Yeah, I've been getting about a bit of late, haven't I?
Well, there's no stopping me now! :D
As ever, it's an absolute pleasure to be on the roster of regular contributors to Strange Horizons, and they've just published another piece of mine: my review of Subterranean Tales of Dark Fantasy 2, which is to say a second anthology of dark fantasy tales published by Subterranean Press.
No shit, you say. Actually, I'm only being an oaf in part. In fact please, pop on over to Strange Horizons and read my review of the second Subterranean Tales of Dark Fantasy to find out just how hard to categorise this anthology proved.
For those of you on the fence about this collection, I'd draw particular attention to "A Pulp Called Joe" by David Prill and Stephen R. Boyett's "Not Last Night But The Night Before." Both truly excellent tales in their own right, and by a pair of authors I confess I'd never read before I sat down with Subterranean Tales of Dark Fantasy 2.
And that right there is what I love about anthologies: the high probability of accidental, or perhaps I should say incidental, exposure to talents unknown, and authors untold. Needless to say, going forward I'll be seeking out other work by Prill and Boyett wherever it may be... and wherever it might, in turn, lead me.
So tell me, everyone: what have been some of the best surprises you've had - the most revelatory discoveries you've made - by way of collections and anthologies?