Special Offer: Weird Tales Subscription Trade-in

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    In light of recent revelations regarding the new management at Weird Tales and Ann Vandermeer’s resignation as senior contributing editor, it occurs to us some of our customers might not want to wait out the terms of their existing Weird Tales e-subscriptions.

    We don’t blame you.

    A special offer, then: email us or comment on this post, and we’ll transfer the value of your remaining issues to any other magazine we carry.

    May we suggest one of the following?

    New Icarus, Nancy Kress, J. M. McDermott, Weird Tales

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    Everyone but everyone is reading Irregulars right now. How about you? (I know what our #1 March bestseller is going to be!)

    Disintegration Visions

    We have a couple of interesting new books this week that hit a lot of our readers’ interests: sf, glbt sf&f, & weird stuff. While I can’t guarantee the weirdness quotient will be high enough for you, there’s a good chance it will be in J. M. McDermott‘s new collection of stories: Disintegration Visions. As Apex Book Co. puts it:

    “‘Sometimes it’s not what you say, but how you say it.’ These are the words of Crawford Award-nominated fantasy author J.M. McDermott (Last Dragon and Never Knew Another). McDermott says it with aliens, magical frogs, and the Berlin wall.”

    SF&F readers of all stripes can pick up the latest issue of Icarus which features Scot D. Ryersson, James Bennett, Alex Jeffers, Warren Rochelle, and  Steve Berman. “Plus all our usual sweets—reviews, gossip, and Tom Cardamone’s column on forgotten gay books.” Icarus is quarterly and you can subscribe here.

    Fountain of Age

    Nancy Kress’s latest collection Fountain of Age comes out from Small Beer Press in a couple of weeks. We have an exclusive on the ebook until then. You can also go ahead and listen to two of the stories “End Game” and “The Kindness of Strangers” and read the awesome caper (and Nebula Award winning) title story here. There will be another story on the Small Beer podcast next month.

    In other Small Beer news, we dropped the price of Lydia Millet’s The Fires Beneath the Sea to $6.99—the paperback edition comes out next week and we have the second novel in the series, The Shimmers in the Night coming out in July. (Things get dark!)

    And the very first Big Mouth House title is about to come out in paperback: Joan Aiken’s The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories. That’s a book we’re very proud to have published. We still get emails from people telling us how happy they are to have it. (Which is how we felt when we were working on it and when we published it, too.)

    Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and StrangenessLast week we added the second Clockwork Phoenix anthology with critically-acclaimed and award-nominated stories by Claude Lalumière, Leah Bobet, Marie Brennan, Ian McHugh, Ann Leckie, Mary Robinette Kowal, Saladin Ahmed, Tanith Lee, Joanna Galbraith, Catherynne M. Valente, Forrest Aguirre, Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer, Kelly Barnhill, Barbara Krasnoff and Steve Rasnic Tem (quite a few faves in there) as well as the latest issue of that stalwart of the field, Weird Tales. Issue #359 (!) is the last to be edited by Ann VanderMeer and includes an interview with Laird Barron and stories by Stephen Graham Jones, Evan J. Peterson, Tom Underberg, Leena Likitalo, Joel Lane, and Conrad Williams and more.

    And that’s it for this week. Next week: magazines! Locus, Lightspeed, Apex, Clarkesworld, and many more. After talking to David Hartwell, Alex Donald, and Kevin Maroney at ICFA, it looks like we’ll be adding The New York Review of Science Fiction quite soon. The more the merrier!

    Icarus 12

    I also backed a recent Kickstarter (I love Kickstarter—I think we found a potential Small Beer project for it) by the people at Logoswitch which might mean we have a new logo for Weightless. They’re doing 50 logos in 50 days (eek!) so we’ll see what happens. You never know!

    Keep in touch.


    Welcoming Weird Tales

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    Weird Tales #357Today we added two new magazines courtesy of Wildside Press: Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer, and Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, edited by Marvin Kaye. Individual issues are $2.99 and 4-issue subscriptions are $11.95. Although it was first published back in 1923 Weird Tales has already proved popular right out the gate:

    The 357th issue of Weird Tales magazine is a celebration of short fiction, with a selection of great new stories by Karen Heuler, J. Robert Lennon, Karen Tidbeck, N.K. Jemisin, Peter M. Ball, and Mark Meredith. Features include The Eyrie, Lost in Lovecraft, and an interview with Caitlin R. Kiernan.

    The fifth issue of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine — a special Holmes Fiction Issue — features an amazing new Holmes short novel by Carla Coupe, “The Adventure of the Haunted Bagpipes,” plus great Holmes stories and features by Bruce I. Kilstein, Mark Wardecker, Gary Lovisi, Paula Volsky, Marc Bilgrey, Stan Trybulski, Len Moffatt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, Lenny Picker, Alan McCright, and M J Elliott. Our biggest issue ever, at 196 pages!

    Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #5

    Today is also the second Tuesday of the month which makes it a big day for the nail-biting readers of Ginn Hale’s huge serial novel, The Rifter. Part 3, Black Blades was sent out to subscribers this morning and Part 4, Witches’ Blood is now available for pre-order.

    You can catch up with Ginn Hale at reviewsbyjessewave.com on Wednesday, May 11th. She’s also been sighted on Goodreads in the What will happen next in The Rifter group.

    We’ll have more pre-orders available soon on Weightless, starting with Small Beer, then adding more. Today we added Geoff Ryman’s excellently odd science fiction novel The Child Garden and Lydia Millet’s The Fires Beneath the Sea—first in a new middle-grade series inspired by A Wrinkle in Time and other classic novels.

    And that’s it until next week. Thanks again for coming by. As ever, if you have suggestions, questions, or comments, email or post them in the comments and Michael or I will get back to you as soon as we can.

    Keep it weird, indie, and Weightless!