Strange Tales V (edited by Rosalie Parker) was published by Tartarus Press in April 2015.
Information about Rosalie Parker:
Rosalie Parker was born and grew up on a farm in Buckinghamshire, but has lived subsequently in Stockholm, Oxford, Dorset, Somerset, Sheffield and Sussex. She took degrees in English Literature and History, and Archaeology, working as an archaeologist before returning to her first love of books.
Rosalie is co-proprietor and editor of the independent publishing house, Tartarus Press, which has won three World Fantasy Awards. Additionally, Rosalie won a World Fantasy Award for editing Strange Tales in 2003.
She lives in the Yorkshire Dales with her partner, the writer and publisher Ray Russell, their son and two cats.
Speculative fiction is by definition in the vanguard of contemporary writing and particularly suited to the short story form. This fifth volume of Strange Tales from Tartarus includes seventeen new stories by eight British and nine North American authors, some well-known and others up-and-coming in the field. As in previous volumes in this series, a wide range of literary strange fiction is represented here, from the science fiction of Charles Wilkinson's 'The Investigation of Innocence', to the historical fantasy-horror of Elise Forier Edie's 'You Go Back', to the stream-of-consciousness, psychological weirdness of Andrew Apter's 'The Man Who Loved Flies' to the evocative sleight of hand that is Mark Valentine's 'Yes, I Knew the Venusian Commodore'.
These are, by any measure, superb short stories, and it is hoped that Strange Tales V will further the cause of contemporary speculative fiction and help introduce it to a wider audience.
A REVIEW OF STRANGE TALES V (EDITED BY ROSALIE PARKER)