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RAUS! UNTOTEN! (Volume 1)

Raus Untoten FrontRaus Untoten back cover

Fringeworks are pleased to announce the backdoor launch of our latest anthology, Raus! Untoten! at the Black Library Weekender II at the Nottingham Belfry on Sunday 3rd November, 2013.

The anthology’s infectiously enthusiastic editor Matthew Sylvester has blogged about his experiences here, and has this to say about the anthology, which forms the first in a series of similarly themes books:

Raus! Untoten! is a truly unique collection of stories. The Nazi Zombie trope, genre even, has become firmly entrenched in the public’s mind. Films and books have saturated the market to the extent that Nazis are synonymous with Zombies. Vampires have also come to the fore in recent years and have, to the stunned horror of horror fans, become sexy in a faintly necrophiliac manner. But Zombies and Vampires are just two of a myriad of undead horrors waiting to come lunging out of the shadows to slash out throats, suck our eyes from their sockets and scoop our warm brains into their gaping, fang-lined maws. Raus! Untoten! addresses this imbalance. Naturally we have zombies, but we also have vampires, French grey puppets, Jewish golems and even vengeful spirits. So, make yourself comfortable, pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple and let yourself be taken away to worlds of horror.”

Table of Contents

Cover – Jeff Preston
Foreword – Matthew Sylvester
Links Oder Rechts by Graham McNeill
Bluttrinker by Matthew Sylvester
ZA 43 by John Hobkinson
Kavod Ha-Met by Neil Roberts
Lebenden Toten: At the Gate by Scott M Baker
Crowley’s War by David Thomas Moore

Raus! Untoten! is available on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats.

Posted by Fringeworks in Fringeworks News on Sunday, November 3rd 2013 at 12:01 AM
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William Meikle

MEET WILLIAM MEIKLE

Generations-frontcoverAbominable

This one is a homage to several things.

Big beasties fascinate me. Some of that fascination stems from early film viewing. I remember being taken to the cinema to see The Blob. I couldn’t have been more than seven or eight, and it scared the hell out of me. The original incarnation of Kong has been with me since around the same time. Similarly, I remember the BBC showing re-runs of classic creature features late on Friday nights, and THEM! in particular left a mark on my psyche. I’ve also got a Biological Sciences degree, and even while watching said movies, I’m usually trying to figure out how the creature would actually work in nature — what would it eat? How would it procreate? What effect would it have on the environment around it?

On top of that, I have an interest in cryptozoology, of creatures that live just out of sight of humankind, and of the myriad possibilities that nature, and man’s dabbling with it, can throw up.

I also like British mad scientists, who have a long lineage in both science fiction and horror, in books and movies, THE FIRST MEN ON THE MOON and QUATERMASS being particular favorites.

When I had the idea of the magic growth elixir these ideas all collided and young Tom started to babble excitedly to me about what his Granddad was up to. GENERATIONS grew from there.

There’s a big blob in here – several of them in fact, and more giant ants than you can shake a stick at. There’s also a definitely mad scientist, some plucky kids, a newt with big plans, and a pony.

But mostly its about the bugs. Big bugs. On the rampage. What’s not to like?

All of this has infected my writing over the years so I’m rather excited to announce that FRINGEWORKS will be indulging my fantasies and bringing out several of my works based on these interests.

GENERATIONS is a big beastie B-Movie romp – a mad scientist has an accident, small things rapidly become big things and mayhem ensues as giant ants overrun a large part of Scotland. This will also appear in print and ebook.

Buy the ABOMINABLE ebook on Amazon

Buy the GENERATIONS ebook on Amazon

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WILLIAM MEIKLE

Wllie is a contributor to AIN’T NO SANITY CLAUSE and is the author of ABOMINABLE and GENERATIONS, which are out from Fringeworks now.

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