Category Archives: UK

Artist of the Month: Deene Kingston

This month Excalibur Books salutes Artist of the Month Deene Kingston as well as Author of the Month Jamie Carter – because Deene has provided the amazing  illustrations for Jamie’s book, “The Jason Zodiac Files: Volume One”. He also contributed … 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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December 1940: The Elements of War

Frankie was ten years old when his father told him about the Curse of the Pharaohs. Francis Wilfred Cooper was born in Norwich in 1914, and his earliest childhood memory was watching the men come back from France after the … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac: Lost In The Supermarket

EXCERPT # 5: The following is an email received by FUGUE magazine, May 20–. FROM: t-morgan@waitrose.co.uk SUBJECT: FAO Mr. Jamie Carter – Appeal for Information (Zodiac) DATE: —-/5/14 TO: info@fugue.com Dear Mr. Carter, First, let me say what a great … Continue reading

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Blackout: 1977

EXCERPT They arrived by flying saucer ten minutes afterwards. From the ramp leading out of the shining silver torus they stepped into the main lobby of the Empire State Building, where Lt. Cambridge and the other NYPD officers waited. Cambridge … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac: No Future

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Jamie Carter’s biography of Rock legend Jason Zodiac. With those memories running through the projector of my mind’s eye, I jogged up the stairs of Leicester Square tube station and headed … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac: Dandy in the Underworld

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Jamie Carter’s unofficial biography of Jason Zodiac. In 1972, I was seventeen, just discovering girls, booze, and music. Good music, which in those days I considered to be Led Zep, Black … Continue reading

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Et In Arcadia Ego

An excerpt from the Steampunk thriller “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery”. The new Covent Garden megalith loomed over the rooftops as Mary’s horse and carriage clattered past. Claire was right – you could see it from New Oxford Street. The Godwin’s … Continue reading

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Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus

Artwork by Deeno Kingston (whose site can be found here). EXCERPT FROM TALES FROM BEYOND TOMORROW, Volume One. Jimmy Diamond leaped onto his Vespa GX2000 scooter, kicked the antigrav engine into life, and rose into the skies above Hammersmith. He … Continue reading

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London, 1858: “The Invention of God”

EXCERPT: One They lifted him out of his opium dreams and carried him down into the smoke of Hell – which was, he eventually realized through his struggling and sweats of terror, a private compartment of the District line moving … Continue reading

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