Friday, February 11, 2011

Vault of Evil loves Eutopia

Well this was a lovely surprise: came home today to find a google alert showing what I believe is the second on-line review of Eutopia - this time from the reviewer known only as Dreadlocksmile, on the U.K. horror review site Vault of Evil.

It is a fine review, and I will link to it. But I believe the pull-quote would be:

"‘Eutopia’ is an elaborate novel, pulling together intricate interwoven subplots, with a dark and eerie mystery constantly behind it all. Mark Morris’s forceful but swift visions of the grotesque, mixed with elements of early Clive Barker dark fiction, with the final all-encompassing visionary of Lovecraft knitted in for good measure."
 I will take that with blushing grace. Read the whole review here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eutopia special edition is going, going....

... gone, on Friday. That's the last chance anyone has to order this special edition from the Horror Mall. It's a $50 signed limited edition, and it's the only place you'll be able to purchase and see illustrations by Canadian landscape painter Lawrence Nickle (my dad). The illustrations are fantastic, and worth the price by themselves, you want to ask me.

I've put up some of those illustrations in previous posts. But as there are only two days left to place the order, I thought I'd put up another one to whet your appetite.

Here it is, then: the illustration for Chapter Two - A Damn Germ..

Jason Thistledown’s mama was tall and beautiful and strong; stronger of arm than many a man and more powerful of spirit than any two. Yet in the end it was not a man nor two nor even a gang of them, but a damn germ that killed her.

If you want to pre-order the hardcover.... click here.