News Round-up Week Ending 21 April 2023

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

Little Mutilations Coming soon

Arriving 28 April from writers Jess Landry, Sofia Ajram and Nadia Bulkin, and Crystal Lake Publishing, Little Mutilations

Three Body Horror novellas by three Powerhouses of Horror. This anthology of body horror novellas: ‘The Night Belongs to Us’ by Jess Landry, ‘Acid Bath’ by Sofia Ajram, and ‘Your Next Best American Girl’ by Nadia Bulkin, is perfect for fans of Cronenberg, Kathe Koja, Eric LaRocca, Hailey Piper, Gwendolyn Kiste, SP Miskowski, Gemma Files, Megan Abbott, Mona Awad, and Alissa Nutting. And of course dark social satire, flawed protagonists, and of course, horror books. Available for pre-order now in eBook with physical copies arriving soon, you can guarantee your copy here.

BoundInFleshOut now from editor Lor Gislason and Ghoulish Books, Bound in Flesh: An Anthology of Trans Body Horror

BOUND IN FLESH: An Anthology of Trans Body Horror brings together 13 trans and non-binary writers, using horror to both explore the darkest depths of the genre and the boundaries of flesh. A disgusting good time for all! Edited by Lor Gislason. Featuring fiction by LC von Hessen, Theo Hendrie, Derek Des Agnes, Winter Holmes, gaast, Charles-Elizabeth Boyles, Hailey Piper, Joe Koch, Layne Van Rensburg, Bitter Karella, Amanda M. Blake, Lillian Boyd, and Taliesin Neith. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

BelowEconomicThresholdsComing 15 May from author Adam Hulse and 3-B Publishing, Below Economic Thresholds, a novella of dystopian horror

A near future. Demons stalk the desolate slums created by civil war. The Agency hire working class survivors to act as pest control for this new threat. It’s a dangerous job but it sure beats starving to death! Kurt robotically kills for rations until his eyes are opened to what The Agency is really trying to achieve. Old wounds are reopened as trauma and class struggles are explored. When are you going to fight back? Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow soon, you can guarantee your copy here.

MonstrousFuturesAvailable now from editor Alex Woodroe and Dark Matter Ink, Monstrous Futures: A Sci-fi Horror Anthology

The future is now, and it’s not what we were promised. The optimistic science fiction of old was wrong. Progress is not linear, technology creates as many problems as it solves, and the concept of a better tomorrow has become an abstraction that is in no way guaranteed. When looking at the future now, we no longer ask what is possible, we wonder how we’ll cope. Contained within this anthology are 29 never-before-published works by supremely talented authors. Brace yourself for the all too real horrors of what could very well be our terribly monstrous futures. Available now in eBook, with a paperback following soon, you can grab yours here.

ArmedWithMadnessAvailable 11 May from author Mary M. Talbot and illustrator Bryan Talbot, Armed With Madness, from Self Made Hero

Reluctant muse and feminist champion… society heiress and rebel refugee… the last of the Surrealists: Leonora Carrington played many roles in her long and extraordinary life. Renouncing her privileged upbringing in pre-war England for the more exciting elite of Paris’s 1930s avant-garde, she comes to rub shoulders (and more) with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and Salvador Dalí, after embarking on a complicated love affair with Max Ernst. But the demons that have both haunted and inspired her work are gathering, and when the world goes mad with the outbreak of war and the Nazi invasion, Leonora’s own hold on reality collapses into a terrifying psychotic episode of her own. Eventually fleeing war-torn Europe, she emerges into a new and richly creative life in Mexico City, establishing herself as a prodigious painter, writer, and advocate of women’s rights. This new work by the acclaimed partnership of Mary M. Talbot and Bryan Talbot celebrates the life and career of a truly remarkable woman – and artist. Available for pre-order in hardcover, you can guarantee your copy here now.


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