Mercurio D Rivera has been tipped as ‘the next big thing’ by critics and
readers alike. He first burst onto the
scene in 2006 with “Longing for Langalana”. Featured in Interzone, “Langalana” won the magazine’s readers’ poll for best
story of that year and became the first of many pieces to gain honourable
mention in Gardner Dozois’ Year’s Best anthology. Since then, Mercurio’s work has appeared regularly
in Interzone, as well as such venues
as Asimov’s, Nature, Black Static, and
Solaris Rising 2. In 2010, his story “Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us” was shortlisted for the World Fantasy
Award and gained honourable mention in Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Horror.
the Event Horizon contains the very
best of Mercurio’s work to date; fourteen stories selected by the author
himself, including “Langalana” and “Tu Sufrimiento”.
“Tu Sufrimiento Shall Protect Us… is one of the most
atmospheric, disturbing and thought-provoking short stories I have ever
encountered.” – SF Signal
“Few writers in SF depict aliens quite as alien as Rivera does.” –
“I was blown away by Mercurio D. Rivera’s “The Scent of Their
Arrival”; it’s the finest story I’ve read for some time.” – Gareth D Jones.
exciting… On my Hugo shortlist.” – Sam Tomaino, SF Revu
the Event Horizon is launched April 2013, as an A5 paperback, an
e-book, and a signed hardback edition limited to just 100 copies.