Blood Surfer by Debra Jess
published September 2015

Their destiny is written in blood.

Welcome to Star Haven, where the police arrest and imprison alternative humans, if not execute them outright. When outlaw Hannah Quinn saves Officer Scott Grey's life by bloodsurfing through his broken body, he winds up on the wrong side of the kill line.

Hannah blew any chance she had of escaping Star Haven when she chose to save Scott's life. Scott has a reputation for killing Alts instead of arresting them. Now that she's triggered his dormant Alt ability, he's forced to go on the run with her until she can break his despised Alt power.

Suspicion dies hard after a lifetime of conditioning. Despite the threat to their lives, Hannah finds herself falling for the one man she can't trust—and Scott falls for the woman who destroyed his life. With love and mistrust at war in a city where betrayal can earn your freedom, will Hannah and Scott's tenuous bond be enough to save them?
Daimones by Massimo Marino
published August 2015

Your entry into an exciting Space Opera: the death and re-birth of the human race.
Nothing could have prepared them for the last day. Explore the future of humanity in Massimo Marino's sci-fi debut, Daimones, an apocalyptic tale that feels like it could happen tomorrow. You may never sleep through a windstorm again.

Death swept away the lives of billions, but spared Dan Amenta and his family, leading them to an uncertain future. When merely surviving isn't enough and the hunt for answers begins, memories from the past and troubling encounters lead Dan to the truth about the extermination of the human race. Distressing revelations will give new meaning to their very existence.

Early humans shaped the future and seeded a plan millions of years in the making. Now survivors must choose: Endure a future with no past or fade away into a past with no future?
A Day in Deep Freeze by LisaShapter
published April 2015

In an alternate history New England, an unremarkable accountant fights hour by hour with the consequences of being the unwitting test subject for a wartime interrogation drug. Half of the people in his life can never know he leads a double life -- the other half must promise to keep the secret buried under a one-word gravestone in Riverport, New Hampshire’s Castleview Cemetery.

  Peacekeeper 2 by Doug Farren
published November 2014

Thomas Wilks is a Terran. Lashpa Krish is a Rouldian. They have declared themselves to be gragrakch—two bodies, one soul. Both are peacekeepers—cyborgs charged with enforcing Alliance law. In accordance with Rouldian tradition, the two peacekeepers travel to Lashpa’s home planet of Fanish to make their declaration of gragrakch official. Although they’ve been very close friends for years, Tom and Lashpa quickly discover that they still have much to learn about each other. Their efforts to deepen their relationship is interrupted when they stumble upon a hidden Chroniech base. Stranded in Alliance space, the Chroniech managed to survive by attacking civilian cargoliners. That changed when they discovered an ancient secret buried within their wandering planetoid—a secret that could result in the annihilation of hundreds of billions of Alliance citizens.
Rings of Anubis by Elise Catherine Tobler
published August 2014

As the nineteenth century turns into the twentieth, the world looks to a future of revolutionary science and extraordinary machines. Archaeologist Eleanor Folley looks back to Egypt's ancient mysteries and her mother's inexplicable, haunting disappearance. Agent Virgil Mallory, a man with ghosts and monsters of his own, brings evidence of a crime, taking them both on a thrilling adventure that carries them from Paris to Egypt, and from the present to the ancient past. Uncovering the truth exposes a dangerous game of life, death, and uncanny powers!
Elisha Magus by E. C. Ambrose
published July 2014

Book two in the Dark Apostle series about medieval surgery
Highfell Grimoires by Langley Hyde
published May 2014

Born to privilege and gifted in languages and spells, Neil Franklin has planned his brilliant future well. From academic accolades to finding a proper marriage he is intent upon upholding his family name and honor. The sudden death of his parents shatters all of that, leaving Neil and his younger sister beggared and orphaned. When Neil's estranged uncle offers him a bargain that will save him and his sister from debtor's prison or exile, Neil eagerly agrees. Handing over the family grimoire as collateral for his debt, Neil devotes himself to working as a teacher for wayward youth at a boarding school high in the clouds. But Highfell Hall is not the charity Neil imagines it to be and the young men there aren't training for the dull lives of city clerks. Amidst the roaring engines and within the icy stone halls, machinations and curious devices are at work. And one man, the rough and enigmatic Leofa, holds the key to both the desire that Neil has fled from all his life and a magic as dangerous as treason.
  Peacekeeper by Doug Farren
published October 2013

The Peacekeepers were the solution to a problem: How do you enforce the laws of a society made up of a dozen species spread out across hundreds of planets? Peacekeepers were endowed with the strength of cybernetics and the authority to enforce the law throughout the Alliance. They were admired by those they protect and feared by those who break the law. Communications specialist Tom Wilks is about to find out just how demanding a Peacekeeper's life can be as he undertakes the journey to becoming one of them.
Year of the Demon by Steve Bein
published October 2013

Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro has been promoted to Japan’s elite Narcotics unit—and with this promotion comes a new partner, a new case, and new danger. The underboss of a powerful yakuza crime syndicate has put a price on her head, and he’ll lift the bounty only if she retrieves an ancient iron demon mask that was stolen from him in a daring raid. However, Mariko has no idea of the tumultuous past carried within the mask—or of its deadly link with the famed Inazuma blade she wields.

The secret of this mask originated hundreds of years before Mariko was born, and over time the mask’s power has evolved to bend its owner toward destruction, stopping at nothing to obtain Inazuma steel. Mariko’s fallen sensei knew much of the mask’s hypnotic power and of its mysterious link to a murderous cult. Now Mariko must use his notes to find the mask before the cult can bring Tokyo to its knees—and before the underboss decides her time is up....
Elisha Barber by E. C. Ambrose
published July 2013

England in the fourteenth century: a land of poverty and opulence, prayer and plague, witchcraft and necromancy. Where the medieval barber-surgeon Elisha seeks redemption as a medic on the front lines of an unjust war, and is drawn into the perilous world of sorcery by a beautiful young witch. In the crucible of combat, at the mercy of his capricious superiors, Elisha must attempt to unravel conspiracies both magical and mundane, as well as come to terms with his own disturbing new abilities. But the only things more dangerous than the questions he’s asking are the answers he may reveal...
On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard
published May 2013

The ebook edition of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards novella finalist, from the Nebula Award-winning author of the acclaimed Obsidian and Blood trilogy...

For generations Prosper Station has thrived under the guidance of its Honoured Ancestress: born of a human womb, the station's artificial intelligence has offered guidance and protection to its human relatives.

But war has come to the Dai Viet Empire. Prosper's brightest minds have been called away to defend the Emperor; and a flood of disorientated refugees strain the station's resources. As deprivations cause the station's ordinary life to unravel, uncovering old grudges and tearing apart the decimated family, Station Mistress Quyen and the Honoured Ancestress struggle to keep their relatives united and safe. What Quyen does not know is that the Honoured Ancestress herself is faltering, her mind eaten away by a disease that seems to have no cure; and that the future of the station itself might hang in the balance…
Quintessence by David Walton
published March 2013

Quintessence is an alternate history/fantasy set in the Age of Exploration, full of arcane science, alchemy, human dissection, sea monsters, betrayal, torture, religious controversy, and magic. Scientists and explorers gamble with their lives to turn lead into gold and bring the dead back to life. In Europe, the magic is thin, but at the edge of the world, where the stars reach down close to the Earth, wonders abound. This drives the bravest among them to the alluring Western Ocean, where they just might find the secret to life and immortality.

Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein
published October 2012

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  Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein
published October 2012

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  When Ships Mutiny by Doug Farren
published June 2012

Fernando Munoz, call sign Cipher, is a vengeance class battleship built to protect human colonies from the Evendi. While trying to find the truth behind an accusation made by one of his fellow ships, Cipher uncovers a dark secret hidden deep inside himself. Finding the need to spread the word to the other ships, he unknowingly initiates a sequence of events that would affect not only the entire human race, but the Evendi as well.
Rigel Kentaurus by Rick Novy
published February 2012


It's the first human voyage outside the solar system, and Proxima Centauri is the destination. The crew of the sleeper ship Deep Space discovers we are not alone, and not everyone out there is nice.

Diverted to Alpha Centauri A (Rigel Kentaurus) to fetch and return a faster-than-light prototype, the crew learns that humanity is the only civilization to ever solve the light barrier problem.

Now, Deep Space must defend it as a military secret, because the mysterious Betels have been at war with the brutal Thrace since before mankind discovered fire–all with sublight space travel.
Translight by Doug Farren
published January 2012

(4th edition) Earth has developed a stardrive. The stars are now ours - or so we think. Others have gotten there before us and they have rules we must follow. Facing isolation within our own star system Earth bites the bullet, forms a united government, and joins the Consortium. Humans, however, have a knack for getting into trouble and it doesn't take long before things start to unravel both on Earth and in deep space
  Off Course by Doug Farren
published December 2011

The interstellar freighter Star-Pulse, is thrown far off course when it encounters a rare disturbance in hyperspace. Hundreds of light years from the nearest colonized planet, the ship must now search for a source of deuterium to fuel the journey home. The unsuspecting crew, led by Captain Arnold J. Zak, soon discover that their adventure is only just beginning as they find themselves stranded in a star system occupied by an intelligent species. In order to ensure their survival, the Captain must not only overcome a common phobia, he must also convince the indiginous population that his ship is not a scout from a hostile civilization.
Family Skulls by Luc Reid
published December 2011

No one will help 16-year-old Seth Quitman--ever, with anything. Seth's family live in a small Vermont town under a curse that has hounded them for generations, one that makes anything they may need--from a bus ride to a recommendation letter to an ambulance--forever out of their reach.

Until now, Seth's family has done the best they could under the curse, knowing that the hill sorcerer family that cursed them could do much, much worse. But now things have gone farther than Seth can stand, and he plans to face down the curse-keeper and free his family--or die trying.
Master of the House of Darts by Aliette de Bodard
published November 2011

The year is Three Rabbit, and the storm is coming...

The coronation war for the new Emperor has just ended in a failure, the armies retreating with a mere forty prisoners of war - not near enough sacrifices to ensure the favor of the gods.

When one of those prisoners of war dies of a magical illness, ACATL, High Priest for the Dead, is summoned to investigate.

File Under: Fantasy [ Magical Murder | Aztec Mystery | Human Sacrifice | The Gods Walk ]
Toby Streams the Universe by Maya Lassiter
published November 2011

Toby Hay is a psychic living in New York City, supporting his screwed-up family using his visions to play the stock market. He also helps his private investigator best-friend with the occasional case--all while trying not to read the future of every person he meets. Such as Toby's new neighbor, a beautiful painter hiding from her violent Ex. Or Toby's psychic, sex-pot, sister, scared of her own future. Or his quirky virtual-assistant, struggling to care for her sick child. Toby wants to help them all, but his super-psychic father trained him not to interfere, lest he lose his own sanity in the process. Toby's father knew everything--he must have had good reasons for his rules. Of course, he vanished nearly a year ago...

Then a voice speaks in Toby's mind, offering a path away from the dark future predicted by the Family Histories--if only Toby will challenge what his father taught him and learn to use his visions, rather than merely control them. Now Toby must find his father, uncover the identity of the voice, and save his friends from their futures, all while figuring out how to live inside his own, increasingly strange mind.
Fire & Ice by Patty Jansen
published October 2011

Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen southern land, an age-old machine called the Heart of the City radiates a power which locals call icefire. Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For fifty years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the back of giant birds, have killed these Imperfects, fearing the return of the old royal family, who used icefire to cut out people's hearts, turning them into ghostly servitors.
The old king's grandson Tandor only sees the good things icefire brought: power and technology now forgotten while the people of the south live in dire poverty. He's had enough of seeing his fellow kinsfolk slaughtered by ignorant Knights, of Imperfect babies being abandoned on the ice floes to be eaten by wild animals. His grandfather's diary tells him how to increase the beat of the Heart the first step to making the land glorious once more. Arrogant as he is, he sets the machine in motion. All he needs is an army of Imperfect servitors to control the resulting power.
Isandor is Imperfect, an ex-Knight apprentice, betrayed by his best friend and running for his life.
The queen Jevaithi is Imperfect, living like a prisoner amidst leering Knights, surviving only because the common people would rebel if their beloved queen were harmed.
Both are young and desperate and should be grateful that Tandor wants to rescue them from their hopeless situations. Or so he thinks. The youngsters, however, have no inclination to become heartless ghosts, but while they defy Tandor, the Heart beats, and he alone cannot control its power.
The Immortality Virus by Christine Amsden
published June 2011

Winner of the EPIC eBook Award for Science Fiction and the Global eBook Award for Science Fiction

In the mid-21st century, the human race stopped aging. Those who know why aren't talking, and the few who are brave enough to ask questions tend to disappear. To an elite few, The Change means long life and health, but to the increasing masses, it means starvation, desperation, and violence. Four centuries after The Change, Grace Harper, a blacklisted P.I., sets off on a mission to find the man responsible for it all and solicit his help to undo The Change - if he's still alive. To complicate matters, Grace's employer is suspected of murdering his father, and when the police learn of their connection, they give her a choice - help them find the evidence they need to convict Matthew Stanton, or die. But if they discover Grace's true mission, they won't hesitate to kill her in order to protect their shot at immortality.
  Ishnef's Revenge by Doug Farren
published June 2011

Revenge has ruled Ishnef's life ever since Terry and his bound dragon, Glahmelia, had killed Omen - an abomination which she had created. The peaceful town of Inshlo thought things would return to normal following Omen's demise. Little did they know that revenge would drive Ishnef to create an even more powerful creature. Terry and Glahmelia face the greatest challenge of their lives as Ishnef seeks to avenge the death of the only person she had ever loved.
Neanderthal Swan Song by Rick Novy
published May 2011


The world of anthropology would have been excited when a perfectly preserved Neanderthal body is discovered in the Greenlandic permafrost, if authorities would allow the details out. When an American anthropologist involved in the excavation is denied access to the body, she uses an illicit tissue sample as source material to carry the Neanderthal’s clone to term herself.

Meet Ike Mudge, twenty-first-century Neanderthal man. Self-educated and raised in a laboratory thirty-thousand years out of his time, he is alone in a world of billions. Will it drive him insane, or will he make a final contribution for his kind–a Neanderthal Swan Song?
Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard
published January 2011

Death, magic and intrigue in this hotly-anticipated follow-up to Servant of the Underworld. A sumptuously-detailed Aztec world, which will appeal to fans of magical fantasy, historical drama, political intrigue and murder mysteries.

The Aztec Empire teeters on the edge of extinction.

As the political infighting starts within the imperial court, Acatl, High Priest for the Dead, makes a macabre discovery in the palace: a high-ranking nobleman has been torn to pieces by an invocation - and it looks like the summoner belongs to the court itself...
Crossed: A Void City novel by J. F. Lewis
published January 2011


In spite of his continuing hot-blooded affair with his soon-to-be sister-in-law Rachel, Eric’s plan is simple: Give his vampire girlfriend Tabitha the fancy wedding she’s always wanted, then head off to Paris for their honeymoon in the hopes of tracking down his sire, the Empress vampire Lisette. The City of Love proves anything but romantic when the True Immortal rulers of Europe try to block Eric from entering the Continent—and subject Tabitha to a series of challenges to prove her vampire worth. Back home in Void City, Eric’s volatile daughter Greta is getting lonely and bored—and that’s not good news for anyone. And when, like a bat out of hell, Lisette descends upon Void City to wipe Eric and his brood off the face of the earth—forever—this much is clear: the honeymoon is over.
  Dragonverse - The Adventure Begins by Doug Farren
published August 2010

Dragons and wizards walked the Earth in the distant past. The memories of their short time here reverberate today in the form of myth and legend. The truth, as some are aware, is that dragons still exist. Terry Cashington's life is forever changed when he learns this truth and makes contact with a dragon. This is the story of how his journey began.
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
published August 2010

Imagine a fantasy novel written by Jane Austen…

Shades of Milk and Honey is exactly what we could expect from Jane Austen if she had been a fantasy writer: Pride and Prejudice meets Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It is an intimate portrait of a woman, Jane, and her quest for love in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality.

Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane’s skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody's suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right--and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.
  Honor Thy Enemy by Doug Farren
published December 2009

(3rd edition) Imprisoned by the Kyrra within a hyperdimensional barrier that warped space into an enclosed universe, the Chroniech applied all their intellect to finding a way out. After fifteen years they succeeded. Confident in their ability to break through the barrier, the Chroniech had been building warships as fast as their shipyards could produce them. With the barrier breached, the unstoppable invasion force descended upon the Alliance with one goal in mind – extermination.
The Mermaid's Madness by Jim C Hines
published October 2009

Book two in the princess series.
Servant of a Dark God by John Brown
published October 2009

A young man’s and woman’s families are being hunted for using dark magic, but their problems quickly become far larger . . .

“Servant of a Dark God delivers solid pacing, a great setting, and a smart story that breaks away from genre conventions” Brandon Sanderson

“Engrossing” Publishers Weekly

“Provocative” Booklist

Starred Review! Library Journal
Over Her Head by Nora Fleischer
published July 2009

A sweet historical paranormal romance, published by Drollerie Press.
  Chroniech by Doug Farren
published June 2009

(4th edition) The Galactic Alliance was created in the wake of the human / Tholtaran war and its members have lived together in peace for five decades. The Chroniech, however, have other plans. On the way to investigate another recent attack, the Komodo Dragon, under the command of Captain Ken Stricklen makes an unbelievable discovery. Knowing the implications of what the Alliance has found, the technologically superior Chroniech mount an all-out effort to secure it for themselves. In order to save the Alliance from certain destruction, the Komodo Dragon embarks upon an incredible journey of discovery that takes them into unexplored space.
The Third Sign by Gregory A. Wilson
published June 2009

Calen Gollnet lives in a tumultuous world. Surrounded by hostile forces bent on its destruction, his country of Klune has been free for ten years, having thrown off the yoke of oppression thanks to a small group of heroes known as the Covenant. But the Covenant is now broken, and the nation's liberty is tenuous. As dark armies gather while politics bogs down the governors of city and country, Calen flees from the army attacking his home city, unaware that there is more to fear than mortal warriors.
Buffalito Destiny by Lawrence M. Schoen
published May 2009

A former stage hypnotist, the Amazing Conroy really just wants to have a good meal. His company leases buffalo dogs, alien creatures capable of devouring nearly anything. When Conroy attempts to implement a solution for cleaning up massive industrial waste sites, he becomes targeted by ecological terrorists who resent the use of alien technology (living or otherwise) to heal the Earth. Accompanied by his pet buffalito, Reggie, Conroy must elude terrorists, confound alien zealots, withstand temporal distortions throughout the former state of Texas, and explore ancient Mayan ruins.
ReVamped by J. F. Lewis
published March 2009

In Staked, Eric lost his strip club, his Mustang, and even Marilyn, the elderly love of his (mortal) life. Even his body was obliterated. In short, they almost got him. But when you're a vampire, "almost" is a very important word. Blood will flow, fangs will be bared, and the claws will come out, because revenge is never pretty and Eric has plenty to pass around.
The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C Hines
published January 2009

A fun mash-up of fairy tale princesses and Charlie's Angels. Book one of a new series.
Dragonforge by James Maxey
published June 2008

The sequel to Bitterwood. After the death of King Albekizan, Shandrazel and his allies struggle to keep the kingdom intact as the radical human prophet, Ragnar gathers forces to launch a full scale rebellion against the dragons. When all out war erupts, legendary dragon hunter, Bitterwood, must face his own personal daemons and choose where his loyalty really lies.
The Road to Vengeance by Judson Roberts
published June 2008

Book 3 of the Strongbow Saga.
Terminal Mind by David Walton
published April 2008

A novel about mind upload gone wrong.
Staked by J. F. Lewis
published March 2008

In Void City, the vampires run the town, the cops are on the take, and the werewolves have found religion… but Eric doesn’t give a damn about any of that. He just wants to run his club, drink a little blood, and be left alone. Yeah. Not gonna happen. Because being undead isn't easy, but it beats the alternative.
Goblin War by Jim C Hines
published March 2008

Book three of the goblin series.
Bitterwood by James Maxey
published July 2007

A futuristic Robin Hood where dragons
are the ruling class
Dragons from the Sea by Judson Roberts
published June 2007

Book 2 of the Strongbow Saga.
Goblin Hero by Jim C Hines
published May 2007

Jig the goblin has faced hobgoblins, humans, giant bats, angry wizards, and a 5,000-year-old dragon.

Things are about to get worse.
Goblin Quest by Jim C Hines
published November 2006

Humorous sword & sorcery.
The Eunuch's Heir by Elaine Isaak
published October 2006
Viking Warrior by Judson Roberts
published June 2006

A free preview of the first chapter is available at, and the Strongbow Saga Viking research site is at
The Singer's Crown by Elaine Isaak
published October 2005
Nobody Gets the Girl: A Comic Book Novel by James Maxey
published October 2003

Click here to read a review of this book
Obsidian and Blood by Aliette de Bodard
published June 26

A massive fantasy omnibus containing all three novels in the Obsidian and Blood series:

Year One-Knife, Tenochtitlan - the capital of the Aztecs. The end of the world is kept at bay only by the magic of human sacrifice. A priestess disappears from an empty room drenched in blood. Acatl, high priest, must find her, or break the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead.

The year is Two House and the Mexica Empire teeters on the brink of destruction, lying vulnerable to the flesh-eating star-demons - and to the return of their creator, a malevolent goddess only held in check by the Protector God's power. The council is convening to choose a new emperor, but when a councilman is found dead, only Acatl, High Priest of the Dead, can solve the mystery.

The year is Three Rabbit, and the storm is coming...
The coronation war for the new Emperor has just ended in a failure, the armies retreating with a mere forty prisoners of war - not near enough sacrifices to ensure the favor of the gods. When one of those prisoners of war dies of a magical illness, ACATL, High Priest for the Dead, is summoned to investigate.

Anthologies and Collections

Beasts by Brendan Detzner
published October 2015

A nurse gives a tow truck driver her number while the spirits watch attentively. Sasquatch and Chupacabra clash across universes. A skeleton billionaire throws his annual halloween party. A woman kisses her husband good night and locks him in a room in their basement. And twelve more.
  Launch Pad
published November 2014

Humanity is coming up against the limits of the physical world—but the imaginations of the writers in this anthology reach far beyond those boundaries.

The Launch Pad Astronomy Seminar aims to bring more hard science into science fiction. These twelve stories look into our future and find humor, pathos, grand determination, and genuine courage.

Written by some of today’s most innovative writers in science fiction, all veterans of the Launch Pad program!
The Flight of the Red Monsters by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
published February 2014
  A Library of the Living by Beth Cato
published June 2013

Celebrate pride with gay warlocks, lesbian warriors, transgender femmes fatale, bi-curious neighbors, dyke drug addicts, super-queeroes, fag bashers, freedom fighters, bug chasers, boys in uniform, doctors, astronauts, murderers, prison bitches, survivors, drag queens and CLONES, FAIRIES, and MONSTERS IN THE CLOSET!
  A Unicorn for Christmas by Beth Cato
published March 2013
  The Vulgarity of Flowers by Beth Cato
published October 2012
  Maps of the Edge by Ian Creasey
published November 2011

This book contains seventeen SF stories, all previously published in magazines such as Asimov's Science Fiction.

In "Erosion" (reprinted in three Year's Best anthologies), a cyborg road-tests his new body before leaving Earth for the stars. "The Golden Record" sees future collectors competing to retrieve 20th century space probes. In "The Hastillan Weed", conservationists battle an alien plant spreading across the English countryside.

The remaining stories are: "Reality 2.0", "The Edge of the Map", "This Is How It Feels", "Cut and Pastiche", "Cut Loose the Bonds of Flesh and Bone", "Proper Names", "Crimes, Follies, Misfortunes and Love", "Demonstration Day", "Successful Delegation", "The Adventures of Captain Contempt in Mixed Media Installations", "In Profit and In Loss", "The Scaffold", "Rush Hours", and "The Prize Beyond Gold".

The collection concludes with an Afterword discussing the inspirations and background behind all the stories.

Total length: 94,000 words (about 300 pages).
"Head Music" in New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird by Lon Prater
published November 2011

For more than 80 years H.P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of supernatural fiction, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and gaming. His themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history - written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread - remain not only viable motifs, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal and climatic change is overwhelming it. In the first decade of the twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction - bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters - eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing.
Drumbeats by Beth Cato
published October 2011

Experience the power of Appalachian storytelling as twelve exceptional authors from around the world give their unique interpretations on a truly unique art form. Local, national, and international voices honor a grand tradition by telling stories as fresh as a mountain stream and as old as the hills. Powerful tales to edify the mind, move the heart, and stir the soul. Contributors include Beth Cato, Diane Tarantini, Shelly Li, Karin Fuller, Rachel Towns, Jamie Lackey, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Josh Reynolds, Theodore Carter, Jeff Baker, Steve Rasnic Tem and Sara J. Larson. The fire is lit. Gather 'round. It's story time.
Scarce Resources by Brendan Detzner
published August 2011

The devil plays tennis with the last man in Chicago while a brontosaurus looms in the distance.

An elderly blind woman thinks she's feeding the birds.

A music industry insider falls short of immortality and makes a shocking confession.

A girl with sharp teeth and an excellent sense of smell shops at a convenience store, avoiding chocolate.

And fourteen more.
Dead Men Don't Cry: 11 Stories by Nancy Fulda by Nancy Fulda
published February 2011

This collection includes eleven stories by award winning author Nancy Fulda. From computers that invent God to minds that travel through time, electronic ghosts to enigmatic extraterrestrials, these stories stem from a love of fiction and a fascination with the boundless possibilities of our universe.

Fans of Orson Scott Card, Lois McMaster Bujold and Timothy Zahn are likely to enjoy this book.
  A Recipe for Rain and Rainbows by Beth Cato
published October 2010
American Banshee by Eric James Stone
published September 2010

Filiméala the banshee has spent most of the past hundred years keening the deaths of an Irish mob family in New York. But when the new head of the family throws her out -- replacing her with an enchanted iPod -- she must learn to make her own way in America.
Immersion Book of SF
published August 2010

A collection of the best new science fiction from rising stars to established masters of the genre. The way science fiction was meant to be, a luxury cruise for the mind.

Includes the following stories by Codex members: “Father’s Last Ride” by Aliette de Bodard, and “Bird Dropping and Sunday” by Eric James Stone.
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois (editor)
published July 2010

Anthology of the year's best SF stories from 2009, including:
"Blood Dauber" by Ted Kosmatka and Michael Poore
"Erosion" by Ian Creasey
Year's Best SF 15 by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer (editors)
published June 2010

Anthology of the year's best SF stories from 2009, including:
Ian Creasey — "Erosion";
Mary Robinette Kowal — "The Consciousness Problem";
Eric James Stone — "Attitude Adjustment".
Dark Faith
published May 2010

Includes “Paint Box, Puzzle Box” by D.T. Friedman, “First Communions” by Geoffrey Girard, "The God of Last Moments" by Alethea Kontis, "Ring Road" by Mary Robinette Kowal, “Desperata” by Lon Prater (poem)
  The Four Horsemen: An Anthology of Conquest, War, Famine, and Death
published April 2010

Includes "Savage Planet" by Alethea Kontis
Harlan County Horrors
published October 2009

Includes "The Witch of Black Mountain" by Alethea Kontis
Shadows of the Emerald City
published October 2009

Includes "The Utility of Love" by David Steffen--An alternate version of Dorothy's first journey to Oz, with a Tin Man who is a two-story tall psychopath.
The World in his Throat by LisaShapter
published September 2009

_M-BRANE SF_'s first anthology includes "The World in his Throat" by Lisa Shapter.
The Year's Best Fantasy 9 by ed. David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
published August 2009

Includes "From the Clay of His Heart" by John Brown.

It’s your typical girl-meets-golem, girl-can’t-rid-of-golem, girl-almost-loses-golem-to-evil-volhov story. You know how those go. . .
published July 2009

Includes "The Moment" by Lawrence M. Schoen
  In the Seeonee Hills by Erica Hildebrand
published March 2009

The QUEER WOLF anthology is available as an e-book.

(Paranormal/urban fantasy. Adult content.)
Northern Haunts by William T. Vandemark
published January 2009

My flash fic, "Snip and Rip" is in Northern Haunts--a "guidebook for your journey through the shadowy New England otherworld. 100 original tales of ghosts, creatures, mad men, and other horrifying mysteries. Each story is told in the first person so that you can employ NORTHERN HAUNTS as a fireside ghost story reference book. It is designed for you to customize these treacherous tales in order to tantalize your friends and terrify your family."

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Shalott's Inn by Leah Cypess
published November 2008

"Shalott's Inn," in Sword & Sorceress 23, is an Arthurian fantasy story based on Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott."
P.R. Problems by Eric James Stone
published October 2008

The humorous tale of a ghoul, a serial killer, and a vampire.
Mr Bad Man by C.L. Holland
published September 2008

Why would a band deny recording their most popular song?
Barren Worlds
published July 2008

Includes "Gift Time" by Lawrence M. Schoen
Bits of the Dead by William T. Vandemark
published July 2008

Bits of the Dead is a hard-hitting, pulse-pounding collection of zombie tales that'll have you ripping through the pages faster than a ghoul through a warm body.
In Search of Camanac by C.L. Holland
published May 2008

A reluctant archaeomancer searches for the lost city of Camanac.
Magic in the Mirrorstone: Tales of Fantasy
published February 2008

Includes "The Amulet of Winter" by Lawrence M. Schoen
  Gratia Placenti by Mary Robinette Kowal
published January 2008
Library Plum by Merrie Haskell
The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories by Cat Rambo and Jeff VanderMeer
published December 2007

Book of short stories.
Desolate Places
published December 2007

Includes "What Doesn't Stay in Vegas" by Lawrence M. Schoen
Writers of the Future XXIII
published September 2007

Contains stories by Aliette de Bodard, Andrea Kail and Tony Pi.
The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet by ed. Kelly Link and Gavin Grant
published August 2007

Includes "Bright Waters" by John Brown.

A fearsome Dutch trapper, a spunky Irish woman stolen as a girl in an Abenaki raid, and a small Iroquois tattoo . . .
Interfictions by Delia Sherman & Theodora Goss, eds.
published April 2007

Nineteen writers dig into the imaginative spaces between conventional genres-realistic and fantastical, scholarly and poetic, personal and political-and bring up gems of new fiction: interstitial fiction. Interfictions contains the story "Pallas at Noon," by Joy Marchand.
  Dr. Who: Destination Prague
published March 2007

Includes "Strings of Love" by Mary Robinette Kowal
Horror Library, Volume II by contains stories by Lon Prater and Tom Pendergrass
Prime Codex
Solaris New Book of Science Fiction
Bluebeard's Second Wife by Helena Bell
published October 2006
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXII
published September 2006
Damned Nation
published July 2006

Includes "H.E. Double Hockey Stick" by Geoffrey Girard
All Star Stories: Twenty Epics
published July 2006

Includes "Bound Man" by Mary Robinette Kowal.
Best of the Rest 4 by ed. Brian Youmans
published June 2006

Includes "Bright Waters" by John Brown.

A fearsome Dutch trapper, a spunky Irish woman stolen as a girl in an Abenaki raid, and a small Iroquois tattoo . . .
Best of the Rest 4: Best Unknown Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2005
published June 2006

Includes "A Good Hair Day in Anarchy," by Ken Scholes
Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology : Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy
published May 2006

Edited by Steven Savile and Alethea Kontis

"23 original stories by some of sf and fantasy's greatest writers ... a good addition to most libraries." -- Library Journal

"thought-provoking entertainment for a good cause, with all publisher and author profits earmarked for the Save the Children Tsunami Relief Fund." -- Booklist
Jabberwocky 2
published April 2006

Includes "Beauty Sleep" (poem) by Helena Bell.
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XXI
published September 2005

Includes stories by Andy Gudgel, Floris M. Kleijne, Michael Livingston, Lon Prater, Scott Roberts, Ken Scholes, Eric James Stone, David W. Goldman ("The Story of His Life": In a future world where life consists of role-playing, one character decides to rewrite his story -- including his death).
Poe's Progeny
published September 2005

Includes "Idiot Hearts" by Steven Savile.
Polyphony 5
published August 2005

Includes "Femina Obscura" by Joy Marchand
TEL: Stories
published August 2005

Includes stories by Ian Creasey, Lawrence Schoen, Ken Scholes and Mikal Trimm.
Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror
published August 2005

Includes "The Apprentice" by Joy Marchand
The Elastic Book of Numbers
published January 2005

Includes "The Sympathy of Five" by Joy Marchand
All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories
published November 2004

featuring stories by Tobias Buckell, David Levine and Lawrence M. Schoen.
Click here to read a review of this book
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XX
published August 2004

Includes stories by Brad Beaulieu, Matt Champine, William T. Katz, Floris M. Kleijne, Tom Pendergrass, Luc Reid, Joy Marchand (writing as Joy Remy) and Eric James Stone
Absolutely Brilliant in Chrome: Phobos Galaxy,
published April 2004

Includes stories by by James Maxey and Matt Rotundo
  The Urban Bizarre
published January 2004

Includes "Perhaps the Snail" by James Maxey
Best of the First Line
published November 2003

Includes "The Writing on the Wall" by E. Catherine Tobler.
Low Port
published September 2003

Includes "Bidding the Walrus" by Lawrence M. Schoen
Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown: The Phobos Science Fiction Anthology
published September 2003

Includes "Ukaliq and the Great Hunt" by David Levine and "Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown" by Matt Rotundo
All The Rage This Year: The Phobos Science Fiction Anthology, Volume 3
published September 2003

featuring stories by Nancy Fulda, James Maxey, M.T. Reiten, Eric James Stone and David Walton
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XIX
published August 2003

with stories by Steve Bein, Robert Defendi, Geoffrey Girard, Luc Reid, Steve Savile, and others
Mota 3
published July 2003

Includes "Into the Snowy Wood" by E. Catherine Tobler.
Beautiful Singer by Steve Bein
Empire of Dreams and Miracles: The Phobos Science Fiction Anthology
published September 2002

Includes "Empire of Dreams and Miracles" by James Maxey
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVIII
published August 2002

Includes "Rewind" by David Levine and "What Became of the King" by Aimee C. Amodio
Empire of Dreams and Miracles by James Maxey
Strange New Worlds IV
published May 2001

Includes "Flash Point" by E. Catherine Tobler.
Writers of the Future 13 by ed. Dave Wolverton
published April 1997

Includes the first prize winning "Scent of Desire" by John Brown (writing as Bo Griffin)

Ronald Wolf knew his deceased lovers had come back to make trouble when a large mallard tumbled like a drunkard out of a blue sky and smashed onto his porch . . .
Visual Journeys: A Tribute to Space Artists
All Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories
Breach the Hull
  Best of the Rest 4

Picture books

AlphaOops: H is for Halloween by Alethea Kontis
published July 2010

Oops, they've done it again! This time the Alphabet Players mix it up in costume.

--A Junior Library Guild Selection
Hold on to Your Horses by Sandra Tayler
published July 2008

Ideas are like horses, but Amy's tend to run wild. With a little help, Amy learns how to guide her ideas in constructive ways.
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis
published July 2006

Z is tired of always having to be last when the alphabet family lines up. It's chaos! It's pandemonium! And it's definitely not as easy as A-B-C!

"An alphabet book with attitude." --Booklist

"Hysterical...a must for preschool and elementary classrooms." --Kirkus


Buffalogistics by Lawrence M. Schoen
published August 2008

Tales of the Amazing Conroy #3
Buffalogenesis by Lawrence M. Schoen
published August 2006

Tales of the Amazing Conroy #2


Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen by Steve Bein
published July 2011
The Dark-Hunter Companion by Alethea Kontis
published November 2007

The official, authorized companion to Sherrilyn Kenyon's bestselling Dark-Hunter universe.
Talk the Talk: The Slang of 65 American Subcultures by Luc Reid
published September 2006


  Pistols and Pyramids #1: Ranger of Mayat by Jim Johnson
published October 2015

When Tjety, an exiled Ranger of Mayat, discovers a ransacked village along the lawless northern Kekhmet frontier, he marshals his training and divine hekau magic to hunt down the ruthless cultists responsible for the attack. But can he find them before their prisoners are twisted into mindless slaves serving a necromancer bent on shattering the tenuous balance between order and chaos?

Ranger of Mayat is the first episode in PISTOLS AND PYRAMIDS, an all-new monthly series best described as an ancient Egyptian-themed weird western with magic. And mummies. Lots of mummies.
  The Other Two Men (Play) by LisaShapter
Deep red by Floris M. Kleijne
published November 2014

Relocated to the safety of a new home far away, Tom is still haunted by his least favorite axe-toting nightmare. But is it only a dream...?
Conversation with a mechanical horse by Floris M. Kleijne
published November 2014

Nico the Mage took his family, his heritage, his freedom. Now, captured and caged, Markus' very life hangs in the balance. To kill time, he tells his life's story to Barno, a passing Automaton horse.
Meeting the Sculptor by Floris M. Kleijne
published October 2014

The award-winning SF novelette, now available as e-book in Kindle mobi format!

Mark, a lonely thirty-something alcoholic, gets a visit from time-traveler Jolo, who offers to take him back to the exact moment when his life took a turn for the worse.


Standard Deviant by Holly Schofield
published June 2014


  Year of the Demon by Steve Bein
published October 2013

  Gift Giver by Doug Farren
published April 2013

Alexander English has dedicated his life to finding a cure for death. But when his dream is finally realized, he discovers that immortality might come at a price.
  Mermaid by Kate O'Connor
published March 2013


  An Echo in the Shell by Beth Cato
published January 2013


  Only A Shadow by Steve Bein
published September 2012

Heist caper set in 1442 Japan. Pre-order your ninja action now; publication date is September 4.
  The Woman Who Hated Halloween by Matt Rotundo
published September 2010

A tough-as-nails attorney becomes a victim of a supernatural stalking. How far will she go to survive this Halloween?
Pink Noise: A Posthuman Tale by Leonid Korogodski
published August 2010

One of the best brain doctors of his time, Nathi lost his own brain five centuries ago when he became a posthuman.

He is called upon to save a comatose girl. The damage is extensive, so he decides to map his own mind into her brain in order to replace the badly damaged part.

But something unexpected waits for him within the Girl’s brain. She is a carrier of a Wish Fairy, an enigmatic sentient cyber being whose only purpose is to kill the Wish, a virus used by the ruling cyber Wizard Orders to enslave all posthuman minds--including Nathi’s.

Liberated, Nathi forms a symbiotic union--the Dancer--with the Girl, discovers the true cause of her brain injury, and finds a way to break out of the Castle, their high-tech prison, and into the Martian polar night.

But once outside, the real chase begins.

They must resist the cyber wizards who are trying to remotely regain control of their minds while also sending a force in pursuit. This battle must be fought both in the physical world and that of the mind.


  The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror by Editors: Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant