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Every Shallow Cut

by Tom Piccirilli

A nameless man with nothing left to lose travels across America in a violent downward spiral in a novel that “coils and tightens like a spring” (Brian Evenson, author of Last Days). Alone except for his beloved bulldog, a former crime writer who’s failed at his career, his marriage, and his own simple hopes makes his way across America, contemplating his own bitter past along the way. Heading home to his distant brother, he witnesses tragedies and crimes—things bad enough to bring out the killer in him. Slowly but surely, he finds himself transforming into the kind of man he used to only write about. Full of realism and grit, Every Shallow Cut burrows deep into the darkness of America to give voice to the fears most of us never speak aloud: the terror of loss, the overwhelming dread of failure, the desperate push towards crime, the horror of missed-out, mediocre dreams. And the all-too-average explosive rage.

Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too

by Beth Terry

"Guides readers toward the road less consumptive, offering practical advice and moral support while making a convincing case that individual actions . . . do matter. ” --Elizabeth Royte, author, Garbage Land and Bottlemania Like many people, Beth Terry didn’t think an individual could have much impact on the environment. But while laid up after surgery, she read an article about the staggering amount of plastic polluting the oceans, and decided then and there to kick her plastic habit. In Plastic-Free, she shows you how you can too, providing personal anecdotes, stats about the environmental and health problems related to plastic, and individual solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Presenting both beginner and advanced steps, Terry includes handy checklists and tables for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals--Plastic-Free Heroes--who have gone beyond personal solutions to create change on a larger scale. Fully updated for the paperback edition, Plastic-Free also includes sections on letting go of eco-guilt, strategies for coping with overwhelming problems, and ways to relate to other people who aren’t as far along on the plastic-free path. Both a practical guide and the story of a personal journey from helplessness to empowerment, Plastic-Free is a must-read for those concerned about the ongoing health and happiness of themselves, their children, and the planet.

People Live Still in Cashtown Corners

by Tony Burgess

A small town Ontario gas station owner finds himself on a killing spree in a “disturbing read” where “nothing . . . is as simple [as] it seems” (The Globe and Mail, Toronto). Bob Clark owns the Self Serve in Cashtown Corners. It’s the only business in town. And Bob is the only resident. Truth be told, he’s never been comfortable around other people. But then something very strange happens. He starts to kill them. And murder, Bob soon discovers, is magic. Told from the idiosyncratic perspective of its protagonist, People Live Still in Cashtown Corners is Bob’s account of a tragedy that would appear to be senseless. But as his body count rises, subtle clues—including a true crime-esque photo insert—begin to paint a picture even more disturbing than the one Bob so bluntly describes.

The Hair Wreath: And Other Stories

by Halli Villegas

“A modern twist on urban ghost stories, weaving the idea of dark spiritual encounters with modern lifestyles always getting in the way” (Broken Pencil). Girls and boys disappear; couples caught in the heat and suppressed rage of urban life are haunted by the ghosts of their own making; neighborhoods drift in the murky atmosphere of buried emotions, where the echoes of distrust and dissonance prove something just isn’t right. These strange stories come together, weaving themselves into a wreath of memories, rife with an atmospheric and ominous creep redolent of Shirley Jackson. This eerie collection illustrates the disconnect among people and the places they inhabit, the gap that allows the supernatural to flourish. “Ghosts and other mysterious forces intrude on the characters in the new collection of dark fiction from Toronto-based writer Halli Villegas. . . . On the whole, this collection proves that the most effective ghost stories are the ones that leave you with more than just questions.” —Quill & Quire “Villegas’s debut collection offers 19 tales that nicely blend ordinary characters with sudden and unexplained supernatural threats . . . Fans of creepy, nongory horror will appreciate this collection.” —Publishers Weekly “If you are a fan of horror based urban fantasy, horror in general, or just love reading beautiful hauntingly creepy stories give this book a try.” —Hidden in Pages

Major Karnage

by Gord Zajac

“A cross between a contemporary social satire and a send-up of classic sci-fi serials . . . A great, sit-your-ass-down-and-lose-your-mind kind of a read” (Backlisted). DON’T TALK TO HIM ABOUT THE WAR!!!! It has been twenty years since the war, and Maj. John Karnage has finally settled into retirement: locked up in an insane asylum, with an explosive device embedded in the back of his neck to curb his violent tendencies. Karnage and his troopers have been deemed unfit to live in normal society. Like a bit of old chewing gum stuck under a coffee table, the world has left the war and its scarred, unstable veterans behind. The military has been disbanded and world peace has descended upon the Earth. Its inhabitants live happy, profitable lives under the global rule of the benevolent Dabney Corporation. All is tea and roses in this new, sanitized world. Until a terrifying threat from beyond the stars rears its squiggly head! An invading armada of aliens threatens to destroy the Earth, and it’s up to Major Karnage to stop them, as long as he doesn’t accidentally blow his own head off first. “Author Gord Zajac spins an increasingly surreal and hilarious satire of corporatism, government, and the military from this B movie premise for his debut novel.” —Torontoist “Glorious b-movie-worth sci-fi ridiculousness, a non-stop chase through a landscape limited only by Zajac’s imagination.” —Shelf Monkey

The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ

by Mike Colapietro Roger Stone

"We appreciate Roger Stone, he is one tough cookie." - President TrumpThe sensational New York Times bestseller, now in paperback.Find out how and why LBJ had JFK assassinated.The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ hit the New York Times bestseller list the week of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Consummate political insider Roger Stone makes a compelling case that Lyndon Baines Johnson had the motive, means, and opportunity to orchestrate the murder of JFK. Stone maps out the case that LBJ blackmailed his way on the ticket in 1960 and was being dumped in 1964 to face prosecution for corruption at the hands of his nemesis attorney Robert Kennedy. Stone uses fingerprint evidence and testimony to prove JFK was shot by a long-time LBJ hit man-not Lee Harvey Oswald.President Johnson would use power from his personal connections in Texas, from the criminal underworld, and from the United States government to escape an untimely end in politics and to seize even greater power. President Johnson, the thirty-sixth president of the United States, was the driving force behind a conspiracy to murder President Kennedy on November 22, 1963.In The Man Who Killed Kennedy, you will find out how and why he did it.Legendary political operative and strategist Roger Stone has gathered documents and uses his firsthand knowledge to construct the ultimate tome to prove that LBJ was not only involved in JFK’s assassination, but was in fact the mastermind.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Kaiser's Pirates: Hunting Germany?s Raiding Cruisers in World War I

by Nick Hewitt

The Kaiser's Pirates is a dramatic and little-known story of World War I, when the actions of a few men shaped the fate of nations. By1914 Germany had ships and sailors scattered across the globe, protecting its overseas colonies and "showing the flag" of its new Imperial Navy. After war broke out on August 4 there was no hope that they could reach home. Instead, they were ordered to attack Britain's vital trade routes for as long as possible. Under the leadership of a few brilliant, audacious men, they unleashed a series of raids that threatened Britain's war effort and challenged the power and prestige of the Royal Navy. The next year saw a battle of wits which stretched across the globe, drawing in ships and men from six empires.By the end, the "Kaiser's Pirates" were no more, and Britain once again ruled the waves. Including vivid descriptions of the battles of Coronel and the Falklands and the actions of the Emden, the Goeben and the Breslau, the Karsrühe and the Königsberg, The Kaiser's Pirates tells a fascinating narrative that ranges across the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific, and the Caribbean.

Donovan: America?s Master Spy

by Richard Dunlop William Stephenson

<P>One of the most celebrated and highly decorated heroes of World War I, a noted trial lawyer, presidential adviser and emissary, and chief of America's Office of Strategic Services during World War II, William J. Donovan was a legendary figure. Donovan, originally published in 1982, penetrates the cloak of secrecy surrounding this remarkable man. <P>During the dark days of World War II, "Wild Bill" Donovan, more than any other person, was responsible for what William Stevenson, author of A Man Called Intrepid, described as "the astonishing success with which the United States entered secret warfare and accomplished in less than four years what it took England many centuries to develop." <P>Drawing upon Donovan's diaries, letters, and other papers; interviews with hundreds of the men and women who worked with him and spied for him; and declassified and unpublished documents, author Richard Dunlop, himself a former member of Donovan's OSS, traces the incredible career of the man who almost single-handedly created America's central intelligence service. The result is the definitive biography that Donovan himself had always expected Dunlop would write. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>

Katja From the Punk Band (The Katja Series #1)

by Simon Logan

A punk girl turns outlaw in this award-winning industrial crime thriller that “reminds me of Harlan Ellison at his most daring and dangerous” (Jack O’Connell, author of Word Made Flesh). Katja, like everyone else stuck on the work island they call home, wants to get to the mainland by any means necessary. Shooting her boyfriend and stealing a chemical vial is one way to ensure her safe passage; the only problem is, she’s not the only one who wants the precious chemical—or the freedom it will bring. There’s Nikolai the joystick junkie; Aleksakhina, Katja’s parole officer; Vladimir Kohl, the small-time chemical dealer, and his boss Szerynski; the rival chemical lord Dracyev, and his lover, Ylena. And then there’s the Man In Red, ready and waiting for whoever is (un)lucky enough to end up with the vial. Winner of the Fireball Award, Katja From the Punk Band is Jackie Brown meets the Sex Pistols, “an excellent and fast-paced industrial crime novel,” and book one in the thrilling Katja series (Colleen Wanglund, The Horror Fiction Review).

Chasing the Dragon

by Nicholas Kaufmann

“Chock-full of blood-splattered fun, lightning-fast action and arguably the coolest dragon I’ve seen in a horror story . . . Well worth your time.” —The Horror Fiction Review Centuries ago, Saint George fought and killed a dragon—or so the legend goes. The truth is somewhat different. George failed in his mission, and the Dragon still walks the Earth, protected by an undead army, hiding in the shadows and slaughtering men, women, and children for its prey. Each of George’s descendants through time has been tasked with killing the Dragon, and each has failed. Twenty-five-year-old Georgia Quincey is the last of the line—the last, best hope for defeating the Dragon once and for all. But Georgia is also an addict, driven to the warm embrace of the needle by the weight of her responsibility and the loss of everything and everyone she has ever loved. Tracking her nemesis to the small town of Buckshot, New Mexico, for their final showdown, Georgia is about to discover the truth about the Dragon, a terrible secret that could put all life on Earth in peril. An International Thriller Writers Award and a Shirley Jackson Award Nominee “An ancient monster, reanimated corpses, psychic visions, family legacies, blood and mayhem: Kaufmann gleefully piles horror trope on horror trope as his narrative tracks its protagonist’s desperate pursuit of a killer.” —John Langan, Bram Stoker Award–winning author of The Fisherman “A gripping, fast-paced, and surprising novella.” —Paul Tremblay, Bram Stoker Award–winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World “Kaufmann shares Stephen King’s ability to show the real, harsh, and ugly truths about humanity while weaving a believable fantasy around them.” —SFRevu.com

Monstrous Affections

by David Nickle

“Stark and creepy, Stoker winner Nickle’s first collection will delight the literary horror reader [with] 13 terrifying tales.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review A young bride and her future mother-in-law risk everything to escape it. A repentant father summons help from a pot of tar to ensure it. A starving woman learns from howling winds and a whispering host, just how fulfilling it can finally be. Can “it” be love? Here is the classic debut collection of creepy tales from David Nickle, the award-winning author of such celebrated works as Volk: A Novel of Radiant Abomination and Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism. One of the foremost practitioners of Canadian Gothic fiction, Nickle is widely acclaimed for his evocative prose and sui generis imagination. This edition features an introduction by Michael Rowe.

Filaria: A Novel

by Brent Hayward

“A powerful, beautifully written dystopian tale concerning four inhabitants of a gigantic but dying artificial habitat.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review A drug-addled boy, living in dank recesses, sets out in an ancient car to find his ex, who has mysteriously vanished. A privileged girl, obsessed with the past and exiled by her esteemed father, learns more about her long-lost ancestors than she ever could have wished for. An old man, on his hundredth birthday, deserts his quiet post as an elevator operator, climbing the great shaft in hopes of seeing the fabled topmost level before he dies. And a fisherman, seeking answers to why his once-vibrant wife is now chronically ailing and wasting away, begins a quest to find and confront the god of all gods. They are four inhabitants of a strange, crumbling realm, and in this novel their stories intersect and wrap around each other like subterranean tunnels—revealing deeply disturbing truths about the artificial world in which they live. “A disquieting, claustrophobic, compelling hybrid of China Miéville and J.G. Ballard.” —Peter Watts, author of Blindsight “A great read, crackling with invention, energy, and suspense.” —Quill & Quire

The Complete Book of Spells, Curses, and Magical Recipes (Complete Book Of... (barricade Books) Ser.)

by Leonard R. Ashley

Do you want to cast a spell on a suitor, banish a ghost, cure a toothache, or harvest protective herbs? If so, this is the book for you. The Complete Book of Spells, Curses, and Magical Recipes explains how men and women throughout history have invoked the supernatural for specific uses and provides information about the history of witchcraft, magical recipes, and occult practices from ancient to modern times. Here is a comprehensive and enlightening guide to the rites, rituals, and magic of cultures throughout time.

Children of Nazis: The Sons and Daughters of Himmler, Göring, Höss, Mengele, and Others— Living with a Father's Monstrous Legacy

by Tania Crasnianski

In 1940, the German sons and daughters of great Nazi dignitaries Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Speer, and Mengele were children of privilege at four, five, or ten years old, surrounded by affectionate, all-powerful parents. Although innocent and unaware of what was happening at the time, they eventually discovered the extent of their father’s occupations: These men—their fathers who were capable of loving their children and receiving love in return—were leaders of the Third Reich, and would later be convicted as monstrous war criminals. For these children, the German defeat was an earth-shattering source of family rupture, the end of opulence, and the jarring discovery of Hitler’s atrocities. How did the offspring of these leaders deal with the aftermath of the war and the skeletons that would haunt them forever? Some chose to disown their past. Others did not. Some condemned their fathers; others worshipped them unconditionally to the end. In this enlightening book, Tania Crasnianski examines the responsibility of eight descendants of Nazi notables, caught somewhere between stigmatization, worship, and amnesia. By tracing the unique experiences of these children, she probes at the relationship between them and their fathers and examines the idea of how responsibility for the fault is continually borne by the descendants.

Backbone: Living with Chronic Pain without Turning into One

by Karen Duffy

An inspirational, powerful, and funny manual for coping and living with devastating pain. For two decades, Karen Duffy —New York Times bestselling author, former MTV VJ, Revlon model, and actress— has managed to live an enriching life despite living in a state of constant pain. Duffy has sarcoidosis, a disorder that causes the growth of inflammatory cells on different organs of the body. In her case, her sarcoidosis is located in her brain, causing her unimaginable pain. In this powerful, inspirational, funny, and important manual for surviving pain, Duffy draws on her experience as a patient advocate, certified recreational therapist, and hospital chaplain to illuminate gratifying methods people can use to cope with chronic pain and reinforces the sentiment that "circumstances determine our lives, but we shape our lives by what we make of circumstances" (Sir John Wheeler Bennet). More than one-third of the US population—nearly 113 million Americans—is currently living with chronic pain, while another 133 million Americans live with some form of chronic illness. Half of the US population lives with the challenges of these invisible illnesses where their symptoms are not always obvious to the casual observer. Addressing a country ravaged by both chronic pain and opioid addiction, Backbone offers a salve of self-sufficiency, spunk, and perseverance. With a light tone, deft wordplay, and interactive gems such as the Bill Murray Pain Scale, Mastectomy Paper Dolls, and a crown to wear just for getting out of bed, Duffy's serious—and seriously funny—book is for the massive population living with chronic pain who are eager to be understood and helped, and sends the message that despite the pain, there is a way to a good life.

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

by Peter Graham

On June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme--better known as bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry--and Pauline Parker went for a walk in a New Zealand park with Pauline's mother, Honora. Half an hour later, the girls returned alone, claiming that Pauline's mother had had an accident. But when Honora Parker was found in a pool of blood with the brick used to bludgeon her to death close at hand, Juliet and Pauline were quickly arrested, and later confessed to the killing. Their motive? A plan to escape to the United States to become writers, and Honora's determination to keep them apart. Their incredible story made shocking headlines around the world and would provide the subject for Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated film, Heavenly Creatures. A sensational trial followed, with speculations about the nature of the girls' relationship and possible insanity playing a key role. Among other things, Parker and Hulme were suspected of lesbianism, which was widely considered to be a mental illness at the time. This mesmerizing book offers a brilliant account of the crime and ensuing trial and shares dramatic revelations about the fates of the young women after their release from prison. With penetrating insight, this thorough analysis applies modern psychology to analyze the shocking murder that remains one of the most interesting cases of all time.

Bullettime

by Nick Mamatas

“Think Run Lola Run by way of the Columbine massacre . . . a noir steeped in teenage misery and revenge” from the acclaimed author of I Am Providence(Backlisted). David Holbrook exists everywhere and nowhere . . . David Holbrook is a scrawny kid, the victim of bullies, and the neglected son of insane parents. David Holbrook is the Kallis Episkopos, a vicious murderer turned imprisoned leader of a death cult dedicated to Eris, the Hellenic goddess of discord. David Holbrook never killed anyone, and lives a lonely and luckless existence with his aging mother in a tumbledown New Jersey town. Caught between finger and trigger, David is given three chances to decide his fate as he is compelled to live and relive all his potential existences, guided only by the dark wisdom found in a bottle of cough syrup. From the author of the instant cult classic Move Under Ground comes a fantasy of blood, lust, destiny, school shootings, and the chance to change your future. “Nick Mamatas’s work is often so relevant and timely as to border on the prophetic, and his fourth solo novel is no exception. It may also be his most accessible book to date, which is all the more impressive when you consider its non-linear, unique structure, and the Gus Van Sant-sized elephant in the classroom—Bullettime centers around a miserable teenager shooting up his high school.” —Strange Horizons “Mamatas’s strong voice shines . . .” —SF Signal “Complex, ambitious . . . readers willing to venture off the beaten path will be intrigued by Dave’s sometimes pathetic and sometimes oddly endearing life stories.” —Publishers Weekly

The War Beneath (The Rise of Oceania #1)

by Timothy S. Johnston

A Global Thriller Award–winning novel: “Fast-paced, good old-fashioned Cold War espionage set underwater in 2099, this book offers a great escape!” (The Minerva Reader). Living underwater is inherently dangerous. At any moment, a trickle of water from the bulkheads could mean immanent death. But Truman “Mac” McClusky is used to danger. He’s been out of the intelligence business for years, working the kelp farms and helping his city Trieste flourish on the shallow continental shelf just off the coast of Florida. Then his former partner shows up, steals a piece of valuable new technology and makes a mad dash into the Atlantic. Before he knows it, Mac is back in the game, chasing the spy to retrieve the tech—and teach his former friend a lesson he won’t forget. But when Mac learns the grim truth behind the theft, it plunges him into an even deadlier mission. With lethal secrets in his pocket, he needs to evade the submarines of hostile foreign powers, escape assassins, and forge through the world’s oceans at breakneck pace on a daring quest to save his city and stay alive.

Graveyard Mind

by Chadwick Ginther

A necromancer fights to protect the living from the dead in this novel that’s “sure to delight lovers of gritty urban fantasy” (Publishers Weekly). In the Canadian city of Winnipeg, every mortician is on the take and every revenant of myth waits to claw their way out of their tombs. The dead stay in the ground because of Winter Murray, a necromancer of the Compact. A victim of abduction and a criminal herself, Winter stalks Winnipeg’s Graveside, preventing larger, more heinous crimes from spilling over into the lives of the Sunsiders, no matter what laws of gods and men she must break to do so. Winter is a chimera, sharing the genetic material of her own never-born fraternal twin sister. Her dead twin’s essence provides her a link to the Kingdom—the land of the dead—and a tie to a past she’s run from for thirteen years. Winter struggles to find a redemption she doesn’t believe she deserves. The temptation of dirty deeds is everywhere: An animated skeleton with a penchant for wearing dead men’s clothes wants her on his payroll. Her deceased-but-not-gone mentor still pushes her to take the easy way by being hard. A composite man assembled from soldiers still puts boot to ass when Winter demands. A vampire wants just a taste. Each pulls at Winter, ensuring a normal life remains eternally out of reach, and the easy way is anything but. From the Aurora Award nominated author of the Thunder Road Trilogy, “this series launch should appeal to fans of the hard-boiled fantasy novels of Richard Kadrey and Simon R. Green” (Publishers Weekly).

Mutilation Song

by Jason Hrivnak

“An unnerving and surreal meditation on the demons that haunt us and on the nature(s) of evil. Compelling and unsettling” (Brian Evenson, author of Song for the Unraveling of the World). Thomas hears voices, and the worst of these voices belongs to a demon called Dinn. In a series of increasingly horrific rants, the demon reframes Thomas’s declining mental health as a part of a secret training program, an occult procedure designed to cultivate the demons of tomorrow. In the distorted world depicted by Dinn, gateways to hell lie behind every door. Friends and family are the enemy. And the only way for Thomas to survive his training is to dedicate himself to the demon’s prescribed rituals of loneliness, ill health, and pain. Equal parts ferocious and seductive, Mutilation Song is a boundary-shattering horror novel that uses a hallucinatory narrator to explore the extremes of mental illness. “A fabulous nightmare of hypnotic logorrhea, strewn with visions worthy of a Clive Barker on acid.” —Nicolas Winter, Just a Word “Mutilation Song is without question a poison, but it is also a kind of scripture . . . You’re gonna love this one.” —Tony Burgess, author of Pontypool Changes Everything “Jason Hrivnak, who, with The Plight House, made a masterful entry into the literature of malaise, now gives us this new Song added to hell, this poetical call to damnation.” —Alain Nicolas, L’Humanité “Dazzling and suffocating, this violent plunge into the demonism of schizophrenia opens an entire world-in-a-book, a labyrinth of shifting voices, of truths to be deciphered . . . A truly great novel.” —La viduité

The Essentials of Theater: A Guide to Acting, Stagecraft, Technical Theater, and More

by Lisa Mulcahy

An Introduction to the World of Theater A friendly and practical guide to the stage, The Essentials of Theater will prepare actors and crew for their next show. Perfect for college students in theater programs, as well as community theater troupes, this book covers all the bases—from a brief history on theater over the centuries and basic terminology to tips on interpreting scripts, developing characters, and utilizing props. Lisa Mulcahy’s helpful explanations and examples take readers on a backstage tour, introducing the tasks and responsibilities of every participant: stage hands, sound designers, prop managers, and more. Special sections include: A simple guide to completing your first production project Worksheets and checklists to practice new skills Interviews with theater critics, playwrights, and sound designers Appendices with suggested readings, viewings, and resources for theater students Through real-world examples and engaging activities, readers will explore every facet of the world of theater: acting, directing, playwriting, production, technical design, and more. Mulcahy even includes a chapter on innovative ways to use one’s theater education off-stage. A great resource for college theater programs and acting classes in general, The Essentials of Theater is an excellent introduction to the stage and all of its moving parts.

Armed in Her Fashion

by Kate Heartfield

“Heartfield’s impressive novel tells the story of folklore figure Mad Meg (or Dull Gret), who legendarily led a group of women to pillage hell” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In 1328, Bruges is under siege by the Chatelaine of Hell and her army of chimeras—humans mixed with animals or armor, forged in the deep fires of the Hellbeast. At night, revenants crawl over the walls and bring plague and grief to this city of widows. Margriet de Vos learns she’s a widow herself when her good-for-nothing husband comes home dead from the war. He didn’t come back for her—in fact he moves right past her, pulls a secret chest of coins and weapons from under his floorboards, and goes back through the mouth of the beast called Hell. Margriet killed her first soldier when she was eleven, and she’s buried six of her seven children. She’ll do anything for Beatrix, her last surviving child, even if it means raiding Hell itself to get her inheritance back. Beatrix is haunted by a dead husband of her own, and blessed—or cursed—with an enchanted distaff that allows her to control the revenants and see the future. Together with a transgender man-at-arms who has unfinished business with the Chatelaine, a traumatized widow with a giant water-powered forge-hammer at her disposal, and a wealthy alderman’s wife who escapes Bruges with her children, Margriet and Beatrix forge a raiding party like Hell has never seen. “A strange, compelling, genre-bending debut . . . Part horror, part fantasy, part history, and part epic, it combines all of its elements into a commentary on gender, power, and patriarchy.” —Tor.com

It's Not the End: And Other Lies

by Matt Moore

“Moore is a gardener of nightmares, artlessly turning over the dark soil in which the horrors that entangle ordinary people in their killing grasp bloom” (Michael Rowe, award-winning author of October). All these worlds, and more, await you . . . Only able to recall the memories of others, a ghost must solve the mystery of his own death. The zombie apocalypse is the gateway to a higher human consciousness. An amusement park of the future might turn you into the attraction. An engineer-turned-mercenary races to kill the savior of mankind. After the sky falls, can anyone still hope? Twenty-one horror and science fiction tales of the bizarre, the terrifying, the all-too-near future. “Subtle power, intelligence, and humanity are the hallmarks of Moore’s work. These stories are apt to stick in your mind like quills. They did in mine.”—Nick Cutter, national bestselling author of The Troop “Moore takes us on a multitude of wild rides. If there is one thing I can say about these, it’s that they are action-packed . . . Moore is also very good at wrenching emotion out of his readers, whether abject horror or discomfort, the effect is visceral and real.” —The Ottawa Review of Books “Like the best science fiction or horror writers out there, Moore’s talent doesn’t stop at combining the everyday with the speculative—the real magic is his character work.” —Black Gate

Antilia: Sword and Song

by Kate Story

“An utterly contemporary, exquisitely imagined parallel-world fantasy with a deeply satisfying plot and unforgettable characters” (Holly Bennett, author of Redwing). It’s the near future, and the world is on the brink of war. The paths of two lonely teens converge, caught in an uncontrollable current crashing through time and space. Rowan and Ophelia discover they share a place that’s the stuff of childhood dreams. In Antilia there is magic, and humans walk alongside minor gods and mythological beings. But all is not what it seems, and the two are pulled inexorably into a divided realm. Separated and unable to get home, they find Antilia and Earth’s fate are forged together. Can Ophelia and Rowan repair the damage, fulfill their destinies, and save both worlds from annihilation? Antilia: Sword and Song is an epic story of survival and self-discovery. “You know a good book as soon as you start it. It sings to you and makes an immediate connection. That’s what happened to me with Kate Story’s Antilia. I loved everything about the book.” —Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award–winning author

The Bitcoin Guidebook: How to Obtain, Invest, and Spend the World?s First Decentralized Cryptocurrency

by Ian DeMartino

2018 Revised EditionBitcoin has made early investors like the Winkelvoss twins millions in a matter of minutes in the past year and has the potential to transform the financial landscape. It's not too late to get in on the action. Bitcoin is not another payment processor. Like the Internet, Bitcoin is a technology that runs through a distributed network. No one controls it, and no one can shut it down. Bitcoin has been called the currency of the Internet, but it is much more powerful than that. More astute observers have called it the Internet of currency. This new, revised edition of The Bitcoin Guidebook has the most up-to-date info and recommended approaches for anyone who doesn't want to be left behind in the next technological revolution. It is an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand guide that explains everything the reader needs to know about how Bitcoin and other digital currencies work, what they can be used for, and how they will shape our society in the future. Topics covered include: The digital currency's origins, past, present, and future The revolutionary blockchain technology behind Bitcoin, and its future for the industries of music, arts, photography, and more How to obtain and invest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency How and where to spend Bitcoin Bitcoin's relationship with the seedy Internet underground Alternative digital currencies, like ethereum, ripple, litecoin, IOTA or dashHow governments and financial institutions may react to cryptocurrency in the future How to interact with other Bitcoin owners on exchanges like Coinbase

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