Anthology Release


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 :)

Another ASIM acceptance


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 ;)

“Full Fathom Forty” line-up and pre-order


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.

Nina Allan
Suzanne Barbieri
Carl Barker
Mike Barrett
Ramsey Campbell
Jonathan Carroll
Adrian Chamberlin
Simon Clark
Raven Dane
Jan Edwards
Murray Ewing
Paul Finch
Christopher Fowler
Matthew Fryer
Stephen Gallagher
Cate Gardner
R B Harkess
Ian Hunter
Wilf Kelleher Jones
Jasper Kent
Joel Lane
Stephen Laws
Mark Lewis
Alison J Littlewood
Steve Lockley
Graham Masterton
Peter Mark May
Geoff Nelder
Kim Newman
Stan Nicholls
Martin Owton
Cas Peace
John Llewellyn Probert
Tina Rath
Steven Savile
Robert Shearman
Jim Steel
Sam Stone
Deborah Walker
Conrad Williams

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.

Story News…


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)