The First Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories: Selected by Ian Alexander Martin
by Mark Morris
WhiteNoise Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781905532483
Date: 21 September 2007 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Here's a nice, neat little book I was comped up in the dealer room at Fantasycon last month. Humdrumming are one of the new wave of smart, savvy small presses who seem to be - if the dealer room at the convention was anything to go by - popping up left, right and centre these days. Humdrumming have an edge on much of the competition, because clearly they know what they're doing! They have a quirky and engagingly eccentric web site and the quality of their output (they have three imprints!) is very impressive indeed.
The First Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories is, I hope, the forerunner of many subsequent volumes. It's a slim book, but inside there some chilling and disturbing tales from some excellent authors who are really beginning to make names for themselves.