My anthology, Improbable Botany, launched in paperback in 2018 and is now available as an e-book from Amazon. This speculative fiction anthology contains original stories by Rachel Armstrong, Cherith Baldry (Erin Hunter), Eric Brown, Simon Morden, Adam Roberts, James Kennedy, Ken MacLeod, Stephen Palmer, Justina Robson, Tricia Sullivan and Lisa Tuttle, who between them have won most of the major awards in science fiction and fantasy publishing.
Other books I worked on which were published in 2018 include Entrenched by David Lawrence-Young, the fifth novel I have edited for this prolific author, Find Another Place by Ben Graff, Out Of The Mist by Lynne Chitty, Spaghetti Head, by Sarah Tyley, and Marco and the Pharaoh’s Curse by Paul Purnell. All profits from this last title are being divided between the charities Guide Dogs for the Blind and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
Slightly older projects include Andrew David Barker’s award-nominated Dead Leaves, The Conscript by Nate Kirtis, Do It – Cycling Around The World For A Laugh by Adrian Besly, Seek The Throat From Which We Sing by Alex CF, and Dangerous Score by Michael Bearcroft.
In 2016 I wrote four chapters for Literary Wonderlands: A Journey Through The Greatest Fictional Lands Every Created, which was published in the US by Black Dog & Leventhal, then in the UK in 2017 by Modern
Books. My chapter on Persuasion by Jane Austen appears in the follow-up, Literary Landscapes, published in October 2018. I have since penned a chapter on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for the third book in the series, Literary Journeys.
I contribute every month to Writing Magazine, the UK’s best-selling magazine for writers, and am a columnist for the relaunched Amazing Stories, the world’s first and oldest science fiction magazine. Launched in the late summer 2018, issue one featured my interview with the award-winning author of Rosewater and The Murders of Molly Southbourne, Tade Thompson. Issue two included my interview with another award-winning Author, Nina Allan – The Rift. For issue four I spoke to Professor Rachel Armstrong about her novel Invisible Ecologies.