News from your Overlord

Well, from me anyway.

So yes... sorry for my lack of postings of late. Last few months have been somewhat hectic what with becoming a daddy with the birth of our daughter Maia, and then being buried in copy-editing for weeks on end on my return to the Solaris/Abaddon towers.

But news! I have news and things!

This weekend I shall be at World Horror Con in Austin, Texas. I shall be in attendance from Friday morning, through to Sunday. On Friday afternoon between 1-3pm, I will be listening to pitches and on Saturday at 10am I will be on a panel about what editors want. I shall be traveling with Mr Gary McMahon author of the brilliant forthcoming Concrete Grove, so come seek us out and lavish on us praise and beer.

In other news I'm over the moon to be able to tell you that Mark Morris's story 'Fallen Boys', as featured in our anthology The End of The Line, has been selected for Best New Horror 22 edited by Ellen Datlow and out this summer. The End of The Line itself, along with the short story 'The Lure' by Nicholas Royle from that same volume, is up for a British Fantasy Award. The anthology and story have been long-listed, so if you're a BFS member get voting and get our babies on that short list.

In commissioning news, I'm delighted to be welcoming back Keith Brooke to the Solaris fold, with the SF novel alt Human. This will be published in June 2012. Adam Tredowski is on cover duties and we can't wait to see what he comes up with.

Anyway, that's all from me for now.

Happy reading.

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