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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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Interzone 242 Now Out

“Needlepoint” is the first story of mine to appear in Interzone. I’ve been included with some fantastic company- Ken Liu, Debbie Urbanski, Lavie Tidhar, CW Johnson and Karl Bunker. The cover art is ‘The Priestess’, one of a Tarot inspired series by Ben Baldwin, and interior illustrations are by Richard Wagner, Mark Pexton, and Warwick Fraser-Coombe. All the usual features are present: Ansible Link by David Langford (news and obits); Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe (film reviews); Laser Fodder by Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); book reviews by Jim Steel and the team, including an interview with David Brin.

The art work for “Needlepoint” is by Martin Hanforth.








The new issue of Albedo One will also be out soon and contain my story, “Fish Skins”, with a dreamy illustration by Anastasia Alexandrin.

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Interzone Issue 242

Issue 242 of Interzone is out in September and will contain “Needlepoint”. This is the preliminary spread, with lovely artwork by Martin Hanford.

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Many thanks to Andy Cox and Andy Hedgecock for accepting “Needlepoint” for Interzone.

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