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New: Under Ground

Under Ground, the latest S.L. Grey novel was published in the UK in July 2015 and is now in paperback. Click here for all the available South African online buying links, or pop into your local bookshop. You can also visit the Pan Macmillan website for various international buying options.

Look out for the fifth dose of S.L. Grey, The Apartment, emerging from July 2016.

A a page-turning locked-room mystery from the combined talents of Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg, writing as S. L. Grey. It is perfect for fans of Under the Dome by Stephen King and films such as The Hole and The Descent (with a pinch of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie).

The Sanctum is a luxurious, self-sustaining survival condominium situated underground. It’s a plush bolt-hole for the rich and paranoid – a place where they can wait out the apocalypse in style. When a devastating super-flu virus hits, several families race to reach The Sanctum. All have their own motivations for entering. All are hiding secrets.
But when the door locks and someone dies, they realize the greatest threat to their survival may not be above ground – it may already be inside . . .


In de val cover S.L. Grey AVM-Grey

Under Ground is published in Dutch by Luitingh-Sijthoff as In de val and in Turkish as Yeralti. French, German, Spanish and Korean editions are also being prepared. (Click on the covers to view or buy.)

The New Girl by S.L. GreyThe New Girl, the third and last book in the Downside trio, was released by Corvus in October 2013.

“A surprisingly funny, deeply weird horror novel … genuinely fresh” – SFX
“A must read” The Independent
“Well paced, brutally barbed and surprisingly satisfying”

The Ward paperback coverThe Ward, the next dose of S.L. Grey, was released in paperback and ebook by Corvus on 1 October 2012.

“Equals – if not trumps – the disturbing, creepy horror of their first” The Independent, 2012 Books of the Year
“Startlingly well written” – Diane Awerbuck, The Times
“An original and unsettling novel from an exciting new talent” – Will Salmon, SFX

The Mall paperback cover S.L. Grey’s first book, The Mall, was published in the UK and Commonwealth by Corvus in June 2011. It is now out in paperback.

“One of the cleverest, creepiest and most memorable horror novels for ages … a masterful debut.” – David Barnett, The Independent
“Deliciously evil” – Alison Flood, The Guardian


Grey_Deplaza_135 AVM-Grey Il manichino - Grey Labyrinth der Puppen, S.L. Grey

The Mall is published in Dutch by De Arbeiderspers as De Plaza, in Turkish by Ithaki Yayinlari as AVM, in Italian by Newton Compton as Il manichino and in German by Festa Verlag as Labyrinth der Puppen. (Click on the covers to view or buy.)



S.L. Grey’s short stories

S.L Grey has published various short stories. You can find them in these collections:

Our horror road story, “Bingo”, was included in the Solaris collection, End of the Road, which came out in December 2013. In a comprehensive review, calls it “absolutely brutal”. (We’ll be back to the satirical laughs in future pieces, promise!)

A Fantastical Librarian called “Bingo” an “effective blend of horror and fascination … packed with social commentary” Full review here.

Our story, “We’ll Always be Here”, is our twist on Pluto and Charon for the spectacular science-fiction collection, The Lowest Heaven, published by Jurassic London. Released July 2013. You can hear a free podcast of this story, beautifully read by Kim Lakin-Smith.

A Fantastical Librarian highlighted our story for special praise: “I loved S.L. Grey’s We’ll Always Be Here … for the complicated love/hate relationship between Pluto and Sharon … I found it tragic and quite a deft social commentary.” Full review here.

Meanwhile, Staffer’s Book Review says of “We’ll Always Be Here”, “I would be willing to buy the entire book for this one story alone.” Full review here.

Mavesh Murad wrote for Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper that “My personal favourite in this anthology is South African writing duo S.L. Grey’s ‘We’ll Always Be Here’. A great contemporary, entirely readable combination of funny, frightening and clever science fiction.”

In her Strange Horizons review in which she calls The Lowest Heaven a “work of art”, Sarah Frost writes that “We’ll Always Be Here” is “one of my favourite stories in this collection … a wonderful piece of SF nightmare fuel.”

Click here for more information, and details on where to get it.

Our flash fiction, “Still”, appeared in the beautiful photography-fiction collection and Saboteur-award runner-up, Still: Short Stories Inspired by Photographs of Vacated Places, put together by photographer Roelof Bakker at Negative Press.

Click here for more information, and details on where to get it.

“OMG GTFO” was our vision of the end of the world alongside those of many other current and hot and happening apocalyptic writers. It appeared in Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse, published by Jurassic London. It was released in a limited edition in 2011 and is now a prized collector’s item. You can still read about it here, though.

Click here for a collection of reviews of S.L. Grey’s writing

The Mall book trailer