Post-Christmas 25% Off Sale for Dark Discoveries and last week before price increase

•December 27, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I’m doing a special 25% off sale after Christmas to thank everybody for the great subscription drive we had these last couple of months. It will run from now until December 31st, 2009. Come January 1st, we will be raising the price on the magazine. So if your subscription is running out or has, or you want to pick up any back issues, here’s your chance to save some money before the cost goes up!
Here’s the link to the shopping cart at the DD website:   Just enter DD25 in the checkout.
We’re also down to just 5 copies of Bill Gauthier’s CATALYSTS, so i’ve discounted them to half price to move them out! (The coupon will apply on that as well for even more savings). Here’s the link:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!!!

– James Beach



Dan O’Bannon R.I.P.

•December 20, 2009 • 1 Comment

A sad note that Screenwriter and Director Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce, Dark Star, Return of the Living Dead, Total Recall, The Resurrected) passed away on Thursday 12/17/09 in St. John’s hospital in Santa Monica. He had been fighting a 30-year bout with Crohn’s Desease and finally succumbed to complications stemming from it. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Diane and his son Adam.

My co-editor Jason V Brock and his wife Sunni had become very close to Dan over the past few years and were hit pretty hard by the loss. Jason posted about his friendship with Dan on his blog at WordPress ( and we’re planning on featuring some tributes to him in an upcoming issue of DD. It was a pleasure for both Jason and I to be able to feature work from O’Bannon in the anthology Bleeding Edge as well as profile him in Dark Discoveries magazine (along with excerpts from his forthcoming Necronomicon and artwork by Dan).

A huge loss of one of the best screenwriters in the science fiction and dark fantasy field. Dan was incredibly smart and talented and walked his own path. He will be missed!

– James R. Beach


First Review for Dark Discoveries #15

•December 6, 2009 • 1 Comment

A review has already surfaced of the new issue of Dark Discoveries – The H.P. Lovecraft Special. Here’s the link to it at She Never Slept : . (Thanks Sarah!)

Dark Discoveries #15 – Lovecraft Special – is Done!

•December 1, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The fall Issue (#15) is done and it’s a H.P. Lovecraft special. Featuring HPL, Brian Lumley, H.R. Giger, Dan O’Bannon, S.T. Joshi, Wilum Pugmire, J.K. Potter, David A. Riley, Cody Goodfellow, Allen K and others.

Dark Discoveries #15 – Lovecraft Special – is at the printer now!

•November 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Issue #15 of Dark Discoveries is at the printer now. It’s a special Lovecraft issue featuring HPL, Brian Lumley, H.R. Giger, Dan O’Bannon, Wilum Pugmire, S.T. Joshi, Kris Kuksi, David A. Riley, J.K. Potter, Cody Goodfellow, Allen Koszowski and more! I should have a proof back in a couple of days and if all goes well it will be done before Thanksgiving.

– James R. Beach

Dark Discoveries open for Submissions again

•October 11, 2009 • 2 Comments

Dark Discoveries magazine has now opened for submissions. I’ve revamped the guidelines and raised the pay a bit more. There’s a couple of big changes in that I’m not taking simultaneous submissions anymore and we’re getting tougher on proper formatting, etc. I will still be open to reprints, but will mostly be running classic reprints from older authors. If we meet our mark for the subscription drive by the end of the year, then I’ll bump it up to pro rates ($.05 a word). Currently we’re almost halfway there. See the INFO page for guidelines.

– James R. Beach


H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (October 2nd -4th, 2009)

•October 2, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I’ll be a guest this coming weekend at the yearly Cthulhucon in Portland, OR. ( along with William F. Nolan, Dan O’Bannon, Laird Barron, Wilum Pugmire, S.T. Joshi, Robert Price, Cody Goodfellow, Jemiah Jefferson and my DD co-editor, Jason V Brock (who will be showing his Charles Beaumont Documentary for the first time in full). I’ll be doing panels with Nolan and Brock and also Cody Goodfellow and Laird Barron. I’m also running a dealer’s table for Dark Discoveries so if you’re there, drop on by and say hi!

– James R. Beach