Selkie online

My short story Selkie, an alternate history take on the lead-up (or not) to World War One and war in general, with an added twist of Celtic folklore, is now available to be read online here. Great also to see (and contribute toward!) a thoughtful take on military SF…

Going, going…

I’m in the process of downsizing my library, and have some excess copies of a representative sample of my work that I’m happy to send to good homes. If you’re interested in getting hold of signed (or unsigned) editions, get in touch All reasonable offers considered, as they say. Plus most unreasonable ones as well! The books are listed and shown below…

Past Magic, PS Publishing, hardback short story collection 2006
Journeys Subterranean Press, hardback short story collection 2010
Red Snow hardback novel, P S Publishing, 2017
The Réparateur of Strasbourg hardback , PS Publishing, 2013
The Great Wheel, Harcourt Brace, hardback novel, 1997
The Light Ages, Earthlight, novel, UK hardback edition, 2003
The Light Ages, Pocket Books, novel, UK paperback edition, 2004
The House of Storms, Simon & Schuster, UK hardback novel 2005
The House of Storms, Ace, US hardback novel edition, 2005
The House of Storms, novel, Ace, US paperback edition, 2006
L’Age des Lumieres, Denoel French translation of The Light Ages, paperback, 2005

Wake Up and Dream PS Publishing, hardback, 2011
Aether, Klett-Cotta German translation of The Light Ages, hardback, 2003
Wieki Swiatla, Polish translation of The Light Ages, hardback, Mag. 2003
Les isle du Soleil, French transaltion of The Summer Isles, paperback, Folio SF 2005

The Chronologist

Pleased to announce that my new short story The Chronologist has just gone live on It’s set in a town where the clocks actually control time rather than merely measuring its progress….

New New Worlds…

Happy to say that, after a long gestation, the new New Worlds collection is finally available for pre-order, and will be out in August. Honoured to be among contributors including Alan Moore, Michael Swanwick, Lavie Tidhar, Ian Watson, Paul Park, James Lovegrove, Gwyneth Jones and the great Michael Moorcock himself. The teenage me who loved this magazine would be extremely chuffed – and so am I!

You can find out more here…–peter-crowther-5362-p.asp