ot: Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 2 ToC announced

I was proud to have a story in The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors, a bumper anthology that was extremely well received. You can find more about the book, including some of its early review quotes, here.


Well, the fine folks at Alchemy Press have just announced the table of contents for its follow-up, The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 2:

  • Gail-Nina Anderson           Henrietta Street
  • Sarah Ash                          I Left My Fair Homeland
  • Debbie Bennett                  I Remember Everything
  • Mike Chinn                         Digging in the Dirt
  • Paul Finch                          What Did You See
  • John Grant                         The Loneliest Place
  • John Howard                      The Primordial Light
  • Tim Jeffreys                       Black Nore
  • Eyglo Karlsdottir                Footprints in the Snow
  • Nancy Kilpatrick                Promises
  • Garry Kilworth                   Lirpaloof Island
  • Samantha Lee                   The Secret Place
  • Pauline Morgan                 Beneath Namibian Sands
  • Sharon Newell                   Every Bad Thing
  • Thana Niveau                    The Hate Whisperer
  • John Llewellyn Probert      Hydrophobia
  • Peter Sutton                      We Do Like to Be Beside

Alchemy Press’s Peter Coleborn has kindly sent me a preview of the cover visual:

My contribution, “The Loneliest Place,” is a noirish sf/fantasy/horror piece. Kudos to you if you can guess in advance the slipstream-noirish crime writer it homages.

8 thoughts on “ot: Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 2 ToC announced

    • Ha! You’re not going to believe this, bearing in mind that I’m a fan of the novel and a megafan of the movie, but until you mentioned it I hadn’t made the mental connection between the two titles. Something subliminal going on, obviously.

      Anyway, no: the homaging isn’t to Hughes.

    • As I’ve just been explaining to Col, this is the first time I’ve noticed the similarity in titles. Duh. Too obvious to see, at a guess.

      Anyway, it ain’t Hughes. Although, of course, in future when people ask me I’ll touch the side of my nose and say enigmatically, “There’s a bit of Hughes in there too . . .”

    • Alchemy Press is among my favorites of the UK small presses, so this inclusion is a great pleasure. They published my story collection Tell No Lies a few years back.

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