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Horrorology (JFB, 2015)And here’s another secret I’ve been sitting on for ages, the new anthology from Stephen Jones and Jo Fletcher Books Horrorology: The Lexicon of Fear, with cover art and internals by Mr Clive Barker.

And yes, I’ve
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Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Reggie Oliver’s The Book and the Ring

r4eggieLeading off this week’s Spectral Book of Horror Stories posts is the superbly talented Mr Reggie Oliver, playwright, author, biographer, actor and director. His Tartarus collection Mrs Midnight won the Dracula Society’s Children of the Night Award, and was a finalist
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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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The Spectral Book of Horror Stories

spectral-logo-23Very happy to announce that I’ve got a story in this inaugural volume from Spectral Press and edited by the redoubtable Mark Morris!

Look at that ToC!





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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
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And so, WFC

IMG_1774I figure I’d better write this now while I still have some memory of the events of the trip! First and foremost, I was a plague rat for most of my time in the UK, and the consensus from
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Early review of Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

IMG_1764A rather cracking review of Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth, the third and final volume in the anthology series by Mr Jones. Thanks to John Llewellyn Probert and This Is Horror!

For the uninitiated, Fedogan & Bremer is a small press
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WFC: The Cabinet of Dr Probert

So, to start – a more fulsome World Fantasy post will be forthcoming – but as an appetiser, I present my performance in Dr Probert’s Cabinet!

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
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Of much interest …

… is this great interview from Fata Libelli with the esteemed Mr Reggie Oliver.

He ranges widely across subjects of craft and genre, but I particularly like his comments on the nature of Horror fiction.

However, to me the supreme ingredient is atmosphere and all those other elements must be contributors towards it. This is not necessarily about being directly “scary” so
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