A new collection of short stories by Rhys Hughes, The Brothel Creeper. 'From the whorehouses of Cardiff to the jungles of Brazil, from the catacombs of Paris to the pearly gates of Heaven, along the coasts of Equatorial Africa to the screaming chaos of Hell on Earth, wanders the spirit of decadence, the brothel creeper.' Available in two formats: jacketed hardcover flat-signed by the author and limited to 100 copies('18 / $34) and a mass market paperback '8.99 / $16.
Paul Finch's monster collection of novellas and novelettesOne Monster is Not Enough is now available in paperback. The hardcover sold out almost immediately, so don't miss out on this superb collection of eight long and powerful horror stories. Only '8.99 / $16.
The Press is proud to announce that Lisa Morton's haunting novel The Castle Of Los Angeles, published by GFP early last year, has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. To celebrate this they are offering a FREE COPY of the book in PDF format to anyone who requests it by emailing gary.fry [@] virgin.net.
Finally, GFP is offering free books: spend '20 / $36 or more in the store and you'll get a copy of the signed hardcover of Stephen Volk's novella Vardoger, or if you already own that book, Nicholas Royle's novella The Appetite.
If you are interested in the early days of SF fandom I suggest you check out this website. The British fanzine Novae Terra is being digitised and posted on the web ' so far they have reached issue eight (from 1936)
World Fantasy 2008 is to sponsor When Words Collide, 12-14August, 2011 at the Best Western Inn, Calgary, Alberta Canada. When Words Collide is a weekend gathering of readers, writers, editors, artists, and publishers of imaginative fiction -- Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Romance and other genres.
'The weekend will be filled with panel discussions designed for readers, writers, and artists covering a broad range of current topics. In addition to books and short fiction we will also discuss comics, graphic novels, screen plays, and speculative poetry. Anything that can be written is fair game along with book and magazine art.
When Words Collide brings you a whole weekend jam-packed with fun and interesting things to do, all for about the same price as dinner at a nice restaurant and a movie.' Guests include Simon R Green, Rachel Caine and Jack Whyte.
In the forthcoming spring issue of the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed there is an appreciation of the late lamented Michael Coney, written by Eric Brown. For further details visit the Fox website.
Slightly Foxed is an "eclectic mix, covering all the main categories of fiction and non-fiction, and our contributors are an eclectic bunch too. Some of them are names you'll have heard of, some not, but they all write thoughtfully, elegantly and entertainingly." Published quarterly.
The Huddersfield Literature Festival 2011 (16-20 March) celebrates the word in action: 'We have some fantastic events lined up for you, kicking off the launch with a celebration of 25 years of Peepal Tree Press. Join us for the free launch evening party ' but do book a ticket as this event will book up quickly. We've got some very exciting names this year: David Peace, Anne Fine, Simon Armitage, David Nobbs, AL Kennedy and controversial teenage fiction writer Melvin Burgess. As well as a programme packed full of premi'res and special commissions. There are opportunities to enjoy readings, music, comedy and workshops to help develop your writing technique and express your creativity.'
NewCon Press will shortly be announcing two very special new anthologies, due to be launched in the next few months. Both books will be available in paperback and signed limited edition hardback editions. Full details will be confirmed soon, so keep an eye on this website if you want to read original stories from the likes of: Neil Gaiman, Charles Stross, Stephen Baxter, Dan Abnett, Tony Ballantyne, Lauren Beukes, Eric Brown, Peter Crowther, James Lovegrove, Philip Palmer, Stephen Palmer, Andy Remic, Adam Roberts, Ian Watson, Liz Williams and many more...