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Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England

Posted by demonik on October 23, 2019

Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England (Telos, 2019)


Neil Williams

Jason Gould – Normal Bones
The Lost Lads of Rivington
Cate Gardner – The Mute Swan
The Resurrection Men
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Factory Rook
Night Fall’s Over Pendle
John Travis – Tight Straws and Wire Mesh
The Lancashire Boggarts
Edward Pearce – A Weekend Break
Lord Combermere’s Ghost
David A. Riley – Writer’s Cramp
Screaming Skulls
Christopher Harman – Wet Jenny
Land of Monsters
Stephen Gallagher – The Drain
Chingle Hell
Peter Bell – Only Sleeping
Of Gods and Ghosts
Sam Stone – Peeling the Layers
The Borgias of the Slums
Ramsey Campbell – Root Cause
The Horror at the Gatehouse
Anna Taborska – Formby Point
Hill of Mysteries
Simon Bestwick – Below
The Vengeance of Bannister Doll
Solomon Strange – Old Huey
A Vision of His Own Destruction
Paul Finch – The Upper Tier

Blurb:

England’s majestic Northwest, land of rain-washed skies, dark forests and brooding, windswept hills. Famous too for its industrial blight and brutal persecutions; a realm where skulls scream and witches wail, gallows creak and grave-robbers prowl the long, black nights …

The hideous scarecrows of Lune
The heathen rite at Knowsley
The revenge killings in Preston
The elegant ghost of Combermere
The berserk boggart of Moston
The malformed brute on Mann
The walking dead at Haigh Hall

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

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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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Bloomsbury Pulp fair now rescheduled for 24-11-2019

Posted by demonik on September 16, 2019

The forthcoming Paperback & Pulp Fair at the Royal National has been rescheduled due to hotel refurbishment.

New date:

Royal National Hotel
38-51 Bedford Way
Russell Square
London WC1H 0DG

Sunday 24 November 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 (substitute AT with @)

Please spread the word.

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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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