Ricochet: first review

"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

It’s always exciting when we receive a first review of a publication, and this one for Tim Dry’s Ricochet, the second Theatrum Mundi title, is no exception. It’s by Paul Simpson at Sci-Fi Bulletin, and you can access it HERE.

And above you can see the full cover in all its magnificent glory, courtesy of John Oakey. The book will be available at the end of this month – so why not grab a copy now!

PRICES INCLUDE POST AND PACKING

UK £10

EU £15

US & RoW $30

Spectral Book of Horror Stories: Full Cover

SPECTRALBOOKOFHORRORlo-res all cover

Just a very quick blog this morning, in order to show you the full cover to the very first volume in what is hoped to become an annual series. The cover artwork is by Vincent Chong, and the layout created by John Oakey. We are enormously excited about this one – pre-order your copy TODAY!

This is going to be THE anthology of the year, so we really do encourage you to pre-order your copy today of this first in an annual series – ordering buttons below (if you want to pay by any other means, please contact us at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com and we’ll happily send you details). All prices INCLUDE postage and packing:

£12.50 UK

FOR THOSE ATTENDING FANTASYCON 2014 YOU CAN ORDER AT THE SPECIAL PRICE BELOW AND PICK IT UP AT THE CONVENTION VENUE.

FCon 2014 Special £10

£15 EU

$30 US & RoW

Also, over at TeleRead, there’s a short interview with Simon Marshall-Jones, Mr. Spectral himself, which can be found HERE.

Theatrum Mundi: the first hint…

We here at Château Spectrale are already laying the foundations for the new Theatrum Mundi imprint (in amongst editing and preparing new Spectral Press titles), so we thought you would like to see a hint of something coming your way next year – below is the cover artwork for Tim Dry’s unclassifiable novella Ricochet, created by John Oakey. We would like to think that the new imprint will complement Spectral’s output perfectly while bringing in a whole new readership.

'Ricochet' © Tim Dry/Spectral Press/Theatrum Mundi 2014. Artwork © John Oakey 2014.

‘Ricochet’ © Tim Dry/Spectral Press/Theatrum Mundi 2014. Artwork © John Oakey 2014.

Hope you like!

The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark Deluxe edition: the cover

We know that this has been a long time coming, and that there has been delay after delay, for which we apologise most profusely, BUT we are also very concerned with bringing you the best product we can. That is very much so in this case, so may we present to you the cover to the Deluxe very limited edition of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, designed for us by John Oakey:

CGS_Qtr cover

As you can see, the book features quarter-cloth binding in black and red, with gold foil blocking to front and spine (featuring one of Nick Gucker’s wonderful vignettes and Lawrence’s signature). There will also be a slipcase to go with this, making it a very special item indeed. There are only SEVENTEEN copies of the Deluxe edition left to order – if you want one then please hurry as they will soon be gone. Details of contents and other editions available, plus purchasing links, can be found below

PURCHASING LINKS:

CONTENTS:

DELUXE EDITION (50 only- 17 left(available April):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus, The Signalman.

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Count Magnus teleplay by BASIL COPPER

Lost Hearts short stage play by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Q&A with LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Filmography, awards, of LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Illustrated with unseen behind the scenes photographs, chapter heading vignettes by Nick Gucker,  as well as examples of storyboards by Lawrence Gordon Clark.

SIGNED, SLIPCASED DELUXE EDITION:

£85 UK

£87 EU

$145 US

UNSIGNED HARDBACK (100 only) (available February):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Q&A with LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Illustrated with photographs as well as chapter heading vignettes (by Nick Gucker)

UNSIGNED HARDBACK EDITION

£45 UK

£47 EU

$80 US

PAPERBACK (Unlimited) (available now):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Filmography, awards, of LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Basic edition – text only plus chapter heading vignettes by Nick Gucker.

PAPERBACK EDITION (unlimited – available now):

£17.50 UK

£19.50 EU

$30 US

News: Theatrum Mundi logo and deliveries

Logos © Theatrum Mundi Books/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork © John Oakey 2014

Logos © Theatrum Mundi Books/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork © John Oakey 2014

First off, here are the front/back/title page and spine logos for the new Theatrum Mundi imprint from Spectral Press, designed by John Oakey, who will be responsible for all design matters for the entire line. We think it nicely represents the ethos behind the imprint, both in terms of the presentation and the range of stories we hope to publish under its name – hope you like it too!

DELIVERIES

Please note that we will be dispatching orders on only ONE or TWO DAYS a week henceforward, as the Post Office is a bit more of a trek from here. We will also be clearing the backlog from Saturday onward.

Unsigned edition of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark

Customers will glad to know that the reprinted dustjackets will finally be arriving here today and deliveries will begin on Saturday. The Deluxe edition is still delayed, much to our frustration, but we hope to have better news very soon!

Thank you all for your patience!