Bibliotheca Fantastica and Inedible Sins, now on Weightless Books!

Our favorite indie bookseller, Weightless Books, has new offerings from us today:

Stories within stories… twenty new fabulous tales of bibliophilic wonder, enchantment, terror, romance, mystery, and adventure.

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Bibliotheca Fantastica, edited by Don Pizarro. Epub and mobi, $4.99 HERE

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Set in Washington, DC, just before the civil war, “Inedible Sins” follows a seminary drop-out named Sebastian Jones as he navigates the intricacies of friendship, sex, love, morality, and the social circle to which he aspires.

Inedible Sins, by KV Taylor. Epub and mobi, $1.99 HERE

Bibliotheca Fantastica, now in print! (and on sale)

You can now order print copies of Bibliotheca Fantastica via Amazon, for $13.99. This is a 5″x8″ trade paperback, 314 pages.

Best of all, the book is currently on sale for only $13.29! The Kindle version, via Amazon, is $4.99.

You can also buy the book directly from us, in a variety of formats:

Buy the epub file here, mobi–which also works on your Kindle–here, or PDF here, for only $4.99 each–instant downloads! Always DRM-free.

Or you can buy a bundle of Bibliotheca Fantastica in all three digital formats, for only $6.99 (here)

Haven’t read FISH yet? Buy FISH and Bibliotheca Fantastica in a bundle together for $8.98–$1 less than the cost of buying them separately.  Epub or mobi.

If you’re new to Dagan Books, you can also get an ebook bundle of our first three anthologies: FISHIN SITU, and Cthulhurotica. Only $8.98–basically, you’re buying the first two and getting the third for free! Epub or mobi.

Bibliotheca Fantastica is here! Buy DRM-free ebooks now.

Stories within stories… twenty new fabulous tales of bibliophilic wonder, enchantment, terror, romance, mystery, and adventure.

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Edited by Don Pizarro, with a cover by Hugo award-winning artist Galen Dara. Get your copy today! Here’s how:

Buy the epub (here), mobi (here), or PDF (here), for only $4.99 each–instant downloads! Always DRM-free.

Or you can buy a bundle of Bibliotheca Fantastica in all three digital formats, for only $6.99 (here)

Haven’t read FISH yet? Buy FISH and Bibliotheca Fantastica in a bundle together for $8.98–$1 less than the cost of being them separately.  Epub or mobi.

If you’re new to Dagan Books, you can also get an ebook bundle of our first three anthologies: FISH, IN SITU, and Cthulhurotica. Only $8.98–basically, you’re buying the first two and getting the third for free! Epub or mobi.

From the “Introduction”, by Don Pizarro:

“It seems fitting that fiction, one of the most time-honored ways of examining the complexity of human nature, also be applied to the examination of something as equally complex. Fiction about books in general has certainly been done before. Indeed, one might be tempted to dismiss this book about books, this Bibliotheca Fantastica, as an anthology of stories about Necronomicon knock-offs housed in spooky libraries, or of post-apocalyptic mutant book-worshippers living under St. Patrick’s Cathedral, or riffs on Borges’s Ficciones.

Yes, there are stories about books of power, and of libraries. There is a cathedral, and the name of Borges is invoked not once, but twice. But each of the stories in Bibliotheca Fantastica has, I believe, something unique to say about the importance of the book-as-artifact to those who shape them and to those who are shaped by them. These are stories in which the idea of a book and what it represents reaches beyond issues of form and function. Indeed, sometimes a book’s form is its function, and in this anthology the possibilities for both are limitless.”

Table of Contents

Don Pizarro, “Introduction”
Garry Kilworth, “The Secret Atlas”
Andrew S. Fuller, “The Crimson Codex”
David Sklar, “The Philosopher’s Nectar”
Megan Arkenberg, “The Gallery of Vespasian Marat”
Lydia S. Gray, “The Book of Doors”
Michael J. DeLuca, “Other Palimpsests”
Ray Vukcevich, “The Go-Between”
Yarrow Paisley, “Lynx
J.S. Bangs, “The Typographer’s Folly”
A.C. Wise, “The Book of Her”
Todd T. Castillo, “Where Love is Written”
George S. Walker, “Cathedral Rising”
Ursula Pflug, “The Dreams of Trees”
S.J. Hirons, “Pages Torn From “Eminent Phantasists: A New Edition’”
Michael Skeet, “Read Me”
Trevor Shikaze, “The Fox and His Book”
Amber Polo, “Egyptian Holiday”
Tina Connolly, “Paperheart”
Colleen Anderson, “The Book With No End”
Gord Sellar, “The Rite

We will add links to the book on Amazon (print and Kindle), B&N, Weightless, and more over the next few days. Thank you for your support.

Carrie Cuinn, Publisher

3-for-2 Ebook Bundle Sale!

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To celebrate the release of Bibliotheca Fantastica (out tomorrow!) we’re now offering 3-for-2 ebook bundles of our previous anthologies. For only $8.98, you can get DRM-free digital copies of FISH, IN SITU, and Cthulhurotica, all at once. Basically, you’re buying FISH and IN SITU, and getting Cthulhurotica for free!

Click here to buy the epub bundle or here to buy the mobi bundle (perfect for Kindle reader)

This bundle includes:

FISH, edited by Carrie Cuinn & KV Taylor; Cover by Galen Dara.

Science fiction and fantasy. Retold fairy tales and brand new myth. 33 original stories by some of today’s best new writers, exploring a theme which is both simple, and impossible to understand, all at once. This anthology of slippery, flashy, delicate, dangerous, and beautiful tales features work by Camille Alexa, M. Bennardo, Corinne Duyvis, Cate Gardner, Sam Fleming, Andrew S. Fuller, Claude Lalumière, Ken Liu, Cat Rambo, Alex Shvartsman, and many more.

IN SITU, an anthology of science fiction tales about alien excavations, weird archeology, and the unearthing of mysteries. Edited by Carrie Cuinn, includes stories from Ken Liu, Paul A. Dixon, K. V. Taylor, Rebecca Lloyd, Bear Weiter, Mae Empson, and more.

Cthulhurotica, an anthology of seductive and scary horror tales inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Edited by Carrie Cuinn, published December 21, 2010. The revised edition contains more than 20 original works of art. Read more about our contributors here.

New! Lower Price on FISH in Print: Now only $13.99

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We’ve lowered the price on our latest anthology. FISH is now available in print for $13.99. Amazon is even running a sale, which means that you can buy it today for only $12.49! We’re getting great reviews:

April 26, 2013 – “If the rest of the anthology is as clever and confounding as Polenth Blake’s opener, “Thwarting the Fiends,” I may have found a new favorite publisher.” – Guy L. Gonzalez, Library Journal

March 20, 2013 – “FISH is a genre-bending anthology that includes fantasy, science fiction, fable, and myths among its thirty-three stories. These stories are mostly short, with varying tones as well as genres. Together, they take on the rather broad titular topic in individual and idiosyncratic ways, often only obliquely, and sometimes rather explicitly.” Paul Weimer, SF Signal

March 8, 2013 – “The stories found within show the versatility of the genres collected under the umbrella of speculative fiction. Cuinn and Taylor have gathered together an interesting and talented bunch of authors and created a memorable reading experience.” – A Fantastical Librarian 

Buy it now or pick up the DRM-free ebooks direct from us:

EPUB for NOOK and other readers, $4.99: buy here, MOBI for Kindle and other readers, $4.99: buy here

FISH – Now in Print!

Science fiction and fantasy. Retold fairy tales and brand new myth. 33 original stories by some of today’s best new writers, exploring a theme which is both simple, and impossible to understand, all at once. This anthology of slippery, flashy, delicate, dangerous, and beautiful tales features work by Camille Alexa, M. Bennardo, Corinne Duyvis, Cate Gardner, Sam Fleming, Andrew S. Fuller, Claude Lalumière, Ken Liu, Cat Rambo, Alex Shvartsman, and many more.

What secrets belong only to a fish? Dive in and find out.

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Buy it now via Amazon: 5″x8″ trade paperback, 332 pages, only $14.99 click here

Of course, you can still get the digital book several different ways. The best option is to buy your DRM-free ebooks directly from us: EPUB for NOOK and other readers, $4.99: buy here, MOBI for Kindle and other readers, $4.99: buy here.

Or, via Amazon, KINDLE edition $4.99: click here; NOOK edition via Barnes & Noble, $4.99: click here; Kobo epub, $4.99: click here

Did you see all of our contributor interviews? Find the complete list here.

 “I describe Fish as effortless, dream-like, diverse and exquisite, which certainly holds true as I consider the anthology to be a revelation, because it’s just fish. No restrictions upon genre, no neatly defined prompt to cater to specific tastes. It’s just you and the stories and the fish. Simple and yet so risky. As you read Fish, you step further into a dark and undisturbed ocean where you see reflected light dance across scales and experience ink-black beauty with sharp teeth.” – Haralambi Markov, Alternative Typewriter

Now on sale: Inedible Sins, by KV Taylor (Spring 2013 novella)

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Spring 2013: “Inedible Sins” by KV Taylor

Set in Washington, DC, just before the civil war, “Inedible Sins” follows a seminary drop-out named Sebastian Jones as he navigates the intricacies of friendship, sex, love, morality, and the social circle to which he aspires. His curiosity leads to questioning God and sin,  his rebellious nature leads him to push back against the world… and his ingenuity gives him a way to do both:

“So I give you Brother Alfie. Disinterested, detached, and capable of proving absolution in the most practical, useful way.”

Though I had expected it to be something of a hit, I was not prepared to have an argument erupt as to who would go first. A dashing young gentleman leapt onto the platform and demanded that I show him how it was done.

“Consider your sin,” I said.

“Any and all of them?”

“Perhaps keep one in mind, and simply choose the categories into which it falls. For the most effective penance.”

The novella is just over 30,000 words long. Taylor’s been discussing the tale over on her blog, where she has a page set up for it. Read more excerpts from the story, and her thoughts on the city and her characters.

Buy it now! Only $1.99

DRM-free ePub: click here or DRM-free .mobi (perfect for Kindle): click here

Also available on Amazon: click here