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Hardback €35.00

edited by Lynda E. Rucker

Hardback: September 2018 (400)
Cover image by Tobia Makover
Length: xii + 212 pages
ISBN: 978-1-78380-024-7

Available as a limited edition hardback.

"A stone’s throw out on either hand / From that well-ordered road we tread" — Rudyard Kipling

“What is happening all around us that is beyond the perception of our senses — and what happens when that perception changes?” – from the Introduction by Lynda E. Rucker

Uncertainties is an anthology of new writing — featuring contributions from Irish, British, and American authors — each exploring the idea of increasingly fragmented senses of reality. These types of short stories were termed "strange tales" by Robert Aickman, called "tales of the unexpected" by Roald Dahl, and known to Shakespeare’s ill-fated Prince Mamillius as 'winter's tales'. But these are no mere ghost stories. These tales of the uncanny grapple with existential epiphanies of the modern day, and when otherwise familiar landscapes become sinister and something decidedly less than certain . . .


    Lynda E. Rucker

"Monica in the Hall of Moths"
    Matthew M. Bartlett

"Warner’s Errand"
    S. P. Miskowski

    Adam L. G. Nevill

    Joyce Carol Oates

    Robert Shearman

"Before I Walked Away"
    R. S. Knightley

"Voices in the Night"
    Lisa Tuttle

"It Could Be Cancer"
    Ralph Robert Moore

"The Woman in the Moon"
    Tracy Fahey

    Julia Rust & David Surface

"Ashes to Ashes"
    Scott West

"The Golden Hour"
    Rosanne Rabinowitz

"Biographical Notes"


Lynda E. Rucker has sold more than three dozen short stories to various magazines and anthologies, won the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story, and is a regular columnist for UK horror magazine Black Static. Her first collection, The Moon Will Look Strange, was released in 2013 from Karoshi Books; and her second, You’ll Know When You Get There, was published by Swan River Press in 2016.

The Uncertainties Series
Uncertainties: Volume I (2016)
Uncertainties: Volume II (2016)
Uncertainties: Volume III (2018)
Uncertainties: Volume IV (2020)
Uncertainties: Volume V (2021)

Other Swan River Titles by Lynda E. Rucker
Uncertainties III (2018)
You'll Know When You Get There (2016)

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