Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Copies of paperback version of After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales


We received the paperback copies of After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales from the printer today. Here is a glimpse of some of the inside pages:

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The paperback is £11.99, the kindle £2.99. 

The paperback is available through most online retailers and direct from PUP.

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

DIRECT FROM PUP

Just like the hardcover version published recently, the book contains the following stories:
Three Eyed Jack
The Fragile Mask on his Face
Terror on the Moors
The Shade of Apollyon
Writer's Cramp
Fish Eye
Boat Trip
Prickly
After Nightfall

Friday, 8 January 2021

Cover artists for PUP books

We always try to ensure that our books have eye-catching covers. We would like to thank here some of the living artists whose work we have used:

Jim Pitts:





 

Allen Koszowski:



David Whitlam:




Luke Spooner:



Vincent Chong:



Joe Young:




Paul Mudie:


Brian Keeley:


Chrissie Demant:





Sunday, 3 January 2021

Another 5-star review of Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 1


Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 1
received yet another glowing 5-star review on amazon.

"What an enjoyable book. Quality sword and sorcery stories and amazing art by Jim Pitts. The general tone of the book was dark with a few lighter tales. A couple of my favorite stories were by Steve Dilks and Adrian Cole. I would recomend this series to anyone with a love of fantasy. I will be waiting for volume 2"

Review 

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Friday, 1 January 2021

After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales available now in paperback and kindle

We are starting the New Year with the publication in paperback and kindle of After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales by David A. Riley, illustrated by Jim Pitts.  

The paperback is £11.99, the kindle £2.99. 

The paperback is available through most online retailers and direct from PUP.

amazon.co.uk

amazon.com

DIRECT FROM PUP

Just like the hardcover version published recently, the book contains the following stories:
Three Eyed Jack
The Fragile Mask on his Face
Terror on the Moors
The Shade of Apollyon
Writer's Cramp
Fish Eye
Boat Trip
Prickly
After Nightfall

Here are just a few of the illustrations, nineteen of which are full page.

 














Thursday, 31 December 2020

Parallel Universe Publications' Projects for 2021

Early sales results for Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy Volume 1 indicate that the prospects are good for a second volume to be published in 2021, perhaps as early as May or June. More information about this when the next set of figures arrive at the end of January, which will include its first full month of sales. 




January 1st will see the publication of the paperback and kindle versions of After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Pitts. The paperback will be £11.99 and the kindle just £2.99.

 

We have another project also lined up for 2021, an omnibus volume of a previously published fantasy trilogy that has been far too long out of print. The new book will have a cover and interior illustrations by Jim Pitts and is being revised and updated by its author. More information about this exciting publication soon. 

 

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

"This is an entertaining anthology of new sword and sorcery with a diverse range of unique tales." The Spiral Tower reviews Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy


"This is an entertaining anthology of new sword and sorcery with a diverse range of unique tales." 

The Spiral Tower reviews Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy.

To read the full review click on this link


amazon.co.uk

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Parallel Universe Publications

Sunday, 27 December 2020

After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales by David A. Riley, Illustrated by Jim Pitts to be published as paperback and ebook January 1st

After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales by David A. Riley, illustrated by Jim Pitts, will be published in paperback and as an ebook (kindle) on the 1st January next year.  The paperback will cost £11.99, the kindle £2.99. 

The paperback will be available through most online retailers and direct from PUP.

Like the hardcover version published recently, the book contains the following stories:
Three Eyed Jack
The Fragile Mask on his Face
Terror on the Moors
The Shade of Apollyon
Writer's Cramp
Fish Eye
Boat Trip
Prickly
After Nightfall

Here are just a couple of the illustrations, nineteen of which are full page.

 We will announce immediately this book is available to order online.

Will Anyone Figure Out That This Is A Repackaged First Collection? will be out of print after the 31st December 2020

Will Anyone Figure Out That This Is A Repackaged First Collection?

Out of Print after December 31st 2020
 

This collection of stories by Johnny Mains, and surely our most oddly titled book, will go out of print from the end of this year, though both A Little Light Screaming and  A Distasteful Horror Story by Mr Mains will continue to be available either online or from PUP direct. 

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The TOC of Will Anyone Figure Out That This Is A Repackaged First Collection?:

Reconvened: The Judge’s House
With Deepest Sympathy
Gun Money
Jesus Wept
The Bag Lady
Falling in Love with a Dead Boy
Losing the Plot
Bloody Conventions
The Spoon
The Trapper
Life through a Lens
The Family Business
Small Town Life
Stour Bridge
Final Draft
The Duel.

Still in Print

 

Still in Print

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy to be reviewed on Big Hits Radio UK this Sunday

 


Trevor Kennedy will be reading a guest review by Craig Herbertson of Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy on Big Hits Radio UK this Sunday between 12 noon and 2 p.m.

 "Please join me this Sunday, 20th December at 12 noon (UK time) on www.bighitsradio.uk for the SUNDAY SERVICE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

There'll be plenty of festive music, chat, listener requests/dedications, along with some brand new music from the Bristol-based band Little Villains and reviews of the following:
- SWORD & SORCERIES: TALES OF HEROIC FANTASY Volume 1, edited by David A. Riley and illustrated by Jim Pitts, in a guest review by Craig Herbertson.
- THE LAST WOLF: KARL EDWARD WAGNER (2020), the new documentary film directed by Brandon D. Lunsford and Brian M. McKnight."
 
 

Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy - paperback and kindle

£11.99 in paperback/£2.99 in kindle

The contents of Volume One are:

INTRODUCTION - David A. Riley

THE MIRROR OF TORJAN SUL - Steve Lines

THE HORROR FROM THE STARS - Steve Dilks

TROLLS ARE DIFFERENT - Susan Murrie Macdonald

CHAIN OF COMMAND - Geoff Hart

DISRUPTION OF DESTINY - Gerri Leen

THE CITY OF SILENCE - Eric Ian Steele

RED - Chadwick Ginther

THE RECONSTRUCTED GOD - Adrian Cole

The cover and all the interior artwork is by Jim Pitts. 
 
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Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Ideal Books for Christmas

Parallel Universe Publications has four new books that are ideal for Christmas - two in paperback and kindle, one in hardcover, paperback and kindle, and another as yet only in hardcover.

Like all our books they can be ordered through the usual online retailors like amazon or direct from us.

Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy - paperback and kindle

£11.99 in paperback/£2.99 in kindle

The contents of Volume One are:

INTRODUCTION - David A. Riley

THE MIRROR OF TORJAN SUL - Steve Lines

THE HORROR FROM THE STARS - Steve Dilks

TROLLS ARE DIFFERENT - Susan Murrie Macdonald

CHAIN OF COMMAND - Geoff Hart

DISRUPTION OF DESTINY - Gerri Leen

THE CITY OF SILENCE - Eric Ian Steele

RED - Chadwick Ginther

THE RECONSTRUCTED GOD - Adrian Cole

The cover and all the interior artwork is by Jim Pitts. 
 
amazon.co.uk

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Kitchen Sink Gothic 2 - paperback and kindle.

£11.99 in paperback/£2.99 in kindle

Stories and authors in this book are:

THE RING ON THE ROOF - James Harper

THE CHRISTMAS TREE - Eric Nash 

VLOG'S LEGS - Shaun Avery

THE CAPSULE - David A. Sutton

WAKE UP SCREAMING - Adrian Cole

THE BOY ON THE TRAIN - Paul Lewis

DOUBLE EXPOSURE - Jonathan Mitchell

NIGHT FLIGHT - Eric Ian Steele

THE LONELY PASSION OF JIMMY TATE - Trevor Kennedy

THE DOOMED EMPIRE - Andrew Darlington

REAL LIFE - Franklin Marsh

STONES ARE BREATHING TONIGHT - Russell Hemmell

WINTER DISCONTENT - Stephanie Ellis

THE ADELPHI - Alyson Faye

PAIN - Mark Reece

THIS LITTLE PIGGY - Teika Marija Smits

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Christmas in the Workhouse & Other Gruesome Tales - hardcover - price £20.00 (including p&p worldwide when order from PUP), £11.99 in paperback and £2.99 kindle.
 
This is the second collection of stories written by Craig Herbertson to be published by Parallel Universe Publications. A musician and songwriter, Craig lives in Edinburgh with his partner and children. Craig is one of the original authors included in the infamous Pan Book of Horror Stories series. Two of his stories received honourable mentions in Ellen Datlow's renowned lists - The Best Horror of the Year. When not writing Craig is playing folk music, mostly Scottish, or watching football.Some of the stories in this collection show the influence of some of his favourite writers, including Philip K. Dick and J. G. Ballard.
 
An ideal present for Christmas for anyone who loves well-written, dark, sardonically macabre stories, complete with several spot illustrations by Chrissie Demant and one illustration by Craig himself.  Published in hardcover with an illustrated dustjacket, this is one of the best collections we have ever published.

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After Nightfall & Other Weird Tales by David A. Riley, illustrated by Jim Pitts. There is a limited stock of these available for the pre-order price (signed by both the author and artist) though there is an additional cost for overseas purchases. The £20.00 unsigned copies are available inclusive of p&p worldwide. 

As well as over 20 illustrations by award-winning artist Jim Pitts, this hardcover book contains the following stories:
Three Eyed Jack
The Fragile Mask on his Face
Terror on the Moors
The Shade of Apollyon
Writer's Cramp
Fish Eye
Boat Trip
Prickly
After Nightfall

Here are just a couple of the illustrations, most of which are full page.







To order copies signed by the author and artist click on this link (There is only a limited stock of these left): Pre-order

Unsigned copies - £20.00 each, inclusive of postage and packing worldwide order