Friday 31 December 2021

Winter on Aubarch 6 reprinted in The Martian Wave - contributor's copy received today

On the last day on 2021 I received my contributor's copy of the The Martian Wave for October 2021, containing my science fiction story Winter on Aubarch 6.  

This story first appeared in Fear magazine #11 in 1989.



Saturday 18 December 2021

How Weird Tales reviewed my novel The Return seven years ago

Weird Tales review of The Return

Seven years ago my Lovecraftian crime noir horror novel The Return received the above review on the Weird Tales website.

"David A. Riley's "The Return" is an amazing read. Do you like gritty noir? Brit Horror? Masculine (but not macho) protagonists? Eldritch Horror in bleak industrial slums? "The Long Good Friday" meets "the Mythos"? The writing is dense and sleek. Never boring enthralling page turners. Do you like to read just a few more pages even though you need to sleep? Then this is THE BOOK!



Thursday 16 December 2021

A Grim Gods Revenge: Dark Tales of Fantasy & Horror reduced to £6/$7.94 till January 1st

A Grim God's Revenge: Dark Tales of Fantasy & Horror by David A. Riley is now available in paperback and kindle.We have reduced the price of the paperback from £11.99 to £6.00/$7.94 till the 1st January 2022.

Artwork: Jim Pitts

The short story collection includes fourteen dark tales of fantasy and horror ranging from 1971 to 2020.

Dead Ronnie and I was first published in Sanitarium issue 44, 2016
Corpse-Maker was first published in Weird Window issue 2, 1971
The Urn was first published in Whispers issue 1, 1972
Gwargens was first published in Beyond issue 3, 1995
Retribution was first published in Peeping Tom issue 3, 1991
The Bequest was first published in Dark Horizons, 2008
They Pissed on My Sofa was first published in Malicious Deviance, 2011
Old Grudge Ender was first published in The Screaming Book of Horror, 2012
A Girl, a Toad and a Cask was first published in The Unspoken, 2013
Scrap was first published in Dark Visions 1, 2013
Lem was first published in The Eleventh Black Book of Horror, 2015
A Grim God’s Revenge was first published in Mythic issue 4, 2017
Grudge End Cloggers was first published in Scare Me, 2020
Hanuman was first published in Phantasmagoria issue 16, 2020


Friday 3 December 2021

The Storyteller of Koss has been accepted for publication in Summer of Sci-fi & Fantasy anthology

Just had another fantasy story - it's not quite swords & sorcery as there are no swords involved - accepted for publication next year. The Storyteller of Koss will appear in Summer of Sci-fi & Fantasy anthology, due on June 1st, 2022 from Cloaked Press in the United States.
The Storyteller of Koss is a sort of sequel to Baal the Necromancer which appeared in the last issue of Mythic magazine.

Wednesday 1 December 2021

The God in the Keep is available in the November issue of Swords and Sorcery Magazine

My second swords and sorcery story to be published in the last few months, The God in the Keep, is now available to read online for free in Swords and Sorcery Magazine

My earlier story is Baal the Necromancer which appeared in the latest issue of Mythic magazine.