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Portents is still available!

Posted by Administration On February - 16 - 201123,103 COMMENTS

Portents, a new original anthology, is edited by “Master Anthologist” (Booklist) Al Sarrantonio, editor of acclaimed collections 999: New Stories of Horror and the Supernatural, Redshift: Extremes of Speculative Fiction, Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, and Stories (with Neil Gaiman).

In the tradition of Charles L. Grant’s Shadows series, Portents presents 19 brand-new tales from some of today’s most accomplished dark fantasy writers: Gene Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, Kit Reed, Tia V. Travis, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, Kealan Patrick Burke, Neal Barrett, Jr., Christopher Fowler, Elizabeth Massie, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Kim Newman, Michael Laimo, Jeffrey Ford, Brian Keene, Tom Piccirilli and Alan M. Clark.

Issued in a strictly limited edition of 1,000 smyth-sewn, foil-stamped hardcover copies, each signed and hand-numbered by Al Sarrantonio himself, and with a beautiful color cover by Alan Clark and a special foreword by the distinguished Stephen Jones, Portents is only available for purchase from Flying Fox Publishers.

Portents , the first book ever published by Flying Fox, will become an instant collector’s item. To order a copy:

By PayPal: send $30 (plus $5 postage and packing in the U.S.; $8 for Canada; and $15 for international orders) to

By money order or personal check (made out to Al Sarrantonio): send the appropriate amount as per above to Flying Fox Publishers, 106 Heather Circle, Newburgh, NY 12550

For any questions write to:

Stories edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio

Posted by Administration On August - 6 - 201015,947 COMMENTS

From Booklist

The editorial collaboration of fantasy superstar Gaiman and brilliant anthologist Sarrantonio seemingly ensures a most distinguished sf-fantasy-horror collection. Mainstream and mystery stars (Roddy Doyle, Jodi Picoult, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jeffery Deaver, Walter Mosley, Chuck Palahniuk) as well as big sf-fantasy-horror names, including all-ages luminaries Diana Wynne Jones and Richard Adams, all contribute. Yet most of these stories are tepid; a few are unreadably bad. Joe R. Lansdale’s “The Stars Are Falling” proves absorbing, though (and because) its characters, plot, and setting strongly recall those of Robinson Jeffers’ searing antiwar poem, “The Double Axe.” Gene Wolfe’s space-exploration tale “Leif in the Wind” is a tersely worded treat, Joe Hill’s “Devil on the Staircase” is cleverly shaped (literally: the paragraphs look like flights of stairs), and Michael Moorcock’s memoirlike “Stories,” while neither sf, fantasy, or horror, is wonderfully affecting. And Elizabeth Hand’s awe-inspiring “The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon,” in which three men and two teen boys replicate the flight of a pre–Wright brothers airplane, is as magical and beautiful a light fantasy as anyone has ever written. –Ray Olson