News Round-up Week Ending 21 September 2018

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


Things You Need by Kevin Lucia - coverKevin Lucia’s latest release, Things You Need, is coming just in time for the Halloween season. Author of Things Slip Through, Lucia’s work has been featured in numerous anthologies and publications. Returning to Clifton Heights, this story focuses on Handy’s Pawn and Thrift, one of the many shops and locales in the town. A traveling salesman arrives, looking for something he desperately wants. But after dark, well beyond visiting hours, he will soon discover that the things we want are rarely the things we need. Brian Keene says, “Kevin Lucia is this generation’s answer to Charles L. Grant.” Kevin Lucia’s Things You Need, published by Crystal Lake Publishing, releases 28 September 2018, and is available for pre-order now.



We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix - cover


We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix is available now. Hendrix has become somewhat of a household name in the horror circles with his novels Horrorstör and My Best Friends Exorcism, and of course the ever-popular horror reference Paperbacks From Hell. With his latest novel, Hendrix takes us on a hellish road trip, following a washed up metal guitarist as she hunts down the man responsible for ruining her life. Following the nightmarish trail, she uncovers a vast conspiracy in the underbelly of paranoid America. Published by Quirk Books, We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix released 18 September and can be purchased here, or wherever fine books are sold.


Conspiracy Against the Human Race by Thomas LigottiSince its original publication in 2010, Thomas Ligotti’s The Conspiracy Against the Human Race has captured the imaginations of horror fans through-out the world, quite simply because the horrifying conclusions presented within its pages are real. Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction, this book is as close as anyone can get to knowing what Ligotti, and most humans, fear the most: that we are all just living a meaningless nightmare. Coming from Penguin 2 October 2018, The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror, is being rereleased with a stunning cover by Chris Mars and a new preface by Ligotti himself, and is available for pre-order here and directly from Penguin’s website. 



Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon

  • For $1 you get early bird access to all our podcasts and can submit questions to guests.
  • For $3 you get access to our patrons-only podcast Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing.
  • For $4 you get the full interview, no two-parters.

The best way to support This Is Horror is via Patreon. How much will you pledge? Go on. Be awesome.

Visit our Patreon page and pledge to the This Is Horror Podcast today. 

This Is Horror Books

Head on over to the This Is Horror Shop to see the books we have available. We have a special offer on All Four Year One Books—JUST £10!

This Is Horror Books on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon

Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes!

Help the Podcast, spread the word: subscribe, rate and review on iTunes UK, iTunes US or your country’s iTunes.

Amazon Affiliates

Support us by shopping through our Amazon Affiliate links: Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Permanent link to this article:

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: