Smoke is an anthology searching for new stories pushing out fantastical children that are considered the children of Dickens, in honour of Dickens’ 200th birthday.
There are (will be) 100 hardcovers available, all signed & numbered – though they’re nearly out of them, so order quick-like if you’re interested. Their original Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse is still in ebook/print form, for a little while. One of the best short story collections I’ve read in a long time.
And I’ve got a story in it. With an awfully long list of very clever and talented authors too cool to name. If you come to next week’s launch party, you’ll get to see me all tongue tied and star-struck. Or perhaps just slightly drunk and shouty. Hopefully in a nice sort of way.
But here’s the thing. See the photo up there? That’s the illustration of my story. You can see the rest here and there’s a way to purchase 5 of them. Just don’t bid on the one above, as it’s MINE MINE MINE.
Or, else, I hope it is. It’s lovely and gorgeous and by Gary Northfield and I like it and I’d like to buy it. For charity, you understand. Though I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford it, but the proceeds of all six sales will go to support English PEN. So bid big. Just not on the St-Dunstan-in-the-East.