The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry

Yes, we here at Spectral have decided that it’s been far too long since we held a competition, and so here’s one that we think you’ll like. Anyone who buys a copy of the paperback of Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of Tyranny from us will have their name put into a prize draw hat, and will win a signed proof-sheet of the cover to the book. To make it even easier, we’ve provided Paypal buttons below (if you want to purchase via a different method then please contact us at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com for details – and you will still be eligible to enter). The closing date is 16th May 2012. (Those who have already bought paperback copies from us will also be entered into the draw).

As a further enticement, this is what Ramsey Campbell, the UK’s greatest living genre writer, had to say about the novella:

“Just finished ‘The Respectable Face of Tyranny‘, a very striking use of the supernatural as a political metaphor, wittily and inventively sustained.”

So, what are you waiting for?

EDIT: Prices include postage and packing

UK – £5.99 (£4.99 + £1 p&p)

EU – 9€ (6€ + 3€ p&p)

USA  – $12 ($8 + $4 s&h)

RoW – $12 ($8 + $4 p&p)

Prize-winners, all…

Well, better late than never, I suppose…. =)

As some of you may know, last year Spectral set up a prize-draw to entice people to take out a subscription to the chapbooks – well, in January I drew a name out of the hat (well, a box actually…) and John Howard, who fortuitously lived not far away in Birmingham, was the person whose name was drawn. As it would prove more expensive to send it than give the prize in person, sensibly (for once) I chose the latter. And so, on February 19th, my wife and I headed north to deliver it unto the hands of John, and, as the above photo shows, John was highly pleased with his framed edition of the very first Spectral chapbook (signed by both Gary and I) and an annotated and signed manuscript. And I got a couple of rum and diet cokes to keep me very happy… EPIC WIN ALL ROUND, I SAY!


And the winner is…

We have a winner of the Spectral Press Prize-draw and we have a name:

JOHN HOWARD of Birmingham!

Congratulations to John, and I will be contacting him shortly about his prize… which is a framed and signed edition (by both Gary and I) of the first chapbook and annotated, signed ( by Gary only) manuscript of the story, plus a one year extension to his subscription.

Many thanks to everyone who subscribed before the 31st December and got entered into the draw – your support for Spectral Press is very much appreciated!!