Category Archives: Japan

Excalibur Author Interview: Ross Baxter – “The Width of the Canvas”

Today we have an interview with another author from “The Phantom Games” anthology – ROSS BAXTER, who write the story “The Arakawa Meat Wagon”. MINAMI-SENJU … the area of Tokyo where the events of “The Arakawa Meat Wagon” take place. … Continue reading

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Mystery and Horror … beneath the “Cold Skies”!

The latest release from Excalibur Books is the psychological horror novel “Cold Skies” by Zoe Drake, out April 21st! It was supposed to be a simple assignment …  Professional photographer Gareth Manning takes on an assignment in the Fenlands, a … Continue reading

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Author Interview – Charles Kowalski: “A Profoundly Connecting Experience”

Today we welcome Charles Kowalski, who contributed an exclusive preview of Book 2 of the “Simon Grey” series to “The Phantom Games,” the Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympics anthology.  Charles Kowalski writes contemporary thrillers, including MIND VIRUS (winner of the Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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Launching A Box Set of Supernatural Thrillers – at half price!

A secret society of occultists hunt an ancient abomination from Venice to the remote Japanese countryside … A bizarre serial killer stalks his victims through Tokyo’s sleazy clubland … Fifteen individuals find their lives irrevocably changed by the mysterious, shape-shifting … Continue reading

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“Break all the Laws of the Universe” – Interview with Author Meyari McFarland

Today Excalibur Books interviews genre-spanning author Meyari McFarland, who wrote the story “Shrill of Cicada” for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic-inspired anthology, “The Phantom Games.”  Meyari McFarland Could you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I’m 53 years … Continue reading

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“Dreaming the Wolf” – An Interview with Author Douglas Smith

In this blog post Excalibur Books interviews one of the authors with a story in the forthcoming Excalibur 2020 anthology, Douglas Smith. He’s a multi-award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as “one of Canada’s most original writers of speculative … Continue reading

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Summer Steals – for August 2020!

NEWS from the House of Excalibur!  We are delighted to announce … “Machineries of Chaos”, the follow-up to “Engines of Night” in the “Dimensions Unknown” series by J P Catton, will be released on Aug 20th at the special launch … Continue reading

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The Three Great Mysteries of Japan’s Art World

A Japanese art critic once wrote: “If in the midst of (painting), a sword-cut had severed the brush, it would have bled.” From this we gather that to the Japanese artist, creating art was something vital, something religious. This force … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Shogo Oketani: A Message from the First Tokyo Olympics

Excalibur Books is proud to announce that the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics anthology, “Warriors of Olympia”, will include a contribution from award-winning author, poet and translator Shogo Oketani. Today’s blog post is an exclusive interview with Mr. Oketani, conducted by J … Continue reading

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Exclusive Science Fiction Preview: “The God Symbiote”, by Donald L. Flynn.

Excalibur Books presents an excerpt from another story included in the forthcoming anthology “Dimensions Unknown 2020: Warriors of Olympia”. Here, Donald Flynn speculates on what changes could transform society in first Japan, and then the world, in years to come … Continue reading

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