Tuesday, 10 July 2012

World's Collider - shared-world anthology released today!

Today sees the long-awaited release of World's Collider, something of a small press experiment. It feels like the team started work on this ages ago, under editor Richard Salter's guidance, developing a shared-world anthology in which everyone wrote just one part. And my part is the opening story, Wraith Lights.

The Collision is the worst disaster in human history. So far… 

In the near future, an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider causes an enormous explosion, known as the Collision. The blast flattens a huge chunk of central Europe and punches a massive hole in the Earth’s surface. Over the next decade, unspeakable horrors pour from the rift: vicious creatures with a taste for human flesh, a terrible scream that drives all who hear it insane, a phantom entity that feeds on fear and paranoia, and a nightmare train from the pits of hell, to name but a few. This onslaught of terror causes the collapse of civilization and threatens to wipe humanity from the planet. 

World’s Collider is a unique concept in short fiction, where all eighteen original stories are part of a common narrative, recounting the disaster and its aftermath. A true novel by many voices, including Steven Savile, James Moran, Aaron Rosenberg, Trent Zelazny, Jonathan Green, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Kelly Hale, Richard Wright and a host of new talent.

Fifty million people died in the Collision. They were the lucky ones…

World's Collider is published by Nightscape Press and can order your copy here.

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