Post by allthingshorror on Jun 12, 2008 7:13:35 GMT
Mortbury Press has very kindly leaked me the contents list for The 3rd Black Book of Horror. No cover as of yet - but I have been assured that we won't have seen a cover like this one for a long, long time!
THE SCAVENGER - Rog Pile TAKASHI’S LAST SYMPHONY - Gary McMahon A SENSE OF MOVEMENT - David A. Riley LAST NIGHT - Joel Lane WIDOW’S WEEDS - Paul Newman OUT OF HER HEAD - Christine Mortimer FAMILY TIES - Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis DEATH-CON 1 - Sean Parker LIKE A BIRD - Mike Chinn THE SPOON - John Mains THE LAKE - Franklin Marsh SYNCHRONICITY - Craig Herbertson IN THE THICKET - Paul Finch JOHN & JENNY AND THE LUMP: A CAUTIONARY TALE - John Llewellyn Probert IN AN OLD OVERCOAT - Frank Nicholas THE LOOKER - Julia Lufford WHAT WE CANNOT RECALL - Gary Fry
And - may I be slightly chuffed in saying one of my stories is being published in the same volume as David A Riley and Craig Herbertson! I'm was a bit stunned...
Then as soon as I recovered - Rog Pile, John Probert and Franklin Marsh come and give me the triple punch!
One of the best days of my life. Charles Black - I LOVE YOU!!!
Post by Craig Herbertson on Jun 12, 2008 11:24:03 GMT
I must be getting soft in my old age but I confess to being extremely moved. I can assure you, Johnnie, that my sentiments on seeing the names up there are somewhat similar.
I'll say it again: this anthology is absolutely the one to watch and I'd buy up copies now while you can. I'm enormously proud to be a contributer and having read nos. one and two three times each I can hardly wait.
That looks like a cracking line-up and I've got to say I'm hugely pleased to have made it into volume three. I've read Gary McMahon's story in draft form and it's an absolute corker - everyone will love it. Or they should. And if they don't they may end up in my next story
Well done Charles and all the contributors! Reminds me: I'd better finish off my non-review of the second book ... and Filthy Creations #4 ..... and One Eyed Grey .... and ......
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.