NEW TITLE: John Howard's debut collection available again. Transylvania: the country beyond the forest and land of the seven fortress towns. In The Silver Voices we encounter the previously unknown eighth town: Sternbergstadt. Now known as Steaua de Munte, itís one of those places where past and present continually meet, with no-one being entirely sure which has the upper hand. In Steaua de Munte history can never be said to be dead and buried; it plays too many tricks on the present and future for that. More...



 
 


FEATURED AUTHOR: John Howard was born in London. His books include The Defeat of Grief, Numbered as Sand or the Stars, Written by Daylight, and Cities and Thrones and Powers. Secret Europe is a joint collection written with Mark Valentine, with whom he also collaborated on several of the stories in The Collected Connoisseur. Howardís articles on weird fiction and its classic authors are gathered in Touchstones: Essays on the Fantastic. More...



 
 


NEW ISSUE: "As many of you already know, 2014 is an important year for Gothic literature. This coming August marks the 200th birth anniversary of Dublin's 'Invisible Prince', Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. While today hardly recognised in his native country of Ireland, his influence has spread around the globe, not only for his sensational Gothic page-turners, but also for his indelible contributions to the genres of the classic ghost story and modern crime novel. Would there even be Dracula without 'Carmilla'? In addition to Le Fanuís bicentenary, this year also marks the 150th anniversary of Uncle Silas. Perhaps Le Fanu's best known novel, Uncle Silas was serialised (under its original title 'Maud Ruthyn') in the Dublin University Magazine from July-December 1864." More...



 
 


FREE DOWNLOAD: The Swan River Press Reader is now available as a free download in Kindle and ePub formats. The contents of the Reader will evolve as new books become available and old books go out of print. Updates will be announced through our mailing list, Facebook and Twitter, so keep in touch! Contents: "In Hiding" from Ghosts by R.B. Russell; "The 1909 Proserpine Prize" from Seventeen Stories by Mark Valentine; "The Still, Cold Air" from Here with the Shadows by Steve Rasnic Tem; Extract from Longsword by Thomas Leland; "In the Garden" from The Old Knowledge by Rosalie Parker; "A Note to the Reader" from Old Albert by Brian J. Showers; Extract from The Dark Return of Time by R.B. Russell; "Self Catering" from The Sea Change by Helen Grant; "Silver on Green" from Written by Daylight by John Howard; "Carden in Capaea" from Selected Stories. More...





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