Peter Straub has been a favourite of mine since Ghost Story way back when (blimey, just checked and it was 1979, thats over thirty years ago!) so any new material is very exciting. His new novel A Dark Matter is due out in the UK on 4th March but if you can’t wait that long you can read the first chapter for free here.
Talking of big names in horror, and they don’t come much bigger than Stephen King, you can view a short film based on King’s story Atmosphere. The film called The Last Journey, is by Federico Mauro and you can find it here.
Joe Hill, John Connolly and Tim Lebbon are among the fantastic line-up of writers featured in The New Dead, A Zombie Anthology, It’s out on Feb 16th but you can get a sneak preview of Tim Lebbon’s story In The Dust by following this link.
Last week I posted about Gary McMahon’s book deal with Angry Robot. Anyone who has yet to sample the delights (or should that be murky depths) of the McMahon-iverse can read a free short story in the current issue of Deadlines here. Loads of other great stuff there as well.
Ghostwriter Publications have a mini sale on here. You should also peruse the burgeoning list of excellent little Penny Dreadful chapbooks which despite being cheap to start with, have had a price cut. Also a belated Happy Birthday to Willie Meikle one of the stars of the chapbook range. To celebrate his birhday and the forthcoming release of his novel, Island Life, Ghostwriter are releasing a digest sampler in Chapbook form. Buy it and you will also get a free chapbook, so it’s not just Willie who is getting a birthday present.
Terrible news this week about Full Moon Press which has ceased trading. It’s a tragic story as owner Paul Little has revealed he has a terminal illness. It’s also bad news for the many authors, artists and purchasers who have invested time and money although clearly nothing matches Paul’s terrible situation. You can read more here.