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Tag Archive: Visions Fading Fast

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.

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. :)

Visions Fading Fast: a blog from the editor

Posted by Chris on June 12, 2012 at 10:05
Posted in: Book News, General

At Gary McMahon's own site: enjoy, then come back and order a copy! :)

Visions Fading Fast… approaching…

Posted by Chris on January 19, 2012 at 20:00
Posted in: Book News

Thanks has always to Mssrs McMahon, Ballingrud, Meloy, Lane, Oliver and Ms Warron along with the all-important folks who pre-ordered copies of this landmark anthology, paperback copies are in production (with a proof copy due soon to Mr McMahon to check on the typesetting done my end). The limited edition hardback will take a little bit longer and with this in mind all pre-existing and (dare I say it?) any further hardback orders will receive a free copy of the paperback.

To whet one's appetite, here is the wraparound jacket for the book:

From Kingston to Updates

Posted by Chris on July 29, 2011 at 19:53
Posted in: Book News, General, Reviews

With a ludicrously kick turnaround – I only accepted the proof copy on Wednesday – I have now taken delivery of Gary Greenwood's Kingston to Cable. Pre-ordered copies will be posted henceforth and forthwith – though of course there are plenty more copies available for sale! :)

In other news, I am looking at my schedule for FantasyCon and decided to push-back the publication of Visions Fading Fast to December to coincide with the annual Open Night in London – in the meantime, I will be readying three more chapbooks for publication in Brighton: The Joy of Technology by Roy Gray, Isabel Jane by Catherine Dale and Allegro by Clifford Royal Johns.

Lastly, David has pointed me in the direction of a rather welcome review of popCult! by Paul Magrs:

I’ll just urge you to seek it out from Pendragon press. It’s like anthony Burgess teaming up with the Mighty Boosh to write a science fiction thriller.