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. 🙂
It’s been out in the public gaze for two weeks now, so what do people think of it so far? Here’s something of a round-up…
If you haven’t got the paperback (or the spiffy bookmark Ken Dawson put together for Fantasycon), you might have missed Teresa Edgerton’s cover quote. (And you should absolutely buy Goblin Moon and Hobgoblin Night, both available again from Tickety Boo Press).
Heir To The North is an engaging coming of age tale…the landscape of the story gradually opens out to take on the complexities and the historical sweep of an epic, yet Poore never loses sight of the personal stakes for his young protagonist.
JB Rockwell, author of Breakshield and Seiokana, also features on the front cover, with a slightly shorter quote:
Epic fantasy at its finest.
Juliana Spink Mills, blogger and reviewer, calls it:
A stunning offering…told delicately in a wash of watercolors rather than in Joe Abercrombie’s heart-thumping mad-swirl-of-acrylics style…with one of the most surprising endings I’ve seen in a long time.
There’s a couple of ace one-liners from Twitter too –
Well, you can’t say fairer than that, can you? There’s only Amazon left to conquer now… 🙂