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Voltage By Justin Conwell
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(1 Ratings)
It's called Electro-Convulsive Therapy, or "shock treatment." At the urging of his shrink, former art student Eric had it done in an attempt to cure his thoughts of suicide. His depression... More > hasn't come back for over a year, but, though he hasn't lifted anything sharp to his wrists, he hasn't lifted a paint brush in just as long. He had the creativity therapy'd right out of him. And then there's the problem with his memory... Stripped of everything with which he used to define himself, Eric now works at a Bargain Basement, fending off wretched customers and hunting down black widow spiders. When he discovers a box full of ashes labeled "Harold," he and his friends (and at least one enemy) fall into a quest across Washington State to reunite poor Harold with his family, and, in the process, reclaim everything that the voltage blasted out of Eric's skull.< Less
Time for Bedlam By Saltboy Bookmakers
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(3 Ratings)
Each story in Time for Bedlam features something new and something familiar, from tales based on the myths of your childhood to brand new morality plays. These are stories designed to recall the... More > emotions you felt when your parents warned you about the Scissorman, who would chop off your thumb if you kept sucking on it, or the monster under the bed, who would pull you down with it if you wet the mattress one more time. From a post-apocalyptic journey through the land of the Wolves, to a hard-learned lesson for a princess of the deep seas, to a bit of strong therapy for a disobedient child, Time for Bedlam will delight you with its twisted reflections of the stories you know, and enchant you with original tales from some of the most thoughtful fantasists now writing. Includes "Over the River" by Joy Remy Marchand, an honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 19!< Less
Ten Plagues By Ian Donnell Arbuckle
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(1 Ratings)
The old stories tell us there was a man named Moses who spoke with the authority of a god. At the bidding of his master, he brought death, famine, and pestilence upon the Egyptians. Ten plagues... More > struck the land like sick breath. In these ten new works of fiction -- one for each plague -- our talented authors examine the old stories from new angles. They unearth, by way of fictive archaeology, the deeper causes of the plagues, and the reasons we can't help but pass the legend from generation to generation.< Less
Dead Generation By Ian Donnell Arbuckle
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Dead Generation and Others is a collection of stories by Saltboy founder Ian Donnell Arbuckle. Roughly half of the stories have been previously published in such fine journals as Bewildering Stories,... More > Full-Unit Hookup, Speculative.ca, Kenoma, Lost in the Dark, Wanderings, and The Drabbler. Ian has had an illustrious career writing fiction such as this sentence. He started out as a child, narrating tales of vicious bears that tip over family vans when he was three. There is taped proof of this. The same year, he volunteered to play the bear at his church's nativity, possibly becoming Jesus' first and only ursine witness. Since then, Ian has removed his bear suit except for at parties and writes about vicious ghosts, zombies, dogs, gods, astronomical phenomena, fates, and parents, and just now realizes that he hasn't written about the family van in quite some time.< Less
Voltage By Justin Conwell
Paperback: $11.96
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(1 Ratings)
It's called Electro-Convulsive Therapy, or "shock treatment." At the urging of his shrink, former art student Eric had it done in an attempt to cure his thoughts of suicide. His depression... More > hasn't come back for over a year, but, though he hasn't lifted anything sharp to his wrists, he hasn't lifted a paint brush in just as long. He had the creativity therapy'd right out of him. And then there's the problem with his memory... Stripped of everything with which he used to define himself, Eric now works at a Bargain Basement, fending off wretched customers and hunting down black widow spiders. When he discovers a box full of ashes labeled "Harold," he and his friends (and at least one enemy) fall into a quest across Washington State to reunite poor Harold with his family, and, in the process, reclaim everything that the voltage blasted out of Eric's skull.< Less
Ten Plagues By Ian Donnell Arbuckle
Paperback: $10.36
Prints in 3-5 business days
(1 Ratings)
The old stories tell us there was a man named Moses who spoke with the authority of a god. At the bidding of his master, he brought death, famine, and pestilence upon the Egyptians. Ten plagues... More > struck the land like sick breath. In these ten new works of fiction -- one for each plague -- our talented authors examine the old stories from new angles. They unearth, by way of fictive archaeology, the deeper causes of the plagues, and the reasons we can't help but pass the legend from generation to generation.< Less
Dead Generation By Ian Donnell Arbuckle
Paperback: $10.84
Prints in 3-5 business days
Dead Generation and Others is a collection of stories by Saltboy founder Ian Donnell Arbuckle. Roughly half of the stories have been previously published in such fine journals as Bewildering Stories,... More > Full-Unit Hookup, Speculative.ca, Kenoma, Lost in the Dark, Wanderings, and The Drabbler. Ian has had an illustrious career writing fiction such as this sentence. He started out as a child, narrating tales of vicious bears that tip over family vans when he was three. There is taped proof of this. The same year, he volunteered to play the bear at his church's nativity, possibly becoming Jesus' first and only ursine witness. Since then, Ian has removed his bear suit except for at parties and writes about vicious ghosts, zombies, dogs, gods, astronomical phenomena, fates, and parents, and just now realizes that he hasn't written about the family van in quite some time.< Less
Time for Bedlam By Saltboy Bookmakers
Paperback: $12.94
Prints in 3-5 business days
(3 Ratings)
Each story in Time for Bedlam features something new and something familiar, from tales based on the myths of your childhood to brand new morality plays. These are stories designed to recall the... More > emotions you felt when your parents warned you about the Scissorman, who would chop off your thumb if you kept sucking on it, or the monster under the bed, who would pull you down with it if you wet the mattress one more time. From a post-apocalyptic journey through the land of the Wolves, to a hard-learned lesson for a princess of the deep seas, to a bit of strong therapy for a disobedient child, Time for Bedlam will delight you with its twisted reflections of the stories you know, and enchant you with original tales from some of the most thoughtful fantasists now writing. Includes "Over the River" by Joy Remy Marchand, an honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 19!< Less