Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow by Ray Cluley

Gjerta Jørgensen patrols the frozen coastline of Greenland. She is the first woman to do so as part of Slædepatruljen Sirius, an elite dogsled team pushed to the limits of physical survival, risking hunger, exhaustion, frostbite and attack. But out here, where beautiful frozen desolation shows you little but snow, ice, and darkness, there is … Continue reading

Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow

Above is the rather stunning image created by renowned artist Jim Burns for Ray Cluley’s novelette Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow, which will be out in paperback only next month, and will be the first in the ‘Theatrum Mundi’ imprint. It’s set in the snowy wastes of Northeast Greenland, a vast icy desert where people like … Continue reading

Dr. Valentine gets a second opinion

Following hot on the heels of the review posted yesterday, just like DCI Longdon pursuing his nemesis Dr. Valentine, comes another write-up for John Llewellyn Probert’s The Hammer of Dr. Valentine, this time from Anthony Watson of Dark Musings – read it HERE. The Hammer of Dr. Valentine: limited signed hardback (100 only).  UK £21 EU £24 USA & Everywhere … Continue reading

Hammertime! News and reviews

Isn’t that absolutely gorgeous? This is the full wraparound cover for John Llewellyn Probert’s sequel to the award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine, this time called The Hammer of Dr. Valentine. The artwork is by Seattle-based Nick Gucker, and the layout is by Neil Williams. And yes, the back cover features an author photo of … Continue reading

New Leytonstone review

JUST IN: new Leytonstone review from David Bishop at What Are you Reading For? You can find it HERE. GET YOUR COPY TODAY! PRE-ORDERS: £21 UK £24 EU $50 US & RoW

Spectral Book of Horror Stories: This Is Horror verdict

The latest review to come to our attention is This Is Horror‘s thoughts on The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris. The review is by Ross Warren, and it can be found right HERE. THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES – PRICES INCLUDE POSTAGE! £12.50 UK £15 EU $30 US & RoW ORDER YOUR COPY … Continue reading

Black Country Prophet: Joel Lane Archive 6

Notes On Five Poems by Joel Lane As well as being a celebrated fiction writer and essayist, Joel was also a noted poet. My thanks are due to Simon Bestwick for passing many of Joel’s poems over to me. As someone who goes to a lot of poetry readings, what strikes me most about Joel’s … Continue reading

Leytonstone: The First review

And so it begins – here’s the first review of Stephen Volk’s Leytonstone novella, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed and Spectral’s bestselling Whitstable. This one has been posted to SciFi Bulletin and has been written by Paul Simpson – you can read it HERE. PRE-ORDERS: £21 UK £24 EU $50 US & RoW

News and reviews 07:11:2014

First, there will be a review of Tim Lebbon’s superb novella Still Life in Black Static #43, out very soon. Among other things, Peter Tennant, the reviewer says of it: “Lebbon has produced a strange and compelling story, beautifully written and with a prevailing mood of hope underlying the surface despair, a tale in which what is not … Continue reading

Black Country Prophet: Joel Lane Archive 5

The Lost District was the first collection of Joel’s I ever read and the story ‘Like Shattered Stone”’broke my heart. It’s easy to make assumptions about a writer based on their writing (which are frequently wrong), but that particular story’s portrait of a man subconsciously sculpting the soul of a dying city told me something … Continue reading

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