For those of you who supported our Pulphouse Kickstarter in 2017 (again, thank you!), you might remember we had three books we promised as stretch goals.
Well, now that we have a year of Pulphouse under our belts, we’re ready to publish the first of those books. And we started with a compilation of reader’s favorites, called—in true Pulphouse style—You Really Liked That?
Pulphouse editor Dean Wesley Smith has spent the past year keeping track of reader comments to put this book together. Here’s the synopsis and table of contents:
The readers, the fans, the reviewers all weighed in over the first year of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine. Five issues, almost 100 stories. They raved about some stories, liked others, and found some eye-opening, shall we say?
And editor Dean Wesley Smith kept track.
So now, as promised in Pulphouse Fiction Magazine’s first Kickstarter campaign, here come the favorites, the stories the readers and reviewers loved from the first full year (plus Issue Zero, our test issue). These stories wonderfully represent Pulphouse’s mission: attitude, feel, no genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories.
This might be one of the strangest anthologies ever put together of extremely high-quality fiction. But editor Dean claims no credit. He just listened to all of you.
“Spud Wrangler” by Kent Patterson
“A Few Minutes in the Plantation Bar and Grill Outside of Woodville, Mississippi” by Steve Perry
“Graymatters” by David Stier
“The Clockwork Man’s Canteen” by J. Steven York
“A Good Negro” by Ezekiel James Boston
“Collector’s Curse: A Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Adventure” by Kevin J. Anderson
“nanoturds” by Ray Vukcevich
“Queen of the Mouse Riders” by Annie Reed
“Who’s the Abomination?” By Johanna Rothman
“In the Empire of the Underpants” by Robert Jeschonek
“At Witt’s End: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
If you’ve never read Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, this book is a great way to experience the cutting-edge fiction that epitomizes Pulphouse.
So, what are you waiting for? You can buy the book here (it’s available in ebook and trade paperback). And if you like what you read, you might want to consider a subscription. You can find out more about that here.
Our next issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine publishes later this week, so stay tuned.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.