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Sails & Sorcery

Sails & Sorcery


Fantasist Enterprises

Release Date: November 2009
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Anthology
Edited by: Greg Schauer,
    Jeanne B. Benzel, and W. H. Horner

Illustrations: Various
6 x 9 inch, 330 page trade paperback
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  Price (retail):  US: $18.00
 ISBN 13: 9780971360884
 ISBN 10: 097136088X8

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Help celebrate an iconic indie bookstore!

For thirty years, Between Books has provided the Eastern Seaboard of the United States with the absolute best in alternate entertainment—speculative fiction, comics, anime, and gaming. While other stores have disappeared, this shelter from the tides of bitter reality has remained, enduring by providing the finest in every genre, by stacking every shelf, every nook, cranny and tiny space in between with the strange, the beautiful and the terrifying. Now they have brought together many of the authors who have entertained the visitors to their hallowed walls in a collection so splendiferously diverse, it defies conventional description.

John Passarella brings us a new Wendy Ward story in which a curse meets its match. A scientist opens her personal Pandora's Box in a tale by Maria V. Snyder. Gregory Frost finds an Old One in the noir. A roving nightmare auditions a new cast member in a chilling tale by Jonathan Maberry. Catherynne M. Valente paints a hauntingly beautiful picture of Hell. Pleasure and longing collide in a story by CJ Henderson. Memory, loss, and comfort coalesce in a story by Jonathan Carroll. All these and more await you in The Stories in Between.

Greg Schauer established Between Books in 1979.
It resides at 2703 Philadelphia Pike in Claymont, DE.


 "Small press anthologies make me squee, anthologies in support of bookstores make me squee,
and a TOC with Greg Frost, Cat Valente, Lawrence M. Schoen, C.J. Henderson,
and Danielle Ackley-McPhail definitely makes me squee." Rose Fox,
Publisher's Weekly

“The tales are entertaining enough to be fitting tributes to one of the East Coast’s most beloved independent bookstores.” Carl Hays, Book List

on The Stories (in) Between as a whole:
"If you are a fan of Science-Fiction, Horror, Pulp Fiction, Comics, or Gaming
then I strongly urge you to pick up a copy of this anthology."
on The Devil You Don't by Danielle Ackley-McPhail: Four Stars! This hard-core soldier has a
major kick-butt attitude. She may be a private now, but her future looks bright.
I see a lot of potential with Kat and the team. Here's hoping for more.

on Beyond Imagine by Mike McPhail: Five Stars! This is one of the best short military science-fiction stories I have ever read. I could not be more impressed. In fact, I am making a note to check for more of McPhail's stories. The author is also a game designer. Since I have recently grown bored with "World of Warcraft", perhaps I can find a new online game as well.
4 Stars, Detra Fitch,
The Huntress Review


Introduction by Joseph Gangemi

“The Fisherman and the Wrestler” by Lawrence M. Schoen
“Beneath Between” by Lawrence C. Connolly
“Dr. Time” by Maria V. Snyder
“Swift Decline” by Gregory Frost
“Short Fuse” by Patrick Thomas
“Blood Alone” by John Passarella
“Beyond Imagine” by Mike McPhail
“Appetite” by Jonathan McGoran
“Dr. Nine” by Jonathan Maberry
“My Grandfather was Adolf Hitler’s Roommate” by Henry Long
“The Devil You Don’t” by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
“Janey in Amber” by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
“Vedran” by Jonathan Carroll
“Dungeon out of Time” by Walter Ciechanowski
“The Wonderous Boundless Thought” by C. J. Henderson
“Proverbs of Hell” by Catherynne M. Valente

Afterword in Sequential Art:
“The Legacy of Between Books” by Steve Ressel

Original artwork by Blair Webb based on The Devil You Don't, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail


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