Fire and Brimstone

Announcement 2 (and 3):

At long last, Brimstone Press’ first two titles, Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 2006 edition and Book of Shadows volume one, are now available for pre-order.

Both titles will have national distribution to all major chains and independent book stores. The books will be available in stores in December but orders placed through the Brimstone Press website will be delivered in late November.

About the books:


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Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 2006 edition (edited by Angela Challis & Shane Jiraiya Cummings) showcases the best Australian dark fiction and horror-related essays published in 2005. The cover art is supplied by renowned Spanish artist Luis Royo.

“Pater Familias” by Lee Battersby
“The Memory of Breathing” by Lyn Battersby
“Heart of Saturday Night” by Adam Browne
“The Interminable Suffering of Mysterious Mr Wu” by Rjurik Davidson
“Horror Literature & Censorship in Australia” by James Doig
“The Red Priest’s Homecoming” by Dirk Flinthart
“Aspect Hunter” by Anthony Fordham
“Malik Rising” by Paul Haines
“The Greater Death of Saito Saku” by Richard Harland
“The State of the Zombie Film” by Robert Hood
“Tumble” by Trent Jamieson
“Body Parts” by Chris Lawson
“The Outback Bites Back” by David Levell
“Hooked” by Martin Livings
“Eight-Beat Bar” by Chuck McKenzie
“The Dark Shadow of Fantasy” by Josephine Pennicott
“Fresh Young Widow” by Kaaron Warren


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Book of Shadows volume one is a compendium of more than forty dark flash stories from the first six issues of Shadowed Realms online magazine plus a selection of originals.

Poppy Z Brite, Terry Dowling, Robert Hood, Stephen Dedman, Kurt Newton, Greg Beatty, Martin Livings, Lee Battersby, Josh Rountree, Mikal Trimm, Melissa Marr, and many more.

Purchasing Book of Shadows is the ideal way to show your support for Shadowed Realms as proceeds from the Book of Shadows series will fund the continued existence of the magazine.

Both Book of Shadows volume one and Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 2006 edition are the first volumes in a planned annual anthology series.

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