Remembering the careers more than 500 individuals who made significant contributions to the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres during their lifetimes. Compiled by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, this second volume in the new annual series includes tributes to James Bond’s twin brother . . . a former child actor who starred in two different versions of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror . . . two movie Tarzans and a Jane . . . and an actor who played both Frankenstein’s Monster and Count Dracula . . . all illustrated with numerous photographs and associated images, including several in colour.
Celebrating the careers of more than 450 individuals who made significant contributions to the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres during their lifetimes. Compiled by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, this first volume in a new annual series includes tributes to a trio of Hollywood legends . . . possibly the last star of silent pictures . . . the screen’s best James Bond . . . a pair of British actresses who were both “Bond girls” and Avengers . . . two British actors who played — but did not voice — iconic Star Wars characters . . . an author who did for crustaceans what James Herbert did for rodents . . . and a forgotten pioneer of “sword and soul” fantasy . . . all illustrated with numerous photographs and associated images.
This is not only a welcome reference volume, but also an informative and entertaining tribute to those we lost in 2020 and who left their mark on books, movies and popular culture in unusual and often fascinating ways.
The submissions’ window for The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 3 is now closed. We extended it long enough to capture all those living on Pacific islands who might wish to submit something. Actually, no one from such an island sent us a story but we did receive manuscripts from the USA before noon on 1st February, so they made it okay. Everyone who submitted a story should have received an acknowledgment – let us know if you’ve not heard from us.
We have received over 350 submissions! That’s many more than we anticipated. The proposed anthology will have around a dozen stories, maybe a few more. That means there will be a lot of disappointed writers. Judging by the submissions, the quality of stories in Horrors 3 will be high. Which is of course a good thing.
We have already started reading submissions and are shortlisting those for a further re-read. We aim to start letting people know of our decisions in four-six weeks. Please be patient.
The year 2020 has been a bad time for all of us. Now Christmas is approaching fast. A number of vaccines are promised — perhaps the best Christmas gift. So, wishes for all and let’s hope things return to some kind of normal in 2021.