Holiday Ebook Sale! Get a bundle of EVERY book we’ve published for only $8.98 (or individual books for $1.99 or less)

To celebrate the holiday season — whichever holiday you choose — and to help fund our upcoming year, we’re offering a deep discount on all of our DRM-free ebooks. What can you get?

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OUR BEST DEAL: Every ebook we’ve published so far (CthulhuroticaBibliotheca Fantastica, Fish, in Situ, and Inedible Sins) for only $8.98. ePub or mobi

You can also get FISH and Bibliotheca Fantastica in a bundle together for $3.98: Epub or mobi

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Cthulhurotica, an anthology of seductive and scary horror tales inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Edited by Carrie Cuinn, published December 21, 2010. The revised edition contains more than 20 original works of art. Read more about our contributors here.

Buy it now FOR $1.99 EACH! EPUB for NOOK and other readers, $1.99: click here, or MOBI for Kindle and other readers: click here

Bibliotheca Fantastica: twenty new fabulous tales of bibliophilic wonder, enchantment, terror, romance, mystery, and adventure… Edited by Don Pizarro with a cover by Hugo award-winning artist Galen Dara; contains stories by Ray Vukcevich, Michael J. DeLuca, Tina Connolly, A.C. Wise, S.J. Hirons and more. Read more about our contributors here.

Buy it now FOR $1.99 EACH! ePub here, mobi here, or PDF here. Or you can buy a bundle of Bibliotheca Fantastica in all three digital formats, for only $4.99 (here)

FISH, edited by Carrie Cuinn & KV Taylor; Cover by Galen Dara.

Science fiction and fantasy. Retold fairy tales and brand new myth. 33 original stories by some of today’s best new writers, exploring a theme which is both simple, and impossible to understand, all at once. This anthology of slippery, flashy, delicate, dangerous, and beautiful tales features work by Camille Alexa, M. Bennardo, Corinne Duyvis, Cate Gardner, Sam Fleming, Andrew S. Fuller, Claude Lalumière, Ken Liu, Cat Rambo, Alex Shvartsman, and many more.

What secrets belong only to a fish? Dive in and find out. Read more about our contributors here.

Buy it now: ePub (buy here) or mobi (buy here), only $1.99

IN SITU, an anthology of science fiction tales about alien excavations, weird archeology, and the unearthing of mysteries. Edited by Carrie Cuinn, includes stories from Ken Liu, Paul A. Dixon, K. V. Taylor, Rebecca Lloyd, Bear Weiter, Mae Empson, and more.

Buy it now for only 99 cents: ePub (click here) or mobi (click here)

Spring 2013 novella: “Inedible Sins” by KV Taylor

Set in Washington, DC, just before the civil war, “Inedible Sins” follows a seminary drop-out named Sebastian Jones as he navigates the intricacies of friendship, sex, love, morality, and the social circle to which he aspires. Taylor’s been discussing the tale over on her blog, where she has a page set up for it. Read excerpts from the story, and her thoughts on the city and her characters. (The novella is just over 30,000 words long.)

Buy it now! Only 99 cents for the ePub (click here) or .mobi (click here)

 

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January E-Book Sale! Buy One, Get One Free.

In preparation for launching new material this spring, we’re offering a sale on ebooks of our current publications, when purchased directly from us. Buy any of the items below, and we’ll email you to find out where you want another copy of the same item sent. Give a belated holiday gift! Give someone a birthday present! Share our books just because you love your friends and want them to read good books!

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We’re also offering this sale on our annual subscriptions to Lakeside Circus, so if you already have our previous books, you can get new original fiction delivered to your inbox for an entire year – and gift that to someone else as well.

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3-for-2 Ebook Bundle Sale!

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To celebrate the release of Bibliotheca Fantastica (out tomorrow!) we’re now offering 3-for-2 ebook bundles of our previous anthologies. For only $8.98, you can get DRM-free digital copies of FISH, IN SITU, and Cthulhurotica, all at once. Basically, you’re buying FISH and IN SITU, and getting Cthulhurotica for free!

Click here to buy the epub bundle or here to buy the mobi bundle (perfect for Kindle reader)

This bundle includes:

FISH, edited by Carrie Cuinn & KV Taylor; Cover by Galen Dara.

Science fiction and fantasy. Retold fairy tales and brand new myth. 33 original stories by some of today’s best new writers, exploring a theme which is both simple, and impossible to understand, all at once. This anthology of slippery, flashy, delicate, dangerous, and beautiful tales features work by Camille Alexa, M. Bennardo, Corinne Duyvis, Cate Gardner, Sam Fleming, Andrew S. Fuller, Claude Lalumière, Ken Liu, Cat Rambo, Alex Shvartsman, and many more.

IN SITU, an anthology of science fiction tales about alien excavations, weird archeology, and the unearthing of mysteries. Edited by Carrie Cuinn, includes stories from Ken Liu, Paul A. Dixon, K. V. Taylor, Rebecca Lloyd, Bear Weiter, Mae Empson, and more.

Cthulhurotica, an anthology of seductive and scary horror tales inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Edited by Carrie Cuinn, published December 21, 2010. The revised edition contains more than 20 original works of art. Read more about our contributors here.

Winter storm on its way? Download our DRM-free ebooks before it hits!

And you’ll have plenty to read while you wait for the sun to come out again tomorrow.

FISH

“I describe Fish as effortless, dream-like, diverse and exquisite, which certainly holds true as I consider the anthology to be a revelation, because it’s just fish. No restrictions upon genre, no neatly defined prompt to cater to specific tastes. It’s just you and the stories and the fish. Simple and yet so risky. As you read Fish, you step further into a dark and undisturbed ocean where you see reflected light dance across scales and experience ink-black beauty with sharp teeth.” – Alternative Typewriter

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IN SITU

“I would recommend In Situ to those readers who do like the thrill of uncovering alien ruins in their science fiction. In Situ gives you that fix at bite size story length, as well as the happy serendipity of supporting and reading the work of an enthusiastic and innovative small press.” – Functional Nerds.

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CTHULHUROTICA

September 30, 2012 – “It relays a world that is very much like it is today with a bit of Cthulhu around the edges of its reality. It is more like an aphrodisiac than the main event and never gets too harsh…. Cthulhurotica made for some enjoyable reading and entertained in its melding of seemingly incompatible worlds.” – Parlor of Horror

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Interview: Graham Storrs (IN SITU)

Name: Graham Storrs

Age: 55

Author of: “Salvage”

Current Geographic Location: Queensland, Australia

Original Hometown: Hull, Yorkshire, UK

Twitter: @graywave

Website: http://grahamstorrs.cantalibre.com/

Recent publications: My first novel, TimeSplash was published last year. It is a technological thriller, set in the near future, featuring a time-travelling terrorist and an emotionally damaged young woman who may be the only person who can stop him.

Do you think alien life exists in the Universe? Of course, have you never met a teenager? Seriously… Yes, without a doubt. It’s a big Universe, and it would be egocentric – and statistically naïve – to think our little planet was the only place this happened.

If you could travel off Earth, would you? What if it meant you could never come back? If I couldn’t come back, I wouldn’t go. I have too much here that I wouldn’t want to lose. But I would be tempted. Oh boy would I be tempted!

What inspired your story? I often think about distant futures, where everything we take for granted in our everyday lives has become almost incomprehensible to the archaeologists who might stumble on it. I wanted to push this to the limit, to a time so far ahead that the Earth itself had been forgotten. It would be nice to think the lives we led could still inspire those far off people we might evolve into.

What music or movies helped you to write this story? Music and movies don’t usually inspire what I write. Mostly what inspires me is science and technology – and other science fiction writers. When I thought about the far distant future in this story, I envisaged a post-singularity Galaxy that had grown rather dull and comfortable. I think, as a species, we would go along with comfortable if it was offered. But I’d hope there would always be just a few malcontents.

How many rewrites did you do before submitting? I’ve probably rewritten this story four times since it was “finished”. Some parts had more attention than others – like the beginning and the end. But the rewrites were all about style and “flow”. I was very lucky in that I liked the characters of the two brothers from the start and didn’t need to change them at all.

What is your favorite bit?

“It would be a long time before he could get a ship and a crew together to go to Andromeda. Plenty of time for him and Ven to work things out and grow easy with the idea that they’d just said goodbye.”

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Interview: Mae Empson (IN SITU)

Name: Mae Empson

Age: 37

Author of: “Vessels of Clay, Flesh, and Stars”

Current Geographic Location: Seattle, Washington

Original Hometown: Frederick, MD. Other cities I’ve spent time include Chapel Hill, NC, and Bloomington, IN.

Twitter: @maeempson

Website: http://maeempson.wordpress.com

Publications: Recent publications include: “First, Kill a Bear,” in The Pedestal Magazine, April 2012; “The Tea-Serving Doll,” in Attic Toys from Evil Jester Press, March 2012; “The Salt of Aksum,” in Demeter’s Spicebox, February 2012; “A Welcome Sestina from Cruise Director Isabeau Molyneux,” in Future Lovecraft from Innsmouth Free Press, November 2011, to be reprinted by Prime Books, August 2012; “An Interrupted Sacrifice,” in Historical Lovecraft from Innsmouth Free Press, April 2011, and “Little Rattle Belly,” in Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine, March 2011.

Of note, the story in Historical Lovecraft is also set in Precolumbian Peru, but offers a very different explanation for many of the same facts about Moche culture.

Do you think alien life exists in the Universe? I think the universe is vast enough that it is reasonable to assume that there is life out there, but it may not be sentient enough or similar enough to us to resemble the sort of aliens encountered in speculative fiction. I wrote my story for In Situ in fall 2010, not long after the announcement of Gliese 581 g, a planet in the habitable zone of distance from its sun with the right temperature and atmosphere for liquid water. This is a hopeful and exciting time for the discovery of life of some kind, if not the sort of life that would make for plausible antagonists.

If you could travel off Earth, would you? What if it meant you could never come back? If I had the money to afford a single joyride, I’d spend it on something else, I think. But I might buy a ticket for my husband who I think would adore it. Or go with him! I don’t think I could leave my family and friends, if I couldn’t come back. My husband predicts that in our lifetime we will see the opportunity to send our ashes into space after we die, which might be the best and most likely moment for it.

What inspired your work? After selling my story to Cthulhurotica which was set in Ancient Greece, I was very interested in thinking about other historical cultures that could be used as settings for Lovecraftian fiction. I started researching obscure cultures with art that depicted tentacles. Once I found the Moche culture of Precolumbian Peru, I couldn’t read enough about them. Their rulers drank the blood of sacrificial victims. They had an Octopus god and a Spider god, and lots of tentacles in their paintings, clothing, and metalwork. Their rites and mythology are particularly fascinating. The premise for In Situ allowed me to set a story in the present day with the discovery of a Moche tomb. Writing about graduate students was an area where I could draw on my own life experiences. I studied English, but most of my roommates were in Latin American Studies. In terms of other inspirations, as an identical twin myself, I have a certain fascination with the biology of different kinds of twins which works its way into the story. So, the story blends historical fact and mythology, lived experience, and, of course, alien horror.

Since the story was written in 2010, I can confirm that it was not inspired by the recent movie Prometheus, though there are some similarities, such as a bizarre alien liquid stored in a high-tech canister within ancient-looking pottery which, when consumed, can cause a monstrous pregnancy…

What music or movies helped you to write this story? Professor Alvarez is something of a Latino Indiana Jones – the heart-throb professor who is also an archaeologist. Of course, he’s not nearly as noble or trustworthy.

How many rewrites did you do before submitting? Many. This story was particularly challenging to tell within the word count limit, so that required a lot of editing and deciding which pieces of the story in my head absolutely needed to be told on paper. I explored several endings before I found this one, which now feels to me like the only possible way for the story to end.

What is your favorite bit? My favorite part is the ending, but to post any of that here might introduce spoilers. Here’s a section from earlier in the story:

“I am experienced. With research. There is much about the Moche that we do not need to personally experience to study. No one in the field has actually drunk blood, or performed a human sacrifice. It doesn’t matter if I’m-” She stopped. He hadn’t actually asked her that, had he?

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Interview: Greg Burch (IN SITU)

Name: Greg Burch

Age: 25

Author of: “In The Grid: The Assemblage of the Aelioan”

Geographic Location: Missoula, MT

Original Hometown: Lewistown, MT

Recent publications: This is my first.

Do you think alien life exists in the Universe? Absolutely.  If we’re discovering new life forms on this planet, all the time, the possibility increases off-planet, all the time.

If you could travel off Earth, would you? What if it meant you could never come back? Certainly.  I like traveling, and interstellar traveling would be even more fascinating, for the potential of seeing things no one else has ever seen.

What inspired your piece? A project my speculative creative group and I are working on that involves telepathy.

What music or movies helped you to write this essay? None are really applicable, though I listen to the Requiem for a Dream and Godfather soundtracks, frequently, while writing.

How many rewrites did you do before submitting? One.

What is your favorite bit?

Donald Parkinson tries to grab a trowel. He is bound and determined to revisit the site, to grab more bones and look for any other physical evidence he could possibly find. In his haste, gravity – and perhaps fate – intervene. He trips, the trowel pointing upward in his clenched fist, his soft flesh falling onto its hardened steel and!

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