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.