Going for a song…

Some of The Alchemy Press’s limited edition hardcovers are going for a song via Amazon. Okay, not a song, as such … but we are selling brand new copies at a heavy discount. Now is a good time to buy the book you’ve been intending to read!

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Don’t forget, these are all limited, signed hardcovers. And a warning: some of these books are in short supply so order them soon.

 

 

 

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Rumours of the Marvellous

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We have reduced the price of Peter Atkins fabulously wonderful collection, Rumours of the Marvellous, to just £12 if you order via Amazon (from “thealchemypress”). This is a fantastic opportunity to buy the perfect |Festive gift for the discerning reader.

To order your copy simply click here.

Rumours of the Marvellous by Peter Atkins includes fourteen of the writer’s best stories and is limited to 250 signed and numbered copies, features an introduction by Glen Hirshberg, a cover painting by Les Edwards. Co-published by The Alchemy Press and Airgedlámh Productions.

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Contents:

  • 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 (original to this collection)

“Rumours of the Marvellous is a superb collection of short stories by Peter Atkins that fall in the borderland between SF, fantasy, horror and the super­natural.” — David V Barrett, Fortean Times

Note: if you wish you can order directly from The Alchemy Press.

 

Alchemy Offers

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We have reduced the prices of some of our limited edition titles so now is the time to buy the book you’ve been meaning to. For details of the lower prices click on the book title and scroll down the page and take advantage of the PayPal button….

Merry-Go-Round and Other Words by Bryn Forty — collects the best from the author’s oeuvre, from his first horror story publication to stories appearing here for the first time. The contents range from across the horror and science fiction fields, with a bit between.Merry-Go-Round also includes his heart-felt poetry. This limited edition hardcover comes with a moving tribute by Johnny Mains and an extra, brand new story. An essential collection.

Invent-10n by Rod Rees — Greetings Gate, let’s Agitate. Look over your shoulder. Do you see the camera? Then dig that even as you read these words of sedition and denial you are being watched by the ever e-quisitive National Protection Agency. The National Protection Agency – omnipresent, omniscient and most ominous – which runs PanOptika, the spider at the centre of the Web.

Rumours of the Marvellous by Peter Atkins — “…it’s a real treat to have these stories side by side as they stretch back from 2011 to 1992. I won’t spoil your enjoyment by highlighting particular ones, suffice to say that you are in the hands of one of the best and most original writers of horror and dark fantasy to come along in the last twenty years; but Atkins is also a great stylist with a truly original voice, so be prepared to be entertained, enlightened and educated in the fine art of short story writing.”

Don’t forget, Kim Newman’s Where the Bodies are Buried is still on offer — Meet Rob Hackwill, folk demon. A blackmailer killed by his victims, returning to expose what they are really made of. Or so the script goes. But then Hackwill slithers out of film into reality. Where the Bodies are Buried is a heady brew of pulp horror, political satire and twisted technology. These four stories deconstruct the myths of the late twentieth century – with a hatchet. Prepare to laugh. Prepare to shudder. Prepare to find out Where the Bodies Are Buried.

If you wish to buy two or more titles contact us and we’ll quote a price to save on postage.

Paperback editions of Merry-Go-Round and Invent-10n are available from Amazon and other online dealers.

 

July Newsletter

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Here we are, coming up to the end of July and as always it is all systems go here at Alchemy Manor. First up is the short list for the British Fantasy Society Awards, which were announced this week. We are tickled pink to see the Alchemy Press nominated in no less than four categories, namely:

Also, Alchemy editors Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber are pleased so see short-listed for Best Short Story ‘A Change of Heart’ by Gaie Sebold, from their Wicked Women anthology, edited for Fox Spirit.

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Monsters and the Weeping Woman

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The Weeping Woman is a short film based on the story by Paul Kane. It just so happens that this tale features in Monsters, the new collection from Paul, due to be launched at next month’s Edge-Lit 4. Monsters will be available as a large-format paperback, with an introduction by Nicholas Vince and fantastic cover art by Clive Barker. Plus…

We will also launch a very limited hardcover version of Monsters — signed and numbered and limited to just 30 copies. As an added incentive, each hardcover comes with a free DVD of The Weeping Woman film., directed by Mark Steensland.

Any copies not sold at Edge Lit will be made available via this website. If you are interested keep an eye on these pages.

 

 

Give Me These Moments Back available for the Kindle

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Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn is now available for the Kindle. The DRM is not set so you can reformat the book for an EPUB reader using free software such as Calibre.

For three days — starting Friday 13 March — the book can be downloaded for free.

Then it reverts to the normal price (the price of a cup of coffee in Cafe Nero).

A ring of external spotlights flared to life, revealing the floor of the Mariana Trench a few metres below us. The backwash filled the observation room with a cold grey light… As one, they gasped at the sight. I didn’t blame them – even though I’d seen it dozens of times, it still caught the back of my throat.

Donnie could feel himself beginning to shake. He clenched his fists, fighting the tremors. For a moment, he back-flashed to October last year: River Phoenix, on a Hollywood sidewalk, dying. No resurrection from the flames that time: no one was reviving dead movie stars.

The storm bounced the Oji-Maru across the ocean like a toy boat. Sky and sea were black; the only light came from the ship’s navigation lamps. Ishimaeru could barely make out the bows and harpoon gun. From somewhere he heard the sound of shattering glass. It reared out of the dark, vast and … and wrong. Nothing but bones…