"New Wave of Speculative Fiction" edited by Sean Wright (a collection of new short stories) is brimming with quality writing, speculation about what might be, a mix of horror, fantasy and sci-fi, as well as some new twists on classic themes. "New Wave of Speculative Fiction" has a strong contemporary line up. Many of the authors are known for their vision and imagination, and for the quality of their prose. The stories Sean Wright has chosen for this book reflect the current demand for exciting writers prepared to break barriers and see this and other worlds with a fresh eye. The book has an international flavour with new and award-winning writers from USA, Australia, South Africa, Canada, and the UK. It includes stories from Allen Ashley, Che Ballard, Gary Moeser, Lisa DuMond, Sian Orthello, Jeff Gardiner and Sean Wright. There's P. Grey's atmospheric 'Obituary', a new twist on the collector mentality; British Fantasy nominee Andrew Hook's masterpiece, 'Fen Shui', a disturbing tale of time travellling scientists; Michelle A. Ponto's fast-paced sci-fi thriller, 'Mission Rejected'; award-winning author, Michael Mirolla's 'Inside/Out', a strange, vibrant masterly story of what might be; British Fantasy Award winner for 2002, Paul Finch's suspenseful conspiracy tale, 'And the Rivers Ran Red to the Sea,' and bestselling author, Sam Mills' exquisitely clever 'Tic Tac Man.' Allen Ashley's slick short story "Black Forest Manoeuvres" examines myth and religion's possible importance in the future, Sian Orthello has a twisted take on vegetarianism in a cataclysmic future on 'Treasure Island'; Che Ballard's 'Thirst For Knowledge' brings a wicked note of hilarity and irony; Lisa DuMond dazzles us with her bizarre and beguilling 'Star Child'; Gary Moeser uses his scientific background to stunning effect in 'As Time Goes By', Jeff Gardiner's "The Curious" escorts us on a poetic journey of other worldly exploits, while Sean Wright's "The Numberist" takes God Himself to task.