Monday, 18 September 2017

Eric Ian Steele's movie The Student reviewed

There's an excellent review of The Student (2017) a new movie co-scripted by Eric Ian Steele, whose short story collection, Nightscape, has just been published by Parallel Universe Publications.

"There’s a surprising amount of depth to The Student, a film that easily could have puts all it eggs in the love sick basket, especially given the ages of the two leads, but Monroe, helming Irene Majcher and Eric Steele‘s pretty solid script, avoids these clich├ęs altogether and instead finds plausibility in other ways, with a vengeance story that ticks along at a great pace."

To read the full review click on this link




Sunday, 17 September 2017

Group signing at Fantasycon of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

There will be a group signing of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts at Fantasycon in Peterborough between 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon (30th September) in the Dealers Room at the joint Parallel Universe Publications/Jim Pitts tables.

Present amongst the contributors to the book will be Jim Ptts, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones, Peter Coleborn, Jon M. Harvey, and David A. Riley.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Fishhead: The Darker Tales of Irvin S. Cobb reviewed by the British Fantasy Society



Fishhead: The Darker Tales of Irvin S. Cobb has just been reviewed on the British Fantasy Society website by Sandra Scholes.

"...his stories like Lovecraft’s are dark, doomy and intense at times. His characters want a life of their own in a strange setting, trying to resist their fate even if they can’t change what life has already been chosen for them. There is a sense of fear of the future in some of the darker stories, so it’s great that there is some humour in the rest of them."

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Four specially printed, signed prints free with any pre-orders for The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

Below are copies of the four specially printed, signed copies of Jim Pitts' prints that will be sent with every pre-ordered copy of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts.

From Robert E. Howard's Tower of the Elephant

Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, and H. P. Lovecraft

Karl Edward Wagner's Kane

Cthulhu
Each will be printed on high quality A4 160 gsm white card and sent out with copies of the book.

The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts - pre-order price: £35.00 plus postage and packing. All pre-orders will include the 4 high-quality, personally signed A4 prints of Jim Pitts' artwork shown above, 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 above 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. 212 pages long, this hefty harcover book (8.5 x 11 inches in size) contains hundreds of b&w and full-colour illustrations covering over forty years of brilliant artwork by Jim, whose work was awarded with two British Fantasy Awards.

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


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Just seven days left in which to pre-order The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts


The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts
Only seven days left in which to pre-order copies of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts before it's published on the 1st September.

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 above 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. 212 pages long, this hefty harcover book (8.5 x 11 inches in size) contains hundreds of b&w and full-colour illustrations covering over forty years of brilliant artwork by Jim, whose work was awarded with two British Fantasy Awards.

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


The first boxes of books from the printer ready and waiting to be shipped out 


Monday, 14 August 2017

Just over 2 weeks to go for pre-order offer on The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts

There are now just seventeen days to go on the pre-order offer on The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts.



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 above 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. 212 pages long, this hefty harcover book (8.5 x 11 inches in size) contains hundreds of b&w and full-colour illustrations covering over forty years of brilliant artwork by Jim, whose work was awarded with two British Fantasy Awards.

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

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Stocks of Carl Barker's Parlour Tricks arrive from the printer

Stocks of Carl Barker's collection of tales, Parlour Tricks, arrived today from the printer.

The outstanding cover is the work of artist Luke Spooner, who also did the cover for another PUP book, David A. Riley's Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales

amazon.co.uk £20.00
amazon.com $26.00

About the book:

Devil worshippers stalk the ageing boards of Blackpool Pier, a scrap-yard automaton devours the souls of lost children, and a murderous priest hunts an ancient she-demon through the streets of New York.
A selection of horror stories to chill the blood, featuring revenant felines, garbage-eating clairvoyants, flesh-eating magpies and a severed head with murder in mind.


‘A remarkable and substantial story… neatly absurd, particularly in its very satisfying ending.’
D. F. Lewis on Unexploded Girlfriends
Like Jules Verne on crystal meth - incredibly intense and severely alarming.’
Ursula K. Raphael on Fish Out of Water
‘This reviewer’s personal favourite… clever and engaging.’
Fangoria Magazine on Why The Wild Things Are
‘It’s an impressive debut.’
SFCrowsNest.com on The Man Who Came To Dinner
Parlour Tricks - hardcover

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker now available on Amazon

Hardback copies of Carl Barker's brilliant collection of stories, Parlour Tricks, are now available on Amazon. Copies will be available from Wordery and Barnes & Noble and, of course, from PUP, shortly (in our case as soon as our copies arrive from the printer in a few days time).

The outstanding cover is the work of artist Luke Spooner, who also did the cover for another PUP book, David A. Riley's Their Cramped Dark World and Other Tales

amazon.co.uk £20.00
amazon.com $26.00




Monday, 7 August 2017

Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker is the latest book from Parallel Universe Publications



The latest collection of short stories from Parallel Universe Publications, close on the heels of Eric Ian Steele's Nightscape, is Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker.


Parlour Tricks is available as a hard cover book, priced £20.00.

About the book:

Devil worshippers stalk the ageing boards of Blackpool Pier, a scrap-yard automaton devours the souls of lost children, and a murderous priest hunts an ancient she-demon through the streets of New York.
A selection of horror stories to chill the blood, featuring revenant felines, garbage-eating clairvoyants, flesh-eating magpies and a severed head with murder in mind.

‘A remarkable and substantial story… neatly absurd, particularly in its very satisfying ending.’
D. F. Lewis on Unexploded Girlfriends

Like Jules Verne on crystal meth - incredibly intense and severely alarming.’
Ursula K. Raphael on Fish Out of Water

‘This reviewer’s personal favourite… clever and engaging.’
Fangoria Magazine on Why The Wild Things Are

‘It’s an impressive debut.’
SFCrowsNest.com on The Man Who Came To Dinner


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.









Friday, 4 August 2017

Nightscape by Ian Eric Steele

Nightscape by Eric Ian Steele is now available on amazon, Barnes & Noble and Wordery, as well as direct from us, both as a paperback and in hardcover.

The hardcover version is £20.00. The paperback is £9.99.

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

trade paperback
amazon.co.uk £9.99 
amazon.com  $12.99



Advert designed for FantasyCon Programme Book

Below is the full-page advert that has been sent off for inclusion in this year's FantasyCon programme, the main emphasis being on the launch of The Fantastical Art of Jim Pitts, though our other new books aren't being neglected, all of which will be available on our stand.

Both Jim and I are looking forward to meeting any of you who are attending this event, which is over the weekend of the 29th September till the 1st October in Peterborough.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

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.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

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 David A. Riley.




Monday, 31 July 2017

Copies of Eric Ian Steele's Nightscape arrive

Copies of Eric Ian Steele's superb collection of short stories, Nightscape, arrived by courier today.

This is now available to order from us direct at £20.00 per copy, including postage and packing (£22.00 for the United States and £20.00 for Europe). Please check out our Order Books Direct page for details. It is also available through the usual outlets such as amazon, Barnes & Noble, Wordery and, of course, can be ordered from your local bookshop.
 
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!  




Friday, 28 July 2017

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! 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Parlour Tricks by Carl Barker



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.