Gary Mc MahonSometimes we find authors and wonder how the hell everyone seems to have missed them. Gary McMahon is one such find. It’s not as if he’s been hiding away, either – he can always be found in the bar or on panels at FantasyCon, and other conventions, and is always writing. This man is a dynamo!

We’ve known of Gary for ages, of course, and have enjoyed his short fiction and novellas, so when he sent us his latest work (the wonderfully-titled Pretty Little Dead Things) we knew we were going to be in for a ride. We weren’t disappointed. Fusing the gritty urban thrills of David Peace with the very best of modern Japanese cinema horror, it’s an astonishing work, and the first of two books for Angry Robot.

Yeah, we’re pretty pleased with this one.

Gary’s pretty pleased, too – he  told us:

I was absolutely delighted to sign a contract with Angry Robot to publish the two books which would, essentially, signal my emergence into the mass market from the independent press. Marc Gascoigne and his team are publishing some exciting authors, and the books they produce are modern, sexy and attention-grabbing.

Pretty Little Dead Things is out in the UK and Australia in July, and the in the US and everywhere else in winter 2010. The sequel, Dead Bad Things is out everywhere in spring 2011. Both titles will be produced as paperbacks, eBooks and audio books.

Read the official press release here.