The fifth annual SFFWorld.com anthology is out now, and it’s probably the best to date! Eighteen map-themed stories of fantasy, horror and science fiction that include villainous wizards and bumbling apprentices, apocalyptic battlefields, shape-shifting espionage, sinster comings-of-age, golum explorers, and other larger-than-life encounters — as well as distortions of such seemingly mundane things as a tour guide pamphlet, or a lover’s tiff on an isolated moor…
I’m delighted to have been involved, both as one of the authors between the covers and designer of the art upon it. To celebrate Thanksgiving and help ease the straining wounds of an uncertain world, YOU ARE HERE is currently available for just $2.99 (or equivalent currency!). And not just that, all early proceeds will be donated to The Humane Society — as was the fee of the featured author, indie-bookmonster Lindsay Buroker.
I hope you give it a try! Cover, blurb and retail links to follow…
Maps define our lives as they define our world.
What were once the priceless resources of a brave and lonely few as they set off into the unknown are now carried in the pockets of billions around the globe. But they were never merely lines on paper – while depicting our geography we infused them with our intelligence, our desires, our imagination, and our memories.
Yesterday, we mapped the world only after we discovered its secrets. Today we map the mind and the body as we do so, and slowly unveil the universe before we set off into its infinite domains. Maps may have changed, but they are also changeless: they will always be guides to the spaces, the things and maybe the people around us.
This anthology charts eighteen worlds which are beautiful, frightening, alien, familiar – sometimes none of these, sometimes all. These stories cover every corner of the speculative map, featuring horror, science fiction, steampunk, high fantasy and more, in styles ranging from the literary and the lyrical to the pulpy and the thrilling.
Wherever you find yourself, there’s only one thing you can ever know for sure:
YOU ARE HERE
Now go explore…