I have put a few horror comics on ebay.
I also have three books on ebay:
- News, Views, Reviews and Stuff
- Published Stories
- Novel - The Return
- Novel - Goblin Mire
- Novel - Moloch's Children
- Collection - The Lurkers in the Abyss and Other Tales of Terror
- Collection - Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales
- Collection - His Own Mad Demons: Dark Tales from David A. Riley
- Kitchen Sink Gothic
- Beyond and Prism
- Audio Stories
- Parallel Universe Publications - direct orders
Thursday, 16 August 2018
The paperback version is, of course, still available, and an absolute steal at:
What one reviewer thought of Fractious Fairy Tales:
"Terry Pratchett was renowned for taking familiar tales and converting them into comforting metaphors in the Discworld. That is not the way of Jessica Palmer.
Rather, she takes the crumbling skeletons of childhood fairy stories and fleshes them with satirical icons from the modern world to create a universe that is not Grimm but GRIM.
An author with many genres to her credit, from teen fantasy, through textbooks and cultural analysis. But this collection has more in common with her early horror work, twisted with a warped sense of humour that befits the daughter of a clown.
As with her other recent collection, "Other Visions of Heaven and Hell", you should leave your preconceptions on the coffee table. You will not, and could not, have anticipated this. But you will enjoy it, mostly!"
Jessica Palmer has had 28 books published, both fiction and nonfiction. Her novels – horror, fantasy and science fiction – were released by Pocket Books in the United States and Scholastic in the United Kingdom. She has written two textbooks about Native American history, which were published by McFarland, and an encyclopedia of natural history released by Harper Collins’ label Element Books and later by Thorson in the UK.
Jessica has also written ten science-and-technology manuals on the topics of explosives and radiation. These were distributed globally. It was this work that brought her to Great Britain in 1988.
The daughter of a professional clown, Jessica refers to her switch to writing fiction as an exercise in damage limitation. She taught classes and conducted workshops on creative writing and publishing at North Shropshire College in Whitchurch, Stanmore College and the Islington Arts Factory in London.
As a journalist, Jessica won awards in New Mexico and Texas for writing features, public service and breaking news – the most recent in 2013. Jessica has also written satirical columns for newspapers, including “A Slice of Life” and “How to Make Love to your Personal Computer.”
Her two loves are writing and animals. She started a nonprofit in Kansas for wildlife rescue and has held a wildlife rehabilitation permit since 2002.
Other Visions of Heaven and Hell are a series of sometimes inter-related stories about our ideas of Heaven and Hell, sometimes hilarious - sometimes horrific - but always entertaining.
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Monday, 6 August 2018
Colour prints are £7.00 each plus p&p
Black & white prints £5.00 each plus p&p
To order please email email@example.com, listing which prints you would like, plus your address. You will then be emailed a Paypal invoice.
Postage and packing is the total cost however many prints are ordered.
Postage and packing within the UK: £2.00
Postage and packing to Europe: £3.65
Postage and packing the rest of the world: £4.45
Jim Pitts is an award-winning artist (two-times winner of the prestigious British Fantasy Award, plus Science Fiction's Ken McIntyre Award), whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and books, both professional and small press.
|Jim Pitts holding his two British Fantasy Awards|
|Jim Pitts holding a copy of his book, The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts|
Now you have the opportunity to own individually signed prints of some of Jim's best work, in black and white and in full-colour.
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Parallel Universe Publications has reduced the price of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts from £30.00 to £25.00 per copy plus postage.
Our charges now, including shipping costs, are:
£28.90 for UK orders
£34.75 for European orders
£39.75 for airmail postage to the rest of the world
£34.80 for surface mail postage to the rest of the world (which can take up to 45 days)
This is a numbered, limited edition of 250 copies, each of which is signed by the artist.
Monday, 23 July 2018
A great day out was had by David A. Riley and Jim Pitts manning the Parallel Universe Publications stand at Edge-Lit 7 in Derby on Saturday the 14trh July.
|Photograph: C.C. ADAMS|
I am pleased to reveal that my story Writer's Cramp, which was first published in Fantasy Tales, edited by Steve Jones and David A. Sutton, will be reprinted in Paul Finch's Terror Tales of North West England later this year.
Monday, 30 April 2018
Following our reduction in the price of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts from £35.00 to £30.00 per copy, we have also revised our shipping costs and added surface mail as an option to the rest of the world for those who would be happy to wait up to 45 days for delivery.
Our charges now, including shipping costs, are:
£33.90 for UK orders
£39.75 for European orders
£44.75 for airmail postage to the rest of the world
£39.80 for surface mail postage to the rest of the world (which can take up to 45 days)
Friday, 9 March 2018
Parallel Universe Publications today received its proof copy of Jessica Palmer's latest collection, Fractious Fairy Tales, which has now been approved - and which will soon be available either directly from PUP or from amazon, etc.
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Monday, 12 February 2018
Thanks to amazon prime I've recently been given the chance to watch three excellent Russian TV series: Sophia, Ekaterina, and, just starting now, The Dawns Here Are Quiet, which is set in 1942 during "The Great Patriotic War" in a small village were a wounded sergeant of the war has been given command of two anti aircraft batteries as what should be a soft assignment. Well worth watching.
Saturday, 3 February 2018
Sunday, 14 January 2018
Received my contributor's copy of the lovely little publication, The Gallery of Curiosities, in the post today, courtesy of its editor and publisher, Kevin Frost, the print version of the podcast. https://gallerycurious.com/
It contains my story After Nightfall, which has been published several times already, notably in The Year's Best Horror 1 edited by Richard Davis, Fantasy Tales, and more recently in Otto Penzler's mammoth collection Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! - as well as in an unauthorised Russian translation in the early 90s! It's also included in my own collection, The Lurkers in the Abyss and other Tales of Terror (Shadow Publishing).
Thursday, 4 January 2018
In the previous novel we saw our interpid legionaires recruited into the Praetorium Guard, then sent off to settle a revolt at a vital silver mine in Spain. Returning to Rome at the start of Day of the Caesars, they expect to be treated as conquering heroes, but the old emperor, Claudius, has died and Nero is the new power in town, and it's not long before they unwillingly find themselves up to their necks in court intrigues, conspiracy and treason.
One of the things I like about Simon Scarrow's novels is how varied they are, so that each novel is refreshingly different. His knowledge of Roman history is phenominal, as is his grasp of character. A thoroughly good read - one which, quite literally, I couldn't put down. The appearance of a new novel about Macro and Cato around the end of the year is one of the few bonuses of the winter-time - and one I have grown to look forward to immensely.
The twists and turns in Day of the Caesars certainly surprised me this time, though they all, in restrospect, make perfect sense - which is a sign of a master teller of tales, which Simon Carrow most certainly is.
Friday, 15 December 2017
|Artwork: Chrissie Demant|
My short story Prickly is now available to read for free on the annual Vault of Evil Advent Calendar.
Prickly was first published in 1982 in David Stuart Schiff's anthology Death (Playboy Paperbacks). It is also included in my collection The Lurkers in the Abyss & Other Tales of Terror (Shadow Publishing).