Peter Crowther

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Peter Crowther
Born (1949-07-04) 4 July 1949 (age 73)[1]
Leeds, England
OccupationWriter, editor, publisher
NationalityBritish
GenreSpeculative fiction, sci-fi, fantasy
Notable worksFounder and editor of PS Publishing, Postscripts
Notable awardsWorld Fantasy Special Award—Professional (2004)
World Fantasy Special Award—Professional (2008)
Years active1992–present

Peter Crowther (born 4 July 1949) is a British journalist, short story writer, novelist, editor, publisher and anthologist. He is a founder (with Simon Conway) of PS Publishing. He edits a series of themed anthologies of science fiction short stories published by DAW books. He is also the editor of Postscripts, an anthology established in 2004, which has since 2012 released the Exotic Gothic series, including Vol. 4 and 5.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

Series[edit]

Forever Twilight[edit]

  • Book One: Darkness, Darkness (2002)*
  • Book Two: Windows of the Soul (2009)*

* significantly expanded into Darkness Falling, The Forever Twilight (2011, Angry Robot)[3]ISBN 978-0857661685

Standalone novels[edit]

Chapbook form[edit]

  • Forest Plains (1996)
  • Fugue on a G-String (1998)
  • The Hand That Feeds (1999) (with James Lovegrove)
  • Gandalph Cohen and the Land at the End of the Working Day (2000)
  • All We Know of Heaven (2001) – ISBN 978-1842990322

Collections of short stories[edit]

  • The Longest Single Note and Other Strange Compositions (1999) – ISBN 978-1881475569
  • Lonesome Roads (1999) – ISBN 978-0953146819
  • Cold Comforts (2001) (CDRom)
  • Songs of Leaving (2004)
  • The Spaces Between the Lines (2007)
  • The Land at the End of the Working Day (2008)
  • Jewels in the Dust (2013)[4]
  • Things I Didn't Know My Father Knew (2021)

Short stories[edit]

  • Blue Christmas (1991)
  • Constant Companion (1992)
  • The Visitor (1992)
  • Fallen Angel (1993)
  • Rustle (1993)
  • Morning Terrors (1994)
  • All We Know of Heaven (1995)
  • Bindlestiff (1995)
  • A Breeze from a Distant Shore (1995)
  • Conundrums to Guess (1995)
  • Home Comforts (1995)
  • The Invasion (1995)
  • Too Short a Death (1995)
  • The Bachelor (1996)
  • The Fairy Trap (1996)
  • Halfway House (1996)
  • Surface Tension (1996)
  • A Worse Place than Hell (1996)
  • "Boxing Day" (1997)
  • The Killing of Davis-Davis (1997)
  • The Last Vampire (1997)
  • Palindromic (1997)
  • Safe Arrival (1997)
  • Three Plays a Quarter (1997)
  • Tomorrow Eyes (1997)
  • The Unbetrayable Reply (1997)
  • Elmer (1998)
  • Front-Page McGuffin and the Greatest Story Never Told (1998)
  • "The Musician of Bremen, GA" (1998)
  • Some Burial Place, Vast and Dry (1998)
  • Cat On an Old School Roof (1999)
  • The Hand that Feeds (1999) (with James Lovegrove)
  • Late Night Pick-up (1999)
  • Old Delicious Burdens (1999)
  • Setting Free the Daughters of Earth (1999)
  • Shatsi (1999)
  • "Circling the Drain" (2000)
  • Dream a Little Dream for Me... (2000)
  • Songs of Leaving (2000)
  • Bernard Boyce Bennington And the American Dream (2001)
  • "Things I Didn't Know My Father Knew" (2001)
  • "Breathing in Faces" (2002)
  • "Jewels in the Dust" (2004"
  • "The Doorway in Stephenson's Store" (2005)
  • "Thoughtful Breaths" (2006)

Anthologies edited by Crowther[edit]

Literary awards[edit]

Major awards[edit]

Crowther has won a variety of BFAs, primarily as editor.[5][6] He's also a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Awards.[7][8][6][9]

Year Presented Society Award Category Nominee Result Ref
1993 World Fantasy Convention World Fantasy Awards (1993) Anthology Narrow Houses Nominated [10][6][11]
1998 British Fantasy Society BFA (1998) Short Story "Even Beggars Would Ride" (with James Lovegrove) Nominated [6][12]
2000 British Fantasy Society BFA (2000) Best Collection Lonesome Roads Won [6][13]
2000 British Fantasy Society BFA (2000) Short Fiction "The Hand that Feeds" Nominated [6][13]
2001 World Fantasy Convention World Fantasy Awards (2001) Special – Non-Pro PS Publishing Nominated [14][6][15]
2001 British Fantasy Society BFA (2001) Small Press PS Publishing Won [6][16]
2002 World Fantasy Convention World Fantasy Awards (2002) Special – Non-Pro PS Publishing Nominated [17][6][18]
2002 British Fantasy Society BFA (2002) Small Press PS Publishing Won [6][19]
2002 British Fantasy Society BFA (2002) Anthology Futures Nominated [6][19]
2003 World Fantasy Convention World Fantasy Awards (2003) Special – Non-Pro PS Publishing Nominated [20][6][21]
2003 British Fantasy Society BFA (2003) Small Press PS Publishing Won [6][22]
2004 World Fantasy Convention World Fantasy Awards (2004) Special – Pro PS Publishing Won [7][6][23]
2004 British Fantasy Society BFA (2004) Small Press PS Publishing Won [6][24]
2005 World Fantasy Convention World Fantasy Awards (2005) Collection Songs of Leaving Nominated [25][6][26]
2005 British Fantasy Society BFA (2005) Small Press PS Publishing Nominated [6][27]
2005 British Fantasy Society BFA (2005) Small Press Postscripts (with Nick Gevers) Nominated [6][27]
2006 British Fantasy Society BFA (2006) Small Press PS Publishing Won [6][28]
2006 British Fantasy Society BFA (2006) Anthology Fourbodings: A Quartet of Uneasy Tales from Four Members of the Macabre Nominated [6][28]
2007 British Fantasy Society BFA (2007) Small Press PS Publishing Won [6][29]
2008 World Fantasy Convention World Fantasy Awards (2008) Special – Pro PS Publishing Won [8][6][30]
2008 British Fantasy Society BFA (2008) Small Press PS Publishing Won [6][31]
2008 British Fantasy Society BFA (2008) Small Press Postscripts Nominated [6][31]
2009 British Fantasy Society BFA (2009) Best Magazine/Periodical Postscripts (with Nick Gevers) Won [6][32]
2010 World Fantasy Convention World Fantasy Award (2010) Special – Pro PS Publishing (with Nicky Crowther) Nominated [33][6][34]
2012 British Fantasy Society BFA (2012) Special Award (with Nicky Crowther) Won [5]
2012 British Fantasy Society BFA (2012) Novella "Ghosts with Teeth" Nominated [6][35]
2013 World Fantasy Convention World Fantasy Awards (2013) Special – Pro PS Publishing (with Nicky Crowther) Nominated [36][6][37]

Other media[edit]

  • In the television series Fear Itself, an episode of Season 1 ("Eater") is based on the short story of the same name. The same story had previously been adapted as an episode of the British horror anthology series Urban Gothic.

Cultural references[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "POSTSCRIPTS". PS Publishing. Archived from the original on 14 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ Detailed review by Opionator — retrieved 2013-08-04
  4. ^ Detailed review by Opionator — retrieved 2013-08-04
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