Peel Back the Sky

At last I can officially announce that my debut collection, Peel Back the Sky, will be published by Gray Friar Press. It is available for pre-order on the GFP website. It can also be purchased From Amazon UK or

Here are the contents –

Introduction by Nicholas Royle

Last Summer

The Trauma Statement

The Strangled Garden

Catch Me If I Fall

Persistence of Vision

Girl Afraid

The Other Side of Silence

A Solace of Winter Rain

The House of Constant Shadow

With Black Foreboding Eyed

Daddy Giggles

The Toymaker of Bremen

The Shadow Puppets

Room above the Shop


Hour of Departure

I Am a Creation of Now

The Devourer of Dreams


Forever Autumn

Cone Zero

Story Notes & Acknowledgements

The beautiful cover is by Les Edwards, one of my favourite artists. The book will be shipping in the next few weeks. It will cost £8.99 + £2 shipping in the UK, $17.99 + $6 to the US, and €11 + €5 to Europe.

In the next week or so I’ll put up a dedicated page on my site with more info.

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4 Responses to Peel Back the Sky

  1. Ray Cluley says:

    Look at all those stories – bargain! Looks great, Stephen.

  2. Steve Bacon says:

    Thanks, Ray. Very much appreciated, my friend.

  3. This is a brilliant collection Stephen, one of the best I’ve read in a long time. Congratulations.

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