New Mark Morris interview

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

Hot on the heels of Paul Simpson’s Sci-Fi Bulletin piece yesterday comes another in-depth interview with the editor of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories, Mark Morris – this one’s by Gef Fox and has been posted on the Wag the Fox website. You can read it by going HERE.


This is going to be a very special anthology, so we really do encourage you to pre-order your copy today of this first volume in a projected annual series – ordering buttons below (if you want to pay by any other means, please contact us at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com and we’ll happily send you details). All prices are INCLUSIVE of postage and packing:

£12.50 UK


FCon 2014 Special £10

£15 EU

$30 US & RoW

For those who prefer eBooks, this edition of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories will appear from pre-order on Amazon this week.

New reviews – 24:04:2013

Two more reviews have reached us, one each for Stephen Volk’s Whitstable and Paul Kane’s Creakers.

Whitstable cover image

Taking the Whitstable one first, this one is from Literary Mayhem and has been written by Peter Schwotzer – you can find that one here. Also, you can now purchase the paperback edition of the book from the Spectral Shop (first option on the above menu bar).

EDIT: this review has also just been posted to the Famous Monsters of Filmland website:

Creakers front cover by Neil Williams

And secondly, here’s the review of Creakers  – from Gef Fox this time on his Wag the Fox blog site. Just click here.

More reviews soon!

Review and news – 23:04:2013

Whitstable cover image

To kick proceedings off on this sunny Tuesday morning, here’s a new review of Whitstable written by Gef Fox of the Wag the Fox review blog – as usual, just click on the link here to find out what he said.


It is with great pleasure that we can announce that orders for the paperback edition of Stephen Volk’s novella are now open. This edition is exactly the same as the hardback, so includes the Afterword by acclaimed British novelist Mark Morris, and it will be published at the same time as the hardback. There will also be an eBook version available a week or so after the publication of the physical books. Prices below INCLUDE postage & packing.  Buy your copy today!

£15 UK

£17.50 EU

$29 USA

$29 RoW

The books will be sent out as soon as they’re ready next month – look forward to hearing from you!

News – 03:04:2013

Whitstable cover image

First, here’s a little article about Peter Cushing and Stephen Volk’s Whitstable that appeared yesterday at Gef Fox’s Wag the Fox blog, written by Simon Marshall-Jones of Spectral. The article gives an insight into the actor and why Stephen wrote the novella, as well as what drives the narrative. You can read the piece here.

Spectral slipcases

As many of you will know, this year will see the publication of This Spectral Season, a single volume gathering all eight chapbooks from Spectral’s first two years, together with some new material from each contributor. The volume will be available as an unlimited paperback and an eBook.. In addition to those, there will also be a very limited edition of TEN sets of all eight chapbooks in their original format, signed and presented in their own slipcase. The slipcases are hand-covered in red Wibalin cloth with the Spectral logo gold foil stamped on the spine, and the contents held in by a custom obi strip, printed on fine quality paper as befits such a piece. Publication date has yet to be set – but is most likely to be this summer. Watch out for further details!

Talking of slipcases, the standard ones are still available for order – black Wibalin cloth with the Spectral logo silver foil stamped on the spine. They are designed to keep all those lovely chapbooks pristine and in order, plus they look absolutely magnificent displayed on the bookshelf! Just pop on over to the Spectral Shop to buy one today!

Onwards and upwards! =)

Review round-up 24th October 2012

What Gets Left Behind cover image

The reviews for Mark West’s What Gets Left Behind have been stacking up while we’ve been making exciting annoucements about other projects, so we decided to put them all together into one posting for your convenience. Anyway, enough waffling from us, here they are:

First review is a great write-up from Gef Fox of the Wag the Fox review blog, which you can read here. Then we have a review from She Never Slept, written by Marc Nocerino, accessible by clicking here (you’ll need to scroll down a bit for the review proper) – thanks to Marc for this. Moving on, Anthony Watson, a subscriber to the chapbooks, was kind enough to review Mark’s  story on his Dark Musings blog – just go here for the lowdown. Finally, writer Colin F. Barnes sets his thoughts down on the chapbook in his blog-post ‘A Fulltime Writer’s Diary – Week 1’ – once again, you will need to scroll down the page to find the review towards the end of the entry. The blog-post can be found here.

Anyway, there will be more reviews soon, as well as some more exciting announcements about some of the books we have lined up for you over the next year or two – we can honestly say that we have some fantastic authors onboard for years three and four of Spectral, so watch this space!

Onwards and upwards!

A couple of foxy reviews

The Respectable Face of Tyranny cover image

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’ season, featuring reviews and interviews posted during the month of July. We’ve been informed that an interview Gef conducted recently with Spectral’s Simon Marshall-Jones will be posted on the same site today, so please look out for that later.

In the meantime, go here to read Gef’s assessment of the two books.

More soon!