Highlights – w/e 28:02:2015

'Into the Fire' by Les Edwards ©2014

‘Into the Fire’ by Les Edwards ©2014

First up in a new weekend feature detailing the highlights of the preceding seven days is the list of authors included in the forthcoming Darkest Terrors: a Best of Dark Terrors compilation volume and that the hardback edition is now on preorder. Two formats are available: limited hardback with cloth and foiled stamped covers wrapped in a dustjacket featuring that absolutely gorgeous painting by Les Edwards shown above; and a paperback edition. It will be published at Halloween 2015, but you can secure a copy of the limited hardback now if you so wish so you don’t miss out – edition size will be 100 signed and numbered copies only. Get them while you can – they’re already going…

Michael Marshall Smith
Karl Edward Wagner
Brian Lumley
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Harlan Ellison
Ray Bradbury
Poppy Z. Brite
Neil Gaiman
Stephen Baxter
Dennis Etchison
Lisa Tuttle
Christopher Fowler
Richard Christian Matheson
Gwyneth Jones
Ramsey Campbell
Glen Hirschberg
Donald Tumasonis

 

 

Darkest Terrors: pre-orders

'Into the Fire' by Les Edwards ©2014

‘Into the Fire’ by Les Edwards ©2014

We are so looking forward to seeing this volume in print – it has such an incredible ToC, the kind every publisher dreams of. Apart from the authors listed below, the book will also feature a new introduction by Stephen Jones and an Afterword from David A. Sutton, the editors of the volume, and will be rounded off with an index of stories and authors featured in all the original Gollancz Dark Terrors series. It will be available in two formats: limited hardback with cloth and foiled stamped covers wrapped in a dustjacket featuring that absolutely gorgeous painting by Led Edwards shown above; and a paperback edition. It will be published at Halloween 2015, but you can secure a copy of the limited hardback now if you so wish so you don’t miss out – edition size will be 100 signed and numbered copies only.

Michael Marshall Smith
Karl Edward Wagner
Brian Lumley
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Harlan Ellison
Ray Bradbury
Poppy Z. Brite
Neil Gaiman
Stephen Baxter
Dennis Etchison
Lisa Tuttle
Christopher Fowler
Richard Christian Matheson
Gwyneth Jones
Ramsey Campbell
Glen Hirschberg
Donald Tumasonis

All prices include postage and packing.

£35UK

£37EU

$60US & RoW

Look forward to hearing from you!

Announcement: Darkest Terrors author list

'Into the Fire' by Les Edwards ©2014

‘Into the Fire’ by Les Edwards ©2014

As many will know, it’s a rarity that we publish two blogs in a day, but it appears that we here at Spectral aren’t the most patient of people, which isn’t surprising given the calibre of the stellar talent on offer here. Head of Spectral Press, Simon Marshall-Jones, has been overwhelmed, almost to the point of catatonia, by the utter awesomeness represented by this line-up. The Stephen Jones and David A. Sutton edited Darkest Terrors: a Best of Dark Terrors (cover above) will feature stories from the following (story titles to follow in due course):

Michael Marshall Smith
Karl Edward Wagner
Brian Lumley
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Harlan Ellison
Ray Bradbury
Poppy Z. Brite
Neil Gaiman
Stephen Baxter
Dennis Etchison
Lisa Tuttle
Christopher Fowler
Richard Christian Matheson
Gwyneth Jones
Ramsey Campbell
Glen Hirschberg
Donald Tumasonis

On a personal note, if you’d told us we would be publishing these fine people when we started Spectral we’d have accused the speaker as being a fantasist. This, for us, is just the very wonderful icing on an already impressive cake. 

We will be offering this for preorder soon – this is bound to be a popular volume, so make sure you secure your copy asap! Retail for the limited HB is likely to be around £25 – £30 and for the PB around £10 – £12.

Announcement: Darkest Terrors book

'Into the Fire' by Les Edwards ©2014

‘Into the Fire’ by Les Edwards ©2014

It is with immense pleasure that we can announce that Darkest Terrors: A Best of Dark Terrors volume, edited by the esteemed Stephen Jones (The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror) and David A.Sutton, will be published by Spectral Press next year at Halloween. It will feature some of the best stories published in the Dark Terrors series of anthologies published in the late nineties/early noughties -the Table of Contents won’t be finalised for some time to come, but work has already started on putting together a stunning line-up. In the meantime, we secured an absolutely amazing piece of wraparound artwork by Les Edwards (reproduced above) for the cover. It’s called ‘Into the Fire’ and is one of his latest pieces.

Further announcements will be made as soon as the line-up has been established – so please keep checking back over the next few months to stay abreast of developments.