20:08:2014 – Stephen Laws gets the Slatter treatment

Mid-week yet again, and time once more for one of Angela Slatter’s mini-interviews of contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories. Under the spotlight today is Stephen Laws, whose story The Slista appears in the book’s Table of Contents – read the exchange HERE. BUY YOUR COPY TODAY – PUBLICATION DATE 6TH SEPTEMBER!! This is going … Continue reading

New Mark Morris interview

Hot on the heels of Paul Simpson’s Sci-Fi Bulletin piece yesterday comes another in-depth interview with the editor of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Mark Morris – this one’s by Gef Fox and has been posted on the Wag the Fox website. You can read it by going HERE. BUY YOUR COPY TODAY – PUBLICATION DATE 6TH SEPTEMBER!! … Continue reading

18:08:2014 – Two interviews, a review, and some news

It’s Monday yet again, and that means another mini-interview of writers appearing in the inaugural volume of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories – this time the subject is Brian Hodge, whose tale Cures for a Sickened World brings together music journalism and cosmic horror in terrifying way, appears in the book. The interview can be found on … Continue reading

15:08:2014 – Alison Moore mini-interview

Today’s interview with contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories by Angela Slatter is with Alison Moore, whose novel The Lighthouse was nominated for the Man-Booker Prize, testament to the quality and power of her writing. In the interview, she talks about her story Eastmouth and what originally inspired her to write her brand of very quiet and unsettling horror. … Continue reading

SBoHS – New Review

The reviews for The Spectral Book of Horror Stories are steadily coming in, and we have one to tell you abut this morning – this one’s from Jim McLeod and has been posted to his well-respected The Ginger Nuts of Horror website, and you can read it HERE. This is going to be THE anthology of the year, … Continue reading

13:08:2014 – Conrad Williams mini-interview

It’s another lovely Wednesday morning here Chateau Spectrale, which means that it’s also time from another in Angela Slatter’s series of short interviews with contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories. This time it’s the turn of Conrad Williams, whose musical tale The Devil’s Interval is featured in the anthology – take it away, Conrad! This … Continue reading

Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Full Cover

Just a very quick blog this morning, in order to show you the full cover to the very first volume in what is hoped to become an annual series. The cover artwork is by Vincent Chong, and the layout created by John Oakey. We are enormously excited about this one – pre-order your copy TODAY! This … Continue reading

11:08:2014 – Reggie Oliver speaks plus two reviews

On this bright Monday morning after yesterday’s gloom (caused, we are told, by the tail-end of Hurricane Bertha), we can present to you a whole raft of Spectral Book of Horror Stories-related goodness. First off, contributor Reggie Oliver, writer, actor, and raconteur, talks to Angela Slatter as part of her series of mini-interviews with those whose … Continue reading

08:08:2014 Rio Youers mini-interview plus news

In the latest of Angela Slatter’s mini-interviews with contributors to The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Canadian writer Rio Youers (author of the sublime Westlake Soul) gets to have his say. His story Outside Heavenly was chosen by editor Mark Morris to feature in the first volume of Spectral’s newest annual anthology, and in the interview he talks about … Continue reading

News 07:08:2014

We have a great deal of news to report this morning, so without any more pre-amble: The latest episode, number 8, of Simon Bestwick’s Black Mountain serial, A Lake of Fire, is now available through Amazon. Once again we have to thank the brilliant Neil Williams for the superb cover (above), which we happen to think is one of … Continue reading

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