Behold the wonders of Tales From the Magician’s Skull #11!
Strange realms of horror and adventure lay in the pages ahead, spun to life by master tale tellers recruited by The Skull himself for your entertainment! Do not delay in the expression of your joy; instead, shout from your rooftops and tell all you know of his magnificent accomplishments!
Eight new narratives fill the pages... [click here for more]
MISSING: AN ENTIRE LIFE…
Oliver Martin had it all: a beautiful fiancée and a great job at a corp he helped build—a perfect life. But one morning, he wakes up to discover he no longer exists...anywhere. Oliver no longer has a job, a SIN, bank accounts, or even a place to live in his hometown of Boston. He’s been wiped from the Matrix entirely, and a new identity has replaced... [click here for more]
The Horizon War Volume One,
The battle for reality ignites as mages of all stripes vie for the fabled Horizon Realms, the dimensions juxtaposing Earth and ... elsewhere. A villain from the magesâ€™ past returns to claim his legacy, embroiling both Earthâ€™s magick makers and the vampiric Kindred in a struggle both for survival and for dominance of all known c r e a t i o... [click here for more]
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]
The Ascension War has raged between the mages of the Nine Traditions and the Technicians of the Technocracy for hundreds of years. Though bloody battles have been won and lost, victory eludes both sides Now, however, a mysterious figure has risen, a being of incredible, inhuman power - the Ascension Warrior. Claiming to be the returned Heylel Teomim, Abomination and barabbi, he comes to bring peace... [click here for more]
In WAR IN HEAVEN, a desperate battle rages in the Horizon Realms, the mystic dimensions that surround Earth. The mages of both the Nine Traditions and the Technocracy are under attack by a mysterious willworker who calls himself Heylel Teomim, the Ascension Warrior. Already, two Horizon Realms have been obliterated, and now others are under attack. But Helyel\'s most potent threat... [click here for more]
PART FOUR OF THE ORIGINAL SHADOWRUN SIXTH WORLD EDITION NOVELLA SERIES!FIVE RUNNERS. ONE JOB. AND A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE...
After being double-crossed by one of the largest megacorps in the Sixth World, the shadowrunner team sets their own plans in motion: clear their names and deliver payback with a vengeance.
Before they can put their plans into action, Frostburn... [click here for more]
Lao Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But the journey of imagination begins with a single idea—one that can shape entire worlds, if you so choose. And no one knows that better than bestselling fantasy author Richard C. White, who brings his expertise for world building to this reference guide for writers interested in crafting their own storytelling environments.... [click here for more]
You are surely delighted once more to hold an issue of my incomparable magazine in your febrile hands! Marvel upon marvel lie before you, so many of them in abun- dance that you will doubtless caper in wild abandon once you understand the boon I have granted you!In your glee to reach the delights within you may have failed to note an important milestone. This is the tenth issue of... [click here for more]
Someone wants trans girl hacker-for-hire Kiera Umehara in prison or dead—but for what? Failing to fix their smart toilet?
It’s 2032 and we live in the worst cyberpunk future. Kiera is gigging her ass off to keep the lights on, but her polycule’s social score is so dismal they’re about to lose their crib. That’s why she’s out here chasing cheaters with Angel Herrera, a luddite P.I.... [click here for more]
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 extinction!... [click here for more]
Against the Deathlords
Dace, chosen warrior of the Unconquered Sun, faces his greatest challenge when he and his men stand between the armies of the Underworld and the population of the city of Mishaka. All his vaunted power will be for naught if his victory costs the lives of those he has sworn to protect. His only chance may lie with the mysterious Lilith, a wild woman who holds secrets of... [click here for more]
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]
Taldara is a Pathfinder, a scholar—and a thief. Which of these roles define her is a vexing question. Luckily for her, she's too busy trying to stay alive to contemplate it. Caught between a Pathfinder mission to retrieve a long-lost journal from a dangerous and secretive dwarf, her friends' involvement with Riddleport's most dangerous gangs, and the insidious forces behind the pirate city's newest... [click here for more]
A crew docks in the City of Adventure, ready to carouse with their newly-won booty. But one swabby has a much darker purpose...
About Richard C. Wright
Richard C. White is a science fiction/fantasy author, but he has also been known to do dark fantasy, new pulp, historical adventure, fantasy noir, and even non-fiction. His latest releases are Harbinger of Darkness and For a Few Gold... [click here for more]
This is life in the big city, but no city like you've ever seen before. Here, it isn't liquor that gets you twenty years behind bars, it's magic, and private investigator Jefferson Carter has a license to practice.
But between the demonic femme fatales, the ghoulish gentlemen's clubs and the dead pale mob family with red eyes and sharp teeth, Carter is going to need every bit of magic he's got to... [click here for more]
Slices of Fate is a unique collection featuring the works of Eddy Webb. Stories within range from the author's nod to literary tales as in his piece "A Sheepish Trip to Yorkshire" to his more speculative work such as "The Battlefield."
Essays include a series on two of Webb's oldest loves: wrestling and Sherlock Holmes. Combined with several pieces of microfiction, this... [click here for more]
A homeless man trapped in a hell of his own making finds a reason to hope in "Redemption Song." A camping trip turns into a race for survival after the discovery of a bizarre artifact in "The Taking of Michael McConnolly." A man begins to question his sanity as patrons at a cafe begin to vanish one by one in "Charlie's Lunch." Over two dozen exceptional tales of terror.... [click here for more]
The Sea-Story Megapack presents 30 classic nautical tales, plus a bonus poem, ranging from pure adventure to science fiction, from the depths of the ocean to exotic ports of call. Included are: THE SHIP THAT SAW A GHOST, by Frank Norris GHOST LANTERNS, by Alan B. LeMay THE DANGER FROM THE DEEP, by Ralph Milne Farley THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE OF A CHIEF MATE, by W. Clark Russell THE DERELICT, by... [click here for more]
In Defiance of Destiny Maylea is a young noblewoman in the city of Yane, whose future was mapped out on the day she was born--Âhow she would live, what she would do, who she would marry… But Maylea is not content to blindly consign herself to destiny. And when Swan, a freelance diplomat who is supposed to be dead, arrives at her father's estate, Maylea begins to realize that her true destiny... [click here for more]
"The Wildside book of Fantasy presents 20 great fantasy tales by modern masters. Included are stories by Tanith Lee, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Gene Wolfe, Fritz Leiber, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Robert E. Howard, and many more. A choice selection of tales!
THE DEAD MAN, by Gene Wolfe
BRIGHT STREETS OF AIR, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
THE DOLPHIN AND THE DEEP, by Thomas Burnett Swann
THE SWORDSMEN... [click here for more]
Grace Foster's hunt for her husband's murderer has brought her to the city of Saintstown. But her quarry has killed again, and she'll need to rely on new, unexpected allies to bring her hunt to an end.
This story features content that some readers may find disturbing.
You'll receive EPUB, MOBI, and PDF versions of this book. ... [click here for more]
Lon Thomas Williams (1890 - 1978) was an American author best known for publishing a large number of traditional and weird western stories in the pulp magazines. One of Williams' most popular series featured Deputy Marshal Lee Winters (a series of "weird westerns," containing fantastic or outre elements) which are collected in this volume. Included are: KING SOLOMON'S THRONE FOUNTAIN OF... [click here for more]
Strange Nations is a collection of more than thirty cultures ready to be dragged and dropped into your world, with cultures appropriate for every kind of setting from high fantasy to contemporary horror to space opera. While each entry has certain setting assumptions, there are also suggestions for adapting them to other genres.
Here is the city-state of Iditt, where necromancy is an accepted... [click here for more]
When the Fat Man saw Roake’s face, he tried to run. The Fat Man didn’t make it.
Roake is no hero. He's a bad man in a bad world. A world of sorcerers, crowded cities, corrupt nobles, eldritch assassins and big payoffs. Someone hired Roake for a simple break in, but the job went sour, and now, Roake is looking for revenge. More than revenge. Roake wants the payoff... [click here for more]
Victorian author Mary E.Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930) is most remembered today for her ghost stories, but she was a prolific and popular author in many genres: not only the supernatural, but mystery and suspense, romance, and especially contemporary fiction were her forté.
For this volume, we have grouped the most famous of her supernatural stories together at the beginning, then moved on to... [click here for more]
The old wizard wasn't exactly happy with Valder, who'd led his enemy to his hut. Now hut and magical supplies were destroyed. But he'd promised the young scout a magic sword to get him safely back to his own lines -- and a much-enchanted sword Valder would get!
The resulting sword gave perfect protection -- sometimes! It could kill any man -- or even half demon. In fact, once drawn, it had to kill... [click here for more]
"Is Pugmire a joke? No. Because it can be so much more."
- Eddy Webb
Since the release of Pugmire, creator Eddy Webb has gotten a lot of questions. Is Pugmire a “funny” game? Can I play my favorite dog? What products inspired the game? How can I make my Pugmire game as authentic as possible?
Collecting a variety of internal documents, email exchanges, blog posts,... [click here for more]
He found the old book under the floorboards of a cabin. Was it a trashy dime novel—or something more sinister?
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book. ... [click here for more]
Jendara is a woman of many roles: trader, pirate, islander—and mother. Having left behind her life of piracy, Jendara and her young son Kran are back in her native Ironbound Archipelago, looking to make an honest living as seaborne traders. But when Kran goes missing and the threat of a goblin attack looms, Jendara has no choice but to take up her axe once more if she wants to save her new friends—and... [click here for more]
From the night Caleb is bitten by a stranger, his life spirals out of control--until he's hired by the enigmatic Mr. Faulkner. But what will he sacrifice for the guidance that Faulkner offers?
This story features content that some readers may find disturbing.
You'll receive EPUB, MOBI, and PDF versions of this book.
... [click here for more]
The overman named Garth sought immortal fame. The oracle told him to serve the Forgotten King to get that fame. But this King sent Garth after a basilisk whose gaze could turn men to stone. What sane use could anyone have for a monster like that?
Volume 1 of "The Lords of Dus" series, The Lure of the Basilisk is fantasy at its finest!
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BOOK TWO OF THE DINOCALYPSE TRILOGY!
Thrown through time and space, Jet Black and his friends find themselves in a future that has changed everything they’ve ever known. Hunted, exhausted, and desperate to return home, they must stay one step ahead of the conquering psychosaurs who have taken over the world and enslaved humanity!
But as the world changed, so did the people they left behind. Bitter... [click here for more]
Four new tales of Doctors Catt and Fisher…
Scholars, shopkeepers, collectors… aficionados. Obtainers of rare antiquities; relic hunters who can’t resist a lead, even when it takes them into terrible danger. There’s always an opportunity to be found amid the confusion, in the wake of the terrible Kinslayer War. There’s always a deal to be done, a tomb to open, a precious thing to… obtain.... [click here for more]
(Vampires that don’t sparkle…)
This collection of stories spans two decades of work by Bram Stoker Award winning author David Niall Wilson. From the streets of Jerusalem to the historical life of Vlad Tepes, follow this prolific author through eleven tales of vampirism, lycanthropy, and darkness. There’s a bit of dark humor, a touch of the erotic, and a little something for everyone who... [click here for more]
Duncan was the naive son of a minor nobleman, more interested in romance than war. Mallory was a dragon, more interested in con jobs and quick money than being a fearsome monster. When they team up, their adventures - or rather mis-adventures - make for a hilarious fantasy romp!
Based on the graphic novel by Robert Asprin (creator of the rollicking Myth Adventure series of novels), and artist Mel.... [click here for more]
The great wizard Nabal's death offers many opportunities, both for those who knew him and those who did not.
For young conmen Ezak and Kel, it means a chance to loot the wizard's estate ... if they can win the confidence of Nabal's widow, Dorna. But Dorna has plans of her own. She means to leave the tiny village for a better life in the city.
And all of Nabal's wizardly artifacts and talismans... [click here for more]
For the right price, he’ll get you out of trouble. Cross him, and you’ll never pay enough.
It’s amazing what you learn, living on the run.
Fleeing for my life, convicted on trumped-up charges, and denied the use of my own name, I’ve stayed one step ahead of the Imperial Guard by focusing on one thing: taking care of myself first. So, I don’t... [click here for more]
Kostin may not be a true Sczarni thug, but he still knows his way around the mean streets of Magnimar. When a new con saddles him with an ancient, mysterious chest, only to have it immediately stolen by a gang of Shoanti toughs, it's up to the young Varisian and his rough-and-tumble companions to get it back.
From pulp master Bill Ward comes a foray into dark alleys and dens of inequity, set in the... [click here for more]
Alegría is the story of a dysfunctional family with a narcoleptic child who talks to ghosts. It is magical realism in the finest tradition of that style. Alegría’s family struggles to keep afloat amid secrets as she develops narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder that disrupts her nights and dulls her days. In a fantastical world where dead grandmothers come to visit and witch doctors prescribe... [click here for more]
A VELVET OF VAMPYRES: Tales of Horror, by Don Webb. It's a "murder" of crows and a "parliament" of owls. For bats, the genus is "velvet," and hence also for vampires. We like the older spelling, the one John Polidori gave us when he alerted the world to their presence. They're here--dominating our dreams, our fears, our media. But what if they aren't boy-band-pretty with diamond sparkly skin? What... [click here for more]
Provided magical powers via a wish from a jinn, Henry Tsien is thrown into a hidden supernatural world with only his wits, knowledge of RPG tropes and a cobbled together 'Leveling' system of magic instruction. Henry has found an ally in Alexa Dumough, the Knight Templar Initiate and managed to push back the shadowy, supernatural organisations who desire his wishing ring. But Henry and Alexa's alliance... [click here for more]
Taryn di la Rovissi and Rutger Shaw: two hard-luck mercenaries looking to make a clean break from the flagging war in occupied Llael…
With the forces of Khador massing for another surge south into Cygnar and the Thornwood Forest, Taryn and Rutger are forced to take a dangerous escape route before the borders close for good. Amid the last refugees fleeing the advance, the duo is caught... [click here for more]
Weird Tales #353 presents a selection of fine stories by modern writers, including:
Paul Tremplay and Robert Davies, plus features by Kenneth Hite (Lost in Lovecraft), Jason Heller (The Greatest Poison), Amanda Gannon (The Bazaar), and more!
Plus an interview with horror legends Thomas Ligotti and artist Richard Corbin.
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, ePub and Mobi... [click here for more]
You know them for creating Conan the Barbarian, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and a dark future as revealed with a time machine, but have you experienced the horrors they left behind in the dark, near-forgotten corners of the literary world?
From Dark Corners is a budget-priced anthology featuring horror stories from prolific early genre writers known today primarily for a handful of creations,... [click here for more]
In the shadows of Los Angeles, an ancient vampire courtws Austin Jacobson, a nightclub bartender. Slowly by surely, Austin succumbs to the dark call.
Can he resist the Embrace, the gateway to an eternity of damnation? And will his master's dark command threaten the most beautiful most perfect love he has ever felt?
... [click here for more]
There's a whole world out there and it isn't ours!
The words of her mentor inspire Kali Hooper to explore the lost places of Twilight, unearth the secrets of its past and discover the fate of the vanished Old Races. But when an unexpected encounter in the deadly Spiral of Kos brings Kali head to head with Twilight's all-consuming Final Faith, she finds herself in a race for the keys to the Old Races'... [click here for more]
Often referred to as a companion volume to H.G. Wells’ wargaming classic Little Wars, Floor Games is a republication of "the Father of Miniature Wargaming’s" first volume devoted to recreational gaming. Highlights include a lighthearted, often humorous discussion on the theory and methodology behind a wide variety of "floor" and tabletop games and... [click here for more]
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
TABLE OF CONTENTS FICTION: Brute — Rich Larson Candy Girl — Chikodili Emelumadu The New Girl — Marissa Lingen The Stagman's Song — Ginger Weil Tiger! Tiger! — Elizabeth... [click here for more]
A collection of short fiction and poetry, featuring (among others)
Urban fantasy a la Wodehouse
The truth as to why all supermarkets look the same
An intense tale of woodworking and suicide
And a poem about potatoes
As the title insists, This Book Contains No Geese does not contain geese at all. There are no geese in between the pages, this is not a trick.... [click here for more]