Wednesday 29 April 2015

May Day Giveaway - Free Kindle Downloads of Things That Go Bump in the Night

Parallel Universe Publications will be giving away free kindle downloads of the bumper ghost anthology Things That Go Bump in the Night on May Day, Friday the 1st of May for two days. Simply click onto or or whichever amazon site you use to download this book for free.

Things That Go Bump in the Night edited by Douglas Draa and David A. Riley is available in trade paperback from Parallel Universe Publications. 365 pages long, this bumper volume contains 19 classic weird stories by Sir Hugh Clifford, Edward Lucas White, William Hope Hodgson, George Allan England, F. Marion Crawford, Frederick Marryat, E. F. Benson, W. C. Morrow, Amyas Northcote, M. P. Shiel, Lord Dunsany, Perceval Landon, Robert E. Howard, G. G. Pendarves, Henry Brereton Marriott Watson, Irvin S. Cobb, Huan Mee, Abraham Merritt, Nictzin Dyalhis, and Edith Wharton.
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
XĂ©lucha 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

Monday 27 April 2015

The Heaven Maker and Other Gruesome Tales reviewed on the BFS website

There's a great review of Craig Herbertson's The Heaven Maker and Other Gruesome Tales on the BFS website.

THE HEAVEN MAKER, AND OTHER GRUESOME TALES by Craig Herbertson, Parallel Universe Publications, pb, £11.99.
Reviewed by Stewart Horn
I hadn’t heard of Craig Herbertson before I picked this up, and this collection of twenty dark stories was a pleasant surprise.
The title story is probably the highlight: a grand epic told in a few short chapters about a man trying to rescue his wife from Hell. Reminiscent of Machen’s ‘Great God Pan’ in tone.
Several stories feature Mulholland the occultist, a splendid character who was great fun to spend time with. The best of those was ‘Liebniz’s Last Puzzle’, in which he is one of three academics trying to solve a fiendish puzzle, though none of them are clever enough to think it might not be a good idea. ‘The Anningly Sundial’ was another highlight, riffing on one of M. R. James’s best known stories.
Several stories are based in or around high schools – my favourite of those is ‘New Teacher’. You may have heard a classroom so rowdy it sounds like someone is being murdered.
Another group of stories is very much in the Pan Horror vein. Little nasty revenge tales or outlandish and implausibly horrific situations described with wicked glee. Look out for ‘A Game of Billiards and Soup’.
And there is poetry, a two page joke about Hibernian Football Club and the holy grail, lots of references to malt whisky, and a lovely little Christmas tale to finish off.
Overall, a satisfying read. A well written mix of the literary, the trashy and the darkly humorous. A fine addition to any horror lover’s library.

Sunday 19 April 2015

Classic Weird: Dark tales of the supernatural

A work in progress, this is the proposed cover of Parallel Universe Publication's anthology Classic Weird: Dark tales of the supernatural, which will include tales by W. C. Morrow, E. F. Benson, Vincent O'Sullivan, F. Marion Crawford, Richard Middleton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, J. Sheridan LeFanu, John Meade Falkner and Vernon Lee.

 Over 360 pages.

Friday 17 April 2015

Three New Books from Parallel Universe Publications

Will Anyone Figure Out that this is a Repackaged First Collection? by Johnny Mains

trade paperback:  (£6.72)  ($9.99)

ebook:  (£2.05)  ($3.00)

Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales by David A. Riley

trade paperback:  (£6.00)  ($8.99)

ebook:  (£2.05)  ($3.00)

His Own Mad Demons: Dark Tales from David A. Riley

trade paperback:  (£6.00)   ($8.99)

ebook: (£2.05) ($3.00)