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We Fade To Grey
by Gary McMahon , Simon Bestwick , Paul Finch (Goodreads Author) , Stuart Young (Goodreads Author) , Mark West (Goodreads Author)
A collection of 5 novelettes, from 5 rising stars of the UK independent press.
Published 2009 by Pendragon Press
(first published September 30th 2008)
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A book of five novelettes, which start off as solid entertainment, and escalate to something quite special. Opening is The Pumping Station by Paul Finch, which is a solid yarn, that doesn't quite match the clarity of characterisation to an equally gripping plot, but which holds your attention anyway. Bliss, by Stuart Young, is a thrilling bit of sci-fi horror for the first three quarters, but takes too big a leap to a head trip finale, and left me a little dissatisfied. Heads, by Gary McMahon, i ...more
Some of Britain's best young writers of weird fiction are represented in this handsomely designed anthology (when is the last time you saw a fiction pb printed on coated paper?). There isn't a dud in the lot, but Simon Bestwick contributes the most memorable piece: The Narrows is a crushingly sinister and bleak novelette which starts out as vivid, if somewhat orthodox, atomic age horror, but quickly veers in some very strange directions indeed. An intelligent, varied and thoroughly enjoyable col ...more
Gary McMahon lives, works and writes in West Yorkshire but posseses a New York state of mind. He shares his life with a wife, a son, and the nagging stories that won’t give him any peace until he writes them.More about Gary McMahon...