Saturday, 25 June 2022

Sales of Volume 4 of Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy confirm that a 5th Volume will be released in November

Once again sales of the latest volume in our successful Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy series confirm for us that a fifth volume will definitely be published later this year in November.

A big thank you to everyone who has bought either the print or the e-book version so far. 

 


Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4
is available as a paperback and ebook (kindle).

Copies can be ordered from:

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4 contains eleven tales:

In the Iron Woods by Dev Agarwal

My People Were Fair and Wore Stars in Their Hair by Andrew Darlington

At Sea by Geoff Hart

The Flesh of Man by Frank Sawielijew

City at the Mouth of Chaos by Adrian Cole

In the Belly of the Beast by Edward Ahern

The Tracks of the Pi Nereske by Wendy Nikel

Slaves of the Monolith by Paul D. Batteiger

The Green Wood by David Dubrow

Demonic by Phil Emery

The Whips of Malmac by H. R. Laurence

 



Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 3 is available as a paperback and ebook (kindle).

Copies can be ordered from:

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

Contents are:
 
Sorcerous Vengeance by Lorenzo D. Lopez 
 
Seal Snatchers of Jorsaleem by Tais Teng
 
When the Gods Send You Rats by Chadwick Ginther 
 
Mother's Bones by Carson Ray
 
In the Lair of the Snake-Witch by Darin Hlavaz
 
The Rains of Barofonn by Mike Chinn
 
Wardark by Craig Herbertson
 
The Foliage by Rab Foster 
 
In the Lair of the Moonmen by Jon Hansen 
 
Sailing on the Thieves' Tide by Adrian Cole
 
The covers and interior artwork are again by Jim Pitts.
The book is 270 pages and will cost £11.99 (£2.99 kindle).

With covers and illustrations by award-winning fantasy artist Jim Pitts, and edited by David A. Riley, the volumes so far include stories by Steve Lines, Steve Dilks, Susan Murrie Macdonald, Geoff Hart, Gerri Leen, Eric Ian Steele, Chadwick Ginther, Adrian Cole, Mike Chinn, Tais Teng, Martin Owton, Andrew Darlington, Pedro Iniguez, Dev Agarwal, and Phil Emery.

All are available from Parallel Universe Publications direct or from Amazon and other online retailers. 



For a glimpse into some of the interior pages of Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 2 click on this link

The contents of Volume 2 are:

The Essence of Dust by Mike Chinn

Highjacking the Lord of Light by Tais Teng

Out in the Wildlands by Martin Owton

Zale and Zedril by Susan Murrie Macdonald

The Amulet and the Shadow by Steve Dilks

Antediluvia: Seasons of the World by Andrew Darlington

A Thousand Words for Death by Pedro Iniguez

Stone Snake by Dev Agarwal

Seven Thrones by Phil Emery

The Eater of Gods by Adrian Cole 

Illustrations by Jim Pitts.

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

 

 

The contents of Volume One are:

The Mirror of Torjan Sul by Steve Lines

The Horror from the Stars by Steve Dilks

Trolls are Different by Susan Murrie Macdonald

Chain of Command by Geoff Hart

Disruption of Destiny by Gerri Leen

The City of Silence by Eric Ian Steele

Red by Chadwick Ginther

The Reconstructed God by Adrian Cole

Illustrations by Jim Pitts. 
 
amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

 

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4 - on kindle as well as a paperback

Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4 is also available for only £2.99 as a kindle e-book as well as a paperback.

Copies can be ordered from:

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4 contains eleven tales:

In the Iron Woods by Dev Agarwal

My People Were Fair and Wore Stars in Their Hair by Andrew Darlington

At Sea by Geoff Hart

The Flesh of Man by Frank Sawielijew

City at the Mouth of Chaos by Adrian Cole

In the Belly of the Beast by Edward Ahern

The Tracks of the Pi Nereske by Wendy Nikel

Slaves of the Monolith by Paul D. Batteiger

The Green Wood by David Dubrow

Demonic by Phil Emery

The Whips of Malmac by H. R. Laurence

Friday, 17 June 2022

Childe Rolande by Samantha Lee

Originally published by Futura Books in 1989, Samantha Lee's Childe Rolande is a post apocalyptic swords and sorcery novel set in a future dystopian Scotland, known as Alba. Long out of print, Parallel Universe Publications will be publishing it for the first time as a kindle e-book and a limited edition hardcover, as well as in paperback.

It will feature a brand-new cover by award-winning artist Jim Pitts, along with a specially written Introduction by Samantha Lee.

Childe Rolande has recently been optioned by Forlan Films for a possible tv mini series. More information about this exciting development soon.

Original cover for the 1989 Futura edition


 

 

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4 is now available as a paperback and kindle e-book

We are pleased to announce that the latest volume in our popular Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy series is now available as a paperback and kindle e-book. with even more stories and more pages than before.

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4 contains eleven tales:
In the Iron Woods by Dev Agarwal
My People Were Fair and Wore Stars in Their Hair by Andrew Darlington
At Sea by Geoff Hart
The Flesh of Man by Frank Sawielijew
City at the Mouth of Chaos by Adrian Cole
In the Belly of the Beast by Edward Ahern
The Tracks of the Pi Nereske by Wendy Nikel
Slaves of the Monolith by Paul D. Batteiger
The Green Wood by David Dubrow
Demonic by Phil Emery
The Whips of Malmac by H. R. Laurence

Here are a few pages from the book, including the Introduction:




 








Friday, 10 June 2022

Reciprocal Adverts in Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4

We are very pleased at the positive response to our call for reciprocal adverts in other fantasy orientated publications and websites. Below are images of the five to be included in both the paperback and kindle e-book versions of Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4 due to be published next week. 









Wednesday, 8 June 2022

TOC for Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4

I have spent this morning carrying out the most unpleasant task of an editor - sending out rejection letters. For those concerned please accept my commiserations - and also my thanks for having submitted your stories to me. It was fantastic to see such a massive response.
I have also finished emailing those who will have stories in Volume 4 of Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy
 
The full TOC is:
 
In the Iron Woods by Dev Agarwal
My People Were Fair and Wore Stars in Their Hair by Andrew Darlington
At Sea by Geoff Hart
The Flesh of Man by Frank Sawielijew
City at the Mouth of Chaos by Adrian Cole
In the Belly of the Beast by Edward Ahern
The Tracks of the Pi Nereske by Wendy Nikel
Slaves of the Monolith by Paul D. Batteiger
The Green Wood by David Dubrow
Demonic by Phil Emery
The Whips of Malmac by H. R. Laurence
 
The book should be published later this month as a paperback and e-book, with cover and interior illustrations by Jim Pitts.
 
This volume will have 11 stories in it, and also a few more pages than previous ones. I would also add that 6 of the 11 writers are new to this series.

 

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

The Submissions Period for Volume 4 of Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Ends at Midnight Tonight.

 

Just a reminder that submissions for Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 4 ends at midnight (GMT) tonight. There has already been a record-breaking number of submissions so far and it will be a difficult task to decide on which few will make it to be included in volume 4, which will be published in June. Good luck to everyone!

In the meantime all three previous volumes are available to order either as paperbacks or kindle e-books.



Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 3 is available as a paperback and ebook (kindle).

Copies can be ordered from:

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

Contents are:
 
Sorcerous Vengeance by Lorenzo D. Lopez 
 
Seal Snatchers of Jorsaleem by Tais Teng
 
When the Gods Send You Rats by Chadwick Ginther 
 
Mother's Bones by Carson Ray
 
In the Lair of the Snake-Witch by Darin Hlavaz
 
The Rains of Barofonn by Mike Chinn
 
Wardark by Craig Herbertson
 
The Foliage by Rab Foster 
 
In the Lair of the Moonmen by Jon Hansen 
 
Sailing on the Thieves' Tide by Adrian Cole
 
The covers and interior artwork are again by Jim Pitts.
The book is 270 pages and will cost £11.99 (£2.99 kindle).

With covers and illustrations by award-winning fantasy artist Jim Pitts, and edited by David A. Riley, the volumes so far include stories by Steve Lines, Steve Dilks, Susan Murrie Macdonald, Geoff Hart, Gerri Leen, Eric Ian Steele, Chadwick Ginther, Adrian Cole, Mike Chinn, Tais Teng, Martin Owton, Andrew Darlington, Pedro Iniguez, Dev Agarwal, and Phil Emery.

All are available from Parallel Universe Publications direct or from Amazon and other online retailers. 



For a glimpse into some of the interior pages of Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 2 click on this link

The contents of Volume 2 are:

The Essence of Dust by Mike Chinn

Highjacking the Lord of Light by Tais Teng

Out in the Wildlands by Martin Owton

Zale and Zedril by Susan Murrie Macdonald

The Amulet and the Shadow by Steve Dilks

Antediluvia: Seasons of the World by Andrew Darlington

A Thousand Words for Death by Pedro Iniguez

Stone Snake by Dev Agarwal

Seven Thrones by Phil Emery

The Eater of Gods by Adrian Cole 

Illustrations by Jim Pitts.

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

 

 

The contents of Volume One are:

The Mirror of Torjan Sul by Steve Lines

The Horror from the Stars by Steve Dilks

Trolls are Different by Susan Murrie Macdonald

Chain of Command by Geoff Hart

Disruption of Destiny by Gerri Leen

The City of Silence by Eric Ian Steele

Red by Chadwick Ginther

The Reconstructed God by Adrian Cole

Illustrations by Jim Pitts. 
 
amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

 

Saturday, 28 May 2022

ChillerCon 2022

Jim Pitts and I had a great time yesterday attending Chillercon at the Royal Hotel in Scarborough, where we met up with some old and new friends. 

Trevor Kennedy held a launch and mass signing for the latest Phantasmagoria Special devoted to Brian Lumley. 

Jim Pitts, Steve Dilks and David A. Riley
 



Thursday, 19 May 2022

ChillerCon Friday the 27th May - Jim Pitts & David A. Riley & copies of The Ever More Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

£30.00

 

Jim Pitts and David A. Riley will be at ChillerCon in Scarborough on Friday the 27th May.

Anyone who would like to buy a signed copy of The Ever More Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts will be able to get one from them there. 

Though Jim and David will be at various events during the course of the day, if you want to make sure of catching hold of them, particularly to buy a copy of the book, they will be at the launch of the Brian Lumley Phantasmagoria Special at 4 p.m. 

 

 

 


 

All pre-ordered copies of The Ever More Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts have now been posted

We are pleased to announce that all pre-ordered copies of The Ever More Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts have now been posted, including overseas.

Copies are available for £30 including postage and packing within the UK direct from Parallel Universe Publications.  There is additional postage for overseas orders. 

Copies are also available from amazon, though these copies, unlike those ordered from us, will not be signed by Jim Pitts.

If you order from PUP direct not only will your copy be signed by Jim Pitts but we'll also include a couple of signed prints. 

 Amazon.co.uk £30.00

 
To order direct from PUP for a signed copy plus 2 signed prints please use the PayPal button below.
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Copies of The Ever More Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts arrive today

Two hefty boxes of The Ever More Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts arrived today, ready to be sent out to those who pre-ordered them, with others to be taken to Chillercon at the end of the month, as well as to anyone who orders copies direct from us in the meantime rather than from amazon. 

Amazon.co.uk £30

Amazon.com $37.04

To order from PUP direct click on this link: Order Direct

If you order from PUP direct not only will your copy be signed by Jim Pitts but we'll also include a couple of signed prints.

Since we brought out The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts in 2017 Jim has been constantly busy, including interior artwork for Elak: King of Atlantis and After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales, covers for Phantasmagoria magazine, and a host of other projects, with new techniques and fresh designs. 

The Ever More Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts is a fitting sequel to the first volume, published in hardcover and packed with black and white and full-colour illustrations.


Monday, 9 May 2022

The Ever More Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts is now available to order direct from amazon & from Parallel Universe Publications

 


Amazon.co.uk £30

Amazon.com $37.04

To order from PUP direct click on this link: Order Direct

Copies are now available for £30 including postage and packing within the UK direct from Parallel Universe Publications.  They are also available to order from amazon, though these copies, unlike those ordered from us direct, will not be signed by Jim Pitts.  Only copies ordered direct from Parallel Universe Publications will be delivered with Jim Pitts's signature on them.  

PLUS: if you order from PUP direct we'll include a couple of signed prints, either black and white or full colour, of your choice. Check out what's listed in the Jim Pitts Prints page to see what is available.

Since we brought out The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts in 2017 Jim has been constantly busy, including interior artwork for Elak: King of Atlantis and After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales, covers for Phantasmagoria magazine, and a host of other projects, with new techniques and fresh designs. 

The Ever More Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts is a fitting sequel to the first volume, published in hardcover and packed with black and white and full-colour illustrations.

These are just a few of the pages from this book:







All copies ordered direct from PUP will be signed by Jim Pitts.

To order from PUP direct click on this link: Order Direct

If you have any queries please contact us at paralleluniversepublications@gmx.co.uk