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Beside the Seaside

Beside the Seaside

Introduction by David Nobbs, edited by Scott Harrison, and Alison Littlewood, Lee Harris, Sadie Miller, Trevor Baxendale, Gary McMahon, Johnny Mains, and Sue Wilsea

176 PagesISBN: 9781909679351
Publication: April 1, 2014


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Genre tales with a seaside theme: perfect alternative holiday reading. 

Alison Littlewood is a writer of dark fantasy and horror fiction. Her first novel, A Cold Season, was published by Jo Fletcher Books in January 2012. Her short stories have appeared in magazines including Black Static, Crimewave and Not One Of Us, as well as the British Fantasy Society Dark Horizons. She also contributed to the charity anthology Never Again as well as Read by Dawn Vol 3, Midnight Lullabies and Festive Fear 2. Her life writing has appeared in The Guardian. Visit her at

David Nobbs is the author of nineteen novels, including The Fall & Rise of Reginald PerrinA Bit of a Do, Second from Last in the Sack Race, and his recent bestseller The Fall & Rise of Gordon Coppinger. Since his TV writing career began in 1963 he has written sketches and scripts for some of the biggest names in British comedy, such as The Two Ronnies, That Was The Week That Was, The Frost Report, Frankie Howerd and Kenneth Williams. David has written extensively for BBC Radio4 and penned one-off plays for Granada and Yorkshire Television, as well as providing scripts for a variety of popular sitcoms. Find him at

Gary McMahon is the author of a wide variety of horror novels, novellas and chapbooks, including the much celebrated Concrete Grove trilogy and theThomas Usher books. His short fiction has been published in a variety of collections and anthologies including Tales of the Weak and Wounded, The Mammoth Book of the Best New Horror and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, as well as the portmanteau audio anthology Thirteen. He can be found

Johnny Mains is an award-winning editor, author and horror historian. Charlie Higson (Fast Show) calls him ‘Minister For Horror’. He has written for SFX Magazine, Illustrators Quarterly and The Paperback Fanatic. Mains was Project editor to Pan Macmillan’s 2010 re-issue of The Pan Book of Horror Stories. Mains is also co-editing Dead Funny with multi-award winning comedian Robin Ince. He has written the introduction to Stephen King’s 30th Anniversary edition of Thinner. Mains is the author of two short story collections and editor of five horror anthologies, the latest being Best British Horror, out now, from Salt.

Lee Harris is the Senior Editor at Angry Robot Books; he is also the former publisher of Hub (a monthly short fiction dead tree zine, which became a weekly online publication before half-collapsing at issue 150). He also writes – mainly short stories, though he has written for the stage, too, and he’s partway through writing a novel – but then, isn’t everyone? He’s married with two beautiful young daughters, and has far too many unread books and unwatched DVDs – not that that would ever prevent him from buying more! He hates dried fruit, but loves mince pies, and no – he doesn’t understand that, either.

Sadie Miller’s short stories have been published by Gothic City Press, Prole Magazine and Oddville Press, with forthcoming work appearing in Static Movement's Shape Shifters Anthology and Black Heart Magazine. She is a regular writer and contributor for Excessica books, with two novellas available to download and a novel in the works. Her poetry has been published by the Red Booth Review, Clockwise Cat and The Commonline Journal, and her audio play is currently in development with Audio Scribble for a Christmas 2014 release.

Scott Harrison is a scriptwriter and novelist whose stage plays have been produced in both the US and UK. He has written audio plays for a number of Big Finish ranges, including The Confessions of Dorian Gray and Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles, and his novel Archangel is the second book to be published in their new Blake’s 7 novel range. His comic book scripts and short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies, including Into The Woods: A Fairytale Anthology and Faction Paradox: A Romance in Twelve Parts. As editor he has worked on a charity eBook anthology for Great Ormond Street Hospital and is range editor for the Modern Masters Of Audio series. He lives on the edge of werewolf country with his wife and a stack of books he will never get around to reading.

For the last 20 years Sue Wilsea has lived on the banks of The Humber. She retired early from teaching to write, and in 2010 was selected by the Arvon Foundation as one of nine New and Gifted Writers. In 2012, Valley Press published her short story collection Staying Afloat; subsequently she won the Vogel short story competition, and this year Looked After was long-listed for the Mslexia’s first novel award. Sue teaches part-time at Hull University and last year completed an MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle. She is half a Spoken Word performance duo with any spare time spent reacquainting herself with husband and four children.

Trevor Baxendale has written Doctor Who and Torchwood novels for BBC Books, including Eater of WaspsThe Undertaker's GiftThe Deadstone Memorial and Prisoner of the Daleks. His novel Fear of the Dark was reprinted in 2013 as part of Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary celebrations. He has also written scripts for Big Finish's Doctor Who, Robin Hood and Highlander audio plays, as well as writing various adaptations for schools in Pearsons Bugclub range. He has been a regular visitor to both Scarborough and Whitby with his family for many years. Follow him on Twitter at @trevorbaxendale


Format: Ebook

176 Pages

ISBN: 9781909679351

Publication: April 1, 2014

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