Category Archives: Horror

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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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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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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Weird War Stories: “Into The Valley”

East England, May, 1943: The turning of the tide of World War II. The seven crewmembers of the Avro Lancaster bomber “Resurgam” board their plane, ready for their final bombing mission. Their journey will take them beyond life … beyond death … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Phill Evans – “City of Revelations”!

REVEALED! Phill Evans’ stunning cover for the Lovecraftian Dieselpunk tale, “City of Reflections!”  Read the excerpt below .. Venice, he had always thought, was a city of reflections. Facades, basilicas, domes and towers – all pondering their appearance in the … Continue reading

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Japan-Themed Horror

Zoe Drake is an Australian writer, journalist and photographer living in Tokyo, Japan. She is also one of the authors on the Excalibur Books publisher’s list. She is the author of: Dark Lanterns A city of 12 million people. 12 … Continue reading

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Phill Evans – “The Land-Ship”

“If there is any such thing as a ‘classic’ Dieselpunk story, this is it.” – Holly Gonzalez, author. ” … asks questions that are as true today as they might have been back then; questions that leave the reader to … Continue reading

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Alternative-History Gothic Steampunk

Cover Font by FZ Cover Design by Mirna Gilman, Books Go Social   “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” is a bold reimagining of the Frankenstein story, set in a bizarre Steampunk Regency England! It is the year 1814 in the nation … Continue reading

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Preview: “A Coffin Full Of Stars” – part 2

This is part two of the alternative-history Wild West short story. If you haven’t read part one yet, go here.  All of them jumped up in alarm, their chairs toppling backwards with a crash. Four new figures had entered from … Continue reading

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