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« on: April 03, 2010, 12:06:00 AM »
I have uploaded the first three chapters of a novel called The Return on my blog ( http://davidandrewriley.blogspot.com/ ). I would be interested to read any comments anyone who is interested enough to read them would care to make.

If enough people are interested I'll upload further chapters later.

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Re: David A. Riley
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 05:11:59 PM »
Good to see you have a board here, David. I'll try to read your chapters over the next couple of days.
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Re: A full-blooded, foul-ratted exercise in undiluted horror
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 08:44:00 PM »
I was interested to see a review by D. F. Lewis of The Sixth Black Book of Horror, in which my story, Their Cramped Dark World is described as "in your face, brash, gratuitous", "truly horrific" and "For me, the story crawls into this book like one of the story's own monsters crawling into view".

See this link for the full, in depth review of the anthology: http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/6thbboh.htm

Their Cramped Dark World was, in fact, a sort of homage to the late Richard Laymon, hence some of the transatlantic aspects to the story and its lack of conscience. Whether I was successful or not in my original intention is up to others to decide.


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Re: David A. Riley
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 07:24:56 AM »
If anyone would like to see the remaining chapters of The Return, I'll send these to anyone interested as an email attachment on request.

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 10:02:51 PM »
Enjoyed your 'Back From The Dead' story (THE TRUE SPIRIT), David. :)

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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 07:30:03 PM »
Just received a letter from Otto Penzler, the editor of an anthology due out from Random House's imprint Vintage Books in the States to reprint an old story of mine (After Nightfall, Year's Best Horror Stories 1, 1971). It will be published in The Zombie Archives in 2011.

The book is expected to contain 60 stories and will be approximately 800 pages in a trade paperback edition.

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Re: David A. Riley
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 10:06:09 PM »
Money for old rope. Nice.  :D
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2010, 03:11:53 PM »
Received a circulated email from John and Kathy Pelan today with an update on developments at Midnight House/Darkside Press, which has been on a bit of hiatus recently. It now looks as if my short story collection, The Lurkers in the Abyss will definitely be out later this year in the States.

This is part of the message:

"Apologies! It’s been a rather ghastly year for us as I’ve had to sit out a no-compete agreement which has severely curtailed my abilities to earn a living in the mundane world, with a very significant negative impact on our book production. However, I’m back at work now and we expect to (finally) get the third Clifford D. Simak book to press in the next month or so. On the Midnight House side of things we have both Uel Key’s The Broken Fang and Richard Gamon’s The Strange Thirteen ready to go. Expect both by the end of summer.

More new books! This fall should see publication of David Riley’s Lurkers in the Abyss from Midnight House and the long awaited “Best of” William F. Temple from Darkside Press (along with the fourth Simak collection."

The full message can be looked at on my blog.

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Re: David A. Riley
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2010, 05:25:46 PM »
Good news for you!

Do you think they'd be willing to supply review copies of the Simak books? I've always been a fan of his.

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Re: David A. Riley
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2010, 05:27:36 PM »
"Do you think they'd be willing to supply review copies of the Simak books? I've always been a fan of his."

I'll email John about this for you.

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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 09:34:02 PM »
Just had an update from Cemetery Dance on their long awaited two-volume anthology The Century's Best Horror fiction, edited by John Pelan.

"Cemetery Dance Publications commissioned a spectacular two-volume anthology project under the editorship of noted author and historian of the horror genre, John Pelan.

John selected one story published during each year of the 20th Century (1901-2000) as the most notable story of that year — all 100 stories were then collected in this amazing two volume set to be published as The Century's Best Horror Fiction.

The ground rules were simple: Only one selection per author. Only one selection per year.

Two huge volumes, one hundred authors, one hundred classic stories, over 700,000 words of fiction -- history in the making!"

The latest update says: "As we mentioned last time, after looking at the size of The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance, and considering that The Century's Best Horror Fiction edited by John Pelan is TWO volumes about that size (706 page and 868 pages), we had a change of heart about not dustjacketing those two volumes. So instead of using Alan M. Clark's incredible paintings as frontispieces, our designer is turning them into dustjackets to protect each book. This will not delay our plans to send the books to the printer this summer. Here are the final designs for the front covers:



My story The Lurkers in the Abyss represents 1970. The full lineup is:


1901: Barry Pain -- The Undying Thing
1902: W.W. Jacobs -- The Monkey's Paw
1903: H.G.Wells -- The Valley of the Spiders
1904: Arthur Machen -- The White People
1905: R. Murray Gilchrist -- The Lover's Ordeal
1906: Edward Lucas White -- House of the Nightmare
1907: Algernon Blackwood -- The Willows
1908: Perceval Landon -- Thurnley Abbey
1909: Violet Hunt -- The Coach
1910: Wm Hope Hodgson -- The Whistling Room
1911: M.R. James -- Casting the Runes
1912: E.F. Benson -- Caterpillars
1913: Aleister Crowley -- The Testament of Magdelan Blair
1914: M. P. Shiel -- The Place of Pain
1915: Hanns Heinz Ewers -- The Spider
1916: Lord Dunsany -- Thirteen at Table
1917: Frederick Stuart Greene -- The Black Pool
1918: H. De Vere Stacpoole -- The Middle Bedroom
1919: Ulric Daubeny -- The Sumach
1920: Maurice Level -- In the Light of the Red Lamp
1921: Vincent O'Sullivan -- Master of Fallen Years
1922: Walter de la Mare -- Seaton's Aunt
1923: George Allen England -- The Thing from Outside
1924: C.M. Eddy -- The Loved Dead
1925: John Metcalfe -- The Smoking Leg
1926: H.P. Lovecraft -- The Outsider
1927: Donald Wandrei -- The Red Brain
1928: H.R. Wakefield -- The Red Lodge
1929: Eleanor Scott -- Celui-La
1930: Rosalie Muspratt -- Spirit of Stonhenge
1931: Henry S. Whitehead -- Cassius
1932: David H. Keller -- The Thing in the Cellar
1933: C.L. Moore -- Shambleau
1934: L.A. Lewis -- The Tower of Moab
1935: Clark Ashton Smith -- The Dark Eidolon
1936: Thorp McCluskey -- The Crawling Horror
1937: Howard Wandrei -- The Eerie Mr Murphy
1938: Robert E. Howard -- Pigeons from Hell
1939: Robert Barbour Johnson -- Far Below
1940: John Collier -- Evening Primrose
1941: C.M. Kornbluth -- The Words of Guru
1942: Jane Rice -- The Idol of the Flies
1943: Anthony Boucher -- They Bite
1944: Ray Bradbury -- The Jar
1945: August Derleth -- Carousel
1946: Manly Wade Wellman -- Shonokin Town
1947: Theodore Sturgeon -- Bianca's Hands
1948: Shirley Jackson -- The Lottery
1949: Nigel Kneale -- The Pond
1950: Richard Matheson -- Born of Man & Woman
1951: Russell Kirk -- Uncle Isiah
1952: Eric Frank Russell -- I Am Nothing
1953: Robert Sheckley -- The Altar
1954: Everill Worrell -- Call Not Their Names
1955: Robert Aickman -- Ringing the Changes
1956: Richard Wilson -- Lonely Road
1957: Clifford Simak -- Founding Father
1958: Robert Bloch -- That Hell-Bound Train
1959: Charles Beaumont -- The Howling Man
1960: Frederic Brown -- The House
1961: Ray Russell -- Sardonicus
1962: Carl Jacobi -- The Aquarium
1963: Robert Arthur -- The Mirror of Cagliostro
1964: Charles Birkin -- A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
1965: Jean Ray -- The Shadowy Street
1966: Arthur Porges -- The Mirror
1967: Norman Spinrad -- Carcinoma Angels
1968: Anna Hunger -- Come
1969: Stefan Aletti -- The Last Work of Pietro Apono
1970: David A Riley -- The Lurkers in the Abyss
1971: Dorothy K. Haynes -- The Derelict Track
1972: Gary Brandner -- The Price of a Demon
1973: Eddy C. Bertin -- Like Two White Spiders
1974: Karl Edward Wagner -- Sticks
1975: David Drake -- The Barrow Troll
1976: Dennis Etchison -- It Only Comes Out at Night
1977: Barry Malzberg -- The Man Who Loved the Midnight Lady
1978: Michael Bishop -- Within the Walls of Tyre
1979: Ramsey Campbell -- Mackintosh Willy
1980: Michael Shea -- The Autopsy
1981: Stephen King -- The Reach
1982: Fritz Leiber -- Horrible Imagings
1983: David Schow -- One for the Horrors
1984: Bob Leman -- The Unhappy Pilgrimage of Clifford M
1985: Michael Reaves -- The Night People
1986: Tim Powers -- Night Moves
1987: Ian Watson -- Evil Water
1988: Joe Lansdale -- The Night They Missed the Horror Show
1989: Joel Lane -- The Earth Wire
1990: Elizabeth Massie -- Stephen
1991: Thomas Ligotti -- The Glamour
1992: Poppy Z. Brite -- Calcutta Lord of Nerves
1993: Lucy Taylor -- The Family Underwater
1994: Jack Ketchum -- The Box
1995: Terry Lamsley -- The Toddler
1996: Caitlin R. Kiernan -- Tears Seven, Times Salt
1997: Stephen Laws -- The Crawl
1998: Brian Hodge -- As Above, So Below
1999: Glen Hirshberg -- Mr. Dark's Carnival
2000: Tim Lebbon -- Reconstructing Amy

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Re: David A. Riley
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2010, 09:59:01 PM »
Blimey David. You must be feeling so proud...just looking at the latter half...Joel Lane, Ian Watson, Poppy Brite, Caitlin Kiernan, and Tim Lebbon..you must be going to bed happy tonight :>).