‘Badass Bisexual Babes: Shameless Titillation Or Empowered Characters Embracing Their True Selves And Sexuality?’
“Gender identity and sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction” is the first Call for Papers of Academia Lunare, the non-fiction arm of Luna Press Publishing.
The papers explore how society, as reflected in real life, literature, movies, TV, games and cosplay, is currently dealing with gender identity and sexuality in speculative fiction, asking an important question: do we have a problem?
Featuring papers from Juliet E McKenna, Kim Lakin-Smith, Cheryl Morgan, A J Dalton, Jyrki Korpua, Hazel Butler, Lorianne Reuser, Anna Milon, Rostislav Kůrka and Alina Hadîmbu.
Ingary is a harsh land. Cursed by a perpetual winter, the isolated little town has all but forget why they worship the wolf.
Marked by magic she cannot control, Marishka is an outcast. Alone and starving she is plagued by geiste, the unconscious minds of the people of Ingary, roaming the wilderness as they sleep. Attracted to the gramarye in Marishka’s blood, the geiste give her no rest. Losing herself to madness, she is saved when she chances to fall in love. But when her affair is discovered, all hope is taken from her.
Beaten and lovelorn, she resigns herself to death.
And then the wolf walks through her door, and Marishka recalls the meaning of Bleizgeist—the spirit of the wolf.
A Collection of Steampunk Short Stories Based on the Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
A stunning collection of Steampunk-themed stories based on the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. In this fusion of Gothic and Steampunk, each story comes with the poem that inspired it. From tragic, fatalistic love stories, to wild adventures, misguided scientists, and mad experiments, this volume has a taste of everything. Gritty, grungy, dark and engaging, it comes beautifully packaged and fully illustrated, with seven stories and six poems, plus an introduction from the editor.
When Andee Tilbrook’s husband died, her preoccupation with death turned to obsession. Thanks to her unique ability to commune with the dead, her husband remains all too close, yet never close enough. Mired in grief, she clings to James’s spirit, slowly losing touch with the world, her friends, and any desire to continue living.
But when her friend Josh becomes the target of Natalya, a jealous, capricious and violent Russian beauty, Andee somehow finds the strength to free herself from her misery long enough to help him. They soon discover that Natalya is wanted by the police for her involvement in a series of grisly murders, and Andee is dragged into the inquiry by the same man who investigated her own husband’s death.
Torn between new feelings for Josh, and fear that he might be involved in the murders that seem to threaten anyone who comes close, Andee must face the realities of her life, her past, and her very nature-and do it all in time to save her own life.
Fairy tales once held an important place in the lives of people of all ages and social rank. Handed down from generation to generation like precious heirlooms, these stories told of the struggles between good and evil, rich and poor, and were particularly fond of demonstrating how we reap what we sow. They served both as social commentary and morality lessons, often seasoned with magic spells, mythical creatures, enchanted objects, and best of all, they allowed even the lowliest people to believe there is reason to hope and dream. Willow, Weep No More is a collection of traditionally-inspired tales that capture the magic and charm of these stories, whilst seeking to explore the depths of human strength, wisdom and beauty. Not suitable for under 12’s.
Packed with over two hundred stunning images, by 32 artists from around the world, Out of the Dark is a veritable cornucopia of Gothic delight. From traditional medium, to the very latest in digital design, as well as hand-made dolls and photography, there is something for everyone in this spectacular volume of contemporary art. Including a fifteen page feature on favourite Gothic model Maria Amanda Schaub this is the perfect volume for everyone who embraces the beauty of the dark.