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The Best British Fantasy 2013,

Steve Haynes

The Best British Fantasy 2013, Steve Haynes


Publication Date: 18-Jul-13 | ISBN: 9781907773358 | Trim Size: 198 x 129 mm | Extent: 320pp | Format: Paperback

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From the post-apocalyptic American West to the rural terror in New Zealand, this major anthology has evil spirits, bin-Laden style assassinations, steampunk, sexual dysfunction, a twisted version of Peter Pan, the folklore of standing stones, mermaids, alien tour guides, zombies, gruesome beasts, voice-controlled police states, environmental disasters and off world penal colonies. Unmissable.

Featuring (among others) Simon Bestwick, Joseph D’Lacey, Cate Gardner, Carole Johnstone, Tyler Keevil, Kim Lakin-Smith, Alison Littlewood, Cheryl Moore, Mark Morris, Adam Neville, Lavie Tidhar, Sam Stone, Steph Swainston, E.J. Swift, Lisa Tuttle, Simon Unsworth, Jon Wallace.


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Steve Haynes; Introduction; Jon Wallace; Lips and Teeth; Lavie Tidhar; The Last Osama; Joseph D’Lacey; Armageddon Fish Pie; E. J. Swift; The Complex; Carole Johnstone; God of the Gaps; Cheryl Moore; Corset Wings; Steph Swainston; The Wheel of Fortune; Kim Lakin-Smith; The Island of Peter Pandora; Cate Gardner; Too Delicate for Human Form; Sam Stone; Imogen; Alison Littlewood; In the Quiet and in the Dark; Mark Morris; The Scariest Place in the World; Simon Kurt Unsworth; Qiqirn; Lisa Tuttle; The Third Person; Simon Bestwick; Dermot; Tyler Keevil; Fearful Symmetry; Adam L. G. Nevill; Pig Thing; Contributors’ Biographies; Acknowledgements


“(On Cate Gardner) A rising purveyor of high literary strangeness.” —Publishers Weekly


“(On Simon Bestwick) Simon Bestwick writes with great imaginative flair and an excellent grasp of colour and narrative pace.” —The Daily Telegraph


“(On Lavie Tidhar) Bears comparison with the best of Philip K Dick’s paranoid, alternate-history fantasies. It’s beautifully written and undeniably powerful.” —The Financial Times



Steve HaynesSteve Haynes is an editor whose subtle approach to his chosen profession has earned him the epithets “Hacker Haynes” and “The Butcher of Bodmin”. He was born in Walsall in 1964. He read for a BA in English and Film Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, and was an English teacher at Secondary level for 25 years. He is a prolific and lifelong devourer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, science writing, contemporary philosophy and graphic novels.

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