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About M Lopes da Silva
M. Lopes da Silva is a bisexual poet, author, and artist from Los Angeles. Unnerving recently published her novella Hooker: a pro-queer, pro-sex work, feminist retrowave pulp thriller about a bisexual sex worker hunting a serial killer in 1980s Los Angeles using hooks as her weapons of choice. She has crafted articles for Blumhouse.com, The California Literary Review, and Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Her short fiction has appeared in a range of publications, from Mad Scientist Journal's Utter Fabrication anthology, to the Nightscript series (in Vol. IV and V). Her work is: queer, speculative, a hell of a good time.
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Sylvia Lumen was just trying to make a living, but when her sister is murdered by a serial killer bent on targeting sex workers, she unleashes a bloody trail of vengeance as…
HOOKER: a violent vigilante who uses actual hooks – from fish hooks to hand scythes – to exact her righteous revenge and get her point across to the patriarchy.
For too long the City of Angels has been a haven for sexist predators. With an intrepid reporter as her partner, and a cast of unforgettable characters, HOOKER will splatter her way across 1980s Los Angeles in this retrowave pulp thriller full of action, ferocious friendship, and queer love.
We are living in A Punk Rock Future. It seems like it more and more every day! In A Punk Rock Future, twenty-six fantasy and science fiction authors mash up punk rock music and speculative fiction in both near and far future visions. There’s a freecycle nation skateboarding and intentional community story, another about a band like The Clash playing a mind-blowing gig on Mars, and an anti-fascism flash fiction featuring two amused ravens. And 23 more future punk stories.
A Punk Rock Future includes stories from Steven Assarian, Stewart C Baker, Matt Bechtel, Michael Harris Cohen, P.A. Cornell, M. Lopes da Silva, R. K. Duncan, Anthony W. Eichenlaub, Spencer Ellsworth, Maria Haskins, Margaret Killjoy, Jordan Kurella, Priscilla D. Layne, Wendy Nikel, Charles Payseur, Kurt Pankau, Sarah Pinsker, Zandra Renwick, dave ring, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Josh Rountree, Erica L. Satifka, Vaughan Stanger, Marie Vibbert, Dawn Vogel, Izzy Wasserstein, and Corey J. White.
Cover design and layout by Eva Heaps.
"A very promising anthology." —Ellen Datlow, Best Horror of the Year
"An annual highlight of the genre." —Anthony Watson, Dark Musings
"Weirdness with truth at its heart." —Des Lewis, Real-Time Reviews
- Evan Dicken, "Every House a Home"
No one understands strange places like people who have been there. Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-two tales of people who have visited places both beautiful and horrifying. Some places heal, some places destroy, some places just want to see the world. Haunted houses share a neighborhood in these pages with dimensional rifts, hidden skyscrapers, and abandoned spacecraft.
Included in this collection are stories from Ali Abbas, Nyri Bakkalian, S. E. Casey, Julian Dexter, Evan Dicken, Carolyn A. Drake, Dorian Graves, Diana Hauer, Georgie Hinojosa, Michael M. Jones, Gwendolyn Kiste, M. Lopes da Silva, Christine Lucas, Audrey Mack, Lyndsie Manusos, Alanna McFall, Alexander Nachaj, Timothy Nakayama, Betty Rocksteady, Ian M. Smith, Kathryn Yelinek, and E. R. Zhang. Includes art by Ray McCaughey, Kristen Nyht, Scarlett O'Hairdye, and Luke Spooner.
Young and old, fearsome and powerful, they wield art, science, and magic to fight fate, deity, and death. These women are predators.
Predators in Petticoats collects twenty-five original tales of flesh, blood, and bone.
Featuring new stories by:
R. S. Belcher
Susan Griffith & Clay Griffith
John G. Hartness
Jody Lynn Nye
And introducing new stories by:
R. James Gauvreau
R. Z. Held
M. Lopes da Silva
Leann M. Rettell
Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove is an eclectic collection of short stories and flash fiction.
Whether there’s an incident at the front desk, something not quite right with the room, a bear stopping in for a beer, or a resolute robot revolt, lives change by the minute within the grounds, rooms, and corridors of the legendary Hotel Stormcove. Lovers meet, witches gather, friends connect, and those in need always find shelter.
See you at the reception desk?
Marriah Allen Pina, Joshua Amodeo, Maria E. Andreu, Robert Bagnall, J.S. Bailey, Stewart C Baker, Bo Balder, Margery Bayne, E.D.E. Bell, Karen Black, Lazolia Buzuzi, Chelsea Cambeis, Kella Campbell, Mike Casto, Michael W. Cho, Robert Dawson, Jakob Drud, Rita Beth Ebert, Demi Elder, Jasre' Ellis, C. Flynt, Mark Frost, Catrine Kyster Giery, Karen Giery, Joy Givens, Ryanne Glenn, Christine Hanolsy, Andrew K Hoe, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Kai Hudson, Laura Johnson, Tom Jolly, B.C. Kalis, Janna Layton, Rachel Leidenfrost, Chloe Lerit, T.J. Lockwood, M. Lopes da Silva, Indira Ronae Lorick, John Lowell, Marsalis, Ellen Meny, Drew Michaels, Tamzin Mitchell, Mike Morgan, George Nikolopoulos, Michael Noble, F E Norley, Ruth Olson, Robert Perez, Kenn Pitawanakwat, Irene Puntí, L.S. Reinholt & Minerva Cerridwen, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Holly Schofield, Elizabeth Shaffer, Preeti C. Sharma, Jannae' Sifontes, and Dawn Vogel
Between poodle skirts and white picket fences, there should be only one place to meet a monster: at the local drive-in. Captured by technicolor, these creatures of the night are banished by hanging up the speaker.
But there are other forces at work in the night. The ghost of a wooden roller coaster haunts the theme park that tore it down. Hot-Rodders race a particularly hellish speed demon. An American P.I. in London braves the fog to find a man chasing lights in the sky. A small town boy detective takes on three impossible, eldritch cases. There's no telling what's out there, beyond the drive-in's screen.
Sockhops & Seances features stories by Kara Dennison, Sophie Iles, Jaap Boekestein, Richard Sheppard, James Dorr, Josh Reynolds, Joshua Wanisko, Jackson Kuhl, David M. Heonig, M. Lopes da Silva, and Jon Black.
-- Sam Fleming, "Ludwig"
Are they in our imagination, or are we in theirs? Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-six tales of people with uncertain existence. These accounts range from cheerful to dark, stopping off at frequent points between. Imaginary friends share space with witches, monsters, nightmares, and maybe a few things that have not yet been dreamed.
Included in this collection are stories from E.D.E. Bell, Jade Black, Die Booth, Maureen Bowden, Veronica Brush, Jacob Budenz, Sam Crane, Matthew R. Davis, Julian Dexter, Sam Fleming, Troy H. Gardner, Kiki Gonglewski, Lucinda Gunnin, Neil James Hudson, Blake Jessop, Vivian Li, Tucker Lieberman, K. K. Llamas, Christine Lucas, M. Lopes da Silva, Ville Meriläinen, Jennifer R. Povey, Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi, Kayleigh Taylor, Jieyan Wang, and E. R. Zhang. Interior art is provided by Errow Collins, America Jones, Leigh Legler, and Ariel Alian Wilson. Cover art by Luke Spooner.
From the mind-bending to the emotionally charged...
Enter the worlds of twenty talented authors as they shine hope on loss, speculate about technology and posthuman culture, and pluck heartstrings masterfully in this unique collection of short stories by: Winners of the NeoVerse Short Story Writing Competition.
Experience an amazing collection of short stories, crossing genres of Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Crime, and more.