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Non-Fiction

The Best of 2007

Happy Holidays everyone! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and many folks will be home all day cooking or eating or watching some sports event on their televisions. But lurking behind Thanksgiving is another day — this one much darker and extremely unholy: Black Friday. The day that begins sometime around 3am when shoppers arrive at their favorite […]

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Excerpt from The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT! Here’s a sneak peek at The Secret History of Moscow, a new novel by Ekaterina Sedia: Every city contains secret places, and Moscow is no different, its citizens seeking safety under the city during tumultuous times — a cavernous dark world of magic, weeping trees and albino jackdaws, where exiled pagan deities and […]

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Multicultual Fantasists Alaya Dawn Johnson and Carole McDonnell

For a long time, the fantasy genre was dominated by European folktales, culture, and settings with a few other “exotic” locations thrown in for spice. But a surge of non-European fantasies written by non-European writers is set to change the face of the genre by exploring new cultures, myths, and viewpoints without tragically misusing them. […]

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Excerpt from Black Sheep by Ben Peek

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT! Here’s a sneak peek at Ben Peek’s Black Sheep, the story of Isao Dazai, a Japanese-born man who has recently immigrated to Australia with his family. The future that Isao lives in is a world of mass race segregation where each of the world’s cities have been divided into three separate walled ghettos, […]

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Sanjana Baijnath

Sanjana Baijnath is an Auckland, New-Zealand based freelance illustrator. Born in South Africa, she immigrated with her family at age 12 and attended Auckland University of Technology where she graduated with a Bachelor of Graphic Design. Dissatisfied with just “shuffling page layouts according to client’s strict and prudent specifications,” she followed her passion for illustration […]

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Cabinet Des Fees 2, ed. Erzebet YellowBoy and Helen Pilinovsky

by Erzebet YellowBoy Price: $10.00 ISBN: 978-0-8095-7265-6 This second double-sized issue of Cabinet des Fées brings you more new explorations of the fairy tale in fiction and fact. Here you’ll cross paths with ghosts and giants, imps and unicorns, discover new twists on sleeping beauties and ugly stepsisters, and explore how such geniuses as Angela […]

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Excerpt from The Bone Key by Sarah Monette

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT! Here’s a sneak peek at The Bone Key, the new collection of necromantic mysteries by Sarah Monette (author of Mélusine and The Virtu). These ten stories draw museum archivist Kyle Murchison Booth from the safety of his scholarly work into the darkness of both the supernatural and the human psyche, where he will […]

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Mythpunk diva Catherynne M. Valente

Born on Cinco de Mayo in the Pacific Northwest in 1979, Catherynne M. Valente is the author of four books of poetry, Music of a Proto-Suicide, Apocrypha, The Descent of Inanna, and Oracles, and five novels, including The Labyrinth, The Grass-Cutting Sword, and her Tiptree award winning book The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden. […]

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Lisa Snellings-Clark

Lisa Snellings-Clark’s bio, as seen on her website, is mysterious. While it speaks poetically of the artistic impulses that fuel her quirky, visual-narrative collaborations with authors such as Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, Charles DeLint and John Shirley, it says little about the woman behind the remarkable body of work: gothic sculptures, exquisite figurines, and mechanical […]

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Best American Fantasy, ed. by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

by Jeff Vandermeer and Ann Vandermeer Price: $14.95 ISBN: 978-0-8095-6280-0 A prestigious new anthology series, Best American Fantasy is guest edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, with Matthew Cheney serving as the series editor. This inaugural volume showcases the best North American fantasy short fiction from the preceding year. [order this book]