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Oscar Winner Designs Cover of New Sherlock Holmes Anthology

For Immediate Release

(Calgary, Alberta) Dave Elsey, this year's Oscar winner with Rick Baker for Best Makeup (for their work on "The Wolfman"), is the cover artist of the new Sherlock Holmes anthology GASLIGHT ARCANUM: UNCANNY TALES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, edited by Charles Prepolec and J. R. Campbell scheduled for release by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in Fall of 2011.

About Dave Elsey

"From creating fantastical creatures in the television series Farscape to plant-wrangling skills in The Little Shop of Horrors, Creature Fx Designer Dave Elsey has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to create memorable characters using make up." - www.famehog.com/daveelseystudios

"Elsey is a phenomenal artist, bringing magic to any medium he works in", says Brian Hades, owner of Hades Publications, of which EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is an imprint. "We are very pleased to join with the hundreds of other people in congratulating Elsey and Baker on their Oscar win. We are equally excited to announce that Dave Elsey's art will grace the cover of "Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes" edited by J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec."

The powerful cover of the newest "Gaslight" Anthology, shows Sherlock Holmes looking into a mirror, seeing a reflection of an uncanny, undead haunting likeness of himself, in return...

"We believe that the haunting nature of Elsey's work for the "Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes" cover is a great fit for the powerful tales contained within." says Hades.

About GASLIGHT ARCANUM: UNCANNY TALES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

"MY NAME IS SHERLOCK HOLMES.
IT IS MY BUSINESS TO KNOW WHAT OTHERS DO NOT."

In the dark lurk horrible secrets. Long buried and hidden from prying eyes are the twilight tales of the living and the dead - and those that lay in between.

From the comfort of the Seine to the chill blast of arctic winds, from candlelit monasteries to the callous and uncaring streets of Las Vegas are found arcane tales of men, monsters and their evil...

THERE IS A MYSTERY ABOUT THIS WHICH STIMULATES THE IMAGINATION; WHERE THERE IS NO IMAGINATION THERE IS NO HORROR.

The stink of a Paris morgue, the curve of a devil’s footprint, forbidden pages torn from an infernal tome, madness in a dead woman’s stare, a lost voice from beneath the waves and the cold indifference of an insect’s feeding - all hold cryptic clues for Sherlock Holmes, the original dark-knight detective, as he drags the hidden horrors kicking and screaming into the light!

"Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes" features twelve new stories of the supernatural that push the Great Detective outside the conventional into the fantastic, written by:

Stephen Volk
Christopher Fowler
Kim Newman
Paul Kane
Simon K. Unsworth
Tom English
Tony Richards
William Meikle
Fred Saberhagan
Kevin Cockle
Lawrence C. Connolly
Simon Clark

Art will include cover by: Dave Elsey, interior art by Luke Eidenschink and frontispiece by Hellboy's Mike Mignola.
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Praise for Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes

Will leave you wanting more of the detective who just won’t die’ -- National Post

'A good addition to any library’ -- Library Journal

'Fans of the fantastic should be happy to see the famous detective stepping into their world’-- Booklist

Praise for Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes

'These are dashing tales worthy of the new vision of Holmes and fans will adore them’ -- Globe & Mail

‘Apt to satisfy the most demanding readers. Highly recommended.” – SFsite

‘Surprisingly fresh and entertaining’ – Ellen Datlow

For more information about:
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
edited by J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec
ISBN:978-1-894063-60-9
6" X 9"
Please contact:
Janice Shoults
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
www.edgewebsite.com
[email protected]

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