Edited by Jonathan Green and Kit Cox, Den Patrick, Al Ewing, David Lee Stone, Jonathan Oliver, Gary McMahon, Andrew Lane, Josh Reynolds, C L Werner, Toby Frost, Robert Spalding, Laurel Sills, Ian Whates, Amy Taylor, Andy Taylor, Richard Salter, Sarah Peploe, Kim Lakin-Smith, David Tallerman, Steven Savile, Jenni Hill, and Alec Worley
SHARKPUNK: an anthology of killer shark stories.
Publication: May 1, 2015 •
Inspired by such classic pulp movies as Jaws and Deep Blue Sea – as well as such ludicrous delights as Sharknado and Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus – the stories contained within are rip-roaring page-turners and slow-build chillers that celebrate all things savage, pulp and selachian.
Covering the whole range of speculative fiction genres, from horror and Steampunk, through to SF and WTF, these are stories with bite!
Come on in. The water’s fine…
Alec Worley was a projectionist and a film critic before he got to write for the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, 2000 AD, for whom he’s written Judge Dredd, Age of the Wolf and Dandridge. He’s also a prose writer whose credits include the novella Judge Anderson: Heartbreaker. His lifelong love of sharks began when he saw Jaws at the age of 7 and fell off his chair in fright at the bit with Ben Gardener’s head. More recently he achieved a lifelong dream of going cage-diving, which he did off the coast of Guadalupe, Mexico. He got pooped on by a Great White.
Jonathan Green is a writer of speculative fiction, with more than sixty books to his name. Well known for his contributions to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks, he has also written fiction for such diverse properties as Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Moshi Monsters, LEGO and Judge Dredd. He is the creator of the Pax Britannia series for Abaddon Books and has written eight novels set within this steampunk universe, featuring the debonair dandy adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver. He is also the author of an increasing number of non-fiction titles, including the award-winning YOU ARE THE HERO – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks. He has recently taken to editing and compiling short story anthologies, including the critically-acclaimed GAME OVER and SHARKPUNK, published by Snowbooks. To find out more about his current projects visit www.JonathanGreenAuthor.com and follow him on Twitter @jonathangreen.
Kim Lakin-Smith is the author of Tourniquet; Tales from the Renegade City (Immanion Press: 2007), Cyber Circus (Newcon Press: 2011) and the YA novella Queen Rat (Murky Depths, 2012). Her dark fantasy and science fiction short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Black Static, Interzone, Celebration, Myth-Understandings, Further Conflicts, Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse, Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories By Women, and others, with 'Johnny and Emmie-Lou Get Married' shortlisted for the BSFA short story award 2009.
Kim has a background in performance and is a regular guest speaker at writing workshops and conventions.
Steven Savile has written for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval,Stargate, Warhammer, Slaine, Fireborn, Pathfinder, Arkham Horror, Rogue Angel, and other popular game and comic worlds. He won the International Media Association of Tie-In Writers award for his novel, SHADOW OF THE JAGUAR, and the inaugural Lifeboat to the Stars Award from for TAU CETI (co-authored with International Bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson). Writing as Matt Langley his young adult novel BLACK FLAG was a finalist for the People's Book Prize 2015. He wrote the story for the multi-million copy bestselling computer game Battlefield 3 and has worked with Paradox Interactive on several of their forthcoming computer games. His latest books include SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE MURDER AT SORROWS CROWN, published by Titan in September 2016, PARALLEL LINES a brand new crime novel coming from the same publisher in March 2017, and GLASS TOWN, a mythic fantasy novel published in hardcover by St Martin's Press in April 2017.
Publication: May 1, 2015
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