Category Archives: Pimping/Promoting!
The Female Factory: Vox
When Alisa approached us about doing one of the Twelve Planets, we readily agreed. Then, having sprung her trap, she added “But make it more science fictiony.”
Cue Mo Szyslak from The Simpsons … “Whaaaaaa?”
Undeterred, and a little heavy of heart, we two
Spectral Book of Horrors: Gary McMahon’s Dull Fire
The two main things you need to know about Mr Gary McMahon are that he is disgustingly prolific and disgustingly talented in the creeping-you-out department. Just read The Bones of You, Reaping the Dark, and What They Hear in the Dark and then try sleeping. I dare you. Below, Gary
Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Nicholas Royle’s This Video Does Not Exist
The multi-talented Mr Nicholas Royle is not only a writer, but also a senior lecturer in creative writing at the Manchester Writing School, and runs the acclaimed Nightjar Press. He’s edited sixteen anthologies and is the author of seven novels,
Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Helen Marshall’s Funeral Rites
Helen Marshall is the author of the British Fantasy award-winning Hair Side, Flesh Side (which is indeed brilliant), Gifts for the One Who Comes After and The Sex Lives of Monsters, as well as many short stories scattered lovingly across
Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Stephen Volk’s Newspaper Heart
Mr Stephen Volk is the mind behind such gems as Gothic, Ghostwatch, and Afterlife … please take a moment to indulge in the traditional Wayne’s World “We’re not worthy” obeisance. Done? Excellent. He’s been quite rightly described as “one of
Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Lisa Tuttle’s Something Sinister in Sunlight
Of Lisa Tuttle’s work, Dave Langford has said “Tuttle writes well and knows just how to push the gooseflesh button. I’d say more but it’s difficult to type while trembling under the bedclothes.” Speaks for itself, really. Below, Lisa
Cover reveal: Dreams of Shadow and Smoke
And this is the gorgeous cover for Swan River Press’s Dreams of Shadow and Smoke: Stories for J.S. Le Fanu, edited by Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers. Further details are here.
“Perhaps other souls than human are sometimes born
Competition: Home and Hearth
My author copies of Home and Hearth from Spectral Press have arrived! So I’m running a competition and giving away two copies to readers.
Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and say “Hi, Angela” (yes, it’s the minimal requirements competition) and I’ll use a
The Dark, Issue 1: reviewed
The New Strange
Great article from Rick Kleffel over at the NPR Books site about “The New Strange” and Robert Aickman, specifically with regards to We Are for the Dark, the latest Aickman and Howard collection from Tartarus Press.
If you want a chilly comedown