Author and Scriptwriter
'Among the most important writers of contemporary British horror.' -Ramsey Campbell
Friday, 2 March 2018
Things of the Week and March 2018: Breakwater and Deadwater
First off, my novelette Breakwater was published on Tor.com and released as an ebook. Set in the near future, during a war between the humans and a newly-discovered intelligent sea-dwelling species, the Bathyphylax, it takes place aboard HMS Dunwich, a pumphouse - a Permanent Underwater Modular Platform, a kind of undersea space station. Dunwich was originally a scientific research station called Breakwater, but has been commandeered and expanded by the military. The pumphouse's designer, Cally McDonald, is on board when the Bathyphylax attack...
That should give you something of a flavour of it, anyway. To find out the rest, you'll just have to read it. :)
Meanwhile, Ellen's new anthology of sea-themed horror fiction, The Devil and the Deep, will be out later this month from SkyHorse, and has just received its first advance review over at Signal Horizon.
"The edition starts with "Deadwater" by Simon Bestwick, which is remarkably well done and really hooks you in. "
I'll take that. :)
Water-themed stuff seems to be working rather well for me just now.
The Devil and the Deep also features stories by Michael Marshall Smith, Alyssa Wong, Christopher Golden, Ray Cluley, Stephen Graham Jones, Seanan McGuire, Siobhan Carroll, Brian Hodge, and many more.