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Revolutions: Speculative Short Stories set in Manchester

The Revolutions anthology contains seventeen science-fiction, fantasy and horror short stories, all set in Manchester, UK.

The Revolutions anthology showcases speculative fiction set in Manchester. There are seventeen science-fiction, horror, dystopian and plain weird short stories, with one thing in common: being set in the capital of the North.

The tagline is “Welcome to a city you never knew existed.”


The Revolutions anthology contains stories from published authors and emerging writers. The story authors are, in alphabetical order:

The editors of the Revolutions anthology were: Eric Steele, Craig Pay and Graeme Shimmin. Graeme also wrote the introduction.

How to Buy Revolutions

You can read the first story in Revolutions, Sarah Jasmon’s The Uncertainty Principle, for free here.

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

Revolutions 2

In 2019, Manchester Speculative Fiction released a second anthology, following up on Revolutions. See Revolutions 2: More Speculative Short Stories set in Manchester.

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By Graeme Shimmin

Graeme Shimmin has been a member of the Manchester Speculative Fiction Writing Group since 2012 and edited its first two anthologies. His novels have won, or been listed for, multiple prizes including the Terry Pratchett Prize, YouWriteOn Book of the Year and Arthur C. Clarke Award.