless sands of Lancashire's Fleetwood Bay, and what connects it to an unmanned craft washed ashore in Port Elizabeth, nearly six thousand miles away?
In 2009 Jeremy Dyson was contacted by a journalist wanting help bringing together accounts of true life ghost stories from across the British Isles. The Haunted Book chronicles the journey Dyson (formerly a hardened sceptic) went on to uncover the truth behind these tales.
Jeremy Dyson is best known as the co-creator of the BAFTA award-winning comedy series The League of Gentlemen. He is the author of three works of fiction and his book The Cranes that Build the Cranes won the Edge Hill Award for short fiction. He is also the co-writer of the hit West-End show Ghost Stories.
Tickets : £3 and are available in person from Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge or over the phone on 0131 622 8218
For further information please contact Ellie Wixon at email@example.com
This is the third event I have done with Ellie and Blackwell's and judging by the last two events this will be a roaring success. I shall be conducting a thirty minute interview with the man himself. So come along and have a great evening. It's worth turning up just to visit the fabulous Banshee Labyrinth
This is a must buy for me. I have only encountered Anna's work in The Black Book of Horror, where they were a highlight of the issue. Just to get the chance to have 18 of her stories in one book is fantastic news.
What are you afraid of? What are you haunted by?
What waits for you in the dark?
Face your fears and embark on a journey to the dark side of the human condition. Defy the demons that prey on you and the cruel twists of fate that destroy what you hold most dear.
A sadistic baker, a psychopathic physics professor, wolves, werewolves, cannibals, Nazis, devils, serial killers, ghosts and other monsters will haunt you long after you finish reading
18 tales from the abyss.
With chilling illustrations by Reginald Oliver.
“… Anna is nothing if not a cruel blade when it comes to scary and horrible fiction.”
Paul Finch, author of Stalkers and Sacrifice