Beyond Each Blue Horizon

"Andrew Hook is a wonderfully original writer"

- Graham Joyce


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"Beyond Each Blue Horizon" was my second collection of short fiction and was published by Crowswing Books in June 2005.

UPDATE: Now on Kindle for only £1.83.

The stunning cover artwork is by Richard Marchand

"Beyond Each Blue Horizon" contained 21 slipstream stories, of which 12 had been previously published.

The blurb stated:

"Beyond Each Blue Horizon is a wonderfully rich collection of stories by British Fantasy Award nominee, Andrew Hook. Equally at home with writing speculative or straight fiction, Andrew refuses to be stymied or compartmentalised by marketplace considerations, believing that to write the story as it comes is a much more honest way to write. His honesty of style shines through in this fabulous collection of stories."

Graham Joyce was kind enough to write the following: "This collection of disturbing vignettes and cleverly fractured narratives is full of exciting language and seductive philosophical insight. Andrew Hook is a wonderfully original writer."

Here are some sample reviews:

"In Beyond Each Blue Horizon, Hook proves himself a master of slipstream. His stories range from the darkly apocalyptic to the hopefully visionary, some brilliant and none less than satisfactory." Dru Pagliassotti, The Harrow

"An honest, intense, immensely readable feast of good writing and startlingly original ideas and vivid characterisations that will stay with the reader for a long time after the book is closed. I tried to read it slowly, I couldn't. It pulled me in, intrigued me and wouldn't let go until I reached the last page." Terry Gates-Grimwood, Whispers of Wickedness

"The best way to read it is to treat yourself to at most one story a day, with other reading in between to resensitise your imagination for the broiling Hook is going to give you afresh each time." Djibril, The Future Fire

 

The contents were as follows:

Pardon Me Boys
Beat City
Alsiso
Runaround
Only The Lonely
Vole Mountain
Kiosk B
The Honey Ward
50 Fountain Street
The Luxury of Sleep
Wake Jake
Fen Shui
Amarillo Dreams
One Day, All This Will Be Fields
Dead Skin Cells
Dora Escudos and the Kiss
The Pregnant Sky
A Day is the Life of Victor Petrovsky
Cinemad
Unchained Melody
Beyond Each Blue Horizon

 

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The Virtual Menagerie

Beyond Each Blue Horizon

Residue

Nitrospective

Slow Motion Wars

Human Maps

Frequencies of Existence

 

 

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