July, 2015

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Three new Kindle ebooks

monster-zooform-phenomenaWe are continuing to issue our back catalogue as “print replica” Kindle ebooks, which can be purchased from Amazon as an electronic alternative to the original paperbacks (which are still on sale). The latest additions are:

  • Fragrant Harbours, Distant Rivers: The Making of Modern Africa by John Downes
  • Strength through Koi by Jonathan Downes
  • Monster! The A-Z of Zooform Phenomena by Neil Arnold (pictured above)

You can buy these or any of the many other CFZ Kindle ebooks at our two Cryptoshops:

 

Animals & Men #53 out in paperback

animals-and-men-53The latest issue of our regular magazine, Animals & Men, is now out in paperback as well as electronic format. The issue includes an interview with Wes Sullivan, Sea Serpents, Hunting the Blue Devil, Butterfly invaders, the science of Owlman and more.

Issue 53 of Animals & Men is still available to read online, but if you would prefer to have a permanent paper copy here are the links:

 

In the Footsteps of the Russian Snowman

russian-snowmanIn the Footsteps of the Russian Snowman is Dmitri Bayanov’s classic account of the search for an elusive Bigfoot-like hominid, popularly known as the Snowman, in the lands of the former Soviet Union. A brand new edition of the book has just been published by CFZ Press, and at just £12.50 (or $19.99) it is considerably more affordable than the long out-of-print original.

Russia – or to be exact, the Soviet Union – was the first country to probe the snowman riddle on a scientific basis. In 1958, in the post-Stalinist political thaw, the Soviet Academy of Sciences diverted itself for a time with the exotic and sensational subject of the Himalayan yeti. As the Academy had received reports of similar creatures in the mountains of Soviet Central Asia, it set up a special commission to collect evidence on the subject and launched a major expedition to establish the existence of “the Russian Snowman”.

 

Kate Kelly talks about the Scribbling Sea Serpent

The Scribbling Sea Serpent by Kate KellyToday sees the official launch of Kate Kelly’s short story collection, The Scribbling Sea Serpent. Here is what Kate has to say about the book in her own words:

Like many authors I started out by writing short stories. There’s something special about the short form – short stories allow you to experiment, to try out new things and explore different ideas in a small space. Short stories are the perfect way to hone your craft. Most of my short stories fall in the science fiction and weird fiction genres and, fortunately, this is one of the areas for which there is still a fairly healthy short fiction market. So I started sending them out and it wasn’t long before I had made my first sale. To date I have had over fifteen short stories published. I thought it would be good to have them all together in one place, and then, in a chance conversation with my colleague and friend Andrew May, he suggested that Jon Downes at CFZ Publishing might be worth a shot. I checked them out and soon realised that many of the ideas I explore in my stories have a fortean theme to them, aliens, sea monsters, carnivorous plants among others. In short this was a publisher that looked like a good fit for my stories, and, happily, they thought so too. And so here they are, some previously published and some new to this volume, I hope people enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

If you’d like to buy your own copy of The Scribbling Sea Serpent, either as a paperback or a Kindle ebook, here are the links you need:

 

Five new Kindle ebooks

dragons-more-than-mythWe are continuing to issue our back catalogue as “print replica” Kindle ebooks, which can be purchased from Amazon as an electronic alternative to the original paperbacks (which are still on sale). The latest additions are:

  • The Monster of the Mere by Jonathan Downes
  • Dragons: More than a Myth by Richard Freeman (pictured above)
  • Animals & Men #1-5: In the Beginning
  • Animals & Men #6-10: The Number of the Beast
  • Animals & Men #11-15: The Call of the Wild

You can browse the full list of CFZ Kindle ebooks at our two Cryptoshops: