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!

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Leytonstone: The First review

"Leytonstone" ©Stephen Volk/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork ©Ben Baldwin 2014

“Leytonstone” ©Stephen Volk/Spectral Press 2014. Artwork ©Ben Baldwin 2014

And so it begins – here’s the first review of Stephen Volk’s Leytonstone novella, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed and Spectral’s bestselling Whitstable. This one has been posted to SciFi Bulletin and has been written by Paul Simpson – you can read it HERE.

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£21 UK

£24 EU

$50 US & RoW

18:08:2014 – Two interviews, a review, and some news

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

It’s Monday yet again, and that means another mini-interview of writers appearing in the inaugural volume of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories – this time the subject is Brian Hodge, whose tale Cures for a Sickened World brings together music journalism and cosmic horror in terrifying way, appears in the book. The interview can be found on Angela Slatter’s blog HERE.

The second interview is of the book’s editor Mark Morris – this one’s been put together by Paul Simpson, and appears in Sci-Fi Bulletin. Readers can find that one HERE.

And finally, here’s a short but very nice review of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories from the Book Geek – it’s right HERE if you’d like to read it.

This is going to be a very special anthology, so we really do encourage you to pre-order your copy today of this first volume in a projected 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 are INCLUSIVE of postage and packing:

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For those who prefer eBooks, this edition of The Spectral Book of Horror Stories will appear from pre-order on Amazon this week.

11:08:2014 – Reggie Oliver speaks plus two reviews

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

On this bright Monday morning after yesterday’s gloom (caused, we are told, by the tail-end of Hurricane Bertha), we can present to you a whole raft of Spectral Book of Horror Stories-related goodness. First off, contributor Reggie Oliver, writer, actor, and raconteur, talks to Angela Slatter as part of her series of mini-interviews with those whose stories appear in the book. Click HERE to read what Reggie has to say about his tale The Book and the Ring.

Following this, we have two reviews of the tome: the first one is from Paul Simpson over at Sci-Fi Bulletin – that one can be found HERE. The second write-up is from another Paul, Paul St. John Mackintosh, and has been posted to the TeleRead website – to read that one, click HERE.

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

More news and reviews as we get them!

A trio of Whitstable reviews – 01:07:2013

Whitstable cover image

Today, we have not ONE, not TWO, but THREE reviews of Spectral’s most successful book to date, Stephen Volk’s Whitstable. So, without further messing about, let us tell you all about them.

First is a write-up from Gary Fry who, you will remember, wrote the very first Spectral Visions novella last year, The Respectable Face of Tyranny (which is up for a British Fantasy Award later this year). You can find his assessment on his website, which you can find right here.

Next, we have one from Sci-Fi Bulletin from the pen of Paul Simpson – that one you can find here.

Finally, we have a couple of pull quotes from a review written by Sean Hogan which appears in what is probably the most popular horror magazine of all time – Fangoria.

“Using a real person as a fictional protagonist, especially one as beloved and respected as Cushing, can often be a hazardous proposition, but Whitstable‘s delicate sketching of the actor would be admirable enough in a purely invented creation. As a portrait of the actual man, it is both empathetic and touching.”

“[W]hile the novella is undeniably elegiac, it is also a beautifully observed, heartfelt tribute to a genre icon… Any fan of Cushing or fine, humane writing should purchase it.”

And, just to make it easier to do as Sean says, you can find purchase links to Amazon below.

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More soon!