The Alchemy Book launch

I’ve posted some words on and a few photos of the recent Alchemy Press book launch held during the 2016 British Fantasy Convention in Scarborough:

It can’t be difficult, surely, to organise a book launch (as part of the recent FantasyCon weekend). After all, I have organised and co-organised the British Fantasy Convention itself – several times – plus many one-off events. Ah, as with all best-laid plans, it didn’t quite go according to – well – plan.

If you want to read all about it pop over to my personal blog.


Something Remains reviewed

As mentioned previously, Des Lewis is writing real-time reviews of Something Remains, He began these reviews here and now continues them here. You need to scroll to the comments section of both blog to read Des’ comments on each story.


Something Remains blogged


Allen Ashley, one of the esteemed contributors to Something Remains has written of his story “Natural History” in the book.

Joel gave us some of the finest short fiction you could ever hope to read. And now he has given me this story “Natural History” which would never have existed without his notes, his inspiration. The same is true for the other pieces collected in “Something Remains”: meticulously, even tenderly, written by those who loved and admired him.

Read the full essay on Allen’s website, here.

Something Remains is available as a paperback or eBook for the Kindle via Amazon and, probably, other online dealers.

The book is officially launched at FantasyCon later this month.



Real-time reviews

Des Lewis runs a blog in which be publishes “real-time” reviews — reviews of books as he reads them, usually posting comments on a daily basis. Des begins the review of Something Remains today. The first story he reviews is that by Tim Lebbon. Des says:

This is a frightening portrait of alienation even from a friend, with a scene in a dance club that will stay with you.

You can follow the updates and further reviews in the comments section of Des Lewis’ Gestalt Real-Time Reviews website.



Elder Things reviewed


The Risingshadow website has just posted a rather good – indeed, an excellent – review of The Private Life of Elder Things. The book, they say:

…belongs to the bookshelf of everyone who is fascinated by Lovecraftian weird fiction. It’s one of the best weird fiction collections of the year and deserves to be read by ardent and enthusiastic fans of the genre. Weird fiction doesn’t get more entertaining than this, so please invest a bit of time into reading this marvellous collection. Highly recommended!

You can read the full review here,

The Private Life of Elder Things is available from Amazon and other online dealers. A Kindle version is on its way.