Wednesday, 31 January 2018

DeadSteam coming soon...

DeadSteam is a collection of dreadpunk tales edited by Bryce Raffle, to be published by Grimmer & Grimmer Books, October 2018.
What is dreadpunk?
Dreadpunk is devoted to the horror and mystery of a bygone age, as well as newer works that continue those traditions. It’s the “costume drama” of the macabre, if you will.
[Derek Tatum] coined the term “dreadpunk” in early 2015. At the time, there appeared to be a resurgence of interest in the Gothic; most notably, Penny Dreadful was on Showtime and Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak was scheduled for release later that year.
The “dread” comes from “penny dreadfuls,” which were often reworkings of Gothic tropes and legends. So “dreadpunk” was a cheeky way of describing contemporary reworkings of Gothic motifs.
DeadSteam is an anthology of dreadpunk, gaslamp, and dark steampunk. These are tales of the ghoulish and the gothic, chilling stories of haunted streets, of vampires and demons stalking the city from fog-drenched alleyways lit only by gas lamps.
17 chilling stories of the monsters lurking around every corner, the ghosts haunting the darkest streets of Victorian London, and the dead things crawling out of their graves to consume the flesh of the living.
Featuring stories by David Lee Summers (Owl Dance, The Brazen Shark), Jen Ponce (The Bazaar, Demon’s Cradle), Wendy Nikel (The Continuum), Karen J Carlisle (The Adventures of Viola Stewart), Jonah Buck (Carrion Safari), DJ Tyrer, Jay Seate, Lawrence Salani, James Dorr, Lori Tiron-Pandit, Rob Francis, Ross Smeltzer, CC Adams, Alice E Keyes, Steve Carr, E Seneca, and Bryce Raffle (The Complications of Avery Vane).

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