Collecting and dealing in fantasy and science fiction books is our passion - we have a vast range to explore, inspire or purchase. So browse around, hopefully you’ll enjoy yourself.  

It’s been a long time coming but we finally received our copy of Suntup Editions ‘Horns’. This is the Artist Gift edition (there are three variants), which is the only one with a dust jacket and this stunning cover art by Magdalena Kaczan. Suntup have only published a handful of books to date but have certainly made an impression on us and we didn’t even blink before ordering their next offering - 'I am Legend’ (which looks amazing!). Visit the Suntup site for more on their ‘Fine Press Book Editions’.

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THE BOOKSNEW ARRIVALS

Horns follows the story of Ig Parish. After the brutal murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, a grief-stricken Ig awakens one morning to find horns growing out of his head. Ig soon discovers the horns hold a mysterious power that forces people to reveal their deepest and darkest secrets to him as he defends his innocence and fights to avenge the death of his one true love. Horns was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a richly nuanced story. Fire and brimstone have rarely looked this good.”

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It never ceases to amaze us just how great Subterranean Press is, they are truly a highspot of SF publishing in the modern age and we love that they seem to have a knack of publishing books we enjoy, and the ‘Themis Files’ trilogy by Sylvain Neuvel is certainly one of those! We just love the original Michael Joseph edition dust jackets but must say the illustrations by Pascal Blanche for these editions are also awesome.

 One day, a girl named Rose Franklin stumbles upon a giant metallic hand covered in intricate carvings buried near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota. Seventeen years later, Rose is still trying to solve its mysteries, now as a physicist in charge of a top secret team determined to unlock the secrets this technology holds. As she and her team get closer to assembling the truth—a robot buried in pieces around the globe—new challenges appear that may threaten the fate of the world. 

Will the team’s discovery be a means of peace or a weapon of mass destruction? If robots take over the Earth, can it be retaken? And what part will Rose play in the ultimate outcome?

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Our second new publisher of high end books, this time SST Publications (SST- Short, Scary Tales), which has been around since 2000 but this would be our first from them, a new ‘Castle Rock ‘ novella from a Stephen King and Richard Chizmar collaboration.                                                                                                           

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'The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told... until now.

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.

One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."

On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat...'

We are impressed by the quality of the book, great slipcase and nice oversized book with seven full colour plates tipped into the book by Vincent Sammy. All said, very nice and a series to look out for. SST seem to have a good eye for new and classy works with a ,of course, ‘horror' theme.

We have ordered the second in this series, ‘Gwendy’s Magic Feather’ from SST, so look forward to that in the near future.                                                                                          


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We get a number of soft cover books/sets that we just can’t ignore at book sales, it’s a problem, but what to do.. anyway here’s two sets that we are sure you’ll understand:

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Brian Lumley: 

It seemed that the Earth and the Vampire World had been cut off from each other for eternity. While the monsters seem to have vanished, the world's saviour is also dead. Only E-Branch, a motley collection of spies and psychics, remains a safeguard.

The complete trilogy in paperback.



If you love Peter F. Hamilton, or just really space opera , well then this is for you... 

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Peter F. Hamilton’s The Void Trilogy:

The year is 3589. At the very heart of the galaxy is the Void, a self-contained microuniverse that cannot be stopped as it expands in all directions, consuming everything in its path. Even the oldest and most technologically advanced of the galaxy’s sentient races, the Raiel, do not know its origin or its purpose. Then Inigo, an astrophysicist, begins having vivid dreams. Inside the Void, Inigo sees paradise. Thanks to the gaiafield, a neural entanglement wired into most humans, those dreams are shared by hundreds of millions—and a religion, the Living Dream, is born, with Inigo as its prophet. But then he vanishes.

A new wave of dreams broadcast by an unknown Second Dreamer serves as the impetus for a massive Pilgrimage into the Void, which could trigger an accelerated devourment phase that will swallow up thousands of worlds. Thus begins a desperate race to find Inigo and avert catastrophe. B-format paperbacks.

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The Matthew Corbett Series:  We have finally completed the entire series in hardcover. Mainly Sub. Press editions, which look great.

 Soon to be a major TV series. 

Robert McCammon - Speaks the Nightbird

The first in the Matthew Corbett series.

It’s 1699 in the coastal settlement of Fount Royal in the Carolinas when Rachel Howarth is sentenced to be hanged as a witch. She’s been accused of murder, deviltry, and blasphemous sexual congress, and the beleaguered, God-fearing colonial village wants her dead. But Matthew Corbett, young clerk to the traveling magistrate summoned to Fount Royal to weigh the accusations, soon finds himself persuaded in favor of the beguiling young widow.Struck first by her beauty, Matthew believes Rachel to be too dignified, courageous, and intelligent for such obscene charges. The testimony against her is fanatical and unreliable. Clues to the crimes seem too convenient and contrived. A number of her accusers appear to gain by her execution. And, if Rachel is a witch, why hasn’t she used her powers to fly away from the gaol on the wings of a nightbird?

God and Satan are indeed at war. Something really is happening in the newly established settlement—of that Corbett is certain. As his investigation draws him into the darkness of a town gone mad, and deeper into its many secrets, Corbett realizes that time is running out for him, for Rachel, and for the hope that good could possibly win out over evil in Fount Royal.

First edition, first print.

                                            

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Bloodchild by Anna Stephens

In this epic grimdark conclusion to the Godblind Trilogy, heroes, armies, and gods both good and evil will battle one last time, with the fate of the world itself at stake. . . . The great city of Rilpor has fallen. Its walls have crumbled under the siege by the savage Mireces; its defenders have scattered, fleeing for their lives; its new rulers plot to revive the evil Red Gods using the city's captured, soon-to-be-sacrificed citizens. Now, with the Fox God leading the shattered remnants of the Rilporian defence and the Mireces consolidating their claim on the rest of the country, it's up to Crys, Tara, Mace, Dom and the rest to end the Red Gods' scourge once and for all. While the Rilporians plan and prepare for one final, cataclysmic battle to defeat their enemies, the Blessed One and the king of the Mireces have plans of their own: dark plans that will see gods resurrected and the annihilation of the Dancer for all time. Key to their plan is Rillirin, King Corvus's sister, and the baby--the Bloodchild--she carries. As both sides face their destinies and their gods, only one thing is clear: death waits for them all.

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We will try to list things of interest from the site on eBay, so look for our irregular listings under ‘wyrdbooks’.  

                                                               Just finished:                                                                                     What we’re reading: 

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO

  • The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger
  • Tonic - Lemon Parade
  • ELO - Out of the Blue
  • The Killers - Direct Hits

               Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch

                  The Fifth Season - N.K Jemisin

                  Thin Air - Richard K. Morgan

                  The Deathless - Peter Newman

                  The Book of Skulls - Robert Silverberg

                  Poison City - Paul Crilley

                                                                               Clockwork City - Paul Crilley

                                                                               Hazards - Mike Resnick

                                                                               Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie

                                                                               Moon over Soho - Ben Aaronovitch

                                                                               The Hod King - Josiah Bancroft

                                                                               Kings of the Wyld - Nicholas Eames

                                                                               Bloody Rose - Nicholas Eames

                                                                               




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