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Fearie Tales

fearie1And the embarrassment of riches continues! The postie just dropped off this parcel, containing the limited edition of Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome, courtesy of PS Publishing. Yes, I am drooling over.

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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Helen Marshall’s Funeral Rites

Helen Marshall Author Photo

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 the planet (possibly the Universe, who knows?).
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Like Chicken Man, I am everywhere … today at least

CAM01466Over at Alan Baxter’s place I answer five questions about my Spectral chapbook, Home and Hearth, and a variety of other horror and dinner party related things.

1. What’s “Hearth and Home” all about and why did you write this story?

Well, it’s about a woman whose teenaged son has come
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The Writer in Winter

winterWell, mainly the writer is freezing. Queensland is not a state which concerns itself with winter overly much mostly because we’re in denial for ten months of the years that it even occurs. As a result, we don’t really insulate our houses properly, nor do we get something handy like underfloor heating.
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Uber-special Fearie Tales!

Fearie_Tales_edited_by_Stephen_Jones_200_316I’m so excited about this: PS Publishing have their very special limited edition of Fearie Tales available for pre-order. It looks absolutely gorgeous. Check it out at PS or Subterranean.

200 copies only, hard cover, sexy traycase, signed by all contributors.

Contents

Introduction: Don’t Scare the Children — Stephen
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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2014 edited by Paula Guran

YBDarkFH2014cover300Huzzah! My nasty story “Cuckoo” (originally published in A Killer Among Demons) has scored a berth with Paula Guran’s 2014 Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror.

The ToC is below, and is declared “awesome”!

“Postcards from Abroad,” Peter Atkins (Rolling Darkness Revue 2013, Earthling Publications)
“The
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Fearie Tales beginnings

First paragraphs of the Fearie Tales stories from Masters Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Robert Shearman, and Markus Heitz.

ramseycampbellRamsey Campbell: Find My Name

DOREEN WAS AWAKE at once and trying to hear why. A dog barked on the far side of the tennis courts, and another yapped from the direction of the
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Reggie Oliver: The Silken Drum

r4eggieThe delightful and erudite Mr Reggie Oliver talks about Fearie Tales, Christina Rossetti’s  “Goblin Market”, doppelgangers, and spiritual possession.

Fly, fiend! Over the Western SeaFollowed by cries of hate from the Afterworld

—Aya no Tsuzumi, The Silken Drum,Japanese No Play, origin and author unknown.

‘SHE’S JAPANESE,’ SAID Karen from the estate agents. I
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Stephen Jones: Don’t Scare the Children

FT1Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome is the forthcoming anthology from Jo Fletcher Books – edited by the inimitable Stephen Jones. The ToC includes the likes of Tanith Lee, Joanne Harris, Neil Gaiman, Michael Marshall Smith, Reggie Oliver, Ramsey Campbell, John Ajvide Lindqvist … for the full list, go
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Now this is …

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Photo by Sue Wright @DrimzelRoad

… precisely the sort of marketing one needs.

Thanks, Sue Wright, for tweeting this happy-making image.