The Quarantined City 2: Into the Rain

Cover: Detail from Europe after the Rain, 1940–42 by Max Ernst (German, 1891–1976) Oil on canvas, 21-9/16 x 58-3/16 in. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1942.281 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Cover: Detail from Europe after the Rain, 1940–42 by Max Ernst (German, 1891–1976)
Oil on canvas, 21-9/16 x 58-3/16 in.
The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1942.281
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

The above image will be the cover to the second episode of James Everington’s Spectral eBook serial, The Quarantined City, entitled Into the Rain. Follow the protagonist Fellows as he gets deeper into the writings of the mysterious Boursier and the effects they have on him and his surroundings. The plot thickens, as someone famous once averred.

Once again, Neil Williams has provided layout duties for the cover, which is a detail from Max Ernst’s stunning painting Europe After the Rain, 1941 -1942. The episode will be available from Amazon at the end of this month. Look out for it!

Tim Dry’s Ricochet and other news

"Ricochet" by Tim Dry ©2015 Tim Dry/Theatrum Mundi. Artwork ©2015 John Oakey

“Ricochet” by Tim Dry ©2015 Tim Dry/Theatrum Mundi. Artwork ©2015 John Oakey

Ricochet, Tim Dry’s debut novella, will be published towards the the end of February through Theatrum Mundi – it’s on preorder now (see Paypal buttons below). In the meantime, read what Barbie Wilde, Actress (Hellraiser II: Hellbound, Death Wish 3) and Author (The Venus Complex, “Zulu Zombies”, “Sister Cilice”) says about Tim’s book:

“Surrealistic, bizarre, ironic, funny, haunting, poetic. These are the words that popped into my mind while I was reading Ricochet, actor and artist Tim Dry’s debut novella. The way that Dry synthesises his thoughts from mind to page makes him a wildly inventive word artist. Read this book — not for its narrative arc, as this novella is a series of vignettes and short stories — but for the sheer exhilaration of a literary roller coaster ride through Dry’s vivid and audacious imagination. My personal favorites were: the mysterious fate of Trojan Darkly; Baudelaire and the Angel of Death; the blackly disturbing incident at the cliff; Michael Caine and the giant slugs; the clairvoyant’s extraordinary end; the nightmares of the Circle Line; and Ellen’s alien Nazi night visitors. Entertaining to the max and highly recommended.”

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LEARNING TO READ WITH THE NECRONOMICON by Lavie Tidhar

Spectral is pleased to announce that in December 2016 we will be publishing, through the Theatrum Mundi imprint, Lavie Tidhar’s Learning to Read with the Necronomicon, his take on Alice in Wonderland – that is, if HP Lovecraft had been asked to write it. Thoroughly bizarre in truly Carrollian fashion, it will be illustrated by Sarah Anne Langton and will be released in small hardback format, in the style of a Victorian children’s book with coloured boards. This is going to be quite a special little item. More details to follow.

Ricochet by Tim Dry: press and pre-orders

THEATRUM MUNDI PRESENTS:

RICOCHET

by Tim Dry

 

"Ricochet" by Tim Dry ©2015 Tim Dry/Theatrum Mundi. Artwork ©2015 John Oakey

“Ricochet” by Tim Dry ©2015 Tim Dry/Theatrum Mundi. Artwork ©2015 John Oakey

Tim Dry’s Ricochet is a novella-length blasphemical wedding of fevered edginess, violence, drug-fuelled nightmares, psychedelia, and madness, set in London and Paris, and written in the mould of a collision between Hunter S. Thompson and William Burroughs. Partly a stream of consciousness narrative and partly a morality tale for the end times, it’s a signpost to the apocalypse of the nuclear imagination, the logical implosive endpoint of the Beatnik generation’s experiment. Here lies the carcass of reality in all its rotting, putrid, and fully decomposed glory: it’s what remains of the dreams of the Love Generation, laid bare for all to see.

Ricochet is the first volume in a projected series of novellas based in the same chaotic universe. This one will surprise, enlighten, infuriate, anger and repulse in equal measure.

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Tim Dry is a writer, mime, musician and photographic artist, best known for being featured as J’Quille and a Mon Calamari Officer in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi , playing The Alien in the cult Sci Fi/horror movie Xtro and for being half of the Tik and Tok duo that popularized robotic  mime in the UK in the 1980s.

Tim Dry - photograph © Nicole Klein

Tim Dry – photograph © Nicole Klein

Tim is the author of two published books of memoirs: Falling Upwards—Scenes From A Life and Continuum—The Star Wars Phenomenon As Experienced From The Inside.  He also has short stories in three horror anthologies edited by Dean M Drinkel and published by Western Legends Press: namely The Bestiarum Vocabulum, Phobophobias and The Grimorium Verum. Tim has also contributed articles for Forbes magazine and the Film Review Annual.

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Cover image by John Oakey

Publication date: February 2015

Available in unlimited paperback and eBook.

Paperback £10UK/£15EU/$30US & RoW

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