Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020

Cover Reveal for: Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 edition)

Presenting cover reveal for: PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT’S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD (2021 EDITION) !!!!

Submissions Accepted: November 15–December 15, 2020

http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Submissions.html



Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Release Day for: EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION #5: A PRIMER TO HAN SONG

At long last, release day for the latest primer is here!!  I’ve been waiting so long to showcase this magnificent work!!

EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION #5: A PRIMER TO HAN SONG

Considered one of the three most important voices in contemporary Chinese science fiction (along with Liu Cixin and Wang Jinkang), Han Song is a multiple recipient of the Chinese Galaxy Award (China's highest profile sci-fi prize), as well as the Chinese Nebula Award and Asian-Pacific Sci-fi Gravity Award. Song bridges new developments in science and subjects of cultural and social dynamics with stories of dystopia, governmental conspiracy, and subversive horror, earning praise for his work as “absurdly dark,” while also reigniting a science fiction renaissance.

Including original English translations by Nathaniel Isaacson, PhD, Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to Han Song’s work, the fifth in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover—or learn more of—the enigmatic voice of Han Song, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

Included within these pages are:

• Six short stories, three translated exclusively for this book

 Author interview

 Complete bibliography

 Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)

  … and more!


Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Han Song.


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Title: Exploring Dark Short Fiction #5: A Primer to Han Song

By: Edited by Eric J. Guignard (including Short Fiction authored by Han Song), with original English translations by Nathaniel Isaacson, PhD, academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD, and illustrations by Michelle Prebich

Price: $24.95 for hardback; $14.95 for print and $4.99 for electronic

Publisher: Dark Moon Books (Los Angeles, CA)

Format: Available in HARDBACK, TRADE PAPERBACK and ELECTRONIC media

13-digit ISBN: 978-1-949491-37-1 (hardback); 978-1-949491-12-8 (trade paperback) 978-1-949491-17-3 (e-book)

Number of pages: 218

Date of publication: September, 2020 

Praise for the Exploring Dark Short Books series:

A fascinating study for fans seeking new reads and for librarians developing wide-ranging collections.” Library Journal

“Refreshing and much-needed... Addresses significant themes and figures within the horror field.” Locus Magazine

"An insightful look at the working methods and underlying concerns of some of the foremost exponents of the short story form, appealing to both intellect and the emotions.” Black Static Magazine


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Immense thanks and gratitude (as always) to Michael Arnzen for his insightful commentary throughout the book; and Michelle Prebich for her gorgeous interior artwork; and Nathaniel Isaacson, PhD for his mammoth effort in beautifully translating the stories for this volume; and, naturally, thanks especially to Han Song for inspiring and consenting to this project!

Publisher’s Page: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Primer_5.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949491374/

Also available on all other online distribution sites, including B&N , IndieBound (and bookshop.org) , Kobo , etc. 




Saturday, September 12, 2020

Accolades and updates for LAST CASE AT A BAGGAGE AUCTION

I’m gonna humble brag a little, this novella has been gaining traction in sales and reviews over the past week! It makes me so happy to know that I’m not just throwing work into the void, as it feels most days. 

LAST CASE AT A BAGGAGE AUCTION is available on my website or Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Case-at-Baggage-Auction/dp/1949491250 


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Here are some of the latest write-ups by book review sites!

“…The author has a knack for combining real historical events with his own imagination.”

https://www.curiosityboughtthebook.com/2020/09/05/last-case-at-a-baggage-auction-review/

 

“…an outstanding sense of time and place, very engaging narration, and a supernatural hook to savour (also striking illustrations from Steve Lines!)”

https://www.horrordna.com/books/last-case-at-a-baggage-auction-eric-j-guignard-book-review

 

“…definitely recommended reading for lovers of the eerie and those that like a little suspense in their reads. I am struggling to liken this book to any other, as the voice and telling are so original.”

https://bookvagabond.com/2020/09/04/review-last-case-at-a-baggage-auction-by-eric-j-guignard/

 

“…is a killer novella of quiet horror and it's a blast!”

http://charlene.booklikes.com/post/3097186/last-case-at-a-baggage-auction-by-eric-j-guignard

 

“…prose is smooth and uncluttered, in service of a fully rounded, intelligent and consistently surprising narrative that’s packed with the type of thrills you’d expect from a scary book, along with a great deal of sumptuously researched historical detail”

https://thebedlamfiles.com/fiction/last-case-at-a-baggage-auction/


Anyway, THANK YOU to book reviewers everywhere! #reviewers #books #gratitude



Saturday, September 5, 2020

EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION #5: A PRIMER TO HAN SONG, is available to reviewers on NetGalley!

Reviewers or NetGalley subscribers:

The latest Primer, EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION #5: A PRIMER TO HAN SONG, is available for free this month for ebook reviewers!!

With original Chinese-to-English translations, this Primer includes six short stories by Han Song—considered one of the three most important voices in contemporary Chinese science fiction (incl. horror)—along with an author interview, essay, biography, bibliography, and more!

Synopsis:

Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard present the work of Han Song, #5 in a series of scholarly primers exploring modern masters of dark short fiction. With translations by Nathaniel Isaacson, PhD, commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD, and beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich, discover the vast and fantastic writing of Han Song.

"Refreshing and much-needed... Addresses significant themes and figures within the horror field." —Locus Magazine

Hardback 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-949491-37-1

Paperback 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-949491-12-8

e-book 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-949491-17-3 

Date of publication: September 28, 2020

Publisher: Dark Moon Books 

https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/202166