After a week of taking delivery of reprints and packaging materials . . .

The appearance of a pallet full of the trade paperback edition of Caitlín R. Kiernan's collection THE AMMONITE VIOLIN & OTHERS was a most welcome arrival. BNH#28, WAKULLA SPRINGS and THE CURSE OF YIG will be along shortly.

In the meantime:

Within these pages, you’ll discover a dazzling suite of stories situated on the borderlands between the unspeakable and the erotic, the grotesque and the sublime. Here are stories of dream and metamorphosis, strange lands and beings existing beyond the veil of death and beyond this earth. Here is a selkie who's lost her sealskin, a woman with a blackhole in her heart, a fairie girl fallen to the Queen of Decay, the descent of a modern-day Orpheus, and a killer who has fashioned the most exquisite musical instrument from the remains of one of his victims. Here are dreams, nightmares, and worse things yet.

For those of you who have pre-ordered, copies will be going out to you early next week. If you haven't already, click on the image above and grab yourself a copy for £11.99.

We've also put a 3 book offer together including Caitlín's other collections A IS FOR ALIEN and TALES OF PAIN AND WONDER for just £25 plus a one-off postage charge—a 30% saving.

And on the subject of offers . . .

Here are some mouth-watering deals at eye-watering prices—a quartet of five book bundles, that include one signed edition plus four other titles, and not one of them over £30. 

And now for a signing sheet update . . .

It's the question we get asked most and one which causes the biggest delays—especially anthologies—with multiple authors stretched across all four corners of the world.

However, we appear to be inching ever closer to a conclusion with some of the log outstanding titles.

WE ARE THE MARTIANS

  • Sheet 1 — just one contributor to go.  
  • Sheet 2 — waiting for two contributors.

DARKER COMPANIONS

  • Sheet 1 — ALL SIGNED. 
  • Sheet 2 — waiting for four contributors. 

BEST NEW HORROR #28

  • Sheet 1 — ALL SIGNED.
  • Sheet 2 — waiting for four contributors. 

BLACK WINGS VI

  • Sheet 1 — ALL SIGNED.
  • Sheet 2 — waiting for four contributors.  

ODIN’S GIRL

  • Just one sheet: SIGNED and sent for insertion.

NEW BALL GAMES FOR THE FUTURE

  • Just one sheet SIGNED and sent for insertion.

ROUGH TRADE

  • Just one sheet SIGNED and sent for insertion.

In other news—Alan Baxter's THE BOOK CLUB has been shortlisted for Aurealis Awards, BEST FANTASY NOVELLA.

The Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF), organisers of the 2017 Aurealis Awards, have announced their finalists and we are delighted that Alan's supernatural fantasy novella for PS Australia has been shortlisted. Here at PS Towers, fingers, toes, tentacles and other superfluous protruberances are crossed in hopeful anticipation.

Just in from Cemetery Dance is WIDOW’S POINT . . .

. . .  a fairly stoked new novella from father-and-son act Richard and Billy Chizmar.

“This is a bad place. I don't think people are meant to live here.”

Reviewed by Booklist as “viscerally terrifying, realistic, and intense” and illustrated by PS and CD favourite artist Glenn Chardbourne (currently preparing a new raft of pieces for the latest installment in Ramsey Campbell’s wonderful trilogy), WIDOW’S POINT is going to win a lot of friends . . . hot on the heels of Chizmar Snr’s collab with Stephen King (GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX—copies are still available, you meatheads!) and Billy’s recent short debut movie, GONE (in which Mr. King puts in an appearance). So what’s it about? Here goes.

Longtime residents of Harper's Cove believe that something is wrong with the Widow's Point Lighthouse. Some say it's cursed. Others claim it's haunted. Originally built in 1838, three workers were killed during the lighthouse's construction, including one who mysteriously plunged to his death from the catwalk. That tragic accident was never explained, and it was just the beginning of the terror. In the decades that followed, nearly two dozen additional deaths occurred in or around the lighthouse including cold-blooded murder, suicide, unexplained accidents and disappearances, the slaughter of an entire family, and the inexplicable death of a Hollywood starlet who was filming a movie on the grounds. The lighthouse was finally shuttered tight in 1988 and a security fence was erected around the property. No one has been inside since. Until tonight.

Thomas Livingston is the acclaimed author of thirteen books about the supernatural and this evening he will enter the Widow's Point Lighthouse, searching for material for his next bestseller. He will be locked inside for the weekend with no way of contacting the outside world. And although no human has stepped foot inside the structure in nearly three decades, Livingston will not be alone.

In this tremendous collaboration, the authors combine forces to tell a chilling ghost story that will make you think twice about what’s waiting for you in the dark. We have a very limited quantity—just 20 signed/numbered copies (out of a 300-copy run) and 20 unsigned copies at £20—so if you’re interested then you know what to do (don’tcha, Melvin?!)

That's all folks.

I’m here today labouring under the early symptoms of a flu-type cold. I’m trying to be brave but, frankly, not making much of a fist of it. So thanks for your patience while I bumbled along. The sooner I get this tackled then the sooner I can snuggle up in bed and watch some daytime TV. Oh boy, after reading the opening passages of Rich and Billy Chizmars' terrifying book I could do with some light relief.

Have a great weekend and look after on another.

Pete

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