Today I’m asking Red Cape Publishing 5 questions about their latest anthology!
1. What’s the name of the anthology– and how hard was it to pick a title?
The name of the anthology is A is for Aliens. We knew when we started the project (a series of 26 books) that the titles would be A is for…B is for… and so on. Some of the letters were more difficult to name than others, either because there were very few options (such as X) or because there were too many choices (Vampires, Viruses, Vendettas, for example). That said, Aliens was an easy choice.
2. How did you come up with the theme of the anthology?
We wanted to put together another series after the success of our four-part series in 2019 (The Elements of Horror) but were undecided which sub-genres of horror to focus on. The A-Z of Horror gives us the opportunity to cover a huge amount of categories.
3. What five words best describe the book?
Sci-fi, horror, invasions, experiments, and aliens (Obviously!)
4. What is your favourite kind of genre mashup?
Anything with horror as an overriding theme, but science fiction and horror blend very well together.
5. What song reflects a theme, thread or overall tone of the anthology?
I’d probably go with the theme tune to War of the Worlds.
(Narrelle’s note: I found the live version on YouTube)
About A is for Aliens
A is for Aliens, the first book in an epic series of twenty-six horror anthologies. Within these pages you will find a collection of thirteen stories from some of the finest independent writers on the scene today, blending science fiction with horror. From the humorous to the terrifying, A is for Aliens contains a diverse range of stories with each author taking a different approach to the theme.
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About the authors
A is for Aliens is an anthology containing 13 short stories. It includes stories by Dona Fox, Daren Callow, P.J. Blakey-Novis, Nancy Kilpatrick, Tim Jeffreys, Mawr Gorshin, Theresa Jacobs, Jeremy Megargee, Monster Smith, Megan Neumann, Lesley Drane, Astrid Addams, and Mark Anthony Smith.
So many book launches and author talks have had to be cancelled, I’ve decided to run as many Quintettes as I can to share some great upcoming work – and let you stock up on things to read while we’re all self-isolating.