Tuesday, December 15, 2009

UNPLUGGED reviewed by Booklist

"Unplugged aims to showcase the online fiction often neglected in standard best-of-the-year anthologies, and a rousing success it is, containing, among other things, Merrie Haskell's genuinely delightful tale about a girl-prince who, over her parents’ objections, undertakes a risky journey to rescue a princess held in a tower that has brought to ruin many princes before her; she rescues quite a few people. Also prime delightful is the eerie "The Things That Make Us Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away," one of Cory Doctorow's more unnerving forays into the short story. The selections come from a truly excellent assortment of venues, including Tor.com, Lone Star Stories, Baen's Universe, and Farrago’s Wainscot. They constitute a shining example of the good general anthology. Clearly, selecting only online stories imposed no limit on scope, variety, and high quality."
--Booklist (December 15, 2009)

Unplugged: The Web's Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy - 2008 Download edited by Rich Horton is available direct from Wyrm Publishing and should be in bookstores shortly. [Amazon, Powells]

Sunday, December 13, 2009

UNPLUGGED: The Web's Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy

UNPLUGGED: The Web's Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy: 2008 Download edited by Rich Horton is now available from the Wyrm Store. Copies should start to appear in bookstores soon.

"A short but superlative substantiation of the quality of speculative fiction being published on the Internet, this exceptional anthology of the best science fiction and fantasy put online in 2008 includes gems by genre luminaries as well as rising stars like Tina Connolly and Beth Bernobich. ... After reading this 14-story compilation, online publishing naysayers may rethink their position." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Last Drink Bird Head

All preordered copies of Last Drink Bird Head charity anthology have been shipped. We have a few remaining copies that were signed by a variety of the contributors and some that were signed by Jeff and Ann.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Last Drink Bird Head, the flash fiction charity anthology edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, is now available for preorder. All proceeds from this book will go to ProLiteracy, an organization that "champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies."

Contributors include Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Evenson, Henry Kaiser, Gene Wolfe, Hal Duncan, Jeffrey Ford, Rikki Ducornet, Holly Phillips, Stephen R. Donaldson, K.J. Bishop, Michael Swanwick, Ellen Kushner, Daniel Abraham, Jay Lake, Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Sarah Monette, Conrad Williams, and Marly Youmans. (See the ordering page for a full list of contributors.)

This book will be launched at World Fantasy Convention. Check out Jeff's blog for details about the launch party.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Now in stock: Tides from the New Worlds by Tobias Buckell

The books arrived today and will be numbered tonight.

Orders will start shipping on the 16th.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tides from the New Worlds Update

Good news! Tides from the New Worlds, our long overdue short story collection from Tobias Buckell, has cleared it's last obstacle. We've given our printer the go ahead and expect to have this book in our hands in mid-April.

Hugo Nomination for Clarkesworld Magazine

Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo Nominee for Best Semiprozine! A big thank you to everyone that has supported us. We're very honored. Special thanks go to Sean Wallace, Nick Mamatas and all the authors and artists who've entrusted us with their work.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shriek CD Update

After yet another delay, the Shriek CDs arrived on Monday. Orders placed during the holidays were held up while we waited for our "any day now" shipment. Thank you for you patience. Where I can, I'm upgrading the shipping to make up for some of the lost time.

Our next book is Tides from the New Worlds by Tobias Buckell. The latest update we have from the printer indicates that we should have this book in late February.