Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beneath the Ground edited by Joel Lane

The aclaimed anthology BENEATH THE GROUND, edited by Joel Lane, includes thirteen stories of the mystery and terror that wait beneath the ground. Here are tales that explore the transition between our world and the tunnels and mines beneath. Tales that reveal what creatures dwell far from the light of day. And tales that explore the far reaches of human destiny in the unlit land of the dead.

Prepare yourself to take the first steps ... beneath the ground.


"Introduction: No Map and No Guide" by Joel Lane
"The End of a Summer's Day" by Ramsey Campbell
"In the Tunnels" by Pauline E Dungate
"Tomb of the Janissaries" by David Sutton
"The Empty Room" by Tim Lebbon
"'Where Once I Did My Love Beguile'" by John Howard
"Going Underground" by Mike McKeown
"Lost and Found" by Simon Avery
"Grendel's Lair" by Paul Finch
"From the Hearth" by D F Lewis
"Nights at the Regal" by Jason Gould
"Empty Stations" by Nicholas Royle
"The Stone Man" by Derek Fox
"To Walk in Midnight's Realm" by Simon Bestwick

Cover illustration by Jim Pitts; frontispiece by Dave Carson.

Originally published at £10.99, the Alchemy Press still has new copies available at £9.00 including UK postage. You can pay via PayPal. Please email for payment instructions. Or you can buy via our Oldhaven Books Abe bookstore.

The Paladin Mandates

Discover how Damian first met Leigh in the story "Good Evening, Princess". This and another five Paladin stories -- featuring monsters, heroics and biplanes -- are available in THE PALADIN MANDATES by Mike Chinn.

Mixing in generous dollops of The Scorpion, The Shadow and Dominic Fortune, with a childhood fascination for old airplanes, a taste for '30s detective fiction, and the simple desire to tell a creepy tale, resulted in the first Paladin story: "The Death-Wish Mandate" (revised in this book as "I've Got You Under My Skin"). Pulp heroics at its best!

The Paladin Mandates is now out of print from The Alchemy Press. Copies may still be available via third-party dealers. Or buy the Kindle version from Amazon -- details here.

"Ace in the Hole" (see our previous post) is a sample story from THE PALADIN MANDATES. Enjoy!

Cover and interior illustrations by Bob Covington.

ISBN 978-0-9532260-0-9