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A few years ago, New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presented some of the best Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft…

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YamadaYamada Monogatari: To Break the Demon Gate

Yamada no Goji is a minor nobleman of ancient Japan who has lost everything—except a single purpose: keep a promise to the woman he loved. In order to fulfill his vow, all he has to do is fight a horde of demons and monsters, bargain with a few ghosts, and change the course of history…

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TimeTravel-150Time Travel: Recent Trips

State-of-the-art speculative stories collected from those written in the twenty-first century. Forward to the past, back to the future—get ready for some fascinating trips!

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Zombies: More Recent Dead

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One-Eyed Jack by Elizabeth Bear

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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

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ToC and Cover Reveal: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2015, edited by Rich Horton

YBSFF2015-200This sixth volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors. Editor Rich Horton selects the the best fiction from Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, F&SF, and other top venues, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

Contents (listed by original publication venue in alphabetical order):
“Sadness” by Timons Esaias (Analog 7-8/14)
“Schools of Clay” by Derek Künsken (Asimov’s 2/14)
“Someday” by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s 4-5/14)
“The Instructive Tale of the Archaeologist and his Wife” by Alexander
Jablokov (Asimov’s 7/14)
“Heaven Thunders the Truth” by K. J. Parker (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10/2/14)
“The Manor of Lost Time” by Richard Parks (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/26/14)
“Every Hill Ends With Sky” by Robert Reed (Carbide Tipped Pens)
“Wine” by Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld 1/14)
“Pernicious Romance” by Robert Reed (Clarkesworld 11/14)
“The Magician and Laplace’s Demon” by Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld 12/14)
“The Long Haul” by Ken Liu (Clarkesworld 11/14)
“A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i” by Alaya Dawn Johnson (F&SF 7-8/14)
“Aberration” by Genevieve Valentine (Fearsome Magics)
“Ghost Story” by John Grant (Interzone 3-4/14)
“Skull and Hyssop” by Kathleen Jennings (LCRW 12/14)
“The Endless Sink” by Damien Ober (LCRW 9/14)
“Drones Don’t Kill People” by Annalee Newitz (Lightspeed 12/14)
“How to Get Back to the Forest” by Sofia Samatar (Lightspeed 3/14)
“Selfie” by Sandra MacDonald (Lightspeed 5/14)
“Cimmeria: From the Journal of Imaginary Anthropology” by Theodora
Goss (Lightspeed 7/14)
“I Can See Right Through You” by Kelly Link (McSweeney’s, #48)
“The Wild and Hungry Times” by Patricia Russo (Not One of Us)
“Invisible Planets” by Hannu Rajaniemi (Reach for Infinity)
“Trademark Bugs: A Legal History” by Adam Roberts (Reach for Infinity)
“A Better Way to Die” by Paul Cornell (Rogues)
“Fift and Shria” by Benjamin Rosenbaum (Solaris Rising 3)
“Witch, Beast, Saint: An Erotic Fairy Tale” by C. S. E. Cooney (Strange Horizons 7/21/14)
“Grand Jeté(the Great Leap)” by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer/14)
“The Scrivener” by Eleanor Arnason (Subterranean Winter/14)
“The Hand is Quicker” by Elizabeth Bear (The Book of Silverberg)
“Break! Break! Break!” by Charlie Jane Anders (The End is Nigh)
“Sleeper” by Jo Walton (Tor.com 8/14)
“Petard: A Tale of Just Deserts” by Cory Doctorow (Twelve Tomorrows)
“Collateral” by Peter Watts (Upgraded)


ToC Announced: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas edited by Paula Guran

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas: 2015 inaugurates a new annual series of anthologies featuring some of the year’s best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Novellas, longer than short stories but shorter than novels, are a rich and rewarding literary form that can fully explore tomorrow’s technology, the far reaches of the future, thought-provoking imaginings, fantastic worlds, and entertaining concepts with the impact of a short story and the detailed breadth of a novel. Gathering a wide variety of excellent SF and fantasy, this anthology of “short novels” showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers.

Contents (alphabetical order by author last name):

  • “In Her Eyes” by Seth Chambers (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2014)
  • The Churn: An Expanse Novella by James S. A. Corey (Orbit)
  • “Where the Trains Turn” by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen (translated by Liisa Rantalaiho) (Tor.com, 15 November 2014)
  • Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)
  • “Claudius Rex” by John P. Murphy (Alembical 3: A Distillation of Three Novellas, eds. Schoen & Dorrance)
  • “The Things We Do For Love” by K. J. Parker (Subterranean Press Magazine, Summer 2014)
  • “The Mothers of Voorhisville” by Mary Rickert, (Tor.com, 30 Apr 2014)
  • “The Lightning Tree” by Patrick Rothfuss (Rogues, eds. Martin & Dozois)
  • Dream Houses by Genevieve Valentine (Dream Houses WSFA/ Wyrm Publishing)


ToC: YEAR’S BEST DARK FANTASY & HORROR: 2015

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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.

Content (in alphabetical order by author)

  • Kelley Armstrong, “The Screams of Dragons” (Subterranean Press Magazine, Spring 2014)
  • Dale Bailey, “The End of the End of Everything” by Dale Bailey (Tor.com, 23 Apr 2014)
  • Laird Barron, “(Little Miss) Queen of Darkness” (Dark Discoveries #29)
  • Elizabeth Bear “Madam Damnable’s Sewing Circle” (Dead Man’s Hand, ed. John Joseph Adams)
  • Richard Bowes, “Sleep Walking Now and Then” (Tor.com, 9 July 2014)
  • Nadia Bulkin, “Only Unity Saves the Damned” (Letters to Lovecraft, ed. Jesse Bullington)
  • Gemma Files, “A Wish From a Bone” (Fearful Symmetries, ed. Ellen Datlow)
  • S. L. Gilbow, “Mr Hill’s Death” (The Dark #4)
  • Lisa L. Hannett & Angela Slatter, “The Female Factory” (The Female Factory)
  • Maria Dahvana Headley “Who Is Your Executioner?” (Nightmare Magazine, Nov 2014)
  • Stephen Graham Jones, “The Elvis Room” (The Elvis Room)
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan, “The Cats of River Street (1925)” (Sirenia Digest #102)
  • Alice Sola Kim, “Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying” (Monstrous Affections, eds. Kelly Link & Gavin Grant/Tin House #61)
  • John Langan, “Children of the Fang” (Lovecraft’s Monsters, ed. Ellen Datlow)
  • Yoon Ha Lee, “Combustion Hour” (Tor.com, 10 Apr 2014)
  • V. H. Leslie, “The Quiet Room” (Shadows & Tall Trees: 2014, ed. Michael Kelly)
  • Ken Liu, “Running Shoes” (SQ Mag, Issue 16, Sept 2014)
  • Usman T. Malik, “Resurrection Points” (Strange Horizons, 4 August 2014)
  • Helen Marshall, “Death and the Girl from Pi Delta Zeta” (Lackington’s, Issue 1, Winter 2014)
  • Brandon Sanderson, “Dreamer” (Games Creatures Play, eds. Charlaine Harris & Toni L. P. Kelner)
  • Simon Strantzas, “Emotional Dues” (Burnt Black Suns)
  • Steve Rasnic Tem, “The Still, Cold Air” (Here with the Shadows)
  • Lavie Tidhar, “Kur-A-Len” (Black Gods Kiss)
  • Jeff VanderMeer, “Fragments from the Notes of a Dead Mycologist” (Shimmer #18)
  • Kali Wallace, “Water in Springtime” (Clarkesworld, Issue 91, Apr 2014)
  • Damien Angelica Walters, “The Floating Girls: A Documentary” (Jamais Vu Issue Three, Sept 2014)
  • Kaaron Warren, “The Nursery Corner” (Fearsome Magics, ed. Jonathan Strahan)
  • A. C. Wise, “And the Carnival Leaves Town” (Nightmare Carnival, ed. Ellen Datlow)


Twofer ToCs & Covers

As you can see below we’ve announced the line-ups and are revealing cover images for our new two anthologies: New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird and Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep.

Pre-order NEW CTHULHU 2 on Amazon, B&N, or your local bookstore.

Pre-order MERMAIDS on Amazon, B&N, or your local bookstore.


New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird: TOC & Cover

NEWCTHULU2-200Many of the best weird fiction writers (and creators in most other media) have been profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos H.P. Lovecraft created eight decades ago. Lovecraft’s themes of cosmic indifference, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history – written with a pervasive atmosphere of unexplainable dread – 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. A few years ago, New Cthulhu : The Recent Weird presented some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction from the first decade of the twenty-first century. Now, New Cthulhu 2: More Recent Weird brings you more eldritch tales and even fresher fiction inspired by Lovecraft.

CONTENTS:
The Same Deep Waters As You • Brian Hodge
Mysterium Tremendum • Laird Barron
The Transition of Elizabeth Haskings • Caitlín R. Kiernan
Bloom • John Langan
At Home With Azathoth • John Shirley
The Litany of Earth • Ruthanna Emrys
Necrotic Cove • Lois Gresh
On Ice • Simon Strantzas
The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward • Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette
All My Love, A Fishhook • Helen Marshall
The Doom That Came to Devil Reef • Don Webb
Momma Durtt • Michael Shea
They Smell of Thunder • W.H. Pugmire
The Song of Sighs • Angela Slatter
Fishwife • Carrie Vaughn
In the House of the Hummingbirds • Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Who Looks Back? • Kyla Ward
Equoid • Charles Stross
The Boy Who Followed Lovecraft • Marc Laidlaw

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