The Hammer of Dr. Valentine: news

Remember we talked about the sequel to John Llewellyn Probert’s award-winning The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine earlier this year? Well, due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to publish it on its original date, but now it’s back on track and is due within the next six weeks-two months or so. So, without further ado, may … Continue reading

Recent books

The Spectral Book of Horror Stories is available for sale now and has been selling very well (we have to order  even MORE copies from the printers!) – but that isn’t a surprise as it contains original stories from the stellar likes of Ramsey Campbell, Conrad Williams, Alison Moore, Robert Shearman, and Angela Slatter (along with fourteen … Continue reading

The Spectral Book of Horror Stories – available now!

The Spectral Book of Horror Stories is selling extremely well and has garnered a lot of good press from various bloggers, magazines. and review sites (more reviews due soon!). With original stories from the stellar likes of Ramsey Campbell, Conrad Williams, Alison Moore, Robert Shearman, and Angela Slatter (along with fourteen other high-profile names) you … Continue reading

Nigel Kneale News

The great news we have today is that Mark Gatiss, as well as being interviewed in the book, will also be providing the Foreword at the suggestion of Judith Kerr. As many of you know, Mark was kind enough to write something for The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, and we certainly weren’t expecting him … Continue reading

Graham Joyce 1954 – 2014

“Why can’t our job here on earth be simply to inspire each other?” These simple words resonate very strongly in the hearts of many today. I very rarely struggle with words, but today I am having difficulty in finding the right ones. Yesterday, someone I was privileged enough to call a friend who also happened … Continue reading

The Spectral Book of Horror Stories launch at FCon

A very brief FCon report today (still recovering!) but we just had to tell everyone about the launch of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories at this year’s event. To say it was spectacular would be very short of the mark – the room was absolutely packed, with the queue snaking around the room. THIRTEEN of … Continue reading

Black Country Prophet: Joel Lane Archive 4

I published this short piece of Joel’s in New Horizons #6 which I edited for the British Fantasy Society in 2010. In many ways it’s indicative of his fiction: there’s the unyielding city, the victim, the confusion of reality and fantasy, and the downbeat ending; but there’s also a glimmer of Joel’s humour: “…it’ll be … Continue reading

Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Launch on Saturday!

Just three days from now, The Spectral Book of Horror Stories will be launched at 12 noon at FantasyCon 2014 at the Royal York Hotel, York. About half of the contributors will be there to sign it, so it should be a great little event – if you’re attending we will see you there! ON THE TOUR … Continue reading

Black Country Prophet: Joel Lane Archive 3

This Joel Lane story was suggested for the Archive by Peter Coleborn of Alchemy Press. The story was originally published in the anthology Swords Against The Millennium edited by Mike Chinn and jointly published by Saladoth and Alchemy Press. In the author notes Joel mentions being inspired by the writings of Clark Ashton Smith and … Continue reading

01:09:2014 – Nigel Kneale contributors revealed

And so, as promised, today we reveal the list of contributors to We are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale – and what a line-up it is! Feast you eyes on the below: Mark Morris (Toady, The Immaculate, Stitch… Editor –  Cinemacabre and The Spectral Book of Horror Stories.) Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife. The Awakening and Whitstable). Stephen Laws … Continue reading

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