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Posted by demonik on June 6, 2016
Posted by demonik on December 1, 2014
Starts today over on our forum
We still have a few vacant slots so, should you wish to contribute, you can email dem at whitechapelgothicAtgmail.com. ASAP! Please name message ‘Vault Advent Calendar’ or similar so as not to confuse my spam filter. Remember – it’s short proper horror supernatural fiction we’re after, not 2 million page novels.
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Posted by demonik on August 23, 2013
Many thanks to Charles Black for giving us his blessing to break this welcome news.
1. The Tenth Black Book Of Horror is penciled in for publication to coincide with the World Fantasy Convention at Brighton, Oct.31st – Nov 3, 2013.
2. Here’s a sneak preview of Paul Mudie’s tasteful cover artwork.
More details to follow as and when.
Posted by demonik on December 19, 2012
Those of you who’ve yet to investigate the Vault Forum might like to do so now as we’re currently compiling the 3rd Annual Vault Advent Calendar. Stories from a variety of ‘thirties pulp magazines & collections supplemented by works from such contemporary greats as Thana Niveau, John Llewellyn Probert, David. A. Riley, Franklin Marsh, Craig Herbertson, Paul Finch, Ramsey Campbell, James Doig, Johnny Mains, and Charles Black. You’ll need to register to download the stories, but hey, you can always delete your account when you’ve had enough! Many, many thanks to all who’ve given of their time and talent to help.
Posted in News, Vault Product Placement | Tagged: Advent Calendar, Black Magic, Charles Black, Christmas, Craig Herbertson, David A. Riley, fiction, Franklin Marsh, Ghosts, horror, James Doig, John Llewellyn Probert, Johnny Mains, Paul Finch, pulp, Ramsey Campbell, Thana Niveau, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on September 19, 2012
23rd LONDON PAPERBACK AND PULP BOOK FAIR Sunday October 28th 2012
The 23rd annual Paperback and Pulp Book Fair will be held on Sunday October 28th 2012, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at The Park Plaza Hotel, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 1EQ. Admission on the door only £3.00. As usual, a wide range of leading UK dealers will be offering 1,000s of SF, Horror, Crime, TV and Film-related and Western paperbacks, pulp magazines, comics and more! Along with rare Penguins, Pans, ephemera and guides, for the first time we also plan to have some contemporary publishers selling new titles. Our signing session at 1:00 pm will feature award-winning horror editor Stephen Jones (A Book of Horrors, Curious Warnings, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, etc.), acclaimed artist Les Edwards (A Book of Horrors, Curious Warnings, and The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories, etc.) and one of Britain’s finest fantasy authors, Adrian Cole (Madness Emerging, Moorstones and the Dream Lords trilogy etc.), with other guests to be announced. Dealers’ tables are only £50.00 each. All Enquiries: wardzinskiAThotmail.co.uk: Website: Paperback & Pulp
Posted by demonik on August 2, 2012
Forthcoming Mammoth publications from Constable-Robinsons. October & November 2012.
Stephen Jones (ed.) – Zombie Apocalypse: Fightback (Robinson, October 2012)
Sequel to the bestselling Zombie Apocalypse! – 18,000 copies sold in the UK
This long-awaited follow-up to Zombie Apocalypse! is once again a ‘mosaic novel’ that weaves together contributions from big-name horror writers in the form of essays, reports, letters, official documents and transcripts to create a coherent and compelling narrative. In volume one, old-school, flesh-eating zombies spread ‘The Death’ around the world. Now, the fightback begins, spearheaded by an equally stellar line-up of contributors, from Neil Gaiman, Sarah Pinborough and Michael Marshall Smith to Lisa Tuttle, Roz Kaveney and Christopher Fowler, and master-minded by multi award-winning horror anthologist Stephen Jones.
This will be a must-have for the many fans of the first book as well as the ever-expanding legions of zombie and horror fans..
Stephen Jones (ed.) – Best New Horror 23 (Robinson, October 2012)
New volume in a series now into its 23rd year and winner of the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award
Every single horror writer of note has contributed at some point to the Best New Horror series, compiled by internationally acclaimed horror anthologist Stephen Jones and dedicated to presenting the best in contemporary horror and dark fantasy fiction.
This year’s darkest, most exceptional tales of terror showcase new short stories from both contemporary masters of the macabre as well as exceptional newcomers. With top-name contributors – such as Joan Aitken, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Joe R. Lansdale, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Robert Silverberg, Michael Marshall Smith and Evangeline Walton – a comprehensive overview of the horror year, a necrology of recently departed luminaries and an exhaustive list of indispensable addresses, this series remains the world’s leading annual horror anthology and the key event in the horror calendar for all horror fans, young and old.
Peter Normanton – The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies (Robinson, October 2012)
A classic gorefest for all horror lovers – the most gloriously gory slasher and splatter horror movies of the past sixty years.
You can scream all you want, but it won’t make them stop in this compendium of more than 60 grisly, gruesome years of slasher and splatter movies – from genre-hopping Danny Boyle’s first horror film, 28 Days Later, to gore-meister Lucio Fulci’s Zombie Flesh Eaters. Here you will find the low-down on some 250 movies, with entries from 23 different countries – assembled by born-again slasher fan Peter Normanton.
This wonderfully macabre compilation is a definite must-have for all aficionados of the slasher and splatter movie sub-genres and general horror fans alike. The index, which includes every movie mentioned in the A–Z and accompanying notes, runs to 540 movies. The book includes the full list of video nasties that the UK government has attempted to ban.
Marie O’Regan – Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories By Women (Robinson, November 2012)
A mesmerizing spin on the modern dark tale – 25 haunting stories showcasing writing by women on the supernatural and the macabre
Ghost stories are a perennial favourite, and British Fantasy Award-nominated horror and dark fantasy writer Marie O’Regan has put together this unforgettable selection of dark, sensational, horrifying stories by acclaimed female writers.
Alongside a handful of reprints, both classic and contemporary, are spectral tales by outstanding talents, such as Kelley Armstrong, Muriel Gray, Nancy Holder, Nancy Kilpatrick, Sarah Langan, Gail Z. Martin, Elizabeth Massie, Yvonne Navarro, Sarah Pinborough, Lilith Saintcrow, Lisa Tuttle among others.
This haunting anthology is subtly beguiling, yet brings a new sense of daring to the modern dark tale and a hard-edged twist to traditional horror.
Details and, most likely, individual threads on each to follow over coming days/ weeks/ months. Five very exciting prospects, i’m sure you’ll agree.
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Posted by demonik on December 17, 2011
If you head over to our forum, check out the Vault 2011 Advent Calendar for a grisly gift every day in the lead up to Christmas. Vintage pulp meets contemporary horror fiction!
Happy Christmas to all our contributing members, friends and readers.
Posted by demonik on September 20, 2011
OUT NOW! i will let my friend and colleague severance give you the lowdown since he put so much graft into typing it for the forum!
take it away, mr guns & lingerie!
Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic, #20 (September. 2011)
PF20 is a themed issue focusing on Universal’s many imprints – including Award, Tandem, Beacon and Softcover Library in its new 88-page format.
Fanatical Thoughts (editorial) by Justin Marriott
Fanatical Mails by Adam Collins, Alan Brennert, Bam!!, Andrew Byers, Chris Wells, Darren Wellings, Colin Clynes, David Barraclough, Derek Smith, David Whitehead, David Southall, Graham Andrews, Mark Rodman, Holger Haase, Paul Ansell, Jeff Mejia, Keith Lyas, Karl Newton, Peter Wrobel, Scott Forrest, Stephen Sennitt, Von Doom, Nigel Taylor, Keith Tree, David Drage, Andy Boot, Johnny Mains, Kev Demant and Andreas Decker.
Glorious Trash by Joe Kenney – The first of Joe’s new columns explores the men’s adventure series The Enforcer by Andrew Sugar.
The Universal Story by Justin Marriott – JM chronicles Universal Publishing, and their many imprints.
The High Priests of Sleaze by Justin Marriott – JM unearths the collectible and interesting from Universal’s sleazy imprint, Beacon Books, includes a mini-checklist.
The Sleazy Side of the Street by Brian Ritt – Brian looks at the works of one of Beacon’s most collectible authors, the prolific Orrie Hitt.
Bibliography of Orrie Hitt’s paperback originals.
Beacon Art Gallery by Brian Emrich – a gallery of original art that graced several Beacon Books.
Tandem Science-Fantasy by Justin Marriott – Justin looks at the offerings from this Tandem line including: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lin Carter, John Jakes, Jane Gaskell and Talbot Mundy.
Fully Illustrated Throughout by Justin Marriott – the big boss-man details the reprinting efforts of the UK arm of Softcover Library.
For a Few Dollars Less by Cranston McMillan – the first of Cranston’s new columns details the tie-in novels based on Sergio Leone’s “The Man With No Name” spaghetti westerns.
Checklist of Softcover Library UK’s first 100 titles.
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Posted by demonik on September 17, 2011
a date for your diaries
The Paperback and Pulp Bookfair is at:
Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
on Sunday 6th Nov 2011, 10am-4pm
30+ booktables (tables £50 each), admission £3.00
spread word, etc!