Friday, April 15, 2011

The Obverse Quarterly

The Obverse Quarterly is a new venture in current small press publishing. Taking our cue from the New England Library paperbacks of the 1970s, Obverse Books are delighted to present a set of four paperback short story collections, available both by annual subscription and as single volumes, each covering an area of interest to the genre fiction fan. From horror to fantasy, science fiction to detective stories, and with brand new stories from the likes of Michael Moorcock, Conrad Williams and Paul Magrs The Obverse Quarterly has something fresh and unexpected for everyone!

Book 1: Bite Sized Horror, edited by Johnny Mains

A chewable selection of horror and terror from some of the masters of the field, edited by Johnny Mains – Mr Pan Horror!

Brighton Redemption - Reggie Oliver
The Between - Paul Kane
His Pale Blue Eyes - David A. Riley
The Unquiet Bones - Marie O’ Regan
The Carbon Heart - Conrad Williams

To be released 30 June 2011, available for pre-order

Book 2: Senor 105 and the Elements of Danger, editor Cody Quijano-Schell

Senor 105, masked Mexican wrestler and fighter of evil and infamy returns in his own collection, edited by 105 creator Cody Quijano-Schell and with an introduction by comic star David Yurkovich!

Glyph – Joe Curreri
Señor 105 contra el Bigote de Perdición – Lawrence Burton
Mechaluchador vs Iguanadios - Jonathan Dennis
Are you Loathesome tonight? - Blair Bidmead
The Anti-element – Julio Angel Ortiz
Jackalope – Cody Quijano-Schell

To be released 30 September 2011

Book 3: The Diamond Lens and Others Stories: The Short Fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien

One of the very earliest science fiction authors, whose work has not been in print since 1929, Fitz-James O’Brien was an Irish writer of poetry, plays and short stories who fought in the American Civil War and was killed in battle in 1862. His imaginative and often surreal fantasies have rightly been described as one of the earliest forerunners of modern science fiction.

To be released 01 December 2011

Book 4: Zenith Lives! Edited by Stuart Douglas

For much of the first half of the twentieth century, the detective Sexton Blake appeared to be a cross between Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, as he foiled super-villains and evil geniuses time and again in the pages of boys comics. Foremost amongst those villains was Zenith the Albino, an opera cloaked gentleman with a taste for danger and excitement and little thought for personal safety. Obverse Books is proud to present new Zenith adventures from some of Blake’s biggest and best known fans!

With new Zenith stories from Michael Moorcock, Paul Magrs, George Mann, Mark Hodder and Stuart Douglas.

To be released 30 March 2012


Annual Subscription (for four titles) - £28 plus £6 P&P
Individual Titles: £9.99 plus £1.50 P&P.
Annual Subscription (for four titles) - £28 plus £12 P&P
Individual Titles: £9.99 plus £3 P&P.

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