‘King In Yellow’- themed anthology, A Season In Carcosa, out now from Miskatonic River PressComments Off
“H.P. Lovecraft. Karl Edgar Wagner. Peter Straub. Those are a few of the names that stand tall in our genre and when it comes to Robert W. Chambers and his King in Yellow (first published in 1895) they agree, Chambers’ beguiling tales of the King In Yellow and Carcosa are among the best in weird fiction. Miskatonic River Press and Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. are proud and delighted to present a themed anthology of all new tales inspired by Chambers.
In haunted and splintered minds… Minds shackled to lonely places…
In A Season In Carcosa readers will find the strange and mysterious places of heart and mind that spring from madness, and those minds and the places touched by it are the realms that are mined. Chambers’ legacy of the worms and soft decay that spring from reading the King In Yellow stir both new and established talents in the world of weird fiction and horror to contribute all new tales that pay homage to these eerie nightmares. In Carcosa twilight comes and minds lost in the mirrors of lust and fear, are awash in legacies of shadows, not mercy. . .”
Authors include: Joel Lane, Simon Strantzas, Gary McMahon, Cate Gardner, Richard Gavin, Joseph S. Pulver, Richard A. Lupoff, Anna Tambour, Laird Barron, Allyson Bird and many others. Cover art is by British Fantasy Award-winning artist Daniele Serra.
Full details from the website HERE
JournalStone announces forthcoming titles in the US by Allyson Bird, Lisa Morton and Joseph NassiseComments Off
In the US, JournalStone Publishing has announced that they have signed three new, prominent, award-winning authors and will have three forthcoming titles to release in 2013.
British Fantasy Award- and HWA Bram Stoker Award-winning author Allyson Bird will have her BFA award-winning first fiction collection, Bull Running For Girls (originally publised in the UK by Screaming Dreams), released in the States by JournalStone in January 2013.
Four-time HWA Bram Stoker Award-winning author, Lisa Morton, has been signed by JournalStone to release her original Halloween-themed horror novella, Summer’s End, fittingly just in time for Halloween in October 2013.
Finally, JournalStone is proud to announce that it has signed international bestselling author Joseph Nassise, and will be releasing his new novel, The Fall of Night, in the US on or about March 2013.
JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the science fiction/fantasy/horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. They publish in multiple book formats and market on a global level. In addition to showcasing new authors, JournalStone publishes a yearly anthology of collected short stories, and host an annual contest for horror novels. The company’s main goal is to publish quality novels that will showcase and promote an author’s work.
Round up of recent Awards newsComments Off
The 2011 Bram Stoker Award winners and Vampire Novel of the Century Award winner have been announced by the Horror Writers’ Association HERE. BFS member Allyson Bird secures the Award of Superior Achievement in a First Novel for Isis Unbound (Dark Regions Press). Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend was presented with the one-off Vampire Novel of the Century Award.
Shortlisted works for the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award have been announced as follows:
Several SFFH authors have been long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2012, including Nina Allan, Robert Shearman, Simon Kurt Unsworth, David Rix and Dave Jeffery. Full details HERE.
The 2011 Aurealis Awards finalists have been announced. The full list of finalists can be found on the SFScope website HERE. The Aurealis Awards “recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers”.
Finally, the five judges for the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award have been named as Bruce Bethke, Sydney Duncan, Daryl Gregory, Bridget McKenna and Paul Witcover. See details HERE.
BFS members on Stoker Awards shortlistComments Off
BFS members Allyson Bird (Isis Unbound) and Frazer Lee (The Lamplighters) have both had their debut novels shortlisted for the Stoker’s First Novel award. The awards are for works first published in 2011. The final ballot will be sent out to member voters on 23 February 2012.
Read the full shortlist HERE
Preliminary Ballot announced for StokersComments Off
The Horror Writers Association has announced the longlisted works for its Preliminary Ballot for the 2011 Bram Stoker Award. Authors with longlisted work include Stephen King, Joe Hill, Reggie Oliver, Allyson Bird, Alan Moore, Peter Straub, Robert Shearman, Caitlin R. Kiernan, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Christopher Fowler, Kaaron Warren and Lisa Morton.
Following the Preliminary Ballot, a Final Ballot will be held to arrive at the nominees for the Award.
The full list of longlisted work is available HERE
New books from Dark Regions PressComments Off
Dark Regions Press announces the new poetry collection, Blood Wallah and Other Poems by Robert Borski – now available for preorder.
“If you think there’s nothing new to write about the classic characters of horror and fantasy, think again. In this fine collection Robert Borski offers us witty and memorable reflections on Vlad the Impaler, Dorothy’s Tin Man, Pinocchio’s Gepetto, Rotwang from Metropolis, the Morlocks of H.G. Wells, Poe’s Ulalume–even the Tooth Fairy. In Borski’s off-kilter world, all of Hell’s timepieces are synchronized to 13 o’clock, the hour when “dust-bellied monsters decide to stop holding their breath for fear of being detected, and emerge from under the bed.” He lets those monsters loose in Blood Wallah and Other Poems, and the grateful reader can’t help but be thrilled. ”
ALSO, Multiplex Fandango by Weston Ochse is now in stock and shipping to customers. There are very few Deluxe Hardcover editions left and Limited Hardcovers are going fast.
‘Multiplex Fandango is subtitled “A Weston Ochse Reader” for good reason. This collection contains a comprehensive representation of short fiction and novellas by the Bram Stoker award winner and Pushcart Prize nominee, including his recent powerful Stoker finalist short story, “The Crossing Of Aldo Rey” and his brilliant Stoker finalist novella, Redemption Roadshow, as well as acclaimed favorites, “Catfish Gods” and “Big Rock Candy Mountain”. Also included in this omnibus volume of sixteen short stories and novellas are six original new works of short fiction written especially for this collection including such future classics as “Tarzan Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”, “Low Men Weeping”, and the stunning, “City Of Joy”.’
Other books now available for pre-order or in stock include:
And COMING SOON:
‘At age 36, Ben Fall is a man in torment. Overstressed, out of shape, in the middle of a bitter divorce, and carrying a secret that weighs heavily on his psyche, he’s convinced he’s a failure. He can hardly get out of bed in the morning to make his way to the high school where he teaches English. But suddenly one gray afternoon, a mousy, nondescript new girl appears in his classroom. She seems fascinated by everything he says and does–disturbingly so. Yet, though she gazes obsessively at him and hangs on his every word, she won’t even tell him her name…just that she’s “The Rain Girl.” Who is she? Where does she come from? What does she want?
And why does no one seem to see her but him?