We are delighted to announce that End of the Road, edited by Solaris Books’ Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Oliver, has won the British Fantasy Award 2014 for Best Anthology!
An incredible anthology of original short stories by an exciting list of writers including the bestselling author Philip Reeve and the World Fantasy award-winning Lavie Tidhar.
Each step will lead you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can you expect to meet at journey’s end? Here are stories of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare travel tales and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be found on the road. the critically acclaimed editor of Magic, End of The Line and House of Fear has brought together the contemporary masters and mistresses of the weird from around the globe in an anthology of travel tales like no other. Strap on your seatbelt, shoulder your backpack, or wait for that next ride... into darkness.
Praise for End of the Road:
“Jonathan Oliver has turned to the road story: a genre, as he explains in his insightful introduction, widely mined in film and literature alike… though the fifteen short fictions which follow show that the form has much more to offer… the road, and the road story, goes ever on. Would that we could go with it, for though it has its horrors, it’s replete with untold wonders as well.” – Tor.com
“An enriching and enjoyable example of the diversity and inventiveness that a themed anthology can offer. This is one book not to be missed” – This is Horror
“A rich tapestry of mythology and landscape to the stories. If you like weird stories or stories about change and discovery, then I’d definitely recommend picking up End of the Road.” – Fantastical Librarian
“The collection also has the superb factor of being from authors from across the globe. The variety and complexity is great, and I highly recommend this to anyone who has never got into the idea of short stories, as it would make an engrossing introduction.” – Nerds Feather
“The road indeed "goes on forever"… which is fine, because sometimes it's the remarkable journey that make the the End of the Road worthwhile.” – Bob Milne, Beauty in Ruins
“All of the stories are excellent in their various ways, and taken together, they cover a wide range of time and a great diversity of culture” – David Harris via Goodreads
“I was not prepared for how much this anthology would break my heart so utterly.” - feux d'artifice
Featured guest posts by Jonathan Oliver:
British Fantasy Awards: Best Anthology 2014 (winner)
Shirley Jackson Awards: Best Anthology 2014 (shortlisted)
World Fantasy Awards: best Anthology 2014 (nominated – winners announced November 2014)
End of the Road, edited by Jonathan Oliver, is available online and from all good bookstores: