Today I received my contributor copies of The Best of Necrotic Tissue from Stygian Publications, featuring stories from all 14 issues of the sadly now defunct magazine. It’s available from Amazon in both print and Kindle versions, and also B&N and Smashwords.
It contains probably the most ghastly story I’ve written, The Narcslaag, a cybersex nightmare set in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. And against all moral and psychological recommendations, I was thinking of writing a second installment. If I can dare myself into it, that is :)
My dark sf story “Welcome to New London, Population: 1” will be appearing in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. Set on earth in the distant future, it features an intergalactic pilot who finds herself embarking on a subterranean and increasingly sinister adventure.
I had a story with ASIM last year, and I’m looking forward to being in the pages again. They’re a great team, and a pleasure to work with. And the stories ain’t bad either ;)
The latest issue of BFS award-winning Murky Depths contains my new story “Honest Harry’s Budget Boneyard”. (Clickety click for details). I was particularly pleased to learn that my story was the inspiration for the fantastic cover artwork by Martin Baines. It’s exactly how I pictured it, and thanks to Martin for sharing the vision.
I have a few pieces floating in short-listed limbo at the moment, but I just learned that one of them has escaped the chop. My Pan-esque descent “The Wager” has been accepted for publication in Night Terrors II, an upcoming anthology of new horror from Blood Bound Books.
For forty years the British Fantasy Society has been promoting and appreciating fantastic fiction in all its guises. Now, to celebrate the many worlds of wonder and terror, the BFS presents an anthology of works by members and friends of the Society past and present. Here you will find angels and vampires, werewolves and killers, magicians and gentlemen, alien worlds and urban nightmares.
And here’s the splendid cover by Bob Eggleton in all its glory…
The full line-up of 40 contributors has also been announced, and is as follows.
R B Harkess
Wilf Kelleher Jones
Alison J Littlewood
Peter Mark May
John Llewellyn Probert
My contribution is “The Plague of Gentlemen”, an apocalyptic comedy of manners of which I’m enormously fond and proud. And it’s amazing to be in the company of writers whose novels I grew up reading such as Stephen Laws, Graham Masterton, Simon Clark and Ramsey Campbell, as well as my current genre faves.
This looks like being a blinding tome of tricks, and you can pre-order a copy here.
Thanks to David Wilbanks, there’s a short interview with myself over at Page Horrific.
It’s part of the PH4Q series, where writers name their horror heroes and explain why horror? Check it out here.
Been quiet on the writing front lately, but I’ve just heard that my apocalyptic comedy of manners “The Plague of Gentlemen” is to appear in Full Fathom Forty: an anthology to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the British Fantasy Society.
It looks like a great project, and the completed tome will be launched at FantasyCon 2011 at the Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton, England. (30th September to 2nd October)