Friday, 20 October 2017

Received from the printers today: Carl Barker's Parlour Tricks in paperback

We now have ample supplies of Carl Barker's collection, Parlour Tricks, in paperback, received from the printers today.
 
Hardcover:
amazon.co.uk £20.00
amazon.com $26.00

Paperback:
amazon.co.uk £9.99
amazon.com $12.99


Cover art: Luke Spooner


Parlour Tricks - trade paperback

Parlour Tricks - hardcover

Carl Barker's Parlour Tricks on amazon

Cover art: Luke Spooner

Both the hardcover and paperback versions of Carl Barker's Parlour Tricks are available on amazon:

Hardcover:
amazon.co.uk £20.00
amazon.com $26.00

Paperback:
amazon.co.uk £9.99
amazon.com $12.99

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Three great titles from PUP for Halloween

Parallel Universe Publications has three great titles for anyone who wants to pep up Halloween with some vintage ghost stories and weird tales:
Things That Go Bump in the Night; Classic Weird; and Classic Weird 2.







Check out their contents:
Things That Go Bump in the Night:

The Ghoul Sir Hugh Clifford
The House of the Nightmare Edward Lucas White
The Voice in the Night William Hope Hodgson
The Thing from Outside George Allan England
For the Blood is the Life F. Marion Crawford
The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains Frederick Marryat
The Room in the Tower E. F. Benson
His Unconquered Enemy W. C. Morrow
The Late Mrs. Fowke Amyas Northcote
Xélucha M. P. Shiel
A Narrow Escape Lord Dunsany
Thurnley Abbey Perceval Landon
The Black Stone Robert E, Howard
Werewolf of the Sahara G. G. Pendarves
The Devil of the Marsh Henry Brereton Marriott Watson
Fishhead Irvin S. Cobb
The Black Statue Huan Mee
The Pool of the Stone God Abraham Merritt
The Sea-Witch Nictzin Dyalhis
The Lady’s Maid’s Bell Edith Wharton


Classic Weird:

The Monster-Maker by W. C. Morrow  
The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson  
The Interval by Vincent O'Sullivan
The Doll's Ghost by F. Marion Crawford
The Dead Smile by F. Marion Crawford  
The Ghost-Ship by Richard Middleton  
The New Catacomb by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  
The Lost Stradivarius by John Meade Falkner  
The House of the Dead Hand by Edith Wharton  
A Wicked Voice by Vernon Lee  
Phantas by Oliver Onions

ClassicWeird 2

J. Sheridan Le Fanu (An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street)
E. F. Benson (The Judgement Books
Vernon Lee (Oke of Okehurst)
Vincent O'Sullivan (When I was Dead)
Edith Wharton (The Eyes)
W. C. Morrow (A Story Told by the Sea)
Irvin S. Cobb (The Unbroken Chain)
Edith Nesbit (From the Dead)
Robert Murray Gilchrist (Witch In-Grain)
Amyas Northcote (The Downs)
J. H. Riddell (The Uninhabited House)

Buy Classic Weird and Classic Weird 2 and we will send you a copy of Things That Go Bump in the Night free.


Things That Go Bump In The Night

Classic Weird

Classic Weird 2

Order Parlour Tricks in paperback - £9.99 plus postage and packing

Cover: Luke Spooner

Rather than wait for amazon, Barnes & Noble, Wordery, etc., to update their systems to include the new paperback version of Carl Barker's brilliant collection of short stories, Parlour Tricks, you can order this book direct from us using the Paypal button displayed below.



Parlour Tricks - trade paperback

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Paperback version of Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker available within next few days

A paperback version of Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker will be available within the next couple of days, either direct from Parallel Universe Publications or from amazon, Barnes & Noble, Wordery, etc., priced £9.99.

"Devil worshippers stalk the ageing boards of Blackpool Pier, a scrap-yard automaton devours the souls of lost children, and a murderous priest hunts an ancient she-demon through the streets of New York.

A selection of horror stories to chill the blood, featuring revenant felines, garbage-eating clairvoyants, flesh-eating magpies and a severed head with murder in mind.
 

Unexploded Girlfriends (c) 2010 was first published in Dark Horizons, Issue 57, BFS Journal, Winter 2010.
From Chatterton Hill (c) 2011 was first published in Estronomicon, October 2011.
Old Loves Die Hard (c) 2012 was first published in Title Goes Here, Issue 12, July 2012.
Eater of Lost Causes (c) 2011 was first published in Full Fathom Forty, BFS, October 2011.
With The Band (c) 2013 was first published in Niteblade, Issue #25, September 2013.
Fish Out of Water (c) 2011 was first published in Midnight Movie Creature Feature, May December Publications, October 2011.
Kicks (c) 2013 was first published in Miseria's Chorale, Forgotten Tomb Press, November 2013.
Why the Wild Things Are (c) 2010 was first published in Zombie Zoology, Severed Press, May 2010.
The Man Who Came to Dinner (c) 2009 was first published in Midnight Street, Issue #12, April 2009.
Things Lost in Fire (c) 2011 was first published in Dark Gothic Resurrected, October 2011.
Junkyard Dog, The Certainty of Chance, The Cabinet of Ed Monroe, and Lemming Revolution (c) 2016 are all original to this collection."

The fabulous cover is the work of Luke Spooner.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

First Amazon Review of Eric Ian Steele's Nightscape

First review on amazon of Eric Ian Steele's collection Nightscape:

Eric Ian Steele’s “Nightscape” is a horror anthology well worth your attention. The tales run the gamut from pure conventional horror (City of the Dead) to flirting with science fiction (After the Fall). One, The Musical Box, had a welcome Hitchcock vibe, and Vincent Price absolutely must return to us for a part in “Charlie!”...

To read the full review click on the link to it below:

https://www.amazon.com/…/0957453523/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_cmps_btm…

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts - some interior photos

The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts contains hundreds of black and white and full-colour illustrations, covering more than forty years of work in the fantasy/horror/SF genres by the artist, winner of two British Fantasy Awards.

Inside are articles by Brian Lumley, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones, Adrian Cole, Peter Coleborn, Jon M. Harvey, Nick Caffrey, and David A. Sutton.

This is a limited, numbered edition of 250 harcover copies, each of which is signed by the artist.

Here are some photos inside this great book:
















The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

Friday, 6 October 2017

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Some photos of our group signing of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts at Fantasycon

Some photos of our group signing of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts at Fantasycon by most of the contributors: Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones-Editor, Jon M. Harvey, Peter Coleborn, Jim Pitts and David A. Riley.

From left to right: Jon M. Harvey, Peter Coleborn, David A. Riley, Jim Pitts
From left to right: Jon M. Harvey, Peter Coleborn, David A. Riley
From left to right: David A. Riley, Jim Pitts, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones
From left to right: Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Signed copies of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

After Fantasycon we now have a limited number of copies of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts signed by those contributors who were at the convention. These are: Jon M. Harvey, Peter Coleborn, David A. Riley, Jim Pitts, Ramsey Campbell, and Stephen Jones. They can only be ordered from Parallel Universe Publications direct and will be sent out on a first come, first served basis.

Normally, copies will be signed by the artist Jim Pitts, and his publisher David A. Riley.

To order a copy now please follow this link: Order Books Direct

Would overseas buyers please note there is a dropdown menu and that they must choose the correct link for their location.


Monday, 2 October 2017

Great Book Signing Session for The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts at Fantasycon

We had a great, very lively book signing session for The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts at Fantasycon in Peterborough this weekend, with Jim Pitts, Ramsey Campbell, Jon Harvey, Peter Coleborn, Stephen Jones, and David A. Riley.

Left to right: Jon M. Harvey. Peter Coleborn, David A. Riley, Jim Pitts, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones

Monday, 18 September 2017

Eric Ian Steele's movie The Student reviewed

There's an excellent review of The Student (2017) a new movie co-scripted by Eric Ian Steele, whose short story collection, Nightscape, has just been published by Parallel Universe Publications.

"There’s a surprising amount of depth to The Student, a film that easily could have puts all it eggs in the love sick basket, especially given the ages of the two leads, but Monroe, helming Irene Majcher and Eric Steele‘s pretty solid script, avoids these clichés altogether and instead finds plausibility in other ways, with a vengeance story that ticks along at a great pace."

To read the full review click on this link




Sunday, 17 September 2017

Group signing at Fantasycon of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

There will be a group signing of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts at Fantasycon in Peterborough between 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon (30th September) in the Dealers Room at the joint Parallel Universe Publications/Jim Pitts tables.

Present amongst the contributors to the book will be Jim Ptts, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones, Peter Coleborn, Jon M. Harvey, and David A. Riley.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Fishhead: The Darker Tales of Irvin S. Cobb reviewed by the British Fantasy Society



Fishhead: The Darker Tales of Irvin S. Cobb has just been reviewed on the British Fantasy Society website by Sandra Scholes.

"...his stories like Lovecraft’s are dark, doomy and intense at times. His characters want a life of their own in a strange setting, trying to resist their fate even if they can’t change what life has already been chosen for them. There is a sense of fear of the future in some of the darker stories, so it’s great that there is some humour in the rest of them."

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Four specially printed, signed prints free with any pre-orders for The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

Below are copies of the four specially printed, signed copies of Jim Pitts' prints that will be sent with every pre-ordered copy of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts.

From Robert E. Howard's Tower of the Elephant

Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, and H. P. Lovecraft

Karl Edward Wagner's Kane

Cthulhu
Each will be printed on high quality A4 160 gsm white card and sent out with copies of the book.

The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts - pre-order price: £35.00 plus postage and packing. All pre-orders will include the 4 high-quality, personally signed A4 prints of Jim Pitts' artwork shown above, which will be unavailable elsewhere. Pre-orders are any made up to and including the 1st September, 2017, when the book will be published.

Copies can either be pre-ordered using the PayPal button above or by cheque, payable to Riley Books, 130 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3DR, UK. 

The book is limited to 250 numbered copies, every one of which will be signed by Jim Pitts. 212 pages long, this hefty harcover book (8.5 x 11 inches in size) contains hundreds of b&w and full-colour illustrations covering over forty years of brilliant artwork by Jim, whose work was awarded with two British Fantasy Awards.

After FantasyCon the price will rise to £40 plus postage and packing.


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Just seven days left in which to pre-order The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts


The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts
Only seven days left in which to pre-order copies of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts before it's published on the 1st September.

The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts - pre-order price: £35.00 plus postage and packing. All pre-orders will include 4 high-quality, personally signed A4 black and white prints of Jim Pitts' artwork, which will be unavailable elsewhere. Pre-orders are any made up to and including the 1st September, 2017, when the book will be published.

Copies can either be pre-ordered using the PayPal button above or by cheque, payable to Riley Books, 130 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3DR, UK. 

The book is limited to 250 numbered copies, every one of which will be signed by Jim Pitts. 212 pages long, this hefty harcover book (8.5 x 11 inches in size) contains hundreds of b&w and full-colour illustrations covering over forty years of brilliant artwork by Jim, whose work was awarded with two British Fantasy Awards.

After FantasyCon the price will rise to £40 plus postage and packing.


The first boxes of books from the printer ready and waiting to be shipped out 


Monday, 14 August 2017

Just over 2 weeks to go for pre-order offer on The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

There are now just seventeen days to go on the pre-order offer on The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts.



The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts - pre-order price: £35.00 plus postage and packing. All pre-orders will include 4 high-quality, personally signed A4 black and white prints of Jim Pitts' artwork, which will be unavailable elsewhere. Pre-orders are any made up to and including the 1st September, 2017, when the book will be published.

Copies can either be pre-ordered using the PayPal button above or by cheque, payable to Riley Books, 130 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3DR, UK. 

The book is limited to 250 numbered copies, every one of which will be signed by Jim Pitts. 212 pages long, this hefty harcover book (8.5 x 11 inches in size) contains hundreds of b&w and full-colour illustrations covering over forty years of brilliant artwork by Jim, whose work was awarded with two British Fantasy Awards.

After FantasyCon the price will rise to £40 plus postage and packing.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Stocks of Carl Barker's Parlour Tricks arrive from the printer

Stocks of Carl Barker's collection of tales, Parlour Tricks, arrived today from the printer.

The outstanding cover is the work of artist Luke Spooner, who also did the cover for another PUP book, David A. Riley's Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales

amazon.co.uk £20.00
amazon.com $26.00

About the book:

Devil worshippers stalk the ageing boards of Blackpool Pier, a scrap-yard automaton devours the souls of lost children, and a murderous priest hunts an ancient she-demon through the streets of New York.
A selection of horror stories to chill the blood, featuring revenant felines, garbage-eating clairvoyants, flesh-eating magpies and a severed head with murder in mind.


‘A remarkable and substantial story… neatly absurd, particularly in its very satisfying ending.’
D. F. Lewis on Unexploded Girlfriends
Like Jules Verne on crystal meth - incredibly intense and severely alarming.’
Ursula K. Raphael on Fish Out of Water
‘This reviewer’s personal favourite… clever and engaging.’
Fangoria Magazine on Why The Wild Things Are
‘It’s an impressive debut.’
SFCrowsNest.com on The Man Who Came To Dinner
Parlour Tricks - hardcover

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker now available on Amazon

Hardback copies of Carl Barker's brilliant collection of stories, Parlour Tricks, are now available on Amazon. Copies will be available from Wordery and Barnes & Noble and, of course, from PUP, shortly (in our case as soon as our copies arrive from the printer in a few days time).

The outstanding cover is the work of artist Luke Spooner, who also did the cover for another PUP book, David A. Riley's Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales

amazon.co.uk £20.00
amazon.com $26.00




Monday, 7 August 2017

Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker is the latest book from Parallel Universe Publications



The latest collection of short stories from Parallel Universe Publications, close on the heels of Eric Ian Steele's Nightscape, is Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker.


Parlour Tricks is available as a hard cover book, priced £20.00.

About the book:

Devil worshippers stalk the ageing boards of Blackpool Pier, a scrap-yard automaton devours the souls of lost children, and a murderous priest hunts an ancient she-demon through the streets of New York.
A selection of horror stories to chill the blood, featuring revenant felines, garbage-eating clairvoyants, flesh-eating magpies and a severed head with murder in mind.

‘A remarkable and substantial story… neatly absurd, particularly in its very satisfying ending.’
D. F. Lewis on Unexploded Girlfriends

Like Jules Verne on crystal meth - incredibly intense and severely alarming.’
Ursula K. Raphael on Fish Out of Water

‘This reviewer’s personal favourite… clever and engaging.’
Fangoria Magazine on Why The Wild Things Are

‘It’s an impressive debut.’
SFCrowsNest.com on The Man Who Came To Dinner


Carl resides in the Scottish Borders, where he can often be found skulking around ruined castles in the dark and generally getting up to no good - or so he claims.  With more than twenty short stories to his name, his work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies over the last eight years, including The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2, Shadows Masters; an anthology from The Horror Zine; and Terror Tales of the Scottish Highlands.

The cover artwork is by Luke Spooner, who also provided the cover art for an earlier collection from Parallel Universe, Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales by David A. Riley.