Here is a round up of Alchemy Press collections. As you can tell from the range of anthologies and collections we’ve published, we are a great fan of short fiction. Click on the image for further information on each title.
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 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 and all three parts of the ‘Life Cycle’ trilogy (begun in the late ‘90s and concluding with the brand new ‘Lifetime’), 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!
Monsters can be ordered via Amazon and other good dealers. Also available for the Kindle.
And Jacob Campbell was up at six a.m. He’d been too excited to stay in bed, and had only managed a couple of hours sleep at most. Though he was getting a bit too old to believe in Santa at almost nine years of age, he could have sworn he’d heard something at about midnight last night. The whole house had shaken; could it really have been down to that famous sleigh landing on the roof of the house?
It has been a busy autumn at Alton Towers. I mean Alchemy Towers (the other Towers is about three miles further into the Peak District). At FantasyCon, held in a posh hotel at Nottingham University, we learned that Nick Nightmare Investigates by Adrian Cole (co-published with Airgedlámh Publications) won the coveted Best Collection Award presented by the British Fantasy Society. Copies are still available.
Congratulations to all concerned, to Adrian, his editor Mike Chinn (who also co-wrote one of the stories – where Nick Nightmare and Damian Paladin join forces to combat the forces of evil!), artists Jim Pits and Bob Eggleton, and Michael Marshall Smith, Stephen Jones and David Sutton.
The Alchemy Press was also short listed in the Best Anthology, Best Non-Fiction and Best Independent Press categories. So not a bad indicator of what we’re up to.
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
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.
Here is another great review of Paul Kane’s Monsters. But this time it’s an audio review posted here on YouTube. The review, part of the Ferguson Geek Sessions, gives the book 5 out of 5 and tells us to go out and buy a copy. So why are you waiting? 🙂
[the] mark of a good book, especially a good horror, is the ability of the story to stay with you long after you’ve read it. Something of a cliché in this day and age, perhaps, but nevertheless true. After I put this book down and went about my day, I found myself often thinking about werewolves, vampires, cuddly demons and the rag and bone men of yesteryear. Which to this jaded horror fan is no easy feat.
Meanwhile, another review of Monsters has appeared on the Scream magazine website:
…when he is on form there are strong ideas here to raise the heaviest of eyebrows, and make you turn back to that monster on the front cover for company
Monsters is available as a paperback via Amazon etc, also as a DRM-free Kindle eBook.
The Alchemy Press received a nice little write-up in the September issue of Writing Magazine — on page 93 in the news section. The piece was accompanied by a few cover reproductions; we certainly do publish some lovely books!