29/01/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin
British scifi publisher Solaris has made a new acquisition from writer Conrad A. Williams, Decay Inevitable, which they describe as a gritty modern fantasy.
Sean Redman is a failed policeman who cannot escape the job. Will Lacey is a husband who witnesses the birth of a monster. Cheke is a killing machine programmed to erase every trace of an experiment gone horribly wrong… Decay Inevitable is a novel charting the grim territories of the shadow line that trembles at the very end of life. These are badlands of horrifying dreams and demons where a black market in unspeakable goods thrives. A race is on to unearth the secrets of the soul… secrets woven into the fabric of death itself.
Conrad A. Williams told SFcrowsnest.com, “I’m thrilled to be kicking off my career as Conrad A. Williams with Solaris. They are a knowledgeable, hungry, professional unit and I hope to be writing for them long into the future.”
Solaris Assistant Editor Mark Newton added, “I’ve read many of Conrad’s works and they have all blown my mind. Solaris want to take his writing to a much wider readership, and blow many more minds in the process.”
Conrad A. Williams was born in 1969 and has been in print since 1988. He has sold around 80 short stories to a range of publications and anthologies. Writing as Conrad Williams, he is the author of three novels, including The Unblemished, which won the International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel in 2007. He is also a past recipient of the Littlewood Arc Prize and the British Fantasy Award. He lives in Manchester, England.
Solaris will publish Decay Inevitable in early 2009 in both the UK and US.
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