Tuesday, 12 July 2011
New Black Book of Horror on horizon
The cover art and Table of Contents for THE EIGHTH BLACK BOOK OF HORROR (pictured) is now available for your perusal.
I'm pleased (and very honoured) to say that I have a story in there. However this blog has never just been about me (honest). The full list of contributors is as follows:
QUIETA NON MOVERE - Reggie Oliver
THE LAST COACH TRIP - David A. Riley
HOME BY THE SEA - Stephen Bacon
BOYS WILL BE BOYS - David Williamson
BEHIND THE SCREEN - Gary Fry
THE OTHER TENANT - Mark Samuels
TOK - Paul Finch
LITTLE PIG - Anna Taborska
CASUALTIES OF THE SYSTEM - Tina & Tony Rath
HOW THE OTHER HALF DIES - John Llewellyn Probert
MUSIC IN THE BONE - Marion Pitman
THE COAL-MAN - Thana Niveau
MEA CULPA - Kate Farrell
For those who aren't aware, the BLACK BOOKS OF HORROR are edited by Charles Black and published by MORTBURY PRESS.
In terms of style, they basically fill the yawning gap left in genre fiction when the Pan Horror and Fontana Horror anthology series expired. In other words they contain well-written material, but are less interested in being literary and more concerned with frightening or, at the very least disturbing their readership.
To date, the series has introduced the world to such modern horror classics as AMYGDALA by David Sutton, FAMILY TIES by Steve Lockley and Paul Lewis, TWO FOR DINNER by John Llewellyn Probert, and MINOS OR RHADAMANTHUS by Reggie Oliver.
Check one of these volumes out some time. You won't be disappointed.
PS: Before anyone asks, yes, the cover art depicts all the contributing authors' heads severed and left in the sort of neat little pile that Madame Tussaud would have cheerfully documented during la Grande Terreur.
Posted by Paul at 15:36