Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Announcing... Pareidolia!

So, I'm really pleased to be able to announce this: coming this summer is Pareidolia, a new anthology I've edited (alongside co-editor Dan Howarth).

Pareidolia contains stories on that very theme, a phenomena which has long fascinated me and which has formed the basis of many a horror and weird fiction tale. And when you see the contributors you'll appreciate what a huge thrill it's been to be able to read stories this good before the rest of the world! 

Big thanks to Steve Shaw at Black Shuck Books for publishing this. It will be formally launched at EdgeLit 8 on the 13th July—you can preorder it before then from Black Shuck Books..

The blurb, wonderful cover art, and TOC is below:

Have you ever seen figures in the clouds, heard voices in the sound of a detuned TV, recognised faces made by the shadows in the corner of a room?

Pareidolia is the phenomenon where the mind perceives shapes, or hears voices, where none apparently exist. But what if what you were seeing was really there? What if the voice you heard really was speaking to you, calling you?

Pareidolia contains new dark and surreal stories by Tim Major, G.V. Anderson, Sarah Read and many more.

Step inside, and see if you see what they do.

Featuring: Into the Wood ~ Sarah Read | Joss Papers for Porcelain Ghosts ~ Eliza Chan | What Can You Do About a Man Like That? ~ Tim Major | The Lonely ~ Rich Hawkins | A Shadow Flits ~ Carly Holmes | The Butchery Tree ~ G.V. Anderson | The Lens of Dying ~ Charlotte Bond | How to Stay Afloat When Drowning ~ Daniel Braum | Geode ~ Rosanne Rabinowitz | House of Faces ~ Andrew David Barker

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