Bite-Sized Horror


A new anthology edited by Johnny Mains, available on June 30, 2011.


Brighton Redemption – Reggie Oliver
The Between – Paul Kane
His Pale Blue Eyes – David A. Riley
The Unquiet Bones – Marie O’ Regan
The Rookery – Johnny Mains
The Carbon Heart – Conrad Williams


BITE SIZED HORROR is part of The Obverse Quarterly – a new venture in current small press publishing. Taking our cue from the New English Library paperbacks of the 1970s, Obverse Books are delighted to present a set of four paperback short story collections, available both by annual subscription and as single volumes, each covering an area of interest to the genre fiction fan. From horror to fantasy, science fiction to detective stories, and with brand new stories from the likes of Michael Moorcock, Conrad Williams and Paul Magrs. The Obverse Quarterly has something fresh and unexpected for everyone!

There have been some good reviews so far, including this one from The Stars at Noonday and this one from Ginger Nuts of Horror.

Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead

Conrad’s short story Wait, written in March, influenced by, and set in and around a fictionalised Poole’s Cavern (the two-million-year-old limestone cave in Buxton, Derbyshire), will appear in a new anthology this autumn, published by Ulysses Press. The book, Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead, is edited by Stephen Jones.

Prize draw

Anybody who buys a copy of Loss of Separation and gets it signed by the author at the signings over the coming months will be included in a prize draw to take place later in the summer. Pass on your contact details to Conrad in any of the Waterstone’s stores where he will be appearing and, on August 19th (Orville Wright‘s birthday), one name will be drawn and (s)he will win a goody bag containing:

  • A signed copy of Conrad’s first (hard to find) novel, Head Injuries
  • A very rare signed proof copy (only two in existence!) of One
  • A signed US edition of London Revenant
Good luck!

Flight Z in north-west holding pattern…

Conrad will be appearing at Waterstone’s in Stockport on Saturday, July 9th from 11am until 3pm where he will be signing copies of his novel Loss of Separation. A week later, on Saturday, 16th July, Conrad will be in the Wigan branch of Waterstone’s between 11am and 3pm. Please come along, say hello and stick books (by him, preferably) under his nose…