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Back issues of Alt Hist on sale

If you’re interested in alternative history, eBook back issues of Mark Lord’s magazine Alt Hist are now available until the end of May 2015 for only $3.99 rather than $6.99. Also, Issue 1 is currently a free eBook at most online retailers.

To find links for each issue of Alt Hist simply visit the How to Get Your Alt Hist page or go to Amazon, Kobo, iBooks etc and do a quick search on Alt Hist.

I’ve been fortunate enough to be in Issue 1 with “The Bitterness of Apples”, Issue 2 with “The Orchid Hunters”, Issue 5 with “After Mary” and Issue 7 with “The Red Vortex”.

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Ellen Datlow’s Honorable Mentions for 2013

Ellen Datlow has released her longlist of Honorable Mentions for 2013, which includes work by Nina Allen, Stephen Bacon, Laird Barron, Elizabeth Bear, Georgina Bruce, Ramsey Campbell, Adam Nevill, Stephen King, John Llewellyn Probert, Steve J. Dines, Stephen Volk,  Ilan Lerman, James Cooper, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Alison Littlewood, Livia Llewellyn, James Cooper, Carole Johnstone, Cate Gardner, Simon Bestwick, Gary Fry, Michael Kelly, Joel Lane…to name a few.

Ellen says of the list, “Some readers might find it useful to see the range of publications that are publishing worthwhile horror stories. Although this list is long, it’s a tiny percentage of the stories I actually read. So if you find your story and name on this list, that’s a good thing.”

I am delighted to be included with the following:

“After Mary” Alt History 5.

“Rag and Bone,” Tor.com April.

 “The Beatification of Thomas Small, Arcane II.

 “The Sunflower Seed Man,” Black Static #37.

Rag and Bone. Illustrated by John Jude Palencar  Arcane 2 Alt Hist Issue 5 Black Static 37

Thanks, as ever, to Ellen Datlow, and editors, Mark Lord, Nathan Shumate and Andy Cox.

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Stuff for September

The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5, edited by Ellen Datlow,  is now available in print from Amazon UK, Amazon US and by order from your local The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5 bookshop. I’m delighted that it contains “The Ballad of Boomtown”, my short story that appeared in issue 28 of Black Static.

Ellen’s Honorable Mentions shortlist for the anthology also contains “Pearls” (issue 4 of Bourbon Penn).

“Needlepoint” (issue 242 of Interzone) and“Fish Skins” (issue 42 of Albedo One)  are on her longlist.

So, many many thanks to Ellen Datlow, Andy Cox of TTA Press, Eric Secker of Bourbon Penn and the editorial team of Albedo One (John Kenny, Bob Neilson, Peter Loftus, David Murphy and Frank Ludlow).


Mark Lord, editor of Alt Hist, has published interviews with all the authors who appeared in the last issue. If you want to read the interview with me that relates to my story, “After Mary”, it’s here.

Alt Hist Issue 5

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Alt Hist issue 5

Alt Hist Issue 5Issue 5 of Alt Hist , the magazine of historical fiction and alternative history, is now out. This edition features stories about Al Capone and Italian Futurism, the aftermath of the American Civil War, the real Frankenstein, the Bridge that consumes the souls of men, and the latest instalment in a series of stories about a successful Nazi invasion of Britain.


  • After Mary by Priya Sharma
  • AD 1929 by Douglas W. Texter
  • The Stiff Heart by Meredith Miller
  • The Bridge by Micah Hyatt
  • Battalion 202: Rotten Parchment Bonds by Jonathan Doering

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