The New Gothic


The Gothic is the most enduring literary tradition in history but in recent years friendly ghosts and vegetarian vampires threaten its foundations.

The New Gothic is a collection of short stories which revisits to the core archetypes of the Gothic, the rambling, secret-filled building, the stranger seeking answers, the black-hearted tyrant, and reminds us not to embrace but to fear the darkness.

A dozen tales of terror fill this anthology including an original, never-before-seen story from the godfather of modern horror, Ramsey Campbell.

  Instilling fear in the hearts of all are:

Jesse BULLINGTON  &  S. J. CHAMBERS

Fi MICHELL • Laura Ellen JOYCE

Richard DANSKY  •  Steve DEMPSEY

Ramsey CAMPBELL

Dmetri KAKMI •  Sean LOGAN  •  Mason WILD

Damien KELLY • Phil REEVES • Ed MARTIN

Editor Beth K. Lewis and the team at Stone Skin Press have selected a terrific set of stories. They hang together, despite disparate elements; each tale hints at the darkness lurking in urban neighborhoods, in old houses, on desolate roads, and in our hearts. Cue Vincent Price’s menacing laugh echoing down a black corridor. There are no castles here, but there’s no sympathy for the devil either.”
-io9

“I can heartily recommend The New Gothic. It’s a great read that hooks you – in a horrible blood-spattering way – and the talent on show here is excellent.”

-Farsight Blogger

“…the sweetest kind of literary torture. If you want to enjoy a rickety roller coaster of Gothic goodness, this book is worth standing in line for. This is the way Goth should be done, by people who know how to do it.”

-Pop Cults

“…there are some finely crafted stories here.  This is definitely a good sampler of the sub-genre. If you’ve wondered what gothic horror was, this collection would be a good starting place to answer that question.”

-Fantasy Literature

Pub Date: 15 December 2013
ISBN-13: 9781908983053
Price: £8.99
Format: B Format – 198x129mm
Binding: Paperback
Extent: 170 pages
ebook: Included

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2 comments on “The New Gothic
  1. David Greybeard says:

    Where’s the full list of authors and their stories? Are these reprints? All new stories? Don’t see how you can sell a book without the most basic of information.

  2. Dmetri Kakmi says:

    David, most of your questions are answered at this link: http://www.stoneskinpress.com/?p=651

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