Here comes Halloween, and with it the announcements about exactly what will be happening with the Eden Book Society reprints. In case you haven’t heard of it, the Eden Book Society ran from 1919 to the early part of this century. A very small publisher with big connections, it commissioned horror novellas from leading writers,… Continue reading Eden will be paradise for horror readers
Here are a few things that you can listen to, starting with the podcast of my latest Strange Horizons short story, The Tears of a Building Surveyor and Other Stories. The Fund Drive met its goals, and this podcast was one of them. Thanks to everyone who pledged a little money to keep such a… Continue reading Listen with Big Brother
It’s not a safe combination but the years relevant to this quick blog post; the Unsung Stories anthology 2084 is mailing out to those who backed the Kickstarter, and I received a wonderful limited edition hardback copy that I read through on Sunday, and thought was as close to perfect as stories can get. Every… Continue reading 1984, 2001, 2017, 2084
A woop of happiness for a good review from Kirkus for the upcoming US Titan Books release of The Beauty! The review mentions similarities to Margaret Atwood and Ursula Le Guin amongst others, so that’s me all made up: A murky delirium of sinuous language and unnerving storytelling that will delight both experienced genre fanatics… Continue reading Delirium, Delay, and Donations
This stunning illustration by Richard Wagner is going to accompany my story in the next issue of Interzone (272, due out in September). It’s called Blessings Erupt, and this is the perfect image for it.
Shortlists! The Arrival of Missives has had a really great year for being on them, and it’s a bit like attending a party filled with people you’ve always admired: a little nerve-wracking, but astonishing to think the bouncers let you in and you’re allowed to even be in the room without somebody calling the police. This time around… Continue reading Further Adventures with Shorts
I’ve been writing a fair few short stories recently. The strangest off-piste ones are generally for my backers as part of my ongoing Patreon project for this year, but I’ve also been writing a number of other pieces in a splurge of activity and some of them will soon be out there in the world:… Continue reading Shorts Weather