Are you hungry for some more horror? Do you have an appetite for the abominable?
Then you need The Fifth Black Book of Horror. Thirteen morsels of the macabre for those with a taste for terror.
With stories by Reggie Oliver; Paul Finch; David A. Riley; Craig Herbertson; Rosalie Parker; Ian C. Strachan; David Williamson; Marcus Gold; Richard Staines; Anna Taborska; Raymond Vaughn, and two by John Llewellyn Probert, it’s a veritable feast of fear!
Good on yer, Dr. T! Starting from scratch and producing five quality proper horror anthologies in two years is a phenomenal achievement. Are they all original stories?
Very well done to the contributors. Another stellar line-up with a strong Pans People element and a dash of Vault. Plus, fresh from the Battle of the Boleyn, Richard Stains moves that one significant step closer to the BFS Lifetime Achievement award.
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.
MRS MIDNIGHT - Reggie Oliver THE MAN WITH A HOLE IN HIS HEAD - Marcus Gold STARLIGHT CASTS NO SHADOW - Ian C. Strachan LEIBNIZ’S LAST PUZZLE - Craig Herbertson HANGMAN WANTED: APPLY IN WRITING - Paul Finch IN THE GARDEN - Rosalie Parker THEIR OWN MAD DEMONS - David A. Riley WINTER BREAK - Raymond Vaughn DE VERMIS INFESTIS - John Llewellyn Probert NO SUCH THING AS A FRIENDLY - Richard Staines SCHRÖDINGER’S HUMAN - Anna Taborska THE CHAMELEON MAN - David Williamson TWO FOR DINNER - John Llewellyn Probert
Post by The Lurker In The Shadows on Sept 3, 2009 13:27:12 GMT
Ooh, another Mudie masterpiece? Excellent cover, and one to really sink your teeth into...
I'll get me shroud...
... but not before mentioning that it looks like an excellent line up of contributors, and I'm looking forward to it immensely.
There is the touch on the shoulder that comes when you are walking quickly homewards in the dark hours, full of anticipation of the warm room and bright fire, and when you pull up, startled, what face or no-face do you see?
These covers of yours are something special, Charlie. I apologise if I haven't before now remarked on how impressive they are, and how much they take me back to that golden age of unadulterated pulp horror.