Essentials

Meta

Pages

Categories

Archive for the "Hell" Category

E.R.Burroughs, R.E. Howard, Leigh Brackett, Lin Carter or George R.R. Martin and a bit of pseudo sexism?

The winners are in each category: Story teller E.R.Burrroughs R.E. Howard Leigh Brackett Lin Carter George R.R. Martin (modern) Ability to inspire, to thrill and excite R.E. Howard E.R.Burrroughs Leigh Brackett Lin Carter George R.R. Martin (modern) Consistency in plot, writing Leigh Brackett George R.R. Martin R.E. Howard Lin Carter E.R.Burrroughs (modern) I don’t want […]

David A. Riley The Return

Mr. Fosset, making a brief appearance in this work by David A. Riley says “Dark, bleak, nihilistic stuff. Not the kind of thing to take to bed for a good night’s sleep.” Admirably summarizing this new work by a veteran author who many horror aficionados will have encountered in the legendary Pan Horror series and […]

Filthy Creations #7 review

Filthy Creations #7, edited and illustrated by author and illustrator, Rog Pile begins with The Wicket Man by Franklin Marsh a peculiarly English tale of a game of cricket gone spectacularly bizarre. As always Franklin Marsh drives with enthusiasm and humour to a dark but incredibly funny conclusion. The Architect’s Table by Penni McLaren Walker […]

Filthy Creations 7

Filthy Creations7 edited and illustrator by the notorious author and pencil man,  Rog Pile presents the second episode in a major new serialisation:  Sendings (a.k.a Moloch’s Children by David A Riley. Also this issue, part two of  my novel, The Death Tableau. Both David A Riley and I had our first stories appear in the […]

Screaming Dreams

Delighted to announce that Screaming Dreams are going to publish their classic “The Screaming Book of Horror” in some dandy new formats. The collection featuring numerous stunningly good horror writers also includes my story ‘The Iron Cross.’ Further developments to come.

The Ninth Black Book of Horror – Encouraging review

  Very encouraging review of The Ninth Black Book of Horror here http://matthewscottbaker.com/blog/category/uncategorized/

TERROR TALES OF THE COTSWOLDS: Paul Finch

As one would expect from a cast of award winning authors and new contenders to that title, this offering from the Terror Tales series edited by Paul Finch is well worth a look. Beginning with Alison Littlewood, who sets the superior tone of most of the collection, we have ‘In The Quiet And In The […]

Soap 7 review – over a decade late

The wonders of the internet. While trying to trace a pirate download of my SF story “Soap 7” I discovered that  it had a very favourable review in 1991. You can read it in the The Mouth of Sauron (III) June 1991 one of  the, now virtually defunct, zines of the time. http://www.whiningkentpigs.com/DW/oldzines/sauron7-3.pdf

Heaven Maker – the strategic game

Anyone purchasing ‘The Heaven Maker and other Gruesome Stories’ might be interested to know about this website http://www.heavenmaker.com   “Heaven Maker is a stunning, high-octane, sci-fi strategy game, developed and published by Smite Entertainment” My computer slows  down and dies when I try to go anywhere near it but I’ve no doubt the least electrical […]

The Ninth Black Book: Editor Charles Black – reviewed

          Contents John Llewellyn Probert – The Anatomy Lesson Craig Herbertson – The Mall Simon Bestwick – Salvaje Gary Fry -Pet David Williamson – Ashes To Ashes Anna Taborska – The Apprentice Sam Dawson – Life Expectancy Paul Finch – What’s Behind You? Gary Power – Ben’s Best Friend Thana Niveau […]