Category Archives: Art & Design

“Read More – Listen Better!” – An Interview with Artist Phill Evans

Phill Evans is a British multi-media artist who has created some striking covers and illustrations for Excalibur Books. As Artist of the Month July 2017, this is an exclusive interview with him.   (NB. On this page we are showcasing … Continue reading

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Phill Evans – “1992”

This is Phill Evans’s vision of an alternative Dystopian London-  in the disturbing Cyberpunk tale, “Skin Condition”! The year is 1992 in an environmentally devastated, dystopian Britain. The wealthy and controversial TV evangelist Howard Hopgood lies in a London hospital, … Continue reading

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New Wave Slipstream

A PSYCHEDELIC GHOST IN THE MACHINE! On December 31st 1999, a man walked out of his Southend hotel room and was never seen again. This baffling disappearance was the latest (but not the last) chapter in the turbulent life of … Continue reading

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Alternative-History Science Fiction

What strange fate awaits you … beyond tomorrow? This collection of short stories and novellas includes visions of alternative history, where alterations of events and technology have produced worlds eerily different from our own. From a traumatized Spiritualist medium trying … Continue reading

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Deene Kingston: “Blackout”

The Big Shout Out to artist Deene Kingston keeps on rolling, with his internal illustration for The Futurist Manifesto # 5: “Nightfall in Utopia”! Publisher’s Description:  July 13th, 1977: New York City is paralyzed by a mysterious blackout, cutting off … Continue reading

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Deene Kingston: “From Venus With Love”

We continue the Big Shout Out to Artist of the Month Deene Kingston with his stunning cover to The Futurist Manifesto # 4: “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”! Publisher’s Description: London, 1965. The city is a swinging, futuristic … Continue reading

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Artist of the Month: Deene Kingston

This month Excalibur Books salutes Artist of the Month Deene Kingston as well as Author of the Month Jamie Carter – because Deene has provided the amazing  illustrations for Jamie’s book, “The Jason Zodiac Files: Volume One”. He also contributed … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 8: Justified and Ancient

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Eight of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. October 1988, and it’s time for my first real … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 6: Unknown Pleasures Closer Still

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Six of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. Simon Briggs  had agreed to meet me not in … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 5 – White Riot

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Five of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. Email received May 14th. FROM: t-morgan@waitrose.co.uk SUBJECT: FAO Mr. … Continue reading

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