A new strand of horror

11 11 2011

This week, Cemetery Dance Publications have announced an incredibly exciting and ground-breaking collection, available in hardback for the first time. The Century’s Best Horror Fiction is edited by genre aficionado John Pelan and brings together the most notable story from every year between 1901 and 2000. The authors featured in this incredible tome reads as a ‘who’s who’ of horror writers over the previous century and includes stories from such legends as H.P. Lovecraft, M.R. James, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell and Richard Matheson amongst others. The Century’s Best Horror Fiction is a 1,700 page, 700,000 word bible for fans of genre fiction and works off a simple principle – ‘Only one selection per author. Only one selection per year.’ Described by the publishers as history in the making, this incredible collection is $150 to pre-order from the Cemetery Dance website here.

Elsewhere in the world of horror fiction, Stoker Award nominated author, Jeff Strand releases new book A Bad Day for Voodoo. This special edition tome, from DarkFuse publications, will only be available as 100 hardcover books, with no paperback or ebook versions ever to be produced. A Bad Day for Voodoo is the story of Tyler who makes a voodoo doll of his most hated teacher Mr Click. After some initial scepticism Tyler is convinced of the power of voodoo, the bad news for Tyler is – someone has made a voodoo doll of him! Described as a hilarious, bloody and frankly exciting story this new Jeff Strand release is available to pre-order, here for the US, and will be available from the 17 January next year. If this sounds like the book for you then get across to the DarkFuse website quickly as when they’re gone, they’re gone!

DAN HOWARTH

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Meet The Writer: Julian White

22 08 2011

What first attracted you to horror writing?

Its versatility. You can describe the contemporary world, or you can go deep into the psychology of isolated individuals, or you can tear up the rules and plunge into a universe of total fantasy. That’s my idea of a kick-ass genre.

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“Creative development executives should do the planet a great service and kill themselves”

10 08 2011

It’s that time of the month where Read Horror hand over to BC Furtney and see what he has to say for himself. As usual he’s got quite the opinionated mouth on him as he explores the bastardising of art and why we shouldn’t care if vampires sparkle or not.

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