Monday, 7 August 2017

FantasyCon 2017 Programme Advert

Below is a copy of the advert which Parallel Universe Publications has paid for in the programme booklet for FantasyCon 2017 in Peterborough.


A Grim God's Revenge in Mythic Magazine

My fantasy story A Grim God's Revenge will appear in the next issue of Mythic magazine. Below is a copy of the cover.


Saturday, 5 August 2017

My Lovecratian crime noir novel The Return on special offer from my publisher, Blood Bound Books


Blood Bound Books shared a link to the event: Free Books - Annual Loyalty Program:

Next up it's gritty noir combined with Lovecraftian horror.
THE RETURN by David A. Riley is only .99 cents until next Friday August 11th. Leave a review send us the link, and we'll send you a FREE book.

It was never going to be easy to return for one last look at the streets where he spent his childhood years. Even knowing this, Gary still felt he had to make the effort, just this once, to see if they were really as bad as he remembered. In a…
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Thursday, 3 August 2017

A new grandson

Great jubilations last night when we got a text message from hospital from our daughter, Cassandra, that her new baby boy had just been born, our third grandchild!



My Lovecraftian crime noir novel The Return on special offer by Blood Bound Books

The publishers of my Lovecraftian crime nopir novel The Return, Blood Bound Books, are making this great offer:

"Next up it's gritty noir combined with Lovecraftian horror.
THE RETURN by David A. Riley is only .99 cents until next Friday August 11th. Leave a review send us the link, and we'll send you a FREE book.
It was never going to be easy to return for one last look at the streets where he spent his childhood years. Even knowing this, Gary still felt he had to make the effort, just this once, to see if they were really as bad as he remembered. In a…
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Eric Ian Steele



As well as the hardcover version of Eric Ian Steele's horror/SF story collection, Nightscape, a trade paperback version (£9.99) will also be available within the next few days.

As a screenwriter, Eric's latest movie, The Student, will be out soon, starring Alica Leigh Willis and Blake Michael.

Below is the poster from this movie.

Adrian Cole's Tough Guys Reviewed on the Horror Review website



Adrian Cole's Tough Guys gets a favourable review by Brian J. Lewis on The Horror Review website.

"Do you like adventure stories with a supernatural twist? Then Tough Guys by Adrian Cole might be exactly what you’re after. Cole gives us four stories to enjoy in this volume that show us four very different types of tough guy."

Click onto the link above to read the full review. 

Parallel Universe Publications to be at Sledge-Lit 3 in Derby on 25th November


For the first time Parallel Universe Publications has booked a stand at Sledge-Lit 3 in Derby for the 25th November.  First confirmed Guest of Honour is Alison Littlewood.

All our books will be available, including The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts.

Manning our stand will be Jim Pitts and me.

Nightscape by Eric Ian Steele is now available



We are pleased to announce that copies of our latest hardcover book, Eric Ian Steele's brilliant collection of stories, Nightscape, is now available.


 
amazon.co.uk £20.00
amazon.com $26.00

Eric Ian Steele is a novelist and screenwriter from Manchester, England. He is the writer of the horror novel The Autumn Man, as well as the thriller feature film The Student (2017) and the action/sci-fi feature film Clone Hunter (2010). He won the prestigious Writers on the Storm screenwriting contest in 2012 and has had short films produced across the USA. He has also written for hire on a children’s sci-fi animated TV series. His short stories range from science-fiction to horror and fantasy and can be found in numerous anthologies and magazines including Terror Tales alongside fiction by Neil Gaiman and Kim Newman, The Lovecraft E-Zine, Horror Without Victims, the superhero fiction anthology POW!erful Tales, and the zombie poetry collection Vicious Verses and Reanimated Rhymes! 

Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker due from Parallel Universe Publications next month



Next month will see the publication in hardback of a new collection of short stories, Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker.

Carl resides in the Scottish Borders, where he can often be found skulking around ruined castles in the dark and generally getting up to no good - or so he claims.  With more than twenty short stories to his name, his work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies over the last eight years, including The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic 2, Shadows Masters; an anthology from The Horror Zine; and Terror Tales of the Scottish Highlands.

The cover artwork is by Luke Spooner, who also provided the cover art for an earlier collection from Parallel Universe, Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales by David A. Riley.








Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Jim Pitts and his two British Fantasy Awards

Not many people win a British Fantasy Award, given out each year at Fantasycon. Fewer still win twice. Jim Pitts is one of those few, winning the award for Best Artist in 1992 and 1993.

Although these were designed by fellow artist, Dave Carson, the original British Fantasy Award was a statuette designed by Jim.

It wasn't only in the world of fantasy that Jim artistic merit was recognised. Years earlier he won the Ken McIntyre Award at the annual British Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon) held in Chester in 1972.



Sunday, 23 July 2017

Pre-Order Offer on The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts - pre-order price: £35.00 plus postage and packing. All pre-orders will include 4 high-quality, personally signed A4 black and white prints of Jim Pitts' artwork, which will be unavailable elsewhere. Pre-orders are any made up to and including the 1st September, 2017, when the book will be published.

Copies can either be pre-ordered using the PayPal button or by cheque, payable to Riley Books, 130 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3DR, UK. 

The book is limited to 250 numbered copies, every one of which will be signed by Jim Pitts.

After FantasyCon the price will rise to £40 plus postage and packing.


Dedicated Facebook Page for The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

We now have a dedicated page on Facebook for The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts, where uptodate information about this great book will be regularly posted.

Please take a look at it. Better still "like" it too. 


https://www.facebook.com/fantasticalartofjimpitts/

Proof copies received for The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

The proof copies of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts have arrived. Even though I knew the size of the book beforehand I was still surprised to see just how big the book is in reality! Here are a few photos of it.