So this morning I found out that The Outcast Hours, edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin, is up for a World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.
The brilliant collection was published by Solaris last year and features stories by authors from across the globe, including myself and fellow South Africans S.L. Grey, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, and Sam Beckbessinger.
I am so immensely proud to have a story included in this collection. The Collector is a Taken/John Wick type tale of a security guard determined to get revenge on the people who conned him, and get back what belongs to him – a Mountain Boy Ice Crystal My Little Pony. (SFX thought my story was”excellent.”)
The full list of contributors includes China Miéville, Sam Beckbessinger, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Will Hill, Sami Shah, Frances Hardinge, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Lavie Tidhar, Maha Khan Phillips, Daniel Polansky, M. Suddain, Genevieve Valentine, Sally Partridge, Indrapramit Das, Karen Onojaife, Amira Salah-Ahmed, S. L. Grey, Leah Moore, Marina Warner, Celeste Baker, Cecilia Ekbäck, Jesse Bullington, Yukimi Ogawa, Omar Robert Hamilton, William Boyle, Jeffrey Alan Love, Kuzhali Manickavel.
I want to extend my hugest congratulations to editors Mahvesh and Jared, and to fellow contributor Genevieve Valentine, whose story Everyone Knows That They’re Dead. Do You? is up for Best Short Fiction.
See the full list of World Fantasy Awards nominations here.
See more LEGO versions of stories from The Outcast Hours here.