Paul Cain was the hardest boiled of all the Black Mask writers. And other than Hammett and Chandler, the one who best epitomizes the hard, brittle style that represented the magazine. Short staccato sentences void of introspection, conjunctions, and all but the most necessary exposition. Stark, violent, and occasionally brutal storylines. And prose so provocative and compelling that the reader finds himself gulping it down whole instead of in the usual bite-size pieces.

This massive collection, originally conceived by Keith Alan Deutsch, who has selflessly taken it upon himself (as proprietor and conservator of Black Mask Magazine copyrights) to keep this classic work in print in high quality formats available to a new generation, features the novel Fast One (in its original serial form) and the complete 13 "slayers"—brilliant works of noir fiction—written by Paul Cain for Black Mask and other crime pulps. For six of the "slayers," this is the first time ever that they have been collected in book format, and also marks the first time that all of Cain’s fiction has been collected in book form.

This new edition includes a stunning biographical introduction by Max Allan Collins and Lynn F. Myers, Jr., which incorporates years of research into the life of Paul Cain, about whom little is known. Along with the stories, this edition features a cover gallery of old issues of Black Mask as well as old covers of the Fast One and Seven Slayers collections. This hardcover book is signed by Max Allan Collins, Lynn F. Myers, Jr., and Ron Lesser, the cover artist.

Limited to 500 copies, each signed by Max Allan Collins, Lynn F. Myers, Jr., and Ron Lesser. This copy a PC copy with roman numerals 

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Artifact Space by Miles Cameron

Out in the darkness of space, something is targeting the Greatships.

With their vast cargo holds and a crew that could fill a city, the Greatships are the lifeblood of human-occupied space, transporting an unimaginable volume - and value - of goods from City, the greatest human orbital, all the way to Tradepoint at the other, to trade for xenoglas with an unknowable alien species.

It has always been Marca Nbaro's dream to achieve the near-impossible: escape her upbringing and venture into space.

All it took, to make her way onto the crew of the Greatship Athens was thousands of hours in simulators, dedication, and pawning or selling every scrap of her old life in order to forge a new one. But though she's made her way onboard with faked papers, leaving her old life - and scandals - behind isn't so easy.

She may have just combined all the dangers of her former life, with all the perils of the new . . .

Alan Campbell - Damnation for Beginners

The story begins in the beleaguered city of Cog. The protagonist, Jack Aviso, is himself a cog, a functionary in the soulless, profit-obsessed enterprise known as the Henry Sill Banking Corporation. When a routinely corrupt business transaction shatters both his marriage and his well-ordered life, Jack finds himself—quite literally—in Hell, where he embarks on a perilous, unprecedented journey of revenge.

Moving from the urban desolation of Cog City to the surreal landscape of a marvelously described Hell – a region unlike anything ever encountered in contemporary fiction.

Campbell, Jack - The Last Full Measure

In a transformed mid-nineteenth century America dominated by plantation owners and kept in line by Southern military forces, a mild-mannered academic from Main, Professor Joshua Chamberlain, stands accused of crimes against the nation. In court alongside him is Abraham Lincoln, whose fiery rhetoric brands him a “threat to the security of the United States of America.” Convicted, Chamberlain is sentenced to forty years hard labor, while Lincoln’s fate is indefinite detention at Fortress Monroe. But Professor Chamberlain then encounters military minds who understand the true ideals upon which the country was founded and who want to foment revolution. To succeed, they need a leader, someone to inspire the people to take up the cause of liberty: Lincoln.

Damnation for Beginners is an utterly unique creation, one that combines the baroque pleasures of a powerful imagination with a cogent critique of an all too familiar society dominated by rampant, runaway greed. The result is a strange, wonderful, and terrifying tale, the work of a master storyteller with a wholly original point of view

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All they have to do is flawlessly execute a daring plan to rescue him from the darkest federal prison.

In The Last Full Measure, Campbell delivers a riveting look at an America where war is imminent, and nothing is as it should be.

A New Dawn - Campbell, John W. Jr.

Legendary editor John W. Campbell's stories published under the pseudonym Don A. Stuart.

Justly famous for encouraging and publishing such young writers as Sturgeon, Heinlein, and Asimov in sf's 1930s golden age, Campbell was an exceptional writer himself. In just a few years, he wrote some of the most enduring sf stories, including "Who Goes There?," about a deadly, chameleonic alien stranded at an arctic scientific station, which, as The Thing, has twice been successfully filmed.

Other stories, such as "Twilight," a melancholy vision of a humanity doomed to extinction by the loss of curiosity, and "Out of Night," in which a trio of humans determine to free themselves from an oppressive race called the Sarn, are equally powerful.

Who Goes There? -  John W. Campbell, Jr

Frontispiece by Lawrence Schwinger. Part of the 'They Walk Among US' series of science fiction novels from Easton Press.

A remote scientific research expedition at the North Pole is invaded by a monstrous alien, reawakened after lying frozen for centuries after a crash-landing.

The alien is intelligent, cunning and a shape-changer who can assume the form and personality of anything it destroys and soon it is among the men of the expedition, killing and replacing them, using its shape-changing ability to lull the scientists one by one into inattention and destruction.

Carefully and rigorously extrapolated in its portrait of the menaced expedition, the novelette

Campbell's concentration on ideas means that his characters tend to be wooden archetypes whose moods are, well, moody.

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is regarded as perhaps the greatest horror story to emerge form the field of science fiction. It was the basis for one of the great early science fiction films and its excellent remake decades later - ’The Thing'

Masters of the Weird Tale - Ramsey Campbell

This latest installment in the Centipede Press series “Masters of the Weird Tale” celebrates the first fifty-five years of Ramsey Campbell’s illustrious career. As you might imagine, one volume simply wouldn’t do. Instead, they’ve issued two volumes of over one thousand pages.  There’s never been such an extensive collection of work by a living horror writer, but then again there’s never been another Ramsey Campbell!

Limited to 250 sets and featuring an introduction by Adam Nevill, a lengthy career retrospective interview, over three dozen illustrations, 86 stories, this is an essential volume for any serious collection of modern weird fiction.

Each volume is signed by Ramsey Campbell, Allen Koszowski, Jill Bauman, John Kenn Mortensen, David Ho, Gavin O’Keefe, David Whitlam, and Jeanne D’Angelo. 

Cannon, Peter - Forever Azathoth

H. P. Lovecraft once wrote: “As a rule, I don’t think that a comic or flippant style—or one with much satire—mixes well with the weird.” Peter Cannon has devoted most of his writing career to breaking this rule, usually at the expense of Lovecraft himself.

This volume collects the finest and funniest of Cannon’s parodies and pastiches, starting with the title story, a six-part sequel to Lovecraft’s “The Thing on the Doorstep.” 

Before there was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, there were the three “Wodecraft” tales, in which P. G. Wodehouse’s characters show considerable savoir faire in the face of cosmic dread. 

Cannon also mashes up Lovecraft with two classic American writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald (“Tender Is the Night-gaunt”) and William Faulkner (“The Sound and the Fungi”). James Herriot, of All Creatures Great and Small fame, receives similar treatment in “All Moon-Beasts Amorphous and Mephitic.”

Carew, Leo - Under the Northern Sky Trilogy

Violence and death have come to the land under the Northern Sky.

Beyond the Black River, among the forests and mountains of the north, lives an ancient race of people. Their lives are measured in centuries, not decades; they revel in wilderness and resilience, and they scorn wealth and comfort.

By contrast, those in the south live in the moment, their lives more fleeting. They crave wealth and power, their ambition is limitless, and their cunning unmatched.

When the armies of the south flood across the Black River, the fragile peace between the two races is shattered. On a lightning-struck battlefield, the two sides will fight - for their people, for their land, for their very survival.

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Elegy for Darkness - Jacqueline Carey.

This omnibus contains the two novels that comprise 'The Sundering'

If all that is good thinks you evil... are you?

Once upon a time, the Seven Shapers dwelled in accord and Shaped the world to their will. But Satoris, the youngest among them, was deemed too generous in his gifts to the race of Men, and so began the Shapers' War, which Sundered the world. Now six of the Shapers lay to one end of a vast ocean, and Satoris to the other, reviled by even the race of Men.

Satoris sits in his Darkhaven, surrounded by his allies. Chief among them is Tanaros Blacksword, immortal Commander General of his army. Once a mortal man who was betrayed by King and Wife, Tanaros fled to Darkhaven a thousand years ago, and in Satoris's service has redeemed his honor-but left his humanity behind.

Now there is a new prophecy that tells of Satoris's destruction and the redemption of the world. To thwart it, Satoris sends Tanaros to capture the Lady of the Ellylon, the beautiful Cerelinde, to prevent her alliance with the last High King of Men.

But Tanaros discovers that not all of his heart has been lost--his feelings for Cerelinde could doom Satoris, but save the race of Men…

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Cargill, Robert C. - Sea of Rust

Dust jacket illustration by Dominic Harman.

A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic -robot western- from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic.

It's been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI--One World Intelligence--the shared consciousness of millions of robots, uploaded into one huge mainframe brain.

But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality--their personality--for the sake of a greater, stronger, higher power. These intrepid resisters are outcasts; solo machines wandering among various underground outposts who have formed into an unruly civilization of rogue AIs in the wasteland that was once our world.

One of these resisters is Brittle, a scavenger robot trying to keep a deteriorating mind and body functional in a world that has lost all meaning. Although unable to experience emotions like a human, Brittle is haunted by the terrible crimes the robot population perpetrated on humanity.

As Brittle roams the Sea of Rust, a large swath of territory that was once the Midwest, the loner robot slowly comes to terms with horrifyingly raw and vivid memories--and nearly unbearable guilt. Sea of Rust is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins.

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

by Michael Chabon

For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel.

Proud, grateful, and longing to be American, the Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant, gritty, soulful, and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. For sixty years they have been left alone, neglected and half-forgotten in a backwater of history. Now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end: once again the tides of history threaten to sweep them up and carry them off into the unknown.

But homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster.

He and his half-Tlingit partner, Berko Shemets, can't catch a break in any of their outstanding cases. Landsman's new supervisor is the love of his life—and also his worst nightmare. And in the cheap hotel where he has washed up, someone has just committed a murder—right under Landsman's nose.

Prelude to Armageddon by Cleve Cartmill

Heinlein, Simak, Hubbard, de Camp, Cartmill... These are the foundations upon which John W. Campbell built the Golden Age in Street & Smith's Astounding Science Fiction and Unknown Worlds. All of these authors have had much of their fiction collected and are well-known to today's readers.

Cleve Cartmill has been remembered primarily for his notoriously prescient atomic bomb story Deadline, which brought Federal Agents swooping down on Campbell's offices worried that there had been a leak at the Manhattan Project. Cleve Cartmill was far, far more than merely the author of this one well-known tale; his fantasy novellas rank among some of the best to have been published in Unknown and his science fiction still holds up well today some sixty years later.

This is the first of a projected set of five volumes that will collect all of Cartmill's superlative fiction in a matched set. Shifting seamlessly from modern fantasy to social commentary through the medium of science fiction, Cartmill's stories are sharp, original and eminently entertaining.

For readers familiar with his work, this is a volume that is many years overdue; for those new to the author, you're cordially invited to enjoy this journey back through time to the Golden Age of fantastic fiction. This collection is strictly limited to only 500 copies and features an introduction from author/editor John Pelan and a striking cover by Allen Koszowki.     

Out of habit, obligation, and a mysterious sense that it somehow offers him a shot at redeeming himself, Landsman begins to investigate the killing of his neighbour, a former chess prodigy. But when word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, Landsman soon finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, hopefulness, evil, and salvation that are his heritage—and with the unfinished business of his marriage to Bina Gelbfish, the one person who understands his darkest fears.

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Kate Reese is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship by starting over in a new town, with her young son Christopher. But Mill Grove, Pennsylvania, is not the safe place they thought it would be...

Their world begins to unravel after Christopher vanishes into the Mission Street Woods - where 50 years earlier an eerily similar disappearance occurred. When he emerges six days later, unharmed but not unchanged, he brings with him a secret: a voice only he can hear and a warning of tragedy to come.


Leaving your house in the middle of the night.

Knowing your mother is doing her best, but she's just as scared as you.


Starting a new school, making friends.

Seeing how happy it makes your mother.

Hearing a voice, calling out to you.


Following the signs, into the woods. Going missing for six days.

Remembering nothing about what happened.


Something that will change everything…

And having to save everyone you love.

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Exhalation by Ted Chiang

A note from the Najeebah Al-Ghadban, the designer of Exhalation:

This special edition of Ted Chiang’s Exhalation utilizes color and illustration throughout its design to enter and create an otherworldly realm. The illustrations, by artist Dadu Shin, establish all that is painterly and human while the interruption of blue gradations of color, both in the text and on the page, expose a multidimensional plane within the confines of the very flat and physical page. Color here stands in place of time and light, and through the breadth of its shades and uses, highlights and exposes the subtleties of the worlds Ted builds in his collection of stories. 

A merchant in medieval Baghdad is given the opportunity to revisit his greatest mistake. An anatomist who is made of metal and breathes argon decides to dissect his own brain. A woman and a man spend years fulfilling their responsibilities to the software children they created. A journalist wrestles with the way technology shapes our ideas of what truth is. An archaeologist who studies evidence that the Earth was recently created encounters something she can’t explain. A therapist counsels people obsessed with what their alternate selves have done.

These are characters we can relate to, whether the worlds they inhabit resemble our own or not. Like us, they are fascinated with the world; like us, they are trying to use what they’ve learned in their quest to live a meaningful life.

This edition of Exhalation is oversized, printed in two colors throughout on premium paper.

Widow's Point - Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar 

“This is a bad place. I don't think people are meant to live here.”

Longtime residents of Harper's Cove believe that something is wrong with the Widow's Point Lighthouse. Some say it's cursed. Others claim it's haunted.

Originally built in 1838, three workers were killed during the lighthouse's construction, including one who mysteriously plunged to his death from the catwalk. That tragic accident was never explained, and it was just the beginning of the terror. In the decades that followed, nearly two dozen additional deaths occurred in or around the lighthouse including cold-blooded murder, suicide, unexplained accidents and disappearances, the slaughter of an entire family, and the inexplicable death of a Hollywood starlet who was filming a movie on the grounds.

The lighthouse was finally shuttered tight in 1988 and a security fence was erected around the property. No one has been inside since.

Until tonight.

Thomas Livingston is the acclaimed author of thirteen books about the supernatural and this evening he will enter the Widow's Point Lighthouse, searching for material for his next bestseller. He will be locked inside for the weekend with no way of contacting the outside world. And although no human has stepped foot inside the structure in nearly three decades, Livingston will not be alone.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

IN THE YEAR 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape

The Bedeviled - Thomas Cullinan

Jack Caine’s heart attack was all the advice he needed. He and Maggie and the children were moving as far as possible from the rat race that was slowly killing him, leaving New York to a quiet old farmhouse in Ohio, which Jack has inherited from a distant aunt. The house, ten miles away from the nearest neighbor, was once owned by a Civil War general reputed to have been a Satanist.

From their first night in the desolate old house, when the screams of Jack’s teenage son, Duff, split the dark silence, the Caines sense the hellish curse descending upon them. When his family burial ground is mysteriously vandalized, Jack cannot bring his tortured thoughts to bear on who might have done it — and why — until a strangely transformed Duff appears before him, possessed of the corrupt and lascivious spirit of his great-great-grandfather Brigadier General Duffin Caine.

And Maggie, now possessed by the General’s long-dead mistress, is the sole object of his perverse desire.

This is a marvelously sinister brew of Satanism, possession, and incest, here reprinted in a special limited edition hardcover. The book has new artwork by Christopher Shy and a new introduction by Thomas W. Cullinan, the author’s son, with rare photographs.

There are 300 signed copies, each signed by Shy and Cullinan. The book is bound in cloth, with two color foil blocking on the front cover, a handsome color dustjacket, color and black & white interior illustrations, and ribbon marker.

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Delightfully Deadly by Gail Carriger

The signed limited edition, Delightfully Deadly, which contains three standalone novels set in New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger's steampunk Parasolverse.

The novels feature the exploits of graduates of Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy, filled with manners, tricky lady spies, and supernatural creatures taking tea. Spinning off from the Finishing School series, these stories contain a great deal of forward flirtation between sweetheart gentlemen and deadly women. May also involve excessive use of velvet, melodramatic lobsters, and the strategic application of interpretive ballet.

Poison or Protect

In a battle of wits, Preshea may risk her own heart – a terrifying prospect, as she never knew she had one.

Contains plaid, gentlemen eating dainty tea sandwiches, and the strategic application of leather gloves.

Defy or Defend

A vampire hive descending into madness. A beautiful intelligencer with a sparkly plan. The bodyguard who must keep them from killing each other.

In a battle for survival (and wallpaper), Dimity learns that not all that sparkles is good, while Cris discovers he likes honey a lot more than he thought.

Ambush or Adore

London’s greatest and most covert spy tries to escape the man who has always adored her.

Can Pillover hold onto the deadly woman who always gets away? Will Agatha realize that patience is indeed a virtue, and that perhaps it is good to be noticed by the one who waits?

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

2022 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner

A 2021 NEIBA Book Award Finalist

A Best of 2021 Pick in SFF for Amazon

A Best of 2021 Pick in SFF for Kobo

Included in NPR’s Favorite Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books Of The Past Decade (2011-2021)

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark goes full-length for the first time in his dazzling debut novel

Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.

So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world forty years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage.

Alongside her Ministry colleagues and a familiar person from her past, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city―or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems…

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The Chill by Scott Carson. 

Lividian Publications deluxe signed and slipcased Limited Edition hardcover lavishly crafted with collectors and readers alike in mind. Exclusive to the edition is a foreword by James Coltrane (a.k.a Stewart O’Nan), plus twelve original black and white illustrations, a full-color frontispiece, and a full-color wrap-around dust jacket painting by François Vaillancourt.

Far upstate, in New York’s ancient forests, a drowned village lies beneath the dark, still waters of the Chilewaukee reservoir. Early in the 20th century, the town was destroyed for the greater good: bringing water to the millions living downstate. Or at least that’s what the politicians from Manhattan insisted at the time. The local families, settled there since America’s founding, were forced from their land, but they didn’t move far, and some didn’t move at all…

Now, a century later, the repercussions of human arrogance are finally making themselves known. An inspector assigned to oversee the dam, dangerously neglected for decades, witnesses something inexplicable. It turns out that more than the village was left behind in the waters of the Chill when it was abandoned. The townspeople didn’t evacuate without a fight. A dark prophecy remained, too, and the time has come for it to be fulfilled. Those who remember must ask themselves: who will be next? For sacrifices must be made. And as the dark waters begin to inexorably rise, the demand for a fresh sacrifice emerges from the deep…