John Pelan

John Pelan

John C. Pelan (born 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.

Links

John Pelan. Wikipedia.


Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee November 19, 2013
Book Covers
Goon
Shifters
Splatterspunk: The Micah Hayes Stories
Darkside: Horror for the Next Millenium (Darkside #1)
Of Pigs and Spiders
The Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique
Family Tradition
The Darker Side: Generations of Horror (Darkside #2)
Shadows Over Baker Street
The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft
The Colour Out of Darkness
A Walk on the Darkside: Visions of Horror (Darkside #3)
An Outsider
Lost on the Darkside: Voices From the Edge of Horror (Darkside #4)
Alone on the Darkside: Echoes from Shadows of Horror (Darkside #5)
Dark Arts
Conversations with the Weird Tales Circle
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume One (1901-1950) (The Century's Best Horror Fiction #1)
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume Two (1951-2000) (The Century's Best Horror Fiction #2)

Speculative Fiction Novels (7)


2004 | science fiction, fantasy, horror

2004 | horror

2002 | horror

1999 | horror, short stories

1998 | horror

1998 | horror, short stories

1996 | horror

Comics and Anthology (11)

(The Century's Best Horror Fiction #2)
2011 | horror, anthology
(The Century's Best Horror Fiction #1)
2011 | horror, anthology
(Darkside #5)
2006 | horror, anthology

2006 | horror, anthology
(Darkside #4)
2005 | horror, anthology
(Darkside #3)
2004 | horror, anthology

2003 | horror, anthology

2003 | horror, anthology
(Darkside #2)
2002 | horror, anthology

1999 | fantasy, horror, anthology
(Darkside #1)
1998 | horror, anthology

Others non-spefi books (1)


2011 | non-fiction