Free Socks!

Pandy Stocking Stuffer 2014 72ppiAll our previous Stocking Stuffers are currently free on Amazon. But pounce quickly, the giveaway ends soon!

(Or not quickly, as the Stocking Stuffers are always free on Goodreads!)

Enjoy!


The (free) 2015 Stocking Stuffer... Happy Holidays!

JL Xmas Stocking Stuffer 2015 - CoverAs is tradition, we've put together our annual Stocking Stuffer of, uh, stuff.

This year's theme is "book-collecting". Because we really like collecting books.

Accordingly, it includes all sorts of useful advice for bibliophiles, including:

  • Where's the best book-shopping in 19th century London?
  • Why should collectors be wary of limited editions?
  • Why shouldn't you remove mysterious stains?
  • What books did Napoleon collect?

Plus a rambling introduction from yours truly and a gorgeous cover from Sarah Anne Langton.

Have a very, very happy holiday season, and a bookish new year!

Download your copy now.


Announcing... Daniel Polansky's The Builders

Jurassic London are delighted to announce an illustrated special edition of Daniel Polansky's acclaimed The Builders, for release next Spring.
 
The novella, by the author of the Low Town trilogy, is a harrowing tale of bloody revenge - featuring a host of feisty woodland critters. It has been previously published as an ebook by Tor.com, and the special edition will be its first appearance in print.
 
As the author notes:
"Is it hyperbolic to say that the release of this special edition of The Builders is most exciting thing to happen to me in my career as a writer? If anything it is insufficiently so, since, really, this is the most exciting thing which has ever happened to anyone, ever, or at least since the first caveman showed the second caveman this fire thing he found out. THERE IS A PICTURE OF A BADGER WIELDING A MACHINE GUN. What more do I need to say, really?"
The Builders will be available as a hardcover, limited to a mere 75 signed copies. It also features over a dozen illustrations by Howard Hardiman (including a badger with a really, really big gun).
 
Howard Hardiman, the creator of the acclaimed comic The Lengths, as well as the exhibitions Line & Shade and Mythology (currently on display at Brading Roman Villa on the Isle of Wight), adds:
"I'm never going to complain when someone comes to me asking me to draw cute animals doing strange things. A fox dressed as Mae West? Billy the Kid as a mouse? An opossum sniper hanging from a tree with a poncho and a sombrero? Who could say no to varmints as pesky as these?"
A sneak preview of some of Hardiman's art - specifically, the stoat Bonsoir - can be found at Hodderscape.
 
The Builders is printed on 120 gsm paper, complete with coloured endpapers, ribbon bookmark, and, of course, the signatures of both the author and the artist. Pre-orders will be available from February 2016, with the book shipping in April. 
 
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Jews vs Aliens AND Zombies: Paperback out now!

JVZVA OmnibusThe long-awaited paperback omnibus edition of Jews vs Aliens and Jews vs Zombies is out now!

This double-sized spectacular includes all the stories from both volumes, meaning 18 amazing alien/zombie stories for your delectation.

The Jews vs Omnibus is edited by Rebecca Levene and Lavie Tidhar, with a stunning cover by Sarah Anne Langton, and contains:

  • “Antaius Floating in the Heavens Among the Stars” by Andrea Phillips
  • “On the Matter of Meroz” by Rosanne Rabinowitz
  • “Alien Thoughts” by Eric Kaplan
  • “The Reluctant Jew” by Rachel Swirsky
  • “To Serve... Breakfast” by Jay Caselberg
  • “The Farm” by Elana Gomel
  • “Don't Blink” by Gon Ben Ari
  • “Nameless and Shameless” by Lois H. Gresh
  • “The Ghetto” by Matthue Roth
  • “Excision” by Naomi Alderman
  • “Rise” by Rena Rossner
  • “The Scapegoat Factory” by Ofir Touche Gafla
  • “Like a Coin Entrusted in Faith” by Shimon Adaf
  • “Ten for Sodom” by Daniel Polansky
  • “The Friday People” by Sarah Lotz
  • “Tactrate Metim 28A” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • “Wiseman's Terror Tales” by Anna Tambour
  • “Zayinim” by Adam Roberts

You can find it on Amazon and Amazon.co.uk.

The individual parts are available as ebooks as well. All proceeds from the sales of the Jews vs books are donated to charity, making them the extra-extra perfect gift for the holiday season.


New short stories on Pornokitsch

Mephisto the Unruly art by EG CoshIf you mosey on over to our sister site, you'll see that there's been a slow but steady stream of new short fiction - all beautifully illustrated, too!

The latest is George Sandison's "Mephisto the Unruly", with art by E.G. Cosh. This is a mournful tale of memory, loneliness, stage magic and (possible) rabbits.

We've also had the opportunity to publish David Pomerico's "The Choreography of Masks" (with art by Jeffrey Alan Love) and Jennifer Moore's "Killing Time" (with art by Sharon McGill). 

More stories - and more art - to follow.


Will Hill is "appropriately nasty"

6a00d8345295c269e201a5102c560a970cThe Sad Tale of the Deakins Boys is reviewed in this month's edition of Black Static, who note that, with Will Hill's story:

...the joy being in the telling with a wealth of incidental detail about Pandemonium and its citizens. The characters are well drawn, with the interplay between the two sons and their drunken father a particular delight (you can see why Isaiah left), while the picture of Calhoun, an archetypal nouveau rich, with all the attendant airs and graces, none of which obscure his thug nature, is extremely well done.

The review also shares that 'the nasty stuff is appropriately nasty', which is a wonderful turn of phrase!

The limited edition novelette (which comes complete with a bartender's guide that's not found anywhere else) is, indeed, sold out. (Although if you email us with the code phrase "BLACK STATIC", I may be able to turn one up from the Secret Stash.)

Or, if you're interested in the Deakins Boys and all their friends, you can pick up the original story and ten others in the A Town Called Pandemonium, on sale in both paperback and digital formats.

 


Announcing... Aleriel by W.S. Lach-Szyrma and Molly Tanzer

AlerielWe're very pleased to announce a new (or very, very old) Jurassic London title: Aleriel, A Voyage to Other Worlds.

First published in 1883, Aleriel is one of the early classics of science fiction. The titular hero explores the Solar System - from his homeworld of Venus to the 'inchoate horrors of Saturn', with lengthy stops to visit a Utopian society on Mars and, of course, Earth. Notable for the way the novel incorporated the latest scientific, political and religious thinking, Aleriel is also the first work of fiction to use the words 'Martian' or 'Venusian' to describe the residents of these planets.

This new edition of Aleriel contains the author's original prefaces and end-notes to the first and second editions, and comes with a lengthy introduction from the Richard Dunn (Head of Science and Technology, Royal Museums Greenwich) and Marek Kukula (Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich), discussing the role our celestial neighbours - especially Mars - have played in inspiring contemporary fiction. 

As a further bonus, Vermilion and The Pleasure Merchant's Molly Tanzer has written a brand new sequel to Aleriel, "Civilisation and Its Discontented", which investigates the repercussions of Aleriel's visit to Mars.

The cover is by Jonathan Edwards, whose distinctive style can be found in the Guardian, Q and NME, as well as adorning album covers by, amongst others, The Black Eyed Peas.

Aleriel is published 24 November. Ebooks can be pre-ordered now via Amazon and Amazon.co.uk

The paperback is available here.

(And, if you're interested in the companion volume, The Brick Moon...)


We Need to Talk - Out Now!

We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk features 19 stories on the topic of 'difficult conversations'.

The stories include original work from Amy McLellan, Andreina Cordani, Daisy Buchanan, Robert Sharp, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Kim Curran, Bridie Wilkinson, Charlotte Brazier, Eleanor Pender, Sam Holl, Adam Smith, Thomas Hunter, Jo Jowers, Katie McCrory, Lee-Anne Smith, Niall Alexander, Paul Wiseall, Tiffany Sherlock and Tim Major.

The book is introduced by Milly Johnson and has an afterword from Athena Lamnisos. The gorgeous cover is by Lisa Wright. The stories were selected in a writing competition,  judged by Athena, Kindred's Anastasia Scott, Conville & Walsh's Susan Armstrong and Hodder & Stoughton's Anne Perry.

All proceeds from the sales of this volume are given to the women's cancer charity, The Eve Appeal

The lovely paperbacks can be ordered through Foyles and the ebooks can be picked up at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Please join us, The Eve Appeal, and the book's many fantastic contributors at the launch tonight. We're celebrating from 6.30 pm at Foyles Royal Festival HallDetails here!


Academics vs Jews vs Zombies

As noted over at Adam Roberts' blog, Jews vs Zombies has gone respectable:

An academic at Wesleyan University is giving a lecture based around Jews vs Zombies at the Association for American Religion meeting. Here is the description:

Tza'ar Ba'alei Chayim? Jews as Predators and Prey in the Zombie Apocalypse

There is an ongoing debate in Judaism around whether "stewardship" or "dominion" is the proper way to define our relationship to the rest of creation. What does it mean to have control over the Earth? And how do we practice tza'ar ba'alei chayim, concern for the suffering of living things, from our place at the top of the food chain. The short story collection Jews vs Zombies pushes those questions to their logical, and sometimes illogical extreme by plunging us into the post-zombie apocalypse where humanity is no longer the alpha predator. As both predators and prey, the Jews in these stories have to navigate new ethical concerns that Genesis never imagined.

Amazing.