Borderlands Books - www.borderlands-books.com
Borderlands is San Francisco's home for science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. Borderlands carries both new and used titles within our specialties, as well as eclectic periodicals, British imports, small press titles, videos and DVDs and many other items of interest to the fan or collector of genre literature.
Camelot Books - www.camelotbooks.com
Camelot Books is both a new and used bookstore, catering to individuals wishing to own books not normally found in normal bookstores. We stock an assortment of signed books, signed limited editions, art folios which accompany special edition books, first editions, and books of limited printing in those areas listed above.
Cold Tonnage - www.coldtonnage.com
Cold Tonnage is based in Surrey, England, an hour or so out of London and have been selling collectible Science Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural and Horror first editions for over twenty-five years. They specialise in new and out-of-print, collectible science fiction, fantasy, horror and the supernatural first editions: hardcovers, vintage paperbacks, pulps, magazines and much more.
Fantastic Literature - www.fantasticliterature.com
Fantastic Literature is the UK's largest and best online purveyor of out of print books, rare books and used books in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, thrillers, ghost stories, weird tales and macabre fiction, historical fiction, vintage SF, Horror & Crime, small press, fanzines and graphic novels both in paperback, hardcover and magazines, signed and uncorrected proof copies.
Realms of Fantasy - realmsoffantasybooks.com
Based in Chickasha, Oklahoma, Realms of Fantasy specialises in fantasy, science fiction and horror releases from the UK and from small press/specialty publishers.
Ziesing Books - www.ziesings.com
Mark and Cindy Ziesing. Just us. We do everything have been booksellers and publishers for nearly forty years. They specialise in SF, fantasy and horror, but also stock books that are reflective of their own rather eccentric and diverse interests.
Jesse Campbell-Brown - jessecampbellbrown.com
Jesse Campbell-Brown is an Australian artist now based in Dublin, Ireland. He has worked on numerous design projects including posters and book covers. For Swan River Press he created the new covers for Mervyn Wall's classic satirical fantasies The Unfortunate Fursey and The Return of Fursey.
Brian Gallagher - bdgart.com
Brian Gallagher is an experienced freelancer, working in various media from computers to traditional paint on canvas.
Eoin Llewellyn - llewellyn.ie
Eoin Llewellyn was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1973 and currently works between Ireland and Berlin, Germany. Lewellyn's work has been exhibited Internationally and can be found in private and public collections throughout the world.
Jason Van Hollander - www.jasonvanhollander.com
Jason Van Hollander is an artist who has designed book jackets for Ash-Tree Press, Night Shade Books, Arkham House and many others. He did the cover art for Ash-Tree Press's Acquainted with the Night.
Meggan Kehrli - www.meggankehrli.com
Meggan Kehrli runs a graphic design studio in Chicago. Her studio work includes a broad range of illustration, printmaking and paper arts projects--from corporate collateral to holiday cards.
Polly Rose Morris - wwwpollyrosemorris.com
Polly's striking work and unique style lends itself brilliantly to products that require bold and powerful images. Her work has already generated interest from several publishers worldwide for book covers.
The Singing Garden - www.thesinginggarden.co.uk
Website of Stephen J. Clark, surrealist painter, poet and author.
Alisdair Wood - www.woodi.co.uk
Alisdair Wood is an illustrator and designer. Among other project, he has worked for the likes of Supernatural Tales and Ghosts and Scholars. He also contributed cover art and illustrations for Henry C. Mercer's November Night Tales.
Stephen J. Clark - www.thesinginggarden.co.uk
Stephen J. Clark was born in County Durham. Since first emerging in surrealist journals and exhibitions throughout the 1990s his fiction and illustrations have appeared in publications by Fulgur Limited, Ex Occidente Press, and Side Real Press. In Delirium's Circle, the author’s debut novel, was published by Egaeus Press in 2012.
Helen Grant - www.helengrantbooks.com
Helen Grant was born in London but has lived in Spain, Germany and Belgium. Her first novel, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden, won an ALA Alex Award in the US and was shortlisted for both the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Prize.
John Kenny - johnrichardkenny.com
John Kenny has been co-editor of Albedo One since 1993 and co-administrator of its International Aeon Award for Short Fiction since 2005. He also edited The Best of 2009 and Box of Delights, an original horror anthology. As a freelance editor, he has worked on both novels and short stories.
Gary McMahon - www.garymcmahon.com
Gary McMahon writes contemporary horror stories that are rooted in the traditions of classic weird fiction. His stomping ground is often the alienating urban sprawl of modern life, but the horrors he meets there are timeless and very, very hungry . . .
Elizabeth Miller - www.blooferland.com
Elizabeth Miller is recognized internationally for her expertise on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula--its origins in folklore, literature and history, as well as its influence on twentieth-century culture.
MooreReppion - www.moorereppion.com
Leah Moore and John Reppion, purveyors of fine comics since 2003. Together this super-duo have written award winning comics such as Albion and Raise the Dead. The future of comics has nothing to worry about.
Rosalie Parker - www.rosalieparker.co.uk
Rosalie is co-proprietor and editor of the independent publishing house, Tartarus Press, which has won two World Fantasy Awards. Additionally, Rosalie won a World Fantasy Award for editing Strange Tales in 2003. She is also the author of The Old Knowledge and Other Strange Tales (The Swan River Press, 2010).
Lynda E. Rucker - lyndaerucker.wordpress.com
Lynda E. Rucker is an American writer born and raised in the South and now living in Europe. Her stories have appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies. She is a regular columnist for Black Static, has had a short play produced on London’s West End, and won the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story. Her second collection, You'll Know When You Get There, was published by Swan River Press in 2016.
R.B. Russell - www.rbrussell.co.uk
R.B. Russell is an English author, born in Sussex, who has a fondness for old books and vinyl records. Apart from Ghosts, Putting the Pieces in Place and Bloody Baudelaire, a further collection of tales, Literary Remains, was published by PS Publishing in 2010. Russell is co-proprietor of the independent publishing house Tartarus Press.
Brian J. Showers - www.brianjshowers.com
Brian J. Showers is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. He has written short stories, articles, interviews and reviews for magazines such as Rue Morgue, Ghosts & Scholars, Le Fanu Studies, Supernatural Tales and Wormwood. His short story collection, The Bleeding Horse, won the Children of the Night Award in 2008. He is also the author of Literary Walking Tours of Gothic Dublin and Old Albert; with Gary W. Crawford and Jim Rockhill he co-edited the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu.
Steve Rasnic Tem - www.m-s-tem.com
Steve Rasnic Tem's short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver, but to quote Joe R. Lansdale: "Steve Rasnic Tem is a school of writing unto himself." His 400 plus published pieces have garnered him a British Fantasy Award, and nominations for the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards.
BLOGS AND CRITICS
The Agony Column - bookotron.com
Book commentaries, reviews and podcasts from various contributors including Rick Kleffel and Mario Guslandi.
The Endless Bookshelf - endlessbookshelf.net
The Endless Bookshelf posts full reviews of recent books or reflections upon reading or re-reading a notable literary work; sometimes its function is as a commonplace book where interesting or provocative passages are recorded (with or without discussion of context).
The Pan Review - panreview.blogspot.com
Mark Andersen's fortnightly critique of uncanny short fiction. Andersen is a published author and guest speaker on English Literature in the Media.
Speculative Fiction Junkie - www.speculativefictionjunkie.net
"Speculative Fiction Junkie is a product of my love for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and weird fiction. As someone who loves to collect first edition/first printing books myself, I'll do my best to identify the true first for each of the books reviewed."
The Supernatural Tales Blog - suptales.blogspot.com
Written by David Longhorn, editor of the much esteemed print journal Supernatural Tales.
Tartarus Press Blog - tartaruspress.blogspot.com
Written by the proprietors of Tartarus Press. Tartarus Press is an international award-winning, independent small press run by R.B. Russell and Rosalie Parker.
Weird Fiction Review - weirdfictionreview.com
The brainchild of Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer, Ann has served as editor of Weird Tales and with Jeff co-edited such anthologies as The New Weird.
Wormwoodiana - wormwoodiana.blogspot.com
The journal Wormwood, founded in 2003, is published twice a year by Tartarus Press, and is devoted to "literature of the fantastic, supernatural and decadent." This blog was begun by Douglas A. Anderson (columnist) and Mark Valentine (editor), along with friends, to present relevant news and information of similar interest.
JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES
Albedo One - www.albedo1.com
Albedo One is Ireland’s longest-running and foremost magazine of the fantastic. Since 1993, they have published stories of both Irish and international authors which push at the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Ghosts & Scholars - www.pardoes.info/roanddarroll/GS.html
Ghosts & Scholars was founded in 1979 to encouraging scholarly research into James, his themes and his followers. The newsletter is edited by Rosemary Pardoe.
Nightscripts - chthonicmatter.wordpress.com/nightscript
N. is a venue for ‘strange tales’, a term used to describe fictions supernatural, uncanny, weird, and so forth. If you appreciate the work of authors such as Robert Aickman, Shirley Jackson, Dennis Etchison, Flannery O’Connor, Terry Lamsley, Lisa Tuttle, Thomas Owen, Mary Shelley, Arthur Machen, then N. is probably the venue for you.
Rue Morgue - www.rue-morgue.com
Rue Morgue is the world’s leading horror culture and entertainment publication. Launched in 1997 by Rodrigo Gudiño, Rue Morgue has expanded over the years into the Festival of Fear national horror expo; Rue Morgue Radio all horror broadcast; and Rue Morgue Podcast weekly talk radio show.
Supernatural Tales - suptales.blogspot.com
Supernatural Tales has published stories by some of the most gifted authors working in the genre today. It has won recognition from well-known editors of 'Years Best' horror anthologies, but has consistently pushed at the boundaries of what constitutes supernatural fiction.
The Dracula Society - www.thedraculasociety.org.uk
The Dracula Society was formed in October 1973 by Bernard Davies and Bruce Wightman to cater for lovers of the Vampire and his Kind--werewolves, mummies, mad scientists, and all the other monsters spawned by the Gothic genre.
Friends of Arthur Machen - www.machensoc.demon.co.uk
The Friends Of Arthur Machen is a fellowship which exists to foster interest in Machen and his work, to aid research, and for the pleasure of its members.
A Ghostly Company - www.aghostlycompany.org.uk
A Ghostly Company was formed in April 2004 and is a literary society devoted to the ghost story in all its forms, though preference is given to the traditional and time-honoured fiction, as well as more modern and contemporary authors.
Hemingford Grey Manor - www.greenknowe.co.uk
Built in the 1130s, The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain and much of the original house remains virtually intact in spite of various changes over nine hundred years. It is also the former home of Lucy M. Boston, whose stories for children and eerie tales continue to delight.
Nunkie Theatre Productions - www.nunkie.co.uk
Nunkie Theatre Productions is the company behind 'A Pleasing Terror: Two Stories by M.R. James', Robert Lloyd Parry's excellent one-man play that recreates an intimate fireside atmosphere in which James himself tells 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook' and 'The Mezzotint', among others!
Octocon - www.octocon.com
Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is a weekend celebration of the weird and wonderful, attracting artists, writers, film-makers and fans from across the human sphere of influence. Running since 1990, where our first Guest of Honour was Terry Pratchett, some of our guests have included Mike Carey and George R.R. Martin.
Dust, Unsettled - www.dust-unsettled.com
Dust, Unsettled are a small label for releases of drone, electronic, phonography and experimental music albums, operated by Scottish sound artist Brian Lavelle.
Steven Severin - www.stevenseverin.com
An ex-member of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Severin is now involved in a sundry of solo projects and collaborations, including a new soundtrack for Dreyer's classic film Vampyr. Listen to selections from Severin's solo work here.
Egaeus Press - www.egaeuspress.com
The foundations for Egaeus Press were laid in the cold English summer of 2011 in the dreamclutter of a childish melancholia. It is their intention to publish morbid, decadent and baroque fiction in limited edition hardcover volumes of a quality of ornateness rarely seen in modern books.
Eibonvale Press - www.eibonvalepress.co.uk
Eibonvale Press is a small press run by a writer, artist and reader who loves books - It's as simple as that. It is not intended to be particularly commercial or make large sums of money for anyone concerned, but it aims to produce beautiful and lovingly-designed editions of excellent writing in modern horror, magic realism and the surreal.
Hippocampus Press - www.hippocampuspress.com
Founded in 1999, Hippocampus Press specialises in classic horror and science fiction with an emphasis on the works of H. P. Lovecraft and other pulp writers of the 1920s and 1930s.
The Midnight Press - www.midnightpress.co.uk
The Midnight Press has been set up to publish classic and contemporary fiction using state-of-the-art technology. It is a very small press with a very small list of books at the moment, but the aim is to extend the list fairly quickly so that there is plenty of interesting stuff to browse and buy.
Nightjar Press - nightjarpress.weebly.com
Nightjar Press is a new independent publisher specialising in limited edition single short-story chapbooks by individual authors. The publisher is Nicholas Royle, the designer John Oakey.
Nodens Books - www.nodensbooks.com
Nodens Books is managed by writer and editor Douglas A. Anderson, the author of The Annotated Hobbit (1988; revised and expanded edition 2002), and editor of several fantasy anthologies.
Sarob Press - sarobpress.blogspot.com
Although we originally closed in 2007 Sarob have re-launched the press. They keep their books nice and affordable even though they're limited numbered hardcovers. And they've also made every effort to give their books something of the look of their early titles. That's black and white cover art and illustrations . . . a ghostly touch.
Side Real Press - www.siderealpress.co.uk
Side Real Press was founded in 2003 as an imprint specialising in supernatural and weird literature past and present. Each volume is published as a numbered, limited edition hardback of approximately 300 copies.
Tartarus Press - www.tartaruspress.com
Tartarus Press are a small, independent publishing house, specialising in interesting fiction from the past and present. Their titles cross various genres and are often of an unusual nature, which means that they may have been overlooked by mainstream publishers.
Zagava Books - www.zagava.de
Zagava was founded in 2012 and celebrates the book as an object. Zagava's books are manufactured produced by the most experienced and capable craftsmen using both new and long-forgotten techniques.
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