Stories

“No History of Violence”
Horror Uncut

HORROR UNCUT:
Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease
 
This anthology seeks to counter a culture that encourages ordinary people to scapegoat benefit claimants and migrant workers, by showcasing fiction that examines the real roots of the crisis that causes hardship for the many, while lining the pockets of the few. These chilling tales will take you into a world where you have to queue to join the queues, personal space is strictly rationed, and sadistic game shows control the population. 

We asked some of our finest writers of fantasy and terror to bring us their dark visions of a society blighted by poverty, debt and privatisation, to explore what ghosts, what private madness, what afterlife, such a world might bring.  

Buy from amazon.co.uk      Buy from Gray Friar Press     Buy from amazon.com

“The Face”
Terror Tales of Wales

Wales – ‘Land of my Fathers’, cradle of poetry, song and mythic rural splendour. But also a scene of oppression and tragedy, where angry spirits stalk castle and coal mine alike, death-knells sound amid fogbound peaks, and dragons stir in bottomless pools … Chilling tales by Stephen Volk, Tim Lebbon, Simon Clark, Priya Sharma, John Llewellyn Probert, Reggie Oliver, Gary Fry and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

buy from amazon.co.uk     buy from amazon.com

“Tentacular Spectacular”
Steampunk Cthulhu

The Steampunk genre has always incorporated elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror and alternative history, and certainly the Cthulhu Mythos has not been a stranger to Steampunk. But until now there has never been a Steampunk Cthulhu collection, so here are 18 tales unbound from the tethers of mere airships, goggles, clockwork, and tightly bound corsets; stories of horror, sci-fi, fantasy and alternative realities tainted with the Lovecraftian and the Cthulhu Mythos. Here you will discover Victorian Britain, the Wild West era United States, and many other varied locations filled with anachronistic and sometimes alien technology, airships, submersibles and Babbage engines. But the Victorian era here is not only one of innovation and exploration, but of destruction and dread.

buy from amazon.com        buy from amazon.co.uk

“Guinea Pig Girl”
Best British Horror 2014

 Welcome To The New Home Of Horror

Edited by the British Fantasy Award winning editor Johnny Mains, Salt’s ‘Best’ series takes a journey into the bottomless depths of horror. You will find no ‘pleasing terrors’ here.

Best British Horror is a new anthology series dedicated to showcasing and proving without doubt, that when it comes to horror and supernatural fiction, Britain is its obvious and natural home.

buy from amazon.co.uk      buy from amazon.com   

 

“The Call of the Dreaming Moon”
Sword & Mythos

 The blades of heroes clash against the darkest sorcery.

Fifteen writers, drawing inspiration from the pulp sub-genres of sword and sorcery and the Cthulhu Mythos, seed stories of adventure, of darkness, of magic and monstrosities. From Africa to realms of neverwhere, here is heroic fantasy with a twist.

Amazon Kindle (UK)     Amazon Kindle (USA)

“Death Walks en Pointe”
The Burning Circus

 The Burning Circus offers eight stories of dread, unease and outright horror from the pens of Adam Nevill, Thana Niveau, Angela Slatter, Alex Hamilton, Lynda E Rucker, Stephen Volk, Muriel Gray and Rob Shearman. Edited by Johnny Mains, this anthology, exclusive to members of the British Fantasy Society, has something for everyone, no matter where your tastes in the genre lie.

“The Curtain”
Best New Horror 24, From Hell to Eternity

For nearly twenty-five years The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror has been the world’s leading annual anthology dedicated solely to showcasing the best in contemporary horror fiction. Comprising the most outstanding new short fiction by both contemporary masters of horror and exciting newcomers, this multiple award-winning series also offers an overview of the year in horror, a comprehensive necrology of recent obituaries, and an indispensable directory of contact details for dedicated horror fans and writers.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world’s leading annual anthology dedicated solely to presenting the best in contemporary horror fiction.

Buy from amazon.co.uk    Buy from amazon.com    Kindle 

“Guinea Pig Girl”
The Tenth Black Book of Horror

 15 TALES OF TERROR – selected by Charles Black

SHOCKING
‘”I want your eyes,” she said in a voice that was too deep and husky for such a frail little thing.’ - Deeper Than Dark Water
 
CRUELTY
‘His limbs had been bound and stretched so far apart that he looked like a bird stripped and splayed for gutting.’ - The Last Testament of Jacob Tyler
 
TORTURE
‘… the freak in the lab coat cut off one of Yuki’s fingers.’ – Guinea Pig Girl
 
and MUTILATION
‘… I drugged him and took out all his teeth with the help of a hammer and some pliers …’ - Exploding Raphaelesque Heads

Buy from amazon.co.uk        buy from amazon.com

“Little Devils”
Demons & Devilry

Hersham Horror Books Presents 5 original stories from the minds of: Peter Mark May, Thana Niveau, John Llewellyn Probert, David Williamson and Stuart Young. The Fourth anthology in our PentAnth range brings you five more satanic and demonic tales that hearkens back to an age when Dennis Wheatley was the king of horror.

Buy from Amazon.co.uk

“Xibalba”
Exotic Gothic 5

This year the Series has gone farther distances than ever before to find authors who evolve the Gothic genre. Authors born in eleven countries contribute new fiction (or fiction never published in English) to the fifth in the Exotic Gothic serie twenty six stories in all, split into two volumes. A commitment was also made early to encourage gender balance in the anthology. After reading with shock how women writers are severely underrepresented in many genre anthologies the Editor asked, Why are we cheating ourselves and our readers in this way? And how do we face our daughters if we perpetuate that unfairness? Thirteen of the stories are written by women, and thirteen by men. It is with great satisfaction that PS Publishing now presents what may be the most involving and affecting storytelling yet to appear in the entire Gothic Quintet . . .

Buy from PS Publishing     Buy from Amazon.co.uk