anthology, speculative fiction


Last summer, I received an email from Lucas Bale.  Lucas Bale is the author of ‘The Heretic’ and ‘Defiance’ (check out Spectrum Books for reviews/interview).  So what did Mr.Bale want?  Well, he made me an offer.  “Would I like to contribute to a speculative fiction anthology?”  It was an offer that I couldn’t refuse and I replied straight away with an emphatic“YES”.

Now the anthology is almost here.  ‘No Way Home’ is an amazing collection of stories from eight brilliant and exciting new voices in speculative fiction.

S.Elliot Brandis, Lucas Bale, J.S.Collyer, S.W. Fairbrother, Michael Patrick Hicks, Harry Manners and Alex Roddie are the fantastic writers that have contributed to the anthology. I recommend that you check out their websites and buy their books.  You will not be disappointed.

‘No Way Home’ will be published on 2 March 2015 and to whet your appetite here is the grand unveiling of the stunning cover and the blurb.

No Way Home
Nothing terrifies us more than being stranded. Helpless, forsaken, cut-off. Locked in a place from which there is no escape, no way to get home. A soldier trapped in an endless war dies over and over, only to be awakened each time to fight again – one of the last remaining few seeking to save mankind from extinction. In rural 70s England, an RAF radio engineer returns to an abandoned military installation, but begins to suffer hallucinations, shifts in time and memories that are not his own. A widower, one of ten thousand civilian space explorers, is sent alone to determine his assigned planet’s suitability for human colonisation, but stumbles across a woman who is part of the same programme and shouldn’t be there at all. A depressed woman in a poverty-stricken near-future America, where political apathy has allowed special interests to gain control of the country, takes part in a particularly unpleasant crowd-funding platform, established by the nation’s moneyed elite to engage the masses. An assassin from the future, sent back in time to murder a woman, is left stranded when he fails in his mission and knows he will soon cease to exist. These sometimes dark, sometimes heart-warming, but always insightful stories and more are to be found in No Way Home, where eight of the most exciting new voices in speculative fiction explore the mental, physical and even meta-physical boundaries that imprison us when we are lost.

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