Fantasy & Gothic Blog
If you’re searching for reading and writing inspiration during these strange times, then look no further. Authors from our new anthology, A Dying Planet, took part in a Q&A which last week revealed some of the inspirations behind their stories in the book. In this second part of the Q&A you’ll now find some fantastic reading recommendations, as well as an insight into the writing process for any budding authors out there. A Dying Planet – out now in the UK and released this month in the US – contains an exciting mix of modern and classic fiction on a thought-provoking and relevant theme.
What better way to process these uncertain times than with an escape into science fiction? Out now in the UK, and available later this month in the US, A Dying Planet gathers the very best of apocalyptic – and post-apocalyptic – fiction. Tales from classic authors are complemented by fascinating new and recent stories, probing the concerns and problems of a modern world at risk. With themes like climate change, pandemics, extensive wastelands, alien destruction, overpopulation and dwindling resources, these stories explore, not always without optimism, how these issues could affect worlds and their inhabitants, and what might happen when it’s too late. A fitting anthology for a time of global crisis, authors from the book offer insight below about the inspiration behind their stories:
We have three great new titles coming out in April, so we wanted to talk about them! These include a new horror from Ramsey Campbell called 'The Wise Friend', Marc E. Fitch's 'Boy in the Box' and a fantasy book called 'The Heron Kings', by Eric Lewis. Find out more here!
We’re delighted to present the author lists for the next two anthologies in our Gothic Fantasy series: Detective Thrillers, and A Dying Planet. Due for publication in February 2020, these latest books continue to pair contemporary takes on the themes with classic tales that have helped shape the genres as we know them today. Once again, we received a great response to our recent call for submissions, and we’re excited to now share the results of a selection process that has been both tough and rewarding: congratulations to the below and many thanks to all who submitted!
We have three great new titles coming out in March, so we wanted to talk about them! These include a new horror from Tim Waggoner called The Forever House, Robert Mitchell Evans' Vulcan's Forge and Two Lives, a crime book featuring stories from China. Find out more here!
In the last of this month's Q&As with our February authors, we have Beth Overmyer. She talks about the themes of her book, The Goblets Immortal, her writing methods and gives some advice for new writers!
In the second of this month's Q&As with our February authors, we have Michael R. Johnston. He talks about why he writes science fiction, the books that got him into writing and shares details about his writing methods!
We have some great titles coming out in the next few months, so we wanted to talk about them here! We have three brand new Flame Tree titles, a horror from Catherine Cavendish called The Garden of Bewitchment, Michael R. Johnston's The Blood-Dimmed Tide, the sequel to The Widening Gyre, and The Goblets Immortal, a fantasy novel by Beth Overmyer. Check out today's blog for more details about everything we have coming up over the next couple of months!
We have some great titles coming out in the next few months, so we wanted to talk about them here! We have yet another amazing new to Flame Tree horror from Brian Kirk called We Are Monsters and Snowball, a horror/suspense by Gregory Bastianelli. Check out today's blog for more details about everything we have coming up over the next couple of months!