Wednesday, October 15, 2014



For immediate release

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Dangerous Games: An anthology of original short stories

Edited by Jonathan Oliver

UK: 9781781082652 | 4th December 2014 | £7.99
US: 9781781082683 | 4th December 2014 | $7.99
Available in paperback and ebook

In recent years, no one publisher has done as much for the short form of speculative fiction
in Britain as Solaris. –

In a world ruled by chance, one rash decision could bring down the house, one roll of the dice could bring
untold wealth, or the end of everything.

The players have gathered around the table, each to tell their story—often dark, always compelling. Within
you will find tales of the players and the played, lives governed by games deadly, weird, or downright

In this anthology of the weird and the macabre, multi-award-winning editor Jonathan Oliver brings
together a diverse collection of voices from some of today’s finest writers, to create an original and fresh
collection that’s unlike anything you’ve read before.

Dangerous Games
features new works from Hugo award-winners, brilliant new talents and best-selling
authors, including: Chuck Wendig, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Lavie Tidhar, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Paul
Kearney, Libby McGugan, Yoon Ha Lee, Gary Northfield, Melanie Tem, Hillary Monahan, Tade Thompson,
Rebecca Levene, Ivo Stourton, Gary McMahon, Robert Shearman, Nik Vincent, Helen Marshall, and Pat
Roll the bones at your own risk December 2014…
Table of Contents:
Introduction, Jonathan Oliver
Big Man, Chuck Wendig
The Yellow Door, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Die, Lavie Tidhar
Chrysalises, Benjanun Sriduangkaew
South Mountain, Paul Kearney
The Game Changer, Libby McGugan
Distinguishing Characteristics, Yoon Ha Lee
Captain Zzapp!!! – Space Hero from 3000 AD, Gary Northfield
Death Pool, Melanie Tem
The Bone Man’s Bride, Hillary Monahan
Honourable Mention, Tade Thompson
Loser, Rebecca Levene
Two Sit Down, One Stands Up, Ivo Stourton
Ready or Not, Gary McMahon
The Monogamy of Wild Beasts, Robert Shearman
The Stranger Cards, Nik Vincent
All Things Fall Apart and Are Built Again, Helen Marshall
Lefty Plays Bridge, Pat Cadigan

About the Editor

Jonathan Oliver is the multi-award winning editor of The End of The Line, Magic,
House of Fear, End of the Road and Dangerous Games. He’s also written a couple of
novels and a bunch of short stories. He lives in Abingdon with his family and their

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