The Respectable Face of Tyranny Chapter I: exclusive excerpt

Below is the first chapter of Gary Fry’s forthcoming novella from Spectral, The Respectable Face of Tyranny, for your delectation and delight – please note that there are now only NINE copies of the limited hardback edition (with bonus novella World Wide Web) left, but the paperback (containing just The Respectable Face of Tyranny) will be … Continue reading

The Respectable Face of Tyranny: the paperback (plus other stuff)

Yes, you read that right – Gary Fry’s novella, launching the new Spectral Visions line of longer works in April, will also now be available as a paperback. You can pre-order copies below, but please note that this contains the lead story only – the bonus novella, World Wide Web, is ONLY available in the … Continue reading

Rough Music: a new review from Follow the Thread

So, to start this new week off, here’s a link to a short review of Simon Kurt Unsworth’s chapbook from David Hebblethwaite’s Follow the Thread blog. To find out what he thought of this latest publication from Spectral Press, just click here (it’ s the third one down). The chapbook itself will be sent out … Continue reading

Black Static visits Nowhere Hall: a review

Yes, Cate Gardner’s Nowhere Hall has been out for a while now, but the fine reviewer at Black Static magazine, Peter Tennant, has been saving a few things by this excellent writer so he could review them all at once. And so, in the latest issue of the magazine (#27), Peter reviews not just Cate’s chapbook, … Continue reading

Two new reviews and an update

So, first up this bright Tuesday morning is a new review of Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Rough Music – this one was written by Walt Hicks and can be found on his Hellbound Times blog. Walt has been a consistent supporter of Spectral Press ever since it opened its doors – so what did he think … Continue reading

Rough Music: first impressions

Due to the marvels of modern technology, even though I will be sending Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Spectral chapbook off to the printers this morning, the first reviews have already started to come in. Wonders will never cease, eh? Anyway, the first of these is from Jim McLeod’s Ginger Nuts of Horror blog, wherein he explains … Continue reading

Assorted items of news

SIMON KURT UNSWORTH’S ROUGH MUSIC “Rough music: (- n) a loud cacophony created with tin pans, drums, etc,; the cacophonous ringing of bells, hooting, blowing bull’s horns, the banging of frying pans, saucepans, kettles, or other kitchen or barn implements with the intention of creating long-lasting embarrassment Sometimes, the sounds we hear in the dark … Continue reading

The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry: available to pre-order

From today, you can place a pre-publication order for the limited hardback version of the launch title in the new Spectral Visions line of novellas, The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry, which will be published in April (it will also be available in POD Paperback and e-book versions – details will be given … Continue reading


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