Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Available as both a deluxe hardcover and numbered, signed version in a slipcase, Richard Chizmar’s newest collection contains twenty-one pieces, including a screenplay co-written with his son, a sequence of imagined letters sent by infantrymen in the seventh cavalry in 1876, along with two touching tributes, to his dying father and to one Stephen King, to mark the titan’s seventieth birthday. You can grab your copy of The Long Way Home right now, here.
Horror expert Darryl Jones delves into the long, dark history of horror in his new non-fiction release, Sleeping with the Lights On
Released by Oxford University Press, Sleeping with the Lights On looks at the fundamentals of horror and why fear has always been such an important part of story telling. It goes on to look at the metamorphoses of the genre, both in literature and film and also examines horror as a lens through which the anxieties and fears at a societal level can be projected through horror. You can get hold of your copy here.
Edited by Kenneth W. Cain, Tales From The Lake Volume 5 is the latest in the hugely successful series from Crystal Lake Publishing. Maintaining the incredibly high standards of previous releases, the table of contents this time contains stories from luminaries such as Gemma Files, Tim Waggoner, Lucy A. Snyder, Gene O’Neill, Paul Michael Anderson and more besides. Featuring more than eighteen stories, this anthology is among the strongest of an already strong stable and is the perfect antidote to the passing of another halloween season. Tales From The Lake Volume 5 is released today and you can get your copy here.