Swan River Press Publishing Chronology

I’ve been spending the occasional odd moment assembling a Swan River Press bibliography. I started the press in 2003, so am getting to the point when I can no longer hold all the publishing details in my head. The bibliography (intended as a forthcoming publication) is meant as much a resource for me as I hope it will be of interest to readers, collectors, and bibliophiles. The book will contain my own notes on each publication as well as insights and reminiscences from authors, editors, and artists.

I think there’s a certain personality type that’s drawn to bibliographies; we possibly share some traits with list makers. Bibliographies can be highly personal things, how they’re compiled and arranged and organised. I love reading them and I love writing them. Bibliographies tell a different type of story than the ones we publish in our books. Bibliographies tell stories about the books and sometimes what happens off the page as well. If you’re of a sympathetic mindset, please leave a comment below. What information do you like to see in a bibliography? How do you like to see them arranged? Do you enjoy reading them as much as I do? Maybe you even consider yourself a serious Swan River Press collector? I’d love to hear from you all.

I’ll try to provide links to as many items as I can, though not every publication has it’s own page on the website, in which case you can find more information here (though you might have to scroll a bit to find the title in question). Or if you’re looking for The Green Book, then here.

In the meantime, I thought I would post this very basic publishing chronology. It doesn’t include any reprints or subsequent editions (although all those will eventually be noted in the bibliography). But this is the first time I’ve arranged all of the Swan River publications into chronological order. Reading between the lines, I can see the trajectory of my own life as well as the people and projects I have been privileged enough to participate in and publish. Sometimes it’s just good to take stock of these things, you know? For what it’s worth, I hope you enjoy this list.


001. The Old Tailor & the Gaunt Man (Oct. 2003)

———— Brian J. Showers


002. The Snow Came Softly Down (Dec. 2004)

———— Brian J. Showers


003. Tigh an Bhreithimh (Oct. 2005)

———— Brian J. Showers


004. No. 70 Merrion Square: Part 1 (Oct. 2006)

———— Brian J. Showers

005. No. 70 Merrion Square: Part 2 (Dec. 2006)

———— Brian J. Showers

006. On the Apparitions at Gray’s Court (Dec. 2006)

———— Peter Bell


007. Blind Man’s Box (Jun. 2007)

———— Reggie Oliver

008. The Red House at Münstereifel (Jul. 2007)

———— Helen Grant

009. Quis Separabit (Dec. 2007)

———— Brian J. Showers


010. Brutal Spirits (Feb. 2008)

———— Gary McMahon

011. Ghostly Rathmines: A Visitor’s Guide (Mar. 2008)

———— Brian J. Showers

012. The Nanri Papers (Aug. 2008)

———— Edward Crandall

013. The Seer of Trieste (Dec. 2008)

———— Mark Valentine


014. My Aunt Margaret’s Adventure (Jul. 2009)

———— attributed to Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

015. Thirty Years A-Going (Oct. 2009)

———— Albert Power


016. Four Romances (Jan. 2010)

———— Bram Stoker

017. On the Banks of the River Jordan (Mar. 2010)

———— John Reppion

018. Bram Stoker’s Other Gothics (Apr. 2010)

———— edited by Carol A. Senf

019. The Old Knowledge & Other Strange Tales (Sep. 2010)

———— Rosalie Parker

020. Extracts from Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving (Nov. 2010)

———— Bram Stoker


021. Contemporary Reviews of “Dracula” (Jan. 2011)

———— introduction by Leah Moore and John Reppion

022. To My Dear Friend Hommy-Beg (Apr. 2011)

———— introduction by Richard Dalby

023. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: A Concise Bibliography (Jun. 2011)

———— Gary William Crawford and Brian J. Showers

024. The Ballads and Poems of J. Sheridan Le Fanu (Aug. 2011)

  ———— Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

025. Curfew & Other Eerie Tales (Aug. 2011)

———— Lucy M. Boston

026. Just Like That (Aug. 2011)

———— Lucy M. Boston

027. The Complete Ghost Stories of Chapelizod (Oct. 2011)

———— Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

028. The Definitive Judge’s House (Dec. 2011)

———— Bram Stoker


029. Ghosts (Feb. 2012)

———— R. B. Russell

030. Laura Silver Bell (Feb. 2012)

———— Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

031. Strange Epiphanies (Apr. 2012)

———— Peter Bell

032. Longsword (Jul. 2012)

———— Thomas Leland

033. Old Albert: An Epilogue (Sep. 2012)

———— Brian J. Showers

034. Selected Stories (Nov. 2012)

———— Mark Valentine


035. The Sea Change & Other Stories (Feb. 2013)

———— Helen Grant

036. The Green Book 1 (Apr. 2013)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

037. Written by Daylight (June 2013)

———— John Howard

038. Seventeen Stories (Oct. 2013)

———— Mark Valentine

039. The Green Book 2 (Oct. 2013)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers


040. Here with the Shadows (Feb. 2014)

———— Steve Rasnic Tem

041. The Green Book 3 (Apr. 2014)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

042. The Dark Return of Time (May 2014)

———— R. B. Russell

043. The Silver Voices (Jul. 2014)

———— John Howard

044. Dreams of Shadow and Smoke: Stories for J. S. Le Fanu (Aug. 2014)

———— edited by Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers

045. The Green Book 4 (Nov. 2014)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

046. Reminiscences of a Bachelor (Dec. 2014)

———— Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


047. The Unfortunate Fursey (Mar. 2015)

———— Mervyn Wall

048. The Return of Fursey (Mar. 2015)

———— Mervyn Wall

049. The Demon Angler & One Other (Mar. 2015)

———— Mervyn Wall

050. The Green Book 5 (Apr. 2015)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

051. The Satyr & Other Tales (Jul. 2015)

———— Stephen J. Clark

052. The Anniversary of Never (Aug. 2015)

———— Joel Lane

053. Insect Literature (Oct. 2015)

———— Lafcadio Hearn

054. The Green Book 6 (Oct. 2015)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

055. November Night Tales (Nov. 2015)

———— Henry C. Mercer


056. The Green Book 7 (Mar. 2016)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

057. Earth-Bound and Other Supernatural Tales (May 2016)

———— Dorothy Macardle

058. The Pale Brown Thing (Jul. 2016)

———— Fritz Leiber

059. Uncertainties: Volume  I (Aug. 2016)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

060. Uncertainties: Volume II (Aug. 2016)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

061. You’ll Know What You Get There (Aug. 2016)

———— Lynda E. Rucker

062. The Green Book 8 (Nov. 2016)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers


063. Selected Poems (Apr. 2017)

———— George William Russell (A.E.)

064. A Flutter of Wings (Aug. 2017)

———— Mervyn Wall

065. The Green Book 9 (Sep. 2017)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

066. Old Hoggen and Other Adventures (Nov. 2017)

———— Bram Stoker

067. The Scarlet Soul: Stories for Dorian Gray (Dec. 2017)

———— edited by Mark Valentine

068. The Green Book 10 (Dec. 2017)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers


069. Death Makes Strangers of Us All (Feb. 2018)

———— R. B. Russell

070. The House on the Borderland (April 2018)

———— William Hope Hodgson

071. The Dummy & Other Uncanny Stories (May 2018)

———— Nicholas Royle

072. Sparks from the Fire (June 2018)

———— Rosalie Parker

073. Uncertainties: Volume III (Sep. 2018)

———— edited by Lynda E. Rucker

074. The Green Book 11 (Nov. 2018)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

075. The Green Book 12 (Nov. 2018)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers


076. Bending to Earth: Strange Stories by Irish Women (Mar. 2019)

———— edited by Maria Giakaniki and Brian J. Showers

077. Not to Be Taken at Bed-Time and Other Strange Stories (Apr. 2019)

———— Rosa Mulholland

078. A Flowering Wound (Jul. 2019)

———— John Howard

079. The Green Book 13 (Jul. 2019)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

080. “Number Ninety” & Other Ghost Stories (Aug. 2019)

———— B. M. Croker

081. Green Tea (Oct. 2019)

———— Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

082. The Far Tower: Stories for W. B. Yeats (Dec. 2019)

———— edited by Mark Valentine


083. Uncertainties: Volume IV (Feb. 2020)

———— edited by Timothy J. Jarvis

084. Lucifer and the Child (Apr. 2020)

———— Ethel Mannin

085. The Green Book 14 (Jun. 2020)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

086. The Green Book 15 (Jun. 2020)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

087. Munky (Jul. 2020)

———— B. Catling

088. Leaves for the Burning (Sep. 2020)

———— Mervyn Wall

089. The Green Book 16 (Sep. 2020)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

090. The Death Spancel and Others (Nov. 2020)

Katharine Tynan

091. Ghosts of the Chit-Chat (Dec. 2020)

———— edited by Robert Lloyd Parry


092. The Fatal Move (Apr. 2021)

———— Conall Cearnach

093. Uncertainties: Volume V (Apr. 2021)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

094. The Green Book 17 (Apr. 2021)

———— edited by Brian J. Showers

Swan River Press Publishing Chronology

2 thoughts on “Swan River Press Publishing Chronology

  1. Charles Gray says:

    Dear Brian, I was delighted to find your website, because I am obsessed with Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. I have two questions: first, is there any chance of your reprinting some of the out-of-print Le Fanu publications (Reminiscences of a Bachelor, My Aunt Margaret’s Adventure, The Complete Ghost Stories of Chapelizod, Dreams of Shadow and Smoke, Laura Silver Bell); and second, what is the conversion rate for the publications still in print (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: A Concise Bibliography and The Ballads and Poems of J. Sheridan Le Fanu)? Many thanks, Sincerely, Charles Gray


    1. Hi Charles, thanks for your enthusiasm. I will be reprinting some of those in some format, though there is no time scale. If you are interested, Green Tea is currently in print, as well as the booklets you’ve noted, plus a number of issues of The Green Book contain Le Fanu content. For the conversion rate, I would have a look at Google. Otherwise, when you purchase through paypal, the current conversion rate to your local currently–whatever that my be–will be applied.


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