The Obverse Quarterly

The Obverse Quarterly is a new small press venture. ‘Taking our cue from the New English Library paperbacks of the 1970s, Obverse Books is delighted to present a set of four paperback short story collections, available both by annual subscription and as single volumes, each covering an area of interest to the genre fiction fan. 

Book 1: Bite Sized Horror, edited by Johnny Mains: A chewable selection of horror and terror from some of the masters of the field. To published 30 June 2011. 

Book 2: Senor 105 and the Elements of Danger, edited by Cody Quijano-Schell. Senor 105, masked Mexican wrestler and fighter of evil and infamy, returns in his own collection, edited by 105 creator Cody Quijano-Schell and with an introduction by comic star David Yurkovich Published 30 September 2011. 

Book 3: The Diamond Lens and Others Stories: The Short Fiction of Fitz-James O’Brien. One of the very earliest science fiction authors, whose work has not been in print since 1929, Fitz-James O’Brien was an Irish writer of poetry, plays and short stories who fought in the American Civil War and was killed in battle in 1862. His imaginative and often surreal fantasies have rightly been described as one of the earliest forerunners of modern science fiction. Published 1 December 2011. 

Book 4: Zenith Lives! edited by Stuart Douglas. For much of the first half of the twentieth century, the detective Sexton Blake appeared to be a cross between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, as he foiled super-villains and evil geniuses time and again in the pages of boys comics. Foremost amongst those villains was Zenith the Albino, an opera cloaked gentleman with a taste for danger and excitement and little thought for personal safety. With new stories from Michael Moorcock, Paul Magrs, George Mann, Mark Hodder and Stuart Douglas. Published 30 March 2012.’ 

Details on pricing are available on the Obverse website.

The Obverse Quarterly is a new small press venture. ‘Taking our cue from the New English Library paperbacks of the 1970s, Obverse Books is delighted to present a set of four paperback short story collections, available both by annual subscription and as single volumes, each covering an area of interest to the genre fiction fan. 

Book 1: Bite Sized Horror, edited by Johnny Mains: A chewable selection of horror and terror from some of the masters of the field. To published 30 June 2011. 

Book 2: Senor 105 and the Elements of Danger, edited by Cody Quijano-Schell. Senor 105, masked Mexican wrestler and fighter of evil and infamy, returns in his own collection, edited by 105 creator Cody Quijano-Schell and with an introduction by comic star David Yurkovich Published 30 September 2011. 

Book 3: The Diamond Lens and Others Stories: The Short Fiction of Fitz-James O’Brien. One of the very earliest science fiction authors, whose work has not been in print since 1929, Fitz-James O’Brien was an Irish writer of poetry, plays and short stories who fought in the American Civil War and was killed in battle in 1862. His imaginative and often surreal fantasies have rightly been described as one of the earliest forerunners of modern science fiction. Published 1 December 2011. 

Book 4: Zenith Lives! edited by Stuart Douglas. For much of the first half of the twentieth century, the detective Sexton Blake appeared to be a cross between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, as he foiled super-villains and evil geniuses time and again in the pages of boys comics. Foremost amongst those villains was Zenith the Albino, an opera cloaked gentleman with a taste for danger and excitement and little thought for personal safety. With new stories from Michael Moorcock, Paul Magrs, George Mann, Mark Hodder and Stuart Douglas. Published 30 March 2012.’ 

Details on pricing are available on the Obverse website.