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TV and Film / Re: New Red Sonja movie?
« Last post by Rolnikov on Today at 10:07:34 AM »
Would be especially resonant if Rose McGowan was given the role now.
Promote Your Projects / Re: Parallel Universe Publications
« Last post by David A. Riley on November 15, 2017, 11:44:09 AM »
Erik Hofstatter's The Crabian Heart is now available in hardback as well as kindle. It has also gained yet another stellar review.

On top of a glowing review in Starburst, comes hellnotes' Brian James Lewis: "I like this little collection a lot. Definitely a case of bigger not always being better. Hofstatter could have watered this down with more words, but that would have taken the impact out of the stories. I also like how he slips a lot of important messages into his work. For example “people are scared of what they don’t know…or understand,” says Enola, as she and Ales walk along the beach. Zsofia tells him that life is a gamble and his mother points out that the powers that be make the rules that govern us and we have to go where they tell us to. Ultimately, the decisions of what we do are ours, but I’d like to suggest that you try a copy of The Crabian Heart.   That forward is going to be the icing on the cake!"  Read the full review on hellnotes:

kindle: £2.74 $3.61

hardback: £16.00 $22.00

TV and Film / New Red Sonja movie?
« Last post by david_heath on November 14, 2017, 11:23:43 AM »
It looks as if there may (finally) be a new Red Sonja movie on the cards:

Mind you, we've been here before but, given the recent success of 'Wonder Woman', this time it may well happen.
Promote Your Projects / Re: Parallel Universe Publications
« Last post by David A. Riley on November 11, 2017, 05:52:10 PM »

Erik Hofstatter's The Crabian Heart will be published within the next week, but already it has received a great review online in Starburst magazine by Jon Towlson.

"...the emotional tug that The Crabian Heart exerts on the reader is palpable. The Crabian Heart is also a coming-of-age tale, one that resonates with the pangs of unrequited love. And as such, it concludes, like all great coming-of-age stories, with a very difficult and painful realisation for the love-struck main character. By the end of its 100 pages you will find yourself both haunted and moved by Hofstatter’s evocative writing."
Yes, that rule was dropped for the 2010 competition, which also doubled the prize money.
Thanks for the figures, Stephen. Originally, the competition was only open to writers with three or fewer professional publication credits; but it was then – possibly after an AGM discussion which would certainly have involved yours truly – opened up to everyone. At that point, there was probably a spike in entries. The “three or fewer” notion was very hard to police and would be even tougher nowadays with the changing landscape of what is considered to be a publication.
Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: David A. Riley
« Last post by David A. Riley on November 08, 2017, 12:04:27 AM »
Just learned that Gallery of Curiosities podcast has accepted a reprint story of mine, After Nightfall, for an audio transmission.

This will be the 7th time this story has been published:

1970 - in a slightly different form - Weird Window 1, published by Shadow Publishing, edited by David A. Sutton
1971 - The Year's Best Horror Fiction 1 - Sphere Books and Daw Books, edited by Richard Davis
1985 - Fantasy Tales #15, edited by Stephen Jones and David A. Sutton
1992 - Tayaschiysya Horror 2, (Таящийся ужас 2) published in Russia, translated by Vladimir Vladimirov (This was an unauthorised reprint which I didn't find out about till years later)
2011 - Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! published by Vintage Books, edited by Otto Penzler
2012 - Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead, published by Corvus/Atlantic Books, edited by Otto Penzler
2013 - The Lurkers in the Abyss & Other Tales of Terror, published by Shadoiw Publishing

I have also just had a story published by Mythic magazine (issue 4): A Grim God's Revenge.

Promote Your Projects / Re: Parallel Universe Publications
« Last post by David A. Riley on November 07, 2017, 08:21:27 AM »
The next book out from Parallel Universe Publications will be The Crabian Heart by Erik Hofstatter. This is the proposed cover.

More on this later.
Promote Your Projects / Re: Parallel Universe Publications
« Last post by David A. Riley on November 07, 2017, 08:15:51 AM »
Ebook versions of two previously published books from PUP are now available to order via amazon, etc.
These are:

Standing on the Threshold of Madness - a collection of weird poems by Benjamin Blake £2.76 $3.65

Nightscape - a collection of stories by Eric Ian Steele £2.76 $3.65

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