A week ago we announced that indie SF publisher Unsung Stories will be closing. If you've been paying attention, you'll know that I've been working as editor at Unsung for the past five years or so, and it's with a heavy heart that George Sandison and I have decided to call it a day.
Times are particularly tough for independent presses right now. Bear in mind that Unsung has won two British Fantasy Awards, and had numerous books shortlisted for awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Shirley Jackson Awards - but even we couldn't make it work indefinitely. (You can read George's full farewell message here.) So... if you have an independent publisher that you love, buy some books from them! (Go on, do it now. You can open a new window. I'll wait.)
Our shop is still open for a couple of months, as we wind things down and get as many books into people's hands as possible - so if you've ever thought of buying a book from Unsung Stories and didn't do it, now is the time to put that right. All our paperbacks are on sale, with prices starting at £1.99, as well as some fantastic bundle deals. There's no excuse for not filling your baskets with quality fiction. The sale includes my anthologies This Dreaming Isle and Out of the Darkness, of course, but you can also pick up books by fantastic authors like Aliya Whiteley, Verity Holloway, Ashley Stokes, Rym Kechacha, Peter Haynes and E.J. Swift.