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Best of the Year for Vector by Dev Agarwal

A huge thanks to Dev Agarwal for including “All the Fabulous Beasts” in his round-up of 2018 for Vector. I am thrilled to be included in a list of writers that includes Aliette de Boddard, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Tim Major, Charles Stross, Christopher Priest, Penny Jones and Georgina Bruce.

Vector is the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association, publishing articles and features on genre fiction across the world, with some focus on UK science fiction. Vector publishes two to three issues per year.

Read the full article here.

 

 

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The British Invasion at Undertow Publications

Mike Kelly of Undertow Publications has gone crazy for New Year with a sale.

We are busy working on our 2019 releases, but thought we’d kick-off the new year with a sale from our back catalogue–specifically from our U.K.-based scribes. We’re offering the following five books in Trade paperback editions in a bundle and combination offer:

“All the Fabulous Beasts,” by Priya Sharma
“Skein and Bone,” by V.H. Leslie
“Almost Insentient, Almost Divine,” by DP Watt
“The Dream Operator,” by Mike O’Driscoll
“I Will Surround You,” by Conrad Williams

You can choose any combination of books you like.

Any 5 for $60.
Any 4 for $50.
Any 3 for $40.
Any 2 for $30.

Prices include shipping. Simply remit payment via PayPal (in U.S. funds) to:
undertowbooks@gmail.com. Be sure to indicate the books you want, and also a mailing address.

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All the Fabulous Beasts review at Storgy

Thanks to Matt Brandenburg and the team at Storgy for reviewing my collection.

All The Fabulous Beastsis a hauntingly beautiful exploration of the depths of love, loss, and relationships. Priya Sharma’s first collection of short stories offers up tales of cursed lovers, hags, mermaids, snake people, bird people, plant people, and killers. These stories show the true mastery Sharma has over fiction and delivers a gut punch of emotion that’ll stay with you long after you finish.

Priya SharmaRead the full review here.

Matt Brandenburg on Twitter.

STORGY was founded in 2013 by Tomek Dzido and Anthony Self as a means by which to explore the short story form and engage with readers and artists alike. An online literary short story magazine consisting of a core group of dedicated writers, STORGY aims to inspire artistic collaboration and provide opportunities for creative minds to meet.

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Ormeshadow

I am absolutely delighted that Tor will be publishing my novella, Ormeshadow, in 2019. My huge thanks to both consulting editor, Ellen Datlow, and the team at Tor for accepting this.

You can read more details about it  in the announcement on Tor.com.

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Best British Horror 2019

Johnny Mains has released the table of contents for Best British Horror 2019, to be published by NewCon Press next year.

I am VERY honoured by be featured alongside some stellar talent. My thanks to Johnny Mains and also to Mark Morris, who published “Maw” in New Fears 2.

CAVE VENUS ET STELLA – ANNA VAUGHT
WORMCASTS – Thana Niveau
THEY TELL ME – Carly Holmes
DISAGREEABLY HITCHED – Gary Fry
PACK YOUR COAT – Aliya Whiteley
VOICES IN THE NIGHT – Lisa Tuttle
THE FULLNESS OF HER BELLY – Cate Gardner
MAW – Priya Sharma
TEUFELSBERG – Madhvi Ramani
THE OTHER TIGER – Helen Marshall
SENTINEL – Catriona Ward
THE WORM – Samantha Lee
THE ADJOINING ROOM – AK Benedict
THE GOLDEN HOUR – Rosanne Rabinowitz
THE PERFECT DAY TO BE AT SEA – Kayleigh Marie Edwards
THE HARDER IT GETS THE SOFTER WE SING – Steven J. Dines
THE DEMON L – Carly Holmes
BY SEVERN’S FLOOD – Jane Jakeman
FISH HOOKS – Kit Power
OLD TRASH – Jenn Ashworth
BOBBO – Robert Shearman

 

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Locus Review by Paula Guran

Paula Guran’s review of my collection, “All the Fabulous Beasts”, is now up on the Locus website.

Read the whole thing here.

Despite frequent appearances in “year’s best” compilations and on Locus Rec­ommended Reading Lists, as well as a British Fantasy Award for Short Fiction, Priya Sharma may not yet have come to your attention. This award-worthy debut collection from Sharma, a practicing medical doctor in England, could change that. Sharma’s stories often feature families or the sea, but range widely in era, tone, locale, and dramatis personae. Two original and 13 reprint stories – all but one published in the last eight years – go a long way in showing why readers should take note of this true storyteller who invariably writes from her heart.

-Paula Guran

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Best of the Year for Vector by Nina Allan

I am absolutely delighted to get an honourable for “All the Fabulous Beasts” in Nina Allan’s round-up for Best of the Year in her blog post for Vector. Her list includes amazing writers like Simon Ings, Tade Thompson, Jac Jemc, Catriona Ward and Marian Womack.

https://vector-bsfa.com/2018/12/01/best-of-the-year-2018/

Vector is the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association, publishing articles and features on genre fiction across the world, with some focus on UK science fiction.

Nina Allan’s Best of 2018

 

Nina Allan’s Honouble Mentions 2018

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Sledgelit 2018

Sledgelit is a great day out. It’s the winter-sibling of Edgelit, both events that celebrate horror, fantasy, crime and science-fiction. There are workshops, panels, interviews and books launches. I am looking forward to getting a copy of “New Music for Old Rituals”, Tracy Fahey’s new collection.

This year the guests of honour are:

BSFA Award winner and Arthur C Clarke award nominee DAVE HUTCHINSON
Acclaimed, multi-award winning horror author MARK MORRIS
Bestselling author of The Girl With All The Gifts and The Boy On The Bridge, MR CAREY

I am on a panel! Argh!

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Short Sharp Shocks: Short Fiction in Horror
Alex Davis (Chair), Laura Mauro, Gary McMahon, Mark Morris, Priya Sharma

Saturday 24th November, 10am-6pm at QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS

See here for  details including a full schedule.

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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018

I am very proud to be included  in Paula Guran’s Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 with “The Crow Palace”.  This story originally appeared in Black Feathers, a horror of avian anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow.

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ToC:

“Sunflower Junction,” Simon Avery (Black Static #57)
“Swift to Chase,” Laird Barron (Adam’s Ladder: An Anthology of Dark Science Fiction)
“Fallow,” Ashley Blooms (Shimmer #37)
“Children of Thorns, Children of Water,” Aliette de Bodard (Exclusive for The House of Binding Thorns preorders/Uncanny #17)
“On Highway 18,” Rebecca Campbell (F&SF 9-10/17)
“Witch Hazel,” Jeffrey Ford (Haunted Nights, eds. Ellen Datlow & Lisa Morton)
“The Bride in Sea-Green Velvet,” Robin Furth (F&SF 7-8/17)
“Little Digs,” Lisa L. Hannett (The Dark #20)
“The Thule Stowaway,” Maria Dahvana Headley (Uncanny #14)
“The Eyes Are White and Quiet,” Carole Johnstone (New Fears, ed. Mark Morris)
Mapping the Interior, Stephen Graham Jones (Tor.com)
“Don’t Turn on the Lights,” Cassandra Khaw (Nightmare #61)
“The Dinosaur Tourist,” Caitlín R. Kiernan (Sirenia Digest #139)
“Survival Strategies,” Helen Marshall (Black Static #60)
“Red Bark and Ambergris,” Kate Marshall (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #232)
“Skins Smooth as Plantain, Hearts Soft as Mango,” Ian Muneshwar (The Dark #27)
“Everything Beautiful Is Terrifying,” M. Rickert (Shadows & Tall Trees, ed. Michael Kelly)
“Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™,” Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex #99)
“Graverobbing Negress Seeks Employment,” Eden Royce (Fiyah #2)
“Moon Blood-Red, Tide Turning,” Mark Samuels (Terror Tales of Cornwall, ed. Paul Finch)
“The Crow Palace,” Priya Sharma (Black Feathers, ed. Ellen Datlow)
“The Swimming Pool Party,” Robert Shearman (Shadows & Tall Trees 7, ed. Michael Kelly)
“The Little Mermaid, in Passing,” Angela Slatter (Review of Australian Fiction, Vol.22, #1)
“Secret Keeper,” Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Nightmare #61)
“The Long Fade into Evening Steve,” Steve Rasnic Tem (Darker Companions, eds. Scott David Aniolowski & Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.)
“Moon and Memory and Muchness,” Katherine Vaz (Mad Hatters and March Hares, ed. Ellen Datlow)
“Exceeding Bitter,” Kaaron Warren (Evil Is a Matter of Perspective, eds Adrian Collins & Mike Myers)
“Succulents,” Conrad Williams (New Fears, ed. Mark Morris)
“The Lamentation of Their Women,” Kai Ashante Wilson (Tor.com 8.24.17)

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