Good news! (Because there’s not much of that around these days, so let’s take what we can!)
Terra Nullius, a forthcoming anthology from Kristell Ink Books, edited by Kate Coe and Ellen Croshain, will include a brand new story by yours truly.
Terra Nullius: land belonging to no-one. An anthology of speculative fiction that explores the colonisation of our Solar System and far beyond, where pioneers carve out a new existence under other stars. New worlds and new challenges, with alien races and strange technology, but also the many facets of human emotion during the struggle to make a new home…
My story, Escape, looks at a team of far-future explorers discovering a long-lost colony world from the first, pre-hyperspace diaspora. Of course, not everything is as straightforward as the exploitative explorers expect…
Other stories in the anthology will include:
Regolith – Nina Johnson
A Salt Moon – Jessica Reisman
Reaper – Matthew Pederson
Terra Incognita – Jessica Rydill
The Chlorophyll Run – Erica Eastick
Countdown to Deliverance – Thomas Spargo
My Sister’s Grave – Jonathan Oliver
Tap – Shaun Brassfield-Thorpe
Wind and Stars and All Creation – Gregor Hartmann
No-Name – John Bayliss
The Brides of Rack and Ruin – Jill Hand
First Contact – Will McMillan-Jones
Now that’s a fantastic line-up of new and established names, and I’m looking forward to reading them all! Oh, and there’s already artwork for the anthology – check out this fantastic Nele Diel cover art, and look out for Terra Nullius later on this year!
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?
Yes, 99p. DO IT 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
The 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. 🙂
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.
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.