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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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Simon Marshall-Jones – The 13 Ghosts of Christmas

Posted by demonik on December 13, 2013

Simon Marshall-Jones (ed.)   – The 13 Ghosts of Christmas  ( Spectral Press , 2012)

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Vincent Shaw-Morton

Johnny Mains – Introduction  

John Costello –  An Odd Number at Table                                           
Jan Edwards –  Concerning Events at Leinster Gardens              
William Meikle – Carnacki: A Cold Christmas in Chelsea                
Raven Dane – A Taste of Almonds                                                     
Richard Farren Barber  – Where the Stones Lie                                                  
Nicholas Martin – All that is Living                                                           
Thana Niveau –  And May All your Christmases                              
Martin Roberts –  Now and Then                                                               
Paul Finch – December                                                                        
Gary McMahon –  Ritualism                                                                         
Neil Williams –  We Are a Shadow                                                          
 John Forth  – The Green Clearing                                                    
Adrian Tchaikovsky –  Lost Soldiers      

Simon Marshall-Jones – Publisher’s Acknowledgements            

BONUS

Stephen Volk – Whitstable novella preview

Blurb:

Christmas – a season of goodwill given to all mankind, and of snowbound winter wonderlands; a time for the gathering of families and friends to share in a bounteous harvest of good cheer, of sparkling decorations and roaring fires lighting up the parlour; and of glittering presents strewn beneath the glorious fir tree, and of excited children full of boundless joy in their hearts. And the time when the ghosts of those long gone, of the restless, the unhappy and the bitter are closest to the living, walking abroad in the frozen landscape outside the cosy living-room window. Here are thirteen seasonal tales of those lonely, wandering spirits, guaranteed to bring delicious thrills to all aficionados of the ghostly and the supernatural. Inside these pages you will find, amongst others, stories of eerie urban myths, age-old rituals, lost invaders from history, haunted weather phenomena, strange spirits, and creatures of myth and legend, told by some of the finest and most exciting writers working in the field today.

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Simon Strantzas (ed.) – Shadows Edge

Posted by demonik on April 18, 2013

Simon Strantzas  (ed.) –  Shadows Edge  (Gray Friar Press, March 2013)

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Joel Lane – Echoland
Michael Cisco – The Penury
Richard Gavin – Tinder Row
Daniel Mills – The Falling Dark
Gary McMahon – The Old Church
D. P. Watt – … he was water before he was fire…
Ian Rogers – False North
Lisa L. Hannett – Morning Passages
R. B. Russell – At the End of the World
W. H. Pugmire – Within One Ruined Realm
Livia Llewellyn – Stabilimentum
Michael Kelly – Some Other You
Steve Rasnic Tem – Lost in the Garden of Earthly Delights
Peter Bell – The True Edge of the World
John Langan – Bor Urus
Blurb:
Thin places
Where worlds crash against each other, rippling soft spots through reality. Ancient portals through which the darkest nightmares seep, spreading uncertainty and doubt. These places haunt us, and from them shadows edge

A figure from the past, lying in a field
The unlikely three, bound by their quest
A high-rise apartment, where creatures crawl
The drive in the storm, through blurring edges
The brother, hiding from his sins

15 tales of numinous horror from some of the genre’s most exciting voices

ORDER NOW
£8.99 / $17 + P&P
http://www.grayfriarpress.com

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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)

Steve Upham

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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Gary Fry – Death Rattles

Posted by demonik on October 1, 2011

Gary Fry (ed.)- Death Rattles (Gray Friar Press, July 2011)

Cover: Gary FryStephen Volk – Rattling Cages: an Introduction

*Episode 1*: Scattered Ashes – *John Llewellyn Probert*
*Episode 2*: Seen And Not Heard – *Gary Fry*
*Episode 3*: Antlers – *Thana Niveau*
*Episode 4*: The Children of Moloch – *Simon Bestwick*
*Episode 5*: Cow Castle – *Paul Finch*
*Episode 6*: His Father’s Son – *Gary McMahon*

Blurb
DEATH RATTLES

Do you remember? And were you afraid?

Back in the mid-80s, a UK genre television show was aired on Channel 4 that pushed the boundaries of accepted broadcasting standards. As far as can be established, only six episodes were ever shown, but hardly anybody can remember seeing them.

Official records offer scant information, and no recordings of the episodes seem to exist. Rumours abound about brief clips on Youtube and water-damaged master tapes found in a media vault, but nobody has stepped forward with anything more solid than hearsay.

But six authors do remember watching the series, and their imperfect
recollections form the basis of the stories in this book . . . You’ll almost certainly never get to see the show in its original form, so this may be your only chance to experience . . .

DEATH RATTLES

. . . the notorious lost TV series.

 

see also Death Rattles thread on Vault forum

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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of The Lake District

Posted by demonik on September 16, 2011

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Lake District  (Grey Friar, Sept. 2011)

Steve UphamCover illustration: Steve Upham

Adam L.G. Nevill – Little Mag’s Barrow
The Mad Clown of Muncaster
Simon Clark – The Coniston Star Mystery
The Croglin Vampire
Paul Finch – Devils of Lakeland
The Mumps Hall Murders
Simon Bestwick – The Moraine
The Tawny Boy
Carole Johnstone – The Claife Crier
The Monster of Renwick
Peter Crowther – Jewels in the Dust
The Devil’s Hole
Ramsey Campbell – Above the World
Nightmares of Burnmoor
Gary Fry – The Jilted Bride of Windermere
The Horror at Carlisle Castle
Steven Savile – Walk the Last Mile
The Poltergeist of Walla Crag
Peter Bell – Framed
Fiend’s Fell
Anna Taborska – Night of the Crone
The Tortured Souls of Lord’s Rake
Gary McMahon – Along Life’s Trail
The Black Hound of Shap
Reggie Oliver – Striding Edge

Blurb
The Lake District – land of mountains and megaliths, night-black lakes and fathomless woods filled with spectral mist …

The eerie entity on Striding Edge
The living corpse of Croglin
The demented clown of Muncaster
The winged horror of Langdale
The drowned bride of Windermere
The hairy brute of Beetham
The nightmares on Burnmoor

And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Adam Nevill, Simon Clark, Peter Crowther, Reggie Oliver, Gary McMahon and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Jonathan Oliver – The End Of The Line

Posted by demonik on August 18, 2010

Due November 2010 from Solaris ….

Jonathan Oliver (ed.) – The End Of The Line (Solaris, Nov. 2010)



Introduction – Jonathan Oliver

Paul Meloy – Bullroarer
John L. Probert – The Girl in The Glass
Nicholas Royle – The Lure
Rebecca Levene – 23:46 Morden (via Bank)
Jasper Bark – End of The Line
Simon Bestwick – The Sons of The City
Al Ewing – The Roses That Bloom Underground
Conrad Williams – Exit Sounds
Pat Cadigan – Funny Things
Adam L.G. Nevill – On All London Underground Lines
Mark Morris – Fallen Boys
Stephen Volk – In The Colosseum
Ramsey Campbell – The Rounds
Michael Marshall Smith – Missed Connection
James Lovegrove – Siding 13
Gary McMahon – Diving Deep
Natasha Rhodes – Crazy Train
Joel Lane – All Dead Years
Christopher Fowler – Down

see also the Subterranean Cannibals thread on the Vault Forum

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