Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Sledge-Lit, Derby, November 25th 2017


Great time spent with Jim Pitts at Sledge-Lit on Saturday, despite a 5.30 am start off and a journey beset with roadworks and sleet! Still we got there on time and set up our stand for Parallel Universe Publications. Like every other dealer there it was, unfortunately, a very poor day for sales, but, on the plus side, it was a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and new, including Mike Chinn, Eric Ian Steele, CC Adams, Alex Davis, and Ash Hartwell, whose new novel, Tip of the Iceberg, I'm reading at the moment.
http://paralleluniversepublications.blogspot.co.uk/

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Carl Ford - RIP


Saddened to hear of the death of Carl Ford - far too young to have left us.

Above is the only photo I have of Carl, taken at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton with David Sutton to the left, me to the right, and Carl in the middle.

Carl will long be remembered for the outstanding magazine Dagon, which he published and edited and for which he received a well-deserved British Fantasy Award.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts - signed editions by Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones, Peter Coleborn, Jon M. Harvey, David A. Riley, Jim Pitts


There are a limited number of editions signed by most of the contributors to the book at Fantasycon left: Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones, Peter Coleborn, Jon M. Harvey, David A. Riley, and of course Jim himself. If you would like one, you'll need to order one soon before these run out.

Monday, 6 November 2017

After Nightfall accepted for the Gallery of Curiosities audio podcast

Just learned that Gallery of Curiosities podcast have accepted a reprint story of mine, After Nightfall, for an audio transmission.

This will be the 7th time this story has been published:

1970 - in a slightly different form - Weird Window 1, published by Shadow Publishing, edited by David A. Sutton
1971 - The Year's Best Horror Fiction 1 - Sphere Books and Daw Books, edited by Richard Davis
1985 - Fantasy Tales #15, edited by Stephen Jones and David A. Sutton
1992 - Tayaschiysya Horror 2, (Таящийся ужас 2) published in Russia, translated by Vladimir Vladimirov (This was an unauthorised reprint which I didn't find out about till years later)
2011 - Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! published by Vintage Books, edited by Otto Penzler
2012 - Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead, published by Corvus/Atlantic Books, edited by Otto Penzler
2013 - The Lurkers in the Abyss & Other Tales of Terror, published by Shadoiw Publishing

Friday, 3 November 2017

Lancashire Telegraph article about The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

The Lancashire Telegraph published a half-page story about The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts in today's edition.



The Lancashire Telegraph published a half-page story about The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts in today's edition.



Original of photo used by The Lancashire Telegraph taken by Tim Bradley


David A. Riley & Jim Pitts - unused photo by Tim Bradley



Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mythic magazine #4 and my story A Grim God's Revenge


Got my contributor copies of Mythic magazine #4 in the post today, containing my dark fantasy story A Grim God's Revenge.