Category Archives: Music

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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Exclusive Science Fiction Preview: “Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus”

It’s Swinging London, 1965 – with Mods, Rockers, flying scooters, ray-guns, and alien invaders! Excalibur Books proudly presents an excerpt from Engines of Night, Volume One of the time-twisting pulp-adventure Dimensions Unknown series! (Image courtesy influx.co.uk) ONE Jimmy Diamond leaped … Continue reading

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Top Twelve Albums of the Year 2018

Although Excalibur Books is mainly a publishing enterprise, music is a huge part of our lives. Here’s a selection of what’s been on the office turntables this year while we’ve been crafting stories of the strange and the unearthly.  Ladies … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac – Musician, Actor, Anarchist, Unsolved Mystery

This is an excerpt from “Whatever Happened to Jason?” – Volume One of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s unauthorized biography of the mysterious counter-culture guru who went missing, now presumed to be dead, on Dec 31st 1999. Learn more about … 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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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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David Bowie is – in Tokyo!

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Jason Zodiac: “I Buried Paul”

Excerpt from Jamie Carter’s biography of rock and TV legend Jason Zodiac. Gerald Moore, who played the character Doctor Chess in the T-Service series, retired from acting in the late Seventies. According to the Fugue magazine files, he currently ran … Continue reading

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