‘It’s inside every parent to want to carry their child’s terror. It’s the thing they never tell you about. Watching your child grow up, watching your child learn to suffer…’
When lorry driver Dougie Alport carries out a deadly attack on his employer’s head office, the reverberations of his actions unleash a grief in his wife Maureen that threatens to reveal the secret she has spent years hiding from their son, Boyd.
Matt Hill tells a visceral story of collective memory and moss-coated horror, Lamb asks us how far we’d go to protect those we love, and how intensely we are bound to those who have come before us. Matt lives on the edge of the Peak District. He is the Philip K. Dick Award nominated author of The Folded Man, Graft, Zero Bomb and The Breach.
An AI repairman who must keep his true agenda hidden and unsuspected… Bluebeard’s final wife, who is far more than she seems… A mother and daughter who share a unique bond… Baba Yaga, who relocates into deep space, making her home close to a black hole… The origin of the Green Man, the figure behind so many myths in so many cultures… A plague of flies in search of their Madonna… A sterile Earth where nearly everything has died, apart from hope…
Teika Marija Smits has been called one of the finest short story writers to emerge on the genre scene in recent years. Her storytelling relies on keen observation of the world and people around her interpreted through the lens of her imagination, dancing between science fiction, realism, and horror. Her debut collection Umbilical consists of 22 genre-defying short stories.
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