Abandoned places exist in the vacuum of space, the boom towns gone bust of yesteryear and under our noses in the isolation of the modern age. Shohola Press, a new independent publisher, is pleased to announce its first release, ABANDONED PLACES, an anthology of short genre fiction edited by George R. Galuschak and Chris Cornell.
“Shohola is where I learned about abandoned places, and the ghosts that haunt them,” says George. “Haunted houses are an interesting conceit, but let’s face it: an empty house is an empty house. We make our own ghosts, and we bring them with us. I’ve shared a few of mine. The authors in this anthology share a few of theirs. I hope you enjoy them.”
“When George suggested the theme, it sounded just right,” says Chris. “Maybe it provided a perfect blank slate for inspiration across genres. Maybe it had something to do with visiting ghost towns and passing around YouTube videos of condemned hotels and amusement parks. Regardless, we put out the call, and writers responded in force.”
Join us as twenty-one writers embark on a tour of the lonely, the rejected and the uninhabited. Featuring stories of fantasy, horror and science fiction by rising new authors and classic tales by familiar names.
Featured reprint authors: Ray Bradbury, Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Allen Poe and M. R. James.
New fiction authors: Bo Balder, Lauren C. Teffeau, Steve Kopka, Maria Haskins, Chris Cornell, Ransom Noble, Karl Dandenell, Cath Schaff-Stump, Shannon Ryan, Chris Bauer, Miranda Suri, Anna Yeatts, Chia Lynn Evers, Doug Engstrom, Lara Kristin Herndon, George R. Galuschak and BethAnn Ferrero.
Release date: March 9, 2018
Available in trade paperback and e-book formats from all major retailers.
About the Editors
George R. Galuschak is a speculative fiction writer who lives in Northern New Jersey. His short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Lore magazine among others. He is also a co-host of the Unreliable Narrators podcast. His home on the web is https://georgegaluschak.wordpress.com.
Chris Cornell’s short fiction has appeared in Penumbra magazine, The City of the Future, Another 100 Horrors and other anthologies. He is a co-host of the Unreliable Narrators podcast and the writer and producer of the audio drama, E’ville. More at www.cornell.wtf.
About the Publisher
Shohola Press is a new imprint founded by Chris Cornell and George Galuschak. We seek to discover and promote new voices in genre fiction, from science fiction to fantasy to horror and all points in between. Abandoned Places is the initial release of this imprint, with future novels and collections to be announced in coming months. Shohola Press is a division of Shohola Group, LLC. For more information, please visit our website at www.shoholapress.com.
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