Friday, 22 April 2016

Out of Chaos Comes Order

"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche


At the end of this month it's EM-Con (East Midlands Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention), where I'm supporting the Future Chronicles eZine. And further spreading the Shadow Fabric Mythos, naturally.

I love conventions and they give me a chance to meet you guys in person. Always great!

This coincides with my next book release: Chaos Halo 1.0 - Alpha Beta Gamma Kill. It's a collection of six stories, including the first episodes of the speculative fiction saga featured in the Future Chronicles eZine. Pre-order available: http://amzn.to/1MMVMHV .
 
In a disturbed future, remnants of the human race starve while a new world authority strangles freedom. Abigale – part human, part something else – escapes their control, and combating the militia she begins to uncover her origins, taking her beyond the city walls and into a scorched Earth.

With a blend of cyberpunk and science fiction, this dystopian future unearths secrets that other worlds needed forgotten. 
Featuring the stories:
Domino
Alpha Beta Gamma Kill
Patient Zero
Eye-Tech
Salamandrine Fires
Triber Kuo
Pre-order here: http://amzn.to/1MMVMHV

As always, many thanks for your continued support.
          ~M.



Mark Cassell lives in a rural part of the UK with his wife and a number of animals. He often dreams of dystopian futures, peculiar creatures, 
and flitting shadows. Primarily a horror writer, his steampunk, dark fantasy, and SF stories have featured in several anthologies and ezines. His latest release, Sinister Stitches, is a collection of stories from a mythos that began with his debut novel, The Shadow Fabric, a supernatural horror tale of demons, devices, and deceit.

The Shadow Fabric novel: mybook.to/TSF
Ten Minutes Till Deadtime short story: mybook.to/deadtime
Sinister Stitches mythos collectionmybook.to/SIN

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Exciting news...but it's secret


"The shadows smile and kiss the sky. Behind the door."
 - Poison Door, The Sisters of Mercy



Let me tell you a secret.


A new Shadow Fabric Mythos story set to be published in an upcoming anthology is heading your way...with a twist. Aptly titled Shadows at the Door, this collection of illustrated, locally-inspired ghost stories features thirteen tales from around the world. Up until this moment it was only the editor who knew my contribution to be a mythos story. I really can't keep a secret, dammit!

In addition to this, I've since been chatting with him about one particular perk. How do you fancy becoming the named antagonist in this tale? It's a male character, so I must apologise to my female readers. The character's original name will be scrubbed out and in its place it'll be yours. Great perk. right?

Titled "The Commission", this story introduces a sinister spirit to the unravelling Fabric. Here's the blurb:


A photographer is hired to shoot a castle in Rye;
a job which turns out to be more challenging than he expected.


Not only am I excited about this reader's perk, but also that this anthology comes in several formats including a fantastic illustrated hardback (the above image is a teaser) as well as a fully-scored audio version. Yeah, it'll have spooky music.

It's a Kickstarter project with tonnes of other awesome perks, like getting your mitts on an illustration pack or receiving previously-published works from my fellow contributors (as well as The Shadow Fabric paperback if you fancy another copy because yours is worn out).

Of course, you may simply want to pre-order the anthology as an eBook or hardback.

I'm gonna shut up now. Here's the link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/330261639/shadows-at-the-door-an-anthology



Mark Cassell lives in a rural part of the UK with his wife and a number of animals. He often dreams of dystopian futures, peculiar creatures, and flitting shadows. Primarily a horror writer, his steampunk, dark fantasy, and SF stories have featured in several anthologies and ezines. His latest release, Sinister Stitches, is a collection of stories from a mythos that began with his debut novel, The Shadow Fabric, a supernatural horror tale of demons, devices, and deceit.

The Shadow Fabric novel: mybook.to/TSF
Ten Minutes Till Deadtime short story: mybook.to/deadtime
Sinister Stitches mythos collectionmybook.to/SIN