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About Misha Burnett
Misha Burnett has little formal education, but has been writing poetry and fiction for around forty years. During this time he has supported himself and his family with a variety of jobs, including locksmith, cab driver, and building maintenance.
His first four novels, Catskinner's Book, Cannibal Hearts, The Worms Of Heaven, and Gingerbread Wolves comprise a series, collectively known as The Book Of Lost Doors.
Major influences include Tim Powers, Samuel Delany, William Burroughs, and Phillip K. Dick.
More information about upcoming projects can be found at http://mishaburnett.wordpress.com/
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Have you ever wanted to go to magic school? To cast spells and brew potions and fly on broomsticks and—perhaps—battle threats both common and supernatural? Come with us into worlds of magic, where students become magicians and teachers do everything in their power to ensure the kids survive long enough to graduate. Welcome to ... Fantastic Schools.
Come join a young girl who goes home to face the shadows of the past, three young misfits at a school that may be all misfits, a young woman who must use her wits to win back her best friend from the giants of Dartmoor, a young man who must resist being permanently drawn into the magical world of winter, and students trying to find the best possible prank to disrupt a school holiday ceremony.
Follow us into worlds different, magical ......
And very human.
Includes stories by Christopher G. Nuttall, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Steven G. Johnson, Emily Martha Sorensen, Misha Burnett, Denton Salle, Aaron Van Treeck, Morgon Newquist, Patrick Lauser, Barb Caffrey, George Phillies, Becky R. Jones, Frank B. Luke, Fiona Grey
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Write Fast. Write Well. Get Paid.These were the watchwords of old-school pulp fiction: fun, fast-paced, and immensely popular with readers.
The pulp era is coming back.
Blending timeless lessons from the grandmasters of the pulp era with the genres, tastes and technologies of today, PulpRev forges boldly ahead into the future of fiction.
Hugo and Dragon Award nominated writer Kit Sun Cheah teams up with Misha Burnett to compile a selection of essays on the PulpRev aesthetic from some of the leading writers in the movement. Pulp on Pulp covers:
- How to plot like a pulp grandmaster
- How to write 5000 words a day
- The secrets of writing fantastic fight scenes
- Worldbuilding and character creation tips
- And many more!
Clive is settled. Content. Faithful and devoted.
But now his master Erwin Schuyler has died and Schuyler’s dissolute son William has bankrupted the family business. Clive, as a corporate asset, must be auctioned off. He is sold to Charlotte Kelly Clothiers in far-off Riverton, in the province of the Goddess Estar, Lady of Dust.
Things are unsettled in Riverton. Clive is spiritually suspended between old God and new Goddess. He clashes with Julia, the slave he is replacing. A curious suitor arrives on Dame Kelly’s threshold. And a bitter and vengeful William Schuyler does not seem finished with Clive.
This unusual novella, set in an American South of the early 1900s, is a collaboration between Misha Burnett (An Atlas of Bad Roads) and David Skinner (Stellar Stories).
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.
A Hill of Stars by Misha Burnett
The Gift of the Ob-Men by Schuyler Hernstrom
This Day, At Tilbury by Kat Otis
At the Feet of Neptune's Queen by Abraham Strongjohn
Rose by Any Other Name by Brian K. Lowe
Late Bloom by Melanie Rees
The Hour of the Rat by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
My Name is John Carter (Part 1) by James Hutchings
Retrospective: Toyman by E.C. Tubb by Jeffro Johnson
- Crying in the Salt House, by B. Morris Allen
- Jeopardy Off Jupiter IV, by Spencer E. Hart
- The Best Workout, by Frederick Gero Heimbach
- A Song in Deepest Darkness, by Jason Ray Carney
- Amsel the Immortal, by Lauren Goff
- An Interrupted Scandal, by Misha Burnett
- The Sword of the Mongoose, by Jim Breyfogle
- When Gods Fall in Fire, by Brian K. Lowe
- My Name is John Carter (Part 7), by James Hutchings
Burroughsian adventure on a prehistoric Lovecraftian Earth.
- The First American, by Schuyler Hernstrom
- War of the Ruby/Shapes In the Fog, by Brian K. Lowe
- Darla of Deodanth, by Louise Sorensen
- In the Gloaming O My Darling, by Misha Burnett
- The Queen of Shadows, by Jay Barnson
- Beyond the Great Divide, by S.H. Mansouri
- Through the Star-Thorn Maze, by Lynn Rushlau
- The Bears of 1812, by Michael Tierney
- A Killing in Karkesh, by Adrian Cole
- My Name is John Carter (Pt. 4), by James Hutchings
By DAVID SKINNER
Daredevil Dylal O’Lal desires the impossible: to put his footprint on the surface of the sun! Though most insist it cannot be done, the existence of a young woman who proves to be wholly impervious to flames suggests his ultimate feat is achievable!
Orphan of the Shadowy Moons (Part 3)
By MICHAEL TIERNEY
Having escaped enslavement at Arendahj and returned to the Teluchi Islands, Strazis has before him the momentous task of leading a war of liberation! Many rally to Strazis’ cause but his old foe Eirlik has other plans—as does Eirlik’s father!
Vran, the Chaos-Warped
By DAVE RITZLIN
Ripped by magic from the frozen world of the primitive cavemen, Vran finds himself in even stranger environs! Can he track down the foul wizard Foad Misjak within the halls of a giant castle that is teeming with cannibals and magically animated statues!?
Fight of the Sandfishers
By JIM BREYFOGLE
Celzez plans to denounce Teriz, a royal guard of Alness, as a traitor who shirked his duty as the city fell! Jalani hopes Mangos can stop him before it gets him killed!
The Wisdom of Man
By ADAM S. FURMAN
John Knox finds a victim of the experiments of a billionaire working to distill tachyons that can freeze time itself! Can he stop the mad project before it’s too late!?
A Long Way to Fall
By DAVID EYK
A murder has occurred on a colony cylinder under hostile occupation: a young officer has been found mangled, every bone broken—how did he fall from the axis?!
Fall of a Storm King
By MISHA BURNETT
The dangerous job of piloting in Saturn’s rings requires altering one’s perception of time! Luther is one of the best until a minor injury costs him his certification!
Tripping to Aldous
By J. MANFRED WEICHSEL
An interstellar police investigator is in pursuit of murderer Richard Morales! But the trail leads to Aldous, an illicit party planet with a hallucinogenic atmosphere!
By J. THOMAS HOWARD
On the run and dying of thirst on a desert world, Roger Campbell-Thorn finds salvation in a flask of nourishing intoxicant that sends him to the world’s distant past!
The Strickland Line
By ALEC CIZAK
The Strickland Line has a bug problem! Journalist Harv Wallender is accosted by a nasty critter… Quite the inconvenience! But then the critter starts to grow…!
New Troops for Old: Jerry Pournelle’s Janissaries
By J. COMER
My Name is John Carter (Part 13)
By JAMES HUTCHINGS
The use of magic in the Sovereign City of Dracoheim is regulated by the Lord Mayor's Committee For Public Safety. From the licensing of magi, to the health and safety requirements for magical manufacturing, to the import and export of goods to the Realms of Nightmare, dedicated civil servants ensure that the metropolitan area stays safe from magical mayhem.
Most of the time, anyway.
My name is Erik Rugar. I’m an agent of the Criminal Investigation Division of CPS. We operate outside of the authority of Parliament and are answerable only to the Lord Mayor himself. We get involved when the regular beat cops are out of their depth. If a magic shop gets robbed by junkies, or someone gets vaporized by a fireball, or shapechanging creatures start infiltrating the city, I get the call.
But I’m not a mage; I’m just a cop. I face down magical threats with my keen investigative skills and a trusty revolver.
Welcome to my world.
Includes the short story “In the City of Dreadful Joy,” third-place winner of the 2019 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award!
About the AuthorMisha Burnett has been writing poetry and fiction for around forty years. His first four novels, Catskinner's Book, Cannibal Hearts, The Worms Of Heaven, and Gingerbread Wolves comprise a series, "The Book Of Lost Doors." Major influences include Tim Powers, Samuel Delany, William Burroughs, and Phillip K. Dick.
This short story collection will keep you on the edge of your seat to the last sentence. Misha Burnett has been published in a wide variety of modern fiction magazines, and here we've collected some of his best work.
From the introduction:
"I'm a tourist, not a colonist. I want to take a couple of pictures, hit an antique mall, get a meal, and get back on the highway. And that's what I write—what you'll get in this book is the casual visitor's view of other worlds than ours. I promise to have you back safe in your own home town by nightfall.
"That having been said, I do revisit the same locations several times. These nine stories are trips to four settings, more or less. I like to think that these worlds are interesting enough to warrant the return trips.
The first two stories, "A Hill Of Stars" and "In The Gloaming O My Darling" are set in what I like to call the Eldritch Earth. Early pulp writers were often fascinated by great antiquity, and I share that fascination. So I basically took Robert Howard's prehistoric Cimmeria and pushed it back in time—waaay back, all the way to Lovecraft's Precambrian Era of elder gods and alien monstrosities.
"It's a mashup of time periods, with human beings and dinosaurs and shoggoths all existing on the same Pangaea-style continent. The concept has both obvious absurdities and an odd charm, and I was able to convince a few other authors to take a stab at the setting.
"The next story, "Nox Invictus" is a one-off. The germ of the idea came from a discussion of elves in Fantasy being avatars of chaos, with the lawlessness of Elfland contrasted with the order of Christendom in works such as Poul Anderson's Three Hearts And Three Lions. I happened to be reading the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius at the time, so I thought I'd see how a Roman Stoic would fare in the realm of the fair folk—specifically the Svartalfheim of Norse mythology.
"It was fun, writing the clash of three very different cultures, the civilized Empire, the Celtic barbarians, and the decadent Dark Elves. I hope you enjoy the trip.
"The next stop on our itinerary doesn't have an official name, but the three stories "Candlemass Night", "Conessa's Sword", and "Through Dry Places" are all set in the same world. It's about the closest that I've written to a "typical" Fantasy world—vaguely Central European, vaguely Medieval. Adventurers from a Dungeons & Dragons campaign would feel at home here. The stories do have an Ashkenazi flavor—it's influenced by my love of Russian Jewish folklore and the places are more Anatevka than Lankhmar.
"Next stop, Dracoheim. The last three stories, "She That Was So Proud And Wild," "The Hopeful Bodies Of The Young," and "An Interrupted Scandal" are set in the same Fantasy city. It's different than most Urban Fantasy, though, in that it isn't modern Earth with the addition of fantastic elements but instead a Fantasy world that has "grown up" into modern technology. Well, relatively modern, anyway—say mid-20th Century."
In the modern world, paranormal dangers lurk all around. When there is no chosen one to be found, no altruistic half-vampire around, and no superheros flying overhead, it's up to average people to do the business of defeating evil. They have no powers, no prophecies, and all the odds are stacked against them.
In this short story collection, regular folk find themselves up against nightmare creatures, conniving warlocks, and all manner of supernatural dangers. All set in contemporary environments. Read these nine new tales of magic and adventure today.
This anthology contains the following stories:
Flight Response by Jay Barnson
An army helicopter pilot has a harrowing experience with a mind-controlling sorcerer in Vietnam. Several years later, the sorcerer has resurfaced, but will this wild chance at revenge end in tragedy?
Small Town Sorcery by Bryce Beattie
Supernatural terrors plague a child at night, and her father doesn't seem to be concerned. What nightmare is he trying to hide?
In The Forests Of The Night by Misha Burnett
Politics. Power always brought out the politicians, looking for an angle to drive in a wedge and gain some leverage. Magic was power, money was power, and this case was dripping with both.
From the case files of Erik Rugar comes another tale of magic, mystery, and a detective who is always over his head.
La Bruja by Carlos Carrasco
A New Orleans Police Detective and an Exorcist join forces to rescue a young girl from the clutches of a demonic cult. The trail leads them into the bullet-riddled inner-city streets of the Big Easy where lives and souls are held cheap and rival gang-bangers wage a bloody race war.
Living Land by JD Cowan
After the show, a rockabilly drummer follows a girl who looks like she might be in trouble. The two are swept away into an unexplainable land, where existence turns in on itself.
Under a Mango Sun by Michael DeCarolis
An agent of Thailand's supernatural crime division must infiltrate Bangkok's seedy underbelly to get to the bottom of an enchanted animal smuggling ring, where she finds herself in over her head.
The Undying Past by Dale W. Glaser
A private investigator is coerced into tracking down the cause of a curse on an ancient manor. Will he find the answer before the curse claims his life?
Green Shadow by Jason J. McCuiston
Some New Age cults are fads. Some are nefarious. A rare few actually worship dark gods. When an Afghanistan vet is hired to bring back a runaway girl, he comes face-to-face with the latter.
Prey of the Hamadame by Mark J.
From the brutal curators at ImmerseOrDie.com comes this collection of indie short stories, each a distinct jewel forged in the fires of judgement, and each carrying that simple promise: Guaranteed not to suck.