Fantasticon 2022

Det er med stor glæde at vi nu kan præsentere vores første æresgæst, den britiske fantasy- og horrorforfatter Priya Sharma. Priya Sharmas novellesamling “All the Fabulous Beasts” vandt en British Fantasy Award, og kortromanen “Ormeshadow” har vundet både en British Fantasy og en Shirley Jackson Award.

Tilmeld dig Fantasticon her: billetfix.dk/da/e/fantasticon-2022 .

We proudly present our first guest of honour, British fantasy and horror writer Priya Sharma. Her fiction has appeared in venues such as Interzone, Black Static, Nightmare, The Dark and Tor. Her short story “Fabulous Beasts” won a British Fantasy Award and was Shirley Jackson Award finalist. “All The Fabulous Beasts” is her short story collection from Undertow Publications was a British Fantasy Award and Shirley Jackson Award winner and a Locus Award finalist. “Ormeshadow”, her first novella (available from Tor), won a Shirley Jackson Award and a British Fantasy Award. Her stories have been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, Czech, and Polish.

From Fantasticon 2022

I still don’t quite believe that I’ve been invited to be one of the Guests of Honour at Fantasticon 2022 in Copenhagen. The honour is all mine.

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Guy Gee’s Terence Stamp Project

Guy Gee is a design artist who has worked for brands like Cadbury and Marks & Spencer designing and building sets for adverts. In 2018 he started his own studio.

I had a philatelist father and while I’m not a collector I love stamps as miniature pieces of design. As such I adore Guy Gee’s Terence Stamp series.

Surprisingly, Gee has little interest in stamp collecting in the traditional sense but having stumbled across a Japanese stamp from the 1890s an obsession quickly set in. The “Terence Stamp” project had begun: the reimagining of postage stamps by digital revision and enlargement. The commissions and requests that followed soon covered stamps from other countries around the world. Almost four years later Gee has now worked with the stamps of over 100 nations, islands and cities. In 2021 he was approached by Stanley Gibbons, “the home of stamp collecting”, for a collaboration; reproducing the world’s most expensive postage stamp – the One Cent Magenta – which they had recently purchased at Sotheby’s New York for $8.3million.

Guy Gee’s website

To read more about Guy Gee and his work on his website.

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Body Shocks Edited by Ellen Datlow

Body Shocks Edited by Ellen Datlow is now out from Tachyon Press.

“Hugo Award–winning editor Datlow brings together 29 spine-tingling tales of body horror to terrify even the most seasoned horror reader.”

– Starred review from Publishers Weekly

Thanks to Ellen for reprinting “Fabulous Beasts” in this anthology.

Contents:

The Travellers Stay by Ray Cluley
Toother by Terry Dowling
Painlessness by Kirstyn McDermott
You Go Where It Takes You by Nathan Ballingrud
A Positive by Kaaron Warren
La Beauté sans verte by Genevieve Valentine
Subsumption by Lucy Taylor
Spar by Kij Johnson
It Was the Heat by Pat Cadigan
Atwater by Cody Goodfellow
The Transfer by Edward Bryant
Welcome to Mengele’s by Simon Bestwick
Black Neurology: A Love Story by Richard Kadrey
Cuckoo by Angela Slatter
Cinereous by Livia Llewellyn
The Truth That Lies Under Skin & Meat by Cassandra Khaw
Natural Skin by Alyssa Wong
The Lake by Tananarive Due
I’m Always Here by Richard Christian Matheson
The Look by Christopher Fowler
The Old Women Who Were Skinned by Carmen Maria Machado
Spores by Seanan McGuire
Sweet Subtleties by Lisa L. Hannett
Elegy For a Suicide by Caitlín R. Kiernan
Skin City by Gemma Files
A True Friend by Brian Evenson
What I Found in the Shed by Tom Johnstone
Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma
Tissue Ablation and Variant Regeneration: A Case Report by Michael Blumlein

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Beyond the Veil

I’m delighted to be included in Beyond the Veil, the second non-themed horror anthology edited by Mark Morris and published by Flame Tree Publishing.

It’s a superb line up that includes work by Josh Malerman, Aliya Whitely, Jeremy Dyson, Nathan Ballingrud, Lynda Rucker, Gemma Files, Angeline B. Adams & Remco van Straton, Dan Coxon, Toby Litt, John Everson, Stephen Gallgher, Christopher Golden, Lisa L. Hannett, Peter Harness, Matthew Holmes, Bracken MacLoud, Karter Mycroft, Frank J. Oreto, and Lisa Tuttle.

My story is called “The Beechfield Miracles”.

Brexit Britain. Blackout Britain. Britain on the brink. Our United Kingdom is divided. Democracy broken by coalitions and divisions. This small island has made waves. There’s no backstop for the ripples.

Bad times breed despair and prophets. Soap-box messiahs and evangelists are springing up all over. They’re the drug of choice in some quarters. Not everywhere though. A street preacher was stoned to death in Crewe. Another nearly drowned when locals baptised him in the Tyne. -The Beechfield Miracles

It’s available from 19th October 2021 in hardback, paperback, and ebook.

Buy direct from Flame Tree Publishing.

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La Nave Invisible Interview

Thanks to Clara Jáuregui for interviewing me for her website La Nave Invisible, and to Sofia Barker for acting as our interpreter. This one is for Spanish speakers, following the release of my collection, ‘Todas las Bestias Fabulosas’ (the Spanish Language Version of ‘All the Fabulous Beasts’) by Pulpture Ediciones.

You can read the interview here.

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Screams From The Dark

Screams From the Dark: Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous, a thrilling anthology featuring all-original tales of monsters from bestselling and award-winning authors and edited by Ellen Datlow, will be published by Nightfire in June 2022!

From werewolves and vampires, to demons and aliens, the monster is one of the most recognizable figures in horror. But what makes something, or someone, monstrous?

Nightfire

I am thrilled to be included alongside a dizzying list of writers in this all anthology of new stories. The list so far includes Indrapramit Das, Ian Rogers, Gerry Kilworth, Joe R. Lansdale, Glen Hirshberg, Stephen Graham Jones, Carole Johnstone, Laird Barron, Nathan Ballingrud, John Langan, Siobhan Carroll, A.C. Wise, Daryl Gregory, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Brian Evenson, Margo Lanagan, Richard Kadrey, Fran Wilde, Brian Hodge, Joyce Carol Oates, Jeffrey Ford, Kaaron Warren, Cassandra Khaw, and Kristi DeMeester.

You can find more information here.

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Dreamland: Other Stories

At heart, Dreamland is an elemental feminine landscape.

These twenty-one stories from female-identifying writers embody the disconnect between reality and the subconscious, the desire for meaning and the need for escape, the too-blue sky and the abyss.

These are voices that embrace the topography of the other: the weird, transgressive, uncanny and strange. Voices that displace, unsettle and unnerve, that are subtly subversive in their power.

From the Black Shuck Books website

Dreamland: Other Storiesis available from Black Shuck Books on August 26th 2021

Thanks to editor Sophie Essex and Black Shuck Books’ Steve Shaw for including me. My story was initially part of the The Sinsiter Horror Company’s online advent calendar in December 2020. You can find out a little more about it here.

Table of Contents:

‘Nectar’ by Kirsty Logan
‘Grimmer House’ by Taylor Sykes
‘Of the Ways’ by P J Richards
‘Not Just Museums’ by Sam Hicks
‘Fill the Thickened Lung with Breath’ by C A Yates
‘The Stone Lion’ by Catherine Adams
‘Inert Alight’ by Selina Lock
‘Pain is a Liar’ by Giselle Leeb
‘Becoming Home’ by Charlotte Bond
‘The Geminated’ by Eygló Karlsdóttir
‘Shared Endorphins’ by Emily Castles
‘Girls’ Night Out’ by Teika Marija Smits
‘The Night Parade’ by Laura Mauro
‘Homecoming’ by Rosalie Parker
‘Sea Heart’ by Jo M Thomas
‘Mari Lwyd’ by Priya Sharma
‘Footnotes to the Travel Guide’ by Nicole M Wolverton
‘Violet Green’ by Rachel Knightley
‘To Pray at Your Temple’ by Penny Jones
‘The Fall of Pan’ by Julie Ann Rees
‘Sky Eyes’ by Julie Travis

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