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Deep Magic June 2016


Jeff WheelerAnthony Ryan - 2016
    Our issues are also filled with author interviews, art features, book reviews and tips for writers. This month, we feature an exclusive interview with Brandon Sanderson on his latest journey to the United Arab Emirates. We also include short stories from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler* ("The Beesinger's Daughter"), Amazon bestselling Carrie Anne Noble ("The Perfect Specimen"), and Cecilia Dart-Thornton who came out of hiding to let us publish her latest ("The Churchyard Yarrow"). We also feature stories this month by Steve Yeager ("Rain Dance") and Brendon Taylor ("The Apothecant"). You'll also get two articles, one written by NYT bestselling author Anthony Ryan and the other by David Pomerico, Harper Voyager US's Executive Editor. Still not convinced to give it a try? We'll also be publishing an extended sample of Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N Holmberg's** latest novel ("Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet"). * Wall Street Journal, June 2016 ** Wall Street Journal, June 2015

The King in Yellow - True Detective Edition: Tales of the Carcosa Mythos


Ambrose Bierce - 2014
    Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, and H. P. Lovecraft. This anthology, edited with an explanatory introduction by a noted weird fiction scholar, collects the tales of those writers that are relevent to True Detective. Unlike other ebook collections, that contain dozens of unrelated stories, such as Chambers's victorian romances and random Lovecraft stories that have nothing at all to do with True Detective, this anthology includes only those stories that directly reference The King in Yellow, Carcosa, and other important themes. This is the only collection that contains all of the stories by these authors that reference Hastur, the ancient god of Carcosa, who appears among the tattoos on Reggie Ledoux. It also includes the correct Lovecraft story that connects all of these works with the Cthulhu Mythos. This is the ideal collection for those who want to understand the many references to early weird fiction that have appeared in True Detective.

Nightingale Songs


Simon Strantzas - 2011
    . .In the dead of night, your past mistakes will haunt you . . .In the dead of night, you hear a discordant tune . . .In the dead of night, the nightingale sings . . . Simon Strantzas, master of the subtle and the bizarre, returns with a dozen strange tales and eerie mysteries. From the shores of a remote oil-stained sound to deep within the familiar heart of suburbia, these are the songs of broken people who cannot find a way to fix themselves, who must search the dark for salvation. Like a siren, the nightingale sings them onward to face their end. But it sings for you too. A requiem in your honor. Because, for you, it is already too late.Table of ContentsIn the Nightingale, Waiting for the Curtain to Rise, an Introduction by John LanganOut of TouchHer Father’s DaughterThe Deafening Sound of SlumberUnreasonable DoubtTend Your Own GardenThe NightingalePale Light in the JungleAn Indelible Stain upon the SkySomething NewMr. KnealeEverything FloatsWhen Sorrows ComeAfterword

Gotrek Felix: Lost Tales


L.J. Goulding - 2013
    A collection of timeless tales featuring the Slayer Gotrek Gurnisson and his human companion Felix Jaeger. From the undead-ridden marshes of Hel Fenn, where an ancient evil lurks, to the court of a skaven lord in the depths of a dwarf hold, the duo face excitement, danger and intrigue at every turn.

Dracones Primalthorn


Sheri-Lynn Marean - 2017
    All dragonkind are born with a deeply ingrained calling to protect the innocent. As Primalthorn, the Ultimate Guardian, it becomes Skulla’s duty to preserve his dying race as well. But with his responsibility comes a great burden as he’s tasked with ending the lives of those on the verge of going rogue. Year after lonely year, only his obligations keep Skulla clinging to sanity, until the day he meets his mate. Kiah-thorn brings light back into his darkened soul. With the lives of not only dragonkind but his family at stake, Skulla is hesitant when the Ilyium call on him for assistance. For his choices may just end all dragonkind.Get Dracones Primalthorn and delve into the magical world of dragonkind to find out how the curse came to be. Can be read either before or after bk1, Dracones awakening.

GOON SQUAD 2014 Summer Special


Jonathan L. Howard - 2014
    The Goon Squad 2014 Summer Special contains an introduction to the Squad, and four short stories: "Red Wolf, Red Wolf, Does Whatever a Red Wolf Can," "Changes," "No-No Dojo," and "Tale of Terror." Join Puppet Girl, the Revenant, Red Wolf, and Talos as they protect the fairly innocent, are sharply critical about modern newspapers, talk to a door in Salford, and recount the day the city nearly blew up.

Access


Andy Weir - 2010
    It was a minor matter, but something he’d need to deal with eventually. Some things just couldn’t be delegated to subordinates.

Secret Lives


Jeff VanderMeer - 2008
    Ordered by profession, these short-short stories range from the hilarious to the somber, the absurd to the revelatory. Using real people as the springboard, VanderMeer has created a rich blend of the factual and the imaginary in which everyone gets the secret life they deserve. A luminous little book meant for dipping into one secret life at a time.

Permeable Borders


Nina Kiriki Hoffman - 2012
    Her stories have gained many honors, including the Writers of the Future award, Locus Award, and the Nebula Award. This current collection collects 16 of her more recent stories, as well as earlier work not previously collected. It also includes a previously unpublished story. FINDING HOME:Key SignaturesThe Weight of WishesFAIRY TALES:How I Came to Marry a HerpetologistStrikes of the HeartSwitchedFINDING EACH OTHER:SourheartInner ChildHome For ChristmasAnger ManagementTrees Perpetual of SleepHostile TakeoverHere We Come A-WanderingPERMEABLE BORDERS:The Wisdom of DisasterA Fault Against the DeadThe Trouble with the TruthHOME:Gone to Heaven Shouting

To Rouse Leviathan


Matt Cardin - 2019
    Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft and Thomas Ligotti, Cardin explores the convergence of religion, horror, and art in a cosmos that may be actively hostile to our species. In this substantial volume, Cardin gathers the totality of his short fiction. In tales long and short, some substantially revised from their original appearances and including a new novella co-written with Mark McLaughlin, Cardin rings a succession of changes on those fateful words from the Book of Job: “Let those sorcerers who place a curse on days curse that day, those who are skilled to rouse Leviathan.” Aside from his fiction, Matt Cardin is the editor of Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti (2014) and Horror Literature through History (2015), and co-editor of the journal Vastarien.

Piper in the Woods: A Short Science Fiction Novel


Philip K. Dick - 1953
    When several more men return from Y-3, each thinking they're a plant, Harris travels to the asteroid to solve the puzzle. He soon finds out that the soldiers claim that a certain indigenous people on the asteroid called "Pipers," who live in the woods, made them realize that they're plants. Harris ventures into the woods and discovers that Pipers do not exist, they were merely invented by the soldiers to cope with the pressure of their jobs. The soldiers relaxed by simply turning into plants, or their minds thought so. Harris returns to earth and contemplates all the work that lies ahead of him. He unpacks his suitcases, which, rather than carrying clothes, contain soil from Y-3. Harris lays the soil on the ground, lies in it like a plant, and goes to sleep.

The Horror at Oakdeene and Others


Brian Lumley - 1977
    Contents include: The Horror at Oakdeene; the Viking's Stone; Aunt Hester; No Way Home; The Cleaner Woman; the Statement of Henry Worthy; Darghud's Doll; Born of the Winds4000 copies printed.

Mama Bruise


Jonathan Carroll - 2019
    As she walked the dog one night, it saw something off to the side and bolted. A couple is concerned when their dog behaves increasingly bizarrely: first to their chagrin, and, eventually, to their alarm. . . in Jonathan Carroll's Mama Bruise, a Tor.com Original short story.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dear Sweet Filthy World


Caitlín R. Kiernan - 2017
    Kiernan's fourteenth collection of short fiction, comprised of twenty-eight uncollected and impossible-to-find stories.Treading the grim places where desire and destruction, longing and horror intersect, the author rises once again to meet the high expectations she set with such celebrated collections as Tales of Pain and Wonder, To Charles Fort, With Love, and the World Fantasy Award-winning The Ape's Wife and Other Stories. In these pages you'll meet a dragon's lover, a drowned vampire cursed always to ride the tides, a wardrobe that grants wishes, and a lunatic artist's marriage of the Black Dahlia and the Beast of Gévaudan. You'll visit a ruined post-industrial Faerie, travel back to tropical Paleozoic seas and ahead to the far-flung future, and you'll meet a desperate writer forced to sell her memories for new ideas. Here are twenty-eight tales of apocalypse and rebirth, of miraculous transformation and utter annihilation. Here is the place where professing your undying devotion might be precisely the same thing as signing your own death warrant—or worse.The stories in Dear Sweet Filthy World were first published in the subscription-only Sirenia Digest, run by Caitlín for her most devoted readers. This publication marks the first availability to the general public for most of these rare tales.

An evening in Guanima: A treasury of folktales from the Bahamas


Patricia Glinton-Meicholas - 1993
    This is the patrimony of childhood and the stuff of 'An Evening in Guanima.' " A tribut to Cat Island, Bahamas the author's birthplace, these stories recount the adventures of Bouki and Rabbi, Jack and B'er Debbil and other fascinating characters in wry metaphor and hilarious dialogue. Here is a collection of Bahamiana that will fascinate the non-Bahamian and will represent a homecoming for the people in the Bahama islands.