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Posts Tagged ‘Ramsey Campbell’

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 & David Sutton (eds.) – Dark Terrors 4

Posted by demonik on January 31, 2014

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds.) – Dark Terrors 4  (Gollancz, 1998)

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Les Edwards
Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Introduction

Richard Christian Matheson – The Great Fall
Christopher Fowler – Normal Life
Neil Gaiman – The Wedding Present
Ramsey Campbell – Never To Be Heard
Donald R. Burleson – Tumbleweeds
Stephen Baxter – Family History
David J. Schow – The Incredible True Facts In The Case
Roberta Lannes – Mr. Guidry’s Head
Dennis Etchison – Inside The Cackle Factory
Poppy Z. Brite – Entertaining Mr. Orton
Joel Lane – The Country Of Glass
Lisa Tuttle – My Pathology
Thomas Tessier – Curing Hitler
James Miller – Weak End
Jay Russell – Sullivan’s Travails
Conrad Williams – The Suicide Pit
Geoff Nicholson – Making Monsters
Michael Marshall Smith – A Place To Stay
Terry Lamsley – Suburban Blight

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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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Les Edwards

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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Paull Finch – Terror Tales Of The Seaside

Posted by demonik on October 29, 2013

Paull Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Seaside   (Gray Friar, Oct. 2013)

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Steve Upham

Reggie Oliver – Holiday From Hell
The Eerie Events At Castel Mare
Stephen Laws –  The Causeway
The Kraken Wakes
Stephen Volk –  The Magician Kelso Dennett
Forces Of Evil
Joseph Freeman –  A Prayer For The Morning
Hotel Of Horror
Sam Stone – The Jealous Sea
The Ghosts Of Goodwin Sands
Ramsey Campbell – The Entertainment
The Horse And The Hag
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Poor Weather Crossings Company
The Devil Dog Of Peel
R.B. Russell – Brighthelmstone
The Ghouls Of Bannane Head
 Robert Spalding – Men With False Faces
This Beautiful, Terrible Place
Gary Fry –  GG LUVS PA
In The Deep Dark Winter
Paul Finch –  The Incident At North Shore
The Walking Dead
Paul Kane –  Shells
Hellmouth
Kate Farrell –  The Sands Are Magic
Wild Men Of The Sea
Christopher Harman –  Broken Summer

Blurb:
The British Seaside – golden sands, toffee rock, amusement arcades. But also the ghosts of better days: phantom performers who if they can’t get laughs will get screams; derelict fun-parks where maniacs lurk; hideous things washed in on bitter tides …

The death ships of Goodwin …
The killer clowns of Bognor …
The devil fish of Guernsey …
The Night Caller of St. Derfyn …
The Black Mass at North Berwick …
The grisly revenge at Brighton …
The tortured souls of Westingsea …

And many more chilling tales by Stephen Laws, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Volk, Sam Stone, Simon Kurt Unsworth and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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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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Martin Roberts & John B. Ford – Assembly Of Rogues

Posted by demonik on September 1, 2013

Martin Roberts & John B. Ford (eds.) – Assembly Of Rogues    (Rainfall, 2005)

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Cover artwork: Desmond Knight

M. J. Roberst – An Introduction To The Insane

Simon Clark – The Burning Doorway
Tim Lebbon – Hell Came Down
Paul Kane – Homeland
Derek M. Fox – A Boy And His Dog
Mark Chadbourn – The King Of Rain
Paul Finch – The Beast Of Woodborough
Mark Valentine – Sea Citadels
Ramsey Campbell – Wilf: an excerpt from the novel The Overnight
Peter Crowther – Drifting Apart
Mark Morris – Losing It
James Newman – Tonight I sing My Blues For You
Graham Joyce – First, Catch Your Demon
John B. Ford – Dr. Denstein’s Black Box

Interior artwork: Steve Samuels and Desmond Knight

Blurb:
This book combines with a DVD of the same name to bring you stories and interviews with the current UK Masters of Terror!
Martin Roberts and his Purple Rage Film company have travelled the UK to track down and interview the most eminent authors and publishers that form the heart and soul of the small press and professional horror World.
Here, in this strictly limited edition, you have the chance to be party to the thoughts and views of authors you will at last be able to put a face to, then go on and read their offerings in the shape of specially selected stories.
Last but by no means least, this rare package is completed by a CD featuring eight songs from one of the UK’s most exciting and prolific bands, Stormclouds. ‘Dark Dreams’ gives us a sampler of some of their music from a variety of albums.

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Paperback Fanatic 25

Posted by demonik on March 11, 2013

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 25,   March 2013

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Cover: Les Edwards

Regular departments:

Fanatical thoughts:
Fanatical mails: Chris Mikul, Charles C. Allbrittan III, David Hyman, Michel Parry, Johnny Mains, Graham Andrews, Scott Carlson, Andy Boot, Nigel Taylor, Andy Brennert, Paul Williams, Graeme Flanagan, David Southall, Jim Walker.
Top Tens: Scott Carson, Nigel Taylor & Jim Walker choose theirs.

‘Weird Tales special.

Ramsey Campbell – Weird Tales Revisited
Justin Marriott – Sirens, Temptresses & Godesses. Avon Fantasy Reader.
Justin Marriott – A Macabre Reader. The Fanatic’s DIY ‘Weird Tales’ anthology.
Justin Marriott – Weird Britain: ‘Weird Tales’: the UK editions.
Jim Walker – The Pulp Fanatic: personal reminiscences on ‘Weird Tales’
Justin Marriott – The Book Of Brundage: Interview with Alistair Durie
Justin Marriott – Shadow over Belknap. The fantastic FBL
‘Weird Tales’ in ’60’s & ’70’s paperbacks. Checklist
Graham Andrews – Leo Margulies, anthologist extraordinaire.
Justin Marriott – No Boundaries: Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore
‘Weird Tales’ in Panther paperback. Checklist
Robert Weinberg – A few words on the Seabury Quinn/ ‘Jules de Grandin’ Paperback Library series.
Kev Demant – Gruesome Cargoes: The Arrow ‘Not At Night’ reprints.

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David A. Sutton (ed.) – Horror! Under The Tombstone

Posted by demonik on February 5, 2013

David Sutton’s Shadow Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of Horror! Under The Tombstone: Stories from the Deathly Realm selected by horrorunderthetombstone

Cover Artwork by James D. Oddey

Vol 1.
Kenneth Bulmer – Under The Tombstone
Richard Davis – The Time Of Waiting
Robin Smyth – The Inglorious Rise Of The Catsmeat Man
Michael G. Coney – The Hollow Where
R. W. Mackelworth – Mr. Nobody
David A. Riley – The Farmhouse
Julia Birley – The People Down Below
W. T. Webb – Phantasmagoria
Bryn Fortey – Prison
David Rome – Charley’s Chair
Ramsey Campbell – Broadcast
David Campton – Goat
E. C. Tubb – The Winner

Vol 2
David Riley – A Bottle Of Spirits
W. T. Webb – Television Wife
Robert P. Holdstock – The Darkness
James Wade – Grooley
Bryn Fortey – Shrewhampton North East
David A. Sutton – Demoniacal
Roger Parkes – Infra-Man
Rosemary Timperley – The Ghosts In The Garden
Elizabeth Fancett – Marianne’s Boy
Ramsey Campbell – The Other House

Horror! Under The Tombstone: Stories from the Deathly Realm
Shadow Publishing 2013
Paperback 240 pages, £10.99
ISBN: 978-0-9539032-6-9

IMAGINE THE SIXTIES and Seventies… Hammer films and American International Pictures… The time of Plague of the Zombies, Lust for a Vampire, Quatermass and the Pit, Tales of Terror, The Haunted Palace and The Masque of the Red Death. Imagine we’re back there now. No mobile phones, no videotapes or DVDs, no personal computers. And iPads and Kindles are decades away. Where we are now, music is played on vinyl records with a stylus picking up the recorded sound on an old fashioned “radiogram” or a “portable” record player. Horror stories had their emphasis on strong supernatural themes; this was an era when you could believe in vampires and strange otherworlds. Ghosts, demons, monsters, maniacs, black magic. These are the subject matter of this anthology of yarns from the deathly realm. A stage magician and his horrific secrets revealed to a meddling assistant. The bizarre appearance of an Arabian market in a Surrey garden. A railway station from which none of the ill-fated travellers can escape. A man searching for his lost wife in a dreamlike realm. A film director trying to capture the essence of a witches’ coven and its sacrifice. The writers in this book offer up their weird and peculiar offerings for your reading pleasure. Twenty-three short stories… start your journey now!

Fiction by Ramsey Campbell, David A. Riley, E. C. Tubb, Kenneth Bulmer, Robert Holdstock, Rosemary Timperley and others. Twenty-three stories.

Ordering & more Information: Shadow Publishing

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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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