Solaris Acquire Debut Horror Novel by Paul Meloy

Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has acquired  debut genre novel The Night Clock by Paul Meloy. The agent was John Jarrold, and the deal was for UK/US rights.

Paul has a long history in short fiction, including the British Fantasy Award-winning story Black Static (a name later used for the successor to The Third Alternative genre magazine), and his collection ISLINGTON CROCODILES  was published in 2008.

Over several years and a number of stories Paul has created the world of the Quays – sideways from our own reality – with its dream lives and strange horrific inhabitants: human, sub-human and alien. A world of dark evil and a few who understand the horror and fight against the encroaching miasma. Here, at novel length, he explores that world more fully than ever…


“I’ve been reading Paul’s short fiction for a number of years and when we acquired Solaris back in 2009 he was one of the first authors we asked to send us a novel when he was ready.” Jonathan Oliver said. “The wait has been well worth it. The Night Clock is a beautiful, grotesque and honest work of fantasy. It’s quite unlike anything I’ve read – a book with a gorgeous soul, rich prose and a story that will draw you into the world of dreams and madness, showing you how our fantasies and nightmares can be profound acts of creation.”

• April 15th, 2014 • Posted in News