Duel Visions by Misha Burnett & Louise Sorensen


Duel Visions by Misha Burnett & Louise SorensenThis anthology gathers a mix of published and unpublished stories by Burnett and Sorensen, spanning the genres from overt horror to the almost meditative.

  • ‘Black Dog’, Misha Burnett: The new custodian of a cemetery notices several different people taking the same dog for a walk: does the owner merely have lots of friends or is something stranger behind it? While Burnett slowly builds a sense of the weird, the star of the story is its protagonist, a man struggling beneath the dual burden of having his successful life torn apart and being expected to fulfil responsibilities as if it hasn’t. This focus on character rather than twist is likely to keep the tale enjoyable for readers who have worked out the truth before it is revealed.

  • ‘Sinker, Sailor’, Louise Sorensen: When a deep-sea trawler discovers a man in their nets, they are puzzled enough about how he got there; but…

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Free D.M. Ritzlin Story – The Infernal Bargain

With all of the excitement about the new Tarzan story in our upcoming issue, it might seem easy to overlook some of the other cool stuff we’ve got coming out next month.

Well, it would be a mistake to do so, for sure!

One of the other stories our spring issue will be featuring is by D.M. Ritzlin of DMR Books. Dave publishes some of the best Sword & Sorcery out there today, and we’re thrilled to have one of his stories, Born to Storm the Citadel of Mettathok,  in our upcoming issue.

And if you sign up for DMR Books’ mailing list, you’ll get another of his stories free: The Infernal Bargain!

Don’t forget to sign up for Cirsova’s mailing list, either! We’ll be sending out discount codes for hardcover copies to our mailing list subscribers when the hardcovers become available.

Hack Those Stories!

From throwing my back out at the end of december through the mad dash of making sure that Duel Visions, the Spring Cirsova, and the Illustrated Stark were all ready to go, I somehow missed the announcement for the Planetary Awards!

If you’re a book blogger of any sort, you can nominate something!

Update: Awww, heck, looks like I was a day too late to remind everybody.

Planetary Defense Command

There are only a few hours left to nominate stories for the 2018 Planetary Awards, so it’s time for me to get my short story nomination in.  I have a potentially career-changing event happening tomorrow, which is good, but it means I don’t have much time to devote to tonight’s post.

I originally wanted to post my thoughts on a dozen or more short stories, but I’m going to grab my top three based on a quick gut feel and just mention those.  I considered stories from Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Broadswords and Blasters, and Storyhack.

I got too far behind on my Cirsova reading to consider any of their stories for this year’s award.  I’m going to make it my belated new year’s resolution to catch up.  For those of you who’ve been following Cirsova, they’re moving away from the kickstarter model and offering new issues for pre-order on…

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Cirsova Volume 2 #1 Softcovers Available for Pre-Order

Softcover Physical Copies of Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense #1 are available now for Pre-Order!

Paperbacks Available for pre-order on Amazon for $9.99.

This new issue of Cirsova not only showcases Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She, an all new Tarzan story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, completed by Michael Tierney, it features eleven other exciting tales of fantasy, romance, and science fiction, including the return of Harold R. Thompson’s adventuring scholar Anchor Brown in Seeds of the Dreaming Tree, and the ongoing exploits of Jim Breyfogle’s roguish duo, Kat and Mangos, in The Valley of Terzol.

Hardcover copies WILL be made available on March 15th through Lulu, however certain limitations prevent us from making them available for pre-order. We’ll send out a reminder + a Lulu coupon code (fingers crossed!) when the time comes! Sign up for our mailing list to receive your discount code!

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