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 for End 2013

News from the latter half of 2013, all in one round up!

Gary Couzens had a story accepted for an anthology of punk-inspired stories for DogHorn Publishing titled punkPunk!

David Gullen‘s short story collection, Open Waters, was published by Exaggerated Press and is available now.

David’s debut sci-fi novel, Shopocalypse was published by Clarion and is also available now. Jump in the passenger seat for a road trip with Josie and Novak, on the run after an unlucky encounter, unintentionally in possession of a super-hot sentient muscle car and over 190 million dollars, covered with a potent psychoactive powder.

Laura Mauro received an Honourable Mention from Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year for her story Red Rabbit, published in Shadows and Tall Trees 4.

Laura’s story When Charlie Sleeps appeared in the November edition of Black Static. It will also be reprinted in Best British Horror 2014, edited by Johnny Mains.

Another story from Laura, Ptichka will appear in the the Horror Uncut anthology.

Gaie Sebold was on the longlist for the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for best fantasy newcomer/debut and the David Gemmell Legend Award for best release of the year for her novel Babylon Steel.

Sara-Jayne Townsend‘s book Dead Cool (also known among the group as The Case of the Defenestrated Rock Star) will be published by Canadian e-publisher MuseItUp Publishing in late 2104. The novel is the second in the Shara Summers series, following the adventures of an actress turned amateur sleuth.

Congratulations to all! We’re looking forward to an even more exciting 2014.

David Gullen Reviews for Arc Magazine

David Gullen reviewed Shackleton’s Man Goes South by Tony White for Arc Magazine. The book is the first novel ever published by London’s Science Museum, and David says it’s a “a triumph of controlled anger”.

Part fiction, part historical narrative, part science journalism, Shackleton’s Man Goes South depicts an adventure as magnificent and dreadful as Scott’s or Shackleton’s. Commissioned by the Science Museum as part of a five-year programme of contemporary art on the subject of climate, this is a book about going forwards by going back. Characters in the future echo those from the past; as clues from fossils and ice cores tell us about a warmer past, and hint at the future.

You can read the complete review at Arc magazine here.

David Gullen’s Short Stories & Anthology

David Gullen is on a roll with short story sales!

He sold his surrealist/absurdist story Why Isinglass & squill elixir should not be transported together to issue #3 of Fur-Lined Ghettos.

David has been writing 100 word stories for a while (visit his blog to read them). Now one, The Spade, has been accepted for the National Flash Fiction Day anthology.

David says:

I’ve started dipping my toe into audio narration with some of these and enjoying it very much. Hope to try a few more ambitious things in the near future.

If you’re enjoying David’s style, you’ll be happy to hear his first collection of short stories, Open Water will be published by TheEXAGGERATEDpress later this year. The launch is currently scheduled for World Fantasy at Brighton (31st October – 3rd November).

David says:

I’m really pleased about this. Short stories get published in a magazine and then tend to diappear. It will be great to have some back in print – and some new ones too.

“Shopocalypse” Gets a Cover

David Gullen‘s début novel, Shopocalypse, will be coming out from Clarion Publishing later this year. Ben Baldwin designed the cover which features Mr. Car, a favourite character among the T-Party beta readers.

Meet Mr. Car!

Here’s what Clarion have to say about Shopocalypse:

Novik and Josie have a lot of catching up to do. After two years in jail she has waited for his release and never ever wants him to go back in again. In the America of the near-future, being a decent person can cost you dearly.

A stress-filled encounter with some “Old-fashioned Boys” at a chain eatery turns their best of intentions upside-down: they’re now on the run and in possession of a super-hot sentient muscle car and 190 million dollars, covered with a potent psychoactive powder.

Shopocalyptic road trip, anyone?

David Gullen has written a witty and observant novel that effortlessly waves a tale of geo-political destabilisation, shopping, performance art police, well-meaning automobiles, cool killer robots, eco-terrorists, and the importance of storage-space.

Watch this space for news of the publication date!

Clarion Buys David Gullen’s Sci-Fi Novel

Huge congratulations to David Gullen! Clarion Publishing have bought his (as yet untitled) novel set in the near future.  The story is a “a fantastical future-tale of greed, government, excessive shopping, nuclear war and drug-induced happy fun-times” and is packed to bursting with exciting ideas.

The press release from Clarion is available here, and you can find out more about Mr. Gullen on the Clarion author page, and on his own website.