Douglas Thompson’s short stories have appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies. His first book, Ultrameta, was published by Eibonvale Press in August 2009, nominated for the Edge Hill Prize and shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society Best Newcomer Award. Since then he has published four subsequent novels. The Brahan Seer is his sixth novel.
Executed at Chanonry Point, Fortrose, for witchcraft in the late 17th century, the shadowy historical figure of the Brahan Seer foretold the Battle of Culloden, the invention of the railways and canals, the Second World War and even the creation of the Channel Tunnel. Described by Thompson himself as a historical literary novel (with supernatural overtones) this fascinating book begins to question whether our current understanding of time is quite as safe and scientifically sound as we think it is…
As part of the Inverness Book Festival 2014, Douglas will be interviewed by Inverness based journalist and broadcaster Roddy Maclean
Existence is Elsewhen, our fantastic new anthology is available from 18th March 2016 as an eBook. It will be published in print on 25th March 2016, and launched at Mancunicon.
The title, Existence is Elsewhen, paraphrases the last sentence of André Breton’s 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism, perfectly summing up the intent behind this anthology of stories from a wonderful collection of authors. Different worlds… different times. It’s what Elsewhen Press has been about since we launched our first title in 2011.
In Existence is Elsewhen we present twenty science fiction stories for you to enjoy, one from each of the following twenty great authors:
We will be at Mancunicon, this year’s Eastercon in Manchester. It’s in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel, and over the weekend we’re holding two book launches in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor – our great new anthology Existence is Elsewhen on Saturday evening and Peter R. Ellis’ Unity of Seven on Sunday afternoon. Come and join us for a drink at the launch parties, and say hello if you see us around and about (we’ll be wearing our Elsewhen Press t-shirts!)
Also look out for our authors, no fewer than twelve will be at Mancunicon: Alison Buck, J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Rebecca Hall, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, James Starling, Zoë Sumra, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver. Catch some of them at panels too…
Friday 19:00, Diversity in UK SF: Why are we lagging?
Saturday 16:00, Anime
Saturday 20:30, Queering Heroic Fantasy
Monday 13:00, Sense8
Peter R. Ellis:
Saturday 13:00, Balancing the Creative Life
Sunday 17:30, Historical Fiction and Fanfiction
At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching our new anthology Existence is Elsewhen. With twenty stories from twenty great authors this is a fantastic science fiction anthology. Come and join us at the launch party in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, with a spectacular view over Manchester. Nine of the twenty authors will be joining us: J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver.
The stories in Existence is Elsewhen are:
- Christy, J.A. Inside and Out™ V.5 – From Here to ETERNITY
- Ellis, Peter R. In the bleak Long Winter
- Gribbin, John Something to Beef about
- Harrison, Steve Earthsale
- Hayward, Edwin Ambrosia
- Hughes, Rhys Jekking the Oofers
- Jackson, Stefan Luceria
- McKell, Andy Homo Sapiens Inferior
- McVeigh, Siobhan Face the Music
- Moran, Robin Degeneration
- Nayman, Ira The Writer Did It!
- Nuttall, Christopher The Girl in Black
- Oke, Susan Hide and Hunt
- Ozdural, Sanem The Song of the Sky
- Reimer, Tanya Forbidden fruit
- Skye, Chloe Precipitation
- Thompson, Douglas Bird Brains
- Turner, Tej The Last Days
- Weaver, Dave The Copy
- Wolfe, Peter Murder in M-23