Outsiders Within, an anthology of twelve tales of cosmic dread, is now available in paperback and eBook.

Summon it from your preferred retailer here: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/ab

Obtained myself some masks from Changes Bristol. So, today's aesthetic is grimdark character from a superhero movie.

A very comfortable grimdark character who is supporting


Just seen photos of the print edition of Mythaxis Issue 1 (which includes an article by me). It looks just as swank in hardcopy: mythaxis.com/2020/06/15/mythax

In the interests of honesty, I don't actually look like Gieger doing steampunk.

Greenstar Special Features, collecting the short stories and crew diaries that Simon Cantan and I wrote to celebrate the release of each Season, is now available in ebook from major retailers.

Pick up your copy today, before Pol mistakes it for a sandwich and eats it: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/op

Many who do not understand mock in the mistaken belief he was defeated by a boat.

However, as Jason Engle’s fine portrait shows, the Dark Lord accepts haters gonna hate.


Before Jasper and Una moved in, I thought having an equal amount of laps and cats would avoid this bereftness.

It doesn't: one merely ends up with one polyfeline pile that stretches up the chest and one still bereft lap.

Artist: Nathan Pyle (nathanwpyle.art/)

Bloody Red Nose: Fifteen Fears of a Clown is now available.

The world is full of images of scary clowns: packs of grinning figures with knives plaguing towns; pom-pom clad serial killers; loners who like children in the wrong way. What if, rather than being childhood-spoiling serial killers, clowns were the victims or heroes?
An anthologies of fifteen stories about clowns facing humanity’s baser natures.

Find your favourite retailer: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/ab

Deadman Humour: Thirteen Fears of a Clown is now available.

Modern tales are filled with clowns who invoke fear not laughter: painted grins covering fanged maws; baggy costumes concealing unspeakable horrors; malevolent parodies of nature. What if, instead of being demons of urban legend, clowns were the victims or the heroes of a story?
An anthology of thirteen stories about clowns facing the supernatural.

Find your favourite retailer: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/ab

The Discordant Love Beyond Death anthology kickstarter has hit 200% funding.

In line with the publisher's policy of providing what readers want, they've asked all backers to suggest their preferred stretch goals. So, if you back it now, you not only get a great anthology of speculative fiction (including a story by me) but you get to influence what other great things you receive along with it.


The Kickstarter for the Discordant Love Beyond Death anthology, featuring a new story by me, starts today.

“A thought provoking, often horrific, anthology of 22 dark fiction stories featuring the elements of death then love, and in that order.”

Find the details here: kickstarter.com/projects/dicko

We conclude our ride through Wild Frontiers with an extract from Jeffrey L. Blehar’s ‘The Amarillo Job’, the classic tale of a wandering stranger updated for the petrol age: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

We continue our ride through Wild Frontiers with an extract from my story ‘Through Dry Places’, a tale of the darkness that presses at the fringes civilisation: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

We continue our ride through Wild Frontiers with an extract from Patrick Winter’s ‘Absolution’, a tale that reminds us that the desert is just as hard as the people in it: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

We continue our ride through Wild Frontiers with an extract from Stephen M. Coghlan’s ‘Such is the Nature of the Change’, a tale not of the West That Was but of a West That Might Be where gunslingers stride the edge of civilisation again: davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/20

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