Deck the Halls, “a merry measure of cross-genre short fiction subverting traditional notions of the holiday season,” is a collection of 32 short stories (each around 1500 words) by mainly Australian writers (but with a sprinkling of talent from all over the place). It is being launched in Australia today and while the launch is on, 24 of the stories are available to read for free on the eMergent Publishing website. So hurry along there, they’ll be gone in 24 hours.
After that, the book will be available in ebook and print edition from the eMergent book shop.
My own short story “Gays and Commies” is in there (and currently available for free) and already one reviewer has described it as “Most excellent, chilling,” and “so bloody good.” (Am I happy, or what?) So, if you’re Australian, don’t waste time reading this, go read all those free stories (and then buy the book). If you live elsewhere, the book will be launched worldwide in November.