Hinterlands (Black Shuck Books)

A short story collection of horror and weird fictions, about the many deeply strange things we accept as normal. Expect weird shit in offices, corrupted folklore, ghosts, an entirely reasonable cynicism re large bureaucracies, golems, stock photography libraries and the terrible things that happen when we realise some things can’t be properly communicated.

Hinterlands contains elegant, absorbing stories that create swirling moods of wonder, of melancholy, of regret and delight. These are powerful tales that are well worth the discovery.”
– Aliya Whiteley, award-winning author of The Beauty, The Loosening Skin and many more

“There is an irresistible punk vibe here: George Sandison’s stories are as disquieting as they are unflinching. If life is a struggle against reality, these are snapshots from the front lines.”
– Francesco Dimitri, author of The Book of Hidden Things

Hinterlands takes you to places inhabited by predatory tower blocks, offices that move when you’re not paying attention, and strange things that lift their heads in the forgotten aisles of automated warehouses. Weird and unsettling in all the best ways.”
– James Brogden, author of Hekla’s Children, The Hollow Tree and more

“A great collection of horror stories, beautifully written. Each one is gritty with realism which makes the ultimate descent into horror all the more shocking – and fun! Highly recommended.
– R.L. Boyle, author of The Book of the Baku


Fire in the Sky – Exactly why did that hyper-advanced being fall from the sky and land on us?

“This book starts with a very intense and honest portrayal of a young woman, and then branches out into unexpected directions that can be both funny and brutal. It’s not afraid of big emotions and events, and also of the biggest questions. I love a book that surprises me; I couldn’t guess where Fire in the Sky was going to go, and that made it a genuine surprise of the best kind. It’s deep, involving, and unflinching.”
Aliya Whiteley, Clarke Award-nominated author of The Loosening Skin, The Beauty and The Arrival of Missives

“Part David Almond, part Philip K. Dick, Sandison has woven a taut web of otherwordliness about reality… or is it the other way around? Uncanny, tense, in parts lyrical and heart-rending, in parts brutal, Fire in the Sky feels unique in the fantasy genre. An absorbing, compulsive read with an ending that clung to me like glue.
Stark Holborn, author of Nunslinger

The Codes We Keep – A proto-cyberpunk riff on Arthurian legend set in Welwyn Garden City

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