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Mike Ashley [ed.] – The Platform Edge

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2019

Mike Ashley [ed.] – The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways (British Library, 2019)

Enrique Bernardou

Mike Ashley – Introduction

Departures in the Light:

Victor L. Whitechurch – The Strange Story of Engine Number 651
Zoe Dana Underhill – The Conductor’s Story
Anonymous – A Desperate Run
W. G. Kelly – A Smoking Ghost
L. G. Moberby – A Strange Night
Huan Mee – The Tragedy in the Train
Mary Louisa Molesworth – The Man with the Cough
Perceval Landon – Tailhead
Edgar Wallace – The Barford Snake
Dinah Castle – A Ghost on the Train

Approaches in the Dark:

Rosemary Timperley – The Underground People
T. G. Jackson – A Romance of the Piccadilly Tube
E. F. Benson – In The Tube
A. J. Deutsch – A Subway Named Möbius
Michael Vincent – The Last Train
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Underground

Return to the Light?

F. Scott Fitzgerald – A Short Trip Home
Ramsey Campbell – The Companion

Blurb:
The Platform Edge is a collection of the greatest stories of strange happenings on the tracks.
In this express service into the unknown, passengers join the jostling of the daily commute, a subway car disappears into another dimension without a trace, while a tragic derailment on a lonely hillside in the Alps torments the locals with its nightly repetition.
From the open railways of Europe and America to the pressing dark of the London Underground, The Platform Edge is the perfect travelling companion for unforgettable journeys into the supernatural.

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Nigel Taylor [ed.] Worlds of Strangeness #3

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2019

Nigel Taylor [ed.] Worlds of Strangeness #3 (Winton, April 2019)

Cover painting: Nigel Taylor

Novella:
Ferrell Rosser – Black Lagoon

Short Stories:
Maharg Swerdna – The Mummy From Blood’s Tomb
Borderland
Graham Andrews – Shell Suit
‘Doc’ Clancy – Cult Of The Shark God

Poem:
Homage To Harryhausen

Article:
The Invisible Made Visible

Features:
Editorial: The Stranger Speaks
It’s A Strange, Strange, Strange World
Book Reviews
Strange Mails: Andy Boot, Graham Andrews

Micronicles
#7: Through Others Eyes
‘Doc’ Clancy – #8: This Bender Earth
#9: Golem II

All unattributed material by The Stranger

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Mike Ashley [ed.] – Doorway To Dilemma

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2019

Mike Ashley [ed.] – Doorway To Dilemma: Bewildering Tales of Dark Fantasy (British Library, 2019)


Mauricio Villamayer

Mike Ashley – Introduction

Fitz- James O’ Brien – What Was It?
Morley Roberts – The Anticipator
Frank R. Stockton – The Lady, or the Tiger?
Frank R. Stockton – The Discourager of Hesitancy
Arthur Machen – The White People
Mary E. Wilkins – The Prism
Cleveland Moffat – The Mysterious Card
Cleveland Moffat – The Mysterious Card Unveiled
H. G. Wells – A Moonlight Fable
Catherine Wells – Fear
Madeline Yale Wynne – The Little Room
Madeline Yale Wynne – The Sequel to the Little Room
David H. Keller – The Thing in the Cellar
Thomas Burke – Johnson Looked Back” – THOMAS BURKE
Muriel Campbell Dyar – The Woman in Red
Muriel Campbell Dyar – Unmasked
Lucy Clifford – The New Mother
Lord Dunsany – The Hoard of the Gibbelins
Mary E. Counselman – The Three Marked Pennies

Blurb:

“The events which I purpose detailing are of so extraordinary a character that I am quite prepared to meet with an unusual amount of incredulity and scorn…”

Welcome to the realm of Dark Fantasy, where the weird prevails and accounts of unanswerable dilemma find their home. Gathered within these pages are twisted yarns, encounters with logic-defying creatures and nightmarish fables certain to perplex and beguile.

So join us as we journey across the threshold, deep into the Library’s vaults where nineteen deliciously dark and totally dumbfounding stories await. These tales, plucked from long-lost literary magazines and anthologies spring to life again to embody this most mesmerising of genres.

About the author: Mike Ashley is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction with a specialism in the rare and forgotten short fiction of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His Tales of the Weird anthologies include Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories and The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways.

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Mike Ashley [ed.] – Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on May 21, 2019

Mike Ashley [ed.] – Glimpses of the Unknown: Lost Ghost Stories (British Library, 2018)

Mike Ashley – Introduction

Hugh E. Wright – On the Embankment
Elsie Norris – The Mystery of the Gables
Austin Philips – The Missing Word
Huan Mee – Phantom Death
Firth Scott – The Wraith of the Rapier
James Barr – The Soul of Maddalina Tonelli
Jack Edwards – Haunted!
Percy James Brebner – Our Strange Traveller
Guy Thorne – A Regent of Love Rhymes
Francis Xavier – Amid the Trees
Mary Schultze – The River’s Edge
Mary Reynolds – A Futile Ghost
Lumley Deakin – Ghosts
Elizabeth Jordan – Kearney
Philippa Forest – When Spirits Steal
Eric Purves – The House of the Black Evil
E. F. Benson – The Woman in the Veil
F. Britten Austin – The Treasure of the Tombs

Blurb:
A figure emerges from a painting to pursue a bitter vengeance: the last transmission at a dying man haunts the airwaves, seeking to reveal his murderer; a treasure hunt disturbs an ancient presence in the silence of a lost tomb…
From the vaults of the British Library comes a new anthology celebrating the best works of forgotten, never before republished supernatural fiction from the early 20th century.
Waiting within are malevolent spirits eager to possess the living and mysterious spectral guardians — a diverse host of phantoms exhumed from the rare pages of literary magazines and newspaper serials to thrill once more.

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than one hundred books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction. He is series consultant for British Library Science Fiction Classics and his books include Adventures in The Strand, Out of This World, and The Age of Storytellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880-1950. His multi-volume history of science fiction magazines is published by Liverpool University Press.

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Justin Marriott (ed.) Pulp Horror #8

Posted by demonik on March 9, 2019

Justin Marriott (ed.) Pulp Horror #8 (Dec. 2018)

Cover painting:  Rik Rawlings

Justin Marriott – EC Lives!
Justin Marriott – Pulp Horror Reviews
Justin Marriott – Crocodile Fears
Ben Spurling – Sabat: The Man In Black
Jim O’ Brien – Daniel Farson’s World Of Horror
Tom Tesarek – Started So Late, Finished So Soon: Tom Reamy
Andreas Decker – A Short History Of The Silber Grusel-Krimi
Justin Marriott – Dobson’s Challenge: Pulp Horror Reviews II
Justin Marriott – The Hell-Fire Gallery
Morgan Holmes – Shapes Of Midnight: Joseph Payne Brennan

Available from an Am*z*n near you.

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Paperback & Pulp Book Fairs 2019

Posted by demonik on March 8, 2019

The Paperback & Pulp Book Fair returns to The Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG on

Sunday28th April 2019

And

Sunday27th October 2019

9-30 – 3pm. Admission £1.50 (also covers entry to the ephemera & postcard fair). Dealers tables £55 each.

For more information, please email organiser Neil Pettigrew

harry.npATvirgin.net

Please spread the word.

 

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Justin Marriott (ed.) – Pulp Horror #7

Posted by demonik on September 6, 2018

Justin Marriott (ed.) – Pulp Horror #7 (August, 2018)

Cover painting: Rik Rawling

Justin Marriott – Pulpit Of Horror: Editorial

Justin Marriott – Four-Colour Mummies
Justin Marriott – A Short Order Of Mummies: includes Marriott/ Demant/ Vault checklist of mummy-themed horror & supernatural fiction, 1924-1981
Justin Marriott – Novel Mummies & Checklist, 1940-1990
Andreas Decker & Justin Marriott – Die Mumie Kommen

Justin Marriott – Ditko and Ellison: Pre-code Horror and the Year’s Best

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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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