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Our Second Anthology is Out Now!

Revolutions 2: More Speculative Short Stories set in Manchester is the second anthology published by Manchester Speculative Fiction Group, following on from 2015’s Revolutions: Speculative Short Stories set in Manchester

Like Revolutions, Revolutions 2 is a collection of science-fiction, fantasy and horror stories with one thing in common – they’re all set in Manchester, England.Revolutions 2: Speculative Short Stories Set in Manchester

Who’s in it?

About half the stories are by members of Manchester Speculative Fiction and half by authors from around the world. There’s a good mix of emerging writers getting a break and established authors, because we chose the stories on merit as the best of hundreds of submissions. The authors are (in alphabetical order):

What are the stories about?

Revolutions 2 features a variety of alternate worlds, extreme graffiti, a date with a Lego figure, overly-literal squids, a plague-carrying kitten, legendary Russian birds, a praying mantis that needs a job, giant bees, a ghost bus, virtual reality, zombies and time travel.

And, of course, there’s Stockport viaduct.

Want to read Revolutions 2?

You can read the first story in Revolutions 2, Wendy V. Mann’s On The Street Where You Live for free here:

Revolutions 2 is available on Amazon US here and Amazon UK here.

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Revolutions Anthology now available!

We are very pleased to announce the release of Revolutions anthology, a collection of seventeen speculative fiction short stories set in and around Manchester. This eclectic mix of science-fiction, horror, dystopian and plain weird stories has one thing in common: being set in the capital of the North.

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We would again like to thank all the many authors who submitted stories, we simply didn’t have enough space to include every single one. We are very pleased with the end result. This anthology has certainly exceeded our expectations!

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Meeting: 13th May

Hi everyone! Fantastic meeting last night with 14 people attending and that included 3 new members. I’d like to offer a warm welcome to Niall, Hans and Ian. You delivered some great critiques — just remember to balance your constructive criticism with positive feedback. There’s always something good to say about every piece of writing. The term we often use is ‘Crit Sandwich!’, a slightly nicer variation of that other popular phrase.

Meeting: 13th May

We had 5 pieces of work to critique last night, however Terence emailed beforehand to say that he’d either be late or wouldn’t be able to attend. Terence, no worries, your piece will be carried forward to next month’s meeting.

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Call for submissions: REVOLUTIONS! anthology

We are very proud to announce our very first call for submissions for the REVOLUTIONS! anthology.

REVOLUTIONS!

The REVOLUTIONS! anthology will be a collection of speculative fiction stories linked to the Greater Manchester area. REVOLUTIONS! will be available in e-book and print formats later this year.

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