News Round-up Week Ending 25 October 2019

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

The companion

A bumper collection of stories by the great Ramsey Campbell, The Companion & Other Phantasmagorical Stories, available for pre-order now

A collection of short stories spanning a period of more than sixty years, by one of the greatest horror writers there has ever been. This is what you get with the new hardcover release from PS Publishing, The Companion & Other Phantasmagorical Stories. Featuring thirty-three stories, hand-picked by the author himself, the collection is available in this beautiful hardback or a signed, jacketed hardcover, limited to one hundred copies. Get hold of yours here.

shadmockspittsShadmocks & Shivers: New Tales Inspired by the Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes, out now from Shadow Publishing

Edited by Dave Brzeski, and featuring stories by the likes of John Llewellyn Probert, Theresa Derwin, John Linwood Grant and William Meikle, this anthology of stories inspired by the works of the late R. Chetwynd-Hayes, timed to coincide with what would have been the author’s one hundredth birthday also includes one story by the author himself. Each of the stories in the anthology are described as genuinely creepy, while also capturing the unique humour of the illustrious author. Released through Shadow Publishing on 11 October, you can get your copy now, here.

To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows by Sam Richard - coverNew collection by Sam Richard, To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows, out now

Written during the black-depths of early widowhood, To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows explores grief, loss, and the alluring comforts found within the heart of oblivion. Written in the spirit of J.G. Ballard, Georges Bataille, and Kathe Koja, these nine Sorrows are a cross-section of literary splatterpunk, transgressive fiction, and weird horror, which seek to illuminate the terror, dread, and discomfort of mourning through the black mirror of the grotesque. This book is full of pain. This book is full of tears. This book is full of ash. Roundly praised in reviews in a multitude of publications, the collection was released on 9 October and you can grab your copy right now, here.

Savage DaysSavage Days, the debut novel by Kyle Van Dongen, available now on Kindle and coming in paperback later in 2019

Residents of a small farming community, already struggling to survive in the aftermath of nuclear war, are faced with a new threat when a terrifying creature emerges from the woods and snatches a child from her bed. A trio of broken people, including the missing girl’s grief-stricken mother, an aging scavenger, and a surly hunter, must learn to work together and utilize their limited resources to slay the beast and return peace to the community. Released for Kindle on 16 October and coming later in the year in paperback format, Savage Days is available now, here.


Stephen King’s iconic house in Maine to become Stephen King Museum

The 1858-built house where Stephen King lived in Bangor, Maine, has been approved as a non-profit archive and writers’ retreat at the request of Stephen and Tabitha King. Already a site of horror pilgrimage for people visiting the area, this development could put Bangor even more definitively on the map.


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