Ready for a seaside adventure? My dark fantasy story “The Saltmarsh” is a tale about a deadly game between a Nereid and a goblin, based off a poem by H. Munro. It will be published in the anthology GAME ON! by publisher Joshua Palmatier of Zombies Need Brains, a SFWA approved professional market!
And what a great list of authors in the table of contents, including David Hankins, a writer I’ve mentored in my Wulf Pack Writers group! You can preorder today and you’ll be first to get the early release on July 15th in trade paperback or e-book! If you’d like the trade paperback, at present I’ve only seen it listed in the ZNB online store, so do order it there. Release dates are still being updated on the various platforms, but it’s definitely available on July 15th, 2023. Here’s where to order!
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/…/game-on…/1143551652…
ZNB online store: https://zombies-need-brains-llc.square.site
Want more details? Here’s the publisher’s comments:
What if future criminals played games of skill for their freedom? Would spellcasters dare use magic to skew chance in their favor? What if aliens judged us based on the games we play? Can a dying woman literally cheat Death?
Games are about more than winning and losing. They’re about risk and reward, strategy and blind fortune, our need to win and our fear of being outplayed. And when magic and science infuse a game, the stakes can be of cosmic importance. Each move could decide life or death. Are you ready to play?
In this anthology, seventeen of today’s leading fantasy and science fiction authors explore the role games play in worlds both seen and unseen. Join Aliette de Bodard, Jennifer R. Povey, Ed Greenwood, Cory Swanson, David Hankins, Cat Rambo, Wulf Moon, Jo Miles, James Alan Gardner, Karen Aria Lin, Mike Rimar, Eric Choi, Tris Lawrence, Mark Silcox, Melissa Yi, Michael Picco, and Sean Williams as they share with us games played for unimaginable stakes.
The board is set, the cards are dealt—now it’s GAME ON!