Commissioning editor David Thomas Moore has assembled the finest voices in genre fiction to do justice to the Bard’s realms, with Emma Newman – fresh from winning a 2015 British Fantasy Award for her short story “A Woman’s Place”, appearing in Abaddon anthology Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets - joining Jonathan Barnes (The Somnambulist, Cannonbridge), Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt, Children of Time) and exciting new talents Kate Heartfield and Foz Meadows.
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. There has been a veritable tsunami of new titles issued by publishers to celebrate (or exploit) Shakespeare's 400th anniversary; at least we appear to have been spared a Hamlet, Detective or a series featuring Shakespeare as an Elizabethan sleuth (or maybe I should copyright those ideas?). But this collection of interlocking novellas set in the fantasy world of the Bard and featuring some of his more endearing characters is a surefire winner. Revel in the new, hitherto untold adventures of Puck, Miranda, Prospero, Helena and other timeless favourites in the domain of fairies, witches, real magic and phantasmagorical potions from the enchanted pens and minds of Emma Newman, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Jonathan Barnes and others. It will make you want to revisit the actual plays and marvel at how the authors have revived what might have happened between the lines. Ingenious and alluring.
Anthology of culturally diverse writers create short works in reaction to Kipling's Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories was one of the first true children's books in the English language, a timeless classic that continues to delight readers to this day. Beautiful, evocative and playful, the stories of How the Whale Got His Throat or the First Letter Written paint a magical, primal world. It's also deeply rooted in British colonialism. Kipling saw the Empire as a benign, civilising force, and his writing can be troubling to modern readers. Not So Stores attempts to redress the balance, bringing together new and established writers of colour from around the world to take the Just So Stories back, giving voices to cultures that were long deprived them. Including stories by Adiwijaya Iskandar, Joseph E. Cole, Raymond Gates, Zina Hutton, Georgina Kamsika, Cassandra Khaw, Paul Krueger, Mimi Mondal, Tauriq Moosa, Jeannette Ng, Ali Nouraei, Zedeck Siew, Rivers Solomon and Achala Upendran. With a gorgeous cover by Vegas-based artist Joseph Watson, and drawings by British writer and illustrator Woodrow Phoenix.
Anthology of stories exploring the secret history of the world's most iconic monster That the cruel, ambitious monster of Bram Stoker's most famous novel was once Vlad III Dracula, Voivode of Wallachia - the Impaler, to his enemies - is known. A warleader in a warlike time: brilliant, charismatic, pious, ferociously devoted to his country. But what came of him? What drove him to become a creature of darkness - an Un-Dead - and what use did he make of this power, through the centuries before his downfall? Decades after the monster's death, Jonathan and Mina Harker's son Quincey pieces together the story: dusty old manuscripts, court reports from the Holy Roman Empire at its height, oral traditions among the Szgany Roma people who once served the monster. David Thomas Moore, editor of Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets and Monstrous Little Voices, brings together five new and established authors with roots in Central and Eastern Europe to reveal a side to the literary world's greatest monster never seen before.
The world's most famous detective, as you've never seen him before! A dozen established and up-and-coming authors invite you to view Doyle's greatest creation through a decidedly cracked lens. Read about Holmes and Watson through time and space, as they tackle a witch-trial in seventeenth century Scotland, bandy words with Andy Warhol in 1970s New York, travel the Wild Frontier in the Old West, solve future crimes in a world of robots and even cross paths with a young Elvis Presley...Set to include stories by Kasey Lansdale, Guy Adams, Jamie Wyman, J E Cohen, Gini Koch, Glen Mehn, Kelly Hale, Kaaron Warren, Emma Newman and more.
The Ultimate Reich. The great enemy of Magna Britannia, the unwavering stronghold whose power extends from the depths of Africa to the outlands of Mexico, and even across the barrier of time itself. For more than half a century, the Fuehrer's empire has plagued the world, but thanks to the efforts of a brave handful, the Reich's most terrible secret may be on the verge of exposure.Follow an Italian monk, a century-old Russian vampire, a couple of British analytical engineers, a pair of Welsh mercenary soldiers and one clever, resourceful Indian girl through a string of stories set across the world of Pax Britannia, showing corners of the globe never seen before and changing the balance of power forever...