TELL ME WHEN IT'S OVER: Notes From the Paisley Underground
Edited by Clive Jones

Cover art by Steve Lines.
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The 1980s saw an explosive manifestation of psychedelic music from the West Coast of the USA known as the PAISLEY UNDERGROUND. This 280 page book compiles archive interviews from the most important magazines of the era. It also features new introductions to the bands by the top writers in the field.

Bands featured include: Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade, Long Ryders, Green On Red, Three O’Clock, True West, 28th Day, Wednesday Week, Mazzy Star, Clay Allison and Opal.

Authors featured in Tell Me When It’s Over include: Pat Thomas, Nigel Cross, Jud Cost, Fred Mills, Jon Storey and Paul Ricketts.
CONJURE
by Mark West.

Cover by: Mark West and Darren Martin
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Price: £9.99 UK USA $20 £11.00 Elsewhere

Newly pregnant, stuck in a job she doesn't like and mourning the death of her cousin, Beth Hammond's life isn't working out the way she thought it would. So when her boyfriend wins a weekend away, at the east coast seaside resort of Heyton, Beth thinks this could be just what they need - some time to themselves, to get away, relax and make their plans for the future.

Unfortunately, as they begin their weekend, a JCB driver accidentally damages a centuries old memorial at the beach. He hopes no-one will notice but something has - a presence that was buried beneath the memorial, sealed in stone tomb, that now wants its revenge on the residents of Heyton.
LATEST RAINFALL PUBLICATIONS
Rainfall Books
THE NIGHT ETERNAL
By Steve Lines &John B. Ford.

Cover: Steve Lines.
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Price: £25 UK $58 USA £35 Elsewhere

The Night Eternal begins with the imagery and style of an Arabian fairy story, but swiftly it becomes a visceral action tale where scimitars flash and entrails spill bloodily to the floor. From there, we follow Khalik, our adventurer hero, as he embarks on his disturbing odyssey through 'the Demonic Realm known as The Night Eternal.'

Limited edition hardback numbered and signed by both authors and Simon Clark, who provided the introduction. Lavishly illustrated by Steve lines with nearly 40 full page illustrations.
BLACK MIRRORS
By Paul Edwards.

Cover: Rett Mansell. Design: Steve Lines.
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Price: £9.99 UK  USA $16 £12 Elsewhere

Stories:
Black Mirror
Mirror Black
Relinquished, Bleeder
End of the Line
Seven Years
Speak No Evil
Offerings
The Foundling
Mute
The Sea and the Statues
Irrecoverable
At the Centre of Everything
Nightmare
Bequeathed

Black Mirrors is the debut collection from Paul Edwards, a writer who’s been involved in the UK horror scene for a while now and edited the magazine “Unsane”, back in the days when small press zines were all print editions. Published by Rainfall Books, another name from the past which is re-invigorating itself, this features fourteen stories (two original) and runs a gamut of styles, across the breadth of the horror spectrum. Edwards has a keen eye for character detail, giving even the smallest of roles a life with elegant phrasing and descriptions and he’s unflinching in his view of people and their relationships. Perhaps befitting the title, a lot of the stories focus on mirrors and the dark secrets that linger within them and this is keenly highlighted with “Black Mirror, Mirror Black”, a scary mixture of traveling fairgrounds and missing children (and difficult to read if you’re a parent). Modern life, with its inherent bleakness and downtrodden, broken people is another keystone of the collection, with “Irrecoverable” creating a link between hoodies, council estates and demonic possession, whilst “End Of The Line” features a reclusive child killer, who meets his own horrifying demons. Things occasionally take a surreal turn, with “The Foundling” featuring two spinsters find a baby wrapped up on their doorstep and decide to take care of it and “The Centre Of Everything”, where a downtrodden man, unloved by his family, finds a tear in reality. The highlight of the collection is “The Bleeder”, which takes everything and melds it into something quite dark and really quite beautiful, a horror story for today, for damaged souls, that gives no easy or comfortable answers. With no filler, this collection highlights Edwards as a writer spreading his wings and pushing his abilities and marks him as someone to watch for in the future.
TERROR TALES Vol 2 #4
Edited by John B. Ford & Paul Kane.

Cover: Steve Lines. Design: Paul kane.
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Price: £9.99 UK USA £25  £14 Elsewhere

Contents:
Bolinbroke Avenue - Peter James
A Reel Devil - Roger Gray
Harlequin Valentine - Neil Gaiman
Charlie - Eric Steele
The Man Who Collected Barker - Kim Newman
The Hand of Glory - Simon Clark
Haven - Scott Schultz
Falling into the Arms of Death he Found a Beautiful Place - Jeff Vandemeer
Ritual- Ann Wood
Drifting Apart - Peter Crowther
Circus A Go-Go - Carl Carter
Discards - Tony Richards
Voices Through the Walls - Lee Clark Zumpe
Shirts - Allen Ashley
Blizzard in Blue - John Saxon
A Quiet Weekend Away - Mark West
CONTENTS

FOREWARD
It Was 20 Years Ago Today – Pat Thomas

DREAM SYNDICATE
Introduction – Pat Thomas
Under the Spell of the Dream Syndicate – Nigel Cross
The Dennis Duck Davey the Worm Interview – Nigel Cross
Dream On: Steve Wynn Gets Down & Dirty – Pat Thomas
The Dream Syndicate at Roskilde – Pat Thomas
The Dream Syndicate Are Back – Gurbir “Bob” Dhillon
Days with the Syndicate – Pat Thomas
California Dreamin’ – Karen Schoemer
Cutlerly Examined – Pat Thomas
Steve Wynn & the Sex Industry – Paul Ricketts & Clive Jones

THREE O’CLOCK
Introduction – Jim Huie
The Three O’Clock Story – Jay Schwartz
It’s Only As Real As Real – Dave Swanson

TRUE WEST
Introduction – Greg Potter
Blasting Out Of California – Colin Hill
A Simple Twist of Fate – Pat Thomas

LONG RYDERS
Introduction – Rick Gershon
The US Invasion Starts Here – Nigel Cross

GREEN ON RED
Introduction – Fred Mills
Gravity Talks – Nigel Cross
Angst & Surreal Menace – Fred Mills
It’s a Long Way from Mel’s Diner – Fred Mills
No Free Lunch – Fred Mills
The Prophet’s Tale – Jon Storey

WEDNESDAY WEEK
Introduction – Paul Ricketts
Sweetness on the Edge – Joe Beine
The Calico Underground – Paul Ricketts

28TH DAY
Introduction – Clive Jones
Barbara’s Angle – Paul Ricketts
New Beginnings – Barbara Manning
Chico’s Femme Fatale – Pat Thomas
Playing as Therapy – Kurt Wolff
Water under the Bridge – Clive Jones
Brothers & Sisters – Clive Jones
Junkyard Angel – Jud Cost

RAIN PARADE
Introduction – Nigel Cross
Emergency Third Rail Power Trip – Nigel Cross
Still Eight Miles High – Nigel Cross
Grains of Sand & Words of Wisdom – Nigel Cross
The Architect’s Tale – Jud Cost

CLAY ALLISON / OPAL / GOING HOME / MAZZY STAR
Introduction – Steve Lines
The Birth of Clay Allison – Nigel Cross
Clay Allison : Tantric Pop for Now People – Nigel Cross
Opal : A Way of Life – Pat Thomas
Opal : The Trance Thing – Pat Thomas
Starsailing with Opal – Jon Storey
Going Home : Hope & Sylvia – Nigel Cross
Mazzy Star : A Sense of Detachment – Paul Ricketts
Mazzy Star : At the Dentist – Jud Cost

POSTSCRIPT
Recommended Discography – Pat Thomas & Clive Jones