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Shadows on the Hillside

Weird Landscapes

by Jordan Biddulph, Rose Biggin, J.E. Bryant, Emma Coleman, Storm Constantine, Wendy Darling, Nerine Dorman, Jessica Gilling, Cat Hellisen, Andrew Hook, Paul Houghton, John Kaiine, Fiona McGavin, Sarah Singleton, Kari Sperring, Paula Wakefield, Freda Warrington, Liz Williams

A few months before she passed away, Storm Constantine sent me the manuscript for Shadows on the Hillside, a project we first discussed two years previously and which Storm had been working on ever since. Little did I imagine it would be the last book we would work on together.

Storm chose her contributors carefully, wanting stories that take the reader deep into the strangeness of the landscape, where reality flickers like summer’s heat. Weirdness generates inexplicable events that mystify and intrigue – asking questions that can never fully be answered. An empty car with a door hanging open by an endless field of wheat. Shimmering heat at midsummer, when something walks unseen in the sunlight. Rooks scattering in a ragged cloud revealing strange patterns upon the air. A sense of presence in the view below you as you reach the crest of a hill and look down; urban landscapes too – the strangeness within cities and their deepest corners… A story yet untold, a secret in the earth, a cry that shakes the air yet cannot be heard by the human ear. Something happened in these places, but what…?

For Storm.

Between Skin and Sea – Cat Hellisen
All That Dead Beauty – Andrew Hook
The White Wood – Sarah Singleton
Bog Goddess – Fiona McGavin
Parrot’s Drumble – Jordan Biddulph
Ochre and Faience – Nerine Dorman
A Hard Country to Die In – Paula Wakefield
Lightening – Rose Biggin
The Green Calling – Storm Constantine
The Mydford Medusa – Freda Warrington
The Lighthouse – Emma Coleman
The Winter Wife – Kari Sperring
The Road to Tempol – Wendy Darling
Crabtree Field – Jessica Gilling
On Venus Street – Liz Williams
Work, Die, Heh Heh – Paul Houghton
Borderline – J. E. Bryant
Icarus Fall – John Kaiine
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Shadows on the Hillside is a sightseeing odyssey into the literary strange. The anthology is dysfunctional in all its lucidity, where summer evenings stretch and stark black hills deadstare against a blood sky at weathered sandhills and tors in a beauty of heartache and place.” – Aurealis

“What an excellent collection of stories! ‘Weird’ is a good way to describe them, but they are weird in the best possible way.” – LibraryThing reviewer

“If each of the stories included in this volume have something strange happening, it is ultimately the landscape itself that is the focal point. The anthology is probably the last project that Storm Constantine completed before her death and as she was the editor, she walks through all of the landscapes.” – SFCrowsnest  

This book is available as a paperback, ebook, and a numbered limited edition hardback.
£12.99 (Paperback)
£25.99 (Signed HB LTD ED)
Published: 06/07/2021
Cat. Number: NCP260
Dimensions: A5 (5.83 × 8.27 inches)
Pages: 242 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-912950-97-3
Editor: Storm Constantine
Cover Artist: Danielle Lainton
Typesetter: Storm Constantine
Language: English
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