The Sleep Corporation: The Collected Short Stories of Douglas ThompsonDouglas Thompson
science fiction, horror, short stories
Let the Sleep Corporation turn your dreams into reality, and your reality into dreams...
By turns wistful, haunting, disturbing and macabre, 'The Sleep Corporation' is a major collection of thirty-one short stories by Douglas Thompson, a self-proclaimed 'Glasgow Surrealist' and one of the most original and individual voices to have emerged in the field of British speculative and dark fiction over the last fifteen years.
"A darling of the indie presses... his books range in variety of topics but never wane in terms of quality. Whether Thompson is experimenting in pulp, traditional science fiction, communicating serial killer monologue, discussing quantum mechanics or particle entanglement, he is an undeniable master of his craft." - Chris Kelso, SF Signal.
"Thompson is a short story writer and novelist of almost unparalleled skill.. This is an extraordinarily gifted writer whose lines are infused with poetry." - Charles Packer, Sci Fi Online.
Douglas Thompson’s short stories have appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies, most recently Albedo One, Ambit, Postscripts, and New Writing Scotland. He won the Grolsch/Herald Question of Style Award in 1989 and second prize in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition in 2007. His first book, Ultrameta, was published by Eibonvale Press in August 2009, nominated for the Edge Hill Prize, and shortlisted for the BFS Best Newcomer Award, and since then he has published four subsequent novels, Sylvow (Eibonvale, 2010), Apoidea (The Exaggerated Press, 2011), Mechagnosis (Dog Horn, 2012), Entanglement (Elsewhen Press, 2012) and has two forthcoming in 2014, The Brahan Seer and Volwys, from Acair Publishing and Dog Horn respectively. The Rhymer is his eighth novel.