Mother of Crows, by Bill Mayer, via Behance.
Psychological Reflections on Post-Modernist Gothic Literature, by Danielle Carr, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2014. Info: lap-publishing.com.
"Within the canon of historical and modern Gothic literature, from Goethe’s Faust, to Federici, Edgar Allan Poe, and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the themes and imagery in three original psychological thrillers, The Conservatory, Psychosis, and the colonial novella The Lady of Tangiers, are analysed according to psychoanalytical theory of C.G. Jung, revealing creative writing as a reflection of the psychic process of the individual."
The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the SilverScreen, edited by Ellen Datlow, Tachyon Publications, 2014. Cover art by Josh Beatman, info: tachyonpublications.com.
"he credits have rolled, but the lights are still off. Something is lurking on the other side of the screen. There are dark secrets, starving monsters, and haunted survivors who refuse to be left on the cutting room floor. But that’s okay, right? After all, everybody loves the movies…. Here are twenty-three terrifying tales, dark reflections of the silver screen from both sides of the camera. James Dean gets a second chance at life—and death. The Wicked Witch is out of Oz and she’s made some unlucky friends. When God decides reality needs an editor, what—and who—gets cut? These award-winning, bestselling authors will take you to the darkest depths of the theater and beyond."
Introduction by Genevieve Valentine
Preface by Ellen Datlow
“The Cutter” by Edward Bryant
“The Hanged Man of Oz” by Steve Nagy
“Deadspace” by Dennis Etchison
“Cuts” by F. Paul Wilson
“Final Girl Theory” by A. C. Wise
“Lapland, or Film Noir” by Peter Straub
“The Thousand Cuts” by Ian Watson
“Occam’s Ducks” by Howard Waldrop
“Dead Image” by David Morrell
“The Constantinople Archives” by Robert Shearman
“each thing I show you is a piece of my death” by Gemma Files & Stephen J. Barringer
“Cinder Images” by Gary McMahon
“The Pied Piper of Hammersmith” by Nicholas Royle
“Filming the Making of the Film of the Making of Fitzcarraldo” by Garry Kilworth
“Onlookers” by Gary A. Braunbeck
“Recreation” by Lucy A. Snyder
“Bright Lights, Big Zombie” by Douglas E. Winter
“She Drives the Men to Crimes of Passion!” by Genevieve Valentine
“Even the Pawn” by Joel Lane
“Tenderizer” by Stephen Graham Jones
“Ardor” by Laird Barron
“Final Girl II: the Frame” by Daphne Gottlieb
“Illimitable Dominion” by Kim Newman
Sanitarium, Issue #25, edited by Barry Skelhorn, Eye Trauma Press, September 2014. Cover art by Kevin Spencer, info: sanitariummagazine.com.
"Sanitarium — Bringing you the best in horror, one case at a time. Published monthly, Sanitarium showcases stories from both up and coming writers and seasoned pros. Within its pages Sanitarium is filled with stories from the supernatural to the psychological and everything in between. Zombies, witches, vampires, lycanthrope, Lovecraftian and classic ghost stories, it’s all here waiting for you. Each issue also brings a mixture of ‘Group Therapy Sessions’ where we cover all things horror, interview leading publishers and published authors and we see "Where the Horror Happens" with fellow writers. We welcome you to the Sanitarium, committed to bringing you the best in horror!"
Chasm by Geoffrey Marsh
Sick by Lucretia Vastea
Cleaning Up Old Memories by Hal Kempka
Repo by Leslie Bohem
The Tunnel by William R. Soldan
The Inner Eye by Dempsey Wilson
The Flea Circus by Joe Prosit
The Darkness by Ian Sputnik
Daniel’s Scream by Patrick Winters
The Things Beneath the Stairs by Luke Tarzian
The Sentinel by Comateta M. Clifton
The Worlds First Female Vampire by Reg Rhodes
See who’s riding high in the US and UK Kindle charts.
We spend time in the Hope Spot with R. Donald James Gauvreau
We spend a moment with Richard Thomas
And we see “Where the Horror Happens” with Sydney Leigh
Fists of Iron, Round 3, The Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. The Rober E. Howard Foundation Press, 2014. Cover art by Tom Gianni, info and pre-order: rehfoundation.org.
"The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 3, the third volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the second half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 325 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Chris Gruber. The book is expected to ship in November 2014."
Intro: “Big Talk Don’t Bust No Chins” by Chris Gruber
Vikings of the Gloves
Night of Battle
Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey
Alleys of Darkness
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla
A New Game for Costigan
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus
The Slugger’s Game
Sluggers of the Beach
The Honor of the Ship (originally untitled)
Untitled story (A sailorman ain’t got no business…) (aka “Flying Knuckles”)
Sailor Costigan and the Swami (originally untitled)
Alleys of Treachery
Night of Battle (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (incomplete)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey (3rd person version)
Alleys of Darkness (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla (synopsis)
A New Game for Costigan (synopsis)
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus (synopsis)
The Slugger’s Game (synopsis)
General Ironfist (synopsis)
Sluggers of the Beach (synopsis)
Iron-Clad Fists (synopsis)
Alleys of Treachery (synopsis)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 3), by Patrice Louinet
Split imagination on 1/11/20**, by Lubos de Gerardo Surzin, via CGSociety.
The Green Book: Writings on Irish Gothic, Supernatural and Fantastic Literature, Issue 4, Samhain 2014. Edited by Brian J. Showers, The Swan River Press, October 2014. Cover image by Dolorosa, info: swanriverpress.ie.
"This issue, which is truly a return to Bartram-Haugh, starts with a selection of contemporary reviews of Uncle Silas — an attempt to gauge public reaction as they read the novel for the first time. By the mid-nineteenth century, Uncle Silas was already considered a classic. So we also have introductions to two popular editions by confirmed admirers of Le Fanu’s work: M.R. James’s for Oxford University Press’s World’s Classics series (1926) and Lady Longford’s for Penguin’s Mystery & Crime series (1940). Rounding out these commentaries — spanning three centuries! — are fresh impressions from Irish novelist Jarlath Gregory, who, like readers in the summer of 1864, has only recently read Uncle Silas for the first time."
“Editor’s Note” by Brian J. Showers
“Sufficiently High Praise: Contemporary Reviews of Uncle Silas” Compiled by the Editor
“Who’s Afraid of ‘The Demon Lover’?: Ireland and the Supernatural in Elizabeth Bowen’s Short Fiction” by Megan Kuster
“The Scarlet and the Black: A Curiosity in ‘Carmilla’” by Roger Dobson
“Introduction to Uncle Silas (1926)” by M.R. James
“Introduction to Uncle Silas (1940)” by Christine Longford
“Towards an Irish Gothic: Part Four” by Albert Power
“The Lady who Munched: How Carmilla Stormed the Stage” by David J. Skal
“On Uncle Silas” by Jarlath Gregory
Pádraic E. Moore’s A Modern Panarion (by Rosa Abbott)
Syracuse University Press’s Carmilla: A Critical Edition (by Elizabeth McCarthy)
Lawrie Brewster’s Lord of Tears (by Bernice M. Murphy)
Daniel I. Roddy’s A Wanderer Out of Time (by Helen Conrad O’Briain)
Paul Murray’s A Fantastic Journey (by Anne-Sylvie Salzman)
Swan River Press’s Dreams of Shadow and Smoke (by Hunter Seitz)
“Notes on Contributors”
In the Court of the Yellow King, edited by Glynn Owen Barrass, Celaeno Press, 2014. Cover art by Daniele Serra, info: celaenopress.com.
"There was once a play with the power to drive you mad… or to transport you into the bizarre world of Carcosa, and the King in Yellow. Banned, burned, yet never totally destroyed, the play lives on, eating away the fabric of society and rotting the veneer of civilization… Come and enjoy new visions of the King, expanding and deepening the fragments glimpsed in the award-winning True Detective television series, penned for your delight by a host of master scribes eager to guide you to a new world of delirium, despair, and madness."
Contents (in alphabetical order):
“Future Imperfect” by Glynn Owen Barrass
“Penumbra” by Tim Curran
“Nigredo” by Cody Goodfellow
“MonoChrome” by T.E. Grau
“Lights Fade” by Laurel Halbany
“Yield” by CJ Henderson
“The Yellow Film” by Gary McMahon
“Bedlam in Yellow” by William Meikle
“The Viking in Yellow” by Christine Morgan
“Who Killed the King of Rock and Roll?” by Edward Morris
“The Mask of the Yellow Death” by Robert M Price
“These Harpies of Carcosa” by Wilum H. Pugmire
“Masque of the Queen” by Mark Rainey
“The Sepia Prints” by Peter Rawlik
“A Jaundiced Light at the End” by Brian Sammons
“The Girl with the Star-Stained Soul” by Lucy A. Snyder
“Grand Theft Hovercar” by Jeffrey Thomas
The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume One), edited by S.T. Joshi, Titan Books, 2014. Cover art by John Jude Palencar, info: titanbooks.com.
"Sixteen stories inspired by the 20th century’s great master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and his acknowledged masterpiece, At the Mountains of Madness, in which an expedition to the desolation of Antarctica discovers evidence of an ancient ruin built by horrific creatures at first thought long-dead, until death strikes the group. All but two of the stories are original to this edition, and those reprints are long-lost works by science fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg."
Foreword by Jonathan Maberry
Introduction by S. T. Joshi
At the Mountains of Murkiness by Arthur C. Clarke
The Fillmore Shoggoth by Harry Turtledove
Devil’s Bathtub by Lois H. Gresh
The Witness in Darkness by John Shirley
How the Gods Bargain by William Browning Spencer
A Mountain Walked by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Diana of the Hundred Breasts by Robert Silverberg
Under the Shelf by Michael Shea
Cantata by Melanie Tem
Cthulhu Rising by Heather Graham
The Warm by Darrell Schweitzer
Last Rites by K. M. Tonso
Little Lady by J. C. Koch
White Fire by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
A Quirk of the Mistral by Jonathan Thomas
The Dog Handler’s Tale by Donald Tyson
Notes on Contributors