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Allen Ashley (ed.) – Creeping Crawlers

Posted by demonik on August 30, 2015

Allen Ashley (ed.) – Creeping Crawlers  (Shadow Publishing, Aug. 2015)

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Cover: Steve Upham

David Birch – Spinnentier
Gary Budgen – Scarab
Adrian Cole – Running with the Tide
Storm Constantine – In the Earth
Andrew Darlington – Chemical Glide
Pauline E. Dungate – Mariposas Del Noche
Dennis Etchison – Wet Season
Edmund Glasby – Foreign Bodies
John Grant – Little Helpers
Terry Grimwood – Survivors
Andrew Hook – Us!
Mark Howard Jones – For the Love of Insects
Alan Knott – Dissolute Evolution
Robin Lupton – Guano Dong Baby
Ralph Robert Moore – You Dry Your Tears If They Don’t Work
Richard Mosses – The Tarantata
Marion Pitman – Woodworm
David Rix – A Taste for Canal Burgers
David Turnbull – The Sweet Meat and the Beet

Blurb:
What is this lingering fear of insects, arachnids, arthropods, crustaceans and those that slither… is it a hangover from the survival battles in the savannah or does it go deeper and further back than that in our evolutionary heritage? Unchallenged, the locusts, the maggots, the worms, the flies, the aphids and the termites may consume and destroy all that we have and hold dear. Creeping, slithering, crawling horror, science fiction & fantasy stories by nineteen of today’s top authors.

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Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 33

Posted by demonik on August 23, 2015

Out now – all 200 pages of it!

Justin Marriott (ed.) Paperback Fanatic # 33 (August 2015)

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Justin Marriott – Fanatical Thoughts

Fanatical mails: The Postal Fanatics have their say on issues 31 and 32 : Chris Mikul, Colin Clyes, Clive Davies, Andy Boot, Tom Tesarek, Richard Sala, James Doig, Nigel Taylor, Scott Carlson, Cassandra Solon-Parry, Kev Demant

Scott Carlson – Astonishing histories: The author picks up the Ballantine baton

James Doig – Carter Brown: the Australian series. Australia’s finest export

Tom Tesarek and Scott Carlson – …on their weasels-ripping-flesh good time in Chicago at the windy city pulp convention.

Lynn Munroe – Ed Wood. A checklist of Ed’s unique body of paperbacks.
Lynn Munroe – HoIlywood Rat Race: reviewed.
Lynn Munroe – Ed Wood’s Sex Tales. The super rare Wood mags

Anthologies
Nigel Taylor – Fantastic Symphonies
Justin Marriot – Alfred Hitchcock
James Doig – An Australian anthology of horror/sf pulps unearthed
Justin Marriot – An Invitation To The Hunt

Justin Marriot – A Visual Guide to Corgi
Justin Marriot – A Brief history of Corgi books: Billions and squillions of gorgeous Corgi cover scans

Editor Justin Marriott
Assistant Editor Jim O’Brien
http://www.thepaperbackfanatic.com

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David A. & Linden Riley (eds.) – Kitchen Sink Gothic

Posted by demonik on August 5, 2015

Out now David A. & Linden Riley (eds.) – Kitchen Sink Gothic (Parallel Universe Publications, Aug. 2015) kitchensinkgothic Cover illustration: Joe Young

Stephen Bacon – Daddy Giggles
Franklin Marsh – 1964
Andrew Darlington – Derek Edge and the Sunspots
Gary Fry – Black Sheep
Benedict J. Jones – Jamal Comes Home
Kate Farrell – Waiting
Charles Black – Lilly Finds a Place to Stay
David A. Sutton – The Mutant’s Cry
Walter Gascoigne – The Sanitation Solution
Mark Patrick Lynch – Up and Out of Here
Adrian Cole – Late Shift
Shaun Avery – The Great Estate
Jay Eales – Nine Tenths
Craig Herbertson – Envelopes
Tim Major – Tunnel Vision
M. J. Wesolowski – Life is Prescious
David Turnbull – Canvey Island Baby

Blurb:
Coined in the 1950s, Kitchen Sink described British films, plays and novels frequently set in the North of England, which showed working class life in a gritty, no-nonsense, “warts and all” style, sometimes referred to as social realism. It became popular after the playwright John Osborne wrote Look Back In Anger, simultaneously helping to create the Angry Young Men movement. Films included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Entertainer, A Taste of Honey, The L-Shaped Room and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. TV dramas included Coronation Street and East Enders. In recent years TV dramas that could rightly be described as kitchen sink gothic include Being Human, with its cast of working class vampires, werewolves and ghosts, and the zombie drama In the Flesh, with its northern working class, down to earth setting. In this anthology you will find stories that cover a wide range of Kitchen Sink Gothic, from the darkly humorous to the weirdly strange and occasionally horrific.

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Franklin Marsh – Auld Franklin’s Almanak Of Doom

Posted by demonik on July 24, 2015

Auld Franklin’s Almanak Of Doom; 12 Terrible Tales (And One Godawful Poem) by Franklin Marsh (Lulu World Classics, July 2015)

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Cover Design: Fritz Maitland with Robert Morgan

[Author’s Warning]

January -Yukon
February – Le Jour De La Saint-Valentin
March – Fight The Good Fight
April – Brock’s Revenge
May – The Glans Of Orlak
June -Duet
July – A Delicate Undertaking
August – Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be
September – Satan’s Snuffbox (Pendennis Alone)
October – Night Of The Pumpkins
November – Day Of The Pumpkins
December – From Beyond The Grate
Coda – Voodoo

Blurb:
SHUDDER – as you realise that Marshy’s got a book out.
SCREAM – as you realise that you have a copy in your hand.
SHRIEK – as you realise that you’re actually reading the damned thing.
SIGH – with relief as you hurl the offending article into the waste paper basket.
ALL YOUR FAVE’S AREN’T HERE!

12 Tales Of Terror to make your year seem even longer.

Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies … heck, there’s even a killer pe …. but that would be telling.

Journey inside – you’ll never be the same!

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Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #31 & #32

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2015

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #31: SF Tie-ins & Ballantine Books (March 2015)

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Editorial: Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mails: Graham Andrews, Andy Boot, Colin Clyes, David Southall, Sarah Morgan, Darrin Venticinque, Holger Hasse, Tom Tesarek, Roy Bayfield, Chris Eckhoff, Nigel Taylor, Winston Whitmarsh
Justin Marriott & Tom Tesarek – Artists Assemble #3
Justin Marriott – Dr. Newton And Mr. Howitt: Celebrating the terrifying artwork of the shudder pulp legend.
Tom Tesarek – The Shocking History of Ballantine Non-fiction
Justin Marriott – The Misfits: Memoires of a Sword Swallower
Justin Marriott – Ballantine’s Chamber Of Horrors: As illustrated by Richard Powers
Darrin Venticinque – Paperbacks From The Black Lagoon: SF movie tie-ins.
Graham Andrews – Fit To Be Tied: London’s Burning: The Day The Earth Caught Fire
Nigel Taylor – Harryhausen Novelised
Publications You Need!

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #32 (March 2015)

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Dedication to Graeme Flanagan
Justin Marriott – Michel Parry: The great man remembered.
Justin Marriott – Leave A Light On For Me: Gothic Romance!
Justin Marriott & Bill Thom – The Shadow Knows: The shrouded crimebuster in paperback.
Graeme Flanagan & James Doig – Phantom Books: The Australian Series: Aus pulp!
Lynn Monroe – Shell Scott Versus Sleaze; The man in white’s toughest day in court tackling a case of wholesale plagiarism.
Lynn Monroe & Justin Marriott – Further Plagiarism at Camerarts
Famous Collectors of Paperbackland: James Doig interviews Graeme Flanagan.

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Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night

Posted by demonik on February 2, 2015

Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird (Parallel Universe Publications, 2015)

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Sir Hugh Clifford – The Ghoul
Edward Lucas White – The House of the Nightmare
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
George Allan England – The Thing from Outside
F. Marion Crawford – For the Blood is the Life
Frederick Marryat – The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains
E. F. Benson – The Room in the Tower
W. C. Morrow – His Unconquered Enemy
Amyas Northcote – The Late Mrs. Fowke
M. P. Shiel – Xélucha
Lord Dunsany – A Narrow Escape
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Robert E. Howard – The Black Stone
G. G. Pendarves – Werewolf of the Sahara
Henry Brereton Marriott Watson – The Devil of the Marsh
Irvin S. Cobb – Fishhead
Huan Mee – The Black Statue
Abraham Merritt – The Pool of the Stone God
Nictzin Dyalhis – The Sea-Witch
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

From Press Release

The latest release by Parallel Universe Publications is Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird, edited by Douglas Draa and David A. Riley. This is 368 page anthology of classic weird stories is the first of a series. Available as a trade paperback and an ebook.

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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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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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Joel Lane & Tom Johnstone (eds.) – Horror Uncut

Posted by demonik on September 27, 2014

Joel Lane & Tom Johnstone (eds.) – Horror Uncut  (Grey Friar Press, Sept. 2014)

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Cover illustration: Neil Williams

Tom Johnsone – Foreword

Joel Lane – A Cry for Help
Simon Bestwick – The Battering Stone
Priya Sharma – The Ballad of Boomtown
John Llewellyn Probert – The Lucky Ones
Stephen Hampton – The Sun Trap
Gary McMahon – Only Bleeding
Anna Taborska – The Lemmy / Trump Test
John Howard – Falling into Stone
Laura Lauro – Ptichka
Stephen Bacon – The Devil’s Only Friend
David Williams – The Procedure
Rosanne Rabinowitz – Pieces of Ourselves
John Forth – A Simple Matter of Space
David Turnbell – The Privilege Card
Alison Littlewood – The Ghost at the Feast
Andrew Hook – The Opaque District
Thana Niveau – No History of Violence

Tom Johnstone – Afterword

Blurb
‘We’ve all heard rumour: that the austerity measures will be over by Christmas. That there will be a Christmas…’ ” But now the prime minister, in the opulent surroundings of a banqueting hall, has publicly called for permanent austerity.

The Con Dem Coalition government’s policies have brought real life horror stories: cancer patients bullied by the DWP, bereaved parents forced out of homes by the bedroom tax, pregnant migrants endangered by avoiding medical help in fear of hospital bills.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, Gray Friar Press presents macabre tales from the frontline of aus-terror-ty. We asked fine writers of horror to bring dark visions of a society blighted by poverty, debt and privatisation, exploring what ghosts, private madness and afterlife such a world might bring.

The anthology counters a culture encouraging ordinary people to scapegoat benefit claimants and migrant workers, show-casing fiction that examines the real roots of a crisis that causes hardship for many and lining the pockets of few.

Here you will encounter the…
…terrible price exacted for treatment in a private hospital…
…ancient curse on an abandoned housing development…
…torture gang of wealthy thugs who hunt the poor…
…suicidal apparitions encountered by a healthcare P.R. man…

Such acclaimed talents as Alison Littlewood, John Llewellyn Probert, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Gary McMahon, Anna Taborska, Joel Lane, Simon Bestwick, Andrew Hook, and Priya Sharma invoke a world where you queue to join the queues, personal space is strictly rationed, and sadistic game-shows control the population.

 

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