Monsters reviewed

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There’s a new, 10/10 review of Paul Kane’s Monsters on the Clive barker Podcast website:

It’s obvious from the first story Paul has a wonderful grasp of the monster genre and knows his shit when it comes to telling a good story. There’s not a tale in this collection that I didn’t like […] Paul Kane’s Monsters promises exactly what the title says. If you love monsters then you’ll love this book. You get zombies, werewolves, vampires, demons, possessed tongues and so much more. This book is a winner and it will definitely make my best of 2015 list at the end of year. — Rob Ridenour

Read the full review here.

Monsters is available via Amazon, etc, as a paperback, but was also published as a very limited hardcover — just a couple of these are still available from The Alchemy Press (only £25).  Contact us for payment details.


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 eBook

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Monsters, the latest collection from Paul Kane, is now available as a DRM-free eBook for the Kindle from Amazon (and here for US readers).

Be afraid. Be incredibly afraid…because the Monsters are here! One man starts to suffer from a strange affliction, as another seeks knowledge of the future – with dire consequences. A young boy gets more than he bargained for when he receives a unique Christmas present, while a lonely man battles creatures that live in the darkness. And as a rescue expedition finds strange animals in the jungle, one man’s wife returns from the grave to be with him once more… Vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, this collection of stories from the imagination of award-winning and best-selling author Paul Kane has them all!

The fabulous cover painting is by Clive Barker.


Launches at Edge Lit

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This is a (relatively) brief reminder of this weekend’s activities. We will be attending Edge Lit 4 (in the Quad in the centre of Derby) selling books and launching two new titles. Not only that, The Alchemy Press is proudly sponsoring the panel “Looking Back – How Much History Does Fantasy Fiction Need?” with Stephen Deas in the chair alongside panellists Joanne Harris, Tom Lloyd, Freda Warrington and Angus Watson. This panel starts at 11.30 am in Cinema 2.

Tickets for Edge Lit are almost gone so if you want to attend visit their website now.

In the afternoon – at 3.15 in the Green Room – we are launching two new collections: Monsters by Paul Kane and Evocations by James Brogden.

New York has alligators in its sewers; Birmingham has man-eating Octopuses in its canals. What sacrifices were offered in order to build the railway? Held captive in a tower-block; can she escape? What does his non-existent hand touch? Roadkill … or something worse? What is it like, waiting to become a ghost? Discover these chilling horrors and many more in Evocations

When you read Monsters be afraid. Be incredibly afraid … because the Monsters are here! Vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, this collection from the imagination of award-winning and bestselling author Paul Kane has them all! Including the first reprint of ‘Dracula in Love’ in over a decade, the original short story the movie Weeping Woman was based on, plus an introduction by Nicholas Vince (who portrayed Chatterer Cenobite in the Hellraiser movies and Kinski in Nightbreed) and cover art by the legendary Clive Barker, this is one book you really should be afraid to miss!

Both books will be available as paperbacks. We also have a very limited run of 30 signed and numbered copies of Monsters with which you’ll receive a free DVD of the short film The Weeping Woman based on Paul’s story – printed just for Edge Lit. Any unsold copies will be available via The Alchemy Press after the weekend. The paperback editions will then be available from the usual online dealers, along with eBook editions.


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.



Two new pages

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Our latest (soon to be launched) books now have their own pages:

Why not pop over to learn a bit more about the books. Both books will be officially launched at Edge Lit 4 on Saturday 11 July. Edge Lit takes place in the QUAD in Derby.


April/May Newsletter

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Sorry, we’re a bit late this time. Blame the balmy spring weather (well, it’s not raining today). When we can drag ourselves away from the garden and the (occasional) sunshine there are many books in the Alchemy Press edit/production room, to be added to the list over the following months. Imminent are:

  • Monsters by Paul Kane, with an introduction by Nicholas Vince (with fabulous cover art by Clive Barker).
  • Evocations by James Brogden, a collection of this fine writer’s horror and weird tales.

Monsters will be published in two editions – the hardcover coming with a special gift! These books will be launched at Edge Lit in Derby this coming July

Also in the pipeline for 2015 are collections from Anne Nicholls, Marion Pitman and others (real goodies in the line up, we promise).

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Monsters by Paul Kane

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It’s time to announce the forthcoming collection by Paul Kane: Monsters will be launched this summer. The book will feature an introduction by Nicholas Vince — full details to follow. In the meantime, tale a peek at the cover: art work by the fabulous Clive Barker and designed by the equally fab Christian Francis.