Have You Found the Yellow Sign?
"I was turning to go into the dining-room when my eye fell upon a book bound in serpent skin, standing in a corner of the top shelf of the last bookcase." —Robert W. Chambers, "The Yellow Sign"
The King in Yellow. Robert W. Chambers’ unearthly book has inspired millions of shivering readers since the death of the Gilded Age. This beautiful edition... [click here for more]
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH…
Former hauptmann Ronan Carlyle and his sister Isobel are soldiers without a nation. After their commanding officer left the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces entirely, the pair returned to Lyran space for reassignment. But their senior officer branded the remaining troops traitors and cashiered them, stranding hundreds of former LCAF soldiers and technicians. With... [click here for more]
FOUR SECRET AUDITIONS…
Fixer BlotterBabe must have exactly the right actors for a production that requires very specialized talent. The actors must not only be skilled, they need to have the right attitude and an ability to adapt to extraordinary circumstances. A Kiss to Die For: Kintsugi and Sartorial choose love over duty, but their respective families will do everything... [click here for more]
This collection of Greg Stolze's recent short fiction is packed with retired rock stars, psychic assassins, puzzling aliens and gritty crimes. You get techbros behaving badly alongside zombies behaving predictably. Among these 19 tales there is horror and hard laughs and curious truths about humans and our values. Check it out! ... [click here for more]
A collection of gothic romance short stories by emerging writers from around the world
Edited by Sersa Victory
Illustrated by Kayla Cline
Immerse yourself in dark, haunting, and romantic short stories celebrating the beloved, enduring genre of gothic romance. Written in the style of mid-century pulp fiction, these stories embrace the genre’s familiar tropes and... [click here for more]
Lovecraftian cosmic terror meets modern-day conspiracy in these 33 brief tales of horror and personal apocalypse.
Bringing Work Home
Go and Sleep No More
The Sea and Time
Last (and/or) Only
Lost and Found
Change Is Like a Season
In the Shuffle
On the Strange Events at Prentice Farms
Single Vehicle Fatality
Charlie Is Lost
That... [click here for more]
A collection of flash fiction by emerging writers from around the world
Once a year, writers from around the world participate in a month-long creative challenge called “Flash Fiction February.” The goal is to write a piece of “flash fiction” (short stories under 1,500 words) every day throughout the month of February. Writers are provided simple prompts to... [click here for more]
Remember those nice stories they told you about what’d happen after you died?
They were wrong.
There is no Heaven and there is no Hell. There’s only the Underworld, with the ravening maw of Oblivion at the bottom and the impossible dream of Transcendence at the top. And, somewhere in between, are scores of Restless Dead.
Are you ready to join them?
This collection of stories is inspired by... [click here for more]
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]
The world is a Lie
A prison for souls warped by an Abyss of madness. People Sleep through their lives, never knowing the wonders and terrors concealed from them. Awakened mages see the Lie for what it is, scratching the surface and uncovering the World of Darkness' Mysteries. Each is a revelation, a danger, an obsession in the making. Armed with magic and a need to know, mages confront... [click here for more]
IT IS THE DAWN OF A NEW AGE…
At the beginning of the 20th century, the world was forever changed by the discovery of electroid, a strange liquid that allowed for lighter-than-air travel. Militaries around the world rushed to develop new vessels based on this amazing invention, resulting in a class of flying ships unlike anything ever seen before…the leviathan.
Now, the skies are... [click here for more]
Saudade. This Portuguese word doesn't translate easily to other languages; it has deep cultural roots and meaning among the Portuguese people.
The closest definition in English is: A feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia. Wishes, hopes, and prayers. Yearning for something lost, something forgotten, something that wasn't ever really there but feels like it was.
Collected here are tales from... [click here for more]
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.... [click here for more]
A collection of poems by emerging poets from around the worldApril is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain. — Opening stanza of The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
Once a year, poets from around the world participate in a creative challenge called... [click here for more]
Walk through the ages...
As a companion to Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras this anthology reveals secrets of the mystics, whispers rumors of the dead, and shines a light into the darkest corners of the world.
This collection includes historical stories based within the shadowed past of Vampire: the Requiem, Mage: the Awakening, Werewolf: the Forsaken,... [click here for more]
Death is not the end.
You learned that firsthand when you died. In that darkness, you made a deal that brought you back — with something else. Now, bound inextricably to a geist — a shade, a monster, a tragic, broken soul — you stand between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
This collection of eleven stories inspired by Geist: The Sin-Eaters Second Edition... [click here for more]
WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME…
Things don’t rise to gutters, they fall there. Same with back alleys and dumpsters. Same with graves. Running the shadows comes with ups and downs, but you never know where those rises and falls will take you. What someone else might call rock bottom…you might call Tuesday.
Collected here for the first time, read Russell Zimmerman’s Shadowrun... [click here for more]
16 LOVECRAFTIAN TALES FROM AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY
Trains embody the promise and peril of technological advance. They unlock opportunities for wealth and travel, but also create incredible chaos—uprooting populations and blighting landscapes. Work on or around the rails leads to unwelcome discoveries and, in light of the Mythos, dire implications in the spread of the rail system as a whole.
A certain... [click here for more]
THE TAROT HAS AWAKENED…
…And nothing will ever be the same again.
The Tarot, a mystical divination deck of cards, has appeared in the Sixth World as a powerful artifact. It works its will on anyone who finds one of its magical cards, from runners surviving on the street to corp executives battling in the boardroom. And not just people’s lives will be changed, for the Awakened Tarot deck is more... [click here for more]
Step back into the Dark Ages...
...into a time when the clans, high and low, battle for blood and power.
Welcome to The Cainite Conspiracies
This collection of short stories inspired by the 20th Anniversary edition of Vampire: The Masquerade Dark Ages features tales by Vampire developers such as Justin Achilli, Eddy Webb, David A. Hill, Jr., and... [click here for more]
Is a life of running and hiding a life worth living? We say yes. There’s always something between the running and the hiding, and those moments of grace make it all worthwhile.
The Huntsmen Chronicle Anthology is a perfect companion piece to Changeling: The Lost, Second Edition. These stories spin tales of the Lost, of those abducted and enslaved by fairies. Those who escaped, but... [click here for more]
On the hunt, your blood races. When something hunts you, it runs cold. Your blood carries the future of Uratha and the burning fire of kuruth. It’s powerful, but ultimately transient.
You know things in your bones. They change with your forms but stay strong. The power of your teeth and claws comes from your bone. It runs deeper than blood, a slow power that doesn’t fade.
So you hunt. It’s... [click here for more]
Before we were six. Now we are one. We differ on many points, but on these we agree: Always trust our instincts, always reward loyalty, and always pounce upon minions of the Unseen. Without these tenets, we are no longer worthy of the adoration of Man. Monarch Trillani Persian von Mau, deceased
Cats have inherited the world, unifying their six fractious monarchies after untold... [click here for more]
Ten Tales of Dark & Secretive Orders
Lovecraft envisioned a world in which humanity is ignorant of cosmic realities. When the bleak truth is revealed, it terrifies us, for it offers no hope of our salvation. Cultists are the gatekeepers to this knowledge. Their aim is to keep secret the existence of their gods by any means possible, and to free their gods from their slumbering prisons — thus... [click here for more]
The Created wake with a flash of lightning, a gush of water, or a mouthful of air. They stumble into life, knowing barely enough to play at being human.
But human is exactly what they must become. The urges in their alchemical bodies, the marks left by the Prometheans preceding, and every instinct they possess, tells them that Humanity is the goal. Strive, learn, struggle, and reach the New Dawn.... [click here for more]
A COST IS ALWAYS PAID…
Nikolai Reed is a trader on a Lyran JumpShip plying the space lanes…
Chloe Mason is a hot-shot tech with the Hsien Hotheads mercenaries…
Leaving the Northwind Highlanders, MechWarrior Ryana Nikol fills a billet with the Eridani Light Horse…
Disparate lives, but a unified dream that will bring them all together on a fateful course that will span decades,... [click here for more]
Passion. Loss. Laughter. Fear.
Truth is a paradox, especially when magick is involved. To get beyond illusions of reality, then, a person must reach beyond what we think is possible and find what’s really there.
Set in the award-winning world of Mage: The Ascension, the 17 tales featured in this collection span from the bizarre humor of “The Theogenesis Gimmick”... [click here for more]
BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction is the ultimate chronicle of the BattleTech/MechWarrior universe. With 304 pages that are brimming with hundreds of color and B&W illustrations that span BattleTech's 25-year legacy. Additionally, the book contains:
An 8-page, detailed treatise on the evolution of the BattleTech/MechWarrior computer games and the... [click here for more]
"It is only within the last few years that most people have stopped thinking of the West as a new land. I suppose the idea gained ground because our own especial civilisation happens to be new there; but nowadays explorers are digging beneath the surface and bringing up whole chapters of life that rose and fell among these plains and mountains before recorded history began."
—H.P. Lovecraft, “The... [click here for more]
Unseen. The Kindred Move Among Us
Not merely mad beasts of lonely hunters, the vampires of the World of Darkness who call themselves The Kindred because of the blood that elementally binds them together, are dnagerously organized and cunning. They hide behind a plan they call the Masquerade so that they do not draw the attention or ire of mortals, and the society this masquerade obscures... [click here for more]
Learn to Build Worlds with Titans of Fantasy and Tabletop!
The Kobold Guide to Worldbuilding, Volume 2, features 15 stars of tabletop roleplaying games and fantasy fiction, including Gail Simone, Keith Baker, Veronica Roth, Ken Liu, Kate Elliott, Mike Shea, Tobias S. Buckell, Shanna Germain, Gabe Hicks, the Dungeon Dudes (Monty Martin & Kelly McLaughlin), Jeff Grubb, and more.
Middle-Earth,... [click here for more]
Lovecraftian cosmic terror meets modern-day conspiracy in 18 tales of horror and personal apocalypse:
"The Color of Dust" by Laurel Halbany.
"PAPERCLIP" by Kenneth Hite.
"A Spider With Barbed-Wire Legs" by Davide Mana.
"Le Pain Maudit" by Jeff C. Carter.
"Cracks in the Door" by Jason Mical.
"Ganzfeld Gate" by Cody Goodfellow.
"Utopia" by David Farnell.
"The Perplexing Demise of Stooge Wilson" by David... [click here for more]
TRADITIONS RUN DEEP…
Most mercenary units fly flags on two flagpoles at their headquarters: one with their unit’s flag, and other bearing the flag of their current employer. However, the Third Regimental Combat Team—a.k.a. the Eridani Light Horse—leaves one flagpole bare, as a reminder of the death of the Star League, and the other pole flies the Light Horse’s unit and regimental... [click here for more]
The Sixth World is a dangerous place, with deadly hazards lurking around every corner. Everywhere shadowrunners go, from the top of the world to the deepest, darkest Sprawl neighborhood, someone’s always looking to make their rep by taking you down. World of Shadows is the second anthology of original Shadowrun short stories, each one showcasing some of the most far-flung, treacherous... [click here for more]
Be a good dog. Protect your home. Be loyal to those who are true. These are the words of the Code of Man.
- Sister Picassa Collie, Shepherd of the Church of Man
Dogs have inherited the world, building the kingdom of Pugmire untold centuries after the Ages of Man are over. These dogs have been uplifted to use tools and language, and they seek to rediscover the ruins of the Old Ones.... [click here for more]
What does the Technocratic Union agent see through those reflective lenses? How many hours of interrogation footage, archives of dossiers, gone over one more time, again and again? What song of Enlightened trigonometry beams before their eyes the trajectory of the reality deviant, or the fastest route to cover in a firefight? Imagine vast mugshot archives of unmutual hackers, “magick” grifters,... [click here for more]
WELCOME TO THE YEAR 2072…
…And a world unlike anything you’ve ever imagined. A world where magic and machines exist side-by-side. Where cybernetics can replace organs or entire limbs with ease, and arcane spells can make the impossible happen. Where the Matrix has become an artificial world of its own, filled with all kinds of pleasure, treasure, and trouble. Where dwarves, elves, orks,... [click here for more]
ENnie Award Nominee for 2018: Best Writing
Lovecraftian cosmic terror meets modern-day conspiracy in these 33 brief tales of horror and personal apocalypse.
The Junk Shop
Into the West
At the Shore
In the Back Seat
The Phone Man and I
The Lady of the Rock
Between Here and Forever
It Was Not Her
End of the World of the End
What the Voice Said
Water... [click here for more]
DREAMS OF ’MECHS AND MERCS…
Katie Ferraro dreams of nothing more than being a MechWarrior. Orphaned at a young age, she learns everything she can about ’Mech repair from her mentor and adoptive father. On the distant planet of Jerangle, though, her chances of fulfilling her dreams are slim.
But when she finds an abandoned Kit Fox in the jungle, she realizes her dreams might... [click here for more]
Nominated for two World Fantasy Awards - 2016 Finalist for Best Collection and for Best Short Fiction (The Neurastheniac by Selena Chambers)
"Featuring a who’s who of not just the top women writing weird fiction today but some of the very best authors and stories of the year period."—Scott Nicolay, The Outer Dark podcast.
"2015 was a good year for horror and weird fiction... [click here for more]
Vagabond mages and Technocratic minions. Roadhouse kin and Wyrm-tainted Garou. Anarch Archons and Kindred smuggling crews. Plus the return of a beloved Lasombra from times past. They're all here in this Year of the Road exclusive anthology featuring the best the World of Darkness has to offer!
Featuring stories of the road from WoD favorites and newcomers alike, including Brandon Steward, Aaron Rosenberg,... [click here for more]
FIVE RUNNERS. ONE JOB.And a Whole Lot of Trouble...
It should have been a simple walk in the corp. Stroll into a mid-level corporation disguised as a nameless mid-level manager in a suit, deliver an unknown data package to an isolated network, and stroll out again.
But nothing is ever simple in the shadows.
Now five shadowrunners are... [click here for more]
Twenty-five years of Vampire: The Masquerade Twenty-five years of storytelling, adventure, and exploration. In celebration, we bring you eighteen authors that explore the evolution and development of the world of Vampire. From tales of wanton diablerie to the fulfilling of centuries-old religious vows, lover’s sacrifices, and searches for truth. Peel apart the layers and discover... [click here for more]
Stories About the God of a Thousand Forms
The Mighty Messenger of the Outer Gods, Nyarlathotep, has also been known to deliver tidings from the Great Old Ones. He is the only Outer God who chooses to personify his presence on our planet. A god of a thousand forms, he comes to Earth to mock, wreak havoc, and to spur on humanity's self-destructive urges. This volume of stories and poetry illustrates... [click here for more]
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]
BLASTS FROM THE PAST…
The Sixth World has always been a grim, violent place, where your life can be measured in heartbeats from one minute to the next. And whether you’re an experienced shadowrunner, or someone who’s entered the shadows looking for safety, or to hide—or perhaps start a new life altogether—well, they can be dark, deep, and dangerous, no matter how well-prepared... [click here for more]
As the shadows of war gather over Europe something is stirring within the darkness; something far older than humankind. Those with evil intent will seek to harness these terrible powers, while those fighting to turn the tide of war will find themselves up against far more than bullets and bombs. In forgotten R’lyeh, Cthulhu stirs as the mighty armies of the Third Reich march.
Critically-lauded... [click here for more]
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 Robert Bloch), to later followers (Henry Kuttner,... [click here for more]
MEAN STREETS? YOU HAVE NO IDEA…
The Sixth World is a dangerous place, and nowhere is that more obvious than in Seattle, the so-called Emerald City. Surrounding its neon-drenched heart is kilometer after kilometer of Sprawl, where millions of people scratch out a living among hazardous, slowly decaying neighborhoods and even more dangerous neighbors.
Sprawl Stories contains four... [click here for more]
DURING THE DECADES since H.P. Lovecraft first wrote of the Cthulhu Mythos, many authors have crossed his themes into other genres, enhancing his original vision with stories taking place in the distant past, in the far-flung future, and in myriad places in-between.
Cyberpunk tales are written in dark, gritty, film-noir styles. Their protagonists live and die at the bottom echelon of an electronic... [click here for more]