Monday, November 13, 2017

New: THE MAN WHO LIVED BACKWARDS AND OTHER STORIES by Charles F. Hall

Here's a recent publication that was delayed a bit for production issues, but is out now and available.

In my anthology Tales Before Narnia (2008), I included a story which partly inspired The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. That story was "The Man Who Lived Backwards" by Charles F. Hall.  Hall wrote two other short stories, making in total three stories, all in the style of H.G. Wells.  This booklet collects all three stories, the entire known output by the promising Charles F. Hall. Ordering details below.


Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories by Dale Nelson has received a few nice reviews. Ordering details below.

"This sort of ghost story has much the same purpose – not necessarily to shock or terrify you, but to leave you with a feeling of unease, of invisible doors left ajar, of watching eyes behind your back in the darkness, of secrets best left buried. The genres of the stories in fact range beyond ghost tales. There’s plain science fiction here, and fantasy explorations of folklore themes. There’s a straight Christian miracle story. All expertly written, with keen insight into human nature and an understanding of Orthodox theology . . . Recommended."

                                                                                  Lars Walker 

"Here are short stories with the emphasis on the supernatural. . .  . Nelson aims for the cool, detached manner of M.R. James or Robert Aickman. . . . The 'Afterward' and 'Story Notes' describe the author's views of the supernatural, and his inspirations for the individual stories. Nelson's stories are very well written , and hold interest. Recommended." 

                                                                                    Beyond Bree

Ordering details: 

The Man Who Lived Backwards and Other Stories, by Charles F. Hall
Hardcover edition ($22.00), sold only directly via Lulu, at this link
Trade paperback edition ($10.00) sold via Amazon (and European affiliates) ISBN 978-1976499418.
Amazon.com at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($10.00) sold via Lulu, at this link.


Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories, by Dale Nelson.
Hardcover edition ($35.00) limited to fifty copies, sold only directly via Lulu, at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sold via Amazon (and European affiliates) ISBN 978-0615677347. Amazon.com at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sold via Lulu, at this link.
Kindle edition, sold via Amazon and affiliates. Amazon.com at this link.  

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Two New Books!

Nodens Books is pleased, at last, to announce that two new publications are out! (More new books coming soon.)


First up is a collection of short stories by Dale Nelson, Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories. Here's the blurb:


Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories collects eleven stories written and published over the last thirty years. Some are written in the tradition of the antiquarian ghost story as established by M.R. James. Others may perhaps be classified as "strange stories" in the mode of Robert Aickman.

Dale Nelson's stories have appeared in Ghosts and Scholars, Fungi, and books from Ash-Tree Press
and Tartarus Press. His articles have appeared in Tolkien Studies, Lovecraft Studies, Studies in Weird Fiction, Mythlore, Mallorn, and Fadeaway, and he is a columnist for the Tolkien newsletter Beyond Bree and CSL: The Journal of the New York C. S. Lewis Society.

Second is a long-overdue reprint of The Laughing Elf, by Ronald MacDonald, the only fairy story by Ronald in the style of his famous father, George MacDonald. On its original publication in 1922, Henry Savage called it:
“A work of genius, bringing with it what Walter Pater calls ‘a strange new beauty.’ . . . it is going to last, is this book of fairy tales strung on a string as it were. The author is Ronald MacDonald, a son of that George MacDonald whose name is one still to conjure with”


Order details and formats follow.

Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories, by Dale Nelson.
Hardcover edition ($35.00) limited to fifty copies, sold only directly via Lulu, at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sold via Amazon (and European affiliates) ISBN 978-0615677347. Amazon.com at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sold via Lulu, at this link.
Kindle edition, sold via Amazon and affiliates. Amazon.com at this link.

The Laughing Elf, by Ronald MacDonald
Trade paperback edition ($12.00) sold via Amazon (and European affiliates) ISBN 978-1976491627. Amazon.com at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($12.00) sold via Lulu, at this link.
Kindle edition, sold via Amazon and affiliates. Amazon.com at this link.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nodens Books Revival

Nodens Books was dormant for a while, but is reviving with several new projects in the works, ranging from Tolkien scholarship to weird fiction to classic fantasy. Join our blog-post email list (at right) or our yahoogroup to receive our book announcements.  (This will be a low frequency and private list, with no email addresses given out for any purposes.)

Some books in preparation:

Fiction

Dale Nelson, Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories  [collection]

Alexander de Comeau, Monk's Magic [classic fantasy]

Kenneth Morris, The Family of Pwyll [Comprising The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed, and the complete Book of the Three Dragons]  [classic fantasy]


Non-fiction

Dale Nelson, J.R.R. Tolkien: Studies in Reception

Richard C. West, Collected Essays on Tolkien and Fantasy

And many others! Watch for further announcements soon.