THIS ALIEN SHORE

“Packed with action and imagined worlds
and filled to the brim with sparkling detail”

NEWSWEEK

“A potent metaphor for the toleration of diversity”

NEW YORK TIMES

THE COLDFIRE TRILOGY

“A feast for those who like their fantasies dark”

LOCUS

“Packed with action and imagined worlds
and filled to the brim with sparkling detail”

NEWSWEEK

“A potent metaphor for the toleration of diversity”

NEW YORK TIMES

“A feast for those who like their fantasies dark”

LOCUS

VICTORIAN PARLOR GAMES

VICTORIAN PARLOR GAMES

Entertain your Victorian guests in style with the help of detailed instructions from Collier’s Cyclopedia of Social and Commercial Information, published in 1883. The large 8X10 pages are packed with information on parlor games, card games, games of skill, parlor magic, puzzles, riddles, acrostics, and outdoor games, including period rules for some familiar sports.It’s an invaluable collection of primary source material for historians, novelists, performers, directors, re-creationists, and sports history buffs, as well as anyone who is just tired of online games and would like to explore more interactive options with friends and family.

Collier’s chapters on gaming are reproduced here in their original illustrated format, lavishly embellished with Victorian motifs. It’s a beautiful memento of times past, and the perfect gift for any history or gaming lover.

Available now!

VICTORIAN FASHION NOTEBOOK

VICTORIAN FASHION NOTEBOOK

The perfect gift item for a costumer, steampunk lover, or history buff, this lovely journal is decorated with 120 period fashion illustrations from 1878-1910, appearing in chronological order so you can watch as fashion evolves, page by page.  Lined, antique-colored pages have enough room to record your thoughts, poetry, recipes, or love spells.

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The Blood Sacrifice Complex

The Blood Sacrifice Complex

Celia has reprinted a classic work on human sacrifice and cannibalism, THE BLOOD SACRIFICE COMPLEX. It’s a great resource for world-builders, discussing the reasons such practices appear and what kinds of societies support them, but it was impossible to find a copy of, so she has produced one. The paperback can be ordered from Amazon.

PAT’S FANTASY HOTLIST REVIEW

The Dreaming Kind

Tridac Publishing – 2021
ISBN: 1737161915
Buy at Amazon

From humorous to dark, witty to lyrical, this collection of eight short stories (plus a few extra treats) showcases the versatile talent of one of the genre’s most creative writers. If you’re not already a fan of C. S. Friedman, you soon will be. And if you’re already a fan, you’ll enjoy reading these rarely-seen shorter works.
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