A new book from Britain's premier small press specialising in the weird and fantastical is always news, and in this case the publication is also designed to raise money for a worthy cause. Dark World is a quality paperback collection with a starry array of contributors. Edited by Tim Parker Russell, profits will go to the Amala Children's Home in India. Find out more about the book here. In the meantime, here's a bit o' blurb:
‘Included are fourteen stories from around the world, most of which have been specially written for this collection. There is an intriguing story from Jayaprakash Satyamurthy set in Bangalore and Dubai, and a beautiful tale from Christopher Fowler about an Indian palace. In Reggie Oliver’s “Come Into My Parlour”, horrors are closer to home, while Stephen Holman locates his unsettling story in a Los Angeles arts academy. Anna Taborska mixes old legends and the present day in Eastern Europe, and Mark Valentine sets his well-woven mystery somewhere in Northamptonshire. Rosalie Parker’s “Oracle” takes place in the Yorkshire Dales. It captures well the feel of the countryside—and how it can affect you.