News and review

There’s a great deal going on here at Chateau Spectrale, so here we go:

"House of the Long Shadows" ©1983-2015  Michael Armstrong/London Repertory Company/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2015  David Chatton-Barker.

“House of the Long Shadows” ©1983-2015 Michael Armstrong/London Repertory Company/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2015 David Chatton-Barker.

First we have a review of House of the Long Shadows, the debut publication in the series of director/screenwriter Michael Armstrong’s screenplays. This is a review of the hardback edition, and appears on the Cult Horror Films blog/website – you can read that HERE.

PREORDERS FOR HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS AVAILABLE NOW (Paperback edition):

£12.50UK

£15.00EU

$40.00US & RoW

SUBSCRIPTION – FOUR BOOKS

£50.00 UK

£65.00EU

$115.00US&RoW

NEWS

The Quarantined City

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

The next installment of James Everington’s eBook serial The Quarantined City: A Lack of Demons will be available within the next week or so. In the meantime, you can revel in the glorious Max Ernst cover shown above.

2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories edited by Mark Morris

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

Writers! You have until midnight tomorrow to get your stories in for the 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories – send to spectralhorror2@gmail.com. More information can be found HERE.

We are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale edited by Neil Snowdon

"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

Readers! Tomorrow, 12 midnight, is also the deadline for deposits for the hardback edition of the Nigel Kneale volume We are the Martians – from July 1st if you want a copy you will have to pay full price.

LIMITED HARDBACK EDITION – deadline for deposits is June 30th:

£20 UK & EU

$30 US & RoW

PAPERBACK EDITION

£15.00UK

£18.00EU

$45.00US & RoW

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.

Review and news – 20:02:2015

First off, let’s have a review:

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

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

The latest one to slide gracefully across our virtual desk is this one of Stephen Volk’s Leytonstone by Mark West, who posted it to his Strange Tales website – the review can read by clicking HERE.

PRE-ORDERS:

Signed and Numbered Hardbacks (125 only)

£21 UK

£24 EU

$50 US & RoW

Paperbacks

£12.50UK

£15.00EU

$30.00US & RoW

NEWS

"Ricochet" by Tim Dry ©2015 Tim Dry/Theatrum Mundi. Artwork ©2015 John Oakey

“Ricochet” by Tim Dry ©2015 Tim Dry/Theatrum Mundi. Artwork ©2015 John Oakey

The photo above shows the rather lush newly arrived copies of Tim Dry’s Ricochet – if you’d like to get your hands on one then order through the Paypal buttons below:

PRICES INCLUDE POST AND PACKING

UK £10

EU £15

US & RoW $30

Within the Wind…: This Is Horror Review

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

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

Let’s end this exciting week with another new review, this time of Ray Cluley’s Arctic chiller Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow, the first title from the new Theatrum Mundi imprint. You can read the review HERE.

WITHIN THE WIND, BENEATH THE SNOW by Ray Cluley 

All prices include postage and packing

UK £15

EU £16

US & RoW $30

This Is Horror goes to Leytonstone

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

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

Not quite as catchy as Frankie Goes to Hollywood admittedly but nevertheless the online horror magazine gives us their considered review of Stephen Volk’s forthcoming novella from Spectral, Leystonstone. Why not click on over to the site and have a read of what they thought of it. Even better, read the review and then buy a copy of the book, which is due out at the end of next month. The review is HERE.

PRE-ORDERS:

£21 UK

£24 EU

$50 US & RoW

Ricochet: first review

"Ricochet" by Tim Dry ©2015 Tim Dry/Theatrum Mundi. Artwork ©2015 John Oakey

“Ricochet” by Tim Dry ©2015 Tim Dry/Theatrum Mundi. Artwork ©2015 John Oakey

It’s always exciting when we receive a first review of a publication, and this one for Tim Dry’s Ricochet, the second Theatrum Mundi title, is no exception. It’s by Paul Simpson at Sci-Fi Bulletin, and you can access it HERE.

And above you can see the full cover in all its magnificent glory, courtesy of John Oakey. The book will be available at the end of this month – so why not grab a copy now!

PRICES INCLUDE POST AND PACKING

UK £10

EU £15

US & RoW $30

Reviews and News – 02:02:2015

"The Hammer of Dr. Valentine" ©2014 John Llewellyn Probert/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Nick Gucker. Layout ©2014 Neil Williams.

“The Hammer of Dr. Valentine” ©2014 John Llewellyn Probert/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Nick Gucker. Layout ©2014 Neil Williams.

We begin our week with a new review of John Llewellyn Probert’s The Hammer of Dr. Valentine from Paul Feeney, which has been posted to his Sound and Fury blog – read it HERE.

The Hammer of Dr. Valentine: limited signed hardback (100 only). 

UK £21

EU £24

USA & Everywhere Else $45

NEWS

We are pleased to be able to announce that Brian Hodge’s Spectral Book of Horror Stories tale, ‘Cures for a Sickened World”, has made it into Locus magazine’s annual ‘Recommended Reading’ list – you can see the rest of the list HERE.

We have acquired another book for 2016 since last week which we’d like to tell you about: Andrew Hook will join the Theatrum Mundi roster with his contemporary fantasy conspiracy thriller The Greens – featuring creatures from myth and legend, alien technology, and mad conspiracy stuff, all mashed together with families, parenthood, and genealogy. Intrigued? Then stay tuned for information as it becomes available!

Also, there’s a late addition to the contents of We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, edited by Neil Snowdon – The Quatermass Conclusion, a 1980 interview with the man himself, conducted by David A. Sutton, which was originally featured in a magazine called Fantasy Media. The book is due out from Spectral Screen in December this year.

 

Within the Wind: New Review

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

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

It’s always something of a good thing to be able to start the day with notice of a new review, and so we can tell you about the latest one from Anthony Watson over at the Dark Musings blog: this time he concentrates on Ray Cluley’s chilling tale Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow. You can read the review HERE.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY! (All prices include postage and packing)

UK £15

EU £16

US & RoW $30

Dr. Valentine and Young Hitchcock

Dr. V's Hammer has landed!

Dr. V’s Hammer has landed!

This morning, allow us the distinct pleasure of telling you that the hardbacks of The Hammer of Dr. Valentine have arrived, after much hot pursuit, near misses, and dangerous encounters. All pre-orders will be fulfilled very soon, the only thing now left to do is to tie author John Llewellyn Probert to a chair and gaffa tape a pen to his hand so he can sign them, while Dr. V himself will be menacingly brandishing a cleaver alarmingly close to his head. Better still, you can keep the good doctor by buying a copy today…

BUY A COPY TODAY AND MAKE A MEDICAL MADMAN HAPPY! 

The Hammer of Dr. Valentine: limited signed hardback (100 only). 

UK £21

EU £24

USA & Everywhere Else $45

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

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

Also this morning, we have a new review of Leytonstone to let you know about – this one is by Brian Lavelle and appears on his No Time is Passing blog, and it can be read HERE.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY!

PRE-ORDERS:

£21 UK

£24 EU

$50 US & RoW