Rosanne Rabinowitz and Laura Mauro in “Horror Uncut: Tales Of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease”

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Out now from Gray Friar Press, “Horror Uncut: Tales of Social Insecurity and Economic Unease” is a horror anthology which explores the potential consequences of a post-austerity Britain. Rosanne Rabinowitz’s tale, ‘Pieces Of Ourselves’, and Laura Mauro’s ‘Ptichka’ both feature in this anthology, alongside stories by Priya Sharma, Gary McMahon, Alison Littlewood and many others.

On Friday 24th October, Rosanne and Laura will also be appearing as part of the Gothic Manchester Festival along with editor Tom Johnstone, discussing “Horror Uncut…” and reading from their respective stories. There will also be a panel discussion and Q&A. Details can be found here.

The Shara Summers series is out now

Sara Jayne Townsend’s novel ‘Death Scene’, featuring actress-turned-amateur sleuth Shara Summers, is now available to purchase via amazon.co.uk. The sequel, ‘Dead Cool’, is due to be released on 25th November and can be pre-ordered at a discounted rate via Amazon.

Both books can also be purchased in ebook format through the MuseItUp bookstore.

About ‘Death Scene’, from the publisher’s website:

British-born, Toronto-based, actress Shara Summers turns amateur sleuth when her sister is stricken with a mysterious illness. Summoned back to England to be with her family during a time of crisis, Shara discovers doctors are at a loss as to what’s causing Astrid’s debilitating sickness.

After her aunt is found dead at the bottom of the stairs the death is deemed an accident. Shara suspects otherwise. Her investigation unearths shocking family secrets and a chilling realization that could have far-reaching and tragic consequences that affect not only her own future, but Astrid’s as well.

The T-Party – coming to a con near you

The T-Party will be running workshops at both Loncon and Nine Worlds Geekfest

The Loncon writing workshop will take place on Friday 15th August, from 1pm-6pm, and is fully booked. There will also be two workshops run by Gaie Sebold and Sarah Ellender:

- “Getting Ideas” workshop Saturday 12:00 – 14:00

- “Creating Characters” workshop Sunday 13:00 – 15:00

 

David Gullen will also be launching the ‘Mind Seed’ anthology at Loncon – this will take place in the Fan Village on Sunday, from 5pm.

 

At Nine Worlds Geekfest, the T-Party will be running a workshop entitled How To Beat Writer’s Block. This will take place on the Saturday afternoon.

“Mind Seed” officially released

“Mind Seed”, a new Science Fiction anthology edited by David Gullen and Gary Couzens, is now available for purchase. The anthology was put together by members of the T-Party in memory of Denni Schnapp – T-Party member, Biologist, SF writer and traveller.

product_thumbnailThe anthology features nine classic and original Science Fiction stories from authors including Shirley Jackson award nominee Rosanne Rabinowitz and Aeon Award winner Nina Allen.

Nine stories that will take you to the worlds we may live in tomorrow, into deep space, and towards the far future of humanity. Nine different explorations of what it is to be human.

All profits from the anthology will go to Next Generation Nepal, an anti-child-trafficking charity.

“Mind Seed” can be purchased here.

Short Story Sales for David Gullen & David Allan

Both Davids have had short stories accepted, with David Allan’s due to appear on 365Tomorrows.com – a ‘collaborative project designed to present readers with a new piece of short science and speculative ‘flash’ fiction each day’

 

 

And David Gullen’s short story ‘Winter Heliotrope’ will be published as part of Ian Whate’s ‘Moon Shots’ project, courtesy of Spacewitch. T-Party members Gary Couzens and E Saxey also have stories in ‘Moon Shots’.

News Roundup – 15th June

Both Rosanne Rabinowitz and Francis Knight have made the British Fantasy Awards shortlist!

 

Rustblind and Silverbright, edited by David Rix and published by Eibonvale Press, has been nominated in the ‘Best Anthology’ category – the collection features ‘The Turning Track‘, a collaboration between Rosanne and Mat Joiner.

 

And Francis is up for ‘Best Newcomer’ off the back of ‘Fade To Black‘, the first book in the Rojan Dizon trilogy.

 

The full list of British Fantasy Awards nominees can be found here.

 

 

Also, Will Mitchell’s upcoming hard SF novel ‘Creations‘ is available for pre-order, and will be out at the end of August. Here’s what John Hunt Publishing have to say about ‘Creations’:

 

Earth in 2040 is on the brink of environmental disaster. International controls affect everything from who can travel by air to who can start a family. Meanwhile the rift between science and religion is growing as some turn to technology for answers, while others blame it for the catastrophe. And for biological engineer Max Lowrie, whose efforts to see evolution taught in schools have led to him receiving death threats, the fact his wife s staunchly religious family also see him as the enemy only adds to the strain. So when Max gets the job offer of a lifetime it s hard to say no. He ll be halfway around the world, safe from any danger, and he and Gillian will be able to get the treatments they need to start a family. The only problem is the project. It s supposed to pave the way for humanity s future: self-replicating machines that can mine materials from the harshest environments at no cost, opening up as yet unheard of resources in the sea, on land, and ultimately on the Moon. Everyone seems confident that the machines will be easy to control, but Max isn t so sure.

 

 

The good news doesn’t stop there, though! Gaie Sebold has been commissioned by Solaris for a sequel to her steampunk novel ‘Shanghai Sparrow‘. ‘Sparrow Falling‘ will be published in summer 2015. Early reviews for ‘Shanghai Sparrow’ have been very positive indeed:

 

“…a rip-roarin’ rollickin’ adventure that had me flying through the pages. In fact, two chapters from the end, I actually put the book down, and started reading something else. Because I didn’t want it to end. I so did not want to come back to the book to find out what happened, because I couldn’t bear the thought of finishing it.” TANGLED BOOKMARKS