18th july 2014: There are plans afoot to film The Dark Return of Time. It is to be produced by Ian Reed, who is known for The Seasoning House (2012), The Reverend (2011) and The Hooligan Wars (2012). The script has been co-written by Todd Niemi, Rosalie Parker and R.B. Russell. A fan page for the film has ben created on Facebook here.
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3rd July 2014: A brief mention in The Washington Post by Michael Dirda: "R.B. Russell’s 'The Dark Return of Time' ... is a short thriller that opens in a shop selling second-hand books in Paris. What could be better?"
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2nd July: Two more reviews for The Dark Return of Time:
 
"Russell's smart, dark novel is thrilling, sensuous and memorable." Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column
 
"As is customary with Russell's work, the book is a real pleasure to read due to the elegant narrative style, the allusive and disturbing atmosphere and the author's ability to question reality as it appears and to challenge the reader's imagination and knowledge of the universe." Mario Guslandi, The Gumshoe Review.
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28th May 2014: Two new reviews for The Dark Return of Time:
 
"Russell is one of those quiet conjurors whose uncanny moments are often three-quarters-hidden behind a slatted blind of noonday normalcy." Mark Andresen, The Pan Review
 
"While not a supernatural tale within the strict definition of the term, this short novel offers the reader a world that is slightly out of kilter, if not quite that of a nightmare. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes intellectual thrillers with a touch of the outré." David Longhorn, Supernatural Tales
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27th May 2014: Bloody Baudelaire: A Soundtrack is now available digitally at Bandcamp.
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23rd May 2014: Russell's CD, Bloody Baudelaire: A Soundtrack, is now available direct from Klanggalerie. It contains 19 tracks written as a soundtrack to an early edit of Backgammon, a feature film based on Russell's novella Bloody Baudelaire. It is a collaboration with Matt Howden of Sieben, and is mastered by Andrew Liles from Nurse With Wound.
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21st April 2014: R.B. Russell's novella, The Dark Return of Time , is now available from the Swan River Press.
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20th April 2014: Russell's story "The Night Porter" has been published in Shadows and Tall Trees, edited by Michael Kelly, Undertow Publications, April 2014
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16th October 2013: Russell's story 'Brighthelmstone', set in Brighton, has been published in Terror Tales of the Seaside, edited by Paul Finch.
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26th September 2013: Another overlooked review, this time of the Ghosts CD, from Sloucher:
"A perfect fit to R.B. Russell‘s book, this soundtrack is quite a delight. The most captivating piece is, oddly enough, the one with not a single electronic bit in it, the piano-driven ‘Llanfihangel’. If you are unsure about a soundtrack like this working for a book, start with this one ..."
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25th September 2013: Russell's short story 'Loup-garou' has been translated into Spanish by María Pilar San Román, and can be read here.
Additionally, an interesting blog entry in Spanish discussing Ghosts can be found here.
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12th August 2013: A couple of reviews for Leave Your Sleep, not previously noted:
 
'Leave Your Sleep is a collection that lingers on your mind for a long time after reading it. Because the stories are hauntingly beautiful and unforgettable, and the prose is amazingly good, it's easy to say that this collection is speculative fiction at its best.' Risingshadow.
 
'I’ll admit: I wasn’t able to guess the endings of these tales. And for me, that’s enough to recommend this collection.' Hellnotes
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19th March 2013: R.B. Russell's story "At the End of the World" is now available in Shadow's Edge, edited by Simon Strantzas. Unfortunately there is a printing error that means that a part of the first line of the first story is missing!
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4th February 2013: R.B. Russell's story "The Paschal Candlestick", set in the Yorkshire Dales, is published in Dark World. All profits from this new collection of ghost stories will be used to help the Amala Children’s Home, funding a three-week working trip in July 2013, and being donated directly to the cause.
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12th December: Michael Dirda contibutes an article In Praise of Small Presses at The American Scholar and writes that Russell is "One of our best writers of unsettling fiction."
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8th December: A good notice of Ghosts appears at the Pan Review. Mark Andresen notes that it is "an excellent introduction to this writer's work"
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6th December: A positive review for Leave Your Sleep from Mario Guslandi at Bookgeeks. He concludes"...the collection is a feast of classy, subtly disturbing fiction graced by a polished, stylish prose, terrific dialogues and excellent characterization."
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5th November: Last night in Toronto, Ray Russell (along with Rosalie Parker) received the World Fantasy Award for Tartarus Press.
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4th November: A new printing of Ghosts is now available direct from Swan River Press. It comes with the accompanying cd.
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25th October: In advance of a full review in Supernatural Tales, David Longhorn writes about Leave Your Sleep on his blog here.
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18th October: Leave Your Sleep is now available from PS Publishing.
 
The Ghosts video presentation was shown at the opening of the Dean Clough Galleries last Saturday
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10th September 2012: A new short story acceptance can be reported, for publication in 2013. "At the End of the World" will be published in Shadows Edge, edited by Simon Strantzas, by Grey Friar Press.
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1st September 2012: Russell's new short story collection, Leave Your Sleep, will be available in October from PS Publishing. It is now available for pre-order.
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6th June 2012: Variety notes the filming of Bloody Baudelaire/Backgammon.
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 4th June 2012: Filming of Bloody Baudelaire starts today in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It has the working title Backgammon. IMDb entry.
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31st May 2012: Ray Russell's book collecting videos have been recommended by Michael Dirda in The Washington Post. Dirda also says that ‘[Russell is] among the leading practitioners of classic supernatural fiction.’
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15th May 2012: R.B. Russell has been interviewed by John Kenny at the Swan River Press website here.
 
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23rd April 2012: On the 23rd March the Ghosts CD was launched with a video presentation at the Xi Cafe & Bar, Vienna. All of the videos are on youtube and can be seen here.
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24th January 2012: The Ghosts book and CD package is now sold out. However, the CD can be purchased indididually using the Paypal button below, and a copy will be sent from the UK via R.B. Russell at the Tartarus Press. Each copy is £12, post free worldwide, and will be sent out early February.
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3rd January 2012: February will see the publication of Ghosts by R.B. Russell, comprising a book published by the Swan River Press in Dublin, and a CD on the Klanggalerie label in Austria.
The book will be an omnibus volume collecting Russell's out of print debut collection "Putting the Pieces in Place" and the novella "Bloody Baudelaire". This omnibus edition will include a new introduction by Mark Valentine, and will come with a CD of Russell's music (which will also be available seperately through Klanggalerie).
Pre-orders for the book and CD package are now being taken by the Swan River Press .
 
The Ghosts CD contains 12 songs composed by Russell (eight instrumental tracks, and four with vocals by Lidwine. A video sampler can be found below:
 
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13th December: This thursday R.B. Russell is interviewed in The Unsettled Dust, on Radio 4. Screenwriter Jeremy Dyson praises the supernatural stories of British author and conservationist Robert Aickman and argues they should receive greater recognition for their contribution to literature.
 
In other news, Bloody Baudelaire is still due to be filmed by 3:1 Cinema in the USA, with filming now due to commence February/March 2012.
 
And Delicate Toxins, edited by John Smith, has recently been reviewed by Peter Tennant in Black Static: "R.B. Russell gives us a forbidden love affair in ‘Mathilde’, with the hapless Bernard sacrificing everything for the eponymous femme fatale, only nothing is quite what it seems in this obliquely written romance and death itself has a role to play. Russell touches on the hopelessness of desire when transmuted into obsession, and how our expectations keep us chained in place, the narrator having become as spellbound as Bernard prompting a spectral intervention at the height of the story."
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24th November 2011: R.B. Russell's debut album will be released in February 2012: “Ghosts” is the soundtrack to the writings of British author, R.B. Russell. The songs are composed and arranged by Russell, and vocals for a number of songs are provided by Lidwine, whose voice is the perfect complement to the music. “Ghosts” will be available in February 2012 as a stand-alone CD from Klanggalerie, and also as a limited edition set with the book “Ghosts” (which reprints his first two publications, “Putting the Pieces in Place” and “Bloody Baudelaire”).
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9th November, 2011: R.B. Russell will be interviewed by David Sillitoe today on Radio Four's Today programme, as a part of the feature on Murmurations, the RSPB anthology, and will read an excerpt from "The Beautiful Room".
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16th October, 2011: Ray Russell reports that, with great regret, he has withdrawn The Dark Return of Time from Ex Occidente Press. The publisher has stated that all pre-orderes for this title will be refunded. It is hoped that the material which was intended for this box set will be published elsewhere, in due course.
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October 12th, 2011: Bloody Baudelaire has now sold out!
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September 28th, 2011: The Nightjar Press chapbooks receive a positive review here and The Beautiful Room is described as "a terrific short story".
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September 23rd, 2011: A fine review of Literary Remains in Dead Reckonings # 10: "...readers are held spellbound by Russell’s elegant prose."
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September 14th 2011: Three new short stories are due to be published in forthcoming anthologies this autumn:"The Restaurant San Martín" in This Hermetiic Legislature, edited by Dan Ghetu and Dan Watt (Ex Occidente Press),  "The Beautiful Room" in Murmurations: Uncanny Stories About Birds, edited by Nick Royle (Two Ravens Press), and "The Bridegroom" in  Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead, edited by Stephen Jones (Ulysses Press).
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22nd July 2011: A fine review of Literary Remains can be found at
The Stars at Noonday: "The stories in this collection are, to be sure, effective taken individually (I first read 'Loup-garou', an unsettling story that has less to do with werewolves than you might imagine, in an anthology, and very much admired it). But read as a cohesive whole, preferably in one sitting, they reveal a profound awareness of human drives and limitations, an understated but very real sense of the large and small tragedies that characterize our lives. Literary Remains is dark fantasy of the first order."
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19th July: The Master in Cafe Morphine, a tribute to Mikhail Bulgakov, has been published, containing "The Exquisite Process of Gala Gladkov" by R.B. Russell.
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16th July 2011: Bloody Baudelaire has been optioned for a film by 3:1 Cinema in the USA, with filming due to start later this year.
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The British Fantasy Society review The Beautiful Room very positively here.
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27th June 2011: Russell's The Beautiful Room is shortlisted in the British Fantasy Society Awards.
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22nd June 2011: In The Best Horror of the Year 3, Ellen Datlow writes: "Literary Remains by R. B. Russell (PS) is the second collection of stories by a writer who in the past few years has been making a name for himself with his well-written weird and dark fiction... The ten stories, eight new, are all well worth reading."
"The Beautiful Room" receives an "honorable mention" in the book.
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17th June 2011: Mario Guslandi on the SFSite reviews Delicate Toxins very positively and says, " 'Mathilde' by R.B. Russell, a beautiful, odd love story with an elusive but touching ending, stands out for its excellent narrative style and terrific dialogues."

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9th May 2011: "The Beautiful Room" (currently available as a limited edition chapbook from Nightjar Press) will be included in Murmurations later this year, edited by Nicholas Royle with all proceeds going to the RSPB. Other authors include Daphne du Maurier, Anna Kavan and Russell Hoban.
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14th April 2011: Delicate Toxins, an anthology of stories inspired by Hans Heinz Ewers, is now available from Side real Press. It contains "Mathilde" by R.B. Russell.
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17th January 2011: The Eloquent Page have reviewed The Sixth Black Book of Horror and in discussing their personal highlights of the collection mention Russell's "An Unconventional Exorcism" .
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21st December: Peter Tennant describes "An Unconventional Exorcism" as "a delightful black comedy... There are some great characters here, a witty writing style and a great twist at the end" in his review of The Sixth Black Book of Horror in Case Notes for Black Static.
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10th December: Peter Tennant recommends both Literary Remains and The Beautiful Room in the new issue of Black Static.
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9th December: "Mathilde" by R.B. Russell will be published in the Side Real Press anthology, Delicate Toxins in the New Year.
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17th October: A great review of Literary Remains in Supernatural Tales 18: "a worthy successor to R.B. Russell's first collection, Putting the Pieces in Place. It should appeal to those who enjoy well-crafted short stories in general, and strange stories in particular."
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11th October, 2010: Sarah L. Covert at She Never Slept has favourably reviewed Bloody Baudelaire: "This book defies categorization, as most good books do. It is equal parts gothic horror, mystery, romance, strange tale, and more. Bloody Baudelaire is a memorizing tale that deserves to be read slowly as one sips on a glass of aged wine, enjoying each sensation it brings with adoration and awe. I would recommend this novella to anyone who enjoys strange tales, dark fiction, or well written stories with great characterization."
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9th October, 2010: Eight illustrations by R.B. Russell which have previously appeared on the jackets of Tartarus Press publications are on display now in the Link Gallery at Dean Clough. They are displayed alongside the artwork of Stephen J. Clark and the show continues through to January 2011.
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9th October: A Russian review of The Beautiful Room says that it is "highly recommended".
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8th October: A Russian review of The Sixth Black Book of Horror describes "An Unconventional Exorcism" as "elegantly written.
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7th October: The importance and power of recommended reads, by Peter Crowther
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2nd October 2010: A positive review of "The Beautiful Room" by Paul Magrs
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28th September 2010: Des Lewis in his real-time review that he "LOVED this story" of "Decision" by R.B. Russell from Never Again.
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21st September 2010: A first review of "The Beautiful Room": "...a stunning little story, simply and understatedly, as well as artfully, told." - Simon Marshall-Jones, Beyond Fiction
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20th September, 2010: "The Beautiful Room" is now available from the Nightjar Press for only £3. Also available is Never Again, a collection containing Russell's story "Decision".
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5th September, 2010: R.B. Russell will be at the Halifax Ghost Story Festival on Saturday 30th October at the Dean Clough Galleries. Tartarus Press will be hosting a number of events 11am-1pm in the project room.
In addition, 7-9pm in the Viaduct cafe, Russell will be appearing with Jeremy Dyson, who is taking time off from his new West End production of Ghost Stories, to talk about Robert Aickman.
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24th August 2010: "In Hiding" from Putting the Pieces in Place has received a nomination in the World Fantasy Awards.
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16th August 2010: Another Perspective, a new collection of stories by R.B. Russell will be published by PS Publishing in Spring 2012. 
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13th August, 2010: A chapbook of Russell's short story "The Beautiful Room" will be launched by the Nightjar Press at Fantasycon, run by the British Fantasy Society, 17–19 September, 2010, at the Britannia Hotel, Nottingham.
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18th July 2010: The table of contents is annonunced for Never Again, along with a facility to pre-order.
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9th July 2010: "Decision" by R.B. Russell will be included in the forthcoming anthology Never Again, published by Gray Friar Press in September 2010. Edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane, the book is an attempt to voice the collective revulsion of writers in the weird fiction genre against political attitudes that stifle compassion and deny our collective human inheritance. All profits made from sales will be donated The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and others.
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3rd July 2010: A positive review of Literary Remains in Rue Morgue # 102
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28th June 2010: Another good review for Literary Remains, this time at Hyraxia, the book collecting website.
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22nd June: Literary Remains reviewed by Paul Charles Smith.
 
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18th June: Literary Remains reviewed by The Supernatural Fiction Junkie.
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    1st June 2010: A good review at Tales from the Black Abyss: "A fine collection at times reminiscent of Machen, Aickman, Ligotti and others but always with that unique R.B Russell style."
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31st May 2010: A pre-review from Supernatural Tales suggests that Literary Remains is "...a remarkable read..."
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26th May: Another positive review for Literary Remains at The Grim Blogger: "This collection sets the bar high for himself, not to mention future authors, but also ensures a special place for his fiction in the contemporary weird's bright future. "
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26th May: A good review of Literary Remains at Risingshadow.net: "...strangely beautiful prose . . . compelling stories. "
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11th May 2010: A new review has just gone online at Bookgeeks, written by Mario Guslandi: "...all the stories are elegantly written, clever, classy tales apt to delight the reader throughout the whole volume..."
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10th May 2010: All previously ordered copies of Literary Remains have now been posted by the publisher. 
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4th May 2010: A great review of The Sixth Black Book of Horror by Mario Guslandi at Horrorworld singles out "An Unconventional Exorcism" saying: "...by far the most accomplished piece in the book, is a perfect, delightful tale, very elegantly written."
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30th April: An honourable mention for R.B. Russell in the Campaign for Real Fear competition for the story "Don't Ask Me".
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25th April 2010: Despite the suggestion that Literary Remains is now available (made by the author himself!), there has been a delay as the jackets and covers have been reprinted. (The publisher considered them too dark.) It will be ready to ship any day now...
In the meantime, the collection has recently been subject to a "real-time" review by Des Lewis on his Weirdmonger blog. (He has also just completed a "real-time" review of Putting the Pieces in Place)
Also recently published is the story "An Unconventional Exorcism" by Russell in The Sixth Black Book of Horror. There have been a couple of positive reviews of the collection from Colin Leslie at Tales from the Black Abyss and by the indefatigable Des Lewis.
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14th March 2010. Literary Remains will be launched on Friday 26th March at 5pm in Bar Rogue at the Royal Albion Hotel as a part of the World Horror Convention. All attendees welcome! The trade edition will be available from that date, and the traycased, limited edition shortly afterwards. 
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21st February: Putting the Pieces in Place is described by Ellen Datlow in The Best Horror of the Year Volume II as: "...an excellent and very satisfying debut." She also favourably mentions Russell's contribution to Cinnabar's Gnosis.
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6th February 2010: A very good review for Putting the Pieces in Place from The Speculative Fiction Junkie: "The hallmark of these stories is their subtlety. Putting the Pieces in Place is a wonderful debut from an author who is among those leading the way in blending horror and the strange tale." 
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5th February: "Looking for Somebody", a poem by Ray Russell has just been published in Staple # 72, the Music Issue.
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28th January 2010: The new collection of short stories by Ray Russell, Literary Remains, is now available for pre-order from PS Publishing as a trade hardcover, or a signed, traycased hardcover. The provisional publication date is May 2010.
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20th January 2010: Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year and "Loup-garou" have been positively reviewed at Michael Lambe's Blog.
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17th January: R.B. Russell will be attending the launch and book signing of Black Book of Horror # 6 at the World Horror Convention on Friday 26th March. The latest volume in Charles Black's series contains Russell's story "An Unconventional Exorcism". He will also be appearing on the "We Are Not Worthy" panel on Thursday night, discussing literary influences. More World Horror Convention news to follow.
  
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11th January 2010: Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year has been very positively reviewed in Locus. R.B. Russell's contribution" is described thus: " ‘Loup-garou’ is a wonderfully disarming and original story that offers a thoroughly original exploration of the shapeshifter theme in an otherwise ordinary marital relationship."
  
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9th December: Ex Occidente Press are now shipping copies of Cinnabar's Gnosis, a tribute to Gustav Meyrink, which includes the short story "The Red Rose and the Cross of Gold" by R.B. Russell. Their next anthology, The Master in Cafe Morphine: A Homage to Mikhail Bulgakov, will contain Russell 's new tale "The Exquisite Process of Gala Gladkov".
  
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27th October 2009: A starred review in Publisher's Weekly for Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year describes R.B. Russell's “Loup-garou” as "a highly original shape-shifter story with a subtle psychological twist".
  
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22nd October 2009: A great review of Bloody Baudelaire from The Grim Blogger.
  
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 18th October: A positive review of Bloody Baudelaire from the Speculative Fiction Junkie.
  
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12th October 2009: The first review of Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year has been spotted. The Bibliophile Stalker says: " 'Loup-garou' by R.B. Russell feels like it's another of those stories that uses the horror trope about a rare film, but actually presents a unique take on it that makes this feel refreshing." Copies will be available very soon.
  
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 4th October 2009: Russell's story "The Red Rose and the Cross of Gold" will be published later this month in Cinnabar's Gnosis, to be published by Ex Occidente Press. Also forthcoming before Christmas is "Company", which will be published in Supernatural Tales 16.
The collection of short stories, Literary Remains, is now due to be published some time in 2010.
  
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1st September 2009: A perceptive review of Bloody Baudelaire at Highlander's Book Reviews.
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20th August: Another good review for Bloody Baudelaire at Publishers Weekly!
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17th August: A great review from Mario Guslandi at The Zone for Bloody Baudelaire.
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11th August, 2009: Bloody Baudelaire received a positive reaction from Des Lewis in one of his real-time reviews. Strangely, the story "Literary Remains", recently published in Postscripts 18, is described by The Fiction Desk as having something of M.R. James about it.
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30th June, 2009: A perceptive review by David Longhorn of Putting the Pieces in Place has just been published in Supernatural Tales 15.
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17th June, 2009: Another great review for Putting the Pieces in Place just in. This time from Andy McQuade in Gorezone.
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28th May, 2009: A positive review for Putting the Pieces in Place just in from Mihai Adascalitei at Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews.
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27th May 2009: Above is the newly released cover artwork for Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year, containing "Loup-garou" from The Werewolf Pack.
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11th May 2009: The song "It Is There" was played on Stuart Maconie's The Freak Zone yesterday evening on BBC Radio Six. The show is available online for the next seven days here. "It Is There" is played 18 minutes and 20 seconds into the show. The song is by R.B. Russell, with vocals (and vocal arrangement) by Lidwine, who also plays the autoharp on this particular track.
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10th May 2009: Many thanks to Simon Unsworth for the appreciative review of Putting the Pieces in Place on his blog.
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4th May 2009: "Literary Remains" is now available in issue 18 of Postscripts from PS Publishing. It has to be admitted that the interior artwork is a little disappointing.
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24th April: "Loup-garou", which was first published in The Werewolf Pack in 2008, has been chosen by Ellen Datlow for her Year's Best Horror anthology, to be published later in the year.
  
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12th April: Putting the Pieces in Place is reviewed favourably in Rue Morgue magazine this month where it is described as a "superb collection".
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5th April: The poem "On Chaldon Down", previously published in Staple, has been reprinted in the Powys Society Newsletter, No 66, March 2009.
  
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22nd March, 2009: A small number of reviews and comments have been received for Putting the Pieces in Place. The publisher, Ex Occidente, report that the first run of 400 copies has just about sold out.
  
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15th March, 2009: A few pages have been created with information about the writing of R.B. Russell. The author can be contacted here via email