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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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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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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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Magic City: Recent Spells edited by Paula Guran

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ISBN-13: 978-1607014270
480 pages | $16.95 | May 2014
(Preorder now: Amazon or BN.com)

Bright lights, big city… magic spells, witchcraft, wizardry, fairies, devilry, and more. Urban living, at least in fantasy fiction, is full of both magical wonder and dark enchantment. Street kids may have supernatural beings to protect them or have such powers themselves. Brujeria may be part of your way of life. Crimes can be caused (and solved) with occult arts and even a losing sports team’s “curse” can be lifted with wizardry. And be careful of what cab you call—it might take you on a journey beyond belief! Some of the best stories of urban enchantment from the last few years gathered in one volume full of hex appeal and arcane arts.

Contents (authors in alphabetical order):
“Paranormal Romance,” Christopher Barzak
“The Slaughtered Lamb,” Elizabeth Bear
“The Land of Heart’s Desire,” Holly Black
“Seeing Eye,” Patricia Briggs
“De la Tierra,” Emma Bull
“Curses,” Jim Butcher
“Dog Boys,” Charles de Lint
“Snake Charmer,” Amanda Downum
“Street Wizard,” Simon R. Green
“-30-,” Caitlín R. Kiernan
“Stone Man,” Nancy Kress
“Pearlywhite” Mark Laidlaw & John Shirley
“In the Stacks,” Scott Lynch
“Spellcaster 2.0,” Jonathan Maberry
“Kabu Kabu,” Nnedi Okorafor
“Stray Magic,” Diana Peterfreund
“The Woman Who Walked with Dogs,” Mary Rosenblum”
“Wallamelon,” Nisi Shawl
“Grand Central Park,” Delia Sherman
“Words,” Angela Slatter
“Alchemy,” Lucy Sussex
“A Voice Like a Hole,” Catherynne M. Valente
“The Arcane Art of Misdirection,” Carrie Vaughn
“Thief of Precious Things,” A.C. Wise


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

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No matter your expectations, the dark is full of the unknown: grim futures, distorted pasts, invasions of the uncanny, paranormal fancies, weird dreams, unnerving nightmares, baffling enigmas, revelatory excursions, desperate adventures, spectral journeys, mundane terrors and supernatural visions. You may stumble into obsession or find redemption. Often disturbing, occasionally delightful, let The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror be your annual guide through the mysteries and wonders of dark fiction.

Contents (in alphabetical order by author’s last name):

  • “Postcards from Abroad,” Peter Atkins (Rolling Darkness Revue 2013, Earthling Publications)
  • “The Creature Recants,” Dale Bailey (Clarkesworld, Issue 85, October 2013)
  • “The Good Husband,” Nathan Ballingrud (North American Lake Monsters, Small Beer Press)
  • “Termination Dust,” Laird Barron (Tales of Jack the Ripper, ed. Ross Lockhart, Word Horde)
  • “The Ghost Makers,” Elizabeth Bear (Fearsome Journeys, ed. Jonathan Strahan, Solaris)
  • “The Marginals,” Steve Duffy (The Moment of Panic, PSPublishing)
  • “A Collapse of Horses,” Brian Evenson (The American Reader, Feb/Mar 2013)
  • “A Lunar Labyrinth,” Neil Gaiman (Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe, eds. J. E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett, Tor)
  • “Pride,” Glen Hirshberg (Rolling Darkness Revue 2013, Earthling Publications)
  • “Let My Smile Be Your Umbrella,” Brian Hodge (Psycho-Mania!, ed. Stephen Jones, Robinson)
  • “The Soul in the Bell Jar,” K. J. Kabza (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2013)
  • “The Prayer of Ninety Cats,” Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean Online, Spring 2013)
  • “Dark Gardens,” Greg Kurzawa (Interzone # 248)
  • “A Little of the Night,” Tanith Lee (Clockwork Phoenix 4, ed. Mike Allen, Mythic Delirium)
  • “The Gruesome Affair of the Electric Blue Lightning,” Joe R. Lansdale (Beyond Rue Morgue: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe’s First Detective, ed. Paul Kane & Charles Prepole, Titan)
  • “Iseul’s Lexicon,” Yoon Ha Lee (Conservation of Shadows, Prime Books)
  • “The Plague” Ken Liu (Nature, 16 May 2013)
  • “The Slipway Gray,” Helen Marshall (Chilling Tales 2, ed. Michael Kelly, Edge Publications)
  • “To Die for Moonlight,” Sarah Monette (Apex Magazine, Issue #50)
  • “Event Horizon,” Sunny Moraine (Strange Horizons, 21 Oct 2013)
  • “The Legend of Troop 13,” Kit Reed (Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jan 2013 / The Story Until Now: A Great Big Book of Stories, Wesleyan)
  • “Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell,” Brandon Sanderson (Dangerous Women, eds. George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, Tor)
  • “Phosphorous,” Veronica Schanoes, (Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, eds. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Tor)
  • “Blue Amber,” David J. Schow (Impossible Monsters, ed. Kasey Lansdale, Subterranean Press)
  • “Rag and Bone,” Priya Sharma (Tor.com, 10 April 2013)
  • “Our Lady of Ruins”, Sarah Singleton (The Dark 2, Dec 2013)
  • “Cuckoo,” Angela Slatter (A Killer Among Demons, ed. Craig Bezant, Dark Prints Press)
  • “Wheatfield with Crows,” Steve Rasnic Tem (Dark World: Ghost Stories, ed. Timothy Parker Russell, Tartarus Press)
  • “Moonstruck,” Karin Tidbeck (Shadows and Tall Trees, Vol. 5, ed. Mike Kelly, Undertow)
  • “The Dream Detective,” Lisa Tuttle (Lightspeed, Mar 2013)
  • “Fishwife,” Carrie Vaughn (Nightmare, Jun 2013
  • “Air, Water and the Grove,” Kaaron Warren (The Lowest Heaven, eds Anne C. Perry & Jared Shurin, Jurassic London)


AscensionCatch up with Prime’s Masque Books imprint! Its first print release ASCENSION: A TANGLED AXON NOVEL by Jacqueline Koyanagi is now available. The informational page now includes an excerpt from the books as well as a round-up of book reviews.


More Reviews for Okorafor’s KABU KABU

Gary Wolfe in Chicago Tribune:

In her first collection of short fiction, she draws on the same combination of resources that have given her a unique voice — African trickster tales, post-apocalyptic scenarios, distant planets with societies influenced by Nigerian mythology, tales of young Americanized Nigerians confronting their ancestral culture in visits to Africa… There is playfulness and wonder in these tales, but also some sobering realities.

Brit Mandelo on Tor.com:

I found the stories in Kabu Kabu occasionally provocative and always engaging. Their explorations of gender, culture, politics and community are sometimes fraught, but always stretch toward an understanding of personal and global contexts. It’s a collection that I’m glad to see published, and one that contributes to the field in a real and exciting way.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reviews:

Nnedi Okorafor swept me away with the amazing Who Fears Death and, while very different from that novel, the short stories in Kabu-Kabu have cemented my appreciation for her as a writer… Okorafor shows the good and the bad, both exploitation and hope, strength and evil of the people. And she adds a healthy dose of magic to the mix.

Violin in a Void:

Fans who are serious about broadening their sff horizons or who are always looking for something fresh and thought-provoking should undoubtedly be reading this.


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