Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Before He Wakes, the new novel from Mark Allen Gunnells and Crystal Lake Publishing, out today
Patrick and Clare wake up trapped in a basement, a thin wall separating their cells. Their captor is mysteriously absent, which at first seems like a blessing. As more time passes with no food or water, they begin to realize a clock is ticking for their survival. Combining their intelligence and determination, the two begin plotting an escape from their shared prison. Overcoming each obstacle only presents another obstacle standing in the way of their freedom. It will take all of their ingenuity and strength to find their way out of this mess. They know their captor is still out there, and it is only a matter of time before he returns. Before He Wakes is a fast-paced and tense thriller that ratchets up the suspense and tension before the thrilling conclusion. Available in paperback and eBook, you can grab your copy here, now.
A new signed hardcover edition of Ramsey Campbell’s Certainly, limited to two hundred copies, available now from PS Publishing
Edited by and with an introduction from S. T. Joshi, Ramsey Campbell, Certainly, follows on from the hugely successful Ramsey Campbell, Probably, originally published by PS back in 2002 (and subsequently as a DIP trade paperback in 2015), and collects over 90 of Ramsey Campbell’s essays in 600 pages on a variety of subjects including Lovecraft, weird fiction, horror in the media, his contemporaries and of course, himself. Limited to just 200 copies in this signed, slip-cased hardcover edition, you can order your copy from PS Publishing’s shop, here, while stocks last.
Coming 1 June, Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke, the new novella from Eric LaRocca and Weirdpunk Books
Sadomasochism. Obsession. Death. A whirlpool of darkness churns at the heart of a macabre ballet between two lonely young women in an internet chat room in the early 2000s — a darkness that threatens to forever transform them once they finally succumb to their most horrific desires. What have you done today to deserve your eyes? From Eric LaRocca, author of Starving Ghosts in Every Thread comes this thrilling new novella. Available 1 June, you can pre-order your copy right now.
Spacefaring researchers disturb an ancient horror. An enchanted object curses a grieving widow. A haunted reel torments a film student. A murder trial hinges on a chilling testimony. In Howls From Hell, sixteen emerging horror writers pave the way for the future of the genre. Fans of dark and macabre fiction will savour this exhibition of all-original tales born from one of the fastest-growing horror communities in the world: HOWL Society. With a foreword by GRADY HENDRIX, this anthology unveils the horror writers of tomorrow including Shane Hawk, J. W. Donley, Amanda Nevada DeMel, Lindsey Ragsdale and Alex Wolfgang, among others. Arriving 18 May, you can pre-order your copy here, now.
Far From Home, a new anthology of adventure horror, out tomorrow, 15 May, from Off Limits Press
Edited by Samantha Kolesnik, and featuring sixteen of the most exciting writers in horror today, is Far From Home, an anthology of adventure horror. With stories by Beverley Lee, A. A. Medina, Stephanie Ellis, Hailey Piper and Bram Stoker Award-nominated authors Ross Jeffery and Cynthia Pelayo, this is one anthology you are not going to want to miss. With eBooks available soon, you can pre-order the paperback direct from the publisher, here.