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The Best of Abyss & Apex Volume 1 published

Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Best of Abyss & Apex Volume 1 has been published today. This anthology contains my short story Museum Beetles, along with 30 other fine and wonderful works of speculative literature. The book is available on Amazon and is obviously highly recommended.

It's already had some great reviews, for example :

"Consistently extraordinary"
- Booklist
"A high-quality collection"
- The Fix
"Innovative and captivating"
- Ilona Andrews

I also like this quote from The Fix's review, which I've quoted before but which bears repeating :

“Museum Beetles” by Simon Kewin has an unusual narrative structure, following a succession of museum curators over generations. It appears at first glance to be about the growth of a beetle colony over that time, and their gradual destruction of the museum and its records. But in fact, there is another narrative arc here, and it is leading to the point where the people inside the museum will understand something new about their situation, and see a new possibility for their future. The reader, of course, makes the same discovery, and Kewin judges the reveal to perfection. This is beautifully written, fascinating, and one of the highlights of the book.

So - grab your copy today!


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