7th July 2020.

New postage rates.

    Recent changes in U.S. postal charges mean that the U.K. post office is also raising its prices. This in combination with previous rate increases means shipping books abroad has virtually doubled in the last year. This is entirely outside my control and so, very sadly, I have had to increase prices for all foreign packages.

Forthcoming late July
Jean Lorrain - 'Monsieur de Bougrelon'.

(Preview illustration of the cover)

    Side Real's next book is Jean Lorrains' (1855-1906) decadent 1897 novella 'Monsieur de Bougrelon' newly translated, introduced and annotated by Brian Stableford.

   Issued in conjunction with a Snuggly edition, the Side Real version will be large format (30 x 23cm) h/b and be the only version to include the wonderful red and black illustrations by French artist and designer Etienne Drian (1885-1961) taken from a de-luxe limited edition published in 1927. Side Real's edition will be limited to 300 numbered copies. It promises to be our loveliest book to date. . .

(Illustration by Etienne Drian for 'Monsieur de Bougrelon').

We expect to take delivery late July. Further details such as price and ordering information to follow.

Also; 'Der Orchideengarten'.

    Lovers of weird fiction will no doubt be aware that 'Der Orchideengarten' was the world’s first illustrated fantasy magazine, published in German and running for 51 issues between 1919 and 1921.
      Although the stunning artwork has been reproduced numerous times the actual written content has largely remained untranslated. Until now.
      Joe Bandel has begun to issue translations of all the stories, together with all the original artwork, as monthly magazines in a format (laid out by Side Real Press although this is not a Side Real release) in similar size to and in sympathy with, the original publications. The quality of fiction is of a surprisingly high (and varied) standard and it is wonderful to see this important magazine finally seeing the light of day in affordable P.O.D. editions. The first three issues (and a few free stories) are now available from Joe Bandel HERE.