There’s something magical about venturing out into the chill, something deeply comforting about returning to the warmth afterwards. And, of course, something vaguely sinister about the long darkness…
These nineteen stories capture all of those aspects of winter. Some are dark, with the kind of cold teeth that’ll gnaw off your flesh and turn your bones into crackling, disintegrating lumps of ice. Some are warmer, like sitting by a fireside and draining a cup of something hot and sweet while sleet pounds at the windows from outside.
Enjoy your adventures into winter’s depths. We’ll make sure you come home safe!
Dropping by the blog today to shout about this new anthology of winter-themed speculative fiction from Skullgate Media. Edited by C.D. Stroriz and Chris Durston, it features (amongst many others) a short story by my friend Alice Dryden. ‘Subniveal‘, stars a lemming named Lem who sets out to slay the Day-bringer so he can stay safe underground in the spring instead of being forced out into the Cold Open. As Alice says, it’s pretty whimsical!
This sounds like a great collection, and perfect for this time of year.
Includes stories by: L.T. Adams, Cormack Baldwin, B.K. Bass, Jacob W. Brannan, Alice Dryden, Elizabeth Guilt, Tessa Hastjarjanto, Debbie Iancu-Haddad, Mara Lynn Johnstone, Jack Kaide, Christine Makepeace, Steven M. Nadeau, Stephanie Parent, Kelly Piner, Miguel Alfonso Ramos, Dominic Rascati, Joette M. Rozanski, C.D. Storiz, and Nickolas Urpí.
Links for digital pre-order. Paperback pre-order coming soon!
Universal Book Link: https://tinyurl.com/wwubl