Category Archives: Horror

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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Publishing News for 2017!

  HAPPY NEW YEAR! Excalibur is currently celebrating the release of “Zero Sum Game” by new Excalibur author Cody L. Martin, and the conclusion of the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” trilogy with the release of the “Voce of the Jewel” ebook … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Gunkanjima

  excerpt   June 18th, 2005. As the morning sun rose above Nagasaki Bay, the Nine Star Division’s patrol boat sped toward the dead city on the horizon. The city’s real name was Hashima, but it was known to the … Continue reading

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“Moonlight, Murder & Machinery” Encore

a very big thank you to everyone who took part in this book’s august promotion! here’s another excerpt from this gothic steampunk romance … The new Covent Garden megalith loomed over the rooftops as Mary’s horse and carriage clattered past. … Continue reading

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