Der Autor schreibt dazu auf FB:
"By 2015, after researching my novel, 'Lost Girl', for a few years, I began, increasingly, to imagine a world without us in it (someone has to). 'Lost Girl' is about the consequences of runaway climate change, twinned with all kinds of other global catastrophes (including zoonotic spillovers from endangered ecologies & species).
Partly as a consequence of this preoccupation with extinction, I wrote a weird tale without characters, 'Hippocampus'. Over the next few years, I then wrote another six of these "Derelictions". Five of the stories I kept back for a planned themed collection, dedicated to the aesthetic of dereliction.
I've now collected all seven stories into my third collection of horror stories: 'Wyrd and Other Derelictions'. And the book will be published this Halloween, through my own imprint again: Ritual Limited.
Wyrdly, by 2020, this approach to horror stories, the very aesthetic of emptiness, no longer feels so strange. These "Derelictions", uncannily, seem to have come into their own.
Folks who subscribe to my newsletter know all about the book. Some advanced reader copies have also landed with reviewers and kindly been shared in SM. So, it's time I gave a heads-up about this new book on here too.
Wyrd will be published in four formats: a high-spec' limited edition hardback, trade paperback, eBook and audio-book - internationally, on the same day (Oct 26th).
The hardback is only available from my webstore and three quarters of the 400 copy print run have already been pre-ordered by subscribers (over 200 in the first 24 hours). The paperback and eBook are up for pre-order at Amazon (ebook only available at Amazon and also included in Kindle Unlimited).
The original cover artwork - the parasite - was created again by the marvellous Samuel Araya. Sam created the cover for 'The Reddening' too. I've also used the same team of freelancers and printers to create the three editions and Journalstone are producing the audio book. Lot of work from a lot of people on a long critical path.
Wyrd' was ready to go at April's Stokercon, but the pestilence fell. So, way back in March, I let subscribers of my newsletter choose a publication date and the majority opted for Halloween. So, that's when it'll appear in the world. The right season for us in horror.
It's the kind of book I started my imprint for and I salute all in advance who embrace these unpopulated tales."
From the cover:
"Derelictions are horror stories told in ways you may not have encountered before.
Something is missing from the silent places and worlds inside these stories. Something has been removed, taken flight, or been destroyed. Us.
Derelictions are weird tales that tell of aftermaths and of new and liminal places. Each location has witnessed catastrophe, infernal visitations, or unearthly transformations. But across these landscapes of murder, genocide and invasion, crucial evidence remains. And it is the task of the reader to sift through ruin and ponder the residual enigma, to behold and wonder at the full horror that was visited upon mankind.
Wyrd contains seven derelictions, original tales of mystery and horror from the author of 'Hasty for the Dark' and 'Some Will Not Sleep' (winner of The British Fantasy Award for Best Collection)."
Link zur Homepage: https://www.adamlgnevill.com/ritual-limited-shop-2/