HDP9: the plumbing one…
If Volume 8 took a while to hit the shelves, Volume 9 took even longer. Scheduled originally for a pre-Christmas release, then a January/February 2022 release, it finally burst into life just in time to launch at Sci-Fi Scarborough in April.
Coming out of the pandemic was far more complicated than a simple return to normal, and pulling together the new batch of stories was further complicated by the slightly tricky ‘plumbing’ issue. Without explaining in long, drawn-out detail (that’ll take a rum or two), we had way too much excitement and enthusiasm for the plumbing/plumbers theme, but not quite enough stories to make a stand alone special… so we decided on a compromise. Volume 9 but with a plumbing theme threading through most but not all stories, and in the end, it was actually a lot of fun to put together.
Paperback, 240 pages, RRP £9.99
Published by Sixth Element Publishing, April 2022
Volume 9 includes stories by: John Holmes-Carrington, Graeme Wilkinson, Mark Hayes, R. Bruce Connelly, Will Nett, Davia Sacks, Peter James Martin, Robin Moon, Joseph Carrabis, A.L. Buxton, C.K. Roebuck, Liam Hogan, Kate Baucherel, Liz Tuckwell and Ben Sawyer. Edited by C.G. Hatton.