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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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Stephen Jones (creator) – Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

Posted by demonik on September 10, 2014

It’s approaching ….

Stephen Jones (creator) – Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame  (Robinson, Oct. 2014)

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Cover: Joe Roberts

Ramsey Campbell – Ramsey’s Ruminations : Moreby In The Media
Stephen Baxter – 1897-1946: Todt Chemie-AG
Jo Fletcher – Our World In Their Hands
Jo Fletcher – Lost Boys
Stephen Baxter – 2005: Obituary Of Barry pound
Stephen Baxter – 1849: Joseph Bonomi #1: The Mourning Rings
Stephen Baxter – 1878: Joseph Bonomi 2: The Return Of Mobius
Jo Fletcher – The World’s Great Mysteries!
Gary McMahon – Bits And Pieces
Michael Marshall Smith – Wethaz
Brian Hodge – Lady Cecilia
Stephen Baxter – 1504: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Testament Of Giovanni
Michael Marshall Smith – Downcount
Stephen Baxter – Tom Lehrer and Morbius
Lou Morgan – Diary Entry #4
Stephen Baxter – Sympathy For The Deathless
Michael Marshall Smith – Endnotes
Paul Kane – He Is Legend
Stephen Baxter – The Two Morebys
Stephen Baxter – 1851: Herman Melville
Brian Hodge – The Return Of The Seven
Nancy Kilpatrick – Family
John Llewellyn Probert – The Three Messiahs
Alison Littlewood – Zombie VS. Zombi
Peter Crowther – Dead Inside
Angela Slatter – Red Dust, White Earth
Paul McAuley – The Return Of The Kings
Peter Atkins – Z.O.A.
Michael Marshall Smith – Appetite
Pat Cadigan – Rocky III
Thana Niveau – Vile Earth, To Earth Resign
Peter Crowther – An Interwiew With Bernie Maughmstein
Conrad Williams – Horizon Deep
Lisa Morton – Kevin Needs To Talk About Us
Stephen Baxter – The Three Morebys
Michael Marshall Smith – Things Future
Stephen Jones – Last Rites
Kim Newman – Zombie Apocalypse! Title Song

Blurb:
IS THIS THE END . . . OR JUST THE BEGINNING? Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change. With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through interconnected emails, articles, reports, diaries and eyewitness accounts, as past and future hang in the balance. In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby’s plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever . . .

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Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Yorkshire

Posted by demonik on August 23, 2014

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Yorkshire  (Gray Friars Press, Sept. 2014)

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Neil Williams

Simon Avery – In October We Buried The Monsters
The Decapitation Device
Keris McDonald – The Coat Off His Back
Haunting Memories of the Past
Mark Morris – They Walk As Men
The Yorkshire Witches
Alison Littlewood – On Ilkley Moor
The Black Monk of Pontefract
Stephen Laws – The Crawl
The Woman in the Rain
Gary McMahon – Ragged
The Hobman
Christopher Harman – A True Yorkshireman
The Town Where Darkness Was Born
Mark Chadbourn – All Things Considered, I’d Rather Be In Hell
A Feast For Crows
Chico Kidd – The Demon of Flowers
City of the Dead
Stephen Bacon – The Summer of Bradbury
Radiant Beings
Rosalie Parker – Random Flight
Death in the Harrying
Simon Clark – The Rhubarb Festival
The Alien
Gary Fry – The Crack
The Boggart of Bunting Nook
Jason Gould – A Story From When We Had Nothing

Blurb:
Yorkshire – a rolling landscape of verdant dales and quaint country towns. But where industrial fires left hideous scars, forlorn ruins echo the shrieks of forgotten wars, and depraved killers evoke nightmare tales of ogres, trolls and wild moorland boggarts…

The stalking devil of Boroughbridge
The murder machine at Halifax
The hooded horror of Pontefract
The bloody meadow at Towton
The black tunnel of Renfield
The evil trickster of Spaldington
The shadow forms at Silverwood

And many more chilling tales by Alison Littlewood, Mark Morris, Stephen Laws, Simon Clark, Mark Chadbourn, and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Mark Morris (ed.) – The Spectral Book of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on August 22, 2014

Mark Morris (ed.) – The Spectral Book of Horror Stories   (Spectral Press, Sept. 2014)

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Vincent Cheong

Ramsey Campbell – On The Tour
Alison Littlewood – The Dog’s Home
Helen Marshall – Funeral Rites
Tom Fletcher – Slape
Steve Rasnic Tem – The Night Doctor
Gary McMahon – Dull Fire
Reggie Oliver – The Book And The Ring
Alison Moore – Eastmouth
Robert Shearman – Carry Within Some Small Slither Of Me
Conrad Williams – The Devil’s Interval
Michael Marshall Smith – Stolen Kisses
Brian Hodge – Cures For A Sickened World
Angela Slatter – The October Window
Stephen Laws – The Slista
Rio Youers – Outside Heavenly
John Llewellyn Probert – The Life Inspector
Lisa Tuttle – Something Sinister In Sunlight
Nicholas Royle – This Video Does Not Exist
Stephen Volk – Newspaper Heart

 

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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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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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Marie O’Regan – The Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories By Women

Posted by demonik on October 31, 2012

Marie O’Regan  (ed.) – The Mammoth Book Of Ghost Stories By Women  (Robinson, Nov. 2012)

Acknowledgements
Marie O’Regan – Introduction

Kim Lakin-Smith – Field Of The Dead
Sarah Pinborough – Collect Call
Kelley Armstrong – Dead Flowers By The Roadside
Mary Elizabeth Braddon – The Shadow In The Corner
Caitlan R. Kiernan – The Madam Of The Narrow Houses
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman – The Lost Ghost
Sarah Langan – The Ninth Witch
Elizabeth Massie – Sister, Shhh …
Alex Bell – The Fifth Bedroom
Alison Littlewood – Scairt
Nina Allan – Seeing Nancy
Lisa Tuttle – The Third Person
Nancy Holder – Freeze Out
Yvonne Navarro – Return
Mary Cholmondeley – Let Loose
Marion Arnott – Another One In The Cold
Lilith Saintcrow – My Moira
Nancy Kilpatrick – Forgive Us
Muriel Gray – Front Row Rider
Cynthia Asquith – God Grant That She Lye Still
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Elizabeth Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Gail Z. Martin – Among The Shoals Forever
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Gaie Sebold – A Silver Music

Author Biographies

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Stephen Jones – Best New Horror 23

Posted by demonik on August 25, 2012

Coming soon ….

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Mammoth Book Of Best New Horror 23   (Robinson, Oct. 2012)

Cover Illustration: Vincent Chong

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Horror In 2011

Ramsey Campbell – Holding The Light
Christopher Fowler – Lantern Jack
Paul Kane – Rag And Bone
Gemma Files – Some Kind Of Light Shines From Your Face
Joel Lane – Midnight Flight
Tim Lebbon – Trick Of The Light
Gregory Nicoll – But None Shall Sing For Me
Alison Littlewood – About The Dark
Daniel Mills – The Photographer’s Tale
Mark Samuels – The Tower
Peter Atkins – Dancing Like We’re Dumb
Simon Strantzas – An Indelible Stain Upon The Sky
Joan Aiken – Hair
Steve Rasnic Tem – Miri
Geeta Roopnarine – Corbeaux Bay
Michael Marshall Smith – Sad, Dark Thing
Robert Silverberg – Smithers And The Ghost Of The Thar
Reggie Oliver – Quieta Non Movere
Joe R. Lansdale – The Crawling Sky
Conrad Williams – Wait
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Ocean Grand, North West Coast
Evangeline Walton – They That Have Wings
Thana Niveau – White Roses, Bloody Silk
John Ajivide Lindqvist – The Music Of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer
Ramsey Campbell – Passing Through Peacehaven
David Buchan – Holiday Home

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 2011

Blurb
The latest volume of the world’s longest-running annual showcase of Horror and Dark Fantasy fiction.

Presenting a selection of the very best, and most chilling, short stories and novellas of horror and the supernatural by both established masters of horror and exciting newcomers.

See also the Best New Horror 23 thread on the Vault forum

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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds

Posted by demonik on February 23, 2012

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds   (Gray Friar Press, March, 2012)

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Cover illustration: Steve Upham

Alison Littlewood – In The Quiet And In The Dark
Fury From Beyond
Gary McMahon – Straw Babies
A Bizarre and Terrible Event
Reggie Oliver – Charm
The Grimmest Castle in All England
Christopher Harman – Hoxlip And After  
The Undead Who Wander The Wye
Simon Clark – The Shakespeare Curse
Oxford’s Black Assize
Thana Niveau – The Scouring
The Cannibal Feast
Steve Lockley – Wassailing
Bloodbath Under A Spectral Sun
Joel Lane – The Silent Dance
What Walks In Ettington Park?
Antonia James – Waiting For Nicky
The Satanic Slayings at Meon Hill
Ramsey Campbell – The Horror Under Warrendown
Worcester’s Most Odious Relic
Gary Fry – The Lurker
The Beast of St. John’s
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Cotswold Olimpicks
God’s Dire Warning
John Llewellyn Probert – A Taste of Honey, A Horror of Stone
Lovell’s Long Wait
Paul Finch – Bog Man

Blurb:
The Cotswolds – land of green fields, manor houses and thatched-roof villages, where the screams of ancient massacres linger in the leafy woods, faeries weave sadistic spells, and pagan gods stir beneath the moonlit hills …

The flesh-eating fiend of St. John’s
The vengeful spirit of Little Lawford
The satanic murders at Meon Hill
The ghastly mutilation at Wychavon
The demon dancers of Warwick
The cannibal feast at Alvington
The twisted revenant of Stratford-upon-Avon

And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Simon Clark, Alison Littlewood, Gary McMahon, Reggie Oliver, Joel Lane and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Allyson Bird & Joel Lane – Never Again

Posted by demonik on July 22, 2010

Allyson Bird & Joel Lane (eds.) – Never Again (Gray Friar Press, September 2010)

cover by Daniele Serra

Nina Allen – Feet of Clay
R.J. Krijnen-Kemp – Volk
Lisa Tuttle – In the Arcade
John Howard – A Flowering Wound
Tony Richards – Sense
Alison Littlewood – In On The Tide
R.B. Russell – Decision
Mat Joiner – South of Autumn
Rosanne Rabinowitz – Survivor’s Guilt
Rhys Hughes – Rediffusion
Simon Kurt Unsworth – A Place For Feeding
Joe R. Lansdale – The Night They Missed the Horror Show
Kaaron Warren – Ghost Jail
Steve Duffy – The Torturer
Gary McMahon – Methods of Confinement
Rob Shearman – Damned If You Don’t
Carole Johnstone – Machine
Stephen Volk – After the Ape
David Sutton – Zulu’s War
Thana Niveau – Death of Dreams
Andrew Hook – Beyond Each Blue Horizon
Ramsey Campbell – The Depths
Simon Bestwick – Malachi

From Press Release:

Never Again is an attempt to voice the collective revulsion of writers in the weird fiction genre against political attitudes that stifle compassion and deny our collective human inheritance. The imagination is crucial to an understanding both of human diversity and of common ground. Weird fiction is often stigmatised as a reactionary and ignorant genre – we know better. The anthology will be published by Gray Friar Press in September 2010, and edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane.

It will be a mixture of original stories and reprints from Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Tuttle and Joe R. Lansdale amongst others. Never Again is a non-profit initiative aimed at promoting awareness of these issues among readers and writers of weird fiction. The editors, authors/artist and publisher will receive no fees for this work. Any profits made from sales will be donated to anti-racist or human rights organizations, e.g. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

PREORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN

UK, £10 + £2 P&P
USA, $18 + $6 P&P (airmail)

Gray Friar Press

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