THE SHADOW BOOTH Vol. 4

I’m pleased to have a second story in the excellent Shadow Booth series, edited by Dan Coxon. I was in the very first volume with my story ‘Where No Shadows Fall’ so I am delighted to be back with a new piece of short fiction, ‘Collector of Games’, that focuses on the hunt for mythical video-games and the pitch-black reaches of the dark web. Dan has gathered a really stunning lineup of writers for this volume, so I really recommend getting hold of a copy. You can pre-order a copy here: http://www.theshadowbooth.com/2019/08/the-shadow-booth-vol-4-coming-this.html

Table of Contents reads as follows:

  • The Devil of Timanfaya by Lucie McKnight Hardy

  • The Tribute by James Machin

  • The Larpins by Charles Wilkinson

  • Drowning by Giselle Leeb

  • You Are Not in Kettering Now by Andrew McDonnell

  • Hardrada by Ashley Stokes

  • Defensive Wounds by James Everington

  • The Verandah by Jay Caselberg

  • The Salt Marsh Lambs by Jane Roberts

  • The Box of Knowledge by Tim Cooke

  • His Hand by Polis Loizou

  • Terminal Teatime by Anna Vaught

  • Collector of Games by Gary Budden

  • One Two Three by Marian Womack

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WE TAKE APART EVERYTHING WE BUILD: REDISCOVERING FUGAZI

It’s often hard to identify what triggers a reassessment of the past. It can be stray word or sight or smell, or one of the silly polls people are fond of on social media, or a reminiscence with a friend. Sometimes, for me, it’s the realisation that a thing I loved has been half-forgotten; and one of the joys of getting older is reassessing the body of work of a beloved writer, band or artist and seeing how you react to it again.

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AN INVITE TO ETERNITY

An Invite to Eternity. Tales of Nature Disrupted, takes its cue from John Clare to address the most pressing issue humanity is facing: anthropogenic climate change.  Edited by Marian Womack and myself, and with a foreword by Helen Marshall.

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EGRETS AND BOATS

The White Heron Beneath the Reactor is coming ever-closer to completion. Maxim is working on the final artwork and the book will be going to the typesetter ASAP. 

Here are two brand new images from the book to give more of a flavour of what the finished work will look like. 

Thanks, as ever, for your patience with us. More updates very soon!

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THE WHITE HERON APPROACHES

I am happy to say that the text of The White Heron Beneath the Reactor is complete and being proofread, and that Maxim has been going above-and-beyond with the artwork – something you can now judge for yourselves, as we are pleased to be sharing some images from the book and a short extract. Enjoy!

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BUILT ON SAND ARRIVES

Last week saw the arrival of the new novel published by Influx Press, BUILT ON SAND by Paul Scraton. I’ve been out and about with Paul, visiting various bookstores to sign copies of the book, and launching the novel at Burley Fisher Books in London, and the The Book Corner, Halifax

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SUITE 212

You can now listen to my interview on Resonance FM, on the Suite 212 show hosted by Tom Overton and Juliet Jacques.

I was on the show discussing Hollow Shores, Judderman and the upcoming The White Heron Beneath the Reactor, covering a range of topics including Derek Jarman, Dungeness, punk rock, birdwatching and the apocalypse. Enjoy!