The retail version of Mongoose and Meerkat volume 2 is available now! Even if you’ve been following along in the magazine, there’s plenty of new and exciting bonus content to entice you, including an all new fantasy murder mystery novella, Thunderhead, TTRPG content, and additional artwork from DarkFilly and Raven Monroe [Machi the Lazy Witch, Cookies & Scream].
Okay, everything has cleared, and we can announce our amazing 2023 lineup!
Among our major recurring features, we’ll be serializing Wild Stars VII: The Gold Exigency, in which a space cop gets roped into the cosmic struggle between warring titans, space pirates, and a telepathic dragon cult! Jim Breyfogle’s Tales of the Mongoose and Meerkat race toward their dramatic conclusion this year in three stories, culminating in The Redemption of Alness! Adrian Cole’s New Dream Lords saga continues, chronicling another of Arrul Voruum’s early adventures in Across the Poison Sea!
We have a number of other returning Cirsova veterans as well as some new and exciting names! 2023 is going to be fantastic!
- Quicksilver – J. Comer
- Egg – Jaime Faye Torkelson
- The Unshrouded Stars – David Skinner
- Search Pattern – William Suboski
- Starring Hedy Lamarr – Troy Riser
- Hunger in the Void – Andrew Gallant
- The Gold Exigency (pt1) – Michael Tierney
- Comes the Hunter – Bill Willingham
- The Feast of the Fedai – Jim Breyfogle
- Across the Poison Sea – Adrian Cole
- An Affair of Honor – Will Lowry
- Curse of the Iron Moon – Frank Sawielijew
- Meat on the Bone – Tia Ja’nae
- Olvir’s Dream – C.D. Crabtree
- The Red Queen of Ustari – Shuya Nanahara
- Terror-trap of the Jintra – John Gradoville
- The Machine of Fear – Harold R. Thompson
- The Ruins of the Dalgre – Richard Rubin
- The Serpent and the Spire – J. Thomas Howard
- The Gold Exigency (p2) – Michael Tierney
- Black Sky, White Knight – Mark Mellon
- Children of Summer – Louise Sorensen
- Dead Men Do Tell Tales – Teel James Glenn
- Fossils of Truth and Grace – E.E. King
- Trapped in the Loop – Jim Breyfogle
- Metamorphoses at the Gate – Lysander Arden
- The Dusk Next Door – Mark Pellegrini
- To a Dead Soul in Morbid Love – Matthew Pungitore
- The Chilling Account of The Wolf-Bann of Krallenburg – J.E. Tabor
- The Angel Hanna – Rodica Bretin
- The Gold Exigency (p3) – Michael Tierney
- The Redemption of Alness – Jim Breyfogle
- Moonlight Over Sussex – Daniel J. Minucci
- Red Queen’s Race – Paul Lucas
- Rising Shadows – Adam S. Furman
- Incident in Burma,1942 – Mark Arvid White
- That Hideous Brain – Jeffery Scott Sims
- Commander – Richard Martin
- Ithuriel’s Spear- Joseph W. Knowles
- The Gold Exigency (p4) – Michael Tierney
Just don’t forget about 2022, we’ve still got several months and another issue left! The Fall issue just dropped in physical formats [softcover, hardcover] with part 3 of Orphan of the Shadowy Moons and Part 2 of Vran, The Chaos-Warped. You don’t want to miss it!
There are many strange places off the beaten paths in this great land of ours. From the abandoned shopping malls where squatters revel in violent nihilism to the new subdivisions built atop ruins where tragedies lay buried, Misha Burnett is your guide to the weird and out of the way places that are haunted by the past and the future.
This all new collection from Misha Burnett includes 16 strange tales of the macabre as well as 16 original poems, exploring the mysterious nature of the seemingly mundane world, where the run-down warehouses, shady night clubs, and even 24-hour gas stations may be home to magical fae creatures or skulking maniacs.
You’ve been offered a map to these beautiful vistas and disturbing local attractions. Just try not to get lost.
[In case you missed it, Misha Burnett was on Critical Blast with R.J. Carter last week. It was a fantastic interview! After you’ve backed An Atlas of Bad Roads, be sure to check it out!]
Or, well, it’s supposed to be…
Amazon STILL hasn’t dropped the price down to where we told them to, so hold off on buying it from them.
Vran, the Chaos-Warped (Book 1)
By D.M. RITZLIN
Vran the Chaos-Warped has sworn that the wizard Foad Misjak must die for his debaucheries! Vran’s strange nature due to a sorcerous accident, however, twists with unpredictable results all magic around him… and strands both on another world!
Orphan of the Shadowy Moons (Part 2)
By MICHAEL TIERNEY
The Black Assassins have slaughtered all the children of the Worldlord except Strazis, the strange golden child he adopted as his heir! Strazis’s escape strands him on a mysterious isle as the Worldlord goes to war to secure the fragile empire!
Death and Renewal
By JIM BREYFOGLE
The Prince of Alomar has won a slave from the Bursa… Kat and Mangos must ensure the slave’s silence at all cost, but on one condition: they cannot kill him!
What Price the Stars
By JEFF STONER
Jørgen Pangloss offers the promise of the unthinkable: faster-than-light travel! To what lengths will potential investors go to win Jørgen monopoly… and its fetters!?
Dead Planet Drifter
By J.D. COWAN
Galactic Enforcer Ronan Renfield finds himself prisoner of a death-worshiping cult! Can the whispers from his past aid him in his battle against the cannibals?!
The Last Khazar
By REV. JOE KELLY
Two men, one a Polish Jew, the other a Prussian Nazi, are bound by dreams and bound by destiny to confront one another, both in the present and in the past!
Melkart and the Crocodile God
By MARK MELLON
An evil and sorcerous monster plagues the land of Kush! Can Melkart stop the crocodile-headed man-beast Sosostris from enslaving the people of Meroë!?
My Name is John Carter (Part 12)
By JAMES HUTCHINGS
By J. COMER
The Cirsova Spring 2022 Issue is Out Now!
Orphan of the Shadowy Moons (Part 1)
By MICHAEL TIERNEY
At long last, the origins of the Ancient Warrior are revealed! Fleeing from the Artomique fleet, Daestar, Bully Bravo, and the Ancient Warrior find a refuge of the immortal race—it is there that the psychic locks on his past are finally released!
The Flying Mongoose
By JIM BREYFOGLE
Dragons have cut off the smiths of Pytheas, but Kat and Mangos have a plan! Un-fortunately, it will require the duo taking to the skies themselves!
Channel 121, After Midnight
By MARK PELLEGRINI
Bored on a Saturday night, Caleb discovers a new channel that has never appeared on the cable box before, offering strange programming and an ominous warning!
The Recorporator Finds a Live One!
By ANDREW MAJORS
A lone Recorporator has just blown a ton of money on rights to a world that he thinks may be a dud… until strange things begin to happen to his scanner drones!
Serpent God of Mars
By ADRIAN COLE
Though defeated by the trainee witchfinder, Arrul Voruum, the sorcerer Rannas Kavannian has survived in a broken stolen body and hides in the depths of Mars!
The City of the Crocodile God
By OWEN G. TABARD
Strange things are afoot in the city sacred to the Crocodile God—her son dead, the high priestess is in a malaise… and a sacred crocodile attacks during the festival!
Darla of Deodanth: Firewood
By LOUISE SORENSEN
After the incident at Machu Hampacchu, all that was left for Darla to do was to re-stock firewood for the excavation site—but no task is simple on the Eldritch Earth!
An Ayre By Landor
By JEFFERY SCOTT SIMS
A magic potion has rendered the Duke of Vardix invulnerable! Can Morca stop the Duke’s scheme to assassinate Lady Niada before all at the Festival of Azamodius?!
Just Another Crappy Story That Kills Everybody In It
By Jim Breyfogle
The Fictionverse is where stories are acted out when pen hits paper—but what happens in a bad or poorly written story? Bob the Guardsman is about to find out!
Dreaming of Mart Senson
By LIVIU SURUGIU [Translated by J.S. Bangs]
Something strange is happening to Mart Senson! The faces of individuals he has dreamed of, and who have dreamed of him, are appearing in portrait on his skin!
Touch of Night
By ERIK JOHNSON
Edward Argot, PI, is approached with a strange job: go deep undercover to inform on a mysterious prisoner… The catch? Said prisoner is reputed to be immortal!
The Sound of Silence
By RODICA BRETIN
An orphan is assaulted by the monstrous Professor Wilberforce—killing her as-sailant lands her in an institution, where trauma manifests in her strange powers!
My Name is John Carter (Part 11)
By JAMES HUTCHINGS
The Cirsova Winter 2021 Issue is Live Now!
For We Are Many
By PAUL LUCAS
Infinite universes are filled with myriad worlds of infinite possibilities—and infinite selves! One man hunts and is hunted across the multiverse, seeking absolution!
The Wreck of the Cassada
By JIM BREYFOGLE
The Mongoose and Meerkat have been hired to lay claim to the salvage of a wrecked ship… and will be partnered with none other than the Hand of Bursa!
By MATTHEW PUNGITORE
A strange find on a Caribbean expedition haunts the atavistic Dulf Abbandonato… Why would the family name of an old New England friend appear in the West Indies!?
She Saw It Creeping Up the Stairs
By MARK PELLEGRINI
Lisa and her mother have moved in with her grandmother! Grandmother is wheel-chair-bound, and Mom is in the other room… So who is walking around upstairs?!
Fail Early, Fail Well
By W.L. EMERY
Some projects are doomed to failure… Sometimes, it’s better they fail sooner than later! It is Vinellius’s job to ensure the worst of these projects fail just right!
Thorwynn Stapledon and “The Mellifluous Phoenix”
It was supposed to be a drug-fueled science fiction anthology alleging to recreate the human brain! But what was the sinister truth behind The Mellifluous Phoenix?!
Harmonious Unity Burns
By Jed Del Rosario
The most diverse city in the Federated Alliance is burning! Riots and upheaval have necessitated the intervention of elite mercenaries—who is behind the chaos?!
My Name Is John Carter (Part 10)
By JAMES HUTCHINGS
[Editor’s Note: Continued from Cirsova Vol 2. #6]
Stealing the Alchemist Stone
By RICHARD RUBIN
Burke Fletcher and his wife Llana have just absconded with an Alchemist Stone! But the baron they stole it from is not the only one who desires its arcane powers!
To the Sound of a Silent Harp
By WILLIAM HUGGINS
Harp, a deadly and addictive vidliq, will possess you forever—much like Cavan, the magnate who built his fortune on it! Ciaon, Cavan’s errand boy, finds himself caught in a deadly web of deception—can he escape, or is he, too, a man possessed?!
Queen of the House
By J. MANFRED WEICHSEL
A door-to-door salesman promises a fantastic cleaning device that can get rid of anything and everything! But what can get rid of a salesman who won’t give up?!
The Creation of Science Fiction
By MICHAEL TIERNEY
The books are available for retail pre-order now through our Aerio store!
The metadata is slowly populating to Amazon, but not all versions are available for pre-order yet.
Remember: the pocket-paperback edition is a no-frills printing of The Cosmic Courtship and nothing else. The Trade, Magazine, and Hardcover formats, however, all contain additional bonus content, including foreword, biographical content, a facsimile reprint of Scenes of Hawthorne’s Romances, and more!
You might find something else you like while you’re there!
And I know I’ve been saying this a LOT lately, but please take a look at Jim Breyfogle’s The Paths of Cormanor! We’re offering some sweet add-ons, including the Audiobook of Tales of the Mongoose and Meerkat: Pursuit Without Asking for only $10!
Amara smoothed her cloak of feathers. She and her sisters were going to dive for a prince today. The youngest prince, but a prince nonetheless, and she didn’t want to stand out because her feathers were out of place.
And check this out! The original cover art by Eric Parrot will be available as a singular add-on.
We have a Kickstarter sign-up page for Jim Breyfogle’s new novel, The Paths of Cormanor, ready to go!
If you’re a fan of Mongoose and Meerkat, you’ll be sure to love this all new adventure that draws heavily on eastern and northern European fairy tales.
Amara is a woman of Cormanor; she and her sisters have the fantastical ability to put on their cloak of cormorant feathers and turn into birds!
Kellen is the youngest prince of the realm, a seventh son of a seventh son, and he wishes to see these women at their magical work for himself.
While Kellen watches with Amara as her sisters fly and dive in lake, Amara’s cousin falls in the water and is stolen by an ancient monster that lives within the lake.
The prince dives in bravely after the boy and saves him, but the monster tears from him a piece of his soul!
To save the prince’s life in return, Amara dives to the monster’s lair, defeats it, and retrieve’s the prince’s soul–only to learn that a piece of it has remained trapped within her!
And that’s just the beginning!
The Paths of Cormanor is a beautiful and thrilling fairytale romance, filled with dashing heroes, dastardly villains, evil monsters, wise and cunning heroines, and much much more!
A sneak peek at the first “Path” is available in our Summer issue, out tomorrow!
Erin Michele Gabbard has done a wonderful job bringing these fun and exciting tales to life in her reading.
Please check it out!
Also, Kat and Mangos’s latest adventure, The Grain Merchant of Alomar, is out now in our spring issue!