Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pre-Order BEST NEW HORROR #28

Stephen Jones has unveiled the cover art and the contents for Best New Horror #28. Here is the full Table of Contents:

Introduction: Horror in 2016 – The Editor​​​​​​​Pale Tree House – Angela Slatter
​​​​​​​The Light at the Centre – Maura McHugh
​​​​​​​En Plein Air – J.T. Glover
India Blue – Glen Hirshberg
​​​​​​​Walking with the Cross – Peter Bell
Bedtime Story – Richard Christian Matheson
​​​​​​​The Symphony of the Normal – Darren Speegle
​​​​​​​The Ballet of Dr. Caligari – Reggie Oliver
Who is This Who is Coming? – Lynda E. Rucker
​​​​​​​The House That Moved Next Door – Stephen Volk
​​​​​​​Princess – Dennis Etchison
​​​​​​​A Home in the Sky – Lisa Tuttle
​​​​​​​On These Blackened Shores of Time – Brian Hodge
The Enemy Within – Steve Rasnic Tem
​​​​​​​The Court of Midnight – Mark Samuels
​​​​​​​Far from Any Shore – CaitlĂ­n R. Kiernan
​​​​​​​The Fig Garden – Mark Valentine
White Feathers – Alison Littlewood
​​​​​​​Over to You – Michael Marshall Smith
In the Dark, Quiet Places – Kristi DeMeester
​​​​​​​Mare’s Nest – Richard Gavin
The Red Forest – Angela Slatter
​​​​​​​Necrology: 2016 – Stephen Jones & Kim Newman

Trade paperback and Deluxe Limited Edition editions are both now up for pre-order through PS Publishing.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

MINERALIS by Patricia Cram


I want to take this opportunity to inform my readers about Mineralis, a new chapbook of prose and poetry from the astonishingly talented Patricia Cram.

I had the privilege of working with Patricia when she, myself, and Daniel A. Schulke co-edited Penumbrae: An Occult Fiction Anthology for Three Hands Press in 2015. It was during this project that I was first introduced to her literary work. Her contribution to that book, "Turquoise on a Bed of Skulls," (now included in Mineralis) alerted me to a writer with a singular voice and a fearless spirit. Having now read this, a more recent and robust serving of her visions, my admiration for her art has only deepened.

Patricia writes with a delicacy that infuses her grim and wrenching subject matter with poetic lustre and a perennial undercurrent of the sublime. As an author, I felt a certain exhilaration reading tales that were so refreshingly liberated from the often-stifling confines of conventional narrative structure. Patricia does not pander, and I find true inspiration in her refusal to provide the lull of the mundane, the comfort of the sure.

Mineralis is a chandelier of language. Its images are delivered in brilliant shards that are as sharp as they are beautiful.

I encourage interested parties to obtain a copy, which can be done via Snakeroot Works.