Sneak Peek: Internal artwork of Peripheral Visions by Nick Stathopoulos (4)

It is with pleasure that we reveal the fourth sneak peek post related to Nick Stathopoulos’ collaboration with us for Robert Hood’s reference collection of ghost stories, Peripheral Visions.

For those of you who have just joined us, we have decided to have an illustration for each of the six sections of the hardcover version, including the signed, limited edition, and it is shaping up to be spectacular. We must share them with you over coming weeks.

This illustration is for the section titled ‘Haunted Vengeance’. So what’s going on here…apart from the looming act of vengeance…

Internal - Vengeance

The best way to get to see this, and all the other internal illustrations, is to own them in high resolution format in the hardcover edition, coming out in April. If you pre-order now, you won’t be disappointed, as you will also get a heap of bonus material, including a Nick Stathopoulos designed signature block.

Stay tuned – over coming weeks we will show you the other, stunning illustrations.

Sneak Peek: Internal artwork of Peripheral Visions by Nick Stathopoulos (3)

This is the third sneak peek post related to Nick Stathopoulos’ collaboration with us for Robert Hood’s reference collection of ghost stories, Peripheral Visions. We’re halfway there.

For those of you who have just joined us, we have decided to have an illustration for each of the six sections of the hardcover version, including the signed, limited edition, and it is shaping up to be spectacular. We must share them with you over coming weeks.

This illustration is for the section titled ‘Haunted Minds’. We definitely got spooked out by this piece -and the model looks familiar…

Internal - Minds

The best way to get to see this, and all the other internal illustrations, is to own them in high resolution format in the hardcover edition, coming out in April. If you pre-order now, you won’t be disappointed, as you will also get a heap of bonus material, including a Nick Stathopoulos designed signature block.

Stay tuned – over coming weeks we will show you other, stunning illustrations.

Sneak Peek: Internal artwork of Peripheral Visions by Nick Stathopoulos (2)

This is the second sneak peek post related to Nick Stathopoulos’ collaboration with us for Robert Hood’s reference collection of ghost stories, Peripheral Visions.

As we stated before we have decided to have an illustration for each of the six sections of the hardcover version, including the signed, limited edition, and it is shaping up to be spectacular. We decided to share them over coming weeks.

The second cab off the rank is the illustration for the section titled ‘Haunted Families’. We love the mix of the supernatural and subdued ‘family matters’.

Internal Illustrations - Families

Without a doubt, the best way to get to see this, and all the other internal illustrations, is to own them in high resolution format in the hardcover edition, coming out in April. If you pre-order now, you won’t be disappointed, as you will also get a heap of bonus material, including a Nick Stathopoulos designed signature block.

Stay tuned – over coming weeks we will show you other, stunning illustrations.

Sneak Peek: Internal artwork of Peripheral Visions by Nick Stathopoulos

We can’t express how excited we are with Nick Stathopoulos’ collaboration with us for Robert Hood’s reference collection of ghost stories, Peripheral Visions.

As many of you know we have decided to have an illustration for each of the six sections of the hardcover version, including the signed, limited edition, and it is shaping up to be spectacular. In fact, we are so excited, we can’t help but share some of them, and over coming weeks we’ll let you have a look at them.

The first cab off the rank is the illustration for the section titled ‘Haunted Youth’. We think this is as creepy as you can get, and we’re sure you will agree.

Internal Illustration - Youth

Without a doubt, the best way to get to see this, and all the other internal illustrations, is to own them in high resolution format in the hardcover edition, coming out in April. If you pre-order now, you won’t be disappointed, as you will also get a heap of bonus material, including a Nick Stathopoulos designed signature block.

Stay tuned – over coming weeks we will show you other, stunning illustrations.

News: Value Add to Robert Hood’s Peripheral Visions Limited Signed Edition

We are excited. Real excited!

Readers who purchase (or have purchased) Robert Hood’s limited, signed edition will be getting an added bonus with the offer – instead of the bonus chap-ebook, Haunted Flesh: Zombie Stories with several stories amounting to approximately 20k words, it has been expanded to six stories (yes, six!) and a mocku-article titled ‘Professor Cadaveros’ Experiments in Transcendent Mortality as Recorded in Zombie Cinema’. Over 32k of zombie fiction – practically a decent sized anthology. ONLY FOR LIMITED EDITION PRE-ORDER takers.

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“There is no journey forward without ghosts; there is no telling without fear.” (Gerry Turcotte)

The six pieces of bonus fiction are:

  • In the Service of the Flesh (Aurealis Magazine #35, 2006)
  • Zombie Au Gratin (Scary Food anthology [ed. Cat Sparks], Agog Press, 2008)
  • Heartless (Aurealis Magazine #31, 2003)
  • Behind Dark Blue Eyes (Exotic Gothic 3 anthology [ed. Danel Olson], Ash-Tree Press, 2009
  • Voyeur Night (Crosstown Traffic [eds. Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden and Robert Hood], Five Islands Press, 1993)
  • Wasting Matilda (Zombie Apocalypse! [ed. Stephen Jones], Robinson Press/Mammoth Books UK, and Running Press US, 2010)

As you can see, we have some pretty amazing stories where several are hard – real hard – to find. It is an excellent zombie collection.

To remind you, CLICK HERE if you want to pre-order Peripheral Visions, a mammoth signed tome with all of Robert Hood’s ghost fiction, plus Haunted Flesh: Zombie Stories chap-ebook. For a quarter of a million words of amazing horror fiction, plus Robert Hood’s signature, limited edition number, and shipping, this is a truly great deal!

News: Peripheral Visions ghost story collection by Robert Hood

It is with great excitement that IFWG Publishing Australia announces the April release of Robert Hood’s reference collection of ghost stories, Peripheral Visions. What’s more, we are delighted to offer a very special limited edition. Here is the hardcover edition cover, by Nick Stathopoulos:

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“There is no journey forward without ghosts; there is no telling without fear.” (Gerry Turcotte)

Robert Hood is a highly respected, award-winning author, considered by many to be one of Australia’s grand masters of horror and weird fiction. Though over his 40-year career (to date) he has published speculative fiction of all kinds, he has notably produced 43 short stories that feature ghosts, hauntings and spectral horrors. These memorable tales display his ability to make the fantastic real, to embrace weirdness, and create human characters whose inner and outer lives, haunted by mortality, are laid bare and revealed to be our own worst nightmares. Ranging from melancholy reflections on life and death, through disquieting tales of dark humour and vengeance, to chilling visions of ghostly apocalypse, Hood’s stories are sure to draw you into a terrifying world that in the end is revealed to be irrefutably our own.

Peripheral Visions is a one-of-a-kind reference collection that includes all of Hood’s 43 ghost stories to date, three of them especially written for this volume.

“Rob Hood is Australia’s master of dark fantasy, seducing the reader with stories that are lavishly grim and rife with a quirky, unpredictable inventiveness.” (Sean Williams)

“Rob Hood is so good at what he does, he’ll have you believing in ghosts by the end of the first story in this brilliant collection.” (Kaaron Warren)

Peripheral Visions is a large volume of work, with a word count over 220k. In trade paperback format it will be published in two volumes, spaced over a month. Here is the appearance of the two covers, when laid side-by-side.

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A single volume hardcover edition will also be published, with internal illustrations by Nick Stathopoulos. The exciting part of this publishing effort is a signed, limited hardcover edition, which can be pre-ordered now. There are only 200 limited edition copies available (numbered), each of which includes a Nick Stathopoulos-designed signature page, and a bonus ‘chap-ebook’ containing several zombie stories, titled Haunted Flesh: Stories of the Living Dead. These editions will disappear quickly, so we recommend interested readers pre-order now.

In order to reflect the diversity of Hood’s approach to creating effective ghost fiction, the stories have been sorted under various thematic headings. These include stories of Haunted Places, such as houses, ancient landscapes, political residences, hotels, cities, and even cars. Haunted Families puts the emphasis on family members: mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, and even asexual post-humans. Haunted Minds is a group of particularly subjective tales, where the ambiguity of events reveals hauntings seemingly emanating from within the minds of the characters. One of them even includes a giant monster. Haunted Youth collects a number of stories originally written for young people, though their humour, quirkiness and simple truths can be readily enjoyed by older readers. Haunted Vengeance brings together stories of people haunted by the scars left behind by the violence and selfishness of the past, both their own and that of others. In Haunted Realities you will find a strange group of stories that go to weird places both real and imaginary, including Spandau prison, the past and future of Frankenstein’s monster, an industrial colony on the moon, a city of monsters and ghosts, and finally times of apocalypse and the End of Humanity. These are not necessarily traditional ghost stories, though many of them draw on the traditions of the past.

As you read, remember this: not everything is as it seems.