Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Coming 11 February is The Boatman’s Daughter, the new novel from Andy Davidson (In the Valley of the Sun). After winning the This is Horror award for Novel of the Year and being a finalist at the Stoker Awards in the ‘Superior achievement in a first novel’ category, along with several other awards, this new release is hotly anticipated. A supernatural thriller, with southern gothic elements, The Boatman’s Daughter finds Miranda Crabtree, living her life in the bayou, where she smuggles contraband. But dark forces are at work , both human and supernatural, conspiring to disrupt the rhythms of Miranda’s peculiar and precarious life. Released 11 February, you can pre-order your copy right now, here.
Author Kit Power launches indiegogo campaign to publish the collected essays of his ‘My Life in Horror’ article series
Kit Power is bringing My Life In Horror to print for the first time… and he needs your help to do it. Collecting the first 3 years of his columns for Gingernuts of Horror, My Life In Horror Volume 1 contains 29 essays, all fully revised and expanded, and arranged in chronological order. Taking in movies, books, music, and more, essay subjects include Stephen King’s IT, John Carpenter’s The Thing, the music of WASP and Iron Maiden, and many others. The IndyGoGo campaign to fund the book is live now and runs to 23rd Feb, and perks include not one but two signed limited edition hardbacks, both of which will be exclusive-to-this-campaign editions. “The hardbacks really are intended to be collectors’ items,” says Kit, “with exclusive cover designs, signed and numbered inner pages, and in the case of the Deluxe Edition, an essay that will never be published anywhere else, in any format”. Go to /igg.me/at/mylifeinhorror1 to find out more, and back the project Brian Keene calls “a loving, enthusiastic, insightful and compulsive read for any fan of the genre.”
From Kathe Koja, award-winning author of The Cipher and Buddha Boy, comes Velocities, a brand new collection of short stories. Released through Meerkat Press, the thirteen stories within have never been collected before, with two of them being unpublished. Released 21 April, Velocities is available for pre-order now in paperback and eBook formats. Get your copy here.