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Archive for January, 2015

David A Sutton – Horror on the High Seas

Posted by demonik on January 20, 2015

David A Sutton (ed) – Horror on the High Seas: Classic Weird Sea Tales (Shadow Publishing, 2014)

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Cover Artwork by Jim Pitts

David A. Sutton – Introduction and author notes

J. A. Barry – A Derelict
Edgar Allan Poe – MS. Found in a Bottle
William Hope Hodgson – The Riven Night
Vernon Lee – Dionea
F. Marion Crawford – Man Overboard!
Richard Middleton – The Ghost Ship
Rudyard Kipling – A Matter of Fact
W. W. Jacobs – The Rival Beauties
William Hope Hodgson – The Phantom Ship
Warren Armstrong – A Phantom of the Seas

Blurb:

The oceans have long been places of danger, mystery and horror. From ancient times there has been the terror that a trip might lead to edge of the world and the nameless place beyond its edge. There have been the strange lights of St. Elmo’s Fire. The sunken cities of Atlantis and Lyonesse. The Sargasso sea entrapping ships. The Bermuda Triangle. And within the ocean’s depths sea creatures both real and unreal. The great white whale in Moby Dick and the giant octopus in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The oceans beckon us… and repel us. And storytellers have used the sea as a basis for ghost and horror stories down the centuries. In this anthology there are stories about phantom ships and their phantom sailors, weird encounters with spirits, a vengeful sea sprites, and sea serpents, and all manner of horror below decks. So, readers, take a passage with us to the weird realms of the benighted oceans!

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Beth K. Lewis (ed.) – The New Gothic

Posted by demonik on January 20, 2015

Beth K. Lewis (ed.) – The New Gothic  (Stone Skin Press, 2013)

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Beth K. Lewis – Introduction

Jesse Bullington & S. J. Chambers – Dive In Me
Fi Michell – The Debt Collector
Laura Ellen Joyce – The Death Bell
Richard Dansky – A Meeting In The Devil’s House
Steve Dempsey – No Substitute
Ramsey Campbell – Reading The Signs
Dmetri Kakmi – The Boy By The Gate
Sean Logan – Viola’s Second Husband
Mason Wild – The Devil In A Hole
Damien Kelly – The Whipping Boy
Phil Reeves – The Vault of Artemas Smith
Ed Martin – The Fall Of The Old Faith

Biographies

Blurb:
The Gothic is the most enduring.literary tradition in history, but in recent years friendly ghosts and vegetarian vampires threaten its foundations. The New Gothic is a collection of short stories which revisits the core archetypes of the Gothic – the rambling, secret-filled building, the stranger seeking answers, the black-hearted tyrant – and reminds us not to embrace, but to fear the darkness.

A dozen tales of terror fill this anthology including an original, never-before-seen story from the godfather of modem horror, Ramsey Campbell.

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Danel Olson (ed.) – Exotic Gothic 4

Posted by demonik on January 16, 2015

Danel Olson (ed.) – Exotic Gothic 4   (Drugstore Indian Press, 2014. Originally P.S., 2012)exoticgothic4

Photo: Apolinar Lorenzo Chuca

Danel Olson – Preface: On Dark Gifting

Margo Lanagan – Blooding the Bride
Adam L.G. Nevill – Pig Thing
Kaaron Warren – The Lighthouse Keepers’ Club
Reggie Oliver – The Look
Lucy Taylor – Nikishi
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Fourth Horse
Stephen Dedman – The Fall
Tunku Halim – In the Village of Setang
David Punter – Carving
Genni Gunn – Water Lover
Robert Hood – Escena de un Asesinato
Steve Rasnic Tem – The Old Man Beset by Demons
David Wellington – Atacama
Isobelle Carmody – Metro Winds
Terry Dowling – Mariners’ Round
Paul Finch – Oschaert
Ekaterina Sedia – Helena
Anna Taborska – Rusalka
Nick Antosca – Candy
Joseph Bruchac – Down in the Valley
Cherie Dimaline – Wanishin
Brian Evenson – Grottor
E. Michael Lewis – Such a Man I Would Have Become
Scott Thomas – The Unfinished Book
Stephen Volk – Celebrity Frankenstein

Blurb
A bumper anthology, with stories from twenty-five of today’s finest speculative fiction writers.

 

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Charles Black – Black Ceremonies

Posted by demonik on January 16, 2015

Charles Black – Black Ceremonies  (Parallel Universe Publications, Jan. 2015)

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Cover:Paul Mudie

The Obsession of Percival Cairstairs
Call of the Damned
The Revelations of Dr Maitland
Tourist Trap
Face to Face
The Coughing Coffin
The Madness Out of the Sea
Death on the Line
The Necronomicon
A Bit Tasty
A Fistful of Vengeance
To Summon a Flesh-Eating Demon
The Strombolli Collection

Blurb:
Those that participate in the thirteen strange dark rites that comprise Black Ceremonies find themselves at the mercy of sinister forces.

Make an invocation to evil.
Witness the horrors of war.
Hear the sound of death.
Feel the hand of vengeance as it reaches out from the grave.

Are you ready to join the doomed and the damned?

“When it comes to dark and twisted tales, they don’t come much darker and more twisted than this. If you have a taste for the macabre, you really will be biting off as much as you can chew with this exciting debut collection from renowned editor and creator of the Black Books of Horror, Charles Black.” – Anna Taborska, author of For Those Who Dream Monsters

‘Charlie’s yarns are very entertaining.” Johnny Mains, editor of Best British Horror

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