They are here! They’re here! Our three beautiful sci-fi anthologies, Infinite Dysmorphia, Terra Nullis and Holding On By Our Fingertips, are out – and if you’re in Oxford this Friday (the 8th June) do come along to Waterstones for the launch!
I can’t play favourites as the editor, but I can’t anyway – I love all the stories that made it into the anthologies (and most of the ones that didn’t! It was so hard to pick!) You can go from nano-bots to a saltwater moon, exoskeletons to aliens, from ghosts to fauns and faeries, clones to vampires and back to AI.
There’s stories about gardens in the ruins of a changing earth and in the depths of a factory, terraformed alien worlds with short-lived lifeforms or un-breathable air. There’s tales of survival in the wastelands and the city estates, in the depths of space and at the end of civilisations. There’s explorers of alien shores, finders of secrets, eaters of sins and builders of new worlds. There’s love and hope and despair, the end of humanity and the birth of new worlds, loss and mystery and exploration and above all, there’s amazing stories about the end of the world, about exploring the universe, and about the sheer variety of possibilities for humanity.
I am so ridiculously proud of all of the stories and authors that we selected, and really pleased to be able to share them with you! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.
Ps. I’ll make a little bet with you. I think you’ll cry at the last story of Holding On By Our Fingertips; every editor did!