Clark – in the bundle

October 19, 2016

My forthcoming novel Clark is available is part of this 3-book bundle from Snuggly Books. There is paperback and a limited hardcover option.



Metrophilias available in ebook

September 6, 2016

My book Metrophilias is now available as an e-book on Amazon.

Metrophilias available

June 14, 2016

Metrophilias is now available on Amazon.

Marked to Die: A Tribute to Mark Samuels

June 4, 2016

I have a short story in the new tribute anthology to Mark Samuels from Snuggly Books. There is a hardcover limited edition and a paperback.

Here is more info (or just click above to go to the page):

Marked To Die
A Tribute to Mark Samuels

Edited by Justin Isis


We are pleased to announce the publication of “Marked to Die, A Tribute to Mark Samuels”. The book is being put out in two formats, a royal octavo paperback and a limited edition hardcover. The hardcover is case laminated (i.e. no dustjacket) and has a completely different cover than the paperback—that is a nightblack cover with, in snow white gothic lettering, the word “MARKITTY” written up top. Only 100 copies of the hardcover will be printed, and of these only 75 offered for sale to the public.


About the Book

Mark Samuels—“the contemporary British master of visionary weirdness”, as Ramsey Campbell has called him—stands at the forefront of 21st century Horror, combining an unparalleled understanding of the Weird Fiction tradition with his own modern take on cosmic dread. An acknowledged influence on numerous writers in the field, his stories depict the isolation and despair of urban life giving way to vistas of universal alienation and, on occasion, spiritual transcendence.

Now, in this collection of original works inspired by Samuels’ writing, his characteristic themes are extended into previously undreamt-of settings: the hull of a Russian nuclear submarine headed to the heart of Chaos; the compound of a Japanese death cult with designs on the human race; a hospital run by the Men with Paper Faces; the Crying Rooms of London’s secret Reverse; the far reaches of the collapsed future and even the private thoughts of St. John of the Cross. Fed by the “strange tales” of the 19th and 20th centuries but firmly rooted in the present, Marked to Die is a digest of urban terror shot through with intimations of a monstrous Sublime.

Featuring contributions from: Mark Valentine, Reggie Oliver, Colin Insole, Daniel Mills, Adam Nevill, Justin Isis, DF Lewis, John Mundy, Kristine Ong Muslim, James Champagne, Brendan Connell, Quentin S. Crisp, Thana Niveau, Simon Clark, Stuart Young, John L. Probert, Ralph C. Doege, Yarrow Paisley, Jon Paul Rai and David Rix.


Table of Contents:

The Shadowy Companion, foreword by Mark Valentine

Rapture, Reggie Oliver

The Golden Dustmen, Colin Insole

Canticle, Daniel Mills

White Light, White Heat, Adam Nevill

The Black Mass, Justin Isis

The Big-Headed People, DF Lewis

Attraction, John Mundy

The Early Signs of Blight, Kristine Ong Muslim

Chaoskampf, James Champagne

A Bad Un to Beat vs. The High Gate Waterman:
It’s All About the Benjamins, Brendan Connell and Quentin S. Crisp

Language of the City, Thana Niveau

The Singular Quiddity of Merlin’s Ear, Simon Clark

The Carnivore of Monsters, Stuart Young

The Men With Paper Faces, John L. Probert

Empty Houses, Ralph C. Doege

Reinformation Theory, Yarrow Paisley

Prison Inquieta, Jon Paul Rai

Slag Glass Lachrimæ, David Rix


Metrophilias reviewed at Publishers Weekly

May 18, 2016

Publishers Weekly has reviewed Metrophilias, and it seems they like it.

“Connell explores sexual obsession across time and geography with sparse, vivid language in this exotic and sensual thematic collection of prose poems.”


April 12, 2016

Zagava is offering a new book called Booklore which has one of my pieces in it.

Here are the details:

“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us. That is my belief.” (Franz Kafka in a letter to his friend Oskar Pollak, 27. January 1905)

Contributors to this anthology about the passion for books are (in alphabetical order):

Carl Abrahamsson, Avalon Brantley, Brian Catling, Brendan Connell, Quentin S. Crisp, Richard Gavin, Martin Hayes, Colin Insole, Timothy J. Jarvis, Andrew Liles, Chris Mikul, Daniel Mills, Damian Murphy, Reggie Oliver, Thomas Phillips, Ray B. Russell, Michael Siefener, Charles Schneider, Thomas Stromsholt, Supervert, Mark Valentine, Paul Wallfisch, DP Watt, Ron Weighell, Jonathan Wood

Co-edited by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel,
Illustrations by Erika Seguín Colás.

Price is 49.00 Euro plus 9.00 Euro for trackable worldwide airmail shipping

PopMatters – Jottings

February 6, 2016

Austin Price has posted a pretty far out review of Jottings from a Far Away Place over at PopMatters. Check it out.