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January

Nightshift by Stephen King, art by Dave McKean

 

A very Happy New Year, and what better way to move into 2017 than with news that Paul and Marie have been asked to introduce the gorgeous hardback edition of Stephen King’s famous collection Night Shift (above), due to be published by PS soon. 

 

Graveyard Shift, Stephen King

 

Night Shift, as well as being a milestone in the genre, was of course King’s first collection. It gathered together many short stories that would go on to be adapted for film and television, including Graveyard Shift (above), The Lawnmower Man, Sometimes They Come Back (below), The Mangler, Children of the Corn (also below)…

 

Sometimes They Come Back, Stephen King

 

Children of the Corn, Stephen King

 

…and one of Paul’s particular favourites – the Emmy-winning adaptation of Battleground by Richard Christian Matheson for the Nightmares and Dreamscapes TV series (starring William Hurt, below).

 

William Hurt, starring in Battleground, adapted from the story of the same name by Stephen King

 

This new edition of the book features superb cover art and internal illustrations (below) by none other than Dave McKean – who visitors to the site might remember provided the covers for Paul’s two RED books (the third of which is coming later this year, Deep RED).

 

Night Shift, Interior artwork by Dave McKean

 

Night Shift, interior artwork - Jerusalem's Lot - Dave McKean

 

Night Shift, interior artwork, Dave McKean

 

To pre-order your copy, visit the PS Publishing website by clicking here.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Paul Kane

 

There have been more mentions for Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell in various ‘Best of 2016’ listings, including at The Tattooed Book Geek (above) here, The Grim Reader here, Dark Musings here, Pop Shifter here, a double mention in novels and horror on ebookwyrm here, and an international mention at Horreur Quebec here.

 

Books of the Year

 

In addition, the book was presented with an SFSF Social ‘Skadi Award’ for Best Novel in their year’s round-up.

 

 As always, you can keep up to date with all reviews, interviews and announcements on the Servants Facebook page here and you can order the book itself online here, here and at the publisher's site here.

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Defender, by G X Todd

 

The first Guest Writer of this year is GX Todd, whose stunning debut novel Defender (above and below) has been called ‘worthy to take its place alongside The Stand in the canon. An absolute gem of a book’ by John Connolly and ‘compelling, suspenseful, and altogether extraordinary’ by Lee Child. You can read an exclusive extract and see what all the fuss is about for yourself simply by clicking here.

 

Defender, G X Todd

 

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Disease, by Paul Kane and Pawel Kardis

 

Finally, a review of Paul’s comic The Disease (above and below) has appeared at Kult Creations. Here’s what they had to say: ‘This is a glossy, serious and professional product that wouldn’t look out of place coming out of some big American comics company… It belongs to the long horror tradition of “body horror”, where someone’s very body is invaded and subsumed (Cronenberg’s The Fly for example) – in short, where your body becomes… monstrous. It’s no secret that “body horror” is so disturbing because it’s a metaphor for disease. Here the metaphor is stripped away and Kane just goes for the visceral horror of the tale of a man overtaken by a terrible illness that warps his body. This probably wouldn’t be as effective (and infecting) as it is without Kardis’s shocking, photo-realistic painted art. No word of a lie – this is as good as anything produced by Alex Ross. He is as confident depicting the beauty of the semi-naked female form as he is the contents of a toilet bowel! His work is both hideous and gorgeous at the same time. Not for children or the faint hearted. If you care about comics as a medium for storytelling, do yourself a favour and pick this up.’

 

The Disease, by Paul Kane and Pawel Kardis

 

You can read the full thing here and buy the comic from Hellbound Media here.

 

 

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