1999

LENINGRAD NIGHTS
A NOVELLA by Graham Joyce
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  March 1999
INTRODUCTION by Peter Straub
COVER ART Vasili Ivanovich Surikov
PAGES 47

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Lenningrad Nights is the story of a young boy facing his own personal battle in his war torn homeland as he becomes the surrogate father to a prostitute’s baby. The lyrical prose and sharp characterisation mark this as probably the best of the collection with a denouement that sits comfortably with all that has gone before.

Graham Joyce’s “Leningrad Nights” reads like a long-lost urban legend from the Great Patriotic War. Set during the 900-day siege of Leningrad, “Leningrad Nights” is sufficiently grizzly in its depiction of what it takes to survive under such circumstances. It is a story of a young man who finds both poetry and the limits of his own behaviour in the rubble of the dying city.


HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
A NOVELLA by James Lovegrove
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  March 1999
INTRODUCTION by
COVER ART xx
PAGES 48

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880005 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 1902880013 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
William Ian North is an absurdly successful moneymaker. His nigh-unimaginable wealth gives him the ability to found and topple governments, ruin nations, even start wars. But down in the cellar of his mansion lies the secret of his success and it’s a close-to-home secret in more ways that one. It’s also a surprisingly nasty secret, and nastily surprising.

ANDY WARHOL'S DRACULA
A NOVELLA by Kim Newman
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  October 1999
INTRODUCTION by F. Paul Wilson
COVER ART Andy Warhol
PAGES 66

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880048 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 125 copies — ISBN 1902880048 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
New York, the late 1970's. The tribes of punk and disco are at war, and the first casualties have fallen in the Chelsea Hotel. Johnny Pop, a vampire fresh from Europe with a name to make and a thirst to slake, gravitates to the orbit of the grey-faced undead master to the city, Andy Warhol. With Johnny comes a new drug craze, perhaps a new disease and certainly a new communion between the living and the undead. The alternate world of Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron, Judgment Of Tears and Coppola's Dracula is extended here to a new era and a new continent, reimagining Saturday Night Fever as a lust for blood and examining one artist's obsession with things dead but moving.

THE VACCINATOR
A NOVELLA by Michael Marshall Smith
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  October 1999
INTRODUCTION by M. John Harrison
COVER ART xx
PAGES 66

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880064 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 150 copies — ISBN 1902880072 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
After a chequered and violent career, Eddie Kruger now lives in the Florida Keys. It’s a nice, quiet, peaceful life. Apart from the kidnappings. And the aliens.

Michael Marshall Smith is the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, the August Delerth Award, the International Horror Guild Award, six British Fantasy Awards and the Prix Bob Morane, nominated for five World Fantasy Awards and CWA Silver Dagger — and winner of the BFS Award for Best Short Story four times.
 

2000

MAKING HISTORY
A NOVELLA by Paul J. McAuley
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  April 2000
INTRODUCTION by Michael Swanwick
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 74

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880099 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 1902880080 [£20]

SYNOPSIS
An episode from his Quiet War series, which hark backs to classic Delanyesque space opera. A lesson in how history can be rewritten by determined losers, this story about love among the ruins on a moon of Saturn also portrays an exotic colonised solar system in rich detail
REALITY DUST
A NOVELLA by Stephen Baxter
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  April 2000
INTRODUCTION by Greg Bear
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 67

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880102 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1902880110 [£20]

SYNOPSIS
A short novel, lavishly praised by Greg Bear, from the internationally bestselling author of THE TIME SHIPS; an epic story of a far future war that shows Baxter at the top of his game.

NAMING OF PARTS
A NOVELLA by Tim Lebbon
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2000
INTRODUCTION by Steve Rasnic Tem
COVER ART Alan M. Clark
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880161 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1902880171 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
The first in a series of four linked novellas from PS Publishing. Pete Crowther asked me to try a novella for his PS imprint. I already had a vague story in mind, of a family having to cross a changing and increasingly inimical landscape to reach an estranged family member. That landscape became the British countryside, and the thing threatening everything emerged as the living dead. But I wanted to take this far past the usual zombie-fest. Why can’t grass be living dead, I figured, and trees, and foxes and badgers and anything that was once alive? So, for a while, it was.
The ‘naming of parts’ referred to in the title is the main protagonist’s way of confronting his fears by naming them, analysing them, laying them out to view. After writing the novella I tried this when I visited the dentist. It worked. Sort of. I suppose some fears are beyond naming…

TENDELEO'S STORY
A NOVELLA by Ian McDonald
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2000
INTRODUCTION by Robert Silverberg
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 91

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880129 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 150 copies — ISBN 1902880137 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
After a chequered and violent career, Eddie Kruger now lives in the Florida Keys. It’s a nice, quiet, peaceful life. Apart from the kidnappings. And the aliens.

Michael Marshall Smith is the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, the August Delerth Award, the International Horror Guild Award, six British Fantasy Awards and the Prix Bob Morane, nominated for five World Fantasy Awards and CWA Silver Dagger — and winner of the BFS Award for Best Short Story four times.
WATCHING TREES GROW
A NOVELLA by Peter F. Hamilton
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2000
INTRODUCTION by Larry Niven
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 96

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880145 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880153 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Lenningrad Nights is the story of a young boy facing his own personal battle in his war torn homeland as he becomes the surrogate father to a prostitute’s baby. The lyrical prose and sharp characterisation mark this as probably the best of the collection with a denouement that sits comfortably with all that has gone before.

Graham Joyce’s “Leningrad Nights” reads like a long-lost urban legend from the Great Patriotic War. Set during the 900-day siege of Leningrad, “Leningrad Nights” is sufficiently grizzly in its depiction of what it takes to survive under such circumstances. It is a story of a young man who finds both poetry and the limits of his own behaviour in the rubble of the dying city.



2001

A WRITER'S LIFE
A NOVELLA by Eric Brown
CATEGORY Speculative Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  March 2001
INTRODUCTION by Paul Di Filippo
COVER ART Julian Flynn
PAGES 78

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 190288020X [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880218 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Mid-list writer Daniel Ellis becomes obsessed with the life and work of novelist Vaughan Edwards, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1996. Edwards' novels, freighted with foreboding tragedy and a lyrical sense of loss, echo something in Ellis's own life. His investigations lead Ellis ever deeper into the enigma that lies at the heart of Vaughan Edwards' country house, Edgecoombe Hall, and the horror that dwells there.
In a departure from his science fiction roots, Eric Brown has written a haunting novella that explores the essence of creativity, the secret of love, and the tragedy that lies at the heart of human existence.

NEARLY PEOPLE
A NOVELLA by Conrad Williams
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  May 2001
INTRODUCTION by Michael Marshall Smith
COVER ART Wieslaw Walkuski
PAGES 78

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880188 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880196 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
It's dog eat dog out here. And man eat dog, and man eat man... Howling Mile. A city of the future. Barred from surrounding areas in the aftermath of a deadly toxic spill, its citizens are a crushed, hateful breed, slowly imploding in a vicious cycle of violence and cannibalism while their jailers, the Bordertypes, keep watch from sniper steeples and patrols of fire-breathing helicopters, desperate to prevent the contagion from infecting the rest of the country. Yet within this black arena, hope has come, at least for one woman. Carrier has fallen in love with The Dancer, a man she catches glimpses of beyond her reinforced windows and deep within her dreams. By day, she tends to her best friend Jake, who is dying, infected by the slow poison that is subsuming the city and its inhabitants. By night, she corresponds with Enderby, a friend who provides her with a reason to live, by sending her missives from the real world. Meanwhile, The Dancer introduces her to a different way of life in Howling Mile. She learns that there is beauty and magic beyond the bloodshed and resentment, that there exists a possible way forward. But she discovers there is a price to be paid for such epiphanies. Carrier finds herself running the risk of exposing herself and Jake to the Bordertypes, who don't want anything leaking out fro Howling Mile. Anything alive, that is. And all the while, it seems that the greatest secrets of the city are to be found deep within herself.

DIAMOND DOGS
A NOVELLA by Alastair Reynolds
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2001
INTRODUCTION by Stephen Baxter
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 111

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880269 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880277 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
'Diamond Dogs' is a fascinating exploration of how low you can go to pursue a goal. It doesn't matter that in this novella, the physical direction of travel is upwards. 'Diamond Dogs' mines the old 'exploring an alien artifact' plot. Richard Swift and Roland Childe misspent their youth trying to outdo one another. Swift is a disgraced scientist, and Childe an eccentric rich man whose family has discovered an artifact on a distant moon. Others have tried to enter it to wrest its secrets. Their remains surround the tower. Childe proposes an expedition, equipped to solve the riddle.

THE ASTONISHED EYE
A NOVELLA by Tracey Knight
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE October 2001
INTRODUCTION by Philip José Farmer
COVER ART Alan M. Clark
PAGES 192

EDITIONS
Signed Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880242 [£40]
Signed & Lettered Slipcased Jacketed Hardcover limited to 26 copies — ISBN 1902880250 [£75]

SYNOPSIS
When a UFO crash-lands in Elderton, Illinois, which reporter should the infamous tabloid newspaper The Astonished Eye send to cover the event? Why, Ben Savitch, of course! After all, Ben was born in this backwater town and that might just give him the edge when it comes to finding out the truth. And he might finally realise a shot-glass of fame and meaning in his otherwise lacklustre career.
But the mystery of the stranded extraterrestrial pales in comparison to the powerful yet fragile magic that already exists in Elderton: Almo Parrish can infallibly predict the moment when the first leaf of autumn will fall each year, and believes that he is the last surviving Munchkin; Chandler Quinn can build or repair anything (including otherworldly machines); little Vida Proust lumbers around town because the gentle inhabitants of Elderton are far too polite to tell her the truth of her existence (or lack thereof); and poor Frank Shepard is a flickering wraith of a man, a reanimated superhero who has forgotten how to fly.
As Savitch pursues his story, his homecoming coincides with unthinkable events that not only threaten the town’s tranquility, but also alter each intersecting life and transform the very fabric of reality itself.
The Astonished Eye was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Horror Guild.

INFINITY PLUS ONE
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Keith Brooke & Nick Gevers
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  November 2001
INTRODUCTION by John Clute
COVER ART Dominic Harman
PAGES 281

EDITIONS
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880234 [£60]

SYNOPSIS
From Antarctic history to mines on the moon, from fast food drive-ins to some of the strangest places imaginable, from alternate worlds to how the future was really meant to be ... Infinity Plus one collects together stories from some of the leading names in speculative fiction.

In 1997 the infinity plus website was launched to showcase some of the best in SF, fantasy and horror fiction. Infinity Plus one features the work of some of the site's major contributors -- stories chosen by the writers themselves, stories dear to their hearts and deserving renewed attention.
The contributors are: Jeff VanderMeer, Tony Daniel, Ian R MacLeod, Paul Di Filippo, Mary Gentle, James Patrick Kelly, Kim Stanley Robinson, Garry Kilworth, Kit Reed (whose story from the anthology, Old Soldiers, is now available elsewhere on this site), Michael Swanwick, Patrick O'Leary, Michael Bishop, Kim Newman; plus an introduction by Peter F Hamilton.


PARK POLAR
A NOVELLA by Adam Roberts
CATEGORY SF
PUBLICATION DATE July  2001
INTRODUCTION by Roger Levy
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 109

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880285 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880293 [£25]

SYNOPSIS

Overpopulation has crammed the world full-to-bursting and the last spaces for wild animals have long since been used up. Only Park Polar and Park Antarctica remain, two natural wildernesses where beasts can roam free. But these are genetically-engineered creatures, created and patented by the giant companies that run the world. McCullough, a company scientist, makes a routine visit to Park Polar to introduce a species of kangaroo to the snow-wastes. But competition between the companies is fierce and can often be fatal. and when terrorists descend, threatening the fragile equilibrium of the northern park, matters spiral rapidly and violently out of control. McCullough is soon running for her life through the hostile wilderness.


THE HUMAN FRONT
A NOVELLA by Ken MacLeod
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2001
INTRODUCTION by Iain M. Banks
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 75

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880307 [£10]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880315 [£25]

SYNOPSIS

The Human Front follows the adventures of a young Scottish guerrilla, drawn into low-intensity sectarian war in a high-intensity future, when the arrival of an alien intruder (complete with saucer) calls for new tactics and strange alliances. MacLeod’s unique vision is developed even further in a new commentary written especially for this edition, and in his delightful personal account of a Hebridean youth’s first encounter with the post-capitalist world. Also featured is our Outspoken Interview showcasing the author’s deep erudition and skeptical, mordant wit.

The Human Front has pretty much everything you could ask from a great story: character, insight, plot, that quality of description that transports a feeling, sensation, incident or landscape seemingly direct from world to mind, and revelation. It has substance. It should make your mind reel, and work.”

—Iain M. Banks



2002

A YEAR IN THE LINEAR CITY
A NOVELLA by Paul Di Filippo
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  April 2002
INTRODUCTION by Michael Bishop
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 80

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880366 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880474 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
A moderately modern city, pulsing with music and commerce, seemingly of infinite length, yet only as broad as a wide avenue, flanked on one side by Heaven, on the other by Hell. Such is the milieu intimately familiar to — and mostly unquestioned by — the millions of average humans who inhabit the Linear City. Yet a small band of seekers do indeed ponder their odd lot, the genesis and fate of their strange habitation. Among the speculatively minded are a small group of writers who specialize in what they call “Cosmogonic Fiction.” And among these men and women we find Diego Patchen, one of the younger luminaries of his set. A Year in the Linear City is the story of Diego and his friends, their loves and rivalries, their failures and triumphs, during one pivotal year beneath the Seasonsun and Daysun, in forbidding sight of The Other Shore and The Wrong Side of the Tracks. Careers will flourish, comrades will part forever, subterranean adventures will endanger both soul and city, and a fateful expedition to far off Blocks will bring new and challenging perspectives, leaving no one unchanged.
BLOOD FOLLOWS
A NOVELLA by Steven Erikson
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE   April 2002
INTRODUCTION by Stephen R. Donaldson
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 90

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 190288034X [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880358 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
All is not well in Lamentable Moll. A sinister, diabolical killer stalks the port city's narrow, barrow-humped streets, and panic grips the citizens like a fever. Emancipor Reese is no exception, and indeed, with his legendary ill luck, it's worse for him than for most. Not only was his previous employer the unknown killer's latest victim, but Emancipor is out of work. And, with his dearest wife terminally comfortable with the manner of life to which she asserts she has become accustomed (or at least to which she aspires)—for her and their two whelps—all other terrors grow limp and pale for poor Emancipor. But perhaps his luck has finally changed, for two strangers have come to Lamentable Moll... and they have nailed to the centre post in Fishmonger's Round a note requesting the services of a manservant. This is surely a remarkable opportunity for the hapless Emancipor Reese . . . no matter that the note reeks with death-warded magic; no matter that the barrow ghosts themselves howl with fear every night; and certainly no matter that Lamentable Moll itself is about to erupt in a frenzy of terror-inspired anarchy...
THE DARKEST PART OF THE WOODS
A NOVEL by Ramsey Campbell
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE   April 2002
INTRODUCTION by Peter Straub
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 350

EDITIONS
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880382 [£35]
Signed Slipcased Hardcover limited to 100 copies — ISBN 1902880390 [£55]

SYNOPSIS
Ramsey Campbell is the world's most honored living horror writer, with more than twenty World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Bram Stoker, and other awards to his credit. Hailed as one of the most literate and literary writers of our time, in genre and out, Campbell has been acclaimed as a "master of dark fantasy" by Clive Barker, one of today's "finest writers of supernatural horror and psychological suspense" by the Charleston Post & Courier, the "master of a skewed and exquisitely terrifying style" by Library Journal, "one of the world's foremost horror writers" by the San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle, and a "master of mood" by Publishers Weekly. In The Darkest Part of the Woods, Campbell introduces readers to the Price family, whose lives have for decades been snarled with the fate of the ancient forest of Goodmanswood. Here, Dr. Lennox Price discovered a hallucinogenic moss that quickly became the focus of a cult-and though the moss and the trees on which it grew are long gone, it seems as if the whole forest can now affect the minds of visitors.
THE FAIRY FELLER'S MASTER STROKE
A NOVELLA by Mark Chadbourn
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE July 2002
INTRODUCTION by Neil Gaiman
COVER ART Richard Dadd
PAGES 109

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880323 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880331 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
In the Tate Gallery in London hangs a mysterious painting that captures the hearts and souls of everyone who sees it. It emerged from the disturbed mind of an artist consigned to the infamous lunatic asylum Bedlam after he slaughtered his father. Mystical, disconcerting, enthralling, it purports to be a vista on to fairyland itself. In every aspect, The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke is an enigma.
But for Danny it is a key.to life and death, magic and wonder, hope and salvation.
A child prodigy, Danny has been obsessed with the painting all his life. Somewhere deep within it is the answer to a mystery that possessed his mother before him.an answer she may well have uncovered.
And so Danny sets out on a quest into the life of the brilliant tortured artist Richard Dadd. By following in his footsteps to Egypt, where Dadd first went insane, Danny risks madness itself. But the prize is worth it.
Is The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke really a gateway to the wondrous land of Faerie that has haunted mankind’s dreams for centuries?
Or is it something much, much darker?
THE UGLIMEN
A NOVELLA by Mark Morris
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE July 2002
INTRODUCTION by Stephen Laws
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 144

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880420 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880439 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
The uglimen are coming. Watch your back. They killed your dad. They'll kill you too if they can." Rob Loomis has everything he could wish for: a beautiful girlfriend, a job he loves, a nice flat in London. Life is sweet—until the day that his mother rings him at work to tell him that his quiet, thoughtful and apparently contented father has hung himself from the banister of their family home. Before long, Rob finds that it is not only his own and his mother's grief that he has to cope with. A mysterious, hissing voice on the phone informs him that his father was murdered, and that his murderers—the uglimen—are targeting Rob as their next victim. But if Rob's father really is dead, why does Rob glimpse him, standing between distant trees, watching his own funeral? Is his father a phantom? A figment of Rob's imagination? Or has he somehow faked his own death in order to avoid some terrible retribution? To discover the truth, Rob must confront and accept shocking revelations about his father, must delve deep into his father's past, and in particular into certain events that occurred in California in 1969, during the fabled summer of love. For it was here where his father made the biggest mistake of his life, where his reckless actions were to have such devastating consequences that they would destroy not only his life, but the lives of all those around him.
V.A.O.
A NOVELLA by Geoff Ryman
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE September 2002
INTRODUCTION by Gwyneth Jones
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 67

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 190288048X [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880498 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Gus has his squeeze Mandy. Mandy used to be a lap dancer. She's still got a body, I can tell you. She's also got a mouth and the brains to use it. Her cover is that she used to be in property development. Well yeah maybe. A certain kind of old babe has the hardest eyes you'll ever see. Mandy says, "The trouble with that scum is they'll turn the heat up on all of us." The Happy Farm keeps its elderly guests protected with the latest security. VAO they call it, Victim Activated Ordnance. Sound guns or microwaves blast thieves and juveniles alike. The Happy Farm provides drugs and physiotherapy and advanced Neurobics to help heal its guests' bodies and minds. It also costs over $100,000 a year. So, some of the guests have turned to unorthodox ways of paying their bills. They hack it out of other people's bank accounts. Then a gang of aged street people starts taking more direct action. They turn the VAO onto the people it's supposed to protect: the young, the wealthy. Age Rage they call it. They even have a charismatic leader called Silhouette. The cosy criminals of the Happy Farm realise that Silhouette is drawing all together too much attention to the scourge of elderly crime. And the best way to do something about that is to catch Silhouette themselves.
WHITE BIZANGO
A NOVELLA by Stephen Gallagher
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  September 2002
INTRODUCTION by Joe R. Lansdale
COVER ART Chris Moore
PAGES 159

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880501 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 190288051X [£25]

SYNOPSIS
With the middle classes adopting voodoo as a lifestyle fad, their doors are opened to a ruthless white male with a command of the religion's darker practical secrets. After an unusual and harrowing encounter, Louisiana detective John Lafcadio pursues the faceless man who now haunts his nightmares.
RIDING THE ROCK
A NOVELLA by Stephen Baxter
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  September 2002
INTRODUCTION by Gregory Benford
COVER ART David A. Hardy
PAGES 61

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880595 [£10]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1902880609 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
Eighteen thousand years have passed since the birth of the Third Expansion. Humanity spans the Galaxy and has become locked in a titanic, unending battle with their ultimate foe, the Xeelee. Luca is a novice at the Commission for Historical Truth. Based on Earth, young Luca is at the heart of the mesh of intelligence that controls and drives the Galaxy-wide war. But now into his life comes Captain Teel, a woman as young as he is, enigmatic, compellingly beautiful—but also a serving officer from the Front itself. Luca is immediately captured by an infatuation for Teel. But Luca's duty to the Expansion sends him on an extraordinary journey to the deadly core of the Galaxy, where he must confront the truth of an interstellar war, a war that spans a hundred thousand light years and has endured for millennia. In the midst of this superhuman conflict, even as he 'rides the rock' with Teel into the jaws of the ultimate darkness, Luca must strive to protect his own humanity from being crushed by the great events in which he is enmeshed. This story is set in Stephen Baxter's acclaimed future history The Xeelee Sequence.
RAMSEY CAMPBELL, PROBABLY
A NON FICTION COLLECTION Edited by S. T. Joshi
CATEGORY Essays on Horror and Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE October 2002
INTRODUCTION by Douglas E. Winter
COVER ART J. K. Potter
PAGES 435

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880404 [£30]
Signed Slipcased Hardcover limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1902880412 [£65]

SYNOPSIS
Ramsey Campbell, Probably collects 140,000 words of Campbell's non-fiction from the last three decades.
The subjects range from the perils of authorship to the delights of amateur fiction and film, from drugs to nightmares, from the Highgate Vampire to the Dracula Society's marching song. Friends are remembered, and so is Mary Whitehouse. A seminal study of English schoolgirl spanking on video is brought up to date. Many thoughts on the history of horror fiction are included. At last it is revealed why Harlan Ellison is responsible.
May the reader variously laugh, weep, ponder, disagree and turn uneasily in bed.
FIRING THE CATHEDRAL
A NOVELLA by Michael Moorcock
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2002
INTRODUCTION by Alan Moore
COVER ART Richard Powers
PAGES 112

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880447 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1902880455 [£25]

SYNOPSIS
In the 1960s Jerry Cornelius was the coolest assassin on the Ladbroke Grove block.
By the 1970s The Condition of Muzak had won the Guardian Fiction Prize and The Final Programme was a feature film starring Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Hugh Griffiths and Sterling Hayden.
In the 1980s the world's first cyberpunk continued to inspire a generation of writers including William Gibson, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and bands like The Human League.
By the 1990s he was up and running towards the guns again in stories like The Spencer Inheritance, The Camus Connection and Cheering for the Rockets, which dealt with the ikons and key events of the day.
Now, in Firing the Cathedral, he responds to the attacks on America of September 2001 and their consequences, to the realities of global warming and global terrorism and, once again, the apocalypse has never seemed more terrifying, never been more fun. Cooler, sharper, his fingers firmly on the pulse of the 21st century, Jerry Cornelius is back, counting names and taking heads. And modern life will never feel the same to you again.
KEEP OUT THE NIGHT
A COLLECTION  Edited by Stephen Jones
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE October  2002
INTRODUCTION by Stephen Jones
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 248

EDITIONS
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880552 [£45]
Signed Slipcased Hardcover limited to 100 copies — ISBN 1902880544 [£65]

SYNOPSIS
For fans of classic horror fiction, the Not at Night series of anthologies is one of the genre's best-kept secrets. Beginning with the book from which the series took its collective name, first published in October 1925, literary agent and author Christine Campbell Thomson (1897-1985) edited twelve volumes which appeared from British publisher Selwyn & Blount during the 1920s and '30s. Now here is a superb new anthology inspired by Thomson's acclaimed series, in which some of the biggest names in contemporary horror present their own favourite stories and novellas which, for one reason or another, they feel have been unjustly overlooked or ignored. But be warned: these superior terror tales—both supernatural and psychological—will leave a lasting chill down your spine long after you have finished this book.
INTRODUCTION: MORE NOT AT NIGHT  Stephen Jones
INVASION FROM INFERNO  Hugh B. Cave
THE VIADUCT  Brian Lumley
SPINDLESHANKS (NEW ORLEANS, 1956)  Caitlín R. Kiernan
HOMECOMING  Sydney J. Bounds
FEEDERS AND EATERS  Neil Gaiman
NOTHING OF HIM DOTH FADE  Poppy Z. Brite
THE UNFORTUNATE  Tim Lebbon
ONE OF US  Dennis Etchison
IS THERE ANYBODY THERE?  Kim Newman
DEAR ALISON  Michael Marshall Smith
THE GOSSIPS  Basil Copper
NEEDING GHOSTS  Ramsey Campbell

RIGHTEOUS BLOOD
A NOVELLA by Cliff Burns
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2002
INTRODUCTION by Tim Lebbon
COVER ART Richard Powers
PAGES 177

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS
Righteous Blood is unrelenting in its intensity, a stark reminder of that Cliff Burns specializes at creating moments of genuine frisson and suspense. As Factsheet Five has noted: "Burns writes like Hitchcock directs, producing gooseflesh without monsters. And that is the scariest kind of writing there is."
THE TAIN
A NOVELLA by China Miéville
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2002
INTRODUCTION by M John Harrison
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 89

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS
The story follows Sholl, a man living in London soon after a convulsive onslaught by unearthly beings. Through introspective monologue on both sides of the fight, we learn of the history of the attacking imagos and "vampires", and the reasons behind the invasion.

2003


IN SPRINGDALE TOWN
A NOVELLA by Robert Freeman Wexler
CATEGORY  Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE   March 2003
INTRODUCTION by Lucius Sheperd
COVER ART by Edward Miller
PAGES 86

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

Reconciliation, longing, and ambiguity combine in one astounding locale: Springdale. Is it a mundane New England town on a picturesque river, or the nexus of the paradoxical?
Springdale appears to be a quiet village, unblemished by shopping mall or mega-store. The town sits in a fertile valley, surrounded by countryside rich in natural wonder. Summers, tourists attend the area’s many arts and music festivals, and hikers crowd the trails. In the fall, reds and yellows of turning leaves decorate the landscape, and in winter, mountain resorts fill with avid skiers.But some say Springdale exists only on the contoured highways of our collective imagination. Others point to references dating back to Colonial Boston, to multiple versions of a ballad telling a story of remorse and disgrace.Here are three facts:

1. Maps cannot be trusted;
2. All History is awash with fraud and hoax;
3. Springdale is an absence of identity.

For two people, a lawyer named Patrick Travis and a television actor named Richard Shelling, Springdale is home and anti-home, a place of comfort and a distortion of everyday life. They are strangers to each other, yet connected. Their lives will intersect with a force that shatters both.


JUPITOR MAGNIFIED
A NOVELLA by Adam Roberts
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   March 2003
INTRODUCTION by James Lovegrove
COVER ART by Edward Miller
PAGES 104

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

Jupiter, magnified so as to fill half the sky, appears in the night sky suddenly. All the world sees it. From that night onwards, life continues as best it can under this sublime and overwhelming apparition in the heavens. People everywhere struggle to come to terms with what the apparition means, with how it can have happened. Is it portent of the end of the world? Or something more positive, something magical? Is it a freak of physics, or is it a message—and if so, how can it be decoded? For Stina Ekman, a frustrated poet and e-zine editor, this extraordinary omen seems to promise fearful and exotic changes for her blocked life.

Stina's narrative recounts the impact of this inexplicable event upon an ordinary life. All her life she has been fascinated by light and the effects of light on life; this enormous new fact in the sky forces her to confront the routines into which her life has fallen, the silence which has infected her poetry, the possibilities of existence itself.

This complex novella interrogates the way symbol and image govern our lives; the ways in which we attempt to bring meaning to the things with which life presents us; the balance we strive for between purity and admixture. It is an exploration the ways poetry, science and fiction might interact.


LIGHT STEALER
A NOVELLA by James Barclay
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE   March 2003
INTRODUCTION by Stan Nicholls
COVER ART by Edward Miller
PAGES 96

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS
Septern is a genius and happy that everyone knows it. No mage on Balaia comes close to matching his abilities in the development, design and casting of spells. No mage understands the intricacies of the mana spectra like he does. No mage ever will. He is a true one-off. Believing himself safe in the cocoon of his mansion, Septern chooses to ignore the war which rages outside his borders and continues to train the elite of Balaia's young mages. 

For his students, it is the opportunity of a lifetime. For Septern, it is peace from the demands of the colleges of magic while he continues his research. And Septern needs peace because he is on the verge of creating the ultimate spell. The spell that could end the world. But now, his genius and conceit threaten to be his undoing. In his creation, Septern sees the beauty of magic in its purest form and is determined to demonstrate it. But allies and enemies alike see something entirely different. They see the weapon that will win the war and bring everlasting domination to its owner. And to gain this prize, they will do absolutely anything.
INFINITY PLUS TWO
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Nick Gevers and Keith Brooke
CATEGORY Speculative Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   May 2003
INTRODUCTION by John Clute
COVER ART by Richard Powers
PAGES 282

EDITIONS
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1-902880-58-7 [£45]

SYNOPSIS
With tales of genetic dabbling, literary oppression, nanotechnology and lush fantasy, with crucifixion, vampires, interplanetary financial wheeler-dealing, strange beasts and fairy tales . . . Infinity Plus two collects together stories from some of the leading names in speculative fiction.
In 1997 the infinity plus website was launched to showcase some of the best in SF, fantasy and horror fiction. The anthology Infinity Plus one followed in 2001 and, like its predecessor, Infinity Plus twofeatures the work of some of the site's major contributors—stories chosen by the writers themselves, stories dear to their hearts and deserving renewed attention.
The contributors are: Adam Roberts, Ian McDonald, Lisa Goldstein, Stephen Baxter, Michael Moorcock, Brian Stableford, Vonda McIntyre, Charles Stross, Paul Park, Paul McAuley, Eric Brown, Terry Bisson and Lucius Shepard; plus an introduction by John Clute.
TOLD BY THE DEAD
A COLLECTION by Ramsey Campbell
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE   July 2003
INTRODUCTION by Poppy Z. Brite
COVER ART by David Kendall
INTERIOR ART by ​​​​​​​Richard Lamb
PAGES 359

EDITIONS
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Signed Jacketed Hardcover in a Slipcase  limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1-902880-70-6 [£60]

SYNOPSIS

Told by the Dead is a collection of horror stories by Ramsey Campbell, published by PS Publishing in 2003. The first edition contains a foreword by Poppy Z. Brite and an afterword by the author. It won the 2004 British Fantasy Award for best collection.

The stories included are:

  • "Return Journey" (2000)
  • "Twice by Fire" (1998)
  • "Agatha's Ghost" (1999)
  • "Little Ones" (1999)
  • "The Last Hand" (1975)
  • "Facing It" (1995)
  • "Never to be Heard" (1998)
  • "The Previous Tenant" (1975)
  • "Becoming Visible" (1999)
  • "No End of Fun" (2002)
  • "After the Queen" (1977)
  • "Tatters" (2001)
  • "Accident Zone" (1995)
  • "The Entertainment" (1999)
  • "Dead Letters" (1978)
  • "All for Sale" (2001)
  • "No Strings" (2000)
  • "The Worst Fog of the Year" (1990)
  • "The Retrospective" (2002)
  • "Slow" (1985)
  • "Worse than Bones" (2001)
  • "No Story In It" (2000)
  • "The Word" (1997)

FUZZY DICE
A NOVEL by Paul Di Filippo
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE   June 2003
INTRODUCTION by Rudy Rucker
COVER ART by Todd Schorr
PAGES 296

EDITIONS
Jacketed Hardcover limited to 500 numbered copies — ISBN 1-902880-66-8 [£35]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover in a Slipcase limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1-902880-65-X [£60]

SYNOPSIS

Paul Girard is a morose ex-hippy working in a dead-end bookshop job and grappling with the mysteries of life. He’s expecting a quiet breakfast before the shop opens for business. He’s not expecting to be visited by a universe-hopping robot shrub from an alternate future, who offers him a ticket to all the parallel realities he can imagine in the form of a quantum yo-yo. Failure of a whole new order of magnitude awaits him.

How badly could you screw up when granted access to infinite worlds conforming to your heart’s most intimate desires? No matter how much of a botch you or I might make of such a miraculous gift, rest assured that Paul Girard, hapless middle-aged bookstore clerk, can hilariously surpass your worst fumblings and missteps. Visited one morning by a dimension-hopping artificial intelligence named Hans, Paul is given the ability to jump instantly to any world he can envision. But without truly knowing himself, Paul soon discovers that framing a wish that gets the expected results is not as easy as it first appears. From the depths of the Big Bang to a world where hippies rule; from a land of Amazons to one of where life is a video-game; from a society where cooperation means everything to one where individual chaos rules—across these bizarre dimensions and many others, Paul races in the search for happiness, love, wealth, status—and the answer to the Ontological Pickle. Acquiring comrades and enemies along the way, our feckless alternaut reaches a cul-de-sac from which the only exit is death. And then his adventures really begin..


DEAR ABBEY
A NOVELLA by Terry Bisson
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2003
INTRODUCTION by Brian W. Aldiss
COVER ART by Edward Miller
PAGES 108

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

Would you sacrifice humanity to save the planet Earth? Cole is an obscure professor at an undistinguished community college—a man without a future. Lee is a Chinese political refugee with a Texas accent—a man without a past. They share a tiny office, a taste for Edward Abbey (and Jack Daniels), and an awesome destiny. 

For the most fateful decision in human history is theirs to make. One fateful Friday night, Cole and Lee join hands (literally) and embark on a journey to retrieve a formula that will change, or end, human history. A journey through Time. Along the way, they are witness to all the horror and all the glory of our tomorrows—from the cannibal seals of the next Ice Age to the final campfire under a dying sun; from the seductions of 30th century Paris to the pleasures of a dinner party a hundred million years in the future. They even find time to meet man's best friend, as well as his most indifferent enemy. It's a billion-year leap—a long weekend that stretches all the way from Friday night to the End of Time.


FLOATER
A NOVELLA by Lucius Shepard
CATEGORY Speculative Fiction / Mystery
PUBLICATION DATE  September 2003
INTRODUCTION by Jeffrey Ford
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 154

EDITIONS
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Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 300 copies — ISBN 1-902880-03-X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

Det. William Dempsey is having a bad time. Having endured a long trial for the inadvertent shooting of a Haitian immigrant, he's been abandoned. There's also a problem with his eye. His optometrist says there's nothing to worry about. But the floater seems to be growing and may be an emblem of a god of vengeance.


BY MOONLIGHT ONLY
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Stephen Jones
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2003
INTRODUCTION by Stephen Jones
COVER ART Edward Miller
INTERIOR ART Randy Broecker​​​
PAGES 291

EDITIONS
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CONTENTS

Introduction (By Moonlight Only) • essay by Stephen Jones
In the Fourth Year of the War • (1979) • short story by Harlan Ellison
The Crystal Doll Killings • (1939) • novelette by Hugh B. Cave
The Art Nouveau Fireplace • (1989) • short story by Christopher Fowler
These Beasts • (1995) • short story by Tanith Lee
Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back • (1986) • short story by Joe R. Lansdale
Replacements • (1992) • novelette by Lisa Tuttle
Cell Call • short story by Marc Laidlaw
The Walls • (1996) • short story by Terry Lamsley
The Buffalo Hunter • (1990) • novella by Peter Straub
Jimmy • (1999) • novella by David Case


BIBLIOMANCY
A COLLECTION by Elizabeth Hand
CATEGORY  
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2003
INTRODUCTION by Lucus Shepard
COVER ART John Anster Fitzgerald
PAGES 296

EDITIONS
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CONTENTS

Introduction (Bibliomancy) • essay by Lucius Shepard
Cleopatra Brimstone • (2001) • novella by Elizabeth Hand
Pavane for a Prince of the Air • (2002) • novelette by Elizabeth Hand
Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol • (2000) • novella by Elizabeth Hand
The Least Trumps • (2002) • novella by Elizabeth Hand
Story Notes (Bibliomancy) • essay by Elizabeth Hand



2004

CHANGING FACES
A NOVELLA by Tim Lebbon
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  January 2004
INTRODUCTION by Simon Clark
COVER ART Alan M. Clark
PAGES 98

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

Jack and his father have been through a lot, and when they reach the coast they think they have found safety. There's a beached ferry there, and a community of survivors from the living-dead plague that has swept the land. To begin with, things seem fine. And then the full moon comes, and the ferry is attacked by unnatural creatures far more powerful and determined than lumbering zombies. When dawn arrives the survivors count the cost. and Jack feels something calling him along the coast. He leaves the ferry and his father to venture into the wilderness, thinking that he can help but, in reality, sensing something far more malevolent luring him away. His growing sense of betrayal is countered by the strange new desires he is experiencing. It is only at the next full moon that Jack is made to realize the implications of what he has done.


POSTSCRIPTS #1
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Peter Crowther
CATEGORY Multi-themed speculative fiction​​​​​​​
PUBLICATION DATE  April 2004
COVER ART Edward Miller
INTERIOR ART David Kendall & Oliver Crowther
PAGES 178

EDITIONS
Unsigned Paperback — ISBN 1-904619-20-7 [£6]
Signed Hardcover limited to 150 copies — ISBN 190488003X [£50]

SYNOPSIS
The magazine’s 'Postscripts' debut featuring around 60,000 words of fiction (SF, Fantasy, Horror and Crime/Suspense), plus a guest editorial, book reviews and occasional non fiction. Edward Miller provided the cover artwork. The first issue of the brand new Postscripts magazine  published in April 2004, and will featured the following line-up of fiction and articles:
  • 'Roads Were Burning' -- Adam Roberts
  • 'The Visitation' -- Ray Bradbury
  • 'Riff' -- Ed Gorman
  • 'The Rose Egg' -- Jay Lake
  • Interview with James P. Blaylock -- John Berlyne
  • 'Prize Crew' -- Gene Wolfe
  • 'The Overwhelm' -- Allen Ashley
  • 'A Choice of Eternities' -- Eric Brown
  • 'Stripping' -- Joyce Carol Oates
  • 'Tarzan of the Alps' by Brian W. Aldiss
  • 'Original Sin' -- Lawrence Gordon Clark
  • 'Seventeen Syllables' -- James Lovegrove
  • 'How Big's Yours?' -- Article by Mike Ashley
  • 'Direct Line' -- Ramsey Campbell
  • 'Restraint' -- Stephen Gallagher
  • 'Footvote' -- Peter Hamilton

JIGSAW MEN
A NOVELLA by Gary Greenwood
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  March 2004
INTRODUCTION by Mark Chadbourn
COVER ART Chris Nurse
PAGES 103

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

In a world where Frankenstein succeeded . . . In a world where the Martians had invaded . . . In a world where the British Empire still exists . . . Detective Livingstone of the Metropolitan Police is assigned to the case of a missing girl, the daughter of a prominent MP. What seems to be a straight forward missing person case is soon complicated by the involvement of the underground porn industry, Anti-Old World Order terrorists and a conspiracy to steal the Empire's most closely guarded secrets. Running through everything are the Jigsaw Men, the products of Frankenstein's Theorem. In order to solve the case, Livingstone must overcome his hatred of the Jigsaw men . . . a hatred born of a terrible secret connected with his father.


THE OVERNIGHT
A NOVEL by Ramsey Campbell
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  June 2004
INTRODUCTION by Mark Morris
COVER ART J.K. Potter
PAGES 414

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall.

And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light.

The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them.

Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. 

The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other.


POSTSCRIPTS #2
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Peter Crowther
CATEGORY Multi-themed speculative fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  June 2004
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 175

EDITIONS
Paperback — ISBN 1-904619-21-5 [£6]
Signed Hardcover limited to 150 copies — ISBN 1-904619-21-5 [£50]

SYNOPSIS

The second issue of Postscripts magazine featuring the following line-up of fiction and articles: 'Bugs' -- Jack Dann, 'The Old House In The Snow Where Nobody Goes Except You And Me Tonight' -- Rhys Hughes, 'Shark God Vesrus Octopus God' -- Jeff VanderMeer, 'Lilies' -- Iain Rowan, 'The Return' -- Lawrence Gordon Clark, 'Getting Over' -- Michael Marshall Smith, 'Game Face' -- Mike Resnick and Robert Sheckley, 'A Chip Off The Old Block' -- Brian Stableford, 'Peninsula Valdes' -- Brian Hopkins, 'Spenser's A Fan, Too' -- Robert B. Parker, 'Compartments' -- Zoran Zivkovic, 'Worlds Apart' -- Robert Silverberg, 'Interview with Kage Baker' -- Jayme Lynn Blaschke.


GIG
DOUBLE NOVELLA by James Lovegrove
CATEGORY Psychological Horror / Urban Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  June 2004
INTRODUCTION by Eric Brown
COVER ART Michael Darby
PAGES 138 + 129

EDITIONS
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Signed Jacketed Hardcover in a Slipcase limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1-902880-84-6 [£50]

SYNOPSIS

Mik Dyer is a rock star.  Kim Reid is his number one fan.  Mik has had enough of the shallowness and emptiness of the rock-star lifestyle and wants to end it all.  Kim becomes his willing nemesis, eager to do anything to fulfill her idol’s wishes. The two have never met, but Kim knows what Mik wants from her.  His lyrics, and a drug-induced vision, have given her all the instructions and inspiration she needs. As Mik’s band God Dog return to their hometown for the final gig on their latest tour, there’s more than just songs on the set-list.  The audience is in for a night they’ll never forget . . .


BANQUET FOR THE DAMNED
A NOVEL by Adam L. G. Nevill
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  June 2004
INTRODUCTION by Ramsey Campbell
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 494

EDITIONS
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1-902880-92-7 [£25]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover in a Slipcase limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1-902880-91-9 [£50]

SYNOPSIS

Few believed Professor Coldwell could communicate with spirits. But in Scotland's oldest university town something has passed from darkness into light. Now, the young are being haunted by night terrors and those who are visited disappear. This is certainly not a place for outsiders, especially at night. So what chance do a rootless musician and burned-out explorer have of surviving their entanglement with an ageless supernatural evil and the ruthless cult that worships it? 

A chilling occult thriller from award-winning author Adam Nevill, Banquet for the Damned is both a homage to the great age of British ghost stories and a pacey modern tale of Devil worship and witchcraft.


MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH: THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
BIBLIOGRAPHY by Lavie Tidhar
CATEGORY Non Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  June 2004
INTRODUCTION by Lavie Tidhar
ANNOTATIONS by Michael Marshall Smith
PAGES 77

EDITIONS
Trade Paperback limited to 300 numbered copies — ISBN 1-904619-04-5 [£10]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 200 copies — ISBN 1-904619-05-3 [£25]

SYNOPSIS

In this annotated bibliography, award-winning author Michael Marshall Smith talks candidly about his writing life, offering an insight into the unique talent that has assured his books were snapped up by both Stephen Spielberg's DreamWorks and Warner Bros. The book features a complete list of every Smith appearance from 1990 to the present [2004], from obscure small-press magazines and foreign-language editions to detailed information about each trade addition, all thoroughly illustrated


MAYFLOWER II
A NOVELLA by Stephen Baxter
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2004
INTRODUCTION by Adam Roberts
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 88

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1-904619-16-9 [£10]
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SYNOPSIS

The sixth millennium: An alien occupation of Earth has been thrown off. Now a ferocious new government called the Coalition is sweeping through the solar system, seeking out those who collaborated with the hated enemy. A handful of immortals, once collaborators, live on an ice moon called Port Sol, far from the sun. They govern a community of thousands of short-lived adherents. The Coalition's grasp will soon reach this remote place. The immortals must flee the solar system on vast starships - but they can take with them only a few of their followers. A young man called Rusel must choose between his lover, and his life; he chooses to flee. But Rusel faces a long journey, a journey that will last tens of millennia before the great ships reach their destination. Generations will live out their lives knowing nothing but the journey. Rusel agrees to accept an immortality of his own, to guide the ship and its evanescent crew across this desert of time. But as the years stretch to centuries and to millennia, the origins of the journey are lost in legend—and then the cruel scalpel of evolution begins to work on the crew. And Rusel lies on and on. This story is set in Stephen Baxter's acclaimed future history The Xeelee Sequence, as were RIDING THE ROCK (PS Publishing 2002) and REALITY DUST (PS Publishing 2000), whose events precede this new story.


THE HEALTHY DEAD
A NOVELLA by Steven Erikson
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2004
INTRODUCTION by Paul Kearney
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 103

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1-904619-08-8 [£10]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 1-904619-09-6 [£25]

SYNOPSIS

Things are going all too well in the city of Quaint. So well, in fact, that something has to be done. The zeal for goodness can be catastrophic, and no-one knows this better than Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, two stalwart champions of all things bad. For the innumerable citizens of Quaint, driven to neurotic distraction and overwhelmed with good living, desperation breeds nefarious bed-mates, and before long the two homicidal necromancers—and their beleaguered and substance-addled manservant, Emancipor Reese—find themselves ensnared in a scheme to bring goodness into disrepute, if not utter ruination. To Reese's bemusement, laudable motivations are, in a bizarre twist, uncharacteristically relevant to Master Bauchelain, although, of course, the payment of a chest filled with gold helps. Even so, sometimes, it turns out, one must bring down civilization . . . in the name of civilization.


BLOOD FOLLOWS
A NOVELLA by Steven Erikson
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2004
INTRODUCTION by Stephen R. Donaldson
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 90

EDITIONS
2nd Printing - Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1-902880-34-X [£10]

SYNOPSIS

All is not well in Lamentable Moll. A sinister, diabolical killer stalks the port city's narrow, barrow-humped streets, and panic grips the citizens like a fever. Emancipor Reese is no exception, and indeed, with his legendary ill luck, it's worse for him than for most. Not only was his previous employer the unknown killer's latest victim, but Emancipor is out of work. And, with his dearest wife terminally comfortable with the manner of life to which she asserts she has become accustomed (or at least to which she aspires)—for her and their two whelps—all other terrors grow limp and pale for poor Emancipor. But perhaps his luck has finally changed, for two strangers have come to Lamentable Moll . . . and they have nailed to the centre post in Fishmonger's Round a note requesting the services of a manservant. This is surely a remarkable opportunity for the hapless Emancipor Reese... no matter that the note reeks with death-warded magic; no matter that the barrow ghosts themselves howl with fear every night; and certainly no matter that Lamentable Moll itself is about to erupt in a frenzy of terror-inspired anarchy . . .


NO TRAVELLER RETURNS
A NOVELLA by Paul Park
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2004
INTRODUCTION by Elizabeth Hand
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 74

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1-904619-02-9 [£10]
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SYNOPSIS

What awaits us beyond the boundaries of death? What mysterious landscape, what punishing terrain? In this powerful new novella, Paul Park submits some answers, alternately menacing and absurd. Encountering an ape-man in the mountains of North India, and then returning to America to experience the death of his old mentor Jim Carbone, our narrator finds himself dangerously susceptible to the attractions of the afterlife. When Jim passes away, our young man follows him to bring him back, entering a harsh borderland of high mountains, lunatic monasteries, evil instincts, totalitarian coercion, incomprehensible cities, fascist police, and beautiful women. In the end, his only chance of finding his way home lies with his friend, who has receded away from him, and yet is still able to dispatch a messenger to help him one last time. Park is the acclaimed author of Soldiers of Paradise and Three Marys. Written with all of his customary imagination, poetry, and humour, No Traveller Returns is an exciting, meditative masterpiece, in which the impossible achieves its final triumph over the improbable.


TRUJILLO AND OTHER STORIES
A COLLECTOIN by Lucius Shepard
CATEGORY Multi-themed collection of speculative fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2004
INTRODUCTION by Michael Swanwick
COVER ART J. K. Potter
PAGES 682

EDITIONS
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CONTENTS

Introduction (Trujillo and Other Stories) • essay by Michael Swanwick
Only Partly Here • (2003) • novelette by Lucius Shepard
A Walk in the Garden • (2003) • novelette by Lucius Shepard
Crocodile Rock • (1999) • novella by Lucius Shepard
Eternity and Afterward • (2001) • novella by Lucius Shepard
Hands Up! Who Wants to Die? • (2004) • novella by Lucius Shepard
Jailwise • (2003) • novella by Lucius Shepard
The Drive-In Puerto Rico • (2002) • novella by Lucius Shepard
Señor Volto • (2003) • novelette by Lucius Shepard
The Same Old Story • (2003) • novelette by Lucius Shepard
The Park Sweeper • (2003) • novella by Lucius Shepard
Trujillo • novel by Lucius Shepard


OUT OF HIS MIND
A COLLECTION by Stephen Gallagher
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2004
INTRODUCTION by Brian Clemens
COVER ART Chris Moore
PAGES 412

EDITIONS
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CONTENTS

By the River, Fontainebleau • (1986) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
Casey, Where He Lies • (1991) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
Driving Force • (1989) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
Fancy That! • (1995) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
God's Bright Little Engine • (1995) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
In Gethsemene • (1995) • novelette by Stephen Gallagher
In There • (1997) • essay by Stephen Gallagher
Introduction (Out of His Mind) • (2004) • essay by Brian Clemens
Life Line • (1989) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
Like Shadows in the Dark • (1987) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
Little Angels • (2004) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
Magpie • (1991) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
Modus Operandi • (1989) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
No Life For Me Without You, Vodyanoi • (1985) • novelette by Stephen Gallagher
Not Here, Not Now • (1995) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
O, Virginia • (1997) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
Old Red Shoes • (1988) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
Poisoned • (1997) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
The Drain • (1990) • novelette by Stephen Gallagher
The Horn • (1989) • novelette by Stephen Gallagher
The Jigsaw Girl • (1986) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
The Sluice • (1992) • short story by Stephen Gallagher
The Visitors' Book • (1991) • short story by Stephen Gallagher


MY DEATH
A NOVELLA by Lisa Tuttle
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2004
INTRODUCTION by Thomas Tessier
COVER ART Mark Harrison
PAGES 93

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

“. . . all at once, as if another light had been switched on, I saw the hidden picture. Within the contours of the island was a woman. A woman, naked, on her back, her knees up and legs splayed open, her face hidden by a forearm flung across it and by the long hair greenish, grayish that flowed around her like the sea. 

“The center of the painting, what drew the eye and commanded the attention, was the woman s vulva: all the life of the painting was concentrated there. A slash of pink, startling against the mossy greens and browns, seemed to touch a nerve in my own groin.” —from My Death

The narrator of this creepy but feministically delicious novella, an early 21st-century novelist, decides to write the biography of Helen Ralston, an all-but-forgotten 20th-century novelist she has long admired. In the late 1920s, Helen studied painting with W.E. Logan. Logan painted her as Circe, and Helen painted herself as an island titled My Death. When they parted for good, both turned to writing. Willy became famous; Helen did not. The narrator of My Death intends to do something about that. But first she must solve the mystery of Helen’s relationship with Willy and why Helen titled her self-portrait My Death.


TURNS AND CHANCES
A NOVELLA by Juliet E. McKenna
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2004
INTRODUCTION by Chaz Brenchley
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 118

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

An Einarinn novella.
Common cause unites a duke’s beautiful mistress, a stable lad, a goodwife, a priest, the bereft mother of an infant son and guild masters weary of seeing apprentices drafted into brutish militias. Conflicting loyalties set a duke’s dutiful bastard son on a deadly collision course with a journeyman blacksmith with most unexpected skills. In time, the country of Lescar will explode in bloody revolution, but before that comes this classic novella from Juliet E. McKenna.


UNDER PENITENCE
A NOVELLA by Mary Gentle
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2004
INTRODUCTION by S. M. Stirling
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 76

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

Long ago -- when History was not as it is now -- the North African city of Carthage lay under the eternal darkness of the Penitence...
Ilario, a King's Freak from the minor Iberian kingdom of Tarraconensis, has been raised as both man and woman. Now Ilario is on the run—as a would-be painter. Ilario desires to paint neither symbols nor formal icons, but simply and scandalously to paint what is.
Carthage is the great capital of the medieval Mediterranean, existing under an aurora-stricken darkness—anyone who can paint under that light, Ilario thinks, must be taken seriously by the budding New School of painters further east in Rome and Florence and Venice.
But Ilario will not only encounter thieves, slavers, priests of the tophet, the Lords-Amir of Carthage itself, and a questionable eunuch book-buyer from the Royal Library at Alexandria . . . Murder is hot on Ilario's heels, following all the way from Tarraconensis—and the truth of the past is not to be denied.
Under the Penitence takes place in the Visigothic Carthage of Ash: A Secret History, but stands alone, and can be read without any reference to the novel.



2005

THE DEVIL DELIVERED
A NOVELLA by Steven Erikson
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  March 2005
INTRODUCTION by Paul J. McAuley
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 158

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1-904619-14-2 [£10]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 400 copies — ISBN 1-904619-15-0 [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


DON'T TURN OUT THE LIGHT
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Stephen Jones
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  March 2005
INTRODUCTION by Stephen Jones
COVER ART Les Edwards
PAGES 279

EDITIONS
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Signed Jacketed Hardcover in a Slipcase limited to 150 copies — ISBN 1-904619-27-4 [£50]

SYNOPSIS

For fans of classic horror fiction, the Not at Night series of anthologies is one of the genre's best-kept secrets. Beginning with the book from which the series took its collective name, first published in October 1925, literary agent and author Christine Campbell Thomson (1897-1985) edited twelve volumes which appeared from British publisher Selwyn & Blount during the 1920s and '30s. This third anthology inspired by Thomson's acclaimed series once again includes many of the biggest and most respected names in contemporary horror with some of their favourite stories, both classic and original.

INTRODUCTION: COVERING THE NIGHT Stephen Jones
FEVER DREAM Ray Bradbury
EXPANDING YOUR CAPABILITIES USING FRAME/SHIFT™ MODE David J. Schow
SHIRLEY'S GHOST John Glasby
FLIES BY NIGHT Lisa Tuttle & Steven Utley
PHOENIX MAN Garry Kilworth
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? Charles L. Grant
SHALLABALLAH Mark Samuels
KING OF OUTER SPACE Peter Atkins
THE OTHER FAMILY Roberta Lannes
CITY OF DREAMS Richard Christian Matheson
THE BITE OF THE TAWSE John Burke
INHERITANCE Paul McAuley
QUEEN BEE Basil Copper
DING-DONG-BELL Jay Russell
THE CULT OF THE WHITE APE Hugh B. Cave
SICKHOUSE HOSPITALITY Terry Lamsley
DANCE OF THE DEAD Richard Matheson


POSTSCRIPTS #3
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Peter Crowther
CATEGORY Multi-themed speculative fiction​​​​​​​
PUBLICATION DATE  March 2005
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 144

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS


LITTLE MACHINES
A NOVEL by Paul McAuley
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  April 2005
INTRODUCTION by Greg Bear
COVER ART Chesley Bonestell
PAGES 328

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

MONSTERS! ALIEN INVASIONS! SERIAL KILLERS! LOST WORLDS! CONSPIRACIES! MAD SCIENTISTS! SECRET HISTORIES! In the seventeen polished, ingenious and often darkly humorous stories collected here, multiple award-winning author Paul McAuley takes a fresh look at staple genre themes spanning science fiction, horror, and alternate history. In 'Residuals', written with Kim Newman, a hero who once helped repel an alien invasion, eaten up by self-loathing and alcoholism after his bruising experience in the eye of the media, must find it in himself to try to save the world all over again. Bestselling mainstream author Philip K. Dick confronts Richard Nixon and a conspiracy that has taken control of America in 'The Two Dicks'. 'All Tomorrow's Parties' is a compressed marvel of far-future science fiction that packs a novel's-worth of action into its story of how an immortal weary of everything the universe has to offer deals with an unexpected confrontation. A book-dealer turned private detective discovers strange and dangerous rivals making use of the internet in 'The Proxy'. A science fiction fan explains how he became a serial killer in 'I Spy', a story with a little something missing. And in 'Cross Roads Blues', especially rewritten for this collection, the course of American history hangs on the decision of an itinerant musician. Despite the wry black comedy that suffuses many of these stories, the author is fully engaged with the ineffable strangeness of the universe and the human predicament. Even at his most playful, as in 'The Madness of Crowds', where a TV set designer must deal with the ramifications of a discovery by a mad scientist who is also his younger, smarter brother, McAuley has a serious point to make about hardwired human behaviour. As Greg Bear notes in his introduction, although some of McAuley's work can be compared to a wild hybrid of Cordwainer Smith and E.M. Forster. Every one of these stories is different and distinctive.

CONTENTS 

Introduction (Little Machines) • (2005) • essay by Greg Bear
The Two Dicks • (2001) • novelette by Paul J. McAuley
Residuals • (1997) • novelette by Paul J. McAuley and Kim Newman
17 • (1998) • short story by Paul J. McAuley
All Tomorrow's Parties • [The Book of Confluence] • (1997) • short story by Paul J. McAuley 
Interstitial • (2000) • novelette by Paul J. McAuley [as by Paul McAuley]
How We Lost the Moon, a True Story by Frank W. Allen • (1999) • short story by Paul J. McAuley 
Under Mars • (2002) • short story by Paul J. McAuley 
1Danger: Hard Hack Area • short story by Paul J. McAuley (variant of Danger - Hard Hack Area 2000) The Madness of Crowds • (2003) • short story by Paul J. McAuley The Secret of My Success • (1998) • short story by Paul J. McAuley 
The Proxy • (2000) • short story by Paul J. McAuley 
I Spy • (1999) • short story by Paul J. McAuley 
The Rift • (2000) • novelette by Paul J. McAuley 
Alien TV • [Alien TV] • (1999) • short story by Paul J. McAuley 
Before the Flood • [Alien TV] • (1998) • short story by Paul J. McAuley 
A Very British History • (2000) • short story by Paul J. McAuley 
Cross Roads Blues • (1991) • novelette by Paul J. McAuley (variant of Crossroads) 
Afterword (Little Machines) • (2005) • essay by Paul J. McAuley 


NIGHT OF KNIVES
A NOVELLA by Ian Cameron Esslemont
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  May 2005
INTRODUCTION by Steven Erikson
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 285

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


A REVERIE FOR MISTER RAY:
REFLECTIONS ON LIFE, DEATH & SPECULATIVE FICTION
A NOVEL by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  May 2005
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART Jamie Bishop
PAGES 611

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE OF JULES VERNE
A NOVELLA by Eric Brown
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  May 2005
INTRODUCTION by Ian Watson
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 137

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


TWOC
A NOVEL by Graham Joyce
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2005
INTRODUCTION by Rob Grant
COVER ART Oliver James
PAGES 280

EDITIONS
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Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 1-904619-36-3 [£50]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


POSTSCRIPTS #4
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Peter Crowther
CATEGORY Multi-themed speculative fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  June 2005
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 144

EDITIONS
Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1-904619-33-9 [£6]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 1-904619-03-X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


THE PERIODIC TABLE OF SCIENCE FICTION
A NOVEL by Michael Swanwick
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  July 2005
INTRODUCTION by Theodore W. Gray
COVER ART x
PAGES 274

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


SANITY AND THE LADY
A NOVELLA by Brian W. Aldiss
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  August 2005
INTRODUCTION by Ian R. MacLeod
COVER ART John William Godward
PAGES 218

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


2OTH CENTURY GHOSTS
A COLLECTION by Joe Hill
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2005
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART Vincent Chong
PAGES 304

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


POSTSCRIPTS #5
AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Peter Crowther
CATEGORY Multi-themed speculative fiction
PUBLICATION DATE September 2005
COVER ART J. K. Potter
PAGES 144

EDITIONS
Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£50]

CONTENTS

It is a story.


SECRET STORIES
A NOVEL by Ramsey Campbell
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2005
INTRODUCTION by Jeremy Tyson
COVER ART David Kendall
PAGES 419

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


NOWHERE AN ANGEL
A NOVEL by Mark Morris
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2005
INTRODUCTION by Stephen Gallagher
COVER ART Seamus A. Ryan
PAGES 368

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1-902880-02-1 [£25]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 1-902880-03-X [£50]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


FISHIN' WITH GRANDMA MATCHIE
A NOVELLA by Steven Erikson
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2010
INTRODUCTION by Graham Joyce
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 90

EDITIONS
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SYNOPSIS

So they're telling me I need to talk about what I talked about in all these pages which had my bestest cover ever with green crayon and blue crayon because they're the only ones Glora Feeb hasn't eaten yet and bits of bark and moss and a dragonfly water beetle which is what they are before they crawl out and unwrap their wings, but it's only the shell because the dragonflies climb out through a hole in the beetle's back and then they dry up, which is what I'm going to do when I dry up too, climb out through the hole, I mean. And that's what was on the cover using LePage's glue, the white stuff that tastes like toothpaste without the mint or chili pepper if it's my sister's toothpaste when she's not looking because she's too busy staring at her new phone all the time, probably because it doesn't work, it's got no cord! But that cover's gone I don't know where maybe to the Smithsonian and I'd tied strings through the holes to keep all those pages in order, especially since I forgot to number them, only it's not real string it's five lb test monofilament fishing line that says 8 lb on the box but it's old and Grandma Matchie says fishing line that's old doesn't weigh as much as when it's new, not that I can tell the difference can you? Besides it's not like pages weigh a lot or fight back much. Anyway the pages I'm supposed to talk about got numbers now because grown-ups are obsessed with putting things in order but I'm not good at taking orders which is where all the trouble started so I'll stop now. the end.


THE CLOCK KING & THE QUEEN OF THE HOURGLASS
A NOVELLA by Vera Nazarian
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2010
INTRODUCTION by CHarles de Lint
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES 124

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1-902880-02-1 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 1-902880-03-X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


R IS FOR ROCKET
A COLLECTION by Ray Bradbury
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2005
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART Joe Mugnaini
PAGES 227

EDITIONS
Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£25]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£75]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£295]​​​​​​​

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


S IS FOR SPACE
A COLLECTION by Ray Bradbury
CATEGORY Science Fictnio
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2005
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART Joe Mugnaini
PAGES 217

EDITIONS
Hardcover limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£25]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£75]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£295]​​​​​​​

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


FOREVER AND THE EARTH:
YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW STORIES
A NOVELLA by Ray Bradbury
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2005
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART Edward Miller
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£25]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£295]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


THE COSMOLOGY OF THE WIDER WORLD
A NOVELLA by Jeffrey Ford
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2005
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART Kim Deitch
PAGES 173

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


CHRISTMAS INN
A CHAPBOOK by Gene Wolfe
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  December 2005
COVER ART James Hannah
PAGES 28

EDITIONS
Signed Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£7.50]
Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£15]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


BABYLON
A NOVEL by Richard Calder
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2007

XXXXXX
A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2008

XXXXXX
A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2009

XXXXXX
A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2010

XXXXXX
A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2011

XXXXXX
A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2012

CREATURES OF THE POOL
A NOVEL by Ramsey Campbell
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  September 2012
INTRODUCTION by Bryan Talbot
COVER DESIGN Michael Smith
PAGES 356

EDITIONS
Drugstore Indian Press Paperback — ISBN 978-1-848634-98-5 [£7.99]

Customers should note that this Drugstore Indian Press edition includes old photographs of Liverpool, provided courtesy of David Stoker, Manager of the Liverpool Record Office  and Merseyside Record Office based at the Central Library on William Brown  Street.

SYNOPSIS

The calls on the radio are all about tunnels. Someone whose grandfather was involved in digging the first of the pair that take roads under the river says attempts were made to block up the excavations. The bosses accused the workmen of trying to prolong the job, but some of her grandfather's colleagues insisted the tunnel had been blocked from within. The wife of a worker at the sorting office on Copperas Hill reveals that the postmen are loath to use the tunnel that links the office to Lime Street Station. Perhaps it's a tale to frighten new recruits, since the veterans say the lights in the tunnel sometimes fail, unless they're switched off as a prank, at which point you may realise you have company that doesn't need to see you to find you, because you'll hear its whisper in your ear before you encounter its wet flabby touch...

Gavin Meadows gives guided tours of Liverpool. Some of his stories are based on history and some on local legends. As a summer of rainstorms and redevelopment overtakes the city, his research starts to disinter the true nature of the place. What originally brought settlers to the Pool? What used to take place in the cellars of Liverpool's Whitechapel? Why did Joseph Williamson, the Mole of Edge Hill, construct a maze of underground tunnels only to brick them up? What drove Virginia Woolf's uncle mad in Liverpool as he summed up a prosecution for murder? As Gavin and his partner Lucinda delve deeper they're confronted by the truth behind the legends and encounter what has always lived under the city. At the end, what will come up from the dark?



FORESTS OF EDEN
A NOVELLa by Elizabeth Counihan
CATEGORY Science Fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  October 2012
COVER DESIGN Ben Baldwin
PAGES 60

EDITIONS
An unsigned hardcover — ISBN 978-1-848635-xx-x
100 Jacketed Hardcovers signed by Elizabeth Counihan — ISBN 978-1-848635-02-9

SYNOPSIS

Earth is fog-shrouded, the Amazon rainforest a desert.

Sir Barrington Monroe III, Knight Commander of the Terran Legion of Honour, Fellow of the Solarian Order, is the richest man in the inhabited worlds. Not surprising, as from its base in the Alpha system, the Monroe Corporation has total control of tachyferite, the only substance to emit faster than light signals. But Monroe is hiding a deadly secret, a secret that has ruined another man’s life and it’s up to a young journalist to uncover the truth. To do this he must brave personal threats and corporate intrigue and eventually centuries of star travel with one embittered companion.

Then, on a new, unblemished world he makes a decision which will change both their lives.



2013

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A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2014

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A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2015

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A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2016

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A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.



2017

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A NOVELLA by Elizabeth Counihan
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


XXXXXX
A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.


XXXXXX
A NOVELLA by x
CATEGORY x
PUBLICATION DATE  x
INTRODUCTION by x
COVER ART x
PAGES xx

EDITIONS
Signed Trade Paperback limited to 500 copies — ISBN 1902880021 [£8]
Signed Jacketed Hardcover limited to 52 copies — ISBN 190288003X [£25]

SYNOPSIS

It is a story.