Rough Music out of Strange Aeons

This morning, we present to you a review of Simon Kurt Unsworth’s Rough Music, which appeared in issue nine of Strange Aeons magazine and which was written by Brandi Jording (© 2012 Brandi Jording/Strange Aeons): “The elders of convention teach us that there are five fundamental stages of sin, and while I’m a big fan of all five, the … Continue reading

The Respectable Face of Tyranny: the BFS verdict

Here, for your enlightenment, is notice of the latest review of Gary Fry’s Spectral Visions novella, The Respectable Face of Tyranny. It’s been posted to the British Fantasy Society’s website and written by Katy O’Dowd. You can pop over here to see what she thought about it. EDIT: paperbacks are still available direct from us at … Continue reading

Nowhere Hall returns to haunt once more

To paraphrase something someone once said, you can never keep a good story down – which is certainly true in the case of Cate Gardner’s Nowhere Hall, as here comes a new review, written by Ann Giardina Magee and posted on The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog. You can find out what Ann said about Cate’s tale here. NEWS … Continue reading

The Eyes of Water: first review and some news…

It is with great delight that we present to you the first review of bestselling author Alison Littlewood’s chapbook, The Eyes of Water. This one is by Walt Hicks and has been posted on his Hellbound Times book blog – the review can be accessed here. NEWS It is our great pleasure to announce that Mr. Peter … Continue reading

A Respectably Eloquent review

The following review, kindly put together by pablocheesecake of The Eloquent Page book blog, has just come in, less than five minutes before we wrote this blog entry. It’s a nice little review, and we particularly like this bit: “Spectral Press has a knack for publishing short stories and novellas that challenge reader perceptions and … Continue reading

Spectral news 21:05:2012

To start the week off on some positive notes we thought we’d talk about some things going on in the world of Spectral. First, Alison Littlewood’s chapbook The Eyes of Water will be available within the next two to three weeks.  It’s a fantastic little tale, inspired by a trip to Mexico and a visit to the … Continue reading

Competition reminder…

This time last month, we launched a small competition whereby anyone who purchased a paperback copy of Gary Fry’s Spectral Visions novella, The Respectable Face of Tyranny, could win themselves a signed proof-sheet of the cover (which is infinitely suitable for framing), for which the deadline was today. But we have decided, in our infinite wisdom, … Continue reading

The Eyes of Water by Alison Littlewood: promo video

Once again, Mark West of Rude Dude Films has put together a short promo video for the next chapbook, Alison Littlewood’s sold out The Eyes of Water, to give you an idea of what it’s all about. It captures perfectly the stunning beauty of the Mexican cenotes in which the story is set – but … Continue reading

Amazonian wonders

Over the weekend, Spectral had its Amazon review cherry popped, not once, but twice. The first of those reviews was posted by Riju Ganguly on the Amazon UK site and can be found here. The second review is by Ann Giardina Magee from all the way over in New Orleans and was posted on the … Continue reading

The Respectable Face of Tyranny: a quotable quote and a mini-review

So, to return to a semblance of normality after the euphoria of being nominated for some awards, here are a couple of nice things people have said about Gary Fry’s Spectral Visions novella. First a quote: “An excellent novella from Gary Fry. The Respectable Face of Tyranny is set on the North Yorkshire coast, and … Continue reading


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