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THE IMPOSSIBLE WEIGHT OF LIFE, an autobiographical collection of speculative fiction and poetry by Michael Bailey. contains Bram Stoker Award-nominated short stories such as “I Will Be the Reflection Until the End” and “Time Is a Face on the Water,” but also never-before-published mind-benders created during his “highly-medicated” state of recovery, including a story about memory loss called “Fragments of Br_an,” (composed on a typewriter that no longer exists, now ash), “Emergence of the Colorless,” a statement about the beginning of the end of prejudice, and the far future “Oll Korrect,” in which artificial intelligence is used to explore humankind. As for poetry, there are favorites such as “Loosed Earth” and “Shades of Red,” but many new poems to help with balance, including “Hurt People Hurt People,” “Night Rainbows,” and “Paper Earth.”

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THE IMPOSSIBLE WEIGHT OF LIFE: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1735598116 290 pages, 5.5 x 8.5″

$26.95

THE IMPOSSIBLE WEIGHT OF LIFE: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1735598109 290 pages, 5 x 8″

$14.95

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OVERSIGHT, a themed collection of two novelettes and a short story by Michael Bailey. Includes “Darkroom” and “SAD Face” (novelettes), and “Fade to Black” (short story).

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OVERSIGHT: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1735598161 132 pages, 5.5 x 8.5″

$18.95

OVERSIGHT: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1732724457 132 pages, 5 x 8″

$8.95

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INKBLOTS AND BLOOD SPOTS, a painfully beautiful collection of short stories and poetry by Michael Bailey that reaches deep into the imagination, breaking hearts and boundaries along the way. Features an introduction by Douglas E. Winter, and illustrations and cover artwork by Daniele Serra. Stories include the Bram Stoker nominated “Fireman / Primal Tongue,” which also received an Honorable Mention for Year’s Best Horror; “Dandelion Clocks,” a haunting, melodic tribute to the tragedy of 9/11; “I Wanted Black,” where a young boy’s birthday is anything but cause to celebrate; “Mum,” a tale of two sisters unfolding like the bandages on their mother’s badly burned body.

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INKBLOTS & BLOOD SPOTS: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1735598123 286 pages, 5×5 x 8.5″

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INKBLOTS & BLOOD SPOTS: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1732724426 286 pages, 5 x 8″

$14.95

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SCALES AND PETALS, the debut fiction and poetry collection by Michael Bailey. Between writing the novels Palindrome Hannah and Phoenix Rose, Michael penned and published a number of these dark short fiction and poetry pieces, some of which can be found in literary magazines and anthologies around the world (Australia, Sweden, and South Africa). A few of these fallen dragon scales and flower petals are reprinted here, while others are original to the collection, hand selected and arranged by the author. Once you crack the spine, there’s no going back. Cover artwork by John Hornor Jacobs. Also includes a bonus graphic adaptation of the story “Plasty,” in collaboration with artist L.A. Spooner, as well as three previously unpublished flash fiction pieces.

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SCALES AND PETALS: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1735598154 242 pages, 5.5 x 8.5″

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SCALES AND PETALS: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1732724433 242 pages, 5 x 8″

$14.95

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BONES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN, the debut fiction collection by Paul Michael Anderson. Fourteen stories from the intersection of pain and anxiety, rage and fear. On a Nevada highway, a vampire familiar loses faith. At the edge of known space, a man drives himself insane. A would-be mother hears the sounds of a child from another dimension. A piece of stained glass might be all that stands between us and the end of the world. Triumph and tragedy, terror and transformation, are realized in the stories of Bones Are Made to Be Broken. Features an introduction by Damien Angelica Walters, an afterword by Bracken MacLeod, and illustrations and cover artwork by Pat R. Steiner.

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BONES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN: Paperback

ISBN: 978-0999575468 426 pages, 6 x 9″

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YES TRESPASSING, the debut fiction collection by Erik T. Johnson. Twenty-five, or maybe twenty-six or -seven or perhaps twenty-eight (let’s say it’s twenty-eight) individual works by Erik T. Johnson, some previously-published, some appearing in this book for the first time, stories like “The Leaf” and “Krug’s Pen,” “The Depopulation Syndrome,” “The Invention of the Mask” (which you can find on the front cover), “The Depopulation Syndrome” and the novella Scissors Seldom Come. Trespass. Read the horror, the wonder, the mindscrewing. Features an introduction by John F.D. Taff.

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YES TRESPASSING: Paperback

ISBN: 978-0996149396 436 pages, 6 x 9″

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THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. ZACH, a post-apocalyptic vision of California, comes to life in the first book of The Cal Wild Chronicles, a series of novels by Gene O’Neill that span horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Over the last 30 years, Gene has explored this colorful world called Cal Wild through award-winning short fiction, long fiction, and novels, and now his magnum opus is collected within four volumes, and illustrated throughout by Orion Zangara. It all starts with this recently expanded version of the Bram Stoker Award nominated novella, The Confessions of St. Zach, where the accused are judged and permanently dyed for their crimes. DP’s, or Dyed People, roam Cal Wild, and every day they are faced with prejudice and brutality while they try to survive a new non-colored world. A crimson man, a lime green woman, the rightfully and wrongfully accused, some dyed amber, some dyed indigo… St. Zach will take you from the begging of the end, and lead you to The Burden of Indigo, the story that started it all.

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THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. ZACH: Paperback

ISBN: 978-0999575437 380 pages, 6 x 9″ The Cal Wild Chronicles #1

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THE BURDEN OF INDIGO, the story that started it all, continues The Cal Wild Chronicles. In 1981 Gene O’Neill published a five thousand word short story in called “The Burden of Indigo,” which launched his award-winning career of writing horror, science fiction, and fantasy. This novel-sized expansion of Gene’s original well-loved story is the second of the four volumes, illustrated throughout by Orion Zangara. The Burden of Indigo begins where The Confessions of St. Zach left off, and follows the story of an indigo man. Dyed long ago for perhaps the ultimate crime, he believes his color is starting to fade, and with visions of a Rainbow Man on his mind, he wants to know why. Is he beginning to heal? Also included in this volume is a short history and background by Gene, as well as the original short story version of “The Burden of Indigo” as it originally appeared in The Twilight Zone Magazine.

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THE BURDEN OF INDIGO: Paperback

ISBN: 978-0996149341 278 pages, 6 x 9″ The Cal Wild Chronicles #2

$16.95

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THE NEAR FUTURE, a meta-novel of sorts, collects some of Gene’s most memorable fiction, cohesively connecting stories such as “The Armless Conductor,” which was published over thirty years ago in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, to Doc Good’s Travelling Show, a Bram Stoker Award nominated novella, and “Coyote Gambit.” Tying these stories together are completely new chapters of Cal Wild, such as a new short story, “Return of the Ice Man,” as well as a new novelette, Mohave Transfer, and a new novella, The Scarlet Man, in which the lives of colorful DP’s, or Dyed People, cross paths as they try to survive a world left in ruin. Horror, fantasy, and science fiction collide with unforgiving, unflinching abandon as The Near Future of Cal Wild draws closer to The Far Future.

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THE NEAR FUTURE: Paperback

ISBN: 978-0996149365 314 pages, 6 x 9″ The Cal Wild Chronicles #3

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THE FAR FUTURE, a meta-novel with interconnecting tales that takes place shortly after The Near Future brings The Cal Wild Chronicles to a close, collecting some of Gene’s more recent works, such as memorable short stories like “Down on the 01 Level,” where for a price one can transform into skins of past celebrities, “Nostalgia,” in which full-body art is commonplace and sometimes useful when hiding from the law, and even “The Hungry Skull” (a love story), which takes place around an illegal histro-bistro where historical events are reenacted in ‘deathplays’ by actors and commonfolk alike. Also included are connected novellas such as The Great Northern Sweet Water Raid, and Jade, and two new futuristic novelettes, “On the North Slope of Little Agony” and “The Dark Green Woman,” which further explore post-apocalyptic Cal Wild.

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THE FAR FUTURE: Paperback

ISBN: 978-0996149372 356 pages, 6 x 9″ The Cal Wild Chronicles #4

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