Saturday 24 September 2016 will see the launch of two new titles from The Alchemy Press: The Private Life of Elder Things and Something Remains. The launch takes place at 12 noon, during the Saturday programme at FantasyCon, which this year takes place ‘by the sea’ in Scarborough. Besides these two titles, say the publishers, there will be wine and, all being well, “…some other freebies”.
The Private Life of Elder Things is a collection of related tales “…from the expert hands and mercurial minds of Adrian Tchaikovsky, Adam Gauntlett and Keris McDonald”.
From the wastes of the sea to the shadows of our own cities, we are not alone. But what happens where the human world touches the domain of races ancient and alien? Museum curators, surveyors, police officers, archaeologists, mathematicians; from derelict buildings to country houses to the London Underground, another world is just a breath away, around the corner, watching and waiting for you to step into its power. The Private Life of Elder Things is a collection of new Lovecraftian fiction about confronting, discovering and living alongside the creatures of the Mythos.
Adrian Tchaikovsky and Keris McDonald will be on hand during the launch to autograph books. Adam Gauntlett is sadly unable to attend, being “…stuck far away in Bermuda, which just on this occasion isn’t as fun as Scarborough”, say the publishers.
Something Remains, edited by Peter Coleborn and Pauline E Dungate, collects over 30 stories based on and inspired by the notes left behind after respected and popular author Joel Lane’s sad and sudden death in 2013. The 400+ page book also includes verse and essays about the sorely missed man.
The premise of Something Remains is this: friends and colleagues of Joel selected story ideas from the wealth of notes he left. The stories are not intended to be slavish pastiches, but tales inspired by Joel’s fertile imagination.
Among the contributors expected to be attending the launch are Tim Lebbon, Simon Bestwick, Lynda E Rucker, John Llewellyn Probert, Gary McMahon, Thana Niveau and Alison Littlewood, as well as Ramsey Campbell who penned an Afterword.
The Alchemy Press dealer’s table at FantasyCon will also stock the recently published The Complete Weird Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter by Jessica Amanda Salmonson as well as the publisher’s back catalogue.
The Complete Weird Epistles of Penelope Pettiweather, Ghost Hunter comprises fourteen stories — or epistles, rather — detailing Penelope’s quest to understand the nature of ghosts. Full of the rich history and landscape of Salmonson’s northwest USA, these quiet tales will “…appeal to the fan of the traditional ghost story”.
The Alchemy Press is an award-winning small press publisher located in Cheadle, Staffordshire, and is headed by publisher and editor-in-chief Peter Coleborn and co-publisher and editor Jan Edwards.
Check out www.alchemypress,co.uk for the full run down of Alchemy Press titles.
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