Friday, July 15, 2011

Free Ebook from Solaris

Free online story from award-nominated horror anthology

Solaris has released a free online copy of one of the British Fantasy Society Award-nominated stories from its celebrated anthology of horror stories set in and around the Underground.

‘The Lure’, by Nicholas Royle, is now available as a free download. Both it and The End of the Line anthology were nominated last month for the prestigious awards

‘The Lure’ – an erotically-charged tale of voyeurism and dread sparked when someone sees an unusual stranger on the Paris Metro – is a stand-out tale in an anthology that The Times described as “...an excellent sampling of the best writers in this field...”.

‘The Lure’ is available to download as a PDF from Solaris’ website.

Royle’s first novel for Solaris, Regicide, will be published in September.

Released in October last year, The End of the Line has been nominated in the Best Anthology category for the 2011 awards while The Lure has been nominated for Best Short Story.

The End of The Line collects some of the very best in new horror writing in a themed anthology of stories set on, and around, the Underground, the Metro and other places deep below.

This collection of 19 new stories includes thoughtful, disturbing and terrifying subterranean tales by Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Mark Morris, Pat Cadigan, Adam Nevill and Michael Marshall Smith, amongst many others.

The title has received widespread critical acclaim: 'Fallen Boys' by Mark Morris was chosen by Ellen Datlow for Best Horror of the Year Volume 3 and by Stephen Jones for Best New Horror 22. Datlow said of the anthology: “The variety and quality is admirable... One of the best of the year.”

The end of July is the deadline for voting by members of the BFS, as well as attendees of the annual FantasyCon event – where the winners will be announced in September.

£7.99 (UK) 978-1-907519-32-1 $7.99 (US) $9.99 (CAN) 978-1-907519-33-8

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