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Charles Black (ed.) – The Eleventh Black Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on September 30, 2015

Just arrived from darkest Mortbury. What a brilliant way to see out a month!

Charles Black (ed.) – The Eleventh Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, Sept. 2015)

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Illustration: Paul Mudie

Thana Niveau – Two Five Seven
Edward Pearce – East Wickenden
Tom Johnstone – Slaughtered Lamb
John Llewellyn Probert – Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Stephen Bacon – Lord Of The Sand
Kate Farrell – Alma Mater
Stuart Young – Keeping The Romance Alive
Anna Taborska – Teatime
David A. Riley – Lem
Tony Earnshaw – Flies
David Williamson – And The Dead Shall Speak
Marion Pitman – Every Picture Tells A Story
Sam Dawson – The Weathervane
John Forth – Molli & Julli

Blurb:

14 TALES OF TERROR Selected by Charles Black

DO YOU LIKE HORROR?
DO YOU LIKE TO BE FRIGHTENED?

” …. I suddenly felt a chill go up my back, as though a spider had dropped inside my shirt and was creeping towards my neck.’
Two Five Seven

OR PERHAPS, REVEL IN SADISTIC GLEE?

“As soon as the needle pierces your skin, you’ll feel a stinging, then, as the drain cleaner enters your vein, it will start to burn. The burning will make you want to tear apart your flesh and dig into your own veins to relieve the pain…”
Teatime

DO YOU TAKE A GHOULISH DELIGHT IN THE GROTESQUE?
“His eyes were gone, the sockets filled with flies that crawled and buzzed. His mouth, open and lipless, was a black hole of moving shapes. The odour was overwhelming.”
Flies

AH, YES, THAT SMELL …

“…the pungent, nauseating reek of putrefaction.”
Slaughtered Lamb

SICKENING, ISN’T IT?

AND YET, YOU CAN’T RESIST, CAN YOU‘?

DARE YOU?

 

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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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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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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of Wales

Posted by demonik on June 7, 2014

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Wales  (Gray Friar Press, June, 2014)

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Cover illustration: Paul Mudie

Ray Cluley – Under The Windings of the Sea
Legions of Ghosts
Steve Duffy – Old As The Hills
The Beast of Bodalog
Reggie Oliver – The Druid’s Rest
Night of the Bloody Ape
Simon Clark – Swallowing A Dirty Seed
The Devil Made Him Do It
Thana Niveau – The Face
Hoof-beats in the Mist
Steve Lockley – Don’t Leave Me Down Here
The Werewolf of Clwyd
Stephen Volk – Matilda of the Night
The Goblin Stone
Paul Lewis – The Sound of the Sea
A Quick Pint and a Slow Hanging
Tim Lebbon – The Flow
Doppelganger
Steve Jordan – The Offspring
Prophecy of Fire
Bryn Fortey – Dialled
The Dark Heart of Magnificence
Priya Sharma – The Rising Tide
The Hag Lands
Gary Fry – Apple of their Eyes
Beneath the Sea of Wrecks
John Llewellyn Probert – Learning the Language

Blurb:

Wales – ‘Land of my Fathers’, cradle of poetry, song and mythic rural splendour. But also a scene of oppression and tragedy, where angry spirits stalk castle and coal mine alike, death-knells sound amid fogbound peaks, and dragons stir in bottomless pools …

The headless spectre of Kidwelly
The sea terror off Anglesey
The soul stealer of Porthcawl
The blood rites at Abergavenny
The fatal fruit of Criccieth
The dark serpent of Bodalog
The Christmas slaughter at Llanfabon

And many more chilling tales by Stephen Volk, Tim Lebbon, Simon Clark, Priya Sharma, John Llewellyn Probert and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

 

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Psycho-Mania!

Posted by demonik on January 24, 2014

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Psycho-Mania! (Robinson, Oct. 2013)
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Robert Bloch – Introduction

John Llewellyn Probert – Prologue: Screams In The Dark
Joe R. Lansdale – I Tell You It’s Love
Reggie Oliver – The Green Hour
Steve Rasnic Tem – The Secret Laws Of The Universe
Basil Copper – The Recompensing Of Albano Pizar
David A. Sutton – Night Soil Man
Brian Hodge – Let My Smile Be Your Umbrella
Scott Edelman – The Trembling Living Wire
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #1
Robert Silverberg – The Undertaker’s Sideline
Joel Lane – The Long Shift
Brian Lumley – The Man Who Photographed Beardsley
Lisa Morton – Hollywood Hannah
Paul McAuley – I Spy
Mike Carey – Reflections On The Critical Process
David J. Schow    – The Finger
Lawrence Block – Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes
Jay Russell – Hush … Hush, Sweet Shushie
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #2
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Gatecrasher
Robert Shearman – That Tiny Flutter of The Heart I Used To Call Love
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Dennis Etchison – Got To Kill Them All
Mark Morris – Essence
Michael Kelly – The Beach
Robert Bloch – Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #3
Ramsey Campbell – See How They Run
Conrad Williams – Manners
Christopher Fowler – Bryant & May And The Seven Points
Harlan Ellison® – All The Birds Come Home To Roost
Rio Youers – Wide Shining Light
Neil Gaiman – Feminine Endings
Peter Crowther – Eater
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #4
Peter Crowther – Mr Mellor Comes To Wayside
Michael Marshall – Failure
Kim Newman – The Only Ending We Have
Richard Christian Matheson – Kriss Kross Applesauce
John Llewellyn Probert – Epilogue: A Little Piece Of Sanity

Case Notes

Blurb

WE ALL GO A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES . . . When journalist Robert Stanhope arrives at the Crowsmoor asylum for the criminally insane to interview the institute’s enigmatic director, Dr Lionel Parrish, little does he realise that an apparently simple series of tests will lead him into a terrifying world of murder and insanity . . . In this chilling new anthology, compiled by multiple award-winning editor Stephen Jones, some of the biggest and brightest name in horror and crime fiction come together to bring you twisted tales of psychos, schizoids and serial-killers, many with a supernatural twist. Reggie Oliver revives Edgar Allan Poe’s wily French detective C. Auguste Dupin, there is a new “Bryant & May” London mystery from Christopher Fowler, child actor turned private eye Marty Burns investigates a quirky Hollywood case by Jay Russell, and international best-selling author Michael Marshall returns to The Straw Men conspiracy. With a never-before-published Introduction by Robert Bloch (author of Psycho), along with one of his most famous and iconic stories, this volume also features an original wraparound sequence in the style of the author by John Llewellyn Probert. Add classic reprints by R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and Dennis Etchison, along with original fiction by Peter Crowther, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Paul McAuley, Lisa Morton, Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem and many others, and you would have to be out of your mind not to take a stab at these stories!

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4th Vault Advent Calendar

Posted by demonik on December 13, 2013

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As has maybe been mentioned on here, the Vault forum is where you’ll find the bulk of the contributors to this place, and if you’ve yet to register, now is as good a time as any. At present, we’re currently halfway through our fourth annual advent calendar, a daily treat in the run-up to Christmas featuring horror fiction, old and new, from several of our very favourite authors. Get with it at Vault – Your one-stop shop for festive mirth!

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Stuart Young – Demons & Devilry

Posted by demonik on October 29, 2013

Stuart Young (ed.) – Demons & Devilry   (Hersham Horror Books, 2013)
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Logo; Daniel S. Boucher. Cover design: Mark West

Stuart Young – Devilish Inspirations: Introduction

Peter Mark May – The Abhorrent Man
Thana Niveau – Little Devils
John Llewellyn Probert – The Devil In The Details
David Williamson – The Scryer
Stuart Young – Guardian Devil

Biographies  & Story Notes

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Vault Advent Calendar 2012

Posted by demonik on December 19, 2012

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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.

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Charles Black – Ninth Black Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on September 11, 2012

Coming October 2012 from Mortbury Presss

Charles Black (ed.) – Ninth Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, Sept. 2012)
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John Llewellyn Probert – The Anatomy Lesson
Craig Herbertson – The Mall
Simon Bestwick – Salvaje
Gary Fry -Pet
David Williamson – Ashes To Ashes
Anna Taborska – The Apprentice
Sam Dawson – Life Expectancy
Paul Finch – What’s Behind You?
Gary Power – Ben’s Best Friend
Thana Niveau – The Things That Aren’t There
Tom Johnstone – Bit On The Side
Marion Pitman – Indecent Behavior
Kate Farrell – His Family
John Forth – A Song, A SIilence
Marc Lyth – The Man Who Hated Waste
David A. Riley – Swan Song

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