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24th September 2014: If you would like to join our mailing list, please subscribe here.
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12th September 2014: Our next publication, on the 1st October 2014, will be The Loney, an atmospheric, slow-burn horror novel by Andrew Michael Hurley. Set in the 1970s on the English Lancashire coast, it tells the story of a Catholic pilgrimage to a shrine for healing. The miracle that occurs, however, has a darker and altogether more horrific side.
Here is a video trailer for The Loney:
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15th August 2014: R.B. Russell's The Dark Return of Time is now available as an ebook from Amazon, or direct from Tartarus Press. The hardback is still available from Swan River Press.
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5th August, 2014: Our next publication will be The Bitterwood Bible by Angela Slatter. This new collection of short stories returns to the world of the critically acclaimed  Sourdough and Other Stories (Tartarus, 2010), introducing readers to the tales that came before. The book is enhanced by eighty-six pen-and-ink illustrations by artist Kathleen Jennings and is a sewn hardback of 220 pages, printed lithographically, with decorated boards, silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w.
Publication will be 1st September
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18th July 2014: Congratulations to Reggie Oliver, whose collection of short stories, Flowers of the Sea, is shortlisted in this years World Fantasy Awards.
 
Congratulations, also, to Rebecca Lloyd, whose collection of stories, Mercy, continues to receive glowing reviews:
 
"These are wonderfully written tales, dealing with life, love, relationships and the loss thereof in a thoroughly believable way, and with a depth not present in many works of short fiction. The way Lloyd interweaves the past with the present is hugely impressive, and adds an extra dimension to her impressive body of work. This has been one of my books of the year so far." M.R. Cosby
 
 "At times I found it hard to differentiate between this collection and Angela Carter's..." A Universe in Words
 
Mercy was launched, along with a paperback collection, The View from Endless Street, at Foyles in Bristol, and video of the event can be viewed here.
 
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30th June: Our next book will be a new edition of Nugent Barker's Written With My Left Hand. Perhaps best known for two much-admired tales, the evocative ghost story 'Whessoe' and the grimly humorous horror tour-de-force 'Curious Adventure of Mr Bond', t he stories collected range widely, from the Poe-esque Parisian sophistication of ‘The Strange Disappearance of Monsieur Charbo’, to the sly and strangely touching Sussex folk-wisdom of ‘Stanley Hutchinson’; from the dislocated, dreamlike horror of ‘One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’ to the idyllic, time-travelling nostalgia of ‘The Thorn’. Publication 4th July 2014.
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29th June: Mercy by Rebecca Lloyd received another good review, this time at Neon: A Literary Magazine. "Her control of the form is obvious, and it’s a joy to read the work of such a talented short story writer. Or maybe joy is the wrong word, since it seems to be Lloyd’s mission to craft tales loaded with creepy and uncanny details that will stick with you long after the close of any single story"
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29th June: We have just returned from London where we attended the Robert Aickman evening at the Freud Museum on Thursday 26th June. Many thanks to Faber and Faber, Jeremy Dyson and Reece Shearsmith for a great evening. And additional thanks to Faber and the Freud Museum for arranging for our books to be made available.
On Saturday 28th we attended "Intrusions: Looking After Robert Aickman" at Printroom in Highgate. With thanks to Chris Maloney and Monica Petzal for a fine day, and for making our books available for the duration of their show.
Both events were in celebration of the centenary of Robert Aickman's birth on the 27th June.
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23rd June: Mercy receives a good review: "Rebecca Lloyd is a name to look out for." British Fantasy Society
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Our next publication is The River Runs Uphill by Robert Aickman. This is Aickman's second volume of autobiography, following The Attempted Rescue. Mostly written in 1967 and first published in 1986, this new edition of The River Runs Uphill reinstates material pruned by Aickman from the first edition, including the original ‘Chapter Ten: Kyogen’, which deals with his theatre criticism and other matters related to ‘life, death and the human heart’. Other reinstated passages add colour and detail to the story of the founding of the Inland Waterways Association and the part played by Aickman in the post-War struggle to save the British canal network from abandonment and destruction.
Rosalie Parker's Foreword can be read here
Publication 17th July 2014, pre-orders are now being taken. Limited to 350 copies
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9th June 2014: Rupetta by Nike Sulway is the winner of the 2014 Norma K. Hemming Award!
The judges write: 'In Rupetta, N.A. Sulway tells a passionate story about history, truth , power, sexuality and love. From its opening pages, the novel is a joy to read – written with remarkable craft and authority. It is likely to become a classic of Australian speculative fiction, and it confirms that Sulway is a major talent.'
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20th May 2014: The new issue of Black Static contains very positive reviews of Mercy by Rebecca Lloyd ("Lloyd is a new writer to me, but one I am delighted to have made the acquaintance of, and in publishing this collection Tartarus provide yet further proof that the strange tale is in a robust state of health"), and Strange Tales IV ("...the contents of this anthology more than justify the editor's claim that 'the strange tale is alive and well'.")
 
In other news, we have just posted a short video on Facebook and Youtube of the signing of copies of Secret Europe by John Howard and Mark Valentine.
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16th May 2014: We are pleased to announce the publication of Secret Europe by John Howard and Mark Valentine. Following the difficult-to-obtain 2012 "Exposition Internationale" edition, this new Tartarus Press edition contains an extra story by Valentine ('An Officer of the Reserve'), and all copies are signed by both authors. This printing is limited to 300 copies.
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24th April 2014: The Master of the House by John Gaskin has recently received very good reviews at SFRevu and at M.R. Cosby's blog.
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29th April 2014: Our next publication is Wormwood 22. The new issue contains:
 
In Memoriam: Four Friends of Wormwood by Mark Valentine
Bittersweet Mysteries: The Supernatural Tales of A.C. Benson by Tim Foley
Henry C. Mercer by Peter Bell
M.R. James and the Antiquarian Origins of 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook' by Emily Foster
George Gissing: Classicist Manque, Harlot Lover, Visionary Pauper by Adam Daly
Beauty and Tragedy: On the Poetry of James Elroy Flecker by Phillip A. Ellis
Under Review by Reggie Oliver
Late Reviews by Douglas A. Anderson
Camera Obscura by John Howard
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25th April 2014: We have now sold out of copies of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce. In other news, Mercy and Other Stories by Rebecca Lloyd has been reviewed at Teleread, and John Gaskin's Master of the House has been reviewed by Martin Cosby.
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18th April 2014: We are sorry to report that we have recently sold out of a few Tartarus Press titles: The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen, Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker, Worming the Harpy by Rhys Hughes and Morbid Tales by Quentin S. Crisp.
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9th April 2014: Read 'The Bath' by Rebecca Lloyd, from Mercy and other Stories here
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24th March 2014: Our next publication will be a first collection of short stories by Rebecca Lloyd, Mercy. It is made up of tales of unease with a sprinkling of the ghostly, menacing and fantastical. The stories inhabit the fragile space between fantasy and reality, where the landscape is in constant flux and things are not quite as they seem. As well as a limited edition hardback, the book is available in electronic formats direct from us, or as a mobi file for Kindle via Amazon.
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12th March 2014: We are pleased to announce the publication of a new paperback edition of Rupetta, by N.A. Sulway. Rupetta is the winner of the 2013 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, was runner-up (shortlisted) in the 2014 Crawford Memorial Award, and is shortlisted for the 2014 Aurealis Awards.
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3rd March 2014: We are pleased to announce the publication of The Master of the House by John Gaskin. This is the third volume of Professor Gaskin's Tales of Twilight and Borderlands series. Signed copies of the edition of 360 copies are available. The Master of the House is also available as an ebook through Amazon here, along with the his previous collection, The Long Retreating Day which can be found here.
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28th February 2014: We have now sold out of the limited edition hardback of Rupetta by N.A. Sulway. A paperback edition will be available in Mrach. In the meantime ebook editions are available.
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21st February: We are sorry to report that we have just sold out of the last copies of The King in the Golden Mask by Marcel Schwob. Copies may be available from the dealers on our ordering page.
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18th February 2014: We are delighted to announce that Rupetta by Nicole Sulway has won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award.
The judges write: "A deft blend of fantasy, science fiction, romance, and even gothic horror, this beautifully written story challenges the reader’s expectations about gender and of a gendering society."
Congratulations to Nike!
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9th February, 2014: Congratulations to Nicole Sulway whose Rupetta was runner-up (shortlisted) in the 2014 Crawford Memorial Award, presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for an outstanding first fantasy book.
 
Rick Kleffel at The Agony Column is very positive about a couple of new Tartarus Press books received. He writes of Flowers of the Sea by Reggie Oliver:
"Oliver's latest includes all the treats you want; novellas, illustrations by the author, short stories, the strange, characters that are impeccably created, great book production values; this is what reading is all about. If you've ever wondered why I seem so enthusiastic about Tartarus and Oliver, this collection can act as the perfect example."
and of Mark Valentine's Herald of the Hidden:
"Readers who enjoy the new brand of "urban fantasy" will find here the top-notch, classy, but down-and-dirty detective noir version."
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5th February 2014: Our next book will be a paperback reprint of Reggie Oliver's Flowers of the Sea, to be published 17th February 2014. The first 250 copies will be numbered and signed, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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1st February, 2014: John Gaskin's collection of ghostly tales of twilight and borderlands, The Long Retreating Day is now available as an ebook.
 
In other news, Michael Dirda in his Library Without Walls column for the Barnes and Nobel Review just before Christmas recommended Mark Valentine's Herald of the Hidden, and also the Mark Valentine Book Collecting Video.
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28th January 2014: Please note that we are now open to submissions once again for collections of short stories and novels, as well as individual short stories for Strange Tales V . Please see our submissions page for guidelines.
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21st January 2014: Peter Tennant in his "Case Notes" review in Black Static has been extremy positive about both Rupetta by N.A. Sulway and Darkscapes by Anne-Sylvie Salzman:
  
Rupetta: "what impressed me the most about this book was Sulway’s exquisite writing, giving us a text in which every single word appears to have been chosen with care, so that their combination renders what the author wishes to convey with both precision and beauty. There’s a rare pleasure to be had from watching the sentences unfurl on the page, luxuriating in the sensations they evoke in the mind, sights and sounds, smells and feelings."
  
Darkscapes: "a collection whose worth far outweighs the occasional note of vagueness ... hopefully Salzman’s reputation as a unique voice will be solidly established on the weird fiction map as a result."
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14th January 2014: A new, very fine review: "A stunning masterpiece of modern fiction, Rupetta pulls the reader into Sulway’s world, and emotionally engages them in her life and struggles." Matthew Johns, The British Fantasy Society
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8th January 2014: Happy New Year! We have two items of news:
 
The next publication will be Strange Tales IV, our new collection of contemporary strange tales in the World Fantasy Award-winning series. Edited by Rosalie Parker, with stories by Christopher Harman, by Rhys Hughes, Rebecca Lloyd, John Howard, A.J. McIntosh, V.H. Leslie, Andrew Apter, Angela Slatter, Matt Leyshon, Mark Francis, H.V. Chao, Andrew Hook, Jason A. Wyckoff, Richard Hill and John Gaskin.
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Stories from a Lost Anthology is now available as an ebook direct from us, or through Amazon.
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19th December 2013: We are pleased to be able to make available as an ebook The Smell of Telescopes by Rhys Hughes.
Flowers of the Sea by Reggie Oliver has been reviewed at the SF Site.
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12th December 2013: In addition to the limited edition hardback, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce is now available as an ebook direct from us, or through Amazon.
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11th December 2013: The illustrations for Reggie Oliver's four collections of short stories are now available through this website as limited edition prints:
Flowers of the Sea
Mrs Midnight
The Complete Symphonies of Adolf Hitler
The Dreams of Cardinal Vittorini 
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10th December 2013: In addition to the limited edition hardback, The Triumph of Night by Edith Wharton is now available as an ebook direct from us, or through Amazon.
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9th December 2013: In addition to the limited edition hardback, Frankenstein's Prescription by Tim Lees is now available as an ebook direct from us, or through Amazon.
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27th November 2013: We are saddened to learn of the death of Joel Lane, author, poet, critic and friend. A fine tribute by Mark Valentine can be found at Wormwoodiana.
 
Please note that John Gawsworth's Life of Arthur Machen has now sold out.
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26th November, 2013: Our next publication will be Robert Aickman's The Attempted Rescue, his rather odd volume of autobiography. First published in 1966, Tartarus issued a reprint in 2001. This new edition also contains Jeremy Dyson's Introduction to the Tartarus Press edition, and is now published as a part of our series of recent editions of Aickman's short story collections. The Attempted Rescue will be published 5th December 2013.
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21st November 2013: Mark Valentine is interviewed by Al Diniz at Bibliophage:
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18th November 2013: Our next publication will be Wormwood 21, available from 25th November.
The new issue contains:
David Lindsay’s The Violet Apple by Murray Ewing
Barbey D’Aurevilly: Re-evaluating the Place of Diabolism in Les Diaboliques by Tara Isabella Burton
Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum, and the Literary Tradition of the Haunted House by Brian J. Showers
Mrs Gaskell, Mr Dickens and ‘The Old Nurse’s Story’ by Tim Foley
Encountering the Unknown: The Supernatural Stories of William Croft Dickinson by Mike Barrett
An Outsider Confined: The Stifled Voice of John Evelyn Barlas by Mark Andresen
Black Ice on the Vltava: The Tragic Spirit of Paul Leppin by Daniel Corrick
Under Review by Reggie Oliver
Late Reviews by Douglas A. Anderson
Camera Obscura by John Howard
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