As a Special Thank You to all visitors to the Urban Fantasist blog and listeners to the Weird Tales Radio Show podcasts, we are giving away – yes, giving away totally FREE – a selection of 12 fiction and non-fiction fantasy, horror, and science fiction books worth £140 (US$175). (We're not even charging postage.) Full book listing below.
All you have to do is "like" our new Facebook Page at @CharlesChristianOnline (this is the official Facebook page for the Weird Tales Radio Show podcasts and Smart Radio GY shows) PLUS post a positive review/recommendation on the Page. Then... just email us at the following address UrbanFantasist@icloud.com – saying you've posted the review + giving us your choice of book (better give first, second and third choices as these books will be going fast) AND include your postal address. Good luck – but be quick, first come, first served!
Here are the books – just quote the book numbers in your book choices. (HD = Hardback/PB = Paperback)
#1 The Wand in the Word - Conversation with Writers of Fantasy by Leonard S. Marcus (HB)
#2 On Horror Writing by Mort Castle (PB)
#3 Writers Workshop of Horror by Michael Knost (PB)
#4 The Art of Writing Fiction by Andrew Cowan (PB)
#5 Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift (2018 PB)
#6 Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser (short stories HB)
#7 The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (flash fiction HB)
#8 The Quantum Magician by Derek Kunsken (2018 PB)
#9 Shelter by David Hutchinson (2018 PB)
#10 Death of a Clone by Alex Thomson (2018 PB)
#11 Europe at Dawn by David Hutchinson (2018 PB)
#12 Green Jay & Crow by D.J. Daniels (2018)
Charles Christian was an English barrister, Reuters correspondent-turned editor, author, blogger, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, storyteller, and sometime werewolf hunter, who sadly passed away in 2022.
Prior to his sudden death he completed one of his largest works to date: The Witches Almanac, the definitive guide on the history of magic and folklore, including 359 of the most important witches and sorcerers in history.
This site also has links to Charles' books and the Weird Tales Show videos and podcasts.
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