Dark CitiesThe Titan Books anthology DARK CITIES, edited by Christopher Golden and featuring stories set, as the title suggests, in cities just this side of normal, has officially been released upon the world.

And, as books like this generally don’t get much in the way of a marketing push, it would be great if you could help spread the word. Of course, buying and reviewing the book is an even better strategy, but any assistance raising awareness of the title would be much appreciated, if only so we get to do more of them.


Here’s the table of contents:

THE DOGS by Scott Smith
IN STONE by Tim Lebbon
DEAR DIARY by Scott Sigler
GRIT by Jonathan Maberry
DARK HILL RUN by Kasey Lansdale & Joe R. Lansdale
HAPPY FOREVER by Simon R. Green
THE MAW by Nathan Ballingrud
FIELD TRIP by Tananarive Due
THE REVELERS by Christopher Golden
THE STILLNESS by Ramsey Campbell
SANCTUARY by Kealan Patrick Burke
MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Sherrilyn Kenyon
THE CRACK by Nick Cutter

You can grab a copy of the book here.


Better Weird

I am pleased to announce that I have a brand new short story (“The End of Us”) and an essay in the forthcoming anthology BETTER WEIRD, a tribute to my dear departed colleague David B. Silva. The book will be released digitally in April, with a print edition to follow over the summer.And if you’re not familiar with Silva’s writing, I urge you to rectify that immediately.

Here is the full rundown on the book from co-editor Paul Olson:

better weirdComing in April as an e-book from Cemetery Dance Publications!

Better weird than plastic …

For a generation of horror fans, those four words signaled a momentous occasion: the arrival of a new issue of David B. Silva’s seminal publication, THE HORROR SHOW. For nine years in the 1980s, Dave and his magazine published some of the biggest names in the genre and introduced the world to countless others, nurturing dozens of careers along the road from first publication to major success. A man of limitless talent, Dave also earned a reputation as one of the field’s finest writers, producing a handful of brilliant novels and a vast collection of award-winning stories.

Following Dave’s untimely death in 2013, authors from around the world of horror came forward to honor his memory. Those who grew up reading his immortal magazine, those who learned from his kind and careful tutelage, those who admired the editor, the writer, the man – they are all here, gathered in the pages of this special anthology. Kealan Patrick Burke, Brian Hodge, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert R. McCammon, Bentley Little, Elizabeth Massie, Brian Keene, J.F. Gonzalez, Steve Rasnic Tem, Billie Sue Mosiman, Kathryn Ptacek, Thomas F. Monteleone, Gary Raisor, Yvonne Navarro, Robert Swartwood, G. Wayne Miller, and Paul F. Olson. With brand new tales of terror, lovingly-chosen classics, and heartfelt tributes, these writers have come to raise a chill, bring a tear, and remind you of the truth in Dave’s immortal words: It’s always BETTER WEIRD …

PORTENTS on Sale for Halloween!

In honor of Halloween, Portents is $10 off for the entire month of October!

Portents, a new original anthology, is edited by “Master Anthologist” (Booklist) Al Sarrantonio, editor of acclaimed collections 999: New Stories of Horror and the Supernatural, Redshift: Extremes of Speculative Fiction, Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, and Stories (with Neil Gaiman).

In the tradition of Charles L. Grant’s Shadows series, Portents presents 19 brand-new tales from some of today’s most accomplished dark fantasy writers: Gene Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Kit Reed, Tia V. Travis, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, Kealan Patrick Burke, Neal Barrett, Jr., Christopher Fowler, Elizabeth Massie, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kim Newman, Michael Laimo, Jeffrey Ford, Brian Keene, Tom Piccirilli and Alan M. Clark.

Issued in a strictly limited edition of 1,000 smyth-sewn, foil-stamped hardcover copies, each signed and hand-numbered by Al Sarrantonio himself, and with a beautiful color cover by Alan Clark and a special foreword by the distinguished Stephen Jones, Portents is only available for purchase from Flying Fox Publishers.

Portents , the first book ever published by Flying Fox, will become an instant collector’s item. The regular price is $30 – but from now until Halloween it’s on sale for just $20! To order a copy:

By PayPal: send $20 (plus $5 postage and packing in the U.S.; $8 for Canada; and $15 for international orders) to Flyingfoxpub@aol.com

By money order or personal check (made out to Al Sarrantonio): send the appropriate amount as per above to Flying Fox Publishers, 106 Heather Circle, Newburgh, NY 12550

For any questions write to: Flyingfoxpub@aol.com

Cemetery Dance Announces SMOKE & MIRRORS

Cemetery Dance Publications is proud to announce Smoke and Mirrors, a collection of screenplays, teleplays, stage plays, comic scripts, and treatments by thirteen masters of horror and fantasy. This deluxe oversized book reproduces the scripts exactly as they were written in the author’s own formatting.

Just a few of the highlights include a never before seen comic script from Joe Hill; two rare teleplays from Frank Darabont; an original, never filmed full-length screenplay by Mick Garris; a rare teleplay and treatment by William Peter Blatty; Neil Gaiman’s original take on an H.G. Wells’ short story; Joe R. Lansdale’s stage adaptation of one of his legendary short stories; and much, much more!

This Cemetery Dance Publications special edition is a World’s First and there are no other editions planned at this time, so place your order today if you don’t want to miss out!

About the Book:
Tales of horror and the fantastic have been told in many ways over the centuries — around the campfire, in books and movies, and even on television — but no form is quite so visceral and direct as the script.

Whether it’s a stage play, a feature film screenplay, or the script for a classic horror comic, these fourteen acclaimed authors aren’t just putting black text on a white page. The writing may seem clean and simple at first, but the authors are actually creating worlds; they’re luring you into their creations and before you know it, there’s no way out. You’re part of the story and you have to keep turning the pages until you reach “The End” or “Fade Out.” The big question is: will you survive to see the final curtain call?

Come now, take your seat, and let the show begin. You have nothing to fear but your own imagination.

Neil Gaiman
William Peter Blatty
Stewart O’Nan
Frank Darabont
William F. Nolan
Joe Hill
Brian Keene & Michael Oliveri
Poppy Z. Brite
Kealan Patrick Burke
Mick Garris
Ray Garton
Joe R. Lansdale