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Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night

Posted by demonik on February 2, 2015

Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird (Parallel Universe Publications, 2015)

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Sir Hugh Clifford – The Ghoul
Edward Lucas White – The House of the Nightmare
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
George Allan England – The Thing from Outside
F. Marion Crawford – For the Blood is the Life
Frederick Marryat – The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains
E. F. Benson – The Room in the Tower
W. C. Morrow – His Unconquered Enemy
Amyas Northcote – The Late Mrs. Fowke
M. P. Shiel – Xélucha
Lord Dunsany – A Narrow Escape
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Robert E. Howard – The Black Stone
G. G. Pendarves – Werewolf of the Sahara
Henry Brereton Marriott Watson – The Devil of the Marsh
Irvin S. Cobb – Fishhead
Huan Mee – The Black Statue
Abraham Merritt – The Pool of the Stone God
Nictzin Dyalhis – The Sea-Witch
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

From Press Release

The latest release by Parallel Universe Publications is Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird, edited by Douglas Draa and David A. Riley. This is 368 page anthology of classic weird stories is the first of a series. Available as a trade paperback and an ebook.

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Otto Penzler – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead

Posted by demonik on January 9, 2012

Otto Penzler (ed) – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead   (Corvus, 2011: originally US, Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Sept. 2011)

Otto Penzler – INTRODUCTION

W. B. Seabrook – Dead Men Working In The Cane Fields  
David A. Riley – After Nightfall
Hugh B. Cave – Mission To Margal
Chet Williamson –  The Cairnwell Horror
Arthur Leo Zagat – Crawling Madness
Lisa Tuttle – Treading The Maze
Karen Haber – Red Angels
Michael Marshall Smith – Later
Vivian Meik – White Zombie  
Guy de Maupassant – Was It A Dream?
Steve Rasnic Tem – Bodies And Heads
Dale Bailey – Death And Sufferage
Henry Kuttner – The Graveyard Rats
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar
Yvonne Navarro – Feeding The Dead Inside
Charles Birkin – Ballet Negre  
Geoffrey A Landis – Dead Right
Graham Masterton – The Taking of Mr. Bill
Jack D‘Arcy – The Grave Gives Up
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Reanimator
H. P. Lovecraft –  Pickman’s Model
Robert Bloch – Maternal Instinct
Kevin J. Anderson – Bringing The Family
Richard Laymon – Mess Hall
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Schalken The Painter
Thorpe McClusky – While Zombies Walked  
Mary A. Turzillo – April Flowers, November Harvest
Mort Castle – The Old Man And The Dead  
Henry S. Whitehead – Jumbee  
Peter Tremayne – Marbh Bheo
Thomas Burke – The Hollow Man
Anthony Boucher – They Bite
Gahan Wilson – Come One, Come All
Ramsey Campbell – It Helps If You Sing
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Ghouls
Seabury Quinn – The Corpse-Master
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Ralston Shields – Vengeance Of The Living Dead
Harlan Ellison & Robert Silverberg – The Song The Zombie Sang
John H. Knox – Men Without Blood
Uel Key – The Broken Fang
Theodore Sturgeon – It
Day Keene – League Of The Grateful Dead
Garry Kilworth – Love Child
Edith & Ejler Jacobson – Corpses On Parade
Richard Christian Matheson – Where There’s A Will
Michael Swanwick – The Dead
Manly Wade Wellman – The Song of The Slaves
H. P. Lovecraft – The Outsider
Robert R. McCammon – Eat Me
Joe R. Lansdale – Deadman’s Road
Robert E. Howard – Pigeons From Hell
Scott Edelman – Live People Don’t Understand
August Derleth & Mark Schorer – The House In The Magnolias
Stephen King – Home Delivery
Arthur J. Burks –  Dance Of The Damned
Theodore  Roscoe – Z Is For Zombie

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Paperback Fanatic #18

Posted by demonik on April 14, 2011

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic #18 (May, 2011)

Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mail
Arcane Lore
A look at the paperback appearances of King Kull and Solomon Kane – Justin Marriott
Campbell on Kane
Legendary horror author Ramsey Campbell on one of his earliest commissions; to finish a number of incomplete Solomon Kane stories – Ramsey Campbell
Der Heftroman
A title by title guide to some of the longest running and most interesting titles generated by the German pulp industry – Andreas Decker
The Macabre ones
Cult author Lionel shares his memories of working on Supernatural Stories at the parsimonious Badger Books – Justin Marriott and Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe.
Sergeant Fury
A look back at the WW2 pulp series; The Sergeant by Gordon Davis and The Rat Bastards by John Mackie – Justin Marriott
Mythmaker
A personal and informative essay on the science fiction stories of cult author Frederic Brown – Nigel Taylor

for subscription details, contact the Paperback Fanatic online superstore,

see also the Paperback Fanatic 18 thread on the Vault forum

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David Kendall – Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics

Posted by demonik on November 12, 2008

David Kendall (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics (Robinson, 2008)


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Cover image: Carlos Kastro
Cover design: Pete Rozycki

Blurb:

The Undead are heading your way – 18 of the greatest zombie comics ever.

You can’t keep a good (or bad) corpse down, and they rise up in spectacular form in this new collection. These days zombies are the rock and roll of horror monsters.

Presenting a mix of voodoo victims, creepy somnambulists, and flesh eating deadheads, This collection brings you the best the graveyard can yield up, including:

Vince Locke’s first ever Deadworld comic, Black Sabbath, in which a little window-shopping turns out to be a big mistake.

Scott Hampton’s awesome adaptation of R. E. Howard’s slice of Southern Gothic, Pigeons From Hell.

Darko Macan’s short E.C.-style shocker The Immortals.

Askold Akishin’s The Haunted Ship, in which shipwreck survivors discover an apparently abandoned vessel.

Steve Niles’ modern twist on the traditional back-for-revenge story, Making Amends.

If it’s dead, moving and hungry, you’ll find it here!

“The mindless, shambling zombies of yesteryear are rapidly being replaced by sprinters and runners with an insatiable appetite for human flesh …. “

Unlike the other Mammoths mentioned in this section, … Zombies doesn’t delve back into pre-code days – presumably any pre-nineteen eighties zombies are now far too mouldy to resurrect! I’ve not had time to study everything at length, but as there’s been much response to the recent Robert E. Howard threads, Pigeons From Hell seemed as good a place as any to dip in, a very dark, claustrophobic strip with no dialogue whatsoever. Artist Scott Hampton remains faithful to REH’s original throughout, but perhaps it helps if you know the story or you might struggle to make sense of what’s going on. It’s early days yet, but so far I’ve been most taken with Buddy Scalara’s epic, Necrotic: Dead Flesh On A Living Body from 2001 which answers that big question i’m sure we’ve all put to ourselves at one time or another: can the walking dead still enjoy a love life and if so, what happens when they get …. carried away?

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Michel Parry (ed.) – The Waves of Terror

Posted by demonik on November 12, 2008

Michel Parry  (ed.) – The Waves of Fear (Gollancz, 1976)

Michel Parry – Introduction

William Hope Hodgson – From the Tideless Sea
Eugene Burdick – Log the Man Dead
William Clark Russell – The Phantom Death
Guy de Maupassant – At Sea
Joseph Conrad – The Brute
Ambrose Bierce – A Psychological Shipwreck
David A. Drake – From the Dark Waters
Robert E. Howard – Sea Curse
Irvin S. Cobb – Fishhead
H. P. Lovecraft – Dagon
Captain William Outerson – Fire in the Galley Stove
John Russell – The Slayer
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Sinking Ship
William Hope Hodgson – More News from the Homebird
John Masfield – The Devil and the Old Man

Thanks to Lord Froggy of The British Fantasy Society for providing the contents!

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Stephen Jones – Mammoth Book of Monsters

Posted by demonik on June 28, 2008

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Monsters (Robinson, 2007)

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David J. Schow – Visitation
Ramsey Campbell – Down There
Scott Edleman – The Man He Had Been Before
Dennis Etchison – Calling All Monsters
R. Chetwynd Hayes – The Shadmock
Christopher Fowler – The Spider Kiss
Nancy Holder – Cafe Endless:Spring Rain
Thomas Ligotti – The Medusa
Gemma Files – In the Poor Girl Taken by Surprise
Sydney J. Bounds – Downmarket
Robert E. Howard – The Horror from the Mound
Jay Lake – Fat Man
Brian Lumley – The Thin People
Tanith Lee – The Hill
Joe R. Lansdale – Godzilla’s Twelve Step Program
Karl Edward Wagner – .220 Swift
Robert Silverberg – Our Lady of the Sauropods
Basil Copper – The Flabby Men
Robert Holdstock – The Silvering
Michael Marshall Smith – Someone Else’s Problem
Clive Barker – Rawhead Rex
Kim Newman – The Chill Clutch of the Unseen

Blurb:

Monsterrific stories by top names in horror writing

Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, Ghouls . . . these and many other Creatures of the Night are featured in this bumper collection of stories by such authors as Clive Barker, Harlan Ellison, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Tanith Lee, Michael Marshall Smith, Kim Newman, Joe R. Lansdale, Lisa Tuttle, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and many others. Here you’ll discover creatures both unnatural and man made, as the walking dead rise from their graves, immortal bloodsuckers seek human nourishment, deformed monstrosities pursue their victims across the countryside, and the ugliest of nightmares is revealed to have a soul. Drawn from the pages of legend and literature, these stories feature Things that slither, stagger, swoop, stomp and scamper. So bolt the doors, lock the windows and shiver in the shadows, because no-one is safe when the Monsters are loose .

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Paperback Fanatic

Posted by demonik on June 19, 2008

Paperback Fanatic : The Story so far ……

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Paperback Fanatic # 6 (Feb. 2008)

Paperback Fanatic 6

Peter Haining interview – long chat with the late Peter Haining about his trail-blazing days at the New English Library fiction factory. Discusses authors such as Jim Moffatt, Terry Harknett and Chris Priest, and books such as Skinhead, Chopper and Edge.

Haining’s Web of Terror- noted genre expert Mike Ashley’s dissection of Peter’s classic horror anthologies

Sexton Blake and The Guardians- Andy Boot’s investigation into the murky world of Bill Baker’s Press Editorial. Great stuff for any fan of 1960s pulp!

Philip Harbottle’s Vision of Tomorrow- how did the excellent SF mag Vision fail? Editor Phil reveals the inside story on the rise and fall of the UK’s only SF mag of the early 1970s.

Plus- Robert E Howard in UK paperback, NEL and the Mafia, letters, updates and reviews. 44 A4 pages.

Cover price £3.95, post-free to members of this site. Payment by paypal – details at Paperback Fanatic

This has just this minute arrived but see the Vault thread for comment on the mighty Paperback Fanatic # 6

Paperback Fanatic #5

Justin Marriott (ed) – Paperback Fanatic #5* (Nov. 2007)

Paperback Fanatic 5

Cover art: Ade Salmen

Right. Stuff in your strongest stomach because the eagerly awaited ‘When Animals Attack!’ special is finally upon us, 14 glorious glossy A4 sides devoted to the ‘Nasty’ creature feature novels that proliferated in the wake of James Herbert’s sex, gore and social commentary smash The Rats. As with the rest of the magazine, the article is offset with a plethora of cover reproductions treasury from the golden age. Even if you’ve never sampled the delights of Eat Them Alive, The Maggots, Worms, Night Killers or the mighty Crabs On The Rampage, you’ll qualify for the dreaded ‘overnight expert’ status once you’ve stomped and squelched your way through Justin’s crash course.

Following on from the Robert Lory scoop in the previous issue, an interview with Robert ‘Big Bob’ Tralins, a new name on me but responsible for a respectable stream of sexploitation and warped horrors for Popular, Belmont, Paperback Library and similar US cheapo publishers through the ‘swinging’ ‘sixties and ‘seventies. Sword & Sorcery he-men and she-women are well catered for with a Rivals Of Conan round-up and this issue also sees the conclusion of Legion Of The Damned, an exhaustive meditation on the joys of the pleasant, long-lived escapist Nazi war pulp craze. Finally, a welcome new feature is the self-explanatory Fanatical Thoughts – News, Updates, Letters, Gossip where various reprobates get to air their views.

For this reader, the best and most frustrating thing about Paperback Fanatic is that just when I think I can finally put a lid on all the genres I need to watch for when creepy crawling the junk-shops, Mr. Marriott will write something utterly intriguing about some old pile of rubbish or other and I’ll be all ‘Hmmm, but can I really live without Captive Of Gor‘?

Order your copy via paypal:
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£3.50 post-paid UK
£5 post-paid mainland Europe
$8 post-paid to US and Canada.

* Perhaps I should attempt to explain the numbering system as it can get confusing. Issue 1 was Pulpmania!, issue 2 was Paperback Dungeon hence what I’ve always referred to as Paperback Fanatic #1 was actually #3.

I’m glad I’ve cleared that up to everybody’s complete satisfaction ….

Paperback Fanatic # 4

Paperback Fanatic #2 (Sept. 2007)

Paperback Fanatic 2

What did we do before Paperback Fanatic? If it only seems a couple of weeks since we were raving over the first issue, that’s because it is, so when a mysterious bundle squelched through my letterbox on Monday the last thing I was expecting it to contain was a proof of number 2!

It’s not as if I’m ever going to struggle to promote it to you people, but the eagle-eyed will have noticed that the cover features selected works from Robert Lory – and Justin has landed one of his biggest scoops ever! If you recall the interview-cum-career retrospective with Michel Parry way back in Pulp Mania, imagine the same treatment afforded to Mr. Lory …

To blithely trot out “worth the entry price for this alone” is true but also pays a huge disservice to the rest of the magazine. Justin has hit on a winning formula with his genre-hopping approach and number 3 showcases the artwork of Jan Parker and Bruce Pennington, the first in a two part investigation into the ‘German’ war fiction of Sven Hassel, ‘Leo Kessler’ and their acolytes, plus the usual feast of cover scans.

Order your copy via paypal
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£3.50 post-paid UK
£5 post-paid mainland Europe
$8 post-paid to US and Canada.

Paperback Fanatic #3

The third issue of the legendary Justin Cultprint’s excellent The Paperback Fanatic (“The British magazine for collectors of pulp fiction”) is available now and if you enjoy browsing ‘seventies book covers this is certainly the magazine for you! The highlight for me is the catalogue of Sphere’s ‘seventies horror titles and there are also features on tacky kung-fu novels, the many faces of Paul Tabori and a piece on violent cops ‘The Special Squad’.

Here’s the cover!

Order your copy via paypal
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£3 post-paid UK
£5 post-paid mainland Europe
$8 post-paid to US and Canada.

A Vault Of Evil version of the Sphere article is now available online here. My thanks to Justin for giving me permision to do this.

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Peter Haining – Werewolf

Posted by demonik on September 6, 2007

Peter Haining  (ed) – Werewolf: Horror Stories Of The Man-Beast (Severn House, 1987)

Cover: Trevor Newman

Introduction – Peter Haining

Catherine Crowe – The Lycanthropist
Henry Beaugrand – The Werwolves
Algernon Blackwood – The Wolves Of God
Oliver Onions – The Master Of The House
Montague Summers – The Phantom Werewolf
Guy Endore – The Wolf Girl
Seabury Quinn – Fortune’s Fools
Robert E. Howard – Wolfshead
Paul Selonke – Beast Of The Island
Jane Rice – The Refugee
Robert Bloch – The Man Who Cried ‘Wolf!’
Ralph Thornton – I Was A Teenage Werewolf
T. H. White – The Point Of Thirty Miles
Basil Copper – Cry Wolf
James Farlowe – The Demythologised Lycanthrope

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