ALL THAT WILL BE LOST
of thirty-seven of the best short stories and novellas from Steve
Roach, one of the UK’s many exciting writers that have emerged from
the Independent scene. Ranging between horror and satire,
science-fiction, grisly humour and urban commentary these stories
pack a punch that will leave you thinking about them for a long time
This collection chooses the best of Steve’s work from the last 10
years. A number of the stories have reached the top of their
respective charts on Amazon.
“I find that many
books merge into one another in my mind and after a year or so, I
can’t remember what it was about, or even what I found so special
about it. With Steve Roach you know you’ll never read another story
like his. His work has a way of fixing itself in your mind forever.
These stories are often not a comfortable read but if you want your
ideas stretched and challenged, have a go.”
Ignite, Amazon Reviewer
All That Will Be Lost includes the following:
Something terrible lurks in the ocean, even more formidable than
Grice, the most insane of whaling captains.
An old man makes a private Eden in the middle of a vast desert. All
goes well until the Ruiner comes and begins to destroy everything
the old man has created.
Two brothers, bound by blood and a terrible hatred for each other.
How many times can they kill each other? How many times can each
come back even more powerful than before?
The Superhero of
Disgusted by what she reads in the news one day, a woman decides to
fight back against the people who make life miserable for all of us.
People of the Sun
A team of men head into the Amazon jungle, searching for Inca gold
that was smuggled out of Peru centuries before. They must survive
the horrors they find in the jungle and, even worse, the horror they
find within each other.
The Way Out Is
Schwarzesloch remains in the city as Katrina strikes, holed up in
his house as the world seems to collapse around it. Once the storm
is over, he is forced to abandon his property and take to the
flooded streets. As he makes his way towards the perceived safety of
the Superdome, he meets an unlikely travelling companion and, during
the next few days, they do whatever they can to escape the city.
The authorities seem to have abandoned New Orleans. Nowhere is safe.
There is no law. Society has broken down and only the strongest will
Every time he wakes up, the man has no idea where he is. Or who he
is. All he knows is that he must find the killer of his family.
Planet of Maniacs
A race of aliens has been rampaging through interstellar space
leaving a collection of ruined planets in their wake. When
scientists on Earth become aware of their presence, they come up
with a plan…
A miserable old man finds a seagull chick in his front garden one
day. He can’t help but think of what this chick will become, a
vicious predator that would soon join the ranks of the airborne
monsters that terrorise his part of the city. Dark thought swirl
through his mind, culminating in an atrocious act that brings on a
nightmare from which he will never recover.
For fifty years, Wilf Butterby has been at the mercy of a monster
hanging from his arse. Desperate and lonely, Wilf decides one day
that enough is enough. But the pile isn’t going down without a
A Selection of
Reviews for Stories in This Book:
“A Sublime Work of
Fiction. The characters are richly defined, the setting is
beautifully atmospheric and the action is thrilling. And to top it
all off, it ends with a chuckle. Many authors are unable to pack
this much into an entire novel, and Roach manages to do it in (a
Amazon US review for ‘The Whaler’
“I enjoyed this well
written short story. The author definitely has talent.”
Amazon UK review for ‘The Farda’
“Another corker from
Steve Roach. Amazing, thought provoking, scary stuff. Timeless –
tackles our basic human insecurities. Always waiting for the next
offering from this writer.”
Amazon UK review for ‘All That Will Be Lost’ (Short story)
“This is, without a
doubt, the darkest and most disturbing (story) I've ever read. I
worry about the author.”
Amazon UK review for ‘A Dog’s Life’