Mid-summer Harvey

Midsummer’s day is almost upon us. The annual festivities of the longest day will be some what tempered I suspect, certainly I do not normally celebrate it by sitting in my back garden. generally it is a day spent in a gathering of friends, with music and joy. Instead this year it will be just me and the cat. And the cat doesn’t much appreciate hanging around the fire pit with a beer or three listening to music as the sun oh so slowly traverses the sky in the longest of evening…

Still while it may be something of a curtailed mid-summer celebration, it is a celebration of something else with the release of the fifth Harvey Duckman anthology, which features, among a host of indie writers both new and of some renown, yours truly.

In this iteration I have a little story called ‘The salmon swims both ways’ a tale in the Lovecraftian tradition, which may be no more than a tale of one mads madness, or may be far more… But as ever I am just one of fifteen writers in this latest anthology, which features returning favorites like Kate Baucherel, Joseph Carrabis, Adrian Bagley, Peter James Martin and others as well as five voices new to the series.

The Harvey Duckman Anthology’s remain one of the things I am most proud of being a part of. So on behalf of my fellow Harvey writers may I just say


Welcome to our worlds…


Looking to escape to another world with a super fast read? Looking for urban fantasy that is a bit different? Or weird stories to make you think? Wanting to discover speculative fiction from writers that could become your new favourite authors?

Harvey Duckman presents the fifth in a series of short story anthologies featuring some of the most exciting voices in science fiction, fantasy, horror and steampunk today.

Volume 5 includes stories by: Adrian Bagley, Kate Baucherel, A.L. Buxton, Aidan Cairnie, Joseph Carrabis, R. Bruce Connelly, Tony Harrison, Mark Hayes, Scott Howard, Peter James Martin, Alex Minns, Andrew Openshaw, Melissa Rose Rogers, Kathrine Machon and Liz Tuckwell, with a foreword from fantasy author Ben McQueeney.

Edited (as ever) by the wonderful C.G. Hatton.

Available on pre-order now, and on general release on the 20th of June… Mid-summers day…  (and in paperback around the same time)

Note:  the preview link below will not work till the book is live on the twentieth follow this link instead to preorder…  





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