News Round-up Week Ending 1 September 2023

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …

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Arriving 8 September from editors Kenneth W. Cain and Tim Meyer, and Crystal Lake Publishing, Never Wake: An Anthology of Dream Horror

Where do we go when we dream? Since the beginning of time, people have argued the meaning of dreams. Are they symbolic visions that hold great meaning and personal significance? Are they portals into other worlds? Or are they just a series of random events our mind shows us when we fall asleep? Whatever the case, this much is true—the mind can be a scary place to venture, even for a few hours.
Never Wake is an anthology of dream horror, bringing you several mind-bending tales of nightmares, hallucinations, and phantasmagoria from some of the hottest talent in horror fiction. But don’t worry—when you (wake up screaming) flip the last page, just remember to tell yourself, “It was only just a story…” Unless it wasn’t.
Featuring an introduction from Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann and stories from: Cynthia Pelayo, Philip Fracassi, Gwendolyn Kiste, Eric LaRocca, Lee Murray, Todd Keisling, Laurel Hightower, and many more, you can pre-order your copy now in eBook, with a paperback to follow soon, here.

the-leaves-forget-hardcover-by-alan-baxter-choose-your-edition-signed-jhc-limited-to-100-copies-6109-pNew from author Alan Baxter and Absinthe Books, The Leaves Forget

Olivia has been missing for months. Her family have tried to accept that perhaps she’ll never be found, and they’ll never know what happened. So when her brother Craig unexpectedly receives a stack of letters from Liv, all written not long after her disappearance, he’s both excited and frightened. Reading through her correspondence, Craig begins to get a sense of where she was, but he still doesn’t know where she is now, or if she’s still alive. Using what clues he can from the old letters, Craig sets off with his partner and his father to find Olivia, hoping for the best, fearing the worst. Available in a jacketed hardcover edition, or a signed edition limited to one hundred copies, you can grab your copy here, now.

WhoLostIFoundAvailable for pre-order now from writer Eden Royce and Broken Eye Books, Who Lost, I found: Stories

In these Black Southern speculative fiction tales, the author weaves together several subgenres like a sweetgrass basket: Southern Gothic, weird fiction, dark fantasy, and folk horror. All inspired by her Gullah Geechee heritage and its cautionary stories, and the hoodoo that runs throughout, whether everyone acknowledges it or not.

Includes the Shirley Jackson Award finalist story, “Room and Board Included, Demonology Extra” (from our anthology Cooties Shot Required). Available for pre-order now in hardcover and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.


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