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Zombies: More Recent Dead

Zombies are now a phenomenon constantly revealing as much about ourselves—and our fascination with death, resurrection, and survival—as our love for the supernatural or post-apocalyptic speculation… zombies stories for even those who think they don’t care for them!

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One-Eyed Jack by Elizabeth Bear

All stories are true, but some stories are truer than others. The One-Eyed Jack and the Suicide King are personifications of the city of Las Vegas—its history, mystery, mystical power, and heart…

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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2014 edited by Paula Guran

This fifth annual volume offers grim futures, distorted pasts, invasions of the uncanny, paranormal fancies, weird dreams, unnerving nightmares, mundane terrors, supernatural visions, and much more!

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2014 edited by Rich Horton

This sixth volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors… your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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Magic City: Recent Spells edited by Paula Guran

City living, at least in fantasy fiction, is full of both magical wonder and dark enchantment. Some of the best stories of urban enchantment from the last few years.

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Space Opera edited by Rich Horton

A truly stellar compilation of tales from one of the defining streams of science fiction, old and new, written by a supernova of genre talent.

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The Memory of Sky: A Great Ship Trilogy by Robert Reed

An epic story begins when a young boy steps into the world his parents have so carefully kept him from, a world where gigantic trees each house thousands of humans and another human species, the papio, rule its far edges…

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Her Husband’s Hands and Other Stories by Adam-Troy Castro

Stories from acclaimed author Adam-Troy Castro whose short fiction has been nominated for two Hugos, three Stokers, and eight Nebulas.

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Handsome Devil: Stories of Sin and Seduction edited by Steve Berman

The alluring fantasy of Handsome Devil highlights Lucifer’s role as the beautiful trickster who steals hearts (as well as souls), and features stories—both new and old—of tantalizing tempters, sexy incubi, demon lovers, and devils who beguile and betray.

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Kabu Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor

“With a knack for dialogue and an ambitious imagination, Okorafor effortlessly blends original characters with fantastical elements into the vivid scenery of Africa to create stories worth reading again and again.”

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Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales edited by Paula Guran

Imaginative reinterpretations of the familiar, evocative new myths, speculations beyond the traditional realm of “once upon a time.” Brilliant dreams and dazzling nightmares with meaning for today and tomorrow…

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Halloween: Magic, Mystery & the Macabre edited by Paula Guran

Eighteen original stories from mistresses and masters of the dark celebrating the most fantastic, enchanting, spooky, and supernatural of holidays…

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Shades of Blue & Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War edited by Steve Berman

Tales of the supernatural, ghost stories that range from the haunts of the battlefield to revenants on the long march home. Yank. Rebel. Both finding themselves at odds in flesh and spirit…

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The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror
Edited by Paula Guran

Our outstanding annual exploration of the year’s best dark fiction that includes thirty-five stories of quiet fear, the utterly fantastic, the weirdly surreal, atmospheric noir, mysterious hauntings, seductive nightmares, and frighteningly plausible futures.

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Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages
Edited by Steve Berman

It’s a wonder humanity ever survived into the twenty-first century. Editor Steve Berman has collected stories that reveal the threat of revenants and the living dead is far from recent. From the Bronze Age to World War II, this anthology guides us through millennia of thrills, chills, kills, carnage, horror, and havoc wreaked throughout history by the walking dead.

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy
Edited by Steve Berman

This fifth volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy series features thirty-three stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors, including Elizabeth Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jay Lake, Kelly Link, Robert Reed, Lavie Tidhar, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine, and many others…

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Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny
Edited by Steve Berman

Children are supposed to be all sugar and spice and everything nice . . . but we know that’s not the truth. Dark tales of wicked tykes and dangerous kids playing vicious games that lead adults—sometimes their own parents—to their demise…

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Love in the Time of Metal and Flesh
By Jay Lake

Markus Selvage has been bent by life, ground up and spit out again. In San Francisco’s darkest sexual underground, he is a perpetual innocent, looking within bodies—his own and others’—for the lost secrets of satisfaction…”The writing is graceful and sometimes even poetic…the subject matter tests the bounds of the word ‘explicit’…”

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After the End: Recent Apocalypses
Edited by Paula Guran

No matter what the doomsday scenario, we inevitably believe that even though the world perishes, some portion of humankind will live on. Outstanding post-apocalyptic stories selected from the best of those published in the tumultuous last decade.

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Aliens: Recent Encounters
Edited by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Under the countless billions of stars in the universe, what forms will alien life take? How will they live? And what will happen when we meet them? Answers from some of today’s best science fiction writers. From first encounters to life alongside aliens to stories of the aliens’ own lives…

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Conservation of Shadows
By Yoon Ha Lee

“Lee draws on a wide range of inspirations, using other genre fiction and Korean history as a seeds around which to crystalize stories. Lee’s stories are often dark and tragic, and always worth the reader’s time.”

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Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations
Edited by Paula Guran

Paranormal investigators. Occult detectives. Ghost hunters. Monster fighters. Some of the best twenty-first century tales from top authors of the century’s most popular genre take you down mean streets and into strange crime scenes.

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Edited by Rich Horton

Stories brimming with amazing adventure and imaginative power…super-speculative fiction full of thrills, chills, fun, and insight. For anyone who ever wanted to wear a cape or don a cowl!

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By Richard Parks

In an ancient Japan where the incursions of gods, ghosts, and demons into the living world is an everyday event, an impoverished nobleman named Yamada no Goji makes his living as a demon hunter for hire.

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News & Views

ZOMBIES: MORE RECENT DEAD Giveaway!

No, it is NOT by Mike Carey, although he has a story in it! Edited by Paula Guran. Anyway, otherwise the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY for ZOMBIES: MORE RECENT DEAD is on!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Zombies edited by Paula Guran

Zombies

by Paula Guran

Giveaway ends November 17, 2014.

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ZOMBIES: MORE RECENT DEAD NEWS

ZombiesMoreRecent-200Zombies: More Recent Dead has its first (glowing) review at Thinking About Books. Each story is covered, but, in sum:

Here was I thinking the zombie story was dead and buried, only to find this anthology full of stories of such range and quality… There’s still good work being done on old and trusted tropes… I can now shamble forward to seek out more stories such as this for intellectual nourishment. Zombies: More Recent Dead is great value for money.

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Maggie Slater continues posting mini-Q&As with Zombies: More Recent Dead contributors, along with her reaction to their stories, on her website. Jonathan Maberry, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Matthew Johnson, Don Webb, Jay Wilburn, and Marge Simon have, so far, taken the time to answer. It’s all interesting!


Goodreads Giveaway! Elizabeth Bear’s ONE-EYED JACK

Goodreads Book Giveaway

One-Eyed Jack by Elizabeth Bear

One-Eyed Jack

by Elizabeth Bear

Giveaway ends August 14, 2014.

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Prime Books: 2015

t.dueIf you notice to the right of the posts here, we’ve quietly listed forthcoming titles for 2015 there. (Or you can see a “page”-list here. Let’s make a little noise about them!

We’ll be publishing two collections of short fiction from a duo of outstanding authors: Tananarive Due’s debut collection, Ghost Summer and Other Stories, and Mary Robinette Kowal‘s Word Puppet. Yamada no Goji will return in another novel by Richard Parks Yamada Monogatari: The War God’s Son.

KowalAs we’ve already announced, we will be doing a third “year’s best”—SF/F novellas. Rich Horton‘s Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2015 returns for it’s seventh annual volume and Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2015, edited by Paula Guran, will be back for its sixth appearance. Guran is also slated to edited New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird, Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep, and Warrior Women: Recent Battles.

We’re looking forward to another year of providing great science fiction and fantasy reading, so don’t miss out on hearing about them. Make sure you are subscribed to us on Twitter #primebooks…and we are reviving our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prime-Books/117930468335964, so make sure to follow!


Goodreads Giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror by Paula Guran

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror

by Paula Guran

Giveaway ends August 05, 2014.

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2014

2015

  • Apr: New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird, ed. Paula Guran
  • May: Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep, ed. Paula Guran
  • Jun: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2015, ed. Rich Horton
  • Jun: Ghost Summer and Other Stories, Tananarive Due (coll.)
  • Jul: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2015, ed. Paula Guran
  • Aug: The Year’s Best Science & Fantasy Novellas: 2015, Paula Guran
  • Sep: Word Puppets, Mary Robinette Kowal (coll.)
  • Oct: Yamada Monogatari: The War God’s Son, Richard Parks
  • Oct: Warrior Women: Recent Battles, ed. Paula Guran

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