And now, an interlude

"Bibila Longcrofta" ©2015 Simon Marshall-Jones/Tickety Boo Press. Artwork ©2015 Jim Burns.

“Bibila Longcrofta” ©2015 Simon Marshall-Jones/Tickety Boo Press. Artwork ©2015 Jim Burns.

We just though that our loyal readers out there might like to be kept informed of our Overlord’s quest for domination of the literary world by telling you about a couple of reviews of his debut short story collection, Biblia Longcrofta, published by Tickety Boo Books.

First is this one by Andrew Angel and posted to his own blog, and you can find out what he thought about it HERE.

And to complement it, HERE’s DJ Weatherer’s take on it, posted to Amazon.

Review and news 21:08:2015

Albion Fay ©2014 Mark Morris/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Ben Baldwin

Albion Fay ©2014 Mark Morris/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Ben Baldwin

First, a review. This one’s an assessment of Mark Morris’ Albion Fay, and is featured on the Ginger Nuts of Horror website, and the reviewer is Kit Power. You can read what he has to say HERE.

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NEWS

"Bibila Longcrofta" ©2015 Simon Marshall-Jones/Tickety Boo Press. Artwork ©2015 Jim Burns.

“Bibila Longcrofta” ©2015 Simon Marshall-Jones/Tickety Boo Press. Artwork ©2015 Jim Burns.

If you fancy reading something different, Spectral Press’ Simon Marshall-Jones has just released the eBook edition of his debut short story collection, Biblia Longcrofta, through Amazon. It’s a work of high imagination, consisting of a mix of science fiction/contemporary fantasy/magical realism/fantastic realism. with elements of humour, philosophy, mythology, and dark fiction. Parts of it are semi-autobiographical in nature, but mostly it’s a series of interlinked adventures revolving around Simeon and the wonders and miracles he encounters in the other-dimensional town of Longcroft. It can be purchased from Amazon UK and US – links are below, and the stunning cover by legendary artist Jim Burns can be seen above.

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"We are the Martians: the Legacy of Nigel Kneale" edited by Neil Snowdon. Artwork ©2014 David Chatton Barker

“We are the Martians: the Legacy of Nigel Kneale” edited by Neil Snowdon. Artwork ©2014 David Chatton Barker

Also, starting on Monday, we shall be emailing customers who have put a deposit on We are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale for the balance of the cost of the book. It’s still available to purchase at full price – see links below:

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Review and news 06:08:2015

"The Bureau of Them" by Cate Gardner  ©2015 Cate Gardner/Spectral Press. Artwork  ©2015 David Chatton-Barker

“The Bureau of Them” by Cate Gardner ©2015 Cate Gardner/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2015 David Chatton-Barker

First up is the first review of the wonderful The Bureau of Them, by the equally wonderful Cate Gardner – this one’s from The Ginger Nuts of Horror and can be found HERE.

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BOOK and ACQUISITION NEWS

We are very happy to announce that we have acquired a collection of stories by John Travis, a writer who has been quietly producing quality work for many years but for some mysterious reason appears to still be relatively unknown. We intend to rectify that with this publication – it will reprint his various published pieces from assorted magazines and anthologies plus there will be two previously unpublished stories into the bargain. On top of that, it’ll feature an introduction by none other than Tim Lebbon.

On the rEvolution SF front we have two bits of news: firstly, please welcome John Costello (no relation to Elvis), who is taking on the role of series and commissioning editor for the new imprint. Simon Marshall-Jones will still be Editor-in-Chief and Galactic Overlord, but the shape and direction of the imprint will largely be in the hands of John, who has an abiding interest in science fiction and cinema.

Secondly, we have acquired a couple of books for the line, by author Thana Niveau (better known for her horror output) and a whole series of connected world experimental science fiction novels who will remain nameless for the moment. All we will tell you is that he has a somewhat rabid following for his material… expect more announcements soon.

New Reviews – 23:07:2015

"Leytonstone" ©2015  Stephen Volk/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2015  Ben Baldwin.

“Leytonstone” ©2015 Stephen Volk/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2015 Ben Baldwin.

Two new reviews to tell you about today. First is this one of Stephen Volk’s Leytonstone written by Simon Ball and posted to the Horror Hothouse website. You can find that one HERE.

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Cover: Detail from Europe after the Rain, 1940–42 by Max Ernst (German, 1891–1976) Oil on canvas, 21-9/16 x 58-3/16 in. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1942.281 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

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The second review is from a reader on Goodreads, Maria Savva, and is of James Everington’s fourth installment of his The Quarantined City serial , A Lack of Demons – you can access that one HERE.

The serial is available on Amazon.

News 14:07:2015

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris - ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris – ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

First, there will be a review of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories in the latest issue of Black Static magazine, due out very soon, if not already so. As usual, the write-up was put together by Peter Tennant, and it ends with the words:

“… one of the most compelling anthologies of last year, one in which quality is key note, and I hope this marks the start of an anthology series that will live long and prosper.”

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Spectral Book of Horror Stories 2, edited by Mark Morris - ©2015 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2015 Vincent Chong

Spectral Book of Horror Stories 2, edited by Mark Morris – ©2015 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2015 Vincent Chong

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If you’re going to be attending FantasyCon 2015 this year in Nottingham, UK, where this book will be launched, then why not take advantage of this offer by preordering your copy and then picking it up at the event? Overseas visitors can save postage and spend what they’ve saved on books and beer! 

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Also in the same issue of Black Static will be a review of Ray Cluley’s Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow – also by Peter Tennant, so look out for that one as well.

"Within the Wind, Beneath he Snow" ©2014 Ray CluleySpectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Jim Burns. Layout by John Oakey

“Within the Wind, Beneath he Snow” ©2014 Ray CluleySpectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Jim Burns. Layout by John Oakey

WITHIN THE WIND, BENEATH THE SNOW by Ray Cluley 

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THE WITCH’S SCALE by Angela Slatter

"The Witch's Scale" by Angela Slatter. Cover artwork "Hexenwippeoel" © Michael Hutter

“The Witch’s Scale” by Angela Slatter. Cover artwork “Hexenwippeoel” © Michael Hutter

The Witch’s Scale is the title of a forthcoming Spectral novella from Aurealis Award-winning writer Angela Slatter and will feature that wonderful image (above) by Michael Hutter as a cover. Angela explains about the creative gestation of the novella in a blog post, which you can read HERE

The novella will be available sometime in 2016

News 07:07:2015

Cover: Detail from Europe after the Rain, 1940–42 by Max Ernst (German, 1891–1976) Oil on canvas, 21-9/16 x 58-3/16 in. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1942.281 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Cover: Detail from Europe after the Rain, 1940–42 by Max Ernst (German, 1891–1976)
Oil on canvas, 21-9/16 x 58-3/16 in.
The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1942.281
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

First up is the the news that the fourth episode of James Everington’s The Quarantined City, A Lack of Demons, is now available to purchase on both Amazon UK and UK – the links are below.

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"Leytonstone" ©Stephen Volk/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork ©Ben Baldwin 2014

“Leytonstone” ©Stephen Volk/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork ©Ben Baldwin 2014

Secondly, here’s a new review of Stephen Volk’s latest Spectral novella, Leytostone – this one is from Guy Adams and can be found HERE. The book is being launched on Saturday at Edge-Lit 4 in Derby, along with Mark Morris’ Albion Fay and Cate Gardner’s The Bureau of Them.

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Albion Fay: New review

Albio Fay ©2014 Mark Morris/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Ben Baldwin

Albion Fay ©2014 Mark Morris/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Ben Baldwin

On this first day of June, here’s a new review from Paul Simpson of Sc-Fi Bulletin of Mark Morris’ Albion Fay – you can find it HERE.

The book will be published this month.

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SBoHS 1 – DLS Review

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris - ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris – ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

Reviews are still coming in of the debut volume of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories edited by Mark Morris – case in point is this latest one from DLS reviews, written by Chris Hall – hop over to the site by clicking HERE to read his verdict.

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Don’t forget that the second volume, which Mark is working on at the moment, will be with us later this year – you can preorder that one below (and there’s also a special preorder option for those attending Fantasy Con 2015 in Nottingham – save on postage!).

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The Quarantined City: first review

Europe After the Rain II - Max Ernst 1940-42. © 2014  Wadsworth Atheneum

Europe After the Rain II – Max Ernst 1940-42. © 2014 Wadsworth Atheneum

This latest Spectral monthly serial, The Quarantined City by James Everington, has been going since January but here is the first interim review of episodes one and two. It’s by Daniel Ausema and published on The Geekiary website – you can read it HERE.

All three episodes are available on Amazon, UK & US. Episode 4 available soon.

Whitstable & Leytonstone: a review

Leytonstone titles

Nancy Scuri talks briefly about both books on her Ink-stained Life blog – which you can access right HERE.

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