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Airgedlámh: An Irish Fantasy Fiction Magazine
Fantasy Tales
Nick Nightmare Investigates
Party Pieces: The Horror Fiction 0f Mary Danby
Rumours of the Marvellous
Shadows of Light and Dark
 
 
Nick Nightmare Investigates (2014)
Cover by Bob Eggleton
Designed by Smith & Jones
Nick Nightmare Investigates (2014)
Adrian Cole
Edited by Mike Chinn
Illustrated by Jim Pitts

(a) The Alchemy Press/Airgedlámh Publications, UK • hc [200 signed and numbered copies] • £25.00
ISBN 978-0-9573489-8-1

[Note: "A Smith & Jones Book"]

In this frenetic collection of stories taken from the files of Nick Nightmare—Private Eye, Public Fist, the intrepid pulp hero is thrown into a murky world of crawling horrors, spawned by the Old Ones as they seek to rise up from their primordial oceanic depths, "when the stars are right". Whether he is shooting it out with power-crazed acolytes in his native New York, or slipping across into other dimensions to battle the spreading plague of invasion, Nightmare is never far from the long, clammy reach of the Things from the Deep, bizarre artefacts of power, decrepit villages and citadels, magic and voodoo. Life for the private eye is an endless slalom of mayhem. Joining Nightmare are a host of weird characters, from the Sleaze Sisters, to Sharkbait Bill; the ageing but still potent superhero team, Vengeance Unlimited; and the extraordinary Monitifellini and his Magic Bus. There are the devious depravities of the Vogue Prince, the Bang Gang, and the frightful Spiderhead, to name but a few. This collection also includes a team-up with Damian Paladin in a full-blooded action thriller, written in collaboration with Mike Chinn. Nick Nightmare Investigates is a potent blend of H.P. Lovecraft, Mickey Spillane and the roller coaster adventures of the golden age of the pulps.

AUTHOR'S NOTES: PULP AND CIRCUMSTANCE  
PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF  
YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW  
THE VOGUE PRINCE  
MAYHEM ON MAD GULL ISLAND  
KISS THE DAY GOODBYE  
WHAT DREAD HANDS AND WHAT DREAD FEET?  
FIRE ALL THE GUNS AT ONE TIME (with Mike Chinn)
HOT LITTLE NUMBER FROM HELL  
THIS ONE WILL KILL YOU  
APPENDIX: THE CHAOS BLADE  
ABOUT THE AUTHOR  

Winner of the 2015 British Fantasy Award

 

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Party Pieces: The Horror Fiction 0f Mary Danby (2012)
Cover by J.P. Dixon
Party Pieces: The Horror Fiction 0f Mary Danby (2012)
by Mary Danby
Edited by Johnny Mains

(a) Noose & Gibbet Publishing/Airgedlámh Publications, UK • hc [200 signed and numbered copies] • £20.00

Who can say why some authors are fêted and famous, while others, equally talented, influential and important, never achieve such name recognition except to a select few? Mary Danby is ine such author. The great great grand-daughter of Charles Dickens, throughout the '70s and '80s she carried the flame of horror high as both writer and editor. Her writings are subtle, terrifying and show that she was leading the charge of her contemporaries in giving the eager horror audience much-needed thrills . . . Noose & Gibbet is very proud to publish this important collection of her work; the first time that all her stories—for both adults and children—have been gathered together in one volume. Included in the book is a new story, written especially for this debut collection, the first from Mary's pen in over thirty years. With stories that genuinely leave the reader with a feeling of fear and foreboding, even when laced with her own distinctive brand of bittersweet humour, Mary Danby rightfully reclaims her place as one of the greatest female writers of horror and supernatural fiction.

FOREWORD  
INTRODUCTION Johnny Mains
   
FOR ADULTS  
RED SHOES  
QUID PRO QUO  
PARTY PIECES  
THE SECRET ONES  
HARVEST HOME  
THE NATTERJACK  
KEEPING IN TOUCH  
NURSERY TEA  
THE ENGELMAYER PUPPETS  
WOODMAN'S KNOT  
THE WITNESS  
ROBBIE  
CURLYLOCKS  
TRUE LOVE  
LADY SYBIL OR THE PHANTOM OF BLACK GABLES  
   
FOR CHILDREN  
THE ROCKING-HORSE ROOM  
A VIEW OF THE SEA  
THE LAST EARL  
EDWARD  
THE HAUNTERS  
TIME AFTER TIME  
THE VACKIE  
THE GREY LADY  
THE HOUSE GHOSTS  
THE RED MILLER  
LORIMER'S BRIDE  
THE GHOST WRITER  
MR. JONES  
SLUGS  
ARBOR DAY  
OLD WIGGIE  
   
AN INTERVIEW WITH MARY DANBY  

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Rumours of the Marvellous (2011)
Cover by Les Edwards

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Rumours of the Marvellous (2011)
by Peter Atkins
Introduction by Glen Hirshberg

(a) Alchemy Press/Airgedlámh Publications, UK • hc [250 signed and numbered copies] • £19.99/$32.00
ISBN 978-0-9532260-6-1

INTRODUCTION Glen Hirshberg
KING OF OUTER SPACE  
STACY AND HER IDIOT  
BETWEEN THE COLD MOON AND THE EARTH  
DOCTOR ARCADIA  
INTRICATE GREEN FIGURINES  
THE CUBIST'S ATTORNEY  
PRISONERS OF THE INFERNO  
THE GIRL IN THE BLUE VOLCANO  
THE SHOW MUST GO ON  
THE MYSTERY  
AVIATRIX  
THE LAST OF THE INVISIBLE KINGS  
FRUMPY LITTLE BEAT GIRL  
DANCING LIKE WE'RE DUMB  

Nominated for the 2012 British Fantasy Award

Reviews

"Rumours of the Marvellous is a superb collection of short stories by Liverpudlian author Peter Atkins that fall in the borderland between SF, fantasy, horror and the supernatural . . . every story is a gem."
—David V. Barrett
FORTEAN TIMES No.294 (November 2012)

"Rumours is a beautifully produced book . . . and will no doubt reach out to the collector demographic, but for those of us who worship content but aren't so fussed about the packaging, its core appeal lies in the author's undoubted ability to tell a story and to tell it well."
—Peter Tennant
BLACK STATIC Issue 30, Oct-Nov 2012

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Shadows of Light and Dark (1998)
Cover by Les Edwards

Shadows of Light and Dark (1998)
by Jo Fletcher

(a) Airgedlámh Publications/The Alchemy Press, UK • hc [250 signed and numbered copies] • £12.99
ISBN 0-953-2260-1-8

"What came as a surprise were not the fantasy or horror poems, but the love poems. Some of them reminded me of Wendy Cope, of Fiona Pitt-Kethley, even, perhaps, of Dorothy Parker. They had a honesty to them that made them rather more horrific than any of the horror poems and more fantastical than the fantasies, these little snatches of devotion, obsession, lust and pain."
  —from the Introduction by Neil Gaiman.

INTRODUCTION Neil Gaiman
A FEW LINES ON DISCOVERING A TALENT  
DREAMING  
HOWDALE  
THE UNKNOWN REALMS OF HERE  
A LADY'S RETRIBUTION  
DEATH WISH  
FOR STELLA  
JASMINE NIGHTS  
VICIOUS CIRCLE  
INDECISION  
VENUS-LED  
LION AND LIBRA  
THE RHYMES WILL WITHER, OUT OF TIME  
TO AN UNACCUSTOMED HEART  
TO SPOIL THE SHOW  
PAIN IN EVERY MEASURE  
FOOL ME  
CYNICISM  
FLEETING MAGIC  
TWISTED TRUTHS  
WILD CHARM AND DANGER  
A TOOTHSOME MORSEL  
LOST THE DREAMS  
THE CIRCLE TURNS  
YEARN NOT THE PASSION  
BRIGHT OF MOON  
WOUNDED SENSIBILITIES  
LORD OF THE UNDEAD  
FRANKENSTEIN  
DARK OF THE NIGHT  
A MOTHER'S TENDER LOVE  
OF SHADOWS, OF LIGHT AND DARK  

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Fantasy Tales (Volume 9, Number 17, Summer 1987)
Cover by Stephen E. Fabian

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Fantasy Tales (Volume 9, Number 17, Summer 1987)
Editor: Stephen Jones
Associate Editor: David A. Sutton

(a) Fantasy Tales, UK • mag • 90p/$3.00

[Note: "Tenth Anniversary Issue!"]

FRONT COVER DESIGN Stephen E. Fabian
THE DANDELION CHRONICLES William F. Nolan
WRITER'S CURSE Ramsey Campbell
THE LAST CALL Michael Moorcock
NORTH SEA LAMENT (Verse) Steve Eng
THE TRAVELING SALESMAN AND THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER C. Bruce Hunter
EBONY ROSE (Verse) Leilah Wendell
HELL IS A PERSONAL PLACE Brian Lumley
SIX COMMONPLACES (Verse) Clive Barker
THE HOLLYWOOD MANDATE Mike Chinn
AN OUTWORN STORY (Verse) Robert E. Howard
THE GHOUL OF THE FOUR WINDS William Thomas Webb
THE CAULDRON  

[Note: I recently found some boxes of this final small-press edition in my garage. The staples are a little rusty. You can purchase a copy through the "For Sale" section on this website.]

 
Fantasy Tales (Volume 8, Number 15, Winter 1985)
Cover by Tom Campbell

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Fantasy Tales (Volume 8, Number 15, Winter 1985)
Editor: Stephen Jones
Associate Editor: David A. Sutton

(a) Fantasy Tales, UK • mag • 90p/$3.00

FRONT COVER DESIGN Tom Campbell
IN THE X-RAY Fritz Leiber
AMOURS OF THE FAR Frances Garfield
BOOK OF THE DEAD (Verse) Joel Lane
THE TERMINUS Kim Newman
SHADREZZAR (Verse) Phil Emery
LONG WALK HOME Charles L. Grant
DOWN BY THE SEA Malcolm Furnass
THE EXILE OF EARTHENDALE Adrian Cole
AFTER NIGHTFALL David Riley
THE FARTHING LORD (Verse) Jon Bye
TAKE FIVE Samantha Lee
THE CAULDRON  

[Note: I recently found some boxes of this edition in my garage. The staples are a little rusty. You can purchase a copy through the "For Sale" section on this website.]

 
Fantasy Tales (Volume 5, Number 10, Summer 1982)
Cover by David Lloyd

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Fantasy Tales (Volume 5, Number 10, Summer 1982)
Editor: Stephen Jones
Associate Editor: David A. Sutton

(a) Fantasy Tales, UK • mag • 75p/$2.50

FRONT COVER DESIGN David Lloyd
THE VOICE OF THE BEACH Ramsey Campbell
A WITCH FOR ALL SEASONS Manly Wade Wellman
DEATH WISH (Verse) Charlotte Dean
BUT THE STONES WILL STAND Mike Chinn
THATCHER'S BLUFF James Anderson
THE GARDENS Peter G. Shilston
THE MOTEL ROOM Scott E. Green
THE CAULDRON  
BACK COVER DESIGN Dave Carson

[Note: I recently found a partial box of copies of this in my garage. The staples are a little rusty and some feature off-register logos on the cover. You can purchase a copy through the "For Sale" section on this website.]

 
Fantasy Tales (Volume 5, Number 9, Spring 1982)
Cover by Jim Pitts

[Note: I recently found a partial box of copies of this in my garage. The staples are a little rusty and some feature off-register logos on the cover. You can purchase a copy through the "For Sale" section on this website.]

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Fantasy Tales (Volume 5, Number 9, Spring 1982)
Editor: Stephen Jones
Associate Editor: David A. Sutton

(a) Fantasy Tales, UK • mag • 75p/$2.50

FRONT COVER DESIGN Jim Pitts
DEAD BIRD SINGING IN THE BLACK OF NIGHT Adam Nichols
THE CHANGELING (Verse) H. Warner Munn
THE GREY HORDE David Malpass
THE FROLIC Thomas Ligotti
IN LIEU OF APPLAUSE (Verse) Steve Eng
THE LAUGHTER OF HAN Lin Carter
INITIATION (Verse) George A. McIntyre
THE STRANGE YEARS Brian Lumley
OCTOBER TREAT Philip C. Heath
LEE BROWN COYE Karl Edward Wagner
THE CAULDRON  

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Airgedl´mh: An Irish Fantasy Fiction Magazine (Autumn, 1980)
Cover by Jim Pitts
Airgedlámh: An Irish Fantasy Fiction Magazine (Autumn, 1980)
Edited by Dave McFerran
Publishers: Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton

(a) Airgedlámh Publications, UK • mag • £1.50/$4.00 (Limited to 500 numbered copies)

Dave McFerran should be here to see this, for it is his concept and his ideals that shaped Airgedlámh. Dave, or "Cuddles" as he was so fondly known to his many friends, died on February 5th, 1980, a few days short of his twenty-sixth birthday. He was a popular and tirelessly irrepressible figure in British Fantasy fandom, with an inexhaustible wit and an unending supply of anecdotes, as acquaintances at Fantasy conventions will readily attest. His articles and reviews appeared in many magazines, he worked with Jim FitzPatrick on a number of projects and was closely involved with The British Fantasy Society for several years. As British correspondent to the American magazine Chacal, he contributed the entertaining 'Crosswinds' column to its pages. Sadly, however, the two publications he hoped to edit himself, Vadhagh and Airgedlámh, never appeared. Dave had been seriously ill with cancer since July 1979 (and was in pain for most of the World Science Fiction Convention in Brighton), but after an operation at Christmas he appeared to be recovering slowly. In fact, he communicated his hopes to travel from his home in Belfast to England to see some of his friends shortly before his death... As close associates and friends to the posthumous editor of Airgedlámh, we know that Dave will be missed by a great many fans and we offer this single issue of the magazine as a special tribute to him.

EDITORIAL David Sutton & Stephen Jones
MANSLAYER! Simon R. Green
THE FAMULUS IN THE TALISMAN John Hurley
TWO SORROWS AND A JOY Gordon Larkin
JIM FITZPATRICK: THE EARLY YEARS Dave McFerran
WITCH TREE (Illustration) John Stewart
NUADA AIRGEDLÁMH (Illustration) Jim FitzPatrick
THE UNIVERSE OF ISLANDS: A NEW TALE OF THE VOIDAL Adrian Cole
THE PROPHECY OR, THE WITCHWOMAN Marion Pitman
IN MEMORIAM: DAVE McFERRAN Peter Tremayne & Karl Edward Wagner

[Note: I recently found a small box of "scratch and dent" copies of this in my parents' attic. These are a little grubby or feature off-register colour on the cover. None are numbered. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please contact me via the website.]

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