Revolutions 2: More Speculative Short Stories set in Manchester is the second anthology published by Manchester Speculative Fiction, 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.
As with Revolutions, about half the stories are by members of Manchester Speculative Fiction and half by authors from around the world, chosen from an open submissions process.
The authors are (in alphabetical order):
- Cathy Bryant
- Alex Gabriel
- Ekaterina Fawl
- Bryn Fazakerley
- Michael Fellowes
- Jeanette Greaves
- Matthew J. Hockey
- Tamsin Macdonald
- Wendy V. Mann
- Ste McCabe
- Marc Pirson
- Melanie Stott
- Katalin Szavai
- Thomas Trang
- Christopher Walker
The introduction is by Graeme Shimmin, who also edited the anthology.
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.
How to Buy 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.