Author Archives: J P Catton

About J P Catton

Speculative storytelling and skewed fiction: the blog and website of author John Paul Catton.

Cyberpunk Cover Reveal!

p COVER REVEAL! This is variant cover # 3 (by Bruno Cerknevik) of “Fast Falls The Eventide”, a Cyberpunk e-short to be included in the forthcoming Volume 2 of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow!”

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Raygun Gothic Cover Reveal!

This is variant cover # 1 (by Lia Rees) of “The Martian Dialogues”, an Atompunk/Raygun Gothic e-short to be included in the forthcoming Volume 2 of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow!”

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Cyberpunk Cover Reveal!

COVER REVEAL! This is variant cover # 2 (by Chlo’e Camonayan) for “Fast Falls The Eventide”, a British Cyberpunk e-short to be included in the forthcoming Volume 2 of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow!”

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The World’s First Official Godzilla Store!

Anyone interested in the Godzilla films, the ‘Kaiju’ tradition, or Japanese pop culture in general may well be interested in the first store dedicated exclusively to the big green behemoth! The Godzilla Store opened on October 30th 2017 – to … Continue reading

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The Japan Writers Conference 2017

The 2017 Japan Writer’s Conference was held in Tokyo, Nihon University College of Art, Ekoda Campus, on October 8th and 9th – and here is a very, very brief summary of some of the presentations. Thersa Matsuura – “The Ins … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Dieselpunk Crime & Mystery

This is the new variant cover for “Firewater”, the eleventh novelette in the alternate history science fiction “Futurist Manifesto” series. Cover design and illustration by Dazzling Danielle Drake! Read an excerpt here!  

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Cover Reveal: Weird Western Steampunk

This is the new variant cover to “A Coffin Full Of Stars”, the ninth novelette in the “Futurist Manifesto” alternate-history science fiction series. Cover design and illustration by Terrific Terry Lim Diefenbach! Read an excerpt from the story here!    … Continue reading

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A Dieselpunk Pulp Fiction Mystery: “Firewater!”

The following is an excerpt from the novelette “Firewater”, number ten in the “Futurist Manifesto” series, to be included in the forthcoming collection “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow” Volume Two!  This was the time of day that Brandon Stone loved. He … Continue reading

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Brian W Aldiss: Knight of the New Wave

“Science fiction is no more written for scientists that ghost stories are written for ghosts.” PHOTO: Courtesy of Stephen Jones, World Fantasy Convention 2013. When I was about 12 years old, one of my prized possessions was a postcard. On … Continue reading

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Results of the Fantasy “Supernatural Summer Challenge” Competition!

Excalibur Books would like to give a very big thank you to the six winners of the August “Supernatural Summer Challenge” Facebook event! We had a number of thought-provoking real-life brushes with the paranormal to cool us down in the … Continue reading

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