The Spectral Book of Horror Stories launch at FCon

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris - ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by Mark Morris – ©2014 respective individual authors/Spectral Press. Artwork ©2014 Vincent Chong

A very brief FCon report today (still recovering!) but we just had to tell everyone about the launch of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories at this year’s event. To say it was spectacular would be very short of the mark – the room was absolutely packed, with the queue snaking around the room. THIRTEEN of the authors were signing around a couple of small tables but every one enjoyed themselves (Conrad Williams averring that it was the best signing he’d been involved in in the last twenty years). Many books were sold and some were even sold afterwards too. We think we can safely declare the event a resounding success.

Get in on the act – ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY! (Paypal buttons below)

£12.50 UK

£15 EU

$30 US & RoW

A fuller FCon report will appear soon, plus more of the Joel Lane Archive!

Still Life: reporting from the front line

"Still Life" © Tim Lebbon/Spectral Press 2013. Artwork © Jim Burns 2013

“Still Life” © Tim Lebbon/Spectral Press 2013. Artwork © Jim Burns 2013

And so, as we stand on the precipitous edge of 2013, ready to jump into 2014, we would like to tell you about a new review of Tim Lebbon’s latest novella, Still Life. It’s been posted on the British Fantasy Society website, has been written by Sandra Scholes, and her despatch can be found here.

The book is still available – to order, please use the Paypal buttons below (prices include P+P). You can also order Paul Kane’s collection Ghosts at the same time – and, to save you money, there’s a special combined offer with the two books together at a special price.

STILL LIFE by Tim Lebbon.

PLEASE NOTE! Due to contractual reasons, the paperback edition of Still Life is limited to 100 only!!

UK £12.50

EU £15

US & RoW $25

"Ghosts" © Paul Kane/Spectral Press 2013. Artwork © Edward Miller 2007 - 2013.

“Ghosts” © Paul Kane/Spectral Press 2013. Artwork © Edward Miller 2007 – 2013.

GHOSTS by Paul Kane

UK £12.50

EU £15

US & RoW $25

STILL LIFE & GHOSTS: combined offer

UK £22.50

EU £25

US & RoW

Tomorrow, we’ll be taking a look back at Spectral Press’ year in 2013!!

The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark; paperback cover reveal

"The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark", Cover image ©  1971 - 2013 Graeme Morris. Design by John Oakey.

“The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark”, Cover image © 1971 – 2013 Graeme Morris. Design by John Oakey.

So, here it is, my good people – the cover to the paperback edition of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark – featuring actor Robert Hardy in The Stall of Barchester, the first of the Ghost Stories for Christmas dramas, broadcast in 1971. The  book itself will be available later this month.

Purchase your copy today – choose from one of three editions:

CONTENTS:

DELUXE EDITION:

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

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

UNSIGNED HARDBACK

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 and chapter heading vignettes (by Nick Gucker)

PAPERBACK:

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.

SIGNED, SLIPCASED DELUXE EDITION:

£85 UK

£87 EU

$145 US

UNSIGNED HARDBACK EDITION

£45 UK

£47 EU

$80 US

PAPERBACK EDITION

£17.50 UK

£19.50 EU

$30 US

Looking forward to hearing from you!

13 Ghosts: hardbacks and paperbacks

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas cover image

Okay, for those who would like to grab copies of The 13 Ghosts of Christmas, in either the hardback or paperback editions, we’ve conveniently put the Paypal buttons here in one blog. All prices include post and packing.

PLEASE NOTE: There are very numbers of each edition available – act now!!

HARDBACK EDITION

£27.00 UK

40€ EU

$50.00 US & RoW

PAPERBACK EDITION

£12.50 UK

£15 EU

$22 US and RoW

Look forward to hearing from you!!

The Respectable Face of Tyranny: the first review

The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry

It is with great pleasure that we here at Spectral Towers (the palatial high-rise extension of Marshall-Jones Mansions) present the very first review of Gary Fry’s Spectral Visions novella, The Respectable Face of Tyranny. This one is courtesy of Walt Hicks at Hellbound Times – so what did the man think of the debut publication in Spectral Press’ new line of longer works? To find out, all you have to do is click here.

The hardback edition of this little tome is sadly sold out, but you can still order copies of the paperback version direct from Spectral – details, along with convenient Paypal buttons, can be found here.

More reviews soon!

This, that and the other

Spectral LogoFirst up is the news that it looks increasingly likely that there will be a new novella from Spectral in September, being the second in the Spectral Visions line of longer works. Details are still being worked out (and the author in question is currently in the midst of writing it) but keep checking here on the blog for information as and when it becomes available – what we can say, however, that it looks set to be something of a corker!! We are also looking to launch the title at this year’s FantasyCon in Brighton.

The onward march of Spectral Press continues apace – as noted in yesterday’s blog the first Spectral Visions novella, Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of Tyranny, has officially sold out in hardback from us here at Spectral Towers. There are some copies available from This Is Horror and very soon a selection of other shops in the UK and US will be stocking limited numbers of it – firmer details will be published soon (although you could have a look at yesterday’s blog to see which shops in particular are stocking it).

In the meantime the paperback version is now also available – the only difference between this and the hardback is that the bonus novella featured in the latter (World Wide Web) has been omitted. It’s available now and you can order a copy using the convenient buttons below (if you want to pay by any other means [except credit/debit cards] please email Spectral at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com):

Prices include postage and packing.

UK – £5.99 (£4.99 + £1 p&p)

EU – 9 Euros (6 Euros + 3 Euros p&p)

USA  – $12 ($8 + $4 s&h)

RoW – $12 ($8 + $4 p&p)

The book is also available from Amazon, both in the UK and the US – just follow the links!

(BTW – if you’re wondering why the publisher is listed as Gray Friar Press at Amazon US, the reason’s quite simple – Gary Fry runs that imprint and he ‘lent’ me an ISBN for it until I can buy some of my own! Rest assured that it is still a Spectral Press publication…)

SUBSCRIPTIONS

This is as good a time as any to remind people that subscriptions are available for the chapbook series – the only surefire way of ensuring that you receive every single issue of this critically-acclaimed line of books. Even better is that subscribers now have the option to subscribe for 1, 3 or 5 years. Places are extremely limited however, so if you are intending to purchase one then it is suggested that you do so quickly, please. Convenient Paypal buttons can be found down the right-hand side of this blog.

Right, that’s it for today – except to say ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!!