"The Eyes of Water" ©2012 Alison Littlewood/Spectral Press. Cover artwork ©2012 Neil Williams.
Once more it’s time to reveal the cover concept artwork for a forthcoming publication, namely Volume VI in the ever-popular chapbook series of short stories from some of the finest contemporary genre authors. This time it’s the turn of Alison Littlewood, author of A Cold Season, her debut novel, which topped several bestseller lists and was the Pick of the Month for March in Richard & Judy’s Book Club. The beautifully eerie artwork is by the very talented Neil Williams once again, and it absolutely nails the tone and atmosphere of the story to perfection – as you will see when you read the blurb:
“Beneath the world . . .
The Mexican cenotés. Flooded caves that fracture the Yucatan Peninsula – places of mystery, the unexplored, and of ancient sacrifice.
When Alex meets an old friend while travelling, he doesn’t realise how far the encounter will take him. For Rick is exploring deep beneath the surface of the world, discovering new cave systems, one leading to the next. And when Alex is compelled to follow he has no way of knowing just how deep he will be expected to go, or how dark are the places he will find there . . .”
“Littlewood is the real deal, a writer with a unique vision and the talent to make us see the world anew through her eyes.” Peter Tennant, Black Static
Sadly, the chapbook is already sold out – this is why it is important, if you’re keen on getting hold of any of these highly popular little chapbooks, to take out a subscription. Currently, there are two place left before Volume VII (What Gets Left Behind by Mark West) is also sold out and, once those have gone, subscriptions will start with Volume VIII (The Way of the Leaves by David Tallerman – recent winner of the Spectral Press/This Is Horror short story contest). Paypal buttons can be found down the right-hand side of this blog.