Category Archives: Short Stories

Apparitions of Arakawa

The story “The Arakawa Meat Wagon” by Ross Baxter takes place in the ward of Arakawa, located in the heart of Shitamachi – the oldest part of Tokyo and the location of the feudal capital of Edo. Here, memories and … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview – Bruce Golden: “A World where Movie Monsters are Real People”

Today Excalibur books features an interview with Bruce Golden, author of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, and contributor to “The Phantom Games”. Please tell us something about your background. I’ve been a professional writer for more than 40 years. I … Continue reading

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Excalibur Author Interview: C. W. Hawes – “We have the Solution right in front of Us”

Today Excalibur Books is thrilled to have an interview with C. W. Hawes, best known for his Justinia Wright Private Investigator Mysteries series, set in Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Rocheport Saga, a post-apocalyptic series set in America’s Midwest; and the Pierce … Continue reading

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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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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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Seven things you (probably) didn’t know about the Ancient Olympics

  An excerpt from “The Phantom Games”, a special anthology published to celebrate the (postponed) Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Nobody knows for certain how or why the tradition of Olympic Games began in Ancient Greece. One legend states that the mighty … 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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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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