The newest instalment of the Eight Lamentations series popped up on the Black Library site today. “War-Claw” is a full-length audio drama that finds Owain Volker, Gunmaster of Azyr, and his companion, Zana Mathos, on the hunt for one of the eponymous Lamentations at a mountain outpost, besieged by unnatural creatures. (more…)
I’m pleased to say that my tale of comedic horror, “Bruno J. Lampini and the Boots of Frankenstein”, will appear in the sixth issue of The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy.
Bruno J. Lampini is a character I’ve been wanting to introduce for awhile. He’s a sort of eldritch spiv – a dealer in arcane artefacts, buying and selling them for well-paying (mostly) clients. The character’s name was inspired by George Zucco’s character in House of Frankenstein (1944), the unfortunate ‘Professor Lampini’. Lampini’s world is also inspired by Universal’s monster movies – a sort of monochrome take on the 1930’s, complete with random storms, fog and dodgy accents.
I hope to do more stories featuring the character, if I get the time. I’ve even got some ideas lined up. What do you think of “Bruno J. Lampini and the Bones of Dracula”? Or what about “Bruno J. Lampini and the Hair of the Werewolf”?
Do you enjoy playing Shadespire? Do you like stories of bleak nihilism, bereft of joy and hope? What about time travel? Ghosts? If the answer to any of those is yes, then you’re probably going to want to pick up a copy of my newest novel, when it comes out in September.
It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about what I’ve got coming out. I figured I should probably rectify that, it being my job and all. (more…)
Black Library Live was last month, and among a host of other cool reveals was a sneak peek at the cover for my forthcoming novel, Hallowed Knights: Black Pyramid. (more…)
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing has revealed the cover for the forthcoming Gaslight Gothic: Strange Tales of Sherlock Holmes. Edited by Charles Prepolec and J.R. Campbell, Gaslight Gothic includes stories by Stephen Volk, James Lovegrove and others, including myself. (more…)
I wrote a brief thing about my forthcoming novel, Soul Wars, for Black Library. It’s over at the Warhammer Community site, if you’re interested in reading it. And just a reminder – there’s a contest going on, with a special edition of Soul Wars up for grabs.