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S.L. Grey’s first-ever short story, “OMG GTFO”, has been published in Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse, which was launched on 4 November at the Tate Britain and edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin, the brains trust behind the Pornokitsch blog.

The collection features over a dozen original stories set at the end of the world, as imagined by science fiction and fantasy writers such as Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Lauren Beukes, Charlie Human, Sam Wilson, Jonathan Oliver, Sophia McDougall and Chrysanthy Balis.

The tales are inspired by the art of John Martin, and the book will be released to coincide with the Tate Gallery’s new exhibition of his work. Martin (1789 – 1854) was a Romantic painter with a taste for sweeping Apocalyptic scenes. Although he never received much positive critical attention, his huge and wildly imaginative paintings were popular with the masses. Since his death, Martin’s reputation has gone through periods of complete insignificence and others of great renown. In short, he’s our type of guy.

More info and news here.

The first review is already in and singles out “OMG GTFO” for special praise in its rave opinion:

I’d heard of the gestalt entity that is S.L. Grey, usually in glowing terms, before reading Pandemonium, but this was my first encounter with them. ‘OMG GTFO’ took me by surprise, not for the high quality (which met my absurdly high expectations and proves that hype isn’t always unjustified), but for the cynical nihilism on display within it.

The book is soaring up the charts at Amazon (South Africa, US and international | UK).

Apart from a 100-copy special edition, for sale at the Tate Britain, Pandemonium is an ebook-only release. Buy it at Amazon (South Africa, US and international | UK).

For the moment, folks can get the ePub directly from Pornokitsch.


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Mack</a>
    November 7th, 2011 @17:24 #

    I feel like Michael Corleone in Godfather III. To paraphrase -- Just when I thought I was done buying new books, they pull me back in. S.L. Grey and Lauren Beukes in one book, must have.


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