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Paperback & Pulp Fair, Bloomsbury, Sun. Oct 28 2018

Posted by demonik on August 14, 2018

Paperback & Pulp Fair, Bloomsbury, Sun. Oct 28 2018

The Paperback & Pulp Book Fair returns to The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG  on Sunday 28th October 2018 (9-30 – 3pm).  Admission £1.50. Dealers tables £55.

Organiser Neil Pettigrew: Email harry.npATvirgin.net

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Conrad Williams (ed.) – Dead Letters

Posted by demonik on June 27, 2018

Conrad Williams (ed.) – Dead Letters: An Anthology Of the Undelivered, the Missing, the Returned (Titan, 2016)

Design by Julia Lloyd

Conrad Williams – Introduction

Steven Hall – The Green Letter
Michael Marshall Smith – Over to You
Joanne Harris – In Memoriam
Alison Moore – Ausland
Christopher Fowler – Wonders to Come
Pat Cadigan – Cancer Dancer
Ramsey Campbell – The Wrong Game
Claire Dean – Is—and
Andrew Lane – Buyer’s Remorse
Muriel Gray – Gone Away
Nina Allan – Astray
Adam LG Nevill – The Days of Our Lives
Lisa Tuttle – The Hungry Hotel
Nicholas Royle – London
Angela Slatter – Change Management
Maria Dahvana Headley & China Miéville – Ledge Bants
Kirsten Kaschock – And We, Spectators Always, Everywhere

Blurb:
The Dead Letters Office: the final repository of the undelivered. Love missives unread, gifts never received, lost in postal limbo. Dead Letters: An Anthology features new stories from the masters of horror, fantasy and science fiction, each inspired by an object from the Dead Letters Office.

 

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Rosemary Pardoe – The Black Pilgrimage & Other Explorations

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2018

Rosemary Pardoe – The Black Pilgrimage & Other Explorations: Essays On Supernatural Fiction (Shadow Publishing, May 31 2018)

Cover montage: Rosemary Pardoe

David A. Sutton – Introduction: A Fanzine Life

M. R. James And His Stories:

The Black Pilgrimage (with Jane Nicholls)
Who was Count Magnus? Notes towards an identification
James Wilson’s Secret (with Jane Nicholls)
Hostanes Magus
Two Magicians: Wilsthorpe and Aswarby (with Darroll Pardoe)
‘I’ve see it’: ‘A School Story’ and the House in Berkeley Square
The Night Raven
‘A Wonderful Book’: George MacDonald and ‘The Ash Tree’
Hercules and the Painted Cloth
The Demon in the Cathedral: A Jamesian Hoax
The Herefordshire of ‘A View from a Hill’ (with Darroll Pardoe)
How did Mr. Baxter find his Roman Villa
The Manuscript of ‘A Warning to the Curious’
The Three Fortunate Concealments
‘The Heathens and their Sacrifices: The God(s) of ‘An Evening Entertainment’
‘The Old Man on the Hill: Beelzebub in ‘An Evening’s Entertainment’
‘I seen it wive at me out of the winder’: The Window as Threshold in M. R. James’s Stories
‘Fluttering Draperies’: The Fabric of M. R. James
Scrying and the Horse-demon
The Date of ‘Merfield Hall/ House’
Adventures of a Jamesian Detective
The Man in King William Street
M. R. James and Arthur Machen
M. R. James and the ‘native of Winsconsin’
Introduction to Eton and Kings (with Darroll Pardoe)
Introduction to The Five Jars
Afterword to Two Ghost Stories: A Centenary
‘Strange Pastures’: Introduction to Occult Sciences
Introduction to Tales from Lectoure

Other Authors:

Walter Map’s De Nugis Curialium
Arthur Gray
E. G. Swain
A. P. Baker and A College Mystery
Fritz Leiber’s Our Lady of Darkness: A Jamesian Classic
Fritz Leiber’s ‘The Button Molder: A Jamesian story?’
Fritz Leiber’s ‘A Bit of the Dark World’
Manly Wade Wellman’s ‘Chorazin’

An Everlasting Club Miscellany:

Remembrances of Early Fandom and Old Fanzines
Early Reading: Dogs, Cats and Hobby Horses
Phil Rickman and Gwendolen McBride
The Real Thing: Garner, Lindholm, Brust and Pratchett
Paul Cornell’s ‘Shadow Police’
Jack Finney and the Disappearance of Rudolph Fentz
Wraiths don’t show up on CCTV (except when they do)
Creatures which frequent the roads and byways of America
The Magic of Maps

Frequently mentioned works
An Index to Story and Novel Titles

Blurb:
THE GHOSTLY WORK OF M.R. JAMES

The celebrated writer M.R. James (1862-1936) is arguably the most significant author of ghost stories in the world. His macabre work has terrified and fascinated readers for over a hundred years. Now collected in one volume, here are twenty-nine essays on his ghostly tales and themes by editor and James scholar Rosemary Pardoe.

Plus eight further essays on other authors, including Fritz Leiber, E.G. Swain and Manly Wade Wellman, and a fascinating miscellany of nine additional pieces on a variety of topics.

Rosemary Pardoe is a respected essayist and has edited the influential M.R. James-related magazine Ghosts & Scholars since 1979. She also edited three volumes of The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows (Sarob Press), and is the co-editor of Ghosts and Scholars: Stories in the Tradition of M.R. James (with Richard Dalby, 1987) and Warnings to the Curious: A Sheaf of Criticism on M.R. James (with S.T. Joshi, 2007).

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Paperback & Pulp Fair, Bloomsbury, Sun. April 29th 2018

Posted by demonik on April 4, 2018

The Paperback & Pulp Book Fair returns to The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG on Sunday 29th April 2018 (9-30 – 3pm). Admission £1.50. Dealers tables £55.

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Paperback Fanatic #37

Posted by demonik on October 24, 2017

Justin Marriott [ed.] – Paperback Fanatic #37 (Oct. 2017)

Fanatical Thoughts
Fanatical Mails : Adam Collins, Andy Boot, Tom Tesarek, Andreas Decker, Rik Rawling, Nigel Taylor.
Peter Wrobel – Los Angeles Paperback Fair 2017
Justin Marriott – Artists Assemble #6: Jean Michel Nicollet & Philippe Cazaumayou
Ray Steptoe & Justin Marriott – A Visual Guide To Digit Books

Available via Am*z*n UK

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Anonymous (Margaret Armour) – The Eerie Book

Posted by demonik on August 27, 2017

Anonymous (Margaret Armour) – The Eerie Book  (Castle, 1981: originally J. Shiells & Co, 1898)

W. B. MacDougall

Edgar Allen Poe – The Masque Of The Red Death
G. W. M. Reynolds – The Iron Coffin (From Faust: A Romance)
Hans Anderson – The Mother And The Dead Child
Robert Hunt – Tregeagle
Catherine Crowe – The Dutch Officer’s Story
Edgar Allen Poe – The Cask of Amontillado
Anonymous – Earl Beadie’s Card Game
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Frankenstein (abridged)
Catherine Crowe – The Garde Chasse
Anonymous – A Dream Of Death
Rev. Bourchier Wrey Savile – The Mysterious Horseman
Catherine Crowe – The Blind Beggar Of Odessa
Robert Chambers – The Story Of Major Weir
Rev. Bourchier Wrey Savile – Marshall Blucher
Baron de la Motte Fouque – Sir Hulbrande’s Wife
Thomas De Quincey – The Masque (extract from Klosterheim: or, The Masque)

Blurb:
Gothic horror at its best! Spanning the mood and style of authors from Hans Christian Anderson to Edgar Allen Poe, The Eerie Book presents 16 terrifying tales of the macabre and supernatural. This reproduction of a turn-of-the-century classic offers to the reader some of the most engrossing stories of menace ever written.

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Vault: Operation Restoration

Posted by demonik on August 24, 2017

 

Following recent problems due to the machinations of those lovely folk at ph*t*b**ket, the Vault forum and multi-tentacled WordPress blog/ ‘site’ are undergoing emergency restoration work. Intention is to replace as many cover scans as possible but the job won’t be finished overnight so please bear with. Thank you for your continued support. If you’ve not done so, give our forum a lurk. You might like it.

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Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 6

Posted by demonik on August 10, 2017

 

Available now from a  Paperback Fanatic  near you!

Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 6

The Postbag Of Horror. Mark Savage, John Fennessy, Tom Tesarek, Nigel Taylor.
Justin Marriott – The Axeman Cometh: A Visual Guide To Berni Wrightson
Jim O’Brien – 1977: Year Of The Mad Dogs
Tom Tesarek – Rumour, Fear And The Madness Of Crowds: Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting Of Hill House
Justin Marriott/ Kev Demant – Peter Saxon: The Disorientated Man/ A Saxon Horde
Justin Marriott -The Pack: Killer Dogs In Horror Thrillers
Andreas Decker – Wolfhart Luther and his Little Horror Empire; Dr. Morton
Justin Marriott – The Nazi Leprechauns Made me Do It. Sneak preview of Grady Hendrix’s Paperbacks From Hell

120+ bound pages of the rabid, the perverse, the horrific and festering!

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Paperback & Pulp Fair, Bloomsbury, Sun. Oct. 29th 2017

Posted by demonik on July 30, 2017

The Paperback & Pulp Book Fair returns to The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG on Sunday 29th October 2017 (9-30 – 3pm). Admission £1.50. Dealers tables £55.

For more information, please email organiser Neil Pettigrew

harry.npATvirgin.net

Please spread the word.

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Robert Westall – Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on July 22, 2017

Robert Westall (ed.) – Ghost Stories (Kingfisher, 1993)

Illustrations by Sean Eckett

Franz Kafka – The Knock At The Manor Gate
Gahan Wilson – Yesterday’s Witch
John Hynam – A Legion Marching By
Charles Dickens – The Lawyer And The Ghost
Anonymous (India) – The Ghost Who Was Afraid Of Being Bagged
Psu Sung-Ling (Adapted by Vida Derry) – School For Ghosts
Mary Williams – The Little Yellow Dog
Kenneth Grahame – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Alison Prince – The Lilies
Ray Bradbury – The Emissary
Ruth Manning-Sanders – John Pettigrew’s Mirror
Saki – Sredni Vashtar
Philippa Pearce – Miss Mountain
Guy de Maupassant – Was It A Dream?
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch – A Pair Of Hands
Robert Westall – The Boys’ Toilets
John Gordon – Left In The Dark
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Jean Richardson – Not At Home
Joan Marsh – The Shepherd’s Dog

Blurb:

Haunting! Shiver and shake at these spine-chilling tales of ghosts and ghouls from top authors. Guaranteed to give you goose bumps!

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