Fantasy & Gothic Blog

Horror Fiction History | The History of Frankenstein

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Rather like Dracula and vampires, Frankenstein’s Monster has become the name and face for a character type: the reanimated corpse. In this blog post we are looking at the conception and history of the character and the use of Frankenstein in horror fiction to learn a little more about one of horror's finest creations and the reach it has had. 

 

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Topics: Horror Fiction History, History of Horror

Flame Tree Press | November Releases | Upcoming Releases

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

We're leaving our 2018 list behind us and looking toward the new year. We are very excited to bring you 24 brand new titles and another 12 that are brand new to Flame Tree Press. We're starting the year with a great mix of science fiction, crime and horror that we can't wait for you to read! Keep on reading to find out what treats we have in store for the first two months of 2019... 

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Topics: flame tree press titles, flame tree press

Flame Tree Press | November Releases | Adrian Laing Q&A

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Continuing with our series of author Q&As, we turn to the writer of Kosmos, Adrian Laing. He talked to us about influences, writing practices and what’s in store for the readers of Kosmos!

 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press Authors, flame tree press, Q&A, author interview

Flame Tree Press | November Releases | Jonathan Janz Q&A

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

This week marks the international release of The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz, Kosmos by Adrian Laing, Night Shift by Robin Triggs and Think Your Self Lucky by Ramsey Campbell. All four books will be available in paperback, hardback, audio book and eBook from the 30th of November! To celebrate we are posting Q&As with all the authors and today it's Jonathan Janz. 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press Authors, author interview, Q&A, flame tree press

Horror Fiction History | The History of Vampires

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Of all the staples of horror fiction, vampires are certainly among the most iconic. With their sharp teeth and penchant for gothic castles, they make for perfect characters in both classic horror tales but also modern films. Defined by their feeding off of the blood or other creatures (generally humans) they are a classic villain in countless stories, but where does their history begin?

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Topics: Horror Fiction History

Flame Tree Press | UK November Titles Release | Coming Up Later This Month

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Before the month is out we will have two more Flame Tree Press titles launching! Not only will we be seeing the international releases of both Night Shift and Think Your Self Lucky but also of The Sorrows from Jonathan Janz and Kosmos from Adrian Laing! In this blog post we are looking at both books and learning a little about their story and the authors behind them.

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Topics: flame tree press titles, Flame Tree Press Authors, flame tree press

Flame Tree Press | November Titles UK Release | Robin Triggs Q&A

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

To mark the UK release of Think Your Self Lucky by Ramsey Campbell and Night Shift by Robin Triggs, we are posting a Q&A with each author! Yesterday we heard from Ramsey Campbell and n today’s blog we are talking to Robin Triggs about Night Shift, his influences and what’s coming next. 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press Authors, flame tree press, flame tree press titles, author interview, Q&A

Flame Tree Press | November Titles UK Release | Ramsey Campbell Q&A

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

To celebrate the UK release of Think Your Self Lucky from Ramsey Campbell we thought we’d post a Q&A with the man himself. Learn about the book, his advice for writers and why he writes horror in the first of our blogs for the UK release of Campbell’s Think Your Self Lucky and Night Shift by Robin Triggs.

 

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Topics: flame tree press titles, Flame Tree Press Authors, flame tree press, author interview

Film Review: Overlord

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

This new outing for the Nazi zombie genre sees Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell as American soldiers who lead their squadron on a mission to disable a radio tower on the night before D-Day. What they discover is something much darker than any of them expected.

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Topics: film review, zombies

Film Review: Slaughterhouse Rulez

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

In the latest film to feature the iconic British duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, we see an elite british boarding school under attack from sub-terranean monsters (and more importantly the fracking industry).

 

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Topics: film review

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