We’re pleased to announce the authors included in our upcoming anthology: Black Sci-Fi Short Stories! Earlier this year, we opened for submissions on this theme in order to focus on an area of science fiction that has not received the full attention it deserves. The book, due to be published in April 2021 (UK) and June 2021 (US), combines new stories with early speculative and proto-science fiction by Black writers of an older tradition. Alex Award-winning novelist Temi Oh provides the foreword, alongside an introduction by Sandra M. Grayson, author of Visions of the Third Millennium: Black Science Fiction Novelists Write the Future (2003). With invaluable promotion and editorial support from Tia Ross and the Black Writers Collective, we’re delighted to have chosen the stories below for inclusion:
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Escape into fantastic worlds: from tales of space to mythical islands, underwater realms and alternate realities, our latest anthology Strange Lands is packed with imaginative storytelling. Sitting alongside the likes of Jules Verne, Edith Nesbit, H.G. Wells, George MacDonald and more, a selection of modern authors offer up works dealing with exploration and survival in fascinatingly alien settings. In last week’s Q&A, authors from the book spoke a little about their stories. Get your gift ideas and reading lists ready, as they return here with story recommendations in the genre, plus tips on getting writing ideas down!
Strange Lands is one of our latest anthologies to combine new stories and modern authors with classic fiction on the theme. Ranging from tales about space, fantasy lands and lost worlds to underground and underwater homes, this collection brings together all manner of imaginative settings and fantastic voyages. Here to give us a little flavour of what’s in store in the book are the authors themselves, revealing the various inspirations behind their story!
We have four great new titles coming out in November, so we wanted to talk about them! These include: Mondo Crimson by Andrew Post, City of Angels by Kenneth Bromberg, Second Chances, the sequel to Second Lives by P.D. Cacek and Human Resources, the sequel to Night Shift by Robin Triggs. Find out more here!
We have four great new titles coming out in October, so we wanted to talk about them! These include
The Portal by Russell James, Voodoo Heart by John Everson, Greyfriars Reformatory by Frazer Lee and After Sundown edited by Mark Morris. Find out more here!
We have four great new titles coming out in September, so we wanted to talk about them! These include a new horror from Jonathan Janz called 'The Raven', Hunter Shea's 'Misfits', a new sci-fi called 'Fearless' by Allen Stroud and another amazing sci-fi by debut author Nadia Afifi called 'The Sentient'. Find out more here!
We are delighted to announce a new call for submissions which is now open! We are looking for twelve to twenty short stories by black contemporary writers to complement a selection of core classic tales by early black writers of speculative fiction.
*THE SUBMISSION WINDOW FOR THIS ANTHOLOGY IS NOW CLOSED*
We have three great new titles coming out in May, so we wanted to talk about them! These include a new horror from Glenn Rolfe called 'Until Summer Comes Around', Brian Moreland's 'Tomb of Gods' and a new to Flame Tree sci-fi classic title called 'City Among Stars', by world-renowned French scientist, geologist, and archaeologist Francis Carsac. Find out more here!
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: