Love Lies Dying
by Steve Gerlach
ISBN – 978-0987049681
RRP: AUD$23.95 (free postage within Aus.)
Hicky Knocky & Forsaken Blossoms
by Glenn Cannon
ISBN – 978-0-646-52363-7
Now available from: PolyEster Books
Mother Nature now yearns for a great chunk of humanity to be annihilated. Only then can she reclaim her majesty and balance.
This is the nightmare logic of Hicky Knocky, a poltergeist who views people as a cancer on the earth and instills a share house with its misanthropy. As soon as Lee moves in, he experiences the menacing trances and hallucinations that grip the household. Lee decides to restore his peace of mind, but not even his purification ritual of burning the house down abates Hicky.
Ian is in a gang of high-school boys who form a creed against society’s materialism and hypocrisy. One day, his mother arranges a mentor for him, Gary, a martial arts instructor back in Melbourne after living in Japan. At first, Ian idolizes Gary, but when the gang’s leader, Alpha, rules that Gary represents soft, New Age values – not manly virtue – the boys plan their retribution.
‘This is a quick read, a quick ride through madness. The author, Glenn Cannon, takes you on a crazy and frightening journey where your adrenalin never stops. It is an unsettling story at times, but the events unfold so quickly that the reader is swept along in the paranormal hysteria.’ ~ Wendy O’Hanlon (Acres Australia)
‘I’m not entirely sure if Forsaken Blossoms is a book that you can say you enjoyed, it’s not even a safe read in horror terms, but it’s certainly well written and has something to say. I was happy that I got a chance to be exposed to the ideas and writing style, and would recommend this one to those wanting something slightly deeper on their reading lists. Give it a go, every now and then it’s good to step beyond the simply dark and into more murky waters. I would certainly be up for reading some more from Glenn Cannon. ‘ ~ http://www.scaryminds.com
Australian Hauntings: Colonial Supernatural Fiction
ed. James Doig
ISBN – 978-1-921456-51-0
James Doig, critically acclaimed editor of Australian Gothic and Australian Nightmares, presents another collection of weird and supernatural fiction. Reprinted here for the first time since their original publication in long-forgotten books and magazines, these rare relics from Australia’s past will stimulate the imagination and keep you awake long into the night. Australian Hauntings completes an outstanding trilogy of gothic fiction, unearthing many classic tales from Australian authors.
Stephen King: A Literary Companion
ISBN – 978-0-7864-5850-9
This companion provides a two-part introduction to best-selling author Stephen King, whose enormous popularity over the years has gained him an audience well beyond readers of horror fiction, the genre with which is most often associated. Part I considers the reception of King’s work, the film adaptations that they gave rise to, the fictional worlds in which some of his novels are set, and the more useful approaches to King’s varied corpus. Part II consists of entries for each series, novel, story, screenplay and even poem, including works never published or produced, as well as characters and settings.
Available from Dark Continents Publishing
Alien landscapes and mythic societies…creatures of the night and the more terrifying monsters of the human psyche… Be warned: Ghosts Can Bleed… but it’s not just the blood you should be worried about…
By turns terrifying, darkly comic, surreal and stomach-churning, these forty one stories and poems from award-winning author Tracie McBride open the veins of the world to show humanity in a different – and much darker – light.
Red on Red
by Jen White
Published in: Bewere the Night
Available from: Amazon
Listening to Tracy
by Jen White
Published in: Dead Red Heart, due April 2011
Available from Ticonderoga Publications
by Jen White
Published in: Ethereal Tales
Available from: Ethereal Tales
Cathedral Man and the Rare Twelve Inch
Published in: Blue Crow Magazine #3
Available from: Blue Crow Magazine
by Paul Mannering
‘Doctor Who Season 3’
by Paul Mannering
Finalist (Fan Award): Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2010