Post by primrosehildebrand on Jul 24, 2017 7:50:48 GMT
A SUGGESTION OF GHOSTS BLACK SHUCK (2017)
A SUGGESTION OF GHOSTS
SUPERNATURAL FICTION BY WOMEN 1826 – 1897
EDITED BY BRITISH FANTASY AWARD-WINNER JOHNNY MAINS
Black Shuck is very proud to announce the latest book from Johnny Mains, an all-female anthology of ghost stories written from 1826 – 1897. Johnny has been deep in the cobwebbed archives of decaying periodicals, collections and newspapers and has found British, Irish, American and Australian stories that have never been anthologized since their original publication up to 190 years ago. Mains is thrilled that he can also attribute the correct authorship to ‘The Closed Cabinet’ to Lady Gwendolyn Gascoyne-Cecil, which has been continuously published under the by-line ‘Anon’ since its original appearance in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine in January of 1895.
Mains feels that A SUGGESTION OF GHOSTS will be an invaluable book for those desperately seeking to read and research supernatural tales which have long faded away and have been forgotten about.
There will be a limited hardback edition of 100 numbered copies – with artwork by Edward Miller (Les Edwards) and Mike Mignola. The book will also be signed by Mains and Edwards. A SUGGESTION OF GHOSTS will also contain original publication dates of stories and biographies of the authors. The hardback will be published soon after as the pre-orders have been met (hopefully within two months).
Two months after the publication of the hardback, there will be a simultaneous paperback and e-book release, this will contain two stories less than the hardback.
The Spectral Rout – Frances Power Cobbe
The Closed Cabinet - Lady Gwendolyn Gascoyne-Cecil
The Little Green Door - Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
A Legend of All-Hallow Eve – Georgiana S. Hull
At the Witching Hour – Elizabeth Gibert Cunningham Terry
The Death Spancel – Katharine Tynan
A Veritable Ghost Story – Susanna Moodie
The Ghost Room – Clara Merwin
The House That Wouldn’t Let – Mrs Hattie H. Howard
A Speakin’ Ghost – Annie Trumbull Slosson
Vindication of the Supernatural – Manda L. Crocker
The Warneford Abbey Ghost – Ada Maria Jocelyn
Miss Massareene’s Ghost - E.A. Henty
The Ghost of the Nineteenth Century – Phoebe Pember
JOHNNY MAINS won a British Fantasy Award for his first anthology, BACK FROM THE DEAD: THE LEGACY OF THE PAN HORROR STORIES, in 2011. Since then he has written three collections, a biography, numerous articles and liner notes and wrote the introduction to Stephen King’s 30th Anniversary edition of THINNER. Mains created the critically acclaimed DEAD FUNNY (co-edited with Robin Ince) and is writing books on the notorious Tod Browning film, FREAKS, and also his debut novel, A VERY BRITISH HORROR STORY.
BLACK SHUCK BOOKS is fast becoming the rising star of the indie horror publishing world. Previous titles include Mains’ omnibus of short stories, PLUGGED INTO THE MAINS and the paperback reprint of his award-winning BACK FROM THE DEAD: THE LEGACY OF THE PAN BOOK OF HORROR STORIES. Other books are MADE FOR THE DARK by John Llewellyn Probert, DISEASES OF THE TEETH by Simon Kurt Unsworth and two volumes of GREAT BRITISH HORROR.
Mains will be editing two further books - SUPERNATURALLY ANONYMOUS a book of re-discovered stories by 'Anon' and MAN Vs GHOST an anthology of previously unanthologised 19th century ghost stories for David Riley's PUP. Please note that WHAT A GHOST STORY DID will no longer be published.