STRUNG ALONG IN SEAFORTH – Interzone 295 (2023)

I’m proud to announce my story “Strung along in Seaforth” will be published in the legendary Interzone magazine’s next print edition some time soon – issue 295.

I consider it my best story so far, and I am very excited to have it appear in the oldest and most famous British magazines, a dream home for the kind of weird speculative fiction I like to write. It’s a proper print magazine, now formatted in the size of a paperback book rather than magazine size, and each story has accompanying illustrations.

The art on this page is by the wonderful Vinayak Varma who has created a triptych of images taken from the story for the magazine. To see the rest you’ll have to buy a copy.

Here’s the opening paragraph of “Strung along in Seaforth”

Tobias dressed the shop dummy in the skin of his late father and then carefully pinched and pulled until it was smooth and tight. Harold was to be his entry in Seaforth’s annual carnival and after the disappointment of last year he was determined to win. Not least because this would be his final chance: his father’s corpse would not last another year and he had no more close relatives left to enter with.

You can preorder #295 of Interzone or take out a subscription

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