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

29:08:2014 – Nigel Kneale book teaser

In the latter half of next year, Spectral Press will be publishing a book which will look at the influence of the great British genre innovators, responsible for writing some of the most groundbreaking science fiction and horror television of the fifties, sixties, and seventies: We are the Martians – The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, … Continue reading

15:07:2014 – a little teaser…

So, because we’re such generous sorts here at Chateau Spectrale, here’s a little cover art teaser by Ben Baldwin for a book which will be published in March/April next year… enjoy! =D

News 08:07:2014

It is with great pleasure that we can report that we have a major new publishing project, in collaboration with the London Repertory Company,  in the pipeline. Yesterday, Spectral Press met up with the director of the legendary film Mark of the Devil, Michael Armstrong, and Kevin James of the LRC, to discuss issuing paperbacks and eBooks … Continue reading

Theatrum Mundi: the first titles

We don’t like to stand still here if we can help it, and so we’re going to begin the new working week with some news of the books which will be launching the new Theatrum Mundi imprint. Ray Cluley’s Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow is a novelette set in the frozen wastes of the far … Continue reading

It’s Hammer time!*

*Apologies, but we just couldn’t resist…. Remember yesterday we mentioned that there was a sequel to the award-winning novella The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine in the works? Well, John Llewellyn Probert, the mastermind behind the deadly and dastardly doctor, has been writing furiously for the last few months (in between cackling maniacally and laughing heartily), as … Continue reading

The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark: edition details and pre-order

Between 1971 and 1978, during the Christmas holiday period, the BBC broadcast a series of dramas under the umbrella title of A Ghost Story for Christmas, most based on stories by M. R. James and all directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark. This December, Spectral Press will be publishing its first hybrid/non-fiction book, The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, … Continue reading

Ghosts and Still Life: the back cover blurbs

This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for – below are the respective blurbs for Paul Kane’s Ghosts collection of supernatural short stories and Tim Lebbon’s novella Still Life, both of which are due to be launched at this year’s World Fantasy Convention (31st October – November 3rd 2013, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, UK). Pre-order buttons … Continue reading

Pre-orders: Still Life novella by Tim Lebbon & Ghosts collection by Paul Kane

A little later than planned, due to internet issues, here’s today’s blog: At the end of October/beginning of November, Spectral will be launching two books by top-class writers, Still Life by Tim Lebbon and Ghosts by Paul Kane (cover artwork by Edward Miller shown above). They will be officially launched at World Fantasy Con in Brighton, but you … Continue reading

News 05:08:2013

So, to brighten up this dreary Monday morning, let’s give you some news about some forthcoming publications… The cover picture above is from Paul Kane’s Ghosts supernatural fiction collection due to be launched at World Fantasy Con in Brighton in November. It’s by Edward Miller, and we think it’s a wonderfully evocative piece which conveys the … Continue reading


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