|01.||We are like you. We live in your cities, we laugh at your jokes, we share your good times and your bad ones. We meet you in clubs and back alleys, at glamorous parties and dive bars. We need you, to sate our endless hunger. We are your Kindred.
They are the smoke and the darkness, things that could have been you or us, creatures of hunger that humanity stole the night from. They are the Strix.
This... [click here for more]|
|02.||In 2004, the World of Darkness Rulebook introduced a concept that intrigued, tantalized and inspired readers and players, and left them with the question:
What is the God-Machine?
You hold in your hands the book that might answer that question...or might simply complicate it. The God-Machine Chronicle Anthology contains new fiction by Justin Achilli, Eddy Webb, Stew Wilson, David... [click here for more]|
|03.||IT IS THE SECOND AGE OF SPACE... In the seventeenth millennium, the New Commonality of Humankind is expanding, using newly-discovered faster-than-light travel to rediscover lost worlds colonised in the distant past. It's a time of turmoil, of clashing cultures, as civilisations shudder and collapse before the might of a benevolent empire ten millennia old. In the Solenine Cluster, things are... [click here for more]|
|04.||THE KING IN YELLOW -- recently featured in HBO's hit series TRUE DETECTIVE -- is a collection of 10 short stories, the reading of which will curse one to a terrible fate.
You have been warned!
This edition features an introduction by H.P. Lovecraft.
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, ePub and Mobi (Kindle) versions of the book. ... [click here for more]|
|05.||The Garou’s ancient struggle against the corruption of the world continues on, year after year, blow after blow. The names of the fallen outnumber the living. Their enemies are legion: vile subsidiaries of Pentex, Inc.; mutated Black Spiral Dancers; creatures warped beyond imagination by the taint of the Wyrm; and even, tragically, their own pride, long-held vendettas, and explosive rage.
They... [click here for more]|
|06.||The good news is, there's life after death.
For boxer Joey Castelo, afterlife is a nightmare of slavery and savage gladiatorial combat, as he and his master become members of a traveling troupe that is part of an underground boxing circuit. While fighting for his identity against his own savage shadow — a symbol of the blind rage which he must learn to forget — Castelo becomes... [click here for more]|
|07.||Most mortals turn away from the darkness that preys upon them, going about their lives in despair of the Damned and the evils they visit upon the world. But a precious few wage a personal war to shine light on those shadows and diminish them, like solitary candles shining in the night. The path of the hunter is lonely and fraught with danger, at once beset by the monsters they hunt and looked upon... [click here for more]|
|08.||Don't embrace the darkness. Fear it.
The Gothic is the most enduring literary tradition in history, but in recent years friendly ghosts and vegetarian vampires threaten its foundations.
The New Gothic is a collection of short stories which revisits the core archetypes of the Gothic - the rambling, secret-filled building, the stranger seeking answers, the black-hearted tyrant - and reminds us not... [click here for more]|
|09.||In Kicking It, game designer Monte Cook (D&D 3rd Edition, Numenera) and author/editor Shanna Germain (Geek Love, The Lure of Dangerous Women) each use their experience in running recent, successful Kickstarter campaigns to provide a step-by-step guide for you to plan, create, manage, and fund a money-making crowdfunding venture. You'll find a comparison of the various crowdfunding sites,... [click here for more]|
|10.||"This volume assembles no less than 40 stories set in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Ranging from Lovecraft's own tales (including classics such as the novel At the Mountains of Madness, ""The Shadow Over Innsmouth,"" and ""The Colour Out of Space"") to works by his friends and contemporaries (Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, and... [click here for more]|
Out of options and lured by tales of plunder and glory, young Dagfinn joins a crew of Vikings and travels to England to raid and loot. But life as a Viking is not as expected. Dagfinn and his companions find themselves in a strange and shifting world where even land and water may be their enemies -- and an old secret from Dagfinn's past lies waiting to be discovered.
The Barest Branch... [click here for more]|
|12.||Pulse-pounding action meets cosmic horror in this exciting collection from the rising stars of the New Cthulhuiana. Steel your nerves, reach into your weapons locker, and tie tight your running shoes as humanity takes up arms against the monsters and gods of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Grab your pistols, your knives, your gearpunk grenades. Confront deep ones, mi-go, and flying polyps.... [click here for more]|
|13.||Older than the written word and more popular than ever today, the hero story crosses cultures as an eternal constant. The New Hero gathers an unexpected team of writers, celebrated and emerging, to deliver fourteen thrilling and distinctive variations on this classic theme. Their new heroes span the spectrum from post-apocalyptic seer to post-traumatic arm-twister, from outcast vampire to steam-age... [click here for more]|
|14.||From the moment a quirky medical examiner falls in love with Jane Doe, he is drawn into the hidden supernatural world behind her murder: a World of Darkness.
This novel set in the new World of Darkness was previously serialized on the White Wolf website, and is now collected together for the first time!
About the Author:
JOSHUA ALAN DOETSCH once built a flesh golem... [click here for more]|
|15.||Five years ago, it all went wrong for Cason Cole. He lost his wife and son, lost everything, and was bound into service to a man who chews up human lives and spits them out, a predator who holds nothing dear and respects no law. Now, as the man he both loves and hates lies dying at his feet, the sounds of the explosion still ringing in his ears, Cason is finally free. The gods and goddesses are real.... [click here for more]|
|16.||The young nobleman Kalen Avanir, accompanied by his cousin Jad, journeys from his war-torn homeland of Rhakhaan in the north to the canal city of Sel-kai across the sea. On his journey, he discovers a mysterious artifact with strange powers: an amulet with a phoenix symbol, the emblem of his kingdom. Soon, forces for good and evil are drawn to him… and to the amulet. While seeking to understand... [click here for more]|
|17.||From the depths they rose... Orders to chase down the French frigate Elita off the Cape of Good Hope came as welcome news to Captain Havelock. Stranded with the rest of the fleet at Spithead while waiting for France to initiate hostilities was an unwelcome duty for any up and coming officer. Here was a chance for glory - and prize money!
The duel would prove to be far from easy though. Very soon,... [click here for more]|
|18.||No one would suspect that Ariadne, the cold and deadly “Silent Knife” of Prince Liliane, was once a sensitive college girl who preferred books to blades. But that life ended when her lover Andre cast her aside, into the waiting fangs of an unknown Sire who fled after the Embrace.
Re-shaped by her Prince’s cruel tutelage, Ariadne has fought hard to earn her place in Liliane’s... [click here for more]|
When an explosion awakens young Ruddy in his dungeon bedroom in Castle Chaos, he escapes to the top of the tallest tower and tries to flee by transforming into his true form: a fire-breathing dragon. Instead, he’s captured by the Royal Watch and registered for classes at the Royal Academy for Creature Habilitation, a juvenile hall for young monsters.
Under the watchful eye of his undead... [click here for more]|
|20.||It was meant to be the best day of her life...
Little did Annabelle Somerset know that the occasion of her marriage would be the start of a series of events that would change the destiny of mankind forever.
An attempt on the life of Queen Victoria sets into motion an epic journey that spans the entire globe, from the frost-bitten wastelands of the Russian tundra to the dangerous back alleys of... [click here for more]|
|21.||A VAMPIRE IN ZOMBIELAND Coburn's been dead now for close to a century, but seeing as how he's a vampire and all, it doesn't much bother him. Or at least it didn't, not until he awoke from a forced five-year slumber to discover that most of human civilization was now dead - but not dead like him, oh no. See, Coburn likes blood. The rest of the walking dead, they like flesh. He's smart. Them, not... [click here for more]|
|22.||They gather in darkness, sharing ancient and arcane knowledge as they manipulate the very matter of reality itself. Spells and conjuration; legerdemain and prestidigitation – these are the mistresses and masters of the esoteric arts. From the otherworldly visions of Conan Doyle’s father in Audrey Niffenegger’s ‘The Wrong Fairy’ to the diabolical political machinations... [click here for more]|
|23.||Long before the association with "Weird Tales" magazine and H.P. Lovecraft that led to his enduring fame, Clark Ashton Smith was a well-regarded regional poet whose tastes ran to the romantic and the fantastic.
This collection of poems -- originally published in 1918 -- presents some of his best early work.
Note: This digital edition includes the ePub and Mobi (Kindle)... [click here for more]|
The Meanest Streets
James Kincaid is the type of guy who might be described as down on his luck, if only he’d had some luck to begin with. Like so many people in the shadows of Seattle, he’s trying to get by with what he has. In his case, that includes a lively spirit, a sadly diminished magical talent, quick wits, and good knowledge of the twists and turns of Seattle’s... [click here for more]|
|25.||The Weird Fiction Megapack collects both modern and classic stories from the classic pulp magazine, Weird Tales, with selections ranging throughout the 20th Century, but focusing mainly on the classic era of the 1930s. Included are works by many famous authors, such as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Manly Wade Wellman, E. Hoffmann Price, Tennessee Williams, and many more—with... [click here for more]|
|26.||Aesop’s Modern Fables
These confusing times of Internet trolls, one-percenters, toxic fame, and impending singularity cry out for clarity—the clarity found in Aesop’s 2,500 year old fables.
70 writers from across the creative spectrum bring their modern sensibilities to this classic format. Zombies, dog-men and robot wasps mingle with cats, coyotes and cockroaches. Parables ranging... [click here for more]|
|27.||The battlefields of the 31st century are commanded by the BattleMech, twelve-meter-tall, 100-ton bipedal engines of destruction. Fought by MechWarriors, commanded by neo-feudal officers, owned by national governments and band of mercenaries, loyal to one of the interstellar Successor States or the martial Clans, these ’Mechs make every other ground combat vehicle obsolete.
This is the warfare... [click here for more]|
|28.||This short thriller is told entirely in phone texts. A group of friends are hiking Mt. Rainier when something goes horribly wrong. At first it seems some members of the party suffered terrible accidents, but as the police recover their cell phones and begin to piece together their text messages, a very different story emerges. For Mature Readers, contains some strong language. Texter was written... [click here for more]|
|29.||This volume assembles a mammoth collection of modern Sherlock Holmes stories -- no less than 25 tales by modern masters, such as Carla Coupe, Gary Lovisi, Richard A. Lupoff, Robert J. Sawyer, Mike Resnick, and many more! (It's also an authorized edition, produced under license from Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd.) THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EMERALDS, by Carla Coupe THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND ROUND, by... [click here for more]|
|30.||Morcar, a professional adventurer down on his luck, is shanghaied into attempting his riskiest mission yet – venturing into the labyrinthine tunnels underneath the ancient city of Graybarrow. Accompanied by a band of desperate renegades and rogues, he faces both the dangers of the unknown depths and a force that lies beyond death itself, with cultists and warriors on his trail. Can he conquer... [click here for more]|
|31.||THE AGE OF WAR! Zachary Bramwell, better known as the comics artist Zak Zap, is pushing forty and wondering why his life isn’t as exciting as the lives of the superheroes he draws. Then he’s shanghaied by black-suited goons and flown to Mount Meru, a vast complex built atop an island in the Maldives. There, Zak meets a trio of billionaire businessmen who put him to work designing costumes... [click here for more]|
|32.||The journey to become a successful writer is long, fraught with peril, and filled with difficult questions: How do i write dialogue? How do I build suspense? What should I know about query letters? Where do I start?
The best way to answer these questions is to ditch your uncertainty and transform yourself into a KICK-ASS writer. Chuck Wendig will show you how with an explosive broadside of gritty... [click here for more]|
|33.||How to Complete a First Draft in 30 Days and What to Do Next
One of these days, I'm going to sit down and write that novel....
Everyone thinks about doing it, yet most people who do start a novel end up stalling after a few chapters. Where do these would-be novelists go wrong? Are the characters dull and cliched? Did the story arc collapse? Did they succumb to a dreaded bout of... [click here for more]|
|34.||Down a lonely alleyway, under a starless sky, lies a city that never was, yet is: the Mad City, where nightmares walk the streets, and a good night's sleep can get you killed.
Here, then, is a book from that place. Within these recovered pages are the tales of the Awake, insomniacs who've walked those perilous streets, bringing a bit of the power of dream with them to fight back the... [click here for more]|
|35.||THERE HAVE BEEN EIGHT PREVIOUS WORLDS.
Each world stretched across vast millennia of time. Each played host to a race whose civilizations rose to supremacy but eventually died or scattered, disappeared or transcended. During the time that each world flourished, those that ruled it spoke to the stars, reengineered their physical bodies, and mastered form and essence, all in their... [click here for more]|
In 1990 Michael A. Stackpole's novel Lethal Heritage introduced readers to the Clans, genetically enhanced MechWarriors from beyond the Periphery who returned to the Inner Sphere to conquer the Successor States. With advanced BattleMechs and unstoppable skills, they crushed all who stood in their way — changing the BattleTechuniverse forever.
Now, in Onslaught:... [click here for more]|
|37.||A is for Azathoth, Who listens to flutes B is for Blighted, Gardner’s farm, leaf to root C’s for Cthulhu, Mile-high and squishy D is for Deep Ones, Who smell mildly fishy...
An artist and lifelong fan of Lovecraftian literature, Ben Mund teaches the alphabet and important concepts of the Mythos in one fell swoop. From Azathoth to Zhan you'll experience... [click here for more]|
|38.||The Lost is stories of hope, tragedy, and the people the world turns away from. From a young woman struggling with addiction to a streetwise Santa looking out for his friends, these stories range from literary to magical realism. The Lost is an anthology of stories that confront issues of homelessness and the people our society ignores.
The Lost features a great group of... [click here for more]|
|39.||Dragons have thrilled the imagination since the days of ancient Greece and Rome. From heroes like Hercules to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, from Frodo in The Hobbit to St. George, generations of heroes -- real and fictional -- have sought to slay the Great Worms and plunder their treasure troves.
This volume collects 25 modern and classic works about dragons (plus a bonus short... [click here for more]|
Killing the priest would not be easy, but he would die soon; Kaja Dawne would see to it. She just needed to get him alone in his magically warded temple, kill him away from the eyes of the innocent people of Farik. Then she could steal his last breath and eat his heart, forever freeing the citizens of Farik of the despicable man who had inflicted a plague on them in order to... [click here for more]|
|41.||From a world magically transformed entirely into glass to a distant future where the Catholic Church of Osirus uses two singularities to manipulate time, the science fiction and fantasy stories of Small Matters take the readers to places unlike any they have visited before.
Brought to you from the mind of master world-builder and storyteller Monte Cook, these seven short stories tell tales... [click here for more]|
|42.||Captain Jacob Folkard has seen some strange things in his time in the aether, and as he settles in for one final trip home from Mars, his mind returns to the strangest journey of his career. The four-week flight to Mars... A journey where dark, insidious secrets were threatening to tear his team apart.
A journey of strange dreams, dreams of people lost to them, of things never spoken.
And a journey... [click here for more]|
|43.||To anyone interested in supernatural fiction, the work of Welsh master Arthur Machen (1863-1947) is a fundamental starting point.
In 2008, Stephen King called Machen's "The Great God Pan (included here) "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language in an interview.
And H.P. Lovecraft wrote: "Of living creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if any... [click here for more]|
|44.||A world fell into the void. It put down roots there. Somewhere in that world is Town. Its main urban center is Horizon, all overbuilt and Gothic. That's where Principal Entropy keeps his School. He's God or the Devil, the stories say, although they're a bit ambiguous on which. I started School about 5 years ago. I've known Kseniya pretty much that whole time---a foot taller than me, stronger than... [click here for more]|
|45.||Every werewolf tribe has its traditions, legends, and customs. From the tales of lordly Silver Fangs to the debased Black Spiral Dancers, and from the isolated Siberakh to the long-dead White Howlers, those legends live on. Part of that culture comes across through each tribe’s attitude towards food. This book is a first for the World of Darkness, providing both extra background... [click here for more]|
|46.||The battlefields of the 31st century are commanded by the BattleMech, twelve-meter-tall, 100-ton bipedal engines of destruction. Fought by MechWarriors, commanded by neo-feudal officers, owned by national governments and band of mercenaries, loyal to one of the interstellar Successor States or the martial Clans, these ’Mechs make every other ground combat vehicle obsolete.
This is the warfare... [click here for more]|
|47.||"The Bram Stoker Megapack" assembles 22 classic works by the author of "Dracula," including all of his classic horror novels and a selection of rare and famous stories.
Of special interest is the mystery story "Old Hoggen," which has never before appeared in a complete, corrected text until this time (we transcribed it from the 1893 newspaper publication especially for... [click here for more]|
|48.||Occult detectives—sometimes called psychic investigators—have been in vogue since the middle of the 19th century. This collection goes back to the roots of the occult detective story. The earliest story in this collection—Fitz-James O'Brien's "The Pot of Tulips"—originally appeared in 1855. Rare stories by Mary Fortune and Bayard Taylor, famous tales from the end of... [click here for more]|
Betrayal Knows No Boundaries
A cruel lover who refashions her prey. A bioengineered warrior on the run. An internet mapping service with a stalker’s eye. A carjacker with a conscience. A Victorian thespian turned super-criminal. A murderer of video game characters. All these and more meet in the poison-soaked pages of Schemers, a genre-spanning short fiction exploration of grand schemes,... [click here for more]|
|50.||When Melotte Pharmaceutical moved into the struggling city of Springfield, residents saw it as a godsend.
But while the city’s fortunes appear to be turning around, something sinister is brewing within its homeless population.
Four newfound friends stumble onto a horrific plan for the city, and their lives will never be the same again. Because on Halloween night, a new horror will be coming... [click here for more]|
|51.||Windows into the fantastic, from crypts to cobras, swords to submarines, rubies to railroads, heaven to hell and places stranger still. Heroes, horrors, and hijinks--both original to this collection and reprinted from a variety of sources--from the mind of Ari Marmell, author of The Conqueror’s Shadow, The Goblin Corps, Darksiders: the Abomination Vault, the Widdershins... [click here for more]|
|52.||From Gods and Goddesses to Monsters and Mortals, Your Guide to Ancient Mythology
Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations
The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology.
From the heights... [click here for more]|
|53.||The battlefields of the 31st century are commanded by the BattleMech, twelve-meter-tall, 100-ton bipedal engines of destruction. Fought by MechWarriors, commanded by neo-feudal officers, owned by national governments and band of mercenaries, loyal to one of the interstellar Successor States or the martial Clans, these ’Mechs make every other ground combat vehicle obsolete.
This is the warfare... [click here for more]|
|54.||FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror".
Lavina Whateley has birthed an abomination, and now it's got free. First one family and then another are wiped off the face of the earth, and this is just the beginning of the plan.
Dr Armitage, the Librarian at Miskatonic University, is scared. He's pieced together the clues and has a dreadful inkling... [click here for more]|
WELCOME TO THE BIG SHOW!
Once a year, the greatest tabletop gamers in the world descend upon Indianapolis for Gen Con — the Best Four Days in Gaming — to play games, see friends, and have fun. They play things like Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Warhammer 40,000, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, and everything else they can get their... [click here for more]|
|56.||The moon's rings illuminate the desert path before you. Up ahead a ridge rises, obscuring the horizon. You cannot go back. There is nothing to go back to. A hundred worlds lie behind you and a thousand more lie ahead. You smell smoke in the air and hear a hint of music somewhere far away. One foot after another, you head toward the horizon, beckoned by the mystery of what lies beyond.
The fifteen... [click here for more]|
|57.||Based on the pulp adventure comics by Todd Downing and Brian Beardsley, the Airship Daedalus Radio Adventures harken back to the days of classic radio serials, including two-fisted heroics, suspense, romance and intrigue. Each volume contains two half-hour episodes, complete with a commercial sponsor and plenty of vintage crackle!
Ep. 1: “A Shield Against the Darkness”... [click here for more]|
|58.||Based on the pulp adventure comics by Todd Downing and Brian Beardsley, the Airship Daedalus Radio Adventures harken back to the days of classic radio serials, including two-fisted heroics, suspense, romance and intrigue. Each volume contains two half-hour episodes, complete with a commercial sponsor and plenty of vintage crackle!
Ep. 3: “The Cross of Cadiz”... [click here for more]|
|59.||Book One of the Elf Wars Trilogy... TWO THOUSAND YEARS the Elf Wars have raged.…
How long can two nations go on avenging the fallen? Both the Elven kingdoms lay ravaged and destitute. General Ka-ling leads the Elves of Jui-Rae in their struggle against the widely feared Dark Elves of Jui-Sae. His adversary, General Sien, faces him on the last field of honor. Yet... [click here for more]|
|60.||The Haunts & Horrors Megapack offers everyting from ghosts to vampires, from things that go bump in the night to nameless presences -- and much more! Here are 31 tales to chill the blood, including:
SURREAL ESTATE, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
BIRTHMARK, by Seabury Quinn
THE MONKEY'S PAW, by W.W. Jacobs
FUGUES, by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
DEAD BABIES, by Lawrence Watt-Evans
THE MUFFIN MAN, by... [click here for more]|
This is the first, and hopefully not last, work of fiction set in the Keranak Kingdoms, our primary setting for the BareBones Fantasy role-playing game. We hope you enjoy it, please leave Eric some feedback in the reviews section below!
The tremendous stone door did something that it hadn’t done in a very long time. It moved. There was an accompanying... [click here for more]|
|62.||An Epic Culinary Journey to the Heart of Westeros!
From Direwolf Ale to Auroch Stew - More Than 150 Recipes from Westeros and Beyond
Eat like a Lannister. Brew spirits to warm you in the coming winter. Treat guests to exotic sweets and alchemy-inspired cocktails. With this collection of hearty meals inspired by George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, it's all possible!... [click here for more]|
|63.||Arc Dream Publishing is proud to present the first-ever ebook edition of the legendary Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia by Dan Harms.
"...some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."... [click here for more]|
|64.||Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was a self-educated American poet, sculptor, painter, and author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction short stories. He achieved early local recognition, largely through the enthusiasm of George Sterling, for traditional verse in the vein of Swinburne.
As a poet, Smith is grouped with the West Coast Romantics (alongside Ambrose Bierce, Joaquin Miller, Sterling, Nora... [click here for more]|
|65.||Sentient robots on a murderous rampage. Deadly pirate attacks in deep space. An adult entertainment star on the run. Espionage in a diner in space. These are the tales of the Bulldogs!
Follow the Bulldogs, desperate spacefarers who've signed on with the TransGalaxy interstellar shipping company to run away from the law, the criminals that hunt them, or a past that haunts them. Inspired by b-movie... [click here for more]|
|66.||Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine returns with issue #11, presenting the best in modern and classic mystery fiction! Included this time are the usual columns by Lenny Picker and Mrs Hudson, plus the following stories:
"The Adventures of Sherlock Hoosier," by Dan Andriacco
"To Walk a Crooked Mile," by Hal Charles
"Closing the Circle," by Sergio Gaut vel Hartman
"The... [click here for more]|
|67.||Suggestion 376 is a collection of short stories by Sarah Scharnweber.
Contains 11 short stories, including:
Dosed – A man’s addiction to heroin forces him to examine the life he has chosen for himself.
Nolan Press – A creepy/fun story about selling out.
Shattered – How one night can change the... [click here for more]|
|68.||What if your favorite toy could talk? What if it didn't always tell you the truth?
Trust Me is an anthology of nine short stories inspired by the storytelling game Doll. Each story features a beloved toy that can speak to its child. But when they speak, they might be lying. ... [click here for more]|
|69.||Who willingly walks into a haunted house?
Ghost hunters explore dark places, investigate clues and uncover secrets of the dead. Evidence of an afterlife may prove elusive and few hunters recognize some things are best left buried and forgotten.
Suspense and intrigue lurks inside HAUNTED: 11 Tales of Ghostly Horror. Unlock the clues in these eleven mysteries:
+ A curious ghost hunter tracks... [click here for more]|
|70.||It always starts with a dame. Sometimes it goes on with the mafia, the mad inventions of patent science, a bag full of dark magic, and a wave of the faceless poor, an allegory turned far too real. But not always.
This tale of hardboiled horror features private detective Harvey Jenkins and takes place immediately after the events of our four-part illustrated audiodrama Hardboiled in the Big... [click here for more]|
|71.||Desperate Journeys holds six short stories from Ryan Macklin:
Cracks in Marble, where a gargoyle made to protect humans falls in love with one
What a Mother Will Do, set in a distant future where refugees struggle for survival in their exodus
Stories from Finis: A Book of Endings, humorous tales told in a "choose your own adventure" fashion
These... [click here for more]|
|72.||Available in EPUB, PDB, PDF and MOBI formats.
Untreed Reads is proud to present Space: 1889 & Beyond, a brand-new series of books based on the award-winning steampunk role-playing game created by Frank Chadwick. A universe in which Victorian science has breached the barrier of Earth's atmosphere and is spreading out among the stars. Journey to the Heart of Luna: The year is... [click here for more]|
|73.||In the ruins of Geneva, decaying buildings stand silent witness to the twilight of humanity. Adele, a doctor like her mother before her, uncovers a long abandoned medical laboratory during a scavenging expedition. Believing that her discovery may be the key to mankind’s survival, she eagerly delves into the lab’s secrets. Her dream of saving humanity quickly turns into an obsession, driving... [click here for more]|
|74.||This is the epic story of how a humble, comic-loving boy from Jersey became the modern, high king of fantasy. Best known for the Game of Thrones TV series, George R. R. Martin has — over the decades — "rewritten the book" on sci-fi, horror and fandom in ways few authors could. Come and discover the reason Time magazine named him "one of the most influential people in the... [click here for more]|
|75.||"The Steampunk Megapack collects 26 tales of high adventure through Victorian and Edwardian eras--past, present, and future! Included are:
MIDNIGHT AT VALDOSTA'S, by Jay Lake|
THE CASE OF THE PECULIAR SAFECRACKER, by G. D. Falksen
THE ACQUISITION OF MANDRAKES AND ASSISTANTS, by Jillian Venters
THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS, by H. P. Lovecraft
THE BRASS GOGGLE FACTORY WORKER, by John... [click here for more]
|76.||Phobos, fearful son of Mars. A moon often likened to a diseased potato…but is there more to the legends surrounding the satellite than mere rumor? Drawn to Mars as part of a covert mission, the team of the Esmeralda 2 are waylaid by Sir Henry Routledge, governor-general of Syrtis Major. Although at first reluctant to take on an additional mission -- a search for a missing man -- they change... [click here for more]|
|77.||Boston Metaphysical Society - Chapter 3
As "The Shifter" ignites paranoia and violence in Boston, Tesla looks toward Samuel for answers while Caitlin and Granville deal with ghosts haunting a theatre.
This is the third chapter in the steampunk supernatural six issue mini-series about an ex-Pinkerton detective and his spirit photographer partner who battle supernatural... [click here for more]|
|78.||The Federated Suns have long been held as the pinnacle of military professionalism and skill in the Inner Sphere, a reputation earned across centuries of combat on hundreds of worlds. But when the Word of Blake launches their Jihad and attacks the Suns capital world, New Avalon, even that reputation will be put to the test.
Marshal of the Armies Jackson Davion is the heir to a centuries-old tradition... [click here for more]|
|79.||San Francisco after the zombie apocalypse. The vampire turned shepherd-with-a-shotgun Coburn is back and keen to settle some bad blood. But just out in the Bay in the abandoned fortress prison of Alcatraz, a ketamine-snorting cult of New age weirdoes who eat the flesh of the zombie as some kind of grotesque communion bring a new threat to Coburn’s continuing existence – super zombies!... [click here for more]|
|80.||HE’S ALWAYS SEEN GHOSTS... BUT THEY’VE NEVER OFFERED HIM A JOB BEFORE.
David Larkin can see ghosts. It’s a blessing – or a curse – that’s been part of his life since his eleventh birthday. It’s not much use to him, and he mostly just tries to ignore them and get on with life, travelling around and keeping to out of the way places where not too many people... [click here for more]|
|81.||Imagine: A fantasy world, but not one based on Medieval/Dark Ages European culture and myth, but rather on the tropes of the Spaghetti Western and Chinese Wuxia. Add steampunk elements. Mix well. A fantasy world that mixes the inspirations of Django and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon... The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and House of Flying Daggers... Fistful of Dollars... [click here for more]|
|82.||The cyborg warrior Xris and his team of professional mercenaries seek out an elusive target whose past betrayals warrant speedy execution. Their plans change abruptly, however, when they uncover a plot to destroy the galaxy's young king, the last living bearer of the Blood Royal…
Set in the same universe as Margaret Weis' "Star of the Guardians" series, this is a fast-paced galactic... [click here for more]|
|83.||Hard Times Have Come to Dragon City
Retired adventurer Max Gibson has seen better times. Ever since he and his treasure-hunting friends struck it big and called it quits a decade back, it seems like things have slid downhill.
It’s hard enough to scrape by in a sprawling mountain city in which elves and dwarves live higher than humans in every way. It’s worse at night,... [click here for more]|
|84.||Every generation fits the time-honored constants of the hero tale to its own needs. Today’s serial adventurers, whether they burst from re-envisioned histories or ply the humming foredecks of an imagined future, ride a cresting cultural wave. Through thirteen thrilling stories of threatened identity and vanquished disorder, The New Hero 2’s diverse cast of top writers slices, dices and... [click here for more]|
|85.||Time travel is one of the staples of science fiction, right up there with aliens, space opera, and robots. Most science fiction authors have written at least one time travel story. This collection samples some of the best.
TIME OUT, by Edward M. Lerner THESE STONES WILL REMEMBER, by Reginald Bretnor PROJECT MASTODON, by John Gregory Betancourt 12:01 P.M., by Richard A. Lupoff TIME CONSIDERED... [click here for more]|
|86.||Hours of great reading await, with mystery and crime tales from some of the 20th century's most renowned authors, including Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro), Sax Rohmer (creator of Fu Manchu), G.K. Chesterton (famous for Father Brown) and a handpicked selection of modern stories by contemporary masters, including Nora Charles, Marcia Talley, Elaine Viets, and many more!
Included in this volume:... [click here for more]|
|87.||Techniques for Crafting an Expressive and Compelling Novel
Today's highly competitive fiction market requires writers to imbue their novels with that special something - an element that captures readers' hearts and minds.
In Writing With Emotion, Tension & Conflict, writers will learn vital techniques for writing emotion into their characters, plots and dialogue in order... [click here for more]|
|88.||Fredric Brown (1906-1972), one of science fiction's greatest masters from the Golden Age, is famous for his many classic short stories -- quite a few of which are presented here, including "Arena," "Knock," "Earthmen Bearing Gifts," "The Star Mouse," and many more. The 33 tales of science fiction and fantasy in this volume are: ARENA EXPERIMENT KEEP OUT HAPPY... [click here for more]|
|89.||Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres.
This unique bundle is exclusive to Drivethrufiction.com and its sister sites and features the original PDF... [click here for more]|
|90.||TERROR IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE!
It is 1943 and the war hangs on a knife edge. Set free by a leading Nazi occultist, an ancient evil stirs in the snowy fastnesses of the Norwegian border, threatening to unleash a terrifying artefact which could not only alter the course of the war, but change the fate of humanity itself. Hope though, endures as a band of brave resistance partisans... [click here for more]|
|91.||In the light of the stars, a little tomb lay in drowned R’lyeh
On Sunday morning, the stars came almost right, and—boom!—out of the crypt came a big and very hungry cthulhupillar.
An artist and lifelong fan of Lovecraftian literature, Ben Mund retells the story of Cthulhu in a humorous and horrific take of classic children’s literature.
Read and discover... [click here for more]|
|92.||"The Shoggoths attack: "
They had been so horrible before that I dare not say that they were any MORE horrible when they came again.... They were still unspeakable, still unthinkable--but whether I could speak or think of them or not, they were HERE."
Auguste Dupin is one of the few persons who can identify the rare Cthulhu Encryption etched in the flesh of a dying woman. The Comte... [click here for more]|
|93.||AN INVASION... FROM PREHISTORY!
When the Century Club is called in to prevent the assassination of FDR, it’s just another day on the job—but what they discover puts not just the President, but the entire world in jeopardy.
With psychic dinosaurs taking over Manhattan and beyond, it’s up to Sally Slick, Jet Black, Mack Silver, and the other Centurions to save humanity—from... [click here for more]|
|94.||A young ensign, recently graduated from the Northern Hemisphere Space Academy, is awakened abruptly in the middle of the night by alarms, flashing lights, and dire messages to abandon ship. The petite blonde pulls on some clothes and races through the spaceship in a desperate search for an available life pod-- but it appears all have already departed.
So begins the epic story of Jenetta Carver.... [click here for more]|
When Joe Pulver approached S. T. Joshi about doing an anthology like his now-famous tomeBlack Wings, only for Robert Chambers' King in Yellow, Joshi had only one thing to say: "You do it, Joe." So he did. And here it is: A Season In Carcosa. H.P. Lovecraft. Karl Edgar Wagner. Peter Straub. Those are a few of the names that stand tall in our genre and when it comes... [click here for more]|
|96.||A Tale of Weird Wars Rome
Gladiator Magnus Bos remembers little before the fight with the strange gray beast of Aegyptus. Some say that battle left him addled, simple…even dumb. But it also left the Thracian without fear. Perhaps this is why the slave is purchased by a strange cabal and taken to a cursed village on a distant isle–and the strangest arena of his life.
Note:... [click here for more]|
|97.||LOYALTY. VALOR. DESPAIR. JIHAD.
A massive invasion fleet is destroyed almost to a man. Legions of soldiers, confident of victory, are cut down before they even reach the ground. Those that do make landfall are bombarded and shattered and rained with nuclear fire. Elsewhere, veterans long retired from combat are called back to duty by desperate times. Explorers comb unknown worlds... [click here for more]|
|98.||Take your seat. Delta Green: Dark Theatres presents eight new stories of intrigue and horror, eight theaters in which desperate actors engage clandestine passion plays for the grim amusement of alien gods, Witness the horrors of the Raids on Innsmouth the terrible secrets of World War II, the tropical nightmare of Vietnam, the chill vacuum of Yuggoth, the asynchronous folds of space-time,... [click here for more]|
|99.||The Second Algernon Blackwood Megapack collects 28 more classic tales of the supernatural by one of the greatest ghost story writers of all time. Included in this volume are:
SKELETON LAKE A HAUNTED ISLAND SMITH: AN EPISODE IN A LODGING-HOUSE A SUSPICIOUS GIFT THE EMPTY HOUSE THE LISTENER MAY DAY EVE CARLTON'S DRIVE IF THE CAP FITS... THE MAN WHO PLAYED UPON THE LEAF OLD CLOTHES THE... [click here for more]|
|100.||Ask Not What Your Country Could Do For you. Ask What It Could Do To You.
John Cruise — better known as the superpowered delta Patriot — only wanted to serve his country, which has suffered under martial law since the assassination of the First Lady back in 1963. For years, he did so as a member of Delta Prime, the federal paramilitary organization dedicated to keeping deltas and the... [click here for more]|