Fantasy & Gothic Blog

Flame Tree Press | September Releases | Origins and Futures

Posted by Nick Wells

The roots of what we now call genre fiction reach back to the beginnings of civilization where humankind sought to explain the dramatic events of nature through myths and stories. Darkness, the supernatural, tales of the unknown, with creatures emerging from the woods, the sea, the skies, these themes still play on our collective fears, even as technology is close to taking us beyond our solar system we still explore the mysteries of the world on our mobiles, movies, streamed TV and, of course, our books. And at Flame Tree, we love this stuff!

 

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Topics: original voices, fiction without frontiers, Gothic Fantasy, flame tree press, horror fiction, epic fantasy, science fiction, fantasy movies

Flame Tree Press | September Releases | The Books

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching on September 6th 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

The release day is finally here! The first six titles from FLAME TREE PRESS are now available in Hardback, Paperback, Audiobook and eBook formats. From sci-fi and fantasy to crime and horror, check out the descriptions below to find out which of the new FLAME TREE PRESS September releases are perfect for you...

 

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Topics: flame tree press, flame tree press titles

Flame Tree Press | September Releases | The Authors

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

FLAME TREE PRESS is the trade fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing, with editorial offices in both London and New York. We’ll be publishing globally in the English language, in print and ebook formats and audiobook, with a focus on excellent writing in horror and the supernatural, crime and mystery thrillers, and science fiction and fantasy. Our aim is to explore beyond the boundaries of the everyday, finding new pathways for the imagination, with tales from both award-winnersandoriginal voicesThe first six books will come out in Hardback, Paperback, Audiobook and eBook on September 6th!

"We’ve purposely cast a wide net in terms of content, style and authors."- Don D'Auria.

The first six books come from six very different authors! From well known award winners to phenomenal up and coming talent. Read on to meet the authors of the first Flame Tree press release list... 

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Topics: flame tree press, Flame Tree Press Authors

Flame Tree Press | September Releases | Q&A with Don D'Auria

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Don D'Auria, Flame Tree Press's executive editor, is a legend in the horror fiction community. He has been editing horror for the past 25 years, coming to prominence when taking the lead of Leisure Books horror line in the late 90s. Launching authors like Brian Keene and Sarah Pinborough, now household names in the genre, D'Auria also brought authors like Ramsey Campbell to a new generation of readers. Now, with Flame Tree Press, Don D'Auria is once again seeking out fresh and original talent while also bringing award winning writers to new audiences. Don recently spoke to Becky Spratford to discuss where horror was, where it is and where it's going? Check out the interview to learn a little more about Don, Flame Tree Press and horror fiction as a genre!

 

 

Don with Megan Hart (Author) at StokerCon 2018

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Topics: interview, flame tree press

Lost Souls | Author Q&A | Favourite Tales & Writing Practices

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Last week saw authors from our upcoming Lost Souls anthology reveal the inspirations behind their story in the book. The collection, due to make its appearance in the world in the next couple of weeks, complements the selection of new writers with classic masters from the genre such as M.R. James, F. Marion Crawford, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and more. In this second part of the Author Q&A, we asked authors from the anthology to share which existing ‘Lost Souls’ tales they like best, and what sorts of processes they use to produce their own work:

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Topics: lost souls, Q&A, Gothic Fantasy, interview

Lost Souls | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Joining the ranks of our Gothic Fantasy short fiction anthologies, two exciting new books will be published in September: Lost Souls, and Robots & Artificial Intelligence. In anticipation and celebration of these upcoming releases, we asked the featured authors to tell us a little more about their story, their approach to writing, and the tales from the genre that have affected them the most. In this first part of the Q&As, authors from the Lost Souls volume share what led to the creation of their haunting stories...

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Topics: Q&A, Gothic Fantasy, lost souls, author interview

Film Review: Searching

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Searching is the new thriller that features Jon Cho as a father in distress and Debra Messing as a stern police officer trying to help him. The story plays out entirely on a computer screen as Cho chases leads to find his missing daughter.

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Film Review: Incredibles 2

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Incredibles 2 is the long awaited sequel to the 2004 smash hit superhero movie. I think it’s easy to forget how good of a superhero film the first Incredibles was. It came in era when the only real superhero films were the Sam Rami Spiderman films and the X-men series. It predated the Marvel Cinematic Universe and even the Christopher Nolan Batman films and doesn’t get quite enough credit as a superhero film separate from being an animated film.

 

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Topics: film review, incredibles

Film Review: Skyscraper

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Skyscraper focuses on a drawn out fight between Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and his latest nemesis: an extremely high-tech skyscraper filled with fire. It’s a battle for the ages filled more plot lines than a guy Ritchie Gangster flick.

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The Myths of Babylon and Egypt: Animals

Posted by Matteo MIddlemiss

Animals play key roles in the myths and legends of many cultures around the world. In Babylon and Ancient Egypt animals can be found in multiple forms throughout art and religious worship. Often these creatures will be part animal, part human or comprised of many different animals. Sometimes certain characteristics are prescribed to an animal that causes it to be considered either evil or holy. In this blog post we’re going to take a look at a couple of examples of this from Egyptian and Babylonian culture.

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Topics: myths and legends, egyptian myths, myths of babylon

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