Due to circumstances that affects other circustances, within a circumnavigational way, Mr Gary McMahon's collection To Usher the Dead has been put back to early/mid 2011 (reasons for this will become apparent within the fullness of time…)
Therefore, the two slots that I earmarked for FCon 2010 now leaves Mr Gary Greenwood's novel Kingston to Cable all alone.
But, all is without loss: for a little while now, I've said yes to a novella from a writer who has been "knocking around" the small press scene for far quite some time: The Places Between is Mr Terry Grimwood's debut, a Bosch-inspired nightmare set within the Suffolk countryside.
This, the front cover, even scared it's artist Ben Baldwin:
Also, a chapbook: The Red House by Mr David J Thacker will be launched at World Horror in Brighton. A curious fantasy tale of nature versus industry which, according to Mr Stephen Volk who kindly read the manuscript, "captures the ambient fear of growing up, reminding me of Tim Lebbon and Graham Joyce, and at times evokes the spirit of Machen."
What surprised me is that this was Mr Thacker's first accepted piece of fiction, but he has since had a story published in the last PulpIdol collection published by SFX magazine.
The cover art – below – is provided by the ever-talented Mr Upham:
These will be added to the catalogue in due course.
Talking of World Horror, on Sunday afternoon Pendragon in conjunction with Screaming Dreams will be hosting a Launch Party with free wine and maybe nibbles. Not entirely surely what SD will be launching, but apart from Feral Companions there will be the above-mentioned chapbook and (possibly) Triquorum III which will be the last in it's current incarnation.
So, make sure if you're going you're hanging around Sunday afternoon and partake in the flowing wine, and maybe – possibly – buy a book. :)
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Posted by Chris on December 12, 2009 at 17:29
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… excuse the pun.
After much deliberation between all concerned, with all ideas taken onboard by the superbly talented Steve Upham, I can unveil the front cover for the forthcoming Simon Maginn/Gary Fry double-novella collection: Feral Companions.
Remember: only the first 100 copies will be signed and numbered by the two authors.