The Respectable Face of Tyranny: a teaser…

On Monday, if you remember, we announced that Spectral would be launching a new line of novellas under the umbrella title of Spectral Visions. We also announced that Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of  Tyranny would be the first entry in the series, to be published in April. To whet your appetite, here’s a little blurb about it…

“What the monsters used to achieve with claws, they now manage with pens… 

Three years ago, Josh lost a lot of money on the unforgiving stock market. Now he’s divorced and living with his teenage daughter in a seaside caravan. Sally wants a tattoo; Josh just needs work.

For solace, he explores Saltwick Bay, a secluded stretch of beach whose cliff-side rock runs back to the ruthless Jurassic periods. There’s also a rotting boat there, leftover from the violent Second World War.

But when eerie creatures appear at night, dancing in the silent bay, Josh’s mind starts turning along unfathomable tracks . . . which may lead right back to the birth of tyranny.

Gary Fry’s new novella channels the spirit of Algernon Blackwood and other great masters of the weird tale, summoning forces from this world and others in a relentless symphony of unease. The signed limited hardcover edition includes an extensively revised version of his Lovecraftian novella WORLD WIDE WEB, in which a young boy must make sense of his parents’ divorce in a world of buried secrets and inexorable cosmic interventions . . .” 

The novella will be available as a limited signed hardback with coloured endpapers and a silk ribbon marker (plus a bonus novella), a Print on Demand paperback and a e-book. Pre-orders for the hardback will be available from next month – pricing to be announced soon.

More news soon!!

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