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Revolutions 2: More Speculative Short Stories set in Manchester

Revolutions 2: More Speculative Short Stories set in Manchester is my second anthology as an editor –  a collection of science-fiction, fantasy and horror stories with one thing in common – they’re all set in Manchester, England.

Revolutions 2 is the second anthology published by Manchester Speculative Fiction Group, following on from 2015’s Revolutions: Speculative Short Stories set in Manchester

Who’s in it?

About half the stories are by local authors and half by authors from around the world. There’s a good mix of emerging writers getting a break and established authors, because we chose the stories on merit as the very best of hundreds of submissions. The authors are (in alphabetical order):

Here’s a picture of three of the authors – Tamsin, Jeanette and Bryn – reading their work at the Revolutions 2 launch party on 17th April 2019:

Revolutions 2 Readings

What are the stories about?

Revolutions 2 features a variety of alternate worlds, extreme graffiti, a date with a Lego figure, overly literal squids, a plague-carrying kitten, legendary Russian birds, a praying mantis that needs a job, giant bees, a ghost bus, virtual reality, zombies and time travel.

And, of course, there’s Stockport viaduct.

Manchester Speculative Fiction Group

We established Manchester Speculative Fiction Group in 2010 for writers interested in writing science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror and fantasy.

Since then it has had many successes: several members of the group have had novels published so far, and others are on the way, having gained deals or agents. Others have won writing competitions and had short stories featured in magazines and anthologies.

See Manchester Speculative Fiction Writing Group

Revolutions 2: Book Cover

I designed the cover using the process described in How to make a book cover.

Revolutions 2: More Speculative Short Stories set in Manchester

Want to read Revolutions 2?

You can read the first story in Revolutions 2, Wendy V. Mann’s brilliant On The Street Where You Live for free here:

Revolutions 2 is available on Amazon US here and Amazon UK here.


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