I’ve been remiss lately in reporting on new books from various friends, colleagues, writers and publishers. Top of the list are two new releases from Fox Spirit – African Monsters, and Things in the Dark.
The latter is the latest in the Fox Pockets series – a wonderful collection of small, beautifully produced volumes containing some excellent stories. You may remember my own Boyfriend From Hell turning up in the Fox Pockets Shapeshifters anthology. Things in the Dark looks set to continue the trend with “a collection of strange, scary and sometimes humorous tales considering all manner of … things in the dark” – eighteen stories involving the weird and wonderful. You can find it on Amazon and if it’s anything like as good as Shapeshifters was, it’ll be well worth the effort.
African Monsters is “a fantastic anthology featuring many African writers at the forefront of the new wave of Speculative Fiction tapping directly into the deep and rich mythology of African cultures…” according to Ivor W Hartmann, the editor of another of Fox Spirit’s Monsters series. This collection also features a heap of stories from authors including Margret Helgadottir and Joan de la Haye. And the cover is simply gorgeous. Get a copy here and see for yourself.