If you've happened to be walking past the Waterstones on Tottenham Court Road on the right day this year you might have found, down in the basement, between the bar and the non-fiction shelves, a large group of people united in a singular purpose. Most recently, on 12th June, but also back in March, we were launching books.
In June we published You Will Grow Into Them by Malcolm Devlin - this collection of weird fiction is already pulling in great reviews from people like Angela Slatter, Nina Allan, the Weird Fiction Review and Starburst Magazine. It's a beautifully written collection that explores coming-of-age, across our entire lives.
Malcolm answered lots of questions from the audience as well, giving lots of food for thought about weird fiction, and the uncanny. Like, did you ever realise that ghost stories and jokes use the same devices? The Turn of the Screw as a shaggy dog story...
Back in March we also launched the excellent Pseudotooth by Verity Holloway, to another packed house. Pseudotooth is a portal fantasy that doesn't quite play by the rules, drawing comparisons to Shirley Jackson and China Miéville, that tells the story of Aisling, and her journey to understanding her place in the world. It's a truly wonderful and ambitious book, with a great deal to say about how we discuss mental health in society, and we're very eager to see what Verity will come out with next.
As ever, thanks to all of you who came out and made the evenings so busy! If you want to find out more about our events you can join our Meetup group to get all the updates.