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This Is Horror Releases The Fox this March

Posted by Pestilence on February 24, 2013

Following at the impressive heels of previous chapbooks Joe & Me and Thin Men with Yellow Faces, the folks at the UK's This Is Horror have revealed their next slice of bite-sized fear due to land on March 1st: Conrad Williams' The Fox. Read on for details of the launch event!


They took their daughters to a glamping farm to escape the stresses of the city. There were chickens to feed, logs to chop and a fire to keep stoked. For a day it was fun to reconvene with nature and connect with what it meant to be wild.

But on that first night a blizzard hit and they woke up to a white world. The snow only made the blood easier to see…

Now the chickens have disappeared and there’s a dead little surprise down by the children’s playground. A warning that you can’t just wish all the bad stuff away…

About the author:

Conrad Williams was born in 1969. He is the author of seven novels (Head Injuries, London Revenant, The Unblemished, One, Decay Inevitable, Blonde on a Stick and Loss of Separation) four novellas (Nearly People, Game, The Scalding Rooms and Rain) and two collections of short stories, Use Once Then Destroy and Born With Teeth. He has won two major prizes for his novels. One was the winner of the August Derleth award for Best Novel, (British Fantasy Awards 2010), while The Unblemished won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel in 2007 (he beat the shortlisted Stephen King on both occasions). He won the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer in 1993. He won another British Fantasy Award, for Best Novella (The Scalding Rooms) in 2008. In 2009 he was Guest of Honour at the World Horror Convention. In 2011 he edited the anthology Gutshot which was nominated for both the World and British Fantasy Award.

Friday, March 1st marks the worldwide release date of The Fox, with a launch event featuring writers Conrad Williams, Graham Joyce and VH Leslie joining host Jasper Bark at The University of Warwick's Writers Room for an evening of literary fear-making starting at 6.30PM. The event is free to attend -- simply email This Is Horror editor Michael Wilson at Michael@ThisIsHorror.co.uk to reserve your ticket. We can confirm that he doesn't bite... hard.

More details on the ongoing chapbook series, alongside purchase and subscription information, can be found over at the This Is Horror website.

This Is Horror Releases The Fox this March

This Is Horror Releases The Fox this March

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