A huge week!

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All around the world Ginn Hale fans are reading the first installment of her massive new serial The Rifter. You too can join the legions of subscribers here. Or, if you’re more the single-issue type of reader (I know you’re out there), here are links to the first installment, The Shattered Gates, as well as to preorders for the next couple, Servants of the Crossed Arrows and Black Blades. And if you’re of the speculative (or nail-bitey) kind, there’s a handy Goodreads group, What Will Happen Next in The Rifter?

The Rifter isn’t the only subscription we have going. You know how I’m always saying we have more sekrit good stuff coming? Here’s some of that stuff! This month we’re very proud to announce we’re adding two more fantastic monthly magazines, Fantasy Magazine and Apex Magazine.

Fantasy Magazine, which just underwent a redesign, is edited by that superstar editor guy John Joseph Adams and the March 2011 issue features George R. R. MartinHolly Black, Genevieve Valentine, and Tanith Lee. Not a bad set of names to kick off with!

Apex Magazine has the stars, too and Issue 22, edited by award-winning writer Catherynne M. Valente, features fiction and poetry from Darin BradleyJessica WickKat HowardMike AllenNicole Kornher-StaceSonya Taaffe, and Veronica Schanoes.

We should be adding back issues of both these fine zines later in spring. Just wait, more zines they are a-coming. Alt.Indie.Fabby.Mags.R.Us.

This week we also added two publishers: Chelsea Station Editions and Invisible Publishing. For the former, we launch with three fascinating titles:

True Stories by Felice Picano
From the co-founder of the path breaking Violet Quill Club, comes a new collection of memoirs . . . Throughout are his delightful encounters and surprising relationships with the one-of-a-kind and the famous—including Tennessee Williams, W.H. Auden, Charles Henri Ford, Bette Midler, and Diana Vreeland.

The Wolf at the Door by Jameson Currier
From the award-winning author of Where the Rainbow Ends and The Haunted Heart comes a witty tour de force of spirits, spooks, and sinners, a supernatural roller coaster set in the Big Easy.

Bob the Book by David Pratt
Meet Bob the Book, a gay book for sale in a Greenwich Village bookstore, where he falls in love with another book, Moishe.

and from Invisible, a neat indie press from that lovely place just north of here (Canada!), we have a magic realist novel and a zine anthology:

L (and things come apart) Ian Orti
A small flat sits unoccupied above Henry’s café. When a woman comes to rent the room, Henry’s world begins an unusual transformation. As they grow closer the city itself is affected, changed, and slowly dismantled. Unsure if he is a victim of his own senility, the chaos inches closer and Henry suspects it may have something to do with the woman upstairs and the stranger she is hiding from.

Ghost Pine: All Stories True Jeff Miller
Miller has published the zine Ghost Pine (originally Otaku) since 1996. Ghost Pine: All Stories True collects the best stories from the zine’s first thirteen years as well as over fifty pages of new and previously unpublished material.

And that is it! There’s enough here even for our biggest readers—Doug!—so much so that I’m not sure what we’ll have next week. Actually, that’s a half-truth at best, sorry. We have some lovely news coming about who and what we’ll be adding.

As ever, thanks for choosing Weightless! This little site only exists because readers choose to fill their readers with books and zines from indie presses and we all very much appreciate it.

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