Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic


14 Fabulous stories of Myths and Legends in the real world!

Authors in alphabetical order:

James Brogden – The Smith of Hockley
Joyce Chng – Dragonform Witch
Zen Cho – Fish Bowl
Graham Edwards – A Night to Forget
Jaine Fenn – Not the Territory
Christopher Golden – Under Cover of Night
Kate Griffin – An Inspector Calls
Alison Littlewood – The Song of the City
Anne Nicholls – The Seeds of a Pomegranate
Jonathan Oliver – White Horse
Mike Resnick – Wizard of West 34th street
Gaie Sebold – Underground
Adrian Tchaikovsky  – Family Business
Ian Whates – Default Reactions
edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber
Cover art Ben Baldwin

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Launched at World Fantasy 2013, Brighton UK . May 2013 Paperback and ebook.


Fantastic Librarian

Ben Baldwin is a freelance artist and illustrator who works in a variety of mediums, from photography and digital art to more traditional drawing and painting. His work has been used by the British Fantasy Society, Lethe Press, Crystal Lake Publishing, TTA Press, PS Publishing and Spectral Press amongst others. He has been shortlisted for the 2013 Artist Awards by the BFS and the BSFA. -[]

 James Brogden is a part-time Australian who lives with his wife and two daughters in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, where he teaches English. His stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies such as the Big Issue, the British Fantasy Society’s Dark Horizons, Urban Occult, and the Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders. His new urban fantasy novel Tourmaline was published by Snowbooks in September 2013. []

 Born in Singapore but a global citizen, Joyce Chng writes mainly science fiction and YA fiction. She likes steampunk and tales of transformation/ transfiguration. Her fiction has appeared in The Apex Book of World SF II, The Ayam Curtain and Crossed Genres.[]

 Zen Cho is a Malaysian writer living in London and a 2013 finalist for the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her short fiction has appeared most recently in Esquire Malaysia, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and the Prime Books anthology Bloody Fabulous. []

Graham Edwards is the author of two fantasy trilogies – Dragon-charm and Stone & Sky – as well as a number of novels published under various pseudonyms. His short fiction has appeared in Realms of Fantasy, and The String City Mysteries, a series of fantasy detective novelettes, is available as a range of ebooks. Graham’s new novel, Talus and the Frozen King, will be published by Solaris Books in 2014. []

Jaine Fenn is the author of the Hidden Empire series, far future SF published by Gollancz, which began with Principles of Angels. She also writes short stories in other genres. Back when she had a proper day-job she spent too much time travelling on the Tube and London remains one of her favourite alien worlds. []

Kate Griffin is the name under which Catherine Webb writes fantasy books for adults. First published when a teenager, she’s been writing for just long enough to have started to forget her early plots and characters. She likes big cities, urban magic, Thai food and graffiti-spotting. To keep herself occupied between chapters, she works as a theatre lighting designer, in the happy expectation that two artsy careers create a perfectly balanced life. []

 Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of such novels as Of Saints and Shadows, The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, and Strangewood. He has co-written three illustrated novels with Mike Mignola, the first of which, Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, was the launching pad for the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series, Baltimore. As an editor, he has worked on the anthologies The New Dead, The Monster’s Corner, and 21st Century Dead, among others. His novel Snowblind will be published in January, 2014. Christopher was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. []

 Alison Littlewood’s latest novel, Path of Needles, was published by Jo Fletcher Books. Her first novel, A Cold Season, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, where it was described as ‘perfect reading for a dark winter’s night.’ Alison’s short stories have been picked for the Best Horror of the Year and Mammoth Book of Best New Horror anthologies, as well as The Best British Fantasy 2013 and The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10. Her work has also featured in Black Static, Crimewave and Dark Horizons. []

 Anne Nicholls‘s published works include the acclaimed novels Mindsail and The Brooch of Azure Midnight and her short story ‘Roman Games’ was reprinted in the Year’s Best Fantasy. She is now principally known for self-help writing and for her painting.

 Jonathan Oliver is Editor-in-Chief of Solaris, Abaddon Books and the YA imprint, Ravenstone. Sometimes he finds the time to write and has had two novels published plus short stories in such anthologies as A Town Called Pandemonium, Terror Tales of London and Horror Express. He lives in Abingdon with his wife, Ali, their daughter, Maia, and their cat, Fudge. []

 Mike Resnick is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short fiction. He is the winner of five Hugos, a Nebula, plus other major awards in the USA, France, Spain, Poland, Croatia, Catalonia and Japan. Mike is the author of seventy-one novels, over 250 short stories, and three screenplays, and is the editor of forty-one anthologies. He is currently editing the Stellar Guild line of books and Galaxy’s Edge magazine, and was the Guest of Honour at the 2012 Worldcon. []

 Gaie Sebold is the author of Babylon Steel and Dangerous Gifts, published by Solaris, and a number of short stories. She is currently working on a steampunk novel, Shanghai Sparrow. She lives with writer David Gullen and a daft cat. She has worked as a secretary, till-monkey, stage-tour-manager, editor, and charity administrator; she now writes, runs writing workshops, and gardens whenever the words run out. [ and in addition she blogs with David Gullen (as Lord and Lady Plott) on writing and gardening at]

 Ian Whates has two published novel series, the Noise books from Solaris, and the City of 100 Rows trilogy via Angry Robot. Around fifty of his short stories have appeared in various venues; two were shortlisted for BSFA awards. His work has received honourable mentions in Gardner Dozois’ Years Best anthologies and featured in Tor’s ‘Best of’ Futures from Nature. His second collection, Growing Pains, appeared from PS Publishing in March 2013. Ian chaired the BSFA for five years and has served as a director of SFWA. He has edited titles in The Mammoth Book of… and the on-going Solaris Rising series. In his spare time, he runs multiple award-wining publisher NewCon Press, founded by accident in 2006.-[]

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