2001 – 2013

51dPmXFZRkL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Electric Velocipede

Founded in 2001 with a fondness for the surreal and bizarre as well as a nostalgia for more standard speculative fiction (but with fresh insight), Electric Velocipede received early critical acclaim.

Electric Velocipede is a home for budding and established writers alike. The magazine has featured early work from writers like Catherynne M. Valente, Hal Duncan, Rachel Swirsky, and Aliette de Bodard as well as stories from accomplished writers including Jeff VanderMeer, Liz Williams, Jeffrey Ford, Patrick O’Leary, and Marly Youmans.

The magazine published 22 print issues before moving online in 2011.


2010 World Fantasy Award nominee Special Award – Non-Professional
2009 Hugo Award Winner – Best Fanzine
2009 World Fantasy Award nominee Special Award – Non-Professional
2008 World Fantasy Award nominee Special Award – Non-Professional
2007 World Fantasy Award nominee Special Award – Non-Professional

Cover artist Thom Davidsohn




The Best of Electric Velocipede

The Hugo Award-winning Electric Velocipede ran for twelve years, publishing twenty-seven issues over the course of its run. The magazine was nominated four years in a row for a World Fantasy Award. Its stories appeared in Gardner Dozois’ and Jonathan Strahan’s year’s best anthologies and were also shortlisted for the Sturgeon and Tiptree Awards.

The Best of Electric Velocipede showcases a breathtaking thirty-four pieces of high quality work published during its run. If you’ve never read the magazine, you’re in for a treat. If you’re already a fan, you’ll find all your favorites and a lot of great writing that deserves a second look. With a foreword by editor John Klima and introduction by Shane Jones.

Stories and poetry by:

Mark Rich • William Shunn • Alan DeNiro • Liz Williams • Chris Roberson • Heather Martin • Jay Caselberg • Hal Duncan • Jeffrey Ford • Catherynne M. Valente • Brendan Connell • Richard Howard • Rachel Swirsky • Sandra McDonald • Shira Lipkin • Patrick O’Leary • Jonathan Wood • Toiya Kirsten Finley • Richard Bowes • Mark Teppo • KJ Bishop • Cyril Simsa • Darin C. Bradley • E. Lily Yu • Dennis Danvers • Aliette de Bodard • Ken Liu • Megan Kurashige • Michael Constantine McConnell • Damien Angelica Walters • Val Nolan • Cislyn Smith • Sam J. Miller • Caroline M. Yoachim

Cover art by Thom Davidsohn.

Available from Fairwood Press.


51xhvIQ0c3L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Glitter & Mayhem
edited by John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, and Michael D. Thomas (Apex Publications; funded via Kickstarter)

Step behind the velvet rope of these fabulous Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror tales of roller rinks, nightclubs, glam aliens, party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery.

Dance through nightclubs, roller derby with cryptids and aliens, be seduced by otherworldly creatures, and ingest cocktails that will alter your existence forever.

Over 120,000 words of brand new fiction from some of the best writers in the business are ready to bring you the most glamorous parties in the multiverse.

We’re waiting.

Cover art by Galen Dara

Available from Apex Publications


happily-ever-after1Happily Ever After
(reprint short fiction; Night Shade Books)

Once Upon A Time . . .

. . . in the faraway land of Story, a Hugo-winning Editor realized that no one had collected together the fairy tales of the age, and that doorstop-thick anthologies of modern fairy tales were sorely lacking . . .

And so the Editor ventured forth, wandering the land of Story from shore to shore, climbing massive mountains of books and delving deep into lush, literary forests, gathering together thirty-three of the best re-tellings of fairy tales he could find. Not just any fairy tales, mind you, but tantalizing tales from some of the biggest names in today’s fantastic fiction, authors like Gregory Maguire, Susanna Clarke, Charles de Lint, Holly Black, Aletha Kontis, Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Patricia Briggs, Paul Di Filippo, Gregory Frost, and Nancy Kress. But these stories alone weren’t enough to satisfy the Editor, so the Editor ventured further, into the dangerous cave of the fearsome Bill Willingham, and emerged intact with a magnificent introduction, to tie the collection together.

And the inhabitants of Story, from the Kings and Queens relaxing in their castles to the peasants toiling in the fields; from to the fey folk flitting about the forests to the trolls lurking under bridges and the giants in the hills, read the anthology, and enjoyed it. And they all lived . . .

. . . Happily Ever After.

Cover by Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon


wexler_cover_smPsychological Methods to Sell Must be Destroyed
by Robert Freeman Wexler (chapbook; Spilt Milk Press)

Inside, you will find: Bread that communicates! A four-armed man content to lie in the snow! A philosophical human head that comforts a distraught man! A city-state controlled by an ageless Lord Mayor, where sidewalks are built from discarded felt hats!

Also . . . solidified clouds . . . a rain forest on a wall . . . this mini-collection of six stories, including the previously unpublished novelette, “The Sidewalk Factory,” showcases Wexler’s reality-bending style and effervescent imagination.

Table of Contents:

“Suspension” originally appeared in Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #8, Fall 2001
“Tales of the Golden Legend” originally appeared in The Third Alternative #10, Spring 2002
“Valley of the Falling Clouds” originally appeared in Polyphony #3, Fall 2003
“The Green Wall” originally appeared in Polyphony #5, Fall 2005
“Indifference” originally appeared in Full Unit Hookup #1, Spring 2002
“Sidewalk Factory: A Municipal Love Story” is previously unpublished

Introduction by Zoran Živković.

Cover by Tim Robinson


510b660XxoL._SX313_BO1,204,203,200_Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories (original short fiction; Bantam Books)

A Spellbinding Collection of Tales from Twenty-One of Today’s Most Imaginative Storytellers

“This book is a logophile’s dream—a left-field collection of stories inspired by winning words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Anyone who has ever spent an hour or two happily browsing the pages of a dictionary will find something to love here.”
–Kevin Brockmeier, author of A Brief History of the Dead

“Your book pays a beautiful tribute to the beauty, potential, versatility and history that lie within so many words and the English language as a whole. In other words, it encapsulates what it was that drove my competition in spelling bees and what drives my passion for language today.”
–Nupur Lala, 1999 National Spelling Bee Champion; Winning word: “logorrhea”

Hugo Award Best Novelette
From Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories
Daniel Abraham – “The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics” (nominated)

Shirley Jackson Award
Best Anthology
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories
Edited by John Klima (nominated)

World Fantasy Best Short Fiction
From Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories
Daniel Abraham – “The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics” (nominated)
Theodora Goss – “Singing of Mount Abora” (winner)

World Fantasy Best Anthology
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories
Edited by John Klima (nominated)

Cover art and design by Jamie S. Warren Youll

alternate_cover_smAn Alternate History of the 21st Century
by William Shunn (chapbook; Spilt Milk Press)

Six chronological stories, featuring the previously unpublished: “Objective Impermeability in a Closed System” and “Not of This Fold.” This collection includes two stories previously published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and two stories published on

Table of Contents:

“From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left” originally appeared in The Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy February 1993
“Kevin-17″ originally appeared in The Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy February 1995
“Observations from the City of Angels” originally appeared online at in July 2003
“Strong Medicine” originally appeared online at in November 2003
“Objective Impermeability in a Closed System” previously unpublished
“Not of this Fold” (novelette) previously unpublished

Introduction by Cory Doctorow.

Cover and interior illustrations by Mattias Adolfsson


pines_coverThe Sense of Falling
by Ezra Pines (chapbook; Spilt Milk Press)

Table of Contents:

“Antevellum” is previously unpublished
“Maxwell’s Letter” originally appeared in Electric Velocipede #4
“Of Light and Snow” is previously unpublished
“Mr. Brain and the Mystery of the Passionate Tree” originally appeared online on the Electric Velocipede website
“The Better Life” originally appeared in Say…Why Are We Crying?
“Mr. Brain and the Island of Lost Socks” (w/Richard Bowes) originally appeared in Electric Velocipede #2
“Djang” originally appeared in Xizquil #16
“Mr. Brain and the Carpet of Snow” originally appeared in Electric Velocipede #1
“Drawn Straws” originally appeared in Freezer Burn #9
“Mr. Brain and the Voting Booth From Outer Space” (w/Richard Bowes) originally appeared in Tales of the Unanticipated #25
“Reel” originally appeared online in E-scape

Introduction by Hal Duncan.

Afterword by Ezra Pines.

Cover and interior illustrations by Mark Rich



The Fourth Circle by Zoran Živković (novel, first North American edition; Night Shade Books)

What could a computer wizard self-exiled in an abandoned Buddhist temple possibly have in common with the humble servant of a medieval fresco painter? What is the link between the enigmatic mission of a giant radio-telescope and a tribe of spherical beings who dwell in a world full of unearthly scents and herbs? What will bring four great scientists from various centuries, Archimedes, Ludolph van Ceulen, Nikola Tesla and Stephen Hawking, to the same spot in time? What has this got to do with Rama, a female computer program, impregnated by a strange ape? And, above all, why is it necessary for Sherlock Holmes and Moriarti to join forces so that the Fourth Circle can finally be closed?

Cover by K.J. Bishop

5121SQBL0BL._SX334_BO1,204,203,200_The Banquet of the Lords of Night and Other Stories
by Liz Williams (short story collection; Night Shade Books)

In such novels as The Poison Master, Empire of Bones, and Nine Layers of Sky, Liz Williams sparked readers’ imaginations by creating worlds at once strange and familiar. Now this bold new writer brings her best short fiction together in one stunning collection. The stories featured in The Banquet of the Lords of Night and Other Stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Interzone, Realms of Fantasy, and The Third Alternative, among others.

From the breathtaking title story, “Banquet of the Lords of Night” about an Earth plunged into a world of darkness where light is against the law to the stunning “The Man from the Ministry” in which we learn the how far a mother will go where her family is concerned; Williams displays an astonishing breadth and variety of writing styles. Williams is equally at home writing galaxy-spanning science fiction like “Quantum Anthropology” as she is weaving a tale like “Adventures in the Ghost Trade” which incorporates demons, magic, the afterlife, and private detectives (this story is the first appearance of the popular Detective Inspector Chen, who has starred in more than five standalone novels).

“Williams’s unique cross-genre voice is a reinvigorating one for SF, fantasy and horror.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Cover by Tom Kidd


51S8od1fmGL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_A Scattering of Jades
by Alex Irvine (novel; Tor Books)

The great fire of 1835 burned most of New York City’s wooden downtown and, like many others, Archie Prescott thinks he’s lost all that’s dear to him. His home is a smoldering ruin and his wife is dead–and next to her body is a child’s corpse he assumes was his daughter. It seems as though it’s the end of everything . . .

But it is only the beginning. In the midst of ancient magic, murderous conspiracies, and a crafty Mesoamerican demon-god who is plotting the end of humanity, Archie finds himself with the power to save the world—or drown it in sacrificial blood.

2003 Locus Award – Best First Novel
2003 International Horror Guild – Best First Novel
2003 Crawford Award winner

Cover by John Jude Palencar