We’ll be on with R.J. Carter of Critical Blast tonight to talk about the Kickstarter for the spring issue.
Hopefully we’ll also have Michael Tierney on to tell us some about his new novel The Artomique Paradigm.
Yes, that’s Chen.
Yes, it’s actually one of our covers for the upcoming issue [Cover C].
Yes, we got permission from Team Shanghai Alice.
The Artomique Paradigm (Part 1 of 3)
By MICHAEL TIERNEY
Earth is now in contact with their intergalactic cousins! But during recent conflicts with aliens and pirates, the Artomiques, fascist refugees from an alternate timeline, have become Terra’s dominant faction using stolen Wild Stars technology!
The Grain Merchant of Alomar
By JIM BREYFOGLE
The Mongoose & Meerkat have set up in the city of Alomar—in spare rooms of a wealthy merchant who has no idea they’re living there, even after he’s hired them!
By MICHAEL WIESENBERG
A gambler and a wannabe cardsharp, Henry finally has an Ace up his sleeve: the ability to see a moment into the future—a diabolical gift from the Devil Himself!
The Book of Dark Sighs
By ROBERT ZOLTAN
Dareon and Blue, the Rogues of Merth, find themselves in the crosshairs of an old foe! They must find for him a powerful tome, or Blue’s love will perish at his hand!
My Name is John Carter (Part 9)
By JAMES HUTCHINGS
By PAUL O’CONNOR – WRITER
KENT BURLES – PENCILLER
JAMES BALDWIN – INKER
MELANIE MERZ – TONES
CLEM ROBINS – LETTERS
MITCH FOUST – COVER PAINTING
MICHAEL TIERNEY – DIGITAL RESTORATION
The fearsome legions of the God Badaxe are on the march, cleaving a bloody swath through the magical land of Pangaea. Countless villages have been burnt to the ground, their young male populations examined and beheaded. Somewhere, a boy with a strange birthmark on his right palm poses a deadly threat to the most powerful being on Pangea—if he is allowed to reach maturity!
Very soon, we will begin taking pre-orders for our 5th Anniversary Issue!
Hard to believe that it has been 5 years since our first issue back in spring of 2016… since then, we’ve published 15 issues, three specials, Wild Stars, Illustrated Stark, Duel Visions, Endless Summer, and Mongoose and Meerkat Volume 1. It’s been a wild ride!
We haven’t always crowdfunded for our magazine, but this seemed like a special occasion and it will give us an opportunity to test out a new fulfillment partner we’re looking into.
Looks like I’ve finally got the 2021 line-up set! [also the contributor page has been updated to reflect 2020].
Issue #6 is pretty much in the can, and Issue 7 is in Mark’s hands for review.
Beginning with issue 6, Cirsova will finally have illustrations! DarkFilly is providing illustrations for The Artomique Paradigm and The Grain Merchant of Alomar. Robert Zoltan has a piece in his own story. We’ve also got more art coolness that I’m honestly too exhausted to go into right now… I’ll go into it later.
It’s come to our attention that the Amazon page for the paperback version of the Winter Issue STILL doesn’t allow you to actually place a pre-order for the magazine.
Fortunately, you can still pre-order a copy from Barnes & Noble’s online store!
This incredibly exciting issue comes out in just two weeks! [Or you can get it now, if you want to order a hardcover copy!]
Story descriptions below the cover image.
By TEEL JAMES GLENN
Rumors of a charismatic occultist haunting a cabaret in Berlin has reached British intelligence! But is Major Smythe prepared for the powers of this prophet of Vril?!
By JEFF STONER
A top-secret government facility has gone into lockdown! The suits have arrived, as has the mysterious Doctor Paasche, but what will it really take to stop the threat?!
By EDWARD M. ERDELAC
Otto Hueber, a widower living in Argentina with his son, believes he’s escaped justice for his war crimes…until a plague of blood coincides with a mysterious brand!
By VILLE MERILÄINEN
Vilja has been cursed by a powerful forest spirit-in return for her own life, she must care for orphaned children to raise as her own until he calls for them!
The Murmurous Dead
By ERIC DEL CARLO
Corth has made his first kill as a professional assassin! Before his next job, he must first sit and speak with the Wise Man…but what does his cryptic advice mean?!
Hunt of the Mine Worm
By JIM BREYFOGLE
A silvecite mine has been attacked by a giant worm! Kat and Mangos are among a band of mercenaries hired to deal with the threat, but who will claim the kill?!
The Cunning of Artocris
By JEFFERY SCOTT SIMS
It is not enough for Artocris to be the greatest in all the land-he must surpass his mentor, the powerful Imhotep! But to what diabolical lengths is he willing to go?!
The Cat, the Hand, and the Plight of the Sacred Bull
By CHRISTINE LUCAS
The High Priest of Anubis has a bad case of the cramps-and finds himself haunted by myriad livestock… All while his cat insists on dragging home various body parts!
A Touch of the Lokiean
By REV. JOE KELLY
Arnbjörg has been sentenced to die for killing a rival without honor! Can Oddr and his apprentice defeat the vengeful spirit when his victim returns as a draugr!?
By S.H. MANSOURI
A young girl has been taken from her homelands and forced to live as a prisoner in the frozen wilds-only one companion offers her comfort in her savage captivity!
Misha Burnett’s Endless Summer is out now on Amazon!
If you already got a copy through our Kickstarter, please leave us a review!
Just a reminder, the retail edition of Misha Burnett’s Endless Summer is out a week from today!
If you missed the Kickstarter, you can still get your hands on a copy in time for Christmas!