Publication Announcement – The Hornbill and the Lame Horse

This one has been available in Kindle format for a while but it took a bit longer to get the paperback ready.

I’m hoping it is an oddity you will enjoy. The brief from Phoebe, the publisher, was a creature-themed fairy tale punking. With me so far? Well, I decided to take things a bit further by making mine a mash-up of two traditional Sumatran tales.

The source material was from this wonderful book:

My original idea was to atompunk The Magic Crocodile and I might still write that one day. But the concept was not really coming together so I moved on to the story of An Honest Man – a good solid core to build on but it lacked an emotional punch. The Green Princess had that in abundance. From there, well you’ll have to read it to find out.

Let me know if you’ve ever read another punked Indonesian folk tale, I’m hoping mine is the first but definitely not the last.

Looking ahead, the lovely people at Flame Tree have agreed to reprint my story An Absolute Amount of Sadness in their immigrant sci-fi anthology. You can check out the author list on their blog. Regulars may recognise the title, it first appeared in Fitting In by Mad Scientist Journal (sadly no longer with us). They also published “The Girl Who Gives Me Sunsets” in Utter Fabrication, which remains my favourite title from one of my stories. Look out for that and a new novella in 2023

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2 thoughts on “Publication Announcement – The Hornbill and the Lame Horse

  1. What a beautiful cover! I know how good a writer you are, but this cover is like putting a great chef’s delicious food on a lovely plate. Is the paperback available on Amazon? Maybe you already said so, but I don’t recall seeing that.

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