The New Con Press Little Black Box

John Llewellyn Probert - Simon Kurt Unsworth - Storm Constantine - Andrew Hook - Maura McHugh - Simon Morden - Stephen Palmer - Adam Roberts - Paul Kane - Anthologies - Jay Caselberg - Emma Coleman

Jonathan Oliver, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Ruth EJ Booth, Frances Hardinge, Stewart Hotston, Holly Ice, Adele Kirby, E.J. Swift, Paula Wakefield, James Worrad, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Marie O'Regan, Donna Scott and Paul Graham Raven

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Limited Edition Set

The NewCon Press Little Black Box

Published in 2014, this set consists of two volumes, LaFemme and Noir, each further explained below, housed in a numbered box accompanied by a candle and lace to make it a sexy night of reading!  I don't know, they have been sitting on the shelf for eight years, didn't realize that they were not on the website!  We sold our pre-orders and apparently never listed them on the website, imagine that!

Limited to 100 boxed sets, with a limitation number on the box) containing the two hardcover books (without dust jacket as issued) and four signature cards containing the signatures of all the contributors (note the books are not signed, only the cards).  The books are tied together with a red ribbon and wrapped in the box with black tissue paper and lace, the signature cards are housed in a separate envelope also in the box.  A seldom if ever seen very unique set.


Quantum mysteries, explosions with no apparent source, wartime code-breaking, artificial intelligence cloaked in the sweetest of forms, enchantments undertaken on a whim, a fetish convention at a small town hotel, a faithful pet’s ghost that won’t let go, a surgeon forced to operate at gunpoint, a future London where fate rests on the choice of dishes selected at a meal… All this and more.

Tales of Dark Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror; includes 'The Honey Trap', Ruth EJ Booth's BSFA Award-winning story.

1. Introduction
2. Stephen Palmer – Palestinian Sweets
3. Frances Hardinge – Slink-Thinking
4. Storm Constantine – A Winter Bewitchment
5. Andrew Hook – Softwood
6. Adele Kirby – Soleil
7. Stewart Hotston – Haecceity
8. John Llewellyn Probert – The Girl with No Face
9. Jonathan Oliver – High Church
10. Maura McHugh – Valerie
11. Holly Ice – Trysting Antlers
12. Ruth EJ Booth – The Honey Trap
13. Benjanun Sriduangkaew – Elision


Tales from the dark side, featuring Dark Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.

1. Introduction by Ian Whates
2. E.J. Swift – The Crepuscular Hunter
3. Adam Roberts – Gross Thousand
4. Donna Scott – The Grimoire
5. Emma Coleman – The Treehouse
6. Paula Wakefield – Red in Tooth and Claw
7. Simon Kurt Unsworth – Private Ambulance
8. Jay Caselberg – Bite Marks
9. Marie O’Regan – Inspiration Point
10. Paul Graham Raven – The Boardinghouse Heart
11. Simon Morden – Entr’acte
12. James Worrad – Silent in Her Vastness
13. Paul Kane – Grief Stricken
14. Alex Dally McFarlane – The (De)Composition of Evidence
About the Authors

A mysterious disappearance in the closed confines of the lunar colony, a man who claims to see a biblical reference made reality, a vital message carved into a piece of decaying flesh, a powerful woman’s sage advice to her granddaughter, an artist determined to create the ultimate work of art whatever the cost, the dangerous search for a very special book, a future metropolis terrorised by an enigmatic serial killer, a man caught in a dark spiral of revenge…

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