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Posts Tagged ‘Mark Valentine’

Stephen Jones – The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 24

Posted by demonik on September 24, 2013

Coming in  October 2013

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 24   (Robinson, October 2013)

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Cover: Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction: horror In 2012

Neil Gaiman – Witch Work
Alison Littlewood – The Discord Of Being
Dale Bailey – Necrosis
Joe R. Lansdale – The Hunt: Before, And The Aftermath
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Cotswold Olympicks
Lynda E. Rucker – Where The Summer Dwells
Ramsey Campbell – The Callers
Thana Niveau – The Curtain
Mark Valentine – The Fall Of The King Of Babylon
Terry Dowling – Nightside Eye
Helen Marshall – the Old and The New
Steve Rasnic Tem – Waiting At The Crossroads Motel
Glenn Hirschberg – His Only Audience
Claire Massey – Marionettes
Reggie Oliver – Between Four Yews
Gemma Files – Slick Black Bones And soft Black Stars
Evangeline Walton – The Other One
Joel Lane – Slow Burn
Stephen Volk – Celebrity Frankenstein
Robert Shearman – Blue Crayon, Yellow Crayon
Michael Kelly – October Dreams
Alison Littlewood – The Eyes Of Water

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 2012
Useful addresses

Blurb
The World’s Longest-Running Annual Showcase Of Horror & Dark Fantasy

Here is the annual selection of some of the very finest, and most disturbing, short stories of horror and the supernatural published in the past year by both contemporary masters of horror and exciting newcomers, including Terry Dowling, Gemma Files, Joel Lane, Claire Masset, Thana Niveau, Lynda E. Rucker, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Mark Valentine, and a bewitching poem by Niel Gaiman.

The latest volume of the record-breaking and multiple award-winning anthology series also offers an in-depth introduction covering the year in horror, an informative Necrology of notable names who are no longer with us, and a useful contact directory that is an indispensable resource for every dedicated horror fan and writer.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is the world’s leading annual anthology dedicated solely to showcasing the very best in contemporary horror fiction in all its many frightening forms.
`Yet another celebration of the diversity of the horror genre.’ – Locus
`A top-quality body of short stories.’ – Writing Magazine

See also the Best New Horror 24 thread on the Vault Forum

Thank you Sam! XXX

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Martin Roberts & John B. Ford – Assembly Of Rogues

Posted by demonik on September 1, 2013

Martin Roberts & John B. Ford (eds.) – Assembly Of Rogues    (Rainfall, 2005)

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Cover artwork: Desmond Knight

M. J. Roberst – An Introduction To The Insane

Simon Clark – The Burning Doorway
Tim Lebbon – Hell Came Down
Paul Kane – Homeland
Derek M. Fox – A Boy And His Dog
Mark Chadbourn – The King Of Rain
Paul Finch – The Beast Of Woodborough
Mark Valentine – Sea Citadels
Ramsey Campbell – Wilf: an excerpt from the novel The Overnight
Peter Crowther – Drifting Apart
Mark Morris – Losing It
James Newman – Tonight I sing My Blues For You
Graham Joyce – First, Catch Your Demon
John B. Ford – Dr. Denstein’s Black Box

Interior artwork: Steve Samuels and Desmond Knight

Blurb:
This book combines with a DVD of the same name to bring you stories and interviews with the current UK Masters of Terror!
Martin Roberts and his Purple Rage Film company have travelled the UK to track down and interview the most eminent authors and publishers that form the heart and soul of the small press and professional horror World.
Here, in this strictly limited edition, you have the chance to be party to the thoughts and views of authors you will at last be able to put a face to, then go on and read their offerings in the shape of specially selected stories.
Last but by no means least, this rare package is completed by a CD featuring eight songs from one of the UK’s most exciting and prolific bands, Stormclouds. ‘Dark Dreams’ gives us a sampler of some of their music from a variety of albums.

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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of East Anglia

Posted by demonik on February 8, 2013

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of East Anglia   (Gray Friars, Sept. 2012)

Terror Tales of East Anglia

Cover artwork: Steve Upham

Paul Meloy & Gary Greenwood – Loose
The Most Haunted House in England
Christopher Harman – Deep Water
Murder in the Red Barn
Roger Johnson – The Watchman
The Woman in Brown
Simon Bestwick – Shuck
The Witchfinder-General
Steve Duffy – The Marsh Warden
Beware the Lantern Man!
Mark Valentine – The Fall of the King of Babylon
The Weird in the Wood
Gary Fry – Double Space
The Dagworth Mystery
Paul Finch – Wicken Fen
Boiled Alive
James Doig – Wolferton Hall
The Wandering Torso
Johnny Mains – Aldeburgh
The Killer Hounds of Southery
Alison Littlewood – Like Suffolk, Like Holidays
The Demon of Wallasea Island
Edward Pearce – The Little Wooden Box
The Dark Guardian of Wandlebury
Reggie Oliver – The Spooks of Shellborough
Blurb:
East Anglia – a drear, flat land of fens and broads, lone gibbets and isolated cottages, where demon dogs howl in the night, witches and warlocks lurk at every crossroads, and corpse-candles burn in the marshland mist …

The giggling horror of Dagworth
The wandering torso of Happisburgh
The vile apparitions at Wicken
The slavering beast of Rendlesham
The faceless evil on Wallasea
The killer hounds of Southery
The dark guardian of Wandlebury

And many more chilling tales by Alison Littlewood, Reggie Oliver, Roger Johnson, Steve Duffy and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

See Terror Tales of East Anglia thread on Vault Forum

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Stephen Jones – Mammoth Best New Horror #21

Posted by demonik on September 22, 2010

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror #21 (Robinson, 28 October 2010)

Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Horror in 2009

Michael Kelly – The Woods
Joe Hill & Stephen King – Throttle
Barbara Roden – Out And Back
Ramsey Campbell – Respects
Simon Stranzas – Cold To The Touch
M. R. James & Reggie Oliver – The Game Of Bear
Chris Bell -  Shem-El-Nesime: An Inspiration In Perfume
Michael Marshall Smith – What Happens When You Wake Up In The Night
Nicholas Royle – The Reunion
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Mami Wata
Richard Christian Matheson – Venturi
John Gaskin – Party Talk
Terry Dowling – Two Steps Along The Road
Mark Valentine – The Axholme Toll
Robert Shearman – Granny’s Grinning
Rosalie Parker – In The Garden
Stephen Volk – After The Ape
Brian Lumley – The Nonesuch
Michael Kelly – Princess Of The Night

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 2009

Useful Addresses

As far as i’m aware you’ll have to wait a few weeks for this to hit the shops although i gather it was pre-launched at FantasyCon over weekend. To the best of my knowledge this is the first time the contents have appeared online, so don’t forget not to give Vault a credit when you rip it off for your site/ blog/ messagebore, etc.

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Wordsworth Editions: Best publisher of the 00′s?

Posted by demonik on December 21, 2009

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As far as i know they’ve never even been shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award but Wordsworth editions have my nomination for publishers of the decade. The good news is, the good work will continue just as soon as 2010 is upon us with a reprint of James Malcolm Rymer’s Varney The Vampyre in January followed by the James Doig edited anthology, Australian Ghost Stories, the following month.

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Blurb
Murderous ghosts, horrific curses and monstrous beings haunt an unforgiving landscape into which travelers stray at their peril. Journey through the dark byways of Australia’s Gothic past in the rare stories gathered in this memorable new collection. Work by acclaimed Australian writers such as Marcus Clarke, Henry Lawson and Edward Dyson appears alongside many lesser-known authors such as Beatrice Grimshaw, Mary Fortune and Ernest Favenc. Many of the stories collected here have never been reprinted since their first publication in 19th and early 20th century periodicals and showcase the richness and variety of the Australian ghost and horror story.

James Doig provides an authoritative introduction full of fresh insights into Australian Gothic fiction with detailed biographical notes on the authors represented.

my pick of those i’ve read to date would include:

M. G. Lewis – The Monk
Mark Valentine (ed) – The Werewolf Pack
David S. Davies (ed.) – The Sexton Blake Casebook
Marjorie Bowen – The Bishop Of Hell
Anonymous – Sweeney Todd
E. Nesbit – Powers Of Darkness
George W. M. Reynolds – Wagner, The Werewolf
William Fryer Harvey – The Beast With Five Fingers
David Blair (ed.) – Gothic Short Stories
Dennis Wheatley – The Devil Rides Out

Happy Christmas and thanks for such a great selection, Derek and skeleton staff!

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Mark Valentine – The Black Veil

Posted by demonik on August 25, 2008

Mark Valentine (ed.) – The Black Veil And Other Tales of Supernatural Sleuths (Wordsworth Mystery & the Supernatural, July 2008)

Introduction – Mark Valentine

Robert Eustace & L.T. Meade – The Warder of the Door
E. & H. Heron – The Story of Sevens Hall
William Hope Hodgson – The Gateway of the Monster
Arthur Machen – The Red Hand
Allen Upward – The Haunted Woman
Robert Barr – The Ghost with the Club-foot
Vernon Knowles – The Curious Activities of Basil Thorpenden
Donald Campbell – The Necromancer
L. Adams Beck – Waste Manor
John Cooling – The House of Fenris
Mark Valentine – The Prince of Barlocco
Colin P. Langeveld – The Legacy of the Viper
Mary Anne Allen (Rosemary Pardoe) – The Sheelagh-na-gig
A.F. Kidd – The Black Veil
R.B. Russell – Like Clockwork
Rosalie Parker – Spirit Solutions

The Gateway of the Monster… The Red Hand… The Ghost Hunter

To Sherlock Holmes the supernatural was a closed book: but other great detectives have always been ready to do battle with the dark instead. This volume brings together sixteen chilling cases of these supernatural sleuths, pitting themselves against the peril of ultimate evil. Here are encounters from the casebooks of the Victorian haunted house investigators John Bell and Flaxman Low, from Carnacki, the Edwardian battler against the abyss, and from horror master Arthur Machen’s Mr Dyson, a man-about-town and meddler in strange things. Connoisseurs will find rare cases such as those of Allen Upward’s The Ghost Hunter, Robert Barr’s Eugene Valmont (who may have inspired Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot) and Donald Campbell’s young explorer Leslie Vane, the James Bond of the jazz age, who battles against occult enemies of the British Empire. And the collection is completed by some of the best tales from the pens of modern psychic sleuth authors.

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents of both this and The Wolf Pack!

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Mark Valentine – The Werewolf Pack

Posted by demonik on August 25, 2008

Mark Valentine (ed.) – The Werewolf Pack (Wordsworth Editions, June 2008)

Introduction – Mark Valentine

Captain Frederick Marryat – The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains
Sir Gilbert Campbell – The White Wolf of Kostopchin
Count Stenbock – The Other Side
B. Fletcher Robinson – The Terror in the Snow
Mrs Hugh Fraser – A Werewolf of the Campagna
Andrew Lang – The White Wolf
Andrew Lang – The Boy and the Wolf, or The Broken Promise
F.J. Harvey Darton – William and the Werewolf
Barry Pain – The Undying Thing
Saki – Gabriel-Ernest
Saki – The She-Wolf
Bernard Capes – The Thing in the Forest
Vasile Voiculescu – Among the Wolves
Ron Weighell – The Shadow of the Wolf
Steve Duffy – The Clay Party
Gail-Nina Anderson – The Tale Untold
R.B. Russell – Loup-garou

Blurb:

The wolf has always been a creature of legend and romance, while kings, sorcerers and outlaws have been proud to be called by the name of the wolf, it s no wonder, then, that tales of transformation between man and wolf are so powerful and persistent. This original collection offers some of the greatest, rarest and most unusual werewolf stories ever. From the forests of Transylvania to the ordered lawns of an English country estate, here are all the classic aspects of the tale. You will encounter shadows that lope under the moon, chilling howls, family curses, crimson feasts, the desperate chase and the deathly duel. But you will also find the werewolf in less expected guises as an adversary for Sherlock Holmes, as a myth of the Wild West, and as a figure restored to its origins in folk and fairy tales. With an informative introduction by Mark Valentine that follows the traces of the werewolf in literature, and its links to Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde, and The Hound of the Baskervilles, this superb collection will make you fear the full moon.

Another welcome addition to the Mystery & Supernatural series. Mark Valentine’s judicious selection is a neat mix of the classic, the downright obscure and the contemporary. This one will sit nicely against Brian J. Frost’s wonderful Book Of The Werewolf (Sphere, 1973)!

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Richard Dalby – Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 1

Posted by demonik on September 2, 2007

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories: Volume 1 (Robinson 1990)

Mammoth Ghost Stories 1

Preface

Robert Aickman – The Unsettled Dust
Louisa Baldwin – How He Left the Hotel
Nugent Barker – Whessoe
E.F. Benson – The Shuttered Room
Ambrose Bierce – An Inhabitant of Carcosa
Charles Birkin – Is there Anybody there?
Algenon Blackwood – The Whisperers
L.M. Boston – Curfew
A.M. Burrage – I’m Sure it was No. 31
Ramsay Campbell – The Guide
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Limping Ghost
Wilkie Collins – Mrs Zant and the Ghost
Basil Copper – The House by the Tarn
Ralph A. Cram – In Kropfsberg Keep
Daniel Defoe – The Ghost in all the Rooms
Charles Dickens – The Bagman’s Uncle
Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Bully of Brocas Court
Amelia B. Edwards – In the Confessional
Shamus Frazer – The Tune in Dan’s Cafe
John S. Glasby – Beyond the Bourne
William Hope Hodgson – The Valley of Lost Children
Fergus Hume – The Sand-Walker
Henry James – The Real Right Thing
M.R. James – The Haunted Dolls’ House
Roger Johnson – The Wall-Painting
Rudyard Kipling – They
D.H. Lawrence – The Last Laugh
Margery Lawrence – Robin’s Rath
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Dream
R.H. Malden – The Sundial
Richard Marsh – The Fifteenth Man
John Metcalfe – Brenner’s Boy
Edith Nesbit – Uncle Abraham’s Romance
Fitz-James O’Brien – What was It?
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Next Room
Roger Pater – The Footstep of the Aventine
Edgar Allan Poe – William Wilson
Forrest Reid – Courage
Mrs J.H. Riddell – The Last of Squire Ennismore
L.T.C. Rolte – The Garside Fell Disaster
David G. Rowlands – The Tears of St. Agatha
Saki – The Soul of Laploshka
Sapper – The Old Dining-Room
Montague Summers – The Between-Maid
Mark Twain – A Ghost Story
Mark Valentine – The Folly
H. Russell Wakefield – Out of the Wrack I Rise
Karl Edward Wagner – In the Pines
Manly Wade Wellman – Where Angels Fear
Edward Lucas White – The House of the Nightmare
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
William J. Wintle – The Spectre Spiders

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Telep – Wolfe

Posted by demonik on September 1, 2007

Trisha Telep

Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance
Love Bites: Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2

Christine Campbell Thompson

Not At Night
More Not At Night
You’ll Need A Night Light
Gruesome Cargoes
By Daylight Only
Switch On The Light
At Dead Of Night
Grim Death
Keep On The Light
Terror By Night
Nightmare By Daylight
Not At Night Omnibus

Arrow paperbacks

Not At Night
More Not At Night
Still Not At Night

H. Douglas Thomson

The Great Book Of Thrillers

Rosemary Timperley

The Fifth Ghost Book
The Sixth Ghost Book
The Seventh Ghost Book
The Eighth Ghost Book
The Ninth Ghost Book

James Turner

Fourth Ghost Book
The Unlikely Ghosts

Peter Underwood

Thirteen Famous Ghost Stories

Mark Valentine

The Black Veil
The Werewolf Pack

Herbert Van Thal

1st Pan Book Of Horror Stories
2nd Pan Book Of Horror Stories
3rd Pan Book Of Horror Stories
4th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
5th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
6th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
7th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
8th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
9th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
10th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
11th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
12th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
13th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
14th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
15th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
16th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
17th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
18th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
19th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
20th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
21st Pan Book Of Horror Stories
22nd Pan Book Of Horror Stories
23rd Pan Book Of Horror Stories
24th Pan Book Of Horror Stories
25th Pan Book Of Horror Stories

Bedside Book Of Horror
Bedside Book Of Strange Stories
2nd Bedside Book Of Strange Stories
Book Of Strange Stories
Famous Tales Of The Fantastic
Great Ghost Stories
Lie Ten Nights Awake
Striking Terror
Told In The Dark

Jacquelyn Visick

London Tales Of Terror

Ornella Volta & Valeria Riva

The Vampire: Presented By Roger Vadim

Hugh Walpole

A Second Century Of Creepy Stories

Dennis Wheatley

A Century Of Horror
Quiver Of Horror
Satanism And Witches
Shafts Of Fear
Uncanny Tales
Uncanny Tales 2
Uncanny Tales 3

Herbert A. Wise & Phyllis Fraser

Great Tales Of Terror & The Supernatural

Sebastian Wolfe

The Little Book Of Horrors

Christopher Wood

1st BHF Book Of Horror Stories
2nd BHF Book Of Horror Stories

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