Category Archives: Literature

Author Interview: Paul Genesse – “Smart People are in Charge Again”

Today we welcome Paul Gennese, one of the authors who contributed to “The Phantom Games,” the Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympics anthology. Paul Genesse is the bestselling author of the Iron Dragon series, including The Golden Cord, The Dragon Hunters, and The … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Jennifer R. Povey – “Stay Active to have a Solid Muse”

Today we welcome Jennifer R. Povey, who contributed the short story “Guest Athletes” to “The Phantom Games,” the Tokyo 2020/2021 Olympics anthology. About the Author Born in Nottingham, England, Jennifer R. Povey now lives in Northern Virginia, where she writes … Continue reading

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Sleuths, Suspense and Sunshine: An Author Interview with Flora McGowan

Excalibur Books is proud to host an interview with mystery author Flora McGowan, contributor to the Tokyo Olympics anthology “Dimensions Unknown 2020: The Phantom Games”! Could you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I grew up on … 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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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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Zenna Henderson – A Woman of “The People”

During research for the next Excalibur Books release, I recently came across the name of Zenna Henderson as the author of “Ararat”, a story I read many years ago. The more I read about her, the more I became intrigued … Continue reading

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“Firewater” – A Weird Pulp Horror Tale

This is an excerpt from “Firewater”, a novella taken from Volume Two of the Alternative History series “Dimensions Unknown”, released August 20th 202o. This was the time of day that Brandon Stone loved. He stood at the huge windows taking … Continue reading

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Ennio Morricone Homage: “A Coffin Full Of Stars”

After Maestro Ennio Morricone rode off into the sunset on July 6th, we thought we would post this as a tribute … an excerpt of a Weird Western story from the forthcoming “Machineries of Chaos”, Volume Two of the the … Continue reading

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Battle in the New York City Blackout 1977 – “Nightfall in Utopia”

This is an excerpt from a novelette taken from the Alternative History collection “Engines of Night” by J P Catton, Volume 1 in the “Dimensions Unknown” series. NYPD Lieutenant Luke Cambridge reached out of the car window, slapped the magnetically … 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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