Major news – 18:06:2013

We’ve been dying to tell you this news for about six weeks or more now, but at last we can reveal that Spectral Press has, for the second year running, been nominated for a British Fantasy Award, for Best Small Press (PS Publishing Independent Press). This is an absolute validation for all the hard work … Continue reading

Reviews and news 19th October 2012

First off, we received notice this morning of a new review of John L. Probert’s Spectral Visions novella, The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine, posted to the Dread Central website and written by Pestilence. It contains this rather fine quote: “…Probert’s tale remains a total delight from start to finish – aiming somewhere between the thrilling, the … Continue reading

What Gets Left Behind: first thoughts

What Gets Left Behind by Mark West, the latest chapbook from Spectral Press, gets its first review, and it also continues the tradition of Jim McLeod being amongst the first to air his reviews on Spectral output. Mark’s tale is very much grounded in the everyday reality of a specific time and place, yet the … Continue reading

The Respectable Face of Tyranny: the latest review

We haven’t posted a review of a Spectral publication for a while, so to rectify that let’s tell you about the latest one we’ve found on the internet – Dread Central’s review of Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of Tyranny, the launch title in the Spectral Visions line of novellas. You can read their evaluation of … Continue reading

A Horrifically Horrifying review of The Respectable Face of Tyranny

Despite any impression the title of this blog entry may give you, this latest review of Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of Tyranny is actually a very good one. The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog is the brainchild of Emma Audsley and Shaun Hamilton, and is entirely devoted to our favourite literary genre. This particular review was written … Continue reading

A couple of foxy reviews

This week ends on something of a high note (even better considering that there’s been a bout of illness at Spectral Towers), with notice of two new reviews over on Gef Fox’s Wag the Fox blog, of Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of Tyranny and Alison Littlewood’s chapbook The Eyes of Water. It’s all part of his ‘Summer of Shorts’ … Continue reading

Friday’s winner!

Yes, today we announce the winner of the recent competition for purchasers of the paperback edition to win a signed proof-sheet of the cover to Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of Tyranny . And that winner is…. STEPHEN BACON Congratulations to Stephen – we’ll get your prize out to you very soon! NEWS Alison Littlewood’s chapbook 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

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

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


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