Monday, 18 August 2008

New book by BHF antho alumnus

The ever-patient Allyson Bird, whose short story "Dissolution" will feature in the soon-to-arrive-I-promise BHF Book Of Horror Vol. III, has a new collection of short stories out. She writes:

'Available now - BULL RUNNING FOR GIRLS!

As my publisher, Steve Upham of Screaming Dreams, is very ill at the moment it is up to me to promote BRFG as best I can. So ....

A selection of adventure-horror stories set in many locations, from the excitement and danger of bull running in Pamplona, to small town life in Madison County, U.S. Stories set amidst the bustle of Hong Kong, on The Silk Road in China and under a hunter's moon in Bordeaux. Then there are those which are much closer to home.

Wonderful cover by British Fantasy Society award winning artist 2007, Vincent Chong. Introduction by Gary McMahon.

"There's a great deal to love about Bull Running For Girls, not the least of this being its promise that we've only seen the beginning of a remarkable career.” Laird Barron

On sale now, but to be formally launched at the British Fantasy Society Convention, September 2008 by Screaming Dreams Press.

About Shadow upon Shadow : When Alice Harwood committed adultery, she expected to pay for it one day but the form and the manner of that payment touched the essence of evil. "A dark tale indeed!" — Ramsey Campbell

On In the Wake of the Dead : Set in 19th Century Sligo, where magic and ritual have terrible consequences for the occupants of Elsinore House. "A potent brew of historical facts and gruesome imaginings" — Simon Clark

"Ally Bird's writing is as clean and crisp as a scalpel blade. Her stories have a firm sense of place and verisimilitude; it's as if we can see the locations she writes about through the eyes of a resident. It is also both refreshing and essential to see a female author embrace the dark side with such empathy and unflinching bravery." — Gary McMahon

"Allyson Bird is a powerful and personal writer" - Andrew Hook

You can read a full review by Laird Barron here:

Or just hop over and buy it from here:

1 comment:

stangerlore said...

Looks like an excellent read I have heard of Allyson from the Vault of Horror I thinm she posts there.

I shall check this one out.