Tuesday 1 November 2011

The Satyr's Head: Tales of Terror

My 1975 tale, The Satyr's Head, will be published again shortly in a reprint of the original anthology edited by David A. Sutton, The Satyr's Head: Tales of Terror, from Shadow Publishing.

Original cover for the 1975 Corgi paperback:

This is from Dave Sutton's press release:

"Shadow Publishing is pleased to announce its forthcoming titles.

The Satyr's Head: Tales of Terror, edited by David A. Sutton, cover art by Steve Upham. This is the first new edition of the long out of print Transworld/Corgi Book "The Satyr's Head & Other Tales of Terror", first published in 1975. With stories by Ramsey Campbell, Brian Lumley, Joseph Payne Brennan, Eddy C. Bertin, David A. Riley and others, this new edition will bring back into print some ten chilling tales of the supernatural and the sub-human, of ghosts and demons, strange phenomena and the inexplicable"

The release goes on to detail other publications due to be released by Shadow Publishing:

"Writers from the Shadows Series. These very special collections revive the work of some of the genre writers whose work has been overshadowed and overlooked down the years.
The first of these will be The Female of the Species & Others by Richard Davis (1945-2005). The author worked in the 1970s as a script editor for the BBC's "Out of the Unknown" series and edited the first three volumes of "The Year's Best Horror Stories", published by Sphere Books, as well as editing a string of other horror and science fiction anthologies. He published a number of short stories, which have remained uncollected and this new book will remedy this. Also included will be an interview conducted with the author in 1969, in which he discusses his writing, his film "Viola" and working as story editor for "Late Night Horror" and "Out of the Unknown", plus a comprehensive introduction.
Temple of the Fox: Writers from the Shadows Series # 2, by James Wade (1930-1983), collects a number of the author's genre short stories from the 1960s onwards. After army service James Wade settled in Korea and he wrote widely on music for a variety of periodicals. His symphonic and chamber music has been performed in many countries, and he completed an opera based on Richard E. Kim's best-selling novel of the Korean War, "The Martyred".  James Wade's work includes Cthulhu Mythos, "The Deep Ones" and "A Darker Shadow Over Innsmouth" and others such as "Temple of the Fox", which only ever saw print in Korea. His work has been anthologised by such noted editors, August Derleth, Ramsey Campbell and Herbert Val Thal. The collection will also contain an essay, "The Mass Media Horror", a short article first published in 1971, plus some verse and a comprehensive introduction.

The Shadow Book of Horror. An anthology of new and obscure short stories. No further details yet on the content or format. Writers may wish to contact me to receive writers' guidelines when available.

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  1. I have the original paperback still!

  2. It will be interesting to me to see what cover Steve Upham will come up with. The original for Corgi Books was brilliant.