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Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Laws’

Dave Brzeski [ed] – Shadmocks and Shivers: New Tales Inspired by the Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2019

Dave Brzeski [ed] – Shadmocks and Shivers: New Tales Inspired by the Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes (Shadow Publishing, Oct. 2019)

Jim Pitts

Dave Brzeski – Foreword

Cardinal Cox – Monster Rights
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Gibbering Ghoul of Gomershal
Tina Rath – An Episode in the Life
Simon Clark – Murder Machines
Adrian Cole – Shadmocks only Whistle
Marion Pitman – A Day with the Professor
John Llewellyn Probert – Madame Orloff’s Last Stand
Fred Adams, jnr. – Family Plot
Josh Reynolds – The Creeping Crawlers of Clavering
I. A. Watson – Mr. Begot’s Bespoke Mantles
William Meikle – Temptations Unlimited
Theresa Derwin – Single and Sparkly Dot Com
Pauline Dungate – Fetch!
John Linwood Grant – Marjorie Learns to Fly
Stephen Laws – Fire Damage

Robert Pohle – My Necromance with Chetwynd-Hayes’s Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories
Contributors

Blurb
Stories inspired by “The Prince of Chill”
Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes, England’s very own Prince of Chill would have been 100 years old in 2019.
To celebrate this, 15 of the finest authors in the supernatural genre have come together to pen new tiles of ‘The Monster Club’, ‘Clavering Grange’, ‘Temptations Unlimited,’ ‘Madame Orloff’, Vampires, Ghosts and, of course, Shadmocks!

 

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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of The Ocean

Posted by demonik on January 24, 2016

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Ocean (Gray Friar, Jan. 2016)

TERROR TALES OF THE OCEAN

Neil Williams

Terry Grimwood – Stuka Juice
Ship of the Dead
Stephen Laws – The End of the Pier
The Swirling Sea
Steve Duffy – Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed
Meg
Lynda E. Rucker – The Seventh Wave
The Palmyra Curse
Adam Nevill – Hippocampus
Gelatinous
Conrad Williams – The Offing
Blood and Oil
Peter James – Sun Over the Yard Arm
Echoes of an Eldritch Past
Simon Strantzas – First Miranda
Sharkbait
Simon Clark & John B. Ford – The Derelict of Death
Horrific Beasts
Jan Edwards – The Decks Below
The Flying Dutchman
Paul Finch – Hell in the Cathedral
From the Hadean Deep
Adam Golaski – Hushed Will Be All Murmurs
Mer-Killers
Robert Shearman – And This Is Where We Falter

 

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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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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 – Dancing With The Dark

Posted by demonik on September 25, 2009

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Dancing With The Dark: True Encounters With The Paranormal By Masters Of The Macabre (Vista, 1997)


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Cover by Splash: Photography by Simon Marsden

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Dancing with the Dark

Joan Aiken – My Feeling about Ghosts
Sarah Ash – Timeswitch
Mike Ashley – The Rustle in the Grass
Peter Atkins – Take Care of Grandma
Clive Barker – Life After Death
Stephen Baxter – The Cartographer
Robert Bloch – Not Quite So Pragmatic .
Ramsey Campbell – The Nearest to a Ghost
Hugh B. Cave – Haitian Mystères
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – One-Way Trip
A. E. Coppard – The Shock of the Macabre
Basil Copper – The Haunted Hotel
Peter Crowther – Safe Arrival
Jack Dann – A Gift of Eagles
Charles de Lint – The House on Spadina
Terry Dowling – Sharing with Strangers
Lionel Fanthorpe – Hands on the Wheel
Esther M. Friesner – That Old School Spirit
Gregory Frost – Twice Encountered
Neil Gaiman – The Flints of Memory Lane
Stephen Gallagher – In There
Ray Garton – Haunted in the Head
John Gordon – The House on the Brink
Ed Gorman – Riding the Nightwinds
Elizabeth Goudge – ESP
Simon R. Green – Death is a Lady
Peter Haining – The Smoke Ghost
Joe Haldeman – Never Say Die
James Herbert – Not Very Psychic
Brian Hodge – Confessions of a Born-Again Heathen
Nancy Holder – To Pine with Fear and Sorrow
M. R. James – A Ghostly Cry
Peter James – One Extra for Dinner
Mike Jefferies – A Face in the Crowd
Nancy Kilpatrick – Raggedy Ann
Stephen King – Uncle Clayton
Hugh Lamb – Go On, Open Your Eyes…
Terry Lamsley – Moving Houses
John Landis – Inspiration
Stephen Laws – Norfolk Nightmare
Samantha Lee – Not Funny
Barry B. Longyear – The Gray Ghost
H. P. Lovecraft – Witch House
Brian Lumley – The Challenge
Arthur Machen – World of the Senses
Graham Masterton – My Grandfather’s House
Richard Matheson – More Than We Appear To Be
Richard Christian Matheson – Visit to a Psychic Surgeon
Paul J. McAuley – The Fall of the Wires
Anne McCaffrey – Unto the Third Generation
Thomas F. Monteleone – Talkin’ Them Marble Orchard Blues
Mark Morris – A Shadow of Tomorrow
Yvonne Navarro – The House on Chadwell Drive
William F. Nolan – The Floating Table and the Jumping Violet
Edgar Allan Poe – Mesmeric Revelation
Vincent Price – In the Clouds
Alan Rodgers – Clinic-Modern
Nicholas Royle – Magical Thinking
Jay Russell – De Cold, Cold Décolletage
Adam Simon – The Darkness Between the Frames
Guy N. Smith – The Mist People
Michael Marshall Smith – Mr Cat
S. P. Somtow – In the Realm of the Spirits
Brian Stableford – Chacun sa Goule
Laurence Staig – The Spirit of M. R. James
Peter Tremayne – The Family Curse
H. R. Wakefield – The Red Lodge
Lawrence Watt-Evans – My Haunted Home
Cherry Wilder – The Ghost Hunters
Chet Williamson – A Place Where a Head Would Rest
Paul F. Wilson – The Glowing Hand
Douglas E. Winter – Finding My Religion
Gene Wolfe – Kid Sister

A Spectral vision …. The sound of phantom footsteps … An experiment in astral projection ….. A childhood premonition of disaster …. Possession by a voodoo god ….
An Ouija board that predicted death … A body kept alive by force of will ….. A cursed family name …

Such tales as these are more usually associated with horror books and movies. However, these anecdotes are absolutely true! They are ,just a sample of the real-life experiences recounted by some of the world’s most famous frighteners, from such bestselling authors as Stephen King and James Herbert, to actor Vincent Price and director John Landis.

Collected together for the very first time, many or the most successful and well-known exponents, along with rising stars of the horror field, relate their fascinating encounters with the supernatural, revealing how such unique experiences have affected their lives and influenced their works.

Even for the experts, when it comes to Unexplained phenomena, fact can be much more frightening than fiction …

See also Dancing With the Dark thread on Vault Of Evil

Thanks to Nightreader!

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Stephen Jones – Mammoth Book Of Wolf Men

Posted by demonik on September 4, 2009

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Mammoth Book Of Wolf Men (Robinson/ Running Press, 2009:  Originally published as The Mammoth Book Of Werewolves, 1994)

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Cover:  Joe Roberts

Introduction: Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart – Stephen Jones

Clive Barker – Twilight at the Towers
Scott Bradfield – The Dream of the Wolf
Ramsey Campbell – Night Beat
Angus Campbell (R. Chetwynd-Hayes) -The Werewolf
Michael Marshall-Smith – Rain Falls
Stephen Laws – Guilty Party
Roberta Lannes – Essence of the Beast
Mark Morris – Immortal
Basil Copper – Cry Wolf
Graham Masterton – Rug
Justin Case (Hugh B. Cave) – The Whisperers
David Sutton – And I Shall Go in the Devil’s Name
Peter Tremayne – The Foxes of Fascoum
Karl Edward Wagner – One Paris Night
Brian Mooney – Soul of the Wolf
Gans T. Field (Manly Wade Wellman) – The Hairy Ones Shall Dance
Adrian Cole – Heart of the Beast
Les Daniels – Wereman (aka ‘By the Light of the Silvery Moon’)
Nicholas Royle – Anything But Your Kind
Dennis Etchison – The Nighthawk
David Case – The Cell
Suzy McKee Charnas – Boobs
Neil Gaiman – Only The End Of The World Again
Kim Newman – Out of the Night, When the Full Moon is Bright…

Jo Fletcher – Bright of Moon (verse)

See also Vault’s Mammoth Book Of The Werewolf/ Wolf Men combo thread.

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Robinson Mammoths: Coming soon

Posted by demonik on May 18, 2009

These most caught my eye amongst the forthcoming batch. Judging from the amount of hits it receives on WordPress, several people found The Mammoth Book of Werewolves difficult to get hold of so full marks to the team for commissioning what looks like a revamped version. Wolf Men is due for publication in November.

Memo to Robinsons: The Mammoth Book Of  Best New Horror has won the BFS award more recently than 2002. How about last year, when it narrowly triumphed over the mighty Black Book Of Horror?!!!

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men (Robinsons, November 2009)


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Find the beast that lurks within, in these 23 tales of terror and transformation

  • Publication to coincide with release of the big-budget film of The Wolf Man (Universal’s classic monster revamped), starring Benito Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.
  • From an award-winning anthologist – Stephen Jones’ The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror won the 2002 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology He is also a winner of the World Fantasy Award and the International Horror Guild Award.

This is the ultimate werewolf anthology, with terrifying tales from classic pulp novellas like Manly Wade Wellman’s The Hairy Ones Shall Dance and The Whisperers by Hugh B. Cave, to modern masterpieces such as David Case’s The Cell, Clive Barker’s Twilight At The Towers and the award-winning Boobs by Suzy McKee Charnas. Also collected are memorable stories by contemporary masters Ramsey Campbell, Les Daniels, Stephen Laws, Scott Bradfield, Dennis Echison, Karl E. Wagner and many, many more.

Praise for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, also edited by Stephen Jones
‘The one essential collection people should be forced to read at gun point.’ – Time Out
‘Horror’s last maverick.’ – Christopher Fowler.

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The annual fright-fest. You already guessed the name contributors, but you may not have seen the cover..

Stephen Jones (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (Robinsons, October 2009)


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Special 20th-anniversary edition of the world’s premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction

  • The series has won the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award
  • From the world’s most acclaimed horror anthologist
  • Anticipated annual event for horror fans, young and old – perfect for Halloween.

Here are the year’s darkest tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by contemporary masters of the macabre including Ramsey Campbell, Michael Bishop, Christopher Fowler, Tim Lebbon, Brian Lumlley, Ian R. MacLeod, Gary McMahon and Sarah Pinborough. Featuring the most comprehensive yearly overview of horror around the world, an impressively researched necrology and a lot of indispensible contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and aspiring writer alike, this is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction.

Praise for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror series:

‘The must-have annual anthology for horror fans.’ – Time Out
‘One of horror’s best.’ – Publisher’s Weekly
‘If you only buy one horror collection, make sure It’s this one” – Morpheus Tales.

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One for all you Paranormal Romance fans .

Trisha Telep (ed.) – Love Bites (Robinsons, August 2009)


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From the biggest names in vampire romance, 24 tales of titillating bloodlust

  • One of the fastest-growing genres in fiction
  • Top names include Jennifer Ashley, Dawn Cook, Caitlin Kittredge, Diane Whiteside and Eileen Wilks.
  • Compiled by an expert in the genre, a follow-up to The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance and The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance.

This bloodthirsty new selection of vampire short stories — compellingly original, wholly unexpected, from award-winning New York Times bestselling authors — features the specialist skills of Jennifer Ashley, Dawn Cook, Caitlin Kittredge, Diane Whiteside, Eileen Wilks and many others. Within these pages you’ll encounter vampires who’d feel right at home in a horror story or gothic romance; historical vampires and contemporary, gritty, urban vampires; fang-in-cheek comedy, boy-meets-girl sweetheart stories (if a little bloodier!) and erotic tales of inhuman passions and midnight pleasures. Look out too for short stories based on existing, familiar series; fantasy that develops more fully those characters whom you’ve only met before in walk-on parts.

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Stephen Jones – Best New Horror 9

Posted by demonik on June 14, 2008

Steve Jones (ed.) – Best New Horror 9 (Robinson, 1998)

Best New Horror 9

Stephen Jones – Introduction: Horror in 1997

David J. Schow – Dying Words
Conrad Williams – The Windmill
John Burke – The Right Ending
Simon Clark – Swallowing a Dirty Seed
Pat Cadigan – This Is Your Life (Repressed Memory Remix)
Christopher Fowler – Christmas Forever
Yvonne Navarro – Four Famines Ago
Stephen Laws – The Crawl
David Langford – Serpent Eggs
Dennis Etchison – No One You Know
Brian Hodge – The Dripping of Sundered Wineskins
Thomas Ligotti – The Bells Will Sound Forever
Ramsey Campbell – The Word
Andy Duncan – The Map to the Homes of the Stars
Caitlin R. Kiernan – Emptiness Spoke Eloquent
Michael Marshall Smith – Save As…
Kim Newman – Coppola’s Dracula
Gwyneth Jones – Grazing the Long Acre
Douglas E. Winter – The Zombies of Madison County

Stephen Jones & Kim Newman – Necrology: 1997

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the table of contents!

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Stephen Jones – Dark of the Night

Posted by demonik on June 12, 2008

Stephen Jones  – Dark of the Night: New Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (Pumpkin Books, 1997)

Dark Of Night

(cover: Randy Broecker ?)

Ramsey Campbell – Kill Me Hideously
Michael Marshall Smith – Victoria’s Secret
Richard Christian Matheson – Ywom…
Caitlin R. Kiernan – Two Worlds, and In Between
Stephen Baxter – Lines of Longitude
Roberta Lannes – Good Girl
Paul J. McAuley – The Quarry
Nicholas Royle – Futility Room
Stephen Laws – The Crawl
David Case – Reflection
Jay Russell – Waltz in Vienna
Kim Newman – The End of the Pier Show
Christopher Fowler – The Grand Finale Hotel
Douglas E. Winter – The Zombies of Madison County
Jo Fletcher – Dark of the Night (verse)

Thanks to Alan Frackelton for providing the contents and cover scan!

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