Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets
Released 7 October 2014
From under the mirror balls of Studio 54 to the heart of a bloody Wizard war, this is Holmes and Watson as you’ve never, ever seen them before.
Featuring witch trials, fanfiction and a host of grisly murders Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streetsis a contemporary look at the world of Sherlock Holmes that will go far beyond just delighting fans of the books, television shows and films, and provide a challenging new world for genre lovers to explore.
In Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets Abaddon Books editor David Moore has brought together the finest celebrated and new talent in SF and Fantasy writing to create a new generation of Holmes stories that will confound everything you ever thought you knew about Doyle’s most famous characters.
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets consists of 14 original stories by 9 women and 5 men, including NYT bestsellers, award winning writers and exciting new talents:
Adrian Tchaikovsky // Emma Newman //Gini Koch // Glen Mehn // Guy Adams // Ian Ediginton // James Lovegrove // Jamie Wyman // JE Cohen // Jennie Hill // Joan de la Haye // Kaaron Warren // Kasey Lansdale // Kelly Hale
UK: 9781781082218 | 9th October 2014
US: 9781781082225 | 7th October 2014
Guy Adams is a no-good, pen-toting son of a bitch. Responsible for over twenty penny-dreadfuls and scientific romances such as The World House and the Deadbeat series. He has also worked with the Hammer Books Gang creating novelisations of their foul kinematographs and has been known to operate under the alias of John Watson M.D. writing novels featuring that pansy-ass detective Sherlock Holmes. He is wanted in several states and a reward is offered for anyone quick enough to slip a noose around his crooked neck.
Gini Koch writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles sries. Touched by an Alien, Book 1 in the Alien series, was named by Booklist as one of the Top Ten Adult SF/F novels of 2010. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series and she’s made the most of multiple personality disorder by writing under a variety of other pen names as well, including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch
James Lovegrove was born on Christmas Eve 1965 and is the author of more than 40 books. James has sold well over 40 short stories, the majority of them gathered in two collections, Imagined Slights and Diversifications. He has written a four-volume fantasy saga for teenagers, The Clouded World (under the pseudonym Jay Amory), and has produced a dozen short books for readers with reading difficulties, including Wings, Kill Swap, Free Runner, Dead Brigade, and the 5 Lords Of Pain series. He lives with his wife, two sons and cat in Eastbourne, a town famously genteel and favoured by the elderly, but in spite of that he isn’t planning to retire just yet.
For more information visit the official James Lovegrove website.
Glen Mehn grew up in New Orleans, USA, puttered his way through university doing a series of odd jobs, including house painter, bartender, electrician, waiter, puppeteer, lighting designer, stage combat instructor, and completely failed musician. After a stint in physical theatre and 10 years in San Francisco managing IT departments for internet start-ups, he moved on to get a master’s in the UK, followed by a stint in Uganda and Zambia working with entrepreneurs and turnaround companies.
David Thomas Moore
Born in Australia, David Thomas Moore has lived and worked in the UK for the past twenty years, and has been writing for roleplaying magazines, fiction websites and short story anthologies for eight years. The Ultimate Secret is his first long work. He lives in Reading with his wife Tamsin and daughter Beatrix. You're glad you met him.
Emma Newman writes dark short stories and science fiction and urban fantasy novels. Between Two Thorns, the first book in Emma’s Split Worlds urban fantasy series, was shortlisted for the BFS Best Novel and Best Newcomer awards. Emma is a professional audio book narrator and also co-writes and hosts the Hugo-nominated podcast Tea and Jeopardy which involves tea, cake, mild peril and singing chickens. Her hobbies include dressmaking and role playing games.
Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Lincolnshire and studied Zoology and Psychology in Reading in order to become a lawyer in Leeds. He is a keen roleplayer and sometime practitioner of European historical martial arts. His series Shadows of the Apt started with Empire in Black and Gold in 2008. He has also written numerous short stories for various anthologies and has a collection of short stories out entitled Feast and Famine from Newcon Press.
Jamie Wyman fostered several interests before discovering that being an author means never having to get out of pajamas. (However, she can eat/spin fire, tell you a lot about auditioning to be a Blue Man, and read/write in Circular Gallifreyan.) As an author, Jamie’s favorite playgrounds are urban fantasy, horror and creepy carnival settings. When she’s not traipsing about with her imaginary friends, she lives in Phoenix with two hobbits and two cats. She is proud to say she has a deeply disturbed following at her blog.
Publication day review round up: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets
4 years ago
“Plenty to write Holmes about… Holmes is like the Doctor – geeky, dangerous, supremely intelligent.” – SFX Magazine
"No one can deny the cleverness of this collection and as a casual fan, it has inspired me to read the original Doyle novels. 9/10" - The Cult Den
"It’s the sheer quality of this storytelling ability—by this handful of authors—that makes Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets a cut-above the rest" - Spec Fiction Hub
"Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets is a worthy addition to the ever-expanding universe of Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation." - Criminal Element
"Precise and neat yet immensely engaging, it’s a great example of the craft of short story telling" - The Book Beard
"This anthology is for any Sherlock Holmes fan; there’s something here for everyone, and the writing is just that damn good." - Ventureadlaxre
"Two Hundred And Twenty-One Baker Streets has a story for everyone. It’s full of brilliantly written tales that any fan of Sherlock can appreciate." - Readingbifrost
"Excellent book written from a new angle. A really great book that keeps you wanting to read on until the end. The modern day setting gives the book a more realistic storyline that will be popular with readers of all ages in contrast to the usual Victorian London background." - Catherine Bryce, netgalley
"With such a wide array of stories about Holmes in this anthology there truly is something for everyone. If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes then I highly recommend that you check out this anthology ASAP." - Bibliognome
"Great addition to my Holmes collection!" - Lauren Koller, netgalley
"LOVED this book. As a fan of Sherlock Holmes, I enjoyed seeing him and Dr. Watson in alternate scenarios... Recommended for all lovers of Holmes & Watson!" - Kelli Kohrherr, netgalley librarian
"The imaginative stories about Sherlock Holmes and his down-to-earth counterpart, Doctor Watson, make for compelling reading." - L. Wayne Hicks, netgalley
"The quality of the writing is universally excellent" - Tea, Talks, Books
"A good selection of stories... I definitely recommend it to Sherlock Holmes fans." - Take a walk on the writeside
"All-in-all a fine idea, well edited and presented." - something interesting this way comes
"Most of the stores I was sad to see end so quickly. I have read all of the original Holmes stores written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and I found these to be complimentary of those original works. 4/5" - John Purvis
"With such diversity, there will certainly be something here for everyone. And so, whether you are a traditionalist or more experimental when it comes to the Holmes canon, you should definitely give this anthology a try." - Nicki J Marcus
"Highly recommended to all Sherlock fans, looking for something different." - Mark Coulter, netgalley
"What a great collection of short stories. The diversity of characters and settings is fantastic. This is a great resource for studies of reversioning. It's also very entertaining." - Trish Lunt, netgalley educator
"If you like all (or most) things Sherlock, then you'll want to read this book." - Second Bookshelf on the Right
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