NEW TITLE: Each story in November Night Tales is a differently colored gem whose many facets reflect the lively mind of the author. Henry C. Mercerís life-long interest in world mythology, fairy tales, local legend, symbols, and artifacts form the fabric of his tales. Here, the reader will find vanishing castles, secret sects, biological weapons, sinister wilderness, lycanthropy, possessed dolls, and mythical lands. The characters in each story are driven to explore the unknown, face their fears, and perhaps discover something of themselves in the process. The compelling narratives, infused with intelligence and humanity, leave the reader curious why the stories remain virtually unknown today, and mournful that there are not more to explore. More...



 
 


CURRENT ISSUE: So far The Green Book has been avoiding Mr. Bram Stoker. Not out of dislike or animosity, but for a journal that hopes to illuminate the lesser seen corners of Irish fantastic literature, I felt it was okay to let Stoker ó our most prominent spokesman ó wait patiently in the wings for the first few issues and allow others the spotlight for just a moment. But now that weíre six numbers in, itís time to give Mr. Stoker his due and allow him to take centre stage. And so we pull back the red velvet curtains on this issue in grand style." More...



 
 


FEATURED INTERVIEW: A holographic reproduction of the following letter was printed at the front of the first edition of Insect Literature (Hokuseido, 1921). It was written by Mitchell McDonald (pictured left), a paymaster for the United States Navy and also the principal owner of the Grand Hotel in Yokohama. In addition to their close friendship until Hearn's death in 1904, Mitchell also served as the author's literary executor. Mitchell McDonald perished in the Great Kanto Earthquake in September 1923. he letter is addressed to R. Tanabe, T. Ochiai, and M. Otani, commending their efforts on the bilingual "Hearn Memorial Translations" series, of which Insect Literature was a part. 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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