Anthologies

As of 2014 the T Party has produced three anthologies, Gravity’s Angels, Deep Ten and Mind Seed.

Mind Seed – a Science Fiction anthology

Nine classic and original science fiction stories from exceptional contemporary writers, 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.

This anthology is inspired by the work and writing of Denni Schnapp, Biologist, SF writer and traveller. All profits will go to Next Generation Nepal, an anti-child-trafficking charity.

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Cover Art – Ian Stead

Sex and the Single Hive Mind – Helen Callaghan
Evolution – Fox McGeever
Living in the Vertical World – Rosanne Rabinowitz
Darkchild – Ian Whates
Rockhopper – Martin Owton & Gary Couzens
Bird Songs at Eventide – Nina Allan
Alien Invaders – Markus Wolfson
The Three Brother Cities – Deborah Walker
Mind Seed – Denni Schnapp

With an Introduction by John Howroyd
Published 2014.

Available from all bookshops and on-line stores
Paperback £7.99
E-Pub £2.99
                                                          PDF £2.99

Deep Ten – The T Party’s 10th Anniversary Anthology

A killer confronted by the ghosts of his crimes… the biggest film of  all time goes bizarrely astray… betrayed on a planet far from home…  and from the deepest pain comes redemption. Published to mark The T  Party’s tenth anniversary and edited by Gary Couzens and Sara-Jayne Townsend.

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Cover Art – Hilary Wade

Including stories by:
Gary Couzens
Sarah Ellender
Christine Goody
David Gullen
Nigel G. Johnson
Jon Jones
Martin Owton
Roseanne Rabinowitz
Gaie Sebold
Sara-Jayne Townsend

If you would like a copy of Deep Ten, please contact us.

Gravity’s Angels

Fourteen stories of fantasy, horror, SF and slipstream including stories previously published in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Time Out Net Books, Kimota, Footsteps and Nasty Piece of Work along with brand new work. Four of the stories have received “Year’s Best” Honourable Mentions!

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Cover photography – Carol Tyrell

Mark Leon Collins – So Sails the Slow Ship
Maria Contos – The Seashell
Gary Couzens – Second Contact
Trevor Denyer – The Edge of the Country
Sarah Ellender – Killing Time
Christine Goody – The Fabric of Life
David Gullen – The Gorgeous Fire
D.F. Lewis – The Chaise Longue
Trevor Mendham – Bound
Michael O’Connor – Windmills
Martin Owton – The Pond in the Woods
Miriam Robertson – Road Kill
Sara-Jayne Townsend – Trio
Carole Tyrrell – The Reclining Coffin

If you would like a copy of Gravity’s Angels, please contact us.


Gary Couzens

Extended Play: The Elastic Book of Music (editor)

What does music do for you? Is it an art form, mood enhancer, or just something to jump around to? From the orchestra pit to the mosh pit music inspires our lives, is universal and personal, futuristic yet primordial. As the soundtrack trigger to a thousand memories it can be seductive yet soulful, energetic and prophetic. But the immediacy of music has rarely been exploited within literature. Until now…

In these stories writers use music as a springboard for their fiction, their characters lives entwined with the metaphorical music of the spheres as well as that played upon the stage.. Like the mid-length EP, Extended Play showcases work of longer length than the average story, allowing greater characterisation, depth of theme, and complexity of plot, whilst still benefiting from the conciseness of the short. This anthology brings new meaning to the phrase one hit wonders.

Accompanying the fiction some contemporary songwriters comment on how fiction has affected their music, looking at the influence from the other side of the coin.

Subterfuge (contributor) – story “Jubilee Summer”

An anthology of original stories themed on ‘subterfuge’ – tales of subtlety, of misdirection and deceit, revealing secrets of the past and visions of the future; tales of alien worlds and to realms where magic holds sway…

The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric & Discredited Diseases (contributor) – story “Gastric Pre-Linguistic Syndrome”

Marvellously entertaining dip-in spoof guide to exotic fictional illnesses and afflictions, with over eighty entries contributed by fifty-eight writers, including the editors themselves and Steve Aylett, Neil Gaiman, David Langford, China Miéville, Michael Moorcock, Brian Stableford, etc. It is illustrated throughout with curious and humorously unenlightening sketches.

The Alsiso Project (contributor) – story “AlSiSo”

Spurred by a typographical error twenty three writers examine the enigma of Alsiso. Containing an eclectic mix of styles, ideas, genres and meaning The Alsiso Project is a unique anthology of expression, interweaving coincidence with commentary, mystery with knowledge, and illusion with fate.

Alsiso: a place, a person, a state of mind, or a new xanadu?

“This is what you get when you give creative minds rules and obstacles to overcome. Freshness, originality, wit, cruelty and a certain amount of outrageous slyness” – from the introduction by Christopher Fowler.

Bizarre Sex and Other Crimes of Passion (contributor) – story “Succubus”

Cafe Ole: Too Hot to Handle (contributor) – stories “Meetings with Leo” and “Legacy of Love”

A caffeine-fuelled and themed anthology.

Crimewave #6 (contributor) – story “Miss Perfect”

Ellen Datlow- “Head and shoulders above every other mystery magazine, in look, content and tone.”

Mystery Scene – “Quite possibly the best-looking crime magazine ever. Every aspect has been thought out with careful attention to detail, and executed to craftsmanlike standards.”

Crimewave #7 (contributor) – story “The Missing Man”

Crimewave’s mission is nothing less than the total re-creation of crime fiction. We don’t do cosy, we don’t do hardboiled, we don’t do noir…what we do is something entirely different to whatever you’ve read before. People who have never read crime are about to discover a new universe of fiction in which morality is real but fluid, in which story is central but skewed, in which the traditions of the genre are neither dumped nor subverted, but rather viewed through fresh eyes from a new hill. Meanwhile, lifelong crime fans will be reminded why they turned to crime in the first place: for solidly-made, honest-to-life stories that are only the starting point for a new fiction in which writers make a contract with the reader to provide real plots with real conclusions, not mere vignettes – but who then exploit loopholes and sub-clauses to turn your expectations inside out. Self-indulgent arty-fartiness is out, and so is lazy conservatism; craftsmanship is in, as the only platform strong enough to launch illimitable imagination. In short, Crimewave is a celebration of what crime fiction can be, when it stops apologising for itself, censoring itself, limiting itself, feeling sorry for itself. Our writers are in love with crime fiction’s history, and fiercely proud of its future.

The Ebb Tide and Other Stories from Cornwall (contributor) – story “Drowning”

Shorts from Hampshire (contributor) – story “Significant Others”

Midnight Street #14 (co-contributor with Martin Owton) – story “Essential Chemistry”

Free PDF download of the magazine.


Terry Edge

The End of an Aeon (contributor) – story “Repairs” print ebook

Bridget McKenna and Marti McKenna published fourteen issues of Aeon, an e-book magazine, between 2004 and 2008. This print version of the last issue is being released concurrently with the e-book version, and features 20 stories by exciting, up-and-coming writers in the SF genre.

This is the end of an Aeon.


Sarah Ellender

Warrior Wisewoman 2 (co-contributor) – story “The Making of Her”

Norilana Books presents the second volume of an exciting new annual anthology series of science fiction featuring powerful and remarkable women. Explore the truth of what it means to be female, and discover the wisdom and the strength of a woman in a grand universe without limits. Far-ranging scientific speculation meets action and adventure, grand space opera, thrilling discovery, and intelligent protagonists.


K.D. Grace

Best Women’s Erotica 2012 (contributor) – story “Encounter At Eddie’s All-night Diner”

Eddie’s All-night Diner may not be in the Michelin guides, but when a voyeuristic, self-proclaimed “food intuitive” meets the king of the carnivores – a man who enjoys food he can get messy with — intuition is out the plate-glass window and messy, saucy, dripping lust is the main course.

Read an extract here.

Sweet Confessions (contributor) – story “Underpants”

Sex toys have never been so low-tech when white cotton granny panties and a little imagination make for a hot night out. Read an extract here.

Women in Lust (contributor) – story “Strapped”

Kitty only wants to see how the other half lives – the male half, that is, but how far is she willing to go to find out? Read an extract here.

Obsessed (contributor) – story “Topiary”

Aden is the Topiary King, Bess is his kitchen gardener. She doesn’t understand why shrubbery makes him hard until he gives her a personal demonstration. Read an extract here.

Seducing the Myth: Myths and Legends with an Erotic Twist (contributor) – story “Stones”

When landscaper and gardener, Paul Danson, takes on the task of clearing the overgrown grounds of the mysterious Magda Gardener’s decaying Victorian mansion, he uncovers much more than the disturbingly erotic sculptures hidden amid the bramble and ivy. Read an extract here.

Power Play (contributor) – story “Personal Trainer”

Penny Davis can’t afford to hire a personal trainer to get her fit for bikini season until ex military hard man, Hawk Sturgis, offers her an unorthodox fitness regimen and an even more unorthodox payment plan, guaranteed to have her heating up the beach in her new bikini just in time for summer hols. Read an extract here.

Dark Desires: Love That’s Out of This World (contributor) – story “Flaws”

Love spells are the most dangerous kind of magic. Mick Denver learns the hard way when he enlists Sally Haddon, a witch who specialises in sex magic, to help him win the affections of his new co-worker, the exquisite and dangerous, Darlene. Read an extract here.

Healthy Addictions (contributor) – story “Excavations”

While volunteering on an archaeological dig, Gina and Mike discover new and exciting ways to help their workaholic professor relieve stress – and he introduces them to one or two methods of his own, which are far from academic. Read an extract here.

Ghost with the Most (contributor) – story “Flaws”

Love spells are the most dangerous kind of magic. Mick Denver learns the hard way when he enlists Sally Haddon, a witch who specialises in sex magic, to help him win the affections of his new co-worker, the exquisite and dangerous, Darlene. Read an extract here.

The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance (contributor) – story “Inspiration”

Jake Anderson may look like the Greek god, Apollo, but he is really an innocent, teaching English before going off to seminary to fulfill his family obligation. Struggling young artist, Donna Jenkins, works at a strip club painting a mural of a Roman orgy on the ceiling. Times are tough, and funds are short, so against her better judgment, Donna rents a room to Jake. While she surreptitiously sketches Jake for her paintings, his desire for her finds him contemplating difficult career choices. Complications set in when they suspect their sudden source of inspiration might be the fabulous sex they shouldn’t be having, but can’t seem to resist. Read an extract here.

Productivity (contributor) – story “Productivity”

An unorthodox management consultant teaches her client, a stressed company CEO a hands-on technique guaranteed to up his productivity. Read an extract here.

A Caning For the Goddess (contributor) – story “Hard Times at the Nymphomaniac Rehabilitation Facility”

Sadie’s sexual appetite is out of control, and a spell at the Nymphomaniac Rehabilitation Facility is intended to put it right. It isn’t long before fellow inmate Carol is showing her how to bend the facility’s strict rules, earning them both punishments that are more than worth the crime. Read an extract here.

Sex At Work (contributor) – story “Productivity”

An unorthodox management consultant teaches her client, a stressed company CEO a hands-on technique guaranteed to up his productivity. Read an extract here.

Kinky Girls (contributor) – story “Confessions”

Confession is good for the soul, but Hail Marys and Our Fathers aren’t nearly enough to gain absolution when Jilly confesses to an unsuspecting priest that confession makes her come. Read an extract here.

The Strap On (contributor) – story “Confessions”

Confession is good for the soul, but Hail Marys and Our Fathers aren’t nearly enough to gain absolution when Jilly confesses to an unsuspecting priest that confession makes her come. Read an extract here.

Smooth (contributor) – story “Muscle Bound”

A crush on a body building instructor, sweaty muscles, sex and mirrors and an unexpected inspiration for a work of art. Read an extract here.

The Mammoth Book of Threesomes and Moresomes (contributor) – story “Flash Fire”

Fighting fire with fire – and a camera. Read an extract here.

Cocktales – Between the Sheets (contributor) – story “Accidental Hitchiker”

Roadside Rescue turns into a roadside romp. Read an extract here.

Six of the Best Spanking Stories 2 (contributor) – story “Hired Hand”

Good stiff discipline makes for a job well done. Read an extract here.

Best Women’s Erotica 2010 (contributor) – story “Vegging”

A good case of vegetable thievery. Read an extract here.

The Affair (contributor) – story “Vetting the Affair”

Cheating is allowed IF it’s approved. Read an extract here.

Sexy Little Numbers Vol. 1 (contributor) – story “On Keeping Pets”

Some pets need more than an instruction manual. Read an extract here.

Naughty Spanking 3 (contributor) – story “Hard Times at the Nymphomaniac Rehabilitation Facility”

Sadie’s sexual appetite is out of control, and a spell at the Nymphomaniac Rehabilitation Facility is intended to put it right. It isn’t long before fellow inmate Carol is showing her how to bend the facility’s strict rules, earning them both punishments that are more than worth the crime. Read an extract here.

Liaisons (contributor) – story “Archeogasms”

Archeology at its dirtiest. Read an extract here.

Experimental (contributor) – story “Wet Dreams”

Sleep has never been so much fun. Read an extract here.

Power Plays (contributor) – story “Small Town Tastes”

When cheating is not really cheating. Read an extract here.


David Gullen

Catastrophia (contributor) – story “Fade” ebook hardback

Did you grow up on a diet of catastrophe novels? Classics such as “War of the Worlds”, “Death of Grass”, “Day of the Triffids”, “Greybeard”, “The Purple Cloud” and so forth? Did you hone your teen angst through a diet of disaster stories?

This book won’t exactly take you back to that Golden Age… because the purpose of “Catastrophia” is to revitalise this sub-genre of Science Fiction for the early twenty-first century. To bring a modern sensibility and craft to the business of ending the world as we know it. These days, there’s plenty of catastrophe on screen – whether it be at the cinema or on TV – but we have somewhat let the subject slip in the literary world. No longer!

Award-winning editor Allen Ashley has collected 18 brilliant brand new stories from a mix of established and emerging authors that will take you way beyond Wyndham and well past Wells. Catastrophe stories are alive and kicking.

Buy this book, read this book… while we still have a world in which to do so!

Art from Art (contributor) – story “Installation 72”

Available in hardback and paperback versions. Every story featured in Art From Art, was written with a work of art in mind at the start. What constitutes a work of art? Mr. Gullen’s intriguing story was inspired by some disturbing imagery and an idea of horror.


Will Mitchell

Horrors Beyond (contributor) – story “His Wonders in the Deep”

The gateway is opened. Humanity’s worst fears are realized.

Things are not as they seem. The world around us is filled with lurking creatures from other places, other worlds, other dimensions, all locked away by the laws that govern the universe. But when mankind begins to tamper with these laws, the barriers protecting our universe from the horrors beyond is destroyed.

Collected in this volume are 18 stories that explore the strange science, the alien beings, and the unseen horrors that have long been hidden from the eyes of humanity. Tales of colorful alien invasion, failed science, genetic experiments altering humanity’s fate, and the never-ending desire to master control of Nature are only part of what awaits the reader in this anthology of dark fiction.

Midnight Street #12 (contributor) – story “The Turn of the Screw”

How far can the desire for retribution drive a man? How long can that desire last, and how far is its reach? That it can last a lifetime, I have always been certain. That it can continue beyond, I am now convinced. For although many reading this will claim at least a passing familiarity with the incident at the Circus Rimenny — thanks in no small part to the public’s seemingly endless appetite for any story even remotely tinged with the grotesque — it is clear to me that the full facts of the case are not as well known as they might be. Suffice it to say that the word “unnatural”, so often used by those who feel qualified to comment on the events of that night, goes only part way to describing the agencies that were involved.

Midnight Street #14 (contributor) – story “Sectioned”

Sectioned /’seksh(‘)nd/ (vb, p part). To be detained under Section 4 of the Mental Health Act 1983, to be admitted to hospital against one’s will, to receive compulsory treatment for a psychopathic disorder or other mental illness.

Sectioned (2) (vb, p part). Divided, parted, separated.

The two meanings are united in this disturbing horror story.

Neo-Opsis #13 (contributor) – story “Junk Wars”

Ellie finally looked up at him then, her long dark hair framing a face that only rarely showed annoyance. “Jay, if I hear you mention Antarctica one more time then so help me God I will scream. They put the price of gas up, you’re going to move to Antarctica. They close the local library, you’re going to move to Antarctica. They stop making your favourite ice cream, you’re going to move to Antarctica. You wouldn’t even know how to get there, let alone how to live there once you made it! We are not moving to Antarctica, not for any reason, and certainly not to avoid the junk mail! So just live with it, okay? I don’t know where those machines of yours have got to, but it doesn’t matter. They probably got lost somewhere. Now put it down to experience and don’t get yourself so agitated.

Jay slammed the mail onto the table, taking no notice as half of it fell to the floor, and clenched his fists. “I am not getting agitated!


Martin Owton

Black Dragon, White Dragon (contributor) – story “Hardcastle’s Dragon”

Join Jeff Crook, Eugie Foster, James S. Dorr and twenty more of today’s best fantasy writers as they breathe to life this most essential of speculative fiction creatures. Both majestic and powerful, terrifying and captivating, the dragon is rendered here in all its magnificent glory inside 24 thought-provoking and pulse-pounding tales. From base animal and destroyer of livestock to noble caretaker, this collection presents the dragon as these and everything in-between.

Black Gate #14 (contributor) – story “The Mist Beyond the Circle”

Excerpt:
A vast shadow filled the bowl, blotting out the meager moonlight, and Niall’s cries came from the center. I drew my blade and ran towards Niall’s voice and was stopped dead. It was as if I had collided with a wall of ice which then threw me backwards to land winded on the turf. An angry throbbing filled my ears, paralyzing me with fear. I felt held in the power of some huge savage beast.

Then Aron was there and the hold was broken. With his sword in his right hand and a blazing pine branch in his left, he ran towards the shadow that squatted over the barrows.

“Fire, bring fire you fools, drive it away from the barrows,” cried Aron…

Black Gate #9 (co-contributor with Gaie Sebold) – story “A Touch of Crystal”

An excerpt from this story is available at the link.  Find out what happens when a gang of bikers take issue with a New Age shop selling counterfeit Elven healing crystals…

Midnight Street #14 (co-contributor with Gary Couzens) – story “Essential Chemistry”

Free PDF download of the magazine.


Gaie Sebold

Black Gate #9 (co-contributor with Martin Owton) – story “A Touch of Crystal”

An excerpt from this story is available at the link.  Find out what happens when a gang of bikers take issue with a New Age shop selling counterfeit Elven healing crystals…

Twisted Cat Tales (contributor) – story “The Wrong Door Game”

If the dog is man’s best friend, then what is the cat? Companion…nemesis…intruder…amusing pet. From the beginning of recorded history, the cat has been feared or adored, worshiped or despised within cultures all over the world. Featuring an introduction by author Elizabeth Massie, Twisted Cat Tales contains 37 chilling and disturbing stories from horror to fantasy, dark humor, and science fiction. Some are told by observers, some by cats, and still others by the objects of the cats’ attention–for good or evil. Editor Esther Schrader spanned the globe gathering unique stories from Australia, Canada, India, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States. From the flying felines in the opening story to the lonely lion in the final tale, these cats will get their claws into you.

Under the Rose (contributor) – story “Eaten Cold”

Under the Rose edited by Dave Hutchinson is a new anthology of cutting-edge speculative fiction from some of today’s brightest literary talents. From fantasy to dark fantasy and horror to science fiction and the hard-to-categorize works of the imagination that fall somewhere in-between, there is something here to appeal to the most curious reader.

The End of an Aeon (contributor) – story “Inspection Day” print ebook

Bridget McKenna and Marti McKenna published fourteen issues of Aeon, an e-book magazine, between 2004 and 2008. This print version of the last issue is being released concurrently with the e-book version, and features 20 stories by exciting, up-and-coming writers in the SF genre.

This is the end of an Aeon.

The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories By Women(contributor) – story “A Silver Music”

Twenty five chilling short stories by outstanding female writers. Women have always written exceptional stories of horror and the supernatural. This anthology aims to showcase the very best of these, from Amelia B. Edwards’s ‘The Phantom Coach’, published in 1864, through past luminaries such as Edith Wharton and Mary Elizabeth Braddon, to modern talents including Muriel Gray, Sarah Pinborough and Lilith Saintcrow. From tales of ghostly children to visitations by departed loved ones, and from heart-rending stories to the profoundly unsettling depiction of extreme malevolence, what each of these stories has in common is the effect of a slight chilling of the skin, a feeling of something not quite present, but nevertheless there. If anything, this showcase anthology proves that sometimes the female of the species can also be the most terrifying…


Allyson Shaw

A Tiger Seen on Shaftsbury Avenue (contributor)

In June 2007, full-size colour reproductions of forty-four of the National Gallery’s most famous paintings were hung – complete with frames and wall texts – on pub walls and in alleys throughout London.

From Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne and Holbein’s The Ambassadors to Seurat’s Bathers at Asnieres and Monet’s The Water-Lily Pond, these masterpieces presented the public with a Grand Tour of the collection, inviting them to consider the meaning, power, and subtlety of art.

Tiger Seen on Shaftesbury Avenue documents this exhibition and viewers’ effusive reactions to it. Organized into three sections – Soho, Covent Garden, and Chinatown to Piccadilly – this art book features images of the paintings taken by passers-by, including Rousseau’s Surprised! on Shaftesbury Avenue, along with insightful and witty comments from Londoners, tourists, and museum curators alike.

Also included are reviews from the Observer, Independent, and Guardian Unlimited – which declared the Grand Tour the Gallery’s “best show ever” – that together capture and convey the excitement of this unique project.

Manufractured (contributor)

This volume reveals a major trend taking place today in visual and material culture; the radical appropriation of consumer goods as raw material for art- and object-making. A growing number of artists, craftspeople, and designers are realigning traditional craft practices with already manufactured objects and materials to marry the uniquely handmade with the uniformly mass-produced. Published to coincide with a show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon, Manufactured offers an arresting look at the new crossover of craft, art, and design, and an exciting new cultural genre.

Absolute Disaster: Fiction from Los Angeles (contributor)


Sara-Jayne Townsend

Kiss the Sky: Fiction & Poetry Starring Jimi Hendrix (contributor)  – story “Jimi Hendrix Eyes”

Writers in this collection of fiction and poetry have probed various phases of Jimi Hendrix’s life and career as well as his impact on people real and imagined. Writers spread geographically across the US and all over England, with a few from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and France have attempted to come to grips with just what it is about the man, the myth, the music.

 

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