The PRISMS Anthology (PS Publishing) is Now ON SALE!

ICYMI the PRISMS anthology is now on sale over at PS Publishing. There is a hardcover and a signed/limited edition. This anthology includes my story, “Saudade.” Details below. This book looks GREAT. Get yours now!

AN ANTHOLOGY edited by Darren Speegle & Michael Bailey
CATEGORY SF/Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE Spring 2021
COVER ART Ben Baldwin
PAGES 327

EDITIONS 
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-786367-04-4 [£25]
100 Jacketed Hardcover signed by the author — ISBN 978-1-783367-05-1  [£35]

ABOUT THE BOOK

Prisms are instruments, mirrors, metaphors, gateways humankind must pass through in order to achieve, to overcome, to realize, to become. Contained herein are nineteen transformative tales from some of speculative fiction’s most brilliant minds. So open your eyes and let the light pass through . . .

CONTENTS

  • WE COME IN THREES – B.E. Scully 
  • ENCORE FOR AN EMPTY SKY – Lynda Rucker
  • THE GIRL WITH BLACK FINGERS – Roberta Lannes
  • THE SHIMMERING WALL – Brian Evenson
  • IN THIS, THERE IS NO STING – Kristi DeMeester
  • THE BIRTH OF VENUS – Ian Watson
  • FIFTY SUPER-SAD MAD DOG SUI-HOMICIDAL SELF-SIBS, ALL IN A LEAKY TIN CAN HEAD – Paul Di Filippo
  • RIVERGRACE – E. Catherine Tobler
  • SAUDADE – Richard Thomas
  • THERE IS NOTHING LOST – Erinn L Kemper
  • THIS HEIGHT AND FIERY SPEED – A.C. Wise
  • THE MOTEL BUSINESS – Michael Marshall Smith
  • EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS ALSO A LIE – Damien Angelica Walters
  • THE GEARBOX – Paul Meloy
  • DISTRICT TO CERVIX: THE TIME BEFORE WE WERE BORN – Tlotlo Tsamaase
  • HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW – Chaz Brenchley
  • THE SECRETS OF MY PRISON HOUSE – J. Lincoln Fenn
  • A LUTA CONTINUA – Nadia Bulkin
  • I SHALL BUT LOVE THEE BETTER – Scott Edelman

2019 Year in Review

 

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW:

  • “Golden Sun” (novelette) with Michael Wehunt, Damien Angelica Walters, and Kristi DeMeester in Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eleven (reprint)
  • “Undone” in Gorgon: Stories of Emergence (Pantheon Magazine)
  • “The Caged Bird Sings in a Darkness of Its Own Creation” in Shallow Creek (STORGY) currently recommended for a Bram Stoker Award
  • “Ring of Fire” (novelette) in The Seven Deadliest (Cutting Block Books) currently recommended for a Bram Stoker Award
  • “In the Shadows” in The Field Guide to Evil (MONDO / Alamo Drafthouse)
  • “The H Word: How The Witch and Get Out Helped Usher in the New Wave of Elevated Horror” Nightmare (non-fiction) currently recommended for a Bram Stoker Award
  • “Clown Face” in Grease Paint and 45s (Down & Out Books)
  • “Open Waters” in When the Clock Strikes 13 (In Your Face Books)
  • “Love Letters” in Shallow Waters: A Flash Fiction Anthology (Crystal Lake) (reprint)
  • Three flash fiction stories for Gotham Ghostwriters, on Twitter.

Not a bad year!

COMING IN 2020:

  • “Battle Not With Monsters” in Cemetery Dance
  • “Saudade” in PRISMS (PS Publishing)
  • “Kindred Spirits” TBA anthology (Lycan Valley Press Publications)
  • “How Not to Come Undone” XVIII (Underland Press) (reprint)
  • “Chrysalis” in Christmas Horror, Volume Three (Dark Regions Press) (reprint)
  • “Little Red Wagon” at Cossmass Infinities (reprint)
  • “In His House” in TBA anthology

PRISMS Table of Contents Announced, at PS Publishing, with My Story “Saudade.”

Thrilled to be a part of this excellent anthology. Announcement today from Michael Bailey:

I am proud to announce the official line-up for PRISMS, the next dark science-fiction anthology co-edited by Darren Speegle and yours truly, to be released by PS Publishing.

  1. WE COME IN THREES – B.E. Scully
  2. ENCORE FOR AN EMPTY SKY – Lynda Rucker
  3. THE GIRL WITH BLACK FINGERS – Roberta Lannes
  4. THE SHIMMERING WALL – Brian Evenson
  5. IN THIS, THERE IS NO STING – Kristi DeMeester
  6. THE BIRTH OF VENUS – Ian Watson
  7. FIFTY SUPER-SAD MAD DOG SUI-HOMICIDAL SELF-SIBS, ALL IN A LEAKY TIN CAN HEAD – Paul Di Filippo
  8. RIVERGRACE – E. Catherine Tobler
  9. SAUDADE – Richard Thomas
  10. THERE IS NOTHING LOST – Erinn L Kemper
  11. THIS HEIGHT AND FIERY SPEED – A.C. Wise
  12. THE MOTEL BUSINESS – Michael Marshall Smith
  13. EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS ALSO A LIE – Damien Angelica Walters
  14. THE GEARBOX – Paul Meloy
  15. DISTRICT TO CERVIX: THE TIME BEFORE WE WERE BORN – Tlotlo Tsamaase
  16. HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW – Chaz Brenchley
  17. THE SECRETS OF MY PRISON HOUSE – J. Lincoln Fenn
  18. A LUTA CONTINUA – Nadia Bulkin
  19. I SHALL BUT LOVE THEE BETTER – Scott Edelman

The prism: dispersion of humankind into the spectrum of herself / himself; an object, a place, or something figurative; the human condition as it relates to the self, or to humankind in general; ascension; translation…

* Note that these are not official covers of any kind, just mock-ups I created during the conception of this project.