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

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 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.

Now on Kindle

All three of the latest novellas from Spectral are now available to purchase for your Kindle – all links are below:

LEYTONSTONE by Stephen Volk

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

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

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THE BUREAU OF THEM by Cate Gardner

"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

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ALBION FAY  by Mark Morris

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

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

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Nominations and Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol. 7

British Fantasy Awards nomineeFirst off, it is with immense pleasure that we can announce that Spectral Press has received three nominations in this year’s British Fantasy Awards:

Best Independent Press (4th year in a row – let’s hope we win it this time, eh?)
Best Anthology: The Spectral Book of Horror Stories
Best Novella: ‘Newspaper Heart’, Stephen Volk, Spectral Book of Horror Stories

Thanks to everyone who voted for us!

THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES VOL 1

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

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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 of 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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BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR Vol 7, edited by Ellen Datlow

Best Horror of the Year 7 edited by Ellen Datlow

Best Horror of the Year 7 edited by Ellen Datlow

Also, two stories featured in the Spectral Book of Horror Stories are being reprinted in Ellen Datlow’s annual anthology of horror fiction, namely the Shirley Jackson Award-winning story by Alison Littlewood ‘The Dog’s Home’ and ‘Outside Heavenly’ by Rio Youers. Well done to both Alison and Rio!

It is now on preorder via Amazon UK and Amazon US

2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Table of Contents

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

It is with great pleasure and immense excitement that we can announce the table of contents for the 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories, which is due to be launched at this year’s FantasyCon in October. Without further ado, here’s the list:

HOUSE OF THE HAG – Paul Finch
FLOTSAM – Tim Lebbon
TOYS FROM THE GINGERBREAD COUNTRY – Richard Jay Goldstein
SUGARED HEAT – Lisa L. Hannett
A GIRL AND HER DOLLS – Adrian Cole
THE LARDER – Nicholas Royle
THE VEILS – Ian Rogers
JOE IS A BARBER – Paul Meloy
LITTLE TRAVELLER – Simon Kurt Unsworth
BEHIND THE WALL – Thana Niveau
MARY, MARY – Ray Cluley
THE MEANTIME – Alison Moore
MARROWVALE – Kurt Fawver
SCRAPING BY – Gary Fry
WHERE THE FOREST ENDS – Sean Logan
WRONG – Stephen Volk
LUMP IN YOUR THROAT – Robert Shearman
HORN OF THE HUNTER – Simon Bestwick
WHO WILL STOP ME NOW? – Cliff McNish

THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES vol 2 – PRICES INCLUDE POSTAGE!

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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.

AMAZON UK

AMAZON US

"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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News 06:07:2015

"Leytonstone" by Stephen Volk, "The Bureau of Them" by Cate Gardner, and "Albion Fay" by Mark Morris

“Leytonstone” by Stephen Volk, “The Bureau of Them” by Cate Gardner, and “Albion Fay” by Mark Morris

LEYTONSTONE by Stephen Volk, THE BUREAU OF THEM by Cate Gardner, and ALBION FAY by Mark Morris

All three of the books in the photograph above will be launched in paperback at this year’s Edge-Lit event in Derby on July 11th. At the event they will retail for £10 each or £25 for three. If you can’t get to Edge-Lit then please order using the Paypal buttons below. 

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LEYTONSTONE

“One evening in 1906 a chubby little boy of seven, son of a London greengrocer, is taken by his father to visit the local police station.

There he suddenly finds himself, inexplicably, locked up for a crime he hasn’t committed – or has he? Blinking into sunlight, traumatised by his overnight stay, he is told by his father the next morning: “Now you know what happens to naughty little boys!” But the incident is the catalyst for a series of events that will scar, and create, the world’s leading Master of Terror in the century to come…

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The boy is Alfred Hitchcock.”

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THE BUREAU OF THEM

“You’re not the first to talk to your dead here, the vagrant said. The living always chase after their dead until they come upon their own.

Formed from shadow and dust, ghosts inhabit the abandoned office building, angry at the world that denies them. When Katy sees her deceased boyfriend in the window of the derelict building, she finds a way in, hoping to be reunited. Instead, the dead ignore, the dead do not see and only the monster that is Yarker Ryland has need of her there.”

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ALBION FAY

“‘I know exactly when this photo was taken: July 1975. And I know where it was taken: on the sloping lawn beneath Albion Fay.

         The boy in the photograph is me. The girl is my sister, Angie.
         This is the morning of the day when we went into the caves for the first time.
         It is the day when our lives changed forever.’

Albion Fay, a holiday house in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature’s bounty. For the adults, a time for relaxation and to recharge the batteries, while for the children, a chance for exploration and adventure in the English countryside. A happy time for all: nothing could possibly go wrong. Or could it? What should be a magical time ends in tragedy – but what really happened that summer?”

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rEvolution SF NEWS

rEvolution SF logo "The Bureau of Them" ©2015  rEvolution SF/Spectral Press. Design by John Oakey.

rEvolution SF logo “The Bureau of Them” ©2015 rEvolution SF/Spectral Press. Design by John Oakey.

It is with immense pleasure that we can announce that the first publication from the science fiction imprint will be Mappalujo by Jeff Noon & Steve Beard. It’ll be available in a limited hardback, as well as unlimited paperback and eBook formats. We are looking at a January 2016 publication date.

Then, in July 2016, we will be issuing a limited series of 5 chapbooks (to form a ‘boxset’) by Jeff Noon under the umbrella title of Pixel Dust. Each book will contain 100 microstories, some of which have appeared on Facebook and Twitter. They will also be illustrated by various artists.

Spectral T-shirt Update: Hammer Time!

We have now added John Llewellyn Probert’s The Hammer of Dr. Valentine cover to our t-shirt range! 

THE HAMMER OF DR. VALENTINE

THE HAMMER OF DR. VALENTINE

Prices for all tees include postage, are £20UK/£25EU/$50US& RoW, and are available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. Choose from The Hammer of Dr. Valentine, Albion Fay, Bureau of Them, Leytonstone, and Whitstable (see more designs below).

WHEN ORDERING, PLEASE STATE WHICH SIZE AND DESIGN YOU WANT IN THE  ‘INSTRUCTIONS TO SELLER’ BOX ON PAYPAL. THANK YOU!

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WHEN ORDERING, PLEASE STATE WHICH SIZE AND DESIGN YOU WANT IN THE  ‘INSTRUCTIONS TO SELLER’ BOX ON PAYPAL. THANK YOU!

ALBION FAY

ALBION FAY

BUREAU OF THEM

BUREAU OF THEM

LEYTONSTONE

LEYTONSTONE

WHITSTABLE

WHITSTABLE

Spectral T-shirts

Do you have a favourite Spectral book cover? More to the point, would you like to wear the design on your chest? Well, now you can with these fabulous t-shirts from Great British Horror. We have four designs so far, but we can add to them if have another cover design that you’d like to see on a shirt. The prices, including postage, are £20UK/£25EU/$50US& RoW, and are available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. Choose from Albion Fay, Bureau of Them, Leytonstone, and Whitstable.

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ALBION FAY

ALBION FAY

BUREAU OF THEM

BUREAU OF THEM

LEYTONSTONE

LEYTONSTONE

WHITSTABLE

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Shirley Jackson Awards: three nominations

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

It is with immense, nay ECSTATIC, pleasure that we can announce that The Spectral Book of Horror Stories has been nominated in three categories in the extremely prestigious Shirley Jackson Awards 2014, named after the writer who brought us the classics The Haunting of Hill House (brilliantly brought to the big screen as The Haunting by Robert Wise in 1963), We have Always Lived in the Castle, and the short story ‘The Lottery’. The nominations are:

The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris, BEST ANTHOLOGY
‘The Dog’s Home’ by Alison Littlewood, BEST SHORT FICTION
‘Newspaper Heart’ by Stephen Volk, BEST NOVELETTE

The awards ceremony will be held at Readercon on July 12th, at the Burlington Marriott, Burlington, Massachusetts.

The rest of the nominees can be seen HERE.

Congratulations to all concerned, and the best of luck to all the nominees!

THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES VOL 1

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THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES vol 2 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

Volume 2 in the annual anthology series is coming along well too – once again edited by the inestimable Mark Morris and featuring cover artwork by Vincent Chong, this is guaranteed to follow in the magnificent steps of its predecessor. You can also pre-order a copy on the buttons bleow

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FANTASYCON 2015 PREORDERS

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£10UK & EU

$15US & RoW