This week marks the release of our latest Fiction River volume, Fantastic Detectives, and I can’t think of a better example of the kind of amazing cross-genre stories Fiction River specializes in than this volume.
Like fantasy and mystery? We’ve got Kevin J. Anderson’s famous zombie detective, Dan Shamble; Dean Wesley Smith’s superhero detective, Poker Boy; a dog detective; a cat detective (you know, for balance); and even a detective who’s an egg (really, I’m not just cracking jokes here).
Plus, fairies and ghosts and, well, you’ve really got to give this one a read.
But don’t take my word for it.
Long and Short Reviews says: “Fiction River: Fantastic Detectives is a great choice for anyone who loves it when genres are swirled together. It’s nominally more heavily influenced by mystery conventions and tropes, but the science fiction and fantasy elements in it are almost as strong.”
And Keith West of Amazing Stories says: “Fiction River: Fantastic Detectives is a great read if you like to blend mystery with your fantasy. Check it out.”
I’m also happy to introduce the new Fiction River blog, written by WMG’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Joy Wilson. Joy is a big fan of Fiction River (and not just because she works here), and asked if she could start writing about one of her favorite publications every week. Who am I to say no to that?
So, I’ll keep my own blog short this week, because I really want you to give hers a read. It’s fantastic. And be sure to check out her new blog on Thursday, the official release day for Fantastic Detectives.
But before I sign off, one quick mention of our Fiction River subscription drive on Kickstarter. The “Print Fantastic Detectives Authors Package” ($125 pledge) is still available. You get not only a one-year print subscription to Fiction River and a print copy of Fantastic Detectives, but you also get signed copies of Alden Bridge by Joe Cron, Afterburn by Karen L. Abrahamson, Blue Suede Darlin’ by Juliet Nordeen and The Bloodied Fang by Ryan M. Williams. There are lots of other great rewards still available, of course, as well as some fun videos to watch, so if you haven’t stopped by Kickstarter in a few days, now’s a good time to check it out.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.