This Dreaming Isle edited by Dan Coxon
Something strange is happening on British shores.
Britain has a long history of folk tales, ghost stories and other uncanny fictions, and these literary ley lines are still shimmering beneath the surface of this green and pleasant land. Every few generations this strangeness crawls out from the dark places of the British imagination, seeping into our art and culture. We are living through such a time.
This Dreaming Isle is an anthology of new horror stories and weird fiction with a distinctly British flavour. It collects together fifteen brand new horrifying or unsettling stories that draw upon the landscape and history of the British Isles for their inspiration. Some explore the realms of myth and legend, others are firmly rooted in the present, engaging with the country’s forgotten spaces.
Featuring new and exclusive stories from:
Ramsey Campbell, multi-award winning author of over 40 novels
Andrew Michael Hurley, author of The Loney and Devil’s Day
Catriona Ward, author of Rawblood and Little Eve
Robert Shearman, World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and Shirley Jackson Award winning author of four collections
Jenn Ashworth, author of Fell, Cold Light and more
Gareth E. Rees, author of Marshland and The Stone Tide
Tim Lebbon, screenwriter and author of over 35 books including Dusk, The Silence and Relics
Alison Littlewood, author of The Crow Garden, The Hidden People and more
Aliya Whiteley, author of The Beauty, The Arrival of Missives and The Loosening Skin (forthcoming from Unsung Stories)
Stephen Volk, screenwriter and author of Whitstable, Monsters in the Heart and more
Kirsty Logan, author of The Gloaming, The Gracekeepers, A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart
James Miller, author of UnAmerican Activities, Lost Boys and Sunshine State
Jeannette Ng, author of Under the Pendulum Sun
Richard V. Hirst, co-author of The Night Visitors
Alison Moore, author of The Lighthouse, Missing and more
Gary Budden, author of Hollow Shores
Angela Readman, author of Don’t Try This at Home and The Book of Tides