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Syd Bentlif – Horror Anthology

Posted by demonik on September 1, 2013

Syd Bentlif  (ed.) – Horror Anthology   (Mayflower-Dell, 1965)

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Elizabeth Howard and Robert Aickman – Left Luggage
Edgar Allan Poe – Silence
Ray Bradbury – The Dwarf
Isabel Colegate – The Nice Boys
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
M. R. James – The Uncommon Prayer Book
Jerome Bixby – It’s a Good Life
Algernon Blackwood – The Terror of the Twins
Joan Aiken – Marmalade Wine

Blurb
Horror Anthology: Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Jerome Bixby, Joan Aiken, M. R. James

Great tales Of The Macabre By World masters in their field.

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23rd LONDON PAPERBACK AND PULP BOOK FAIR Sunday October 28th 2012

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

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Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – Mammoth Book Of Body Horror

Posted by demonik on April 27, 2012

Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – The Mammoth Book Of Body Horror  (Robinson, 2012)

Cover design: Carlos Castro

Stuart Gordon – Introduction

Mary Shelley – Transformation
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Re-Animator
John W. Campbell – Who Goes There?
George Langelaan – The Fly
Richard Matheson – ‘Tis The Season To Be Jelly
Stephen King – Survivor Type
Clive Barker – The Body Politic
Robert Bloch – The Chaney Legacy
Ramsey Campbell – The Other Side
Brian Lumley – Fruiting Bodies
Nancy A. Collins – Freaktent
Richard Christian Matheson – Regions Of The Flesh
Michael Marshall Smith – Walking Wounded
Neil Gaiman – Changes
James Herbert – Others
Christopher Fowler – The Look
Alice Henderson – Residue
Graham Masterton – Dog Days
Gemma Files – Black Box
Simon Clark – The Soaring Dead
Barbie Wilde – Polyp
David Moody – Almost Forever
Axelle Carolyn – Butterfly
Conrad Williams – Sticky Eye

Back cover blurb:
25 horrific tales of TRANSFORMATION, MUTATION and CONTAGION

This truly disturbing collection of ‘body horror’ ranges from Mary Shelley’s revelatory ‘Transformation’ to H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West: Re-Animator’, brought to a new audience by the success of Stuart Gordon’s film ‘Re-Animator’, to George Langelaan’s ‘The Fly’, filmed most recently by David Cronenberg, and a chilling story by Lovecraft’s disciple, Robert Bloch, best known as the author of Psycho.

The term ‘body horror’ has long been used to describe films such as The Thing, based on John W. Campbell’s ‘Who Goes There?’, which is reprinted here, and most recently District 9, but the subgenre did not begin with film.

Here you will find profoundly unsettling stories spanning the entire history of the subgenre by the very best writers of horror ….

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Arrow paperbacks 1959-1979

Posted by demonik on November 14, 2011

Thought it was about time to add another tentacle to this ramshackle excuse for a site, so horror & supernatural fiction in Arrow paperback from 1959-1979 it is. Unlike previous attempts, this time i’m gonna take it nice and slow, drift up the covers & co as time permits rather than shove a hundred up in one hit. Be patient. This promises to be one of the most beautiful of the Vault galleries.

love,

gloomy sundae

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Johnny Mains – Bite Sized Horror

Posted by demonik on October 31, 2011

Johnny Mains (ed.) – Bite Sized Horror   (Obverse Books, June 2011)

Cover artwork: Paul Hanley

Johnny Mains – Introduction

Reggie Oliver – Brighton Redemption  
Paul Kane – The Between
David A. Riley – His Pale Blue Eyes
Marie O’ Regan – The Unquiet Bones
Johnny Mains – The Rookery
Conrad Williams – The Carbon Heart

Blurb
BITE SIZED HORROR … delivers enough unease, terror, horror and revulsion – the full range of unpleasant associations associated with dark fiction – to please most readers. – Brendon Moody, The Stars At Noonday

see also the Bite Sized Horror thread on the Vault forum

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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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Paperback Fanatic, #20

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)

Paperback Fanatic 20

PF20 is a themed issue focusing on Universal’s many imprints – including Award, Tandem, Beacon and Softcover Library in its new 88-page format.

Contents:

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.

 

Order your copy from Fanatic HQ but be sharp about it – these magazines fly out of the superstore!
see also the Paperback Fanatic 20 thread on the Vault forum

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Rosemary Gray – Irish Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on August 28, 2011

Rosemary Gray (ed.) – Irish Ghost Stories   (Wordsworth editions, 2011)

Des Knock

Michael Banim – The Rival Dreamers
William Carleton – The Three Wishes
Daniel Corkery – Eyes Of The Dead
A. E. Coppard – The Gollan
Francis Marion Crawford – The Dead Smile
Thomas Crofton Croker – Master and Man
Thomas Crofton Croker – The Legend of Knockgrafton
Thomas Crofton Croker – The Haunted Cellar
Thomas Crofton Croker – Legend of Bottle Hill
Thomas Crofton Croker – Daniel O’Rourke
Jeremiah Curtain – The Blood-Drawing Ghost
Jeremiah Curtain – St Martins Eve
Anonymous – The Witch Hare
Gerald Griffin – The Brown Man
Douglas Hyde – Teig OKane and the Corpse
Joseph Jacobs – The Field of Boliauns
Hermine Kavanagh – Darby OGill and the Leprechaun
Patrick Kennedy – Hairy Rouchy
Patrick Kennedy – The Ghosts and the Game of Football
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Watcher
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Spectre Lovers
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Dream
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand
D. R. McAnally Jr. – The Sexton of Cashel  
D. R. McAnally Jr. – The Defeat of the Widows
D. R. McAnally Jr. – The Henpecked Giant
D. R. McAnally Jr. – The Leprechaun
Dorothy Macardle – The Prisoner
Letitia Maclintock – Far Darrig in Donegal
Letitia Maclintock – Jamie Freel and the Young Lady
William Maginn – A Vision of Purgatory  
George Moore – A Play-House in the Waste
Rosa Mulholland – The Ghost at the Rath  
Rosa Mulholland – The Living Ghost
Forrest Reid – Courage
Charlotte Riddell – Hertford O’ Donnells Warning  
Charlotte Riddell – The Last of Squire Ennismore
Bram Stoker – The Judges House
Traditional – Daniel Crowley and the Ghosts
Traditional – John Reardon and the Sister Ghosts
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost

many thanks to caradini for providing the table of contents

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Paperback Fanatic #15

Posted by demonik on July 7, 2010

News from Justin’s trash morgue bolt-hole, aka Fanatic HQ

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #15 (July, 2010)

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Issue 15
Is back from the printers and will be posted by Wednesday at the latest, so UK subscribers should have their new issue by next weekend. Overseas subscribers should allow 10 days for air-mail. Any problems, please do let me know.

Two new one-off publications from The Fanatic
I plan to issue two specials, both of which will be printed strictly to demand so I require you to lodge your interest. This means I can work out if demand makes them financially viable, and then to work out a final price/format etc. Details of the planned publications are below, but if you are interested I need an e-mail from you for each publication. Respond to this mail and place either “NEL” or “Pennington” in the subject. Responses required by the end of July. If you want both, I require two separate mails.

By responding you are not 100% committing to purchasing the publications, but you are saying “If the price is right, the content looks good and my finances haven’t drastically changed by the time of publication, I have every intention of paying for one.” As a ball park, I would expect both publications to be in the region of 90 pages, A5, perfect-bound (i.e. with a spine), 50% full colour, and costing in the region of £7 post-paid in the UK, and $15 international. (I’m hoping I can offer them cheaper, or include more colour for the same price- it all comes down to demand)

Bruce Pennington Special
Giant interview with the master fantasy artist, covering every aspect of his career The stories behind his iconic covers for Stranger in a Strange Land and Dune. Rare documents and photos supplied by the artist. A checklist of every single one of his paperback covers. At least 150 reproductions of his art and covers, with most in colour.

The Visual Guide to New English Library
A lavishly illustrated guide to the legendary publishing company. Key genres in the 1970s paperback industry are given a chapter each.
Including – horror, science fiction, sleaze, historical adventure, crime, youth cults, slavers and the MEWS imprint. Each chapter contains an overview of the genre, notable titles and authors.
Full checklists including pseudonyms and artists.
At least 150 reproductions of covers, with many in colour.

I appreciate your ongoing support.

Justin

The new issue literally dropped through the door as i was formatting the above. Presented in a wraparound of Kane covers, this typically eclectic issue features an overview of Guy N. Smith’s extracurricular horror work for Hamlyn, Arrow, Pitakus, Grafton & Co: an interview with Warren Murphy, co-author of not very laid back mens adventure series The Destroyer: Rob Matthews on Fu Manchu in Pyramid (Stephen Sennitt also devotes his now regular column to Rohmer). Holger Haase on ‘Paul Kenyon’s sexy spy series The Baroness: Justin’s overview of Karl E. Wagner’s immortal acid goth sword & sorcery legend (who i never really got on with!); plus the usual lively exchange of information and opinion in the mighty Fanatic Thoughts. seems to me #15 boasts the most color pages yet?

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21st Zardoz Paperbook & Pulp Fair: Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Posted by demonik on July 6, 2010

21st Zardoz Paperbook & Pulp Fair: Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Zardoz Pulp Fair 2010

i really can’t think of a better way to spend Halloween – which almost certainly means i’ll miss it again. hopefully, some of you will have better luck!

Sunday 31st October 2010
Park Plaza Hotel, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EQ. Nearest station: Victoria.
10 am – 4pm
Dealer Tables: £50 each
Admission: £3

further details: www.zardozbooks.co.uk

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