I’m proud as punch, or pleased as all get-out, to announce that the second year of Mythic Delirium magazine has assumed its ultimate form, a lovely paperback, available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (Though for those futureshockers who prefer e-readers now, there’s an e-book version, too.) Anita and I have taken the stories and poems published in what I call “Mythic Delirium Year One” — because the first year of the rebooted zine was “Year Zero” — and we’ve remixed them to create an artwork on paper, the second Mythic Delirium anthology.
(You can read more about Mythic Delirium Anthology the First here. Those few who remember the MYTHIC anthology series that came prior to Clockwork Phoenix [book one, book two] could perhaps think of this new anthology as MYTHIC 4.)
Enough numerology. Here’s the official pitch:
Assembled from the second year of the digital journal Mythic Delirium and recast in an artfully arranged anthology, this latest offering from editors Mike and Anita Allen will introduce you to harrowing deserts and vengeful waters, to quantum mythology and edible religion, to slipstream explorations of love and identity.
Publisher and editor Mike Allen writers in his introduction, “If you’re on a quest for the weird, lowercase, here is a book where you can find it. And likely The Weird as well.”
This international anthology of beautiful prose and strange verse features Saira Ali, Michele Bannister, Alicia Cole, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Gwynne Garfinkle, Brady Golden, Adam Howe, John Philip Johnson, Jamie Killen, Swapna Kishore, Margo Lanagan, Geoffrey A. Landis, Nathaniel Lee, Rose Lemberg, Livia Llewellyn, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, C.S. MacCath, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Lynette Mejía, Virginia M. Mohlere, Sunny Moraine, Kristine Ong Muslim, Dominik Parisien, Jessy Randall, Wendy Rathbone, Sonya Taaffe, Shveta Thakrar, Natalia Theodoridou, Sheree Renée Thomas and Jane Yolen.
Our spectacular cover art once again comes from Hugo winner Galen Dara:
Here’s the complete table of contents.
- “The Traveler’s Wagon Speaks” by Jane Yolen
- “Maybe a Witch Lives There” by Jessy Randall
- “The Absence of Words” by Swapna Kishore
- “The Ensouling of Spacecraft” by Michele Bannister
- “A Shadow on the Sky” by Sunny Moraine
- “Main Sequence” by Saira Ali
- “The Nightflies” by Sheree Renée Thomas
- “The Djinn” by Saira Ali
- “Keeper of the Wave” by Jamie Killen
- “Deepwater” by Valya Dudycz Lupescu
- “Eden.Redux” by Lynette Mejía
- “Earth map” by Rose Lemberg
- “Even in Arcadia” by Kristine Ong Muslim
- “An Eyewitness Guide to the Sea Shore” by Margo Lanagan
- “Hold Back the Waters” by Virginia M. Mohlere
- “Visitation of the Oracle at McKain Street” by Sheree Renée Thomas
- “The Nagini’s Night Song” by Shveta Thakrar
- “Poor Old Horse” by Sonya Taaffe
- “Time Travel Autumn” by Wendy Rathbone
- “Love Song” by John Philip Johnson
- “Behind Glass” by Brady Golden
- “Orpheus” by Geoffrey A. Landis
- “Anonymity” by Sonya Taaffe
- “Eating and Being Eaten” by Jane Yolen
- “All the Tribes of the Earth Shall Mourn” by Nathaniel Lee
- “A Portrait of the Monster as an Artist” by Dominik Parisien
- “It’s a Universal Picture” by Gwynne Garfinkle
- “‘Kid’ Cooper & the Blackwood Ape-Man” by Adam Howe
- “Bearing Witness” by Jane Yolen
- “Otter Script” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
- “A Primer for Reading 23 Pairs of Chromosomes, or, Introduction to Your Own Personal Genome Project” by Jeannine Hall Gailey
- “Dualities” by Rose Lemberg
- “Salamander” by Alicia Cole
- “Pureland” by Livia Llewellyn
- “Philomela in Seven Movements” by Natalia Theodoridou
- “Mortar/Pestle” by Jane Yolen
- “Sing the Crumbling City” by C.S. MacCath
The book will become available for sale in more formats and more venues in the days ahead. Watch mythicdelirium.com for details.
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