John Pelan

Biography

John C. Pelan (born July 19, 1957) is an American author, editor and publisher in the small press science-fiction, weird and horror fiction genres.

He first founded Axolotl Press in 1986 and published several volumes by authors such as Tim Powers, Charles de Lint, Michael Shea and James P. Blaylock. Following this, he founded Darkside Press, Silver Salamander Press and co-founded Midnight House. Darkside Press printed classics of Science Fiction, Midnight House published classic horror fiction (including Charles Birkin, Jane Rice and R. R. Ryan) and Silver Salamander Press was devoted to new works of modern horror, but all three have been inactive since 2006.

Pelan has edited over two dozen single-author collections and novels by such authors as Russell Kirk, Violet Hunt and Fritz Leiber for various publishers including Ash-Tree Press. He is currently working on assembling collections by, Uel Key, Daniel F. Galouye and Richard B. Gamon. He is also the editor of several "new fiction" anthologies, including Darkside: Horror for the Next Millennium, The Devil Is Not Mocked, The Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique, The Children of Cthulhu and the Bram Stoker Award-winning The Darker Side.

Pelan's short stories have appeared in Carpe Noctem, The Urbanite, Enigmatic Tales, and on-line at Gothic.net and Horrorfind.com. His first novella, the Lovecraftian work The Colour Out of Darkness, was published by Cemetery Dance Publications.

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Books

Goon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,020. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010 by Necro Publications. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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Relentless as a Texas Death-Match, GOON is a no-holds-barred festival of body slams; an insatiable orgy of pile-drivers and sexual grotesqueries, of neck-breakers, drop-kicks, and more blood and guts than a fish-market floor. Goon, this human juggernaut, this masked rack of guts, muscle and mayhem. Is Goon just a wrestler gone insane? Or is he something hideously worse?
Shifters
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,500. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2010 by Necro Publications. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Captain Jack Cordesman is investigating a series of murders. The victims appear to have been partially eaten. The only evidence linking these murders are the red, female hairs found at the crime scenes and a bar napkin with a poem scribbled on it. With a rundown mansion, priceless cars, and guest houses filled with brutalities you'll never forget, Shifters is full of fun time gore and monsters.

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