Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Summonings - a new Ron Weighell collection

In my occasional series Building a Spooky Library, I would have included Ron Weighell's superb 1996 collection The White Road. I would have, if this Ghost Story Press rarity didn't routinely sell for hundreds of pounds. There is no paperback, no cheaper edition, and Weighell's excellent stories are otherwise scattered hither and yon.

Now comes news that Weighell has a new collection out, this time from Sarob. Here's the info you get if you click the link.
Stories: “D’Arca*” “The World Entire” “The Counsels of Night” “Suburbs of the Black Lyre” “Now Feel that Pulse No More*” “The Mouth of the Medusa” “An Image of Truth” “The Four Strengths of Shadow*” “The Tears of the Gods (NOVELLA ~ newly expanded & fully revised)” “Into the Mysteries (an excerpt)” “Afterword” by the author. *newly written & previously unpublished.This collection is presented as a Limited, Numbered & “SIGNED” Edition Dust-Jacketed Hardcover.Bound in Wibalin (fine linen style), Foil Blocked to Spine, Full Colour Dust-Jacket, 16pp Section Sewn Binding, Head & Tailbands, Ribbon Bookmark and Coloured Endpapers. Total length approx 224pp (including afterword, prelims etc).Printed on Cream Bookwove. Tipped-in signature page on fine parchment paper with extra art and “SIGNED” by the author.Dust-Jacket & Signature Page Art by Santiago Caruso.Publication currently scheduled for Late April/May 2014.
A new book by Ron Weighell is a major event in realms of supernatural fiction. My only regret is that is that his work hasn't reached as wide an audience as it deserves. But that is hardly a unique problem.

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