Journeys – preorder now!

Journeys by [Gwynne, John , Martin, Gail Z., Knight, Julia, Tchaikovsky, Adrian , Spink Mills, Juliana , Cooper, Jacob, McKenna, Juliet E., Poore, Steven , Pulsipher, Charlie, Ashura, Davis]I have a story, The Witness, in the new anthology from Woodbridge Press, Journeys (releasing 15th February). It’s a cracking tale of vengeance in a dying world, but it’s not the only reason you need to buy this book.

  • Adrian Tchaikovsky.
  • Juliet E McKenna.
  • Gail Z Martin.
  • John Gwynne.
  • Thaddeus White.
  • Julia Knight.

Those are even better reasons to preorder this book now. And the best reason of all?

  • 99p/99c.

Yes, 99p. DO IT NOW.

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Aliens! Out Now!

It’s Wednesday, the sun is shining, and I have toast and tea. All is good. And, even better, you can now buy the new anthology ALIENS: THE TRUTH IS COMING from Tickety Boo Press, featuring my story Rent alongside stories by Adrian Tchaikovsky, Tim James, Alex Davis, Juliana Spink Mills, and more.

Here’s the cover, with handy Amazon links as well. Go then – there are other worlds than this…

Aliens – Amazon.co.uk
Aliens – Amazon.com

Aliens!

aliensThe truth is out there – almost. Tickety Boo Press release their next anthology, Aliens: The Truth is Coming, at the end of the month, and the full list of stories goes as follows:

In Plain Sight by Juliana Spink Mills

Geometry by Alex Davis

Gods of the Ice Planet by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Island Visit by Nathan Hystad

Even the Klin Are Only Human by Bryn Fortey

A New Dawn by Liz Gruder

Rent by Steven Poore

Salvage by MJ Kobernus

The Devil’s Rock by William Anderson

The Man Who Wasn’t Dead by Terry Grimwood

We Three Remain by Stewart Hotston

Welcome to Cosmic Journey by Michael Chandos

The Zoo of Dark Creatures by Leslie J Anderson

Here by Tim James

If that’s not a line-up to whet your whistle, I’ll eat your hat. Rent is a rare excursion into SF short fiction for me, as most of my recent short stuff has been set firmly in the modern era. Rent harks back to This Place Sucks in tone and style, so if you enjoyed that little shaggy-dog tale, I hope you’ll enjoy this one too.

I don’t have buy/reserve links for the anthology yet, but I’ll add them to this post (and the forthcoming short fiction links page) as soon as they appear. Meanwhile, you can find out more over at the Tickety Boo Press Facebook page. And, as ever, we stand and fall on our ratings and reviews – add Aliens to your Goodreads TBR and leave honest reviews, and make a bunch of authors happy. 🙂

Commercial Break…

In a rather smart piece of sub-subliminal advertising, the members of Sheffield’s smartest, friendliest and most talented¹ SFF Writers’ Group² would like to make it known that an anthology of their work, entitled Set It In Space & Shovel Coal Into It, is now available for the discerning post-paper genre-literate reader through an online boutique of some repute³. (There’s even a link for our chums across the pond! Huzzah!)

This anthology, it must be remarked, does contain astounding tales of derring-do, dark heroism, colonial mishaps and whale-skin airships, all tinged with a particular and unique post-steampunk flavour, set as it is in a world of the Group’s own devising.

Watch! as Group Captain Sebastapol Valiant blithely changes the entire course of European history! Gasp! as the British win the race to the moon! Thrill! at the subtleties of Chinese poisons! Gasp again! as spywasps chase a beautiful Russian spy through the souks of Marrakesh! Boggle! at the mindbending futures posited herein!

Well, y’know, it’s up to you. But if I say that The Clockwork Eyeballª aside, there’s some really good stuff in here? and that BSFA-award winner Ian Salesº has very kindly given us a foreword? … G’wan. Have a gleg.

Cheers.

¹OK, so we get the title by default, but anyway, so what? It’s true!
²Yes, that includes little old me. This is an advert. Sorry 🙂
³There is also a link for the discerning pre-post-paper genre-literate reader, if that’s the way your digital cookie crumbles.
ªThat’s my rather super contribution, by the way. But you knew that already.
ºPlug-within-a-plug: Adrift on The Sea of Rains is monstrously good. The cover alone is worth the admission price, and the blurring of real and possible histories is seamlessly brilliant. You need it.