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Featuring Kelley Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, Courtney Bates-Hardy, Greg Bechtel, Jocko Benoit, Jeremy Butler, Siobhan Carroll, Peter Chiykowski, Eric Choi, Suzanne Church, David Clink, A.M. Dellamonica, Cory Doctorow, Puneet Dutt, Amal El-Mohtar, Gemma Files, Zsuzsi Gartner, Neile Graham, Lisa L. Hannett, Shivaun Hoad, Ada Hoffman, Nalo Hopkinson, Louisa Howerow, Matthew Hughes, Matthew Johnson, Catherine MacLeod, Helen Marshall, Matt Moore, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, David Nickle, Rhonda Parrish, Tony Pi, Ranylt Richildis, Holly Schofield, Trevor Shikaze, Kate Story, Jean-Louis Trudel, Peter Watts, A.C. Wise, and Rio Youers.
Join us within these pages for all-new stories of heroes whose journeys have ended; whose quests and missions have been won—or lost—as they discover the fate of the people and places they’d left behind.
With masterful tales by:
Fanny Valentine Darling
Erin M. Evans
Larry C. Kay
Deborah J. Ross
Andrea G. Stewart
James L. Sutter
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Cannibals, zombies, vampires, vengeful gods, psychotics and the supernatural are just a few of the terrifying things waiting for you in this collection featuring members of the Horror Writer’s Association Ontario Chapter. Gathered here are award-winning best-selling authors, bold and bloody newcomers, and more than a few unhinged souls telling tales that will make your blood run cold.
Illustrated by celebrated genre artists, Group Hex Vol. 1 transports you to the hungry shores of future worlds, to the heart of mystical planes, and to the rooms of what seem like perfectly normal suburban houses…but they aren’t.
And after reading these tales, you may never be the same again.
"People die from old age, illness, accident, violence, despair. They can die before they are born. The happy and the sad, the sane and insane, the rich and the poor, the law abiding and the criminal, the genius and the fool, the saint and the sinner. Some face death consciously, others die in their sleep. But we all die and Danse Macabre is a kind of universal melting pot for death. My goal is to create an anthology that is a literary version of the Danse Macabre artwork, showing the same range of humanity in a variety of situations and encounters with death." -- Nancy Kilpatrick
Includes works by:
Gabriel Boutros, Brad Carson, Suzanne Church, Dan Devine, Lorne Dixon, Tom Dullemond, Opal Edgar, Ian M. Emberson, Edward M. Erdelac, Sabrina Furminger, Stanley S. Hampton, Sr., Brian Hodge, Nancy Holder & Erin Underwood, J. Y. T. Kennedy, Nancy Kilpatrick, Tanith Lee, Brian Lumley, William Meikle, Lisa Morton, Tom Piccirilli, Morgan Dempsey, Timothy Reynolds, Angela Roberts, Lawrence Salani, Lucy Taylor, Bev Vincent, Bill Zaget.
About the Editor:
Award-winning author Nancy Kilpatrick has published eighteen novels, over one hundred and ninety short stories, five collections of stories, and has edited nine other anthologies. Much of her body of work involves vampires. Nancy writes dark fantasy, horror, mysteries and erotic horror, under her own name, her nom de plume Amarantha Knight, and her newest pen name Desirée Knight (Amarantha’s younger sister!) Besides writing novels and short stories, and editing anthologies, she has scripted four issues of VampErotic comics. As well, she’s penned radio scripts, a stage-play, and the non-fiction book The Goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined (St. Martin’s Press — October 2004).
Nancy won the Arthur Ellis Award for best mystery story, is a three times Bram Stoker finalist and a five times finalist for the Aurora Award.
“Kilpatrick is a romantic in the best sense. She believes in the darkest of beauties and seeks them out relentlessly. Kilpatrick has assembled a welcome repast for readers seeking sanguine fiction that is not content, for the most part, to rely on familiar tropes or modern genre trends.” — Innsmouth Free Press
31 vibrant original stories and poems ripe with magic of new beginnings...
Urban Green Man is an anthology of urban and contemporary short literature inspired by the mythology of the Green Man.
With an introduction by Charles de Lint, Urban Green Man features works by an international cast of authors: Satyros Phil Brucato, Gary Budgen, Suzanne Church, Karlene Tura Clark, Karen Danylak, Michael J. DeLuca, Eileen Donaldson, Sarina Dorie, dvsduncan, Susan Forest, Kim Goldberg, Alyxandra Harvey, Michael Healy, Rhiannon Held, Miriah Hetherington, Susan MacGregor, Michael J. Martineck, Randy McCharles, Billie Milholland, Heather M. O'Connor, Goldeen Ogawa, Celeste A. Peters, Mark Russell Reed, Martin Rose, Eric James Stone, Peter Storey, Calie Voorhis, Maaja Wentz, Sandra Wickham, Eileen Wiedbrauk, and Nu Yang.
Each work follows the theme of renewal surrounding the mythology of the Green Man.
The Green Man Mythology...
The mystical face of the Green Man can be found on churches and other buildings throughout northern Europe. It is believed that the the Green Man mythology developed independently in various cultures and is a remnant of ancient pagan beliefs. The human face, hidden in the green foliage, shows a longing for the natural world and reminds us that we are dependent on a healthy planet not only for physical sustenance, but for our mental health as well.
Psychologist Carl Jung once suggested that an archetype will reappear in a new form to redress imbalances in society exactly when it is needed. Perhaps the Green Man is rising yet again just in time to help us cultivate a harmonious and sustainable relationship with Nature.
Urban Green Man is available in all ebook formats, and in print.
Can humanity survive an ice age? Will the storm man steal Wanda’s baby? When will Bob and Sebbee escape the relentless march of the Lost Circle? What is the cause of the taint in Faya’s courted ice? If you can’t escape hell, can you at least afford a trip on a teleporting couch?
Church infuses emotion into every tale. Whether quirky or horrific, the prose deftly snatches the reader onto a whirlwind expedition of laughter and sorrow..
This collection includes 21 stories and an introduction by award winning author, editor, and poet, Sandra Kasturi.
This anthology joins a 20+ year Canadian literary legacy that features the writing and editing of more than 200 of Canada’s best known authors, including Margaret Atwood, Robert J. Sawyer, Elisabeth Vonarburg, Spider Robinson and William Gibson.
TESSERACTS FOURTEEN: Strange Canadian Stories Features Works by:
Robert J. Sawyer, Michelle Barker, Tony Burgess, Suzanne Church, David Clink, Michael Colangelo, Margaret Curelas, Susan Forest, L. L. Hannett, Brent Hayward, Patrick Johanneson, Sandra Kasturi, Claude Lalumière, Michael Lorenson, Catherine MacLeod, Matthew Moore, David Nickle, John Park, Jonathan Saville, Daniel Sernine (translated by Sheryl Curtis), Leah Silverman,
Jerome Stueart, and Jon Martin Watts
About the Editors:
John Robert Colombo is the Toronto-based author and anthologist whose byline appears on over 200 books of quality.
Brett Alexander Savory is a Bram Stoker Award-winner, has over 45 short stories published, is the author of two novels and of the foreword to TESSERACTS TWELVE.