Details of The Best of British Fantasy 2018 have been announced, the inaugural volume in this exciting new series from NewCon Publishing.
Slightly belated, but, hey! After a year of construction and months of fretting and weeks of self-promotion - The Outcast Hours is, indeed, out.
The details of this scrumptious new anthology are here, including links to some of the particularly flattering reviews. Mahvesh and I kicked off the launch with three events - two in London, one 'virtual' on reddit - and are now in the awkward 'post-launch, just stare' stage. If you don't have a copy, it is never too late. If you do have a copy, well - thanks.
Incidentally, if you are a school/prison/library/community centre/other institution that would like a copy for your shelves, please let me know, and I will happily send you a copy for free. While they last.
A review of A People's Future of the United States, over at Tor.com.
And the publicity tour for The Outcast Hours has a new, virtual, stop, as Mahvesh and I will be doing a late night AMA on reddit, 22nd February.
Recent newsletters: on loneliness and other wicked problems and The Outcast Hours and universal/personal relevance.
Not much else, although worth noting that the rather delicious The Djinn Falls in Love is still lurking about at 99¢.
Ah, and the companion website for The Best of British Fantasy is up and running. Very skeletal, but it'll get there.
Two of 'em:
Thursday, 21st February at the Phoenix Artist Club:
With Marina Warner, M. Suddain, Lavie Tidhar, Louis Greenberg and Will Hill. £10 ticket, which includes a nicely discounted copy of the book!
Thursday, 28th February at Brick Lane Books:
Featuring Frances Hardinge, Will Hill, Karen Onojaife and Maha Khan Phillips. £5 tickets, redeemable against the price of the books.
I'll be playing host at both - come by for a chat, a drink, and some signed copies!