Look Out For… Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand and Sunny, With A Chance Of Zombies

HallLook Out For… Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand

“Hand turns her formidable talents as a horror writer to the classic haunted house story”

From the award-winning author of Waking The Moon, a short novel of unexpected terror

When the young members of a British acid-folk band are compelled by their manager to record their unique music, they hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient country house with dark secrets. There they create the album that will make their reputation, but at a terrifying cost: Julian Blake, the group’s lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen or heard from again.

Now, years later, the surviving musicians, along with their friends and lovers—including a psychic, a photographer, and the band’s manager—meet with a young documentary filmmaker to tell their own versions of what happened that summer. But whose story is true? And what really happened to Julian Blake?

Why We’re Excited About This Book:

A British acid-folk band, struggling to make their second album, decamp to an ancient, crumbling gothic country house with a load of drugs – what could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, as it happens.

Elizabeth Hand turns her formidable talents as a horror writer to the classic haunted house story, and the result is the wonderful sounding Wylding Hall. This short novel is told in the form of interviews with the remaining band members and their associates years after the events took place, but their accounts of what happened in 1972 don’t always tally with each other…

With such a compelling set up and coming from a writer with such strong past form, Wylding Hall is unlikely to disappoint.

Wylding Hall is released on 14 July 2015 from Open Road.


SunnyLook Out For… Sunny, With A Chance Of Zombies

“Zombies have ceased to be scary. But this new anthology from KnightWatch Press aims to do something new with the ubiquitous brain eaters.”

KnightWatch Press is proud to present Sunny, With A Chance of Zombies: a sensational selection of strangely uplifting stories to help raise a smile at the end of the world. “This is gonna sound a bit weird, but do you think all people taste this good, or just zombies, or just this zombie?” Our authors have dug deep to bring you brand new tales of anarchy, heartbreak and revenge, leavened with a little bit of love, life and laughter. Within these pages you’ll find a variety of zombies, from the classic Shamblers to the Working Dead and the sentient Other. Ranged against them are a motley bunch of survivors. Some will take cynical advantage of the situation whilst others try to build a better life in the dead new world. We’ve got all sorts waiting in store for you here, from necromancy to technomancy; savagery to comedy; lovers, liars, looters, and the very tenderest of tragedy. All in all, the outlook’s good.

Why We’re Excited About This Book:

And now for something completely different:

Zombie fiction seems to be everywhere at the moment, and let’s be honest a lot of it is boring because we all know by now how zombie apocalypses start and we all know the dos and don’ts to survive them. Zombies have ceased to be scary. But this new anthology from KnightWatch Press aims to do something new with the ubiquitous brain eaters. Sunny, With A Chance of Zombies brings you stories that will make you smile rather than cringe, laugh rather than scream. Although it may still be a nervous smile and uneasy laugh…

Edited by Dion Winton-Polak, and featuring stories by Anthony Cowin, Angeline Trevena, Mark Best and many others Sunny, With A Chance of Zombies is available to buy now and is being officially launched at the Edge Lit 4 convention in Derby on 11 July.

Sunny, With A Chance Of Zombies is out now from KnightWatch Press.


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