This will be the last post on The Black Abyss. Possibly not forever (never say never) but certainly for the foreseeable future. Books are a passion for me and horror literature will remain so but reviewing demands a degree of time commitment which I currently can’t give. The last thing I want to do is dilute reviews in order to meet some sort of schedule. That would not be fair on authors, publishers or readers.
It has been a pleasure dealing with the many wonderful people involved in horror publishing. My thanks go out to all those who have helped this site (and its previous incarnations).
In particular thanks to Ray Russell at Tartarus who supported the site right from the start. Thanks also to Screaming Dreams, Tor, Mortbury Press and the many other small presses that have supported the site. Apologies to anyone who has sent material for review which has not appeared on the site.
It has been a huge pleasure to learn that many of the authors I have long admired have turned out to be really nice people. Tim Lebbon, Joseph DeLacey, Conrad Williams and many others have been gracious with positive comments about the site.
Finally thanks to Johnny Mains who has helped me and the genre in too many ways to mention here.
I am off now to pursue my photography interests (www.colinleslie.co.uk) and maybe even do a bit more writing and reading (of course). Hope to meet you all again in some fantastic place.
All the best