Delighted to say that I’ve signed a contract with the wondrous PS Publishing for a new collection of stories, due out in 2019.
Twelve reprints, two new stories, and an intro by Mr Kim Newman, for which I am eternally grateful.
Ze official blurb:
THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF ANGELA SLATTER
Welcome to The Best Short Stories of Angela Slatter.
Slatter’s work has been described by the legendary Ramsey Campbell as “enviably original, and told in prose as stylish as it’s precise. Not just disturbing but often touching, her work enriches and revives the tale of terror.”
From the fierce changeling children of ‘Finnegan’s Field’ to shades of old gods in ‘Egyptian Revival’, from the Lovecraftian echoes of ‘Lavinia’s Wood’ to a new kind of Victorian sleuth in ‘Ripper’, and from the re-imagined fairy tale of ‘The Little Mermaid, in Passing’ to the tender terror of ‘Neither Time nor Tears’, the stories in this collection spring from dragons’ teeth scattered on the field of story.
The Best Short Stories of Angela Slatter collects twelve reprints and two new unpublished tales, with an Introduction by Kim Newman.
“Slatter’s dark fantasies have a bright, burning core of understanding and insight.” ~ M.R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts and The Boy on the Bridge.
“Angela Slatter’s stories are horrific, mysterious, whimsical, and mischievous. Beautifully written, full of humanity and intelligence, her stories are both timely and timeless in their concerns. This is an essential collection from one of our best.” ~ Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World.
“Angela Slatter ’s prose is both eloquent and elegant ? which is no mean feat. By turns beautiful and chilling in equal measure, her stories feature characters who live and breathe and leap off the page, while the plots themselves are wholly unique. This book is a gem and you should treasure it as such.” ~ Paul Kane, bestselling and award-winning author of Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Monsters and Before.
“Angela has a rare talent for drawing the reader in to her world, with a lyrical, almost fairytale quality to her writing that also shows a sardonic wit to delight the reader. This collection showcases some of her best stories – you need to read it.” ~ Marie O’Regan, author of Bury Them Deep, editor of Phantoms and The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women.