Author Archives: J P Catton

About J P Catton

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

Excalibur 2020 – Call for Submissions!

ANNOUNCING: A BRAND NEW PROJECT TO  CELEBRATE THE TOKYO OLYMPICS!  Excalibur Books is proud to announce the upcoming anthology, EXCALIBUR 2020: TALES FROM BEYOND TOMORROW VOLUME 3 for print and electronic publication to be published in 2020, and we are … Continue reading

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“Sakura: Intellectual Property” – The Interview!

Excalibur Books presents an exclusive interview with the co-creators of the best-selling Cyberpunk SF phenomenon “Sakura: Intellectual Property” – Paul Genesse and Patrick Tracy!     Paul Genesse  Patrick Tracy  How did this project come about? Patrick: Our dear friend, … Continue reading

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Best Fantasy/Science Fiction Novels Set In Japan – Part 1!

For decades, the nation of Japan has been a magnet for writers of speculative fiction – with authors such as William Gibson  and David Mitchell being inspired by the land of paradox. Here is part one of a look at … Continue reading

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Top Ten Urban Fantasy Adventure Books

Excalibur Books publish Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction – and today we’re going to look at one of our favorite subgenres, Urban Fantasy – and some of the leading authors and books in that field. For regular news of the … Continue reading

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Top Twelve Albums of the Year 2018

Although Excalibur Books is mainly a publishing enterprise, music is a huge part of our lives. Here’s a selection of what’s been on the office turntables this year while we’ve been crafting stories of the strange and the unearthly.  Ladies … Continue reading

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Excerpt: “Zero Sum Game” by Cody L. Martin

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER, “ZERO SUM GAME”, BY CODY L. MARTIN.  In a convenience store, Hina flipped through the fashion magazines. She still wore her gym clothes and her school backpack: blue with gray … Continue reading

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Bruno Cerkvenik – Excalibur Artist of the Month!

This month we salute the Brilliant Bruno Cerkvenik, who created the stunning cover for The Futurist Manifesto story # 8 – the London-based Cyberpunk thriller “Fast Falls The Eventide”! Bruno Cerkvenik is a digital artist originally from Brazil. Six years … Continue reading

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Exclusive Preview: “Skywatchers” by Zoe Drake

  The following is an excerpt from the supernatural thriller “Skywatchers” by Zoe Drake – Book 1 in the “Fiat Lux” series.  THE TIME: Winter, 1996. THE PLACE: The Fenlands, a haunted, remote part of East Anglia, England. THE PERSON: … Continue reading

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Danielle Drake – Excalibur Artist of the Month!

This month we salute Dazzling Danielle Drake, the artist and writer who created six of the covers for the Excalibur Books alternative history series, “The Futurist Manifesto”! The Arizona-born Danielle is currently based in Tumwater, Washington. “I’m a romance author … Continue reading

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Short Story: “Drowning in a Sea of Trees”

The following complete story was first published in Zoe Drake’s collection, “Dark Lanterns”. The Zoe Drake summer 2018 campaign is now over and this story is no longer available.     

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