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2001 News

November 2001

CHRIST-MASS HORROR SIGNING AT DARK DELICACIES!

Still stuck for that perfect holiday gift to give your favorite horror fan? Then look no further than the mega Christ-mass Horror Signing at:
DARK DELICACIES
Books & Gifts for the Horror Lover
4213 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
on
SATURDAY DECEMBER 1st, 2001
2:00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

British author STEPHEN JONES, film directors MICK GARRIS and JAY HOLBEN, artist BERNIE WRIGHTSON, actors MIGUEL FERRER and CYNTHIA GARRIS and scriptwriter DENNIS ETCHISON will be signing especially imported copies of: CREEPSHOWS: THE ILLUSTRATED STEPHEN KING MOVIE GUIDE (Titan Books, $29.95). Special "Creepshows" postcards will be given away on the day.

Editor STEPHEN JONES and contributors JANET BERLINER, CHRISTA FAUST and ROBERTA LANNES will be signing copies of: THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRE STORIES BY WOMEN (Carroll & Graf, $11.95).

Exclusive bonus: Copies of this title purchased on the day will also include on a first-come, first- served basis, an exclusive limited bookplate signed by Pat Cadigan, Gwyneth Jones, Nancy Kilpatrick, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Yvonne Navarro, Tina Rath and artist Randy Broecker (who has contributed an original bat design to each plate)! Supply limited.

Editor STEPHEN JONES and contributors DENNIS ETCHISON and MICK GARRIS will be signing copies of THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 12 (Carroll & Graf, $11.95).

British editor JO FLETCHER will be signing copies of the mosaic novel (by Stephen Bowkett, Diane Duane, Craig Shaw Gardner, John Gordon and Charles Grant): HORROR AT HALLOWEEN (Pumpkin Books, $14.00).

Author LISA MORTON will be signing her new in-depth study: THE CINEMA OF TSUI HARK (McFarland & Company, $45.00).

Novelist JANET BERLINER will be signing: RITE OF THE DRAGON (Wildside Press, $16.95).

Editor DENNIS ETCHISON will be signing copies of the new Horror Writers Association anthology: MUSEUM OF HORRORS (Leisure Books, $24.00).

And look out for OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS on the day!
(All advertised appearances subject to professional commitments).

This is also a perfect opportunity to get more of those photos signed in DARK DREAMERS: FACING THE MASTERS OF HORROR by Beth Gwinn and Stanley Wiater (Cemetery Dance Publications).

To reserve copies or mail order your signed copies with a credit card contact:
DARK DELICACIES on
818-556-6660 / 888-darkdel
www.darkdel.com
e-mail: darkdel@darkdel.com

REMEMBER: A BOOK IS NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS—IT'S FOR LIFE!

 


October 2001

A PRE-HALLOWEEN HORROR SIGNING

Forbidden Planet creepily presents A PRE-HALLOWEEN HORROR SIGNING with
LES EDWARDS
CHRISTOPHER FOWLER
GWYNETH JONES
STEPHEN JONES
TANITH LEE
PAUL J.McAULEY
TINA RATH
NICHOLAS ROYLE
IAIN SINCLAIR
MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH
and possibly other Special Guests...

All will be signing copies of
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12 (Robinson, £6.99)
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories By Women (Robinson, £6.99)
Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror (Gollancz, £6.99)
and Creepshows: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide (Titan, £16.99)

on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th 200, 11:00—3:00 p.m.
at FORBIDDEN PLANET
The Science Fiction and Comic Book Shop
71 NEW OXFORD STREET, LONDON WC1A 1DG, ENGLAND
Signed books available through mail order with valid credit card on (020) 7420 3663

 


September 2001

BEST NEW HORROR VOLUME 13 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

The World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award-winning anthology series THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR is now accepting submissions for VOLUME 13. Deadline is February 2002. As usual, BEST NEW HORROR will contain around 200,000 words of REPRINT horror fiction, originally published between December 2000 and December 2001. Any stories not published during this period, or which are reprints from earlier sources, will not be considered.

The book will be published around Halloween 2002 in the UK by Constable & Robinson and in the USA by Carroll & Graf. Because of the extremely high standard of these volumes and a desire to see only the very best examples of a writer's work, unsolicited submissions are limited to just ONE STORY PER AUTHOR (unless otherwise agreed). I am interested in looking at contemporary cutting-edge supernatural and psychological horror and dark fantasy. No pastiches. There is no word limit (although shorter stories stand more chance of being accepted than novellas), so send me what you consider to be your VERY BEST horror story of the year. Web publication is acceptable.

I will only read a standard hardcopy manuscript, photocopy or tearsheet (no electronic submissions). Please include your address and indicate where and when the story originally appeared on the first page of the manuscript. Include a brief covering letter and/or bibliographic information with (preferably) an e-mail contact address. If this is not possible, then please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if submitting from the UK and a self-addressed envelope plus at least two (2) International Reply Coupons if submitting from any other country if you require a reply when the final contents have been selected (usually when the book has been delivered to the publisher, around May). All manuscripts will be deemed disposible.

Publishers of magazines, fanzines, chapbooks, small press anthologies and collections, or any other horror-related material which appears during the consideration period are also encouraged to send copies to the address below. All appropriate items received will get a mention in the introductory essay looking back over the year in horror.

Please send your manuscript directly to: Best New Horror Volume Thirteen, c/o 130 Park View, Wembley, Middx HA9 6JU, England.

ALSO

World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award-winning editors Stephen Jones and David Sutton will be accepting submissions for DARK TERRORS 6: THE GOLLANCZ BOOK OF HORROR from JULY 1st UNTIL OCTOBER 31st, 2001.

Submissions are again strictly limited to just ONE STORY PER AUTHOR (unless previously discussed). We are buying first world publication rights (unless otherwise agreed beforehand). Same guidelines as above.

ALL UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS SHOULD BE SENT ONLY TO:
DAVID SUTTON,
DARK TERRORS 6,
c/o 194 STATION ROAD,
KINGS HEATH,
BIRMINGHAM B14 7TE, ENGLAND.

 


August 2001

DARK TERRORS 5 SWEEPS AWARDS NOMINATIONS

DARK TERRORS 5: THE GOLLANCZ BOOK OF HORROR edited by Stephen Jones and David Sutton has swept the end of year award nominations by making the Best Anthology shortlist for the International Horror Guild Award, the British Fantasy Award and the World Fantasy Award. Additionally, David Case's novella from the book, 'Pelican Cay', has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, while Ramsey Campbell's 'No Story in It' has been nominated for both the International Horror Guild and British Fantasy Awards for Best Short Fiction, and Michael Marshall Smith's 'The Handover' has also been nominated for a British Fantasy Award.

DARK TERRORS 5 will be reprinted in trade paperback by Victor Gollancz in October 2001. For more information or to order review copies please contact Nicola Sinclair on nxs@orionbooks.co.uk

As Airgedlamh Publications, Stephen Jones and David Sutton are also the co-publishers of Kim Newman's WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED, nominated for the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection, along with R. Chetwynd-Hayes' PHANTOMS AND FIENDS and Robert E. Howard's THE CONAN CHRONICLES VOL.1. Both of these volumes are edited by Stephen Jones, who is also nominated for the British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology for THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR VOL.11.

 


June 2001

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR DELIVERED

World Fantasy Award-winning editor Stephen Jones has now delivered volume twelve of THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR to Robinson Publishing in the U.K. and Carroll & Graf in the United States. This latest edition of the multiple award-winning anthology contains 22 stories, including a major ANNO DRACULA novella by Kim Newman, and is set to be published this autumn on both sides of the Atlantic.

Reflecting the finest in contemporary horror fiction, this latest edition features some of the most memorable short stories and novellas of supernatural and psychological dread by today's finest authors. With the most comprehensive overview of the year, lists of useful contact addresses, and a fascinating necrology as a bonus, this volume also includes the following fiction:

"Castle in the Desert" Kim Newman (from Scifi.com)
"The Keeper of the Rothenstein Tomb" Iain Sinclair (from The Time Out Book of London Short Stories Volume 2)
"Forever Gramma" Mick Garris (from A Life in the Cinema)
"At Home in the Pubs of Old London" Christopher Fowler (from Dark Terrors 5)
"In the Water Works (Birmingham, Alabama 1888)" Caitlín R. Kiernan (from Tales of Pain and Wonder)
"Bone Orchards" Paul J. McAuley (from The Time Out Book of London Short Stories Volume 2)
"No Strings" Ramsey Campbell (from Shadows and Silence)
"The Grotto" Kathryn Ptacek (from Graven Images)
"Merry Roderick" Geoffrey Warburton (from All Hallows 23)
"Climbing Down from Heaven" Terry Lamsley (from Dark Matters)
"Empty Stations" Nicholas Royle (from Ambit 2000)
"Flesh of Leaves" Charlee Jacob (from Brainbox: The Real Horror)
"The Repulsion" Tim Lebbon (from Extremes and As the Sun Goes Down)
"The Detailer" Dennis Etchison (from The Death Artist and Horror Garage)
"Coming Home" Mark Morris (from Taps and Sighs)
"The Hunger of the Leaves" Joel Lane (from Swords Against the Millennium)
"Xenos Beach" Graham Joyce (from The Third Alternative)
"At Eventide" Kathe Koja (from Graven Images)
"Pareidolia" Steve Rasnic Tem (from City Fishing)
"I Have a Special Plan for this World" Thomas Ligotti (from Horror Garage)
"The Handover" Michael Marshall Smith (from Dark Terrors 5)
"The Other Side of Midnight" Kim Newman (from Vampire Sextette)

Please note that the above anthology is now closed.

 


April 2001

CREEPSHOWS: THE ILLUSTRATED STEPHEN KING MOVIE GUIDE

"I have to admit, the rhyme and reason of my books have often been left out when they've been made into movies."—STEPHEN KING.

World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award winner STEPHEN JONES has delivered CREEPSHOWS: THE ILLUSTRATED STEPHEN KING MOVIE GUIDE to Britain's Titan Books for publication in August. Stephen King may be one of the world's bestselling writers, but when it comes to film and television adaptations of his work, the results have been decidely uneven. What every Stephen King fan has needed is an informed guide to all the media adaptations of the author's work. Now, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Brian De Palma's classic CARRIE, the very first movie adaptation of King's work, multiple award-winning author and editor Stephen Jones has provided just such an indispensible volume.

CREEPSHOWS features a candid look, complete with major cast and credit information, at each and every Stephen King movie, sequel and spin-off, along with television adaptations, stage shows, radio plays and computer games, plus details of unproduced and forthcoming projects. Profusely illustrated with numerous rare posters, photographs and book covers, and featuring extensive quotes from many of the key people who worked on these projects—including an Introduction by Mick Garris and unique contributions from Bernie Wrightson, Harlan Ellison, Peter Straub, Dennis Etchison, Frank Darabont, David J. Schow and others, plus an original career interview with Stephen King himself—this is the one book that no fan of the author can afford to be without!
American publication rights are currently under negotiation.
For more information please contact:
PAULA GILLESPIE (Press & Marketing Officer): paula.gillespie@titanemail.com 
DUSTY MILLER (Marketing Manager): dusty.miller@titanemail.com 
RICHARD HUDSON (Sales Director): richard.hudson@titanemail.com 
Stephen Jones is the author of THE ILLUSTRATED MOVIE GUIDE series and THE ESSENTIAL MONSTER MOVIE GUIDE.

 


April 2001

R. CHETWYND-HAYES
Photo © 1996
Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes and Stephen Jones (Teddington, England, 1996) Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes and Stephen Jones (Teddington, England, 1996)

Supernatural fiction writer R. CHETWYND-HAYES, described by one of his publishers as "Britain's Prince of Chill", died of bronchial pneumonia on March 20th. He was 81, and since early 2000 had been living in a care home in Teddington, South London.
For more than thirty years, Chetwynd-Hayes steadily turned out over 200 short stories and more than a dozen novels, and at one time his collections of ghost stories and humorous horror filled the shelves of nearly every public library in the United Kingdom.

R. Chetywnd-Hayes: An Appreciation

 


March 2001

TABULA RASA INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN JONES NOW ON LINE

"Jack of all Trades, Master of None", an interview with Stephen Jones which first appeared in issue #6 of Tabula Rasa is now on the TR website at: http://www.zip.com.au/~kylaw/TabulaRasa/Issue6/StephenJones.html

 


February 2001

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRE STORIES BY WOMEN DELIVERED

I have delivered THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRE STORIES BY WOMEN to Krystyna Green at Constable/Robinson for publication in the UK in September and around a month later in the US from Carroll & Graf. Featuring  an autobiographical Introduction by INGRID PITT, the star of Hammer Films'  THE VAMPIRE LOVERS and COUNTESS DRACULA, the 200,000-word anthology contains thirty-four uncanny and erotic tales of vampires, written by some of supernatural fiction's greatest Mistresses of the Macabre: ANNE RICE, POPPY Z. BRITE, MARY A. TURZILLO, TANYA HUFF, NANCY KILPATRICK, TINA RATH, FREDA WARRINGTON, NANCY A. COLLINS, STORM CONSTANTINE, ELIZABETH HAND, LOUISE COOPER, JANET BERLINER, YVONNE NAVARRO, MARY E. WILKINS-FREEMAN, LISA TUTTLE, CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO, INGRID PITT, KATHRYN PTACEK, WENDY WEBB, E. NESBIT, ROBERTA LANNES, TANITH LEE, GEMMA FILES, MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON, MELANIE TEM, ELIZABETH MASSIE, ELLEN KUSHNER, CHRISTA FAUST, GALA BLAU, PAT CADIGAN, CAITLIN R. KIERNAN, GWYNETH JONES, CONNIE WILLIS and JANE YOLEN.

Among those memorable Children of the Night you will encounter are the Byronic vampire Saint-Germain, the undead heroine Sonja Blue, vampiric detective Vicki Nelson and the age-old lovers Karl and Charlotte. Containing the only vampire short story written by Anne Rice, "The Undisputed Queen of Vampire Literature", and boasting a stunning cover painting by LES EDWARDS and interior illustrations by RANDY BROECKER, this is one anthology that every vampire fan will want to drink deep from.

 


January 2001

GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2002

I will be a guest of honour at the world fantasy convention 2002, October 31st-November 3rd, 2002. Hilton Minneapolis and Towers Minneapolis, MN. Guests of Honour include:
DENNIS ETCHISON
JONATHAN CARROLL
KATHE KOJA
STEPHEN JONES
DAVE McKEAN

Membership (made payable to "World Fantasy Convention"): $100 to 4th November 20001 then rising.
For more information contact:
World Fantasy Convention, c/o DreamHaven Books, 912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
Tel: (612) 823-6161
Fax: (612) 823-6062
e-mail: wfc@dreamhavenbooks.com
Website: www.dreamhavenbooks.com/wfc.html

 


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