Monday, July 19, 2010

Never Again edited by Bird & Lane: due this September

This promises to be an important anthology. Important because Never Again, edited by Allyson Bird and Joel Lane, voices the revulsion of writers in the weird fiction/horror genre against political attitudes that stifle compassion and deny our human inheritance. The imagination is crucial to an understanding both of human diversity and of our common ground. Weird fiction is often stigmatised as a reactionary and an ignorant genre -- but we know better. The book will be published in September 2010 by Gray Friar Press .

The anthology is a mix of original stories and reprints, including tales by Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Tuttle and Joe R Lansdale. Never Again is a non-profit publication; any profits made from sales will be donated to anti-racist or human rights organizations, such as The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

Between the covers (artwork by Daniele Serra) you'll find: Nina Allen -- 'Feet of Clay'; RJ Krijnen-Kemp -- 'Volk'; Lisa Tuttle -- 'In the Arcade'; John Howard -- 'A Flowering Wound'; Tony Richards -- 'Sense'; Alison Littlewood -- 'In On The Tide'; RB Russell -- 'Decision'; Mat Joiner -- 'South of Autumn'; Rosanne Rabinowitz -- 'Survivor’s Guilt'; Rhys Hughes -- 'Rediffusion'; Simon Kurt Unsworth -- 'A Place For Feeding'; Joe R Lansdale -- 'The Night They Missed the Horror Show'; Kaaron Warren -- 'Ghost Jail'; Steve Duffy -- 'The Torturer'; Gary McMahon -- 'Methods of Confinement'; Rob Shearman -- 'Damned If You Don’t'; Carole Johnstone -- 'Machine'; Stephen Volk -- 'After the Ape'; David Sutton -- 'Zulu’s War'; Thana Niveau -- 'Death of Dreams'; Andrew Hook -- 'Beyond Each Blue Horizon'; Ramsey Campbell -- 'The Depths'; Simon Bestwick -- 'Malachi'.

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