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Best of British Fantasy 2018

Edited by Jared Shurin

by Adam Roberts, Robert Shearman, Ian McDonald, Tade Thompson, Liam Hogan, Aliya Whiteley, Reggie Oliver, Jenni Fagan, Priya Sharma, RJ Barker, James Warner , Harkiran Dhindsa, Ben Reynolds, Lisa Fransson, Lizzie Hudson, Helen McClory, Matthew Hughes, Heather Parry, Paul McQuade, Steph Swainston, Rhys Hughes, Beth Goddard, Archie Black

Editor Jared Shurin spread his net wide to discover the very best work published by British and British-based authors in 2018, whittling down the nearly 200 stories under consideration to just 21 selected (22 in the hardback edition) and two poems. These stories range from traditional sword and sorcery to contemporary fantasy, written by a mix of established fantasy authors, new voices, and those who are not usually associated with genre fiction. The result is a wonderfully diverse anthology of high quality tales.

Introduction by Jared Shurin
There’s a Witch in the Word Machine – Jenni Fagan                        
We Are Now Beginning Our Descent – Malcolm Devlin                
The Dance of a Thousand Cuts – Liam Hogan                              
A Son of the Sea – Priya Sharma                                                     
To Look Upon His Works – RJ Barker                                         
12 Answers Only You Can Question – James Warner                    
The Woman Who Turned Into Soap – Harkiran Dhindsa              
Mushroom Speed Boosts – Ben Reynolds                                      
The Guile – Ian McDonald                                                            
We Can Make Something Grow Between The Mushrooms And The Snow – Kirsty Logan  
The Moss Child – Lisa Fransson                                                   
Boys – Lizzie Hudson                                                                    
The Farm at the World’s End – Helen McClory                             
The Prevaricator – Matthew Hughes                                              
The Small Island – Heather Parry                                                   
A Gift of Tongues – Paul McQuade                                               
Velocity – Steph Swainston                                                          
Counting the Pennies – Rhys Hughes                                            
The Councillor’s Visit – Beth Goddard                                           
Yard Dog – Tade Thompson                                                          
Dark Shells – Aliya Whiteley                                                          
Coruvorn – Reggie Oliver                                                               
The Godziliad – Adam Roberts                                                       
[Underground – Archie Black]   In the limited edition hardback only    
"This anthology was both modern and utterly fascinating. Its contents may be adventurous, imaginative and (occasionally) based on ‘traditional’ narratives, but its themes and moods are more innovative, challenging and at times therapeutic than any so-called ‘literary’ fiction I have recently read." - British Fantasy Society 
"An exciting collection of short stories for many different tastes... Sophisticated, brilliantly edited and introduced collection." SF Book Reviews

Available as an A5 paperback and a special limited edition hardback signed by the editor.
£12.99 (Paperback)
£24.99 (Signed Hardback, LTD ED)
Published: 21/05/2019
Cat. Number: NCP191
Dimensions: A5 (5.83 × 8.27 inches)
Pages: 300 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-912950-17-1
Editor: Jared Shurin
Cover Artist: Matty Long
Language: English
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