Saturday 7 September 2019

New PUP advert in Phantasmagoria Magazine

Trevor Kennedy is very kindly publishing the following advert for Parallel Universe Publications in the next issue of Phantasmagoria Magazine.

Thursday 5 September 2019

Two more Jim Pitts full-colour prints

We have just added two more of Jim's wonderful artwork to the list of prints available from us.

Click here to see all the prints that are now available.

Print 41 
SHADMOCKS AND SHIVERS: New tales inspired by the stories of R.Chetwynd-Hayes 2019

Print 42 
SOME THINGS MAY BE: Collected writings by James Wade. 2017

Wednesday 4 September 2019

The Winter Hunt soon to be Out of Print

Cover Art: Joe Young
The Winter Hunt by Steve Lockley and Paul Lewis will be official Out of Print at the end of this month. If you want to order a copy you have just a few weeks to do so.
Steve Lockley and Paul Lewis at the launch for The Winter Hunt at The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Steve Lockley and Paul Lewis, a two-man, Swansea-based writing-team (though they have written individually as well, and excellently too) are contemporary authors in the best sense of the phrase. They are also hugely respectful of and clearly motivated by some of the great work done in the past. So often their stories, at first glance, may be ‘kitchen sink’ in tone. By that, I mean they could be set on a drear council estate, or in a bus station cafĂ©, or a second-hand shoe shop, or a seaside boarding house on a dull day in the off-season. But never be fooled by any of that, because these calm waters run very, very deep indeed. The Lockley/Lewis style is deceptively simple – an easy and comfortable read, comprising beautiful, well-constructed prose that will carry you straight to the heart of the plot. Already, that’s a sign of quality where I’m concerned. But in addition, in terms of the subtext, these tales are never less than awe-inspiring, and I choose my words carefully. There are massive concepts at the heart of so much Lockley and Lewis. One minute you think you’re reading about a weary shop-girl who spends all day worrying about her wayward brother and his car-thief mates, the next you’re confronted by demonic forces and a winter storm so hellish they surely come from a place beyond time. A few minutes later, you think you’re travelling with two single middle-aged women on a short holiday to the coast, but the next thing you’re asking ‘coast of what?’ What kind of edge have they ventured to here, and for God’s sake, why? Nothing is what it appears in the book you are about to read, but there is nothing complex here either. Think of these tales as contemporary, urban parables, often unapologetically horrific, and yet rich in heart and soul. They deal with issues that go far deeper than the events on the page, and yet the best thing is – you don’t have to go digging for that. It’ll all be brought to you in due course.

Contents are:
Introduction by Paul Finch
The Winter Hunt
Gabriel Restrained
Family Ties
The Woman on the Stairs
Never Go Back
Last Day
The Worst Part
City of Woes
Death Knock
De Profundis
Puca Muc
Shadows in Paint

The Winter Hunt was first published in F20, 2000
Gabriel Restrained was first published in Darkness Rising Two: Night's Soft Pains, 2001
Family Ties was first published in The Third Black Book of Horror, 2008
Lullaby was first published in  Vivisections, 2003
Never Go Back was first published in British Invasion, 2008
Damp was first published in Chimeraworld #2, 2005
City of Woes was first published in Doorways, 2008
Death Knock was first published in At Ease with the Dead, 2007
Puca Muc was first published in Shrouded by Darkness, 2006

Order Direct from us

trade paperback: £9.99   $12.99          Barnes & Noble $12.99

ebook: £2.99     $4.27

Tuesday 3 September 2019

New Jim Pitts prints and a great deal

We have added some exciting new illustrations to the list of Jim Pitts prints that are available from us, plus they are now post free.
Each print is on high quality A4 paper, approved and signed by the artist before being sealed for protection inside a plastic envelope.

Colour prints are £7.00 each including p&p

Black & white prints are £5.00 each including p&p

Any orders for 5 or more prints, whether black and white, colour, or mixed qualify for a 20% discount.

To order please email or, listing which prints you would like, plus your address. You will then be emailed a Paypal invoice.

Jim Pitts is an award-winning artist (two-times winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award, plus Science Fiction's Ken McIntyre Award), whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and books, both professional and small press.

Jim Pitts holding his two British Fantasy Awards

Jim Pitts holding a copy of his book, The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

Now you have the opportunity to own individually signed prints of some of Jim's best work, in black and white and in full-colour.


Print 01
Cover for Worlds of the Unknown #1
Spectre Press
Print 02
Cover of Dark Horizons #15, 1976 edited by Stephen Jones
British Fantasy Society

Print 03
"Mr October"

Print 04
Inspired by Clark Ashton Smith's Zothique stories

Print 05
Front cover of Cthulhu: Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
Spectre Press 2018

Print 06
Tsathoggua - Clark Ashton Smith's
contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos

Print 07
Illustration for Adrian Cole's Steaming into Wonderland
published in Worlds of the Unknown #5, Spectre Press

Print 24    H. P. Lovecraft's The Moon Bog

Print 08
From The Tower of the Elephant by Robert E. Howard
The Hyborian Gazette #1

Print 09
Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft

Print 10
Illustration for The Furies from Boras by Anders Fager
in Cthulhu #8 (front cover)

Print 11
Cover for Cthulhu #7, Spectre Press

Print 12
Illustration for Climbing Those Stairs by David Ieuan
in Worlds of the Unknown #1, Spectre Press

Print 13
Illustration for Baptism of  Fire by Andrew Darlington
in Cthulhu #5

Print 14
Illustration for Game of Nine Pinns by Don Webb
in Cthulhu #7

Print 15

Print 16
Illustration for Brian Lumley's The Changeling
in Earth, Air, Fire & Water, Fedogan & Bremer

Print 17
Illustration for Brian Lumley's The Gathering
in Earth, Air, Fire & Water, Fedogan & Bremer

Print 18
"Angel" inspired by the Charlie Parker novels
of John Connolly
Print 19
M. R. James' The Scrapbook of Canon Alberic

Print 20
M. R. James' The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral

Print 21
M. R. James' Count Magnus

Print 22
M. R. James' Lost Hearts

Print 23
Writer's Cramp by David A. Riley, Northern Chills

Print 25  Hans Bok's Beyond the Golden Stair

Print 26  Hans Bok's The Blue Flamingo

Print 27  The Benevolence of Yib by Lin Carter
Print 28  R. Chetwynd-Hayes Looking for Something to Suck

Print 29  R. Chetwynd-Hayes  Looking for Something to Suck
Print 30 Robert E. Howard's The Black Stone

Print 31  H. P. Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space
Print 32  Halloween 2019

Print 33 A Trick, or a Treat?
Print 34  The Waking Dead

Print 35 H. P. Lovecraft's The Cats of Ulthar

Print 36  Bats

Print 37  Pumpkin Scarecrow

Print 38 Female Zombie

Print 39 Zombie Head
Print 40 Hi, Pardner. It's been awhile