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Free Shrooms!

It’s Fungi Week at Weird Fiction Review. As a result, my story Where Dead Men Go to Dream, which originally appeared in Innsmouth Free Press’ Fungi anthology is now free to read online.

Because the first taste is always free.

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There’s also a fabulous interview with the anthology’s editors, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Orrin Grey. And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a fantastic gallery of mushroom photographs by mycologist Taylor Lockwood.

As it so happens, I’m currently reading Fungi. I encourage you to pick up a copy. It’s a brilliant collection full of stories by incredible authors. I’m not finished yet, but I particularly enjoyed the pieces by Camille Alexa, Andrew Penn Romaine, Kristopher Reisz, Daniel Mills, and Nick Mamatas. As a physical object, the book is also gorgeous. I’ve raved about the cover before, but the layout is lovely, too, and there are fabulous interior illustrations reminiscent of Mike Mignola. I’m truly proud to be a part of the collection.

And aside from all that, mushrooms are wonderful! Why wouldn’t you want to read about them? They’re beautiful, and delicious. Shortly after the anthology emerged, they started invading the end of my street (photographic evidence to the left). There are more photographs, but the interweb doesn’t want me to post them. (That’s not just what the mushrooms want me to say. I swear.) Their fruiting in a timely manner is a good omen, right? Right?

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Fruiting Bodies

I’ve been remiss. In the whirlwind that suddenly turned November into December, I neglected to mention that Fungi from Innsmouth Free Press is now officially on sale! It’s available in both hardcover and paperback, with the hardcover version containing three bonus stories and interior illustrations. And the cover! If the sheer gorgeousness of the cover alone doesn’t make you want to buy this anthology, well, I just can’t help you.

Fungi

See? Oh. And the anthology also contains my short story Where Dead Men Go to Dream. Did I mention that? I meant to. I was distracted by the cover…

The anthology has already picked up a few nice reviews at Arkham Digest and The Crow’s Caw, so you don’t even have to take my (admittedly biased) word for it that the anthology is worth your time. So, go on. Try the mushrooms. You know you wanna. What’s the worst that could happen?

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Super Sneak Preview

Tyche Books just released a sneak preview of the cover for their upcoming anthology Masked Mosaic.

Masked Mosaic

Isn’t it wonderful? It’s everything a superhero/supervillain anthology cover should be. I’m so thrilled to have a story included in amongst these Canadian Supertales! The anthology is due out in February 2013. While you wait, you can go back to admiring the cover. That’s what I’ll be doing.

And speaking of sneak previews and gorgeous covers, Fungi from Innsmouth Free Press is currently on pre-sale for 20% off if you order by November 16th. This is another anthology I’m thrilled to be a included in. I mean, just look at the cover! Not to mention the line-up of authors! Have you ordered your copy yet? You should really should. The anthology officially releases December 1st, but if you order it now, you can brag about how you’re ahead of the trend, and snapped it up before everyone else knew it was cool.

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