My collection, The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams), will be part of a launch at Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon of a number of NewCon Press titles, from 17.30 to 18.30 on Saturday, 17 August. It's taking place at the Point Square Dublin, Warehouse 2 performance space. All members of Worldcon are welcome!
You can now pre-order my collection, The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams), from NewCon Press.
I'm on the latest 2000 AD Thrill-Cast with author Laurel Sills, editor David Moore, and Mike Molcher discussing 2000 AD's legendary PSI-Judge, Judge Anderson.
NewCon Press in the UK will be publishing the first collection of my original short stories. It will contain a mixture of previously published work along with new stories, with an introduction by Kim Newman. The collection is called The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them my Dreams), and is scheduled to be launched at Worldcon in Dublin in August 2019.
The trade paperback of Best New Horror #28, edited by Stephen Jones, and published by PS Publishing, is now available to buy. It contains my short story ‘The Light at the Centre’, which was originally published in Uncertainties Vol. 1, edited by Brian J. Showers, and published by Swan River Press. The cover art is by Lee Elias. Also, there’s a great deal on at the moment where you if you order the limited edition, slipcased, hardback edition of the book (signed and numbered too), you will receive the trade paperback free! More on this deal at the PS Publishing web site
Here’s the cover for Best New Horror #28, edited by Stephen Jones. My short story ‘The Light at the Centre’ is in it – the story was originally published in Uncertainties Vol. 1, edited by Brian J. Showers, and published by Swan River Press. Here’s the table of contents: Acknowledgements Introduction: Horror in 2016 – The Editor Pale Tree House – Angela Slatter The Light at the Centre – Maura McHugh En Plein Air – J.T. Glover India Blue – Glen Hirshberg Walking with the Cross – Peter Bell Bedtime Story – Richard Christian Matheson The Symphony of the Normal – Darren Speegle The Ballet of Dr. Caligari – Reggie…
I’m really pleased to say that my short story ‘Y’ is appearing in issue 1 of Eyedolon (‘Toward a Weirder Tomorrow’), a new online anthology series from Broken Eye Books, edited by Scott Gable. If you wish to read the work and/or subscribe to the series, you can join its Patreon. Here’s the ToC for the first issue: “It’s 84 pages with four stories: Maura McHugh’s “Y,” a very personal apocalypse S.P. Miskowski’s “Patio Wing Monsters,” a quizzical tale of convalescence Matthew M. Bartlett’s “Who Beareth the Body,” mindbending small-town horror (part 1 of the serial The Obsecration) Joe Pulver’s “The Package from Desertshore,” a surreal and poetic novelette (part…
My poem, ‘Submerged’, is in issue 4.2 of Mythic Delirium, along with a variety of work, including a cover by The Crosspunk Wanderer (aka Lasse Paldanius), new stories from James Van Pelt, Daniel Ausema and Premee Mohamed, and more poetry by Virginia M Mohlere, Trent Walters, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Mary Soon Lee and Alix Bosley. I wrote the poem in response to the discovery of HMS Terror, submerged in an Arctic Bay, after 168 years lost. Sometimes only a poem will do.
I had wonderful welcome-home loot waiting for me after my trip to Helsinki: copies of my Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me monograph. Even though the book had been published before I left for Finland, the event had the hazy quality of a wistful dream. This wonderful stack of beautifully-produced volumes brought it crashing through the mists of fantasy and firmly into my reality. My thanks to my editor Neil Snowdon at Electric Dreamhouse Press, and Pete Crowther of PS Publishing for putting together such a high quality book.
The Midnight Movie Monograph I’ve written on David Lynch’s iconic film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, for Electric Dreamhouse Press, an imprint of PS Publishing, has arrived from the printers and pre-ordered copies of the book should be shipping immediately. And now is the perfect time to order it if you haven’t already. ABOUT THIS BOOK (from my introduction) “The temptation when examining TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (FWWM thereafter) is to become bogged down in the minutiae of its originating TV series, and lost in the labyrinthine theories which have sprung up across multiple online forums and discussion groups. TWIN PEAKS is one of the first true Cult…