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Forecast: When it Rains it Pours


Glasgow SF Writer’s Circle 30 year anniversary anthology 30 Years of Rain. Look at this post-apocalyptic cover. Is it a fisherman’s warning, or a blood-red sky?

The table of contents is salivatingly good, and makes you wonder if the bleary weather gives writers more indoors time at the computer/ notepad. Also kind of floored me to realise how many well-known names have lived in Glasgow. I attended during the era of Gary Gibson, Neil Williamson and Hal Duncan, but lookie- Ruth Booth, Louise Welsh, THE Amal El-Mohtar. #swoons

Table of Contents

T.J. Berg

William King

Gary Gibson

Elsie W.K. Donald

Ruth E.J. Booth

Heather Valentine

Anya Penfold

Brian M. Milton

Ian Hunter

Michael Cobley

Cameron Johnston

Jim Campbell

T.W. Moses

Stewart Horn

Fergus Bannon

Hal Duncan

Elaine Gallagher

Peter Morrison

Louise Welsh

Kenneth Kelly

Duncan Lunan

Jim Steel

Matthew Horsley

Richard Mosses

Eliza Chan

Neil Williamson

Amal El-Mohtar

Michael Mooney

Phil Raines

My long-time favourite but unsellable Japanese rock ‘n roll ‘n tattoos story was lovingly given a proper scrub down and beaten into shape before being accepted into this anthology. I’m very grateful to the amazing editors Neil, Cameron and Elaine for sorting me out! Also for placing me as an appetiser to Neil and Amal’s stories. 😀

The anthology launches at Fantasycon by the Sea in Scarborough on Saturday 24th September at 3pm alongside Newcon Press in the Main Ballroom, Grand Hotel. I’m absolutely gutted I can’t go to Fantasycon this year. Because of the shindig that will surely occur with the Glasgow crew at their launch, but also before I learnt of this, because the writers and schedule seems more my cup of tea than Eastercon (and I loved Eastercon, so the only way is up). Also Holdfast and Fox Spirit publishing are both up for British Fantasy Awards which I could take a slither of credit in since I’ve been publishing in both this year! But more than that, it means a good number of the editors and writers involved in those publications will be in attendance and as much as I hate networking, I love matching up a real life person to a ToC name.

If, like me, you have another engagement that stops you from going to Fantasycon, get yourself over to Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on Friday 30th September at 7pm for the local launch.

Updates on where to get the anthology as soon as I know them!

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