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Abolisher of Roses: book trailer video

Posted in Books, News with tags , , , , , , on March 18, 2011 by simonmarshalljones

In my ever expanding quest to get the word on Spectral Press out there to all and sundry, may I present to you the debut of the very first book trailer video, spotlighting Gary Fry’s chapbook, due to be published May 2nd 2011… enjoy!

Gratitude must be extended to Mark West for putting this together for me over the last couple of days – an absolutely sterling effort! For more details of how to purchase this chapbook, please go to spectralpress.wordpress.com.

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And now showing on the other channel….

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2011 by simonmarshalljones

… you can find details of the next Spectral Press publication, Gary’s Fry’s Abolisher of Roses, which is available for preorder from today – but numbers are limited! The chapbook itself will be published the first week of May, which will be upon us sooner than you think! For all the gen, go to http://spectralpress.wordpress.com now!

GET TO IT!!

Spectral Volume II

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2011 by simonmarshalljones

And so here it is, the cover to Spectral Press Volume II, Gary Fry’s Abolisher of Roses – again it’s been designed by the inimitable Neil Williams and based on a beautiful photograph by my good friend Branwyn Reeves:

©2011 Gary Fry/Spectral Press - cover design ©Neil Williams - cover photo ©Branwyn Reeves

“It’s not always the guilty who have the darkest secrets . . .

Peter has been married to Patricia for nearly thirty years. He’s a practical man, the owner of a thriving factory and the father of two fine lads.

He also has a secret mistress.

One day, his wife takes him along to an outdoor arts exhibition involving some of her paintings, staged in a dark, deep wood. The fact that Peter would rather go for a pie and a pint and to watch the match is something he keeps very much to himself.

But his are not the only secrets in this marriage. And as Peter strays off the only path through the woods, he soon realises that Patricia has quite a few revelations of her own . . .”

“Fry is a writer whose technique is as accomplished as his intellect and imagination are powerful.”–Reggie Oliver

It’s available for pre-order now for £3.50 (inclusive of p+p) – email Simon Marshall-Jones at spectralpress[at]gmail[dot]com for more details.

Spectral Press: some teasers….

Posted in News, Other with tags , , , , , , on November 8, 2010 by simonmarshalljones

So, as a form of gentle encouragement to you all and as teasers as to what you can expect in the first year of Spectral Press’s existence, here are the back-cover blurbs of the first three chapbooks. (Please note: the publication dates are tentative only – as previously stated this is only because I need sufficient time to raise the funds for this venture. IF I manage to get the funds sooner, then the publication dates will be brought forward – buying a subscription will certainly help make Spectral Press a reality even sooner!!)

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WHAT THEY HEAR IN THE DARK – Gary McMahon (April/May 2011)

An absence is more terrifying than a presence…

Rob and Becky bought the old place after the death of their son, to repair and renovate – to patch things up and make the building habitable.

They both knew that they were trying to fix more than the house, but the cracks in their marriage could not be papered over.

Then they found the Quiet Room.”

“Gary McMahon’s horror is heartfelt…” –Tim Lebbon

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THE ABOLISHER OF ROSES – Gary Fry (September 2011)

“It’s not always the guilty who have the darkest secrets . . .

Peter has been married to Patricia for nearly thirty years. He’s a practical man, the owner of a thriving factory and the father of two fine lads.

He also has a secret mistress.

One day, his wife takes him along to an outdoor arts exhibition involving some of her paintings, staged in a dark, deep wood. The fact that Peter would rather go for a pie and a pint and to watch the match is something he keeps very much to himself.

But his are not the only secrets in this marriage. And as Peter strays off the only path through the woods, he soon realises that Patricia – through the weirdest of creative art – has quite a few revelations for him . . .”

“Fry is a writer whose technique is as accomplished as his intellect and imagination are powerful.”–Reggie Oliver

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NOWHERE HALL – Cate Gardner (January 2012)

“We want to live…

In the ballroom, wallflower mannequins stretch their fingers towards Ron. He can’t ask them to dance. He’s already waltzing with other ghosts.

Someone stole the world while Ron contemplated death. They packed it in a briefcase and dumped him in the halls of the ruined hotel–The Vestibule. A nowhere place.”

“One of the finest and most individual voices around- there really is no-one quite like Cate Gardner.” –Simon Bestwick

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Now don’t those sound absolutely fantastic! Get your orders in now, as there will ONLY be 100 of each, signed and numbered…. act fast!

Newsy stuff

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2010 by simonmarshalljones

First off,  I received a sci-fi book this morning (I don’t get many of those) for review, which I like the look and sound of, to wit:

Guardians of the Phoenix, by Eric Brown (Solaris)

Additionally, Gary Fry very kindly sent me a copy of the following simply for my reading pleasure:

The Impelled and Other Head Trips, by Gary Fry, with an introduction by Ramsey Campbell (Crowswing Books)

Thanks to Gary for doing so!

Next up is some news about the anthology I’m involved with: first off, it will no longer be called The Big C, as there’s a US television series with that name, so it would be politic to change it to avoid confusion. Several names have been suggested and, as of this writing, nothing has yet been finalised. Will let everyone know when the title’s been agreed on.

Secondly, the provisional line-up of writers is as follows (although this could change at any time):

Ramsey Campbell

Guy N Smith

John Shirley

Allyson Bird

Steve Savile

Steve Duffy

Simon Kurt Unsworth

Tim Lebbon

Gary McMahon

Steve Lockley

Scott Nicholson

Johnny Mains

Stephen Volk

Quite a stellar line-up, I think.

Thirdly, I have suggested that the original artwork that I’ll be producing for the cover to be auctioned off , so that the charity(ies) supported by this worthy anthology can benefit with a little extra money (always a good thing). Most likely this will happen at one of the conventions next year – not only will it make a great present but you also get to help with the search for a cure for this devastating disease. Start saving NOW, people!