Remember me to one who lives there

Forgotten-sidekicks

Things have got weird but we always have stories right? And this unassuming set of tales is due to drop in a little less than 24 hours.

It seems like a long time ago (it was) when we discussed these three anthologies from Grimbold Books (Lost Gods and Unexpected Heroines are also due out soon) and a lot of things have happened in the personal lives of all involved. Then the virus hit.

The original plan to release all three at the same time and do a big launch in a bookshop has gone astray. Plan B to launch one by one has also gone slightly awry now we all live under house arrest.

But maybe that’s OK. We all need stories of hope in these times. We know there are heroes out there working tirelessly on our behalf. We see the medics and first responders and their heroism is writ a little larger than usual. There are also the usually forgotten heroes – the truck drivers, the postmen, the shop workers. They’re needed to keep society going – but aren’t usually celebrated as the heroes they clearly are. And that means we, the ones locked in our houses, the non-key workers, we need our stories. Stories for when the little guy made a difference.

This is a small book but I think it packs a punch.

You can buy it on Amazonof course – usually I’d tell you to support the small bookshops, but they are closed, and the distributors and wholesalers are also closed. So just this once get yourself the e-book. You can always buy a hard copy later – and maybe, once we can roam abroad and revel in our freedom once more we can meet and swap tales.

Published by suttope

Pete W Sutton is a writer and editor. His two short story collections – A Tiding of Magpies and The Museum for Forgetting – were shortlisted for Best Collection in the British Fantasy Awards in 2017 & 2022 respectively. His novel – Seven Deadly Swords – was published by Grimbold Books. He has edited several short story anthologies and is the editor for the British Fantasy Society Horizons fiction magazine.

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