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Shirley Jackson Nominee

Posted by Chris on May 3, 2013 at 18:47
Posted in: Awards, Book News, General

I can now confirm and announce that Nathan Ballingrud's novelette "Wild Acre" (from Visions Fading Fast) has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award!

Now, don't you think you should buy a copy of the limited numbered hardback?

Some excellent news!

Posted by Chris on February 19, 2013 at 1:21
Posted in: Book News, General, Reviews

Nathan Ballingrud's story "Wild Acre" that appears in the anthology Visions Fading Fast has been selected by Ellen Datlow for inclusion within her The Best Horror of the Year anthology. Although I am biased being the publisher it is indeed one of the very best tales I read last year; it centres not so much on the horror aspect, but that of a typical, hard-working blue-collar father in North America.

For Your Consideration

Posted by Chris on February 7, 2013 at 21:24
Posted in: Book News, Conventions

Despite the fact I personally screwed up last year, there are still two Pendragon titles worthy of your consideration for the British Fantasy Awards:

Best Anthology
Visions Fading Fast, ed. Gary McMahon

Best Collection
To Usher, the Dead by Gary McMahon

Best Artist
Tomislav Tikulin (for VFF)
Paul Mudie (for Usher)

… and from Visions Fading Fast, the five individual tales are also eligible for the Best Novella category:

"Blues before Sunrise" by Joel Lane
"Wild Acre" by Nathan Ballingrud
"Dancer in the Dark" by Reggie Oliver
"The History Thief" by Kaaron Warren
"Night Closures" by Paul Meloy

I thank you.

Hardcover blow-out

Posted by Chris on December 3, 2012 at 15:40
Posted in: Book News, General

From now until the end of the year, prices for the remaining stock of Silversands, Feral Companions and We Fade to Grey hardcovers have been reduced.

Though the latter two are signed, the signed copies of Silversands have long since sold out.

In other news, a Review of 2012 is forthcoming…

Postage Update

Posted by Chris on October 23, 2012 at 12:11
Posted in: Book News, General

To excuse any further embarrassment on my part, this update is purely to state that I am processing Usher pre-orders – alas, the day-(or rather, night) job is getting in the way and I effectively only have one day a week to make my journey to the post office. Not much of an excuse, but the only one I have unfortunately.

As usual, your patience is very much appreciated.

Diolch yn fawr.

Competition Time!

Posted by Chris on September 19, 2012 at 18:00
Posted in: Book News

The first person to answer correctly the following Thomas Usher-themed competition by Monday 24th September Wednesday 26th September 9pm will win a copy of the signed, limited hard cover edition. If that lucky winner has already pre-ordered their copy, then their monies will be refunded or credited for any other book on sale – whatever the winner wishes.

Question: Name Thomas' wife and child.

E-mail answers to chris [at] pendragonpress [dot] net.

The winner will be notified by e-mail that day and announced on the website.

Have fun!

Thomas Usher

Posted by Chris on September 18, 2012 at 20:54
Posted in: Book News, General

Today, I approved the cover proof of Gary McMahon's collection To Usher, the Dead – a collection that has been talked about for many a year, the delay being all mine. Featuring the eponymous Thomas Usher, a "psychic detective" who featured in the two-book series Pretty Dead Things and Dead Bad Things

I can't remember where I read his first appearance, but when Gary asked me about the collection the first book wasn't yet published. He stated that it would contain a new novella called "The Other Tenants" and since I love novellas and didn't really relish reading every story I asked him just to send me that – I knew the stories would be good anyway.

I think it was less than a week when I said yes to the collection – and so the wheels turned, and for me very slowly (anyone who has dealt with me, past present and future will testify to this). It was around this time that I also noticed Paul Mudie's cover work on Charles Black's series of horror anthologies and thought he would be the perfect artist. He agreed.

I can't explain why I took so long to publish this collection – money probably – but all I can say is that I'm glad it is now coming to fruition and in my cold hands next Friday, 28th September.

As a consequence of getting this book ready, Gavin Salisbury's short-novel Fade-Out won't be making the party – but will be available later in October – and the much fabled Nasty Snips Project will too be available (or at least the first couple of instalments) around Hallowe'en.

Just when enthusiasm for the business and industry wane, I get a jerk of adrenaline from what is I believe – and I say this without apology – a very important book for not just Pendragon but the horror/supernatural genre.

I just hope I can do Gary and Thomas some justice.

Usherin' the Wraparound

Posted by Chris on August 2, 2012 at 21:09
Posted in: Book News

When I asked Steve Upham to do the text layout for Gary McMahon's forthcoming collection, what he has produced just confirms my decision that I really should leave such matters to the experts – it really has heightened an otherwise gorgeous piece of cover art from Paul Mudie:

… and there's still signed copies available to pre-order, but they are selling rather quickly.

Visions Fading Fast: a review!

Posted by Chris on July 31, 2012 at 11:25
Posted in: Book News, Reviews

Courtesy of This is Horror – of which I must add a caveat to dispel any hint of nepotism considering the links between myself and the organisation and the reviewer.

Nevertheless, an absolutely cracking review… and if you do wish to purchase hardcover edition then perhaps the McMahahon Selection (under Special Deals) would be better value for you, the discernible reader?

McMahon writes about VFF

Posted by Chris on July 16, 2012 at 21:06
Posted in: Book News, General, Reviews

Over at This is Horror, Gary McMahon writes about this his second anthology has editor.

Unfortunately, there are no more signed copies left… but you can still have a numbered hardcover – and paperback of course (but the hardcovers are much, well, nicer to behold.)

… and, a review of Mark West's The Mill (which originally appeared in We Fade to Grey). If like the reviewer you would prefer to read the story within a collection, then of course copies of the numbered/signed hardcover still available. :)

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