Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Coming some time before the end of the year, An Obscurity of Ghosts: Further Tales of the Supernatural by Women 1859 – 1903, is a collection of ghost stories by women authors from the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Following on from the previous volume, A Suggestion of Ghosts, this anthology showcases a variety of the outstanding work produced by female authors within speculative fiction, as far back as almost two hundred years ago. The anthology is edited and compiled by J. A. Mains and includes an introduction by Melissa Edmundson. The exact release date is yet to be confirmed, but Black Shuck Books hope to have the volume on bookshelves before the year’s end and you can pre-order your copy at their website, here.
Speculative fiction imprint, IFWG Publishing Australia announce UK and Europe-wide distribution deal with Gazelle Book Services
IFWG Publishing Australia, home to the multi-award winning novel, The Grief Hole, by Kaaron Warren, as well as Contrition by Deborah Sheldon and a series of Lovecraftian anthologies and more, has secured a UK and Europe-wide distribution deal with Gazelle Book Services. The result of this is that these books which, until now were relatively difficult to get hold of in the UK and Europe will now be much more readily available. For the specifics of the deal and to check out the catalogue of authors and titles produced by IFWG, look at their website, here.
Following on from his well-received debut Southern Gods, John Hornor Jacobs’ latest release, The Sea Dreams It Is The Sky is a cosmic horror novella in which the protagonist, Isabel, has fled to Spain from her homeland which exists under a brutal dictatorship. There she finds herself followed by a mysterious fellow ex-pat, with whom she strikes up a friendship, only to discover a dark, arcane secret. Jacobs recently participated in an interview with Ink Heist’s Rich Duncan about the book, which was released October 30. You can get hold of your copy here.