The first print publication from Wizard’s Tower Press will be Dark Spires, an anthology edited by Colin Harvey. Colin says:
Dark Spires is a speculative fiction anthology about Hardy Country — Wessex.
Hardy’s Wessex is the West of England, from Brunel’s industrial Bristol and Austen’s Regency Bath in the North, to the cliffs of Lyme Regis on the South coast, from the border with Cornwall in the West to the Isle of Wight in the East.
Dark Spires will take the settings that inspired Hardy but update them and add the fantastic elements of speculative fiction — fossils and monorails, sea wolves and anti-gravity.
The cover is by BSFA Award winning artist, Andy Bigwood.
We plan to launch the book at BristolCon on November 6th, 2010. Details of the contents will follow soon.