Kissing Carrion by Gemma Files

The Claus Effect by David Nickle and Karl Schroeder

Nickle and Schroeder write with a fine ear for the disturbingly perverse, and their story is as sick and twisted a version of Santa Claus as I have ever encountered. Any parents that expose their children to this little bit of nastiness should be put away at once.
Prairie Fire

Haxan by Kenneth Mark Hoover

[Haxan] is a mixture of western and urban fantasy, with a cold, moody atmosphere . . .

Fearful Symmetries

This is one of the consistently strongest new horror, weird, and dark fiction anthologies I have read in quite a while, including others by Datlow. In most collections, some stories, horrific or not, are instantly forgettable: the stories in Fearful Symmetries overwhelmingly linger in the mind.

The Worm in Every Heart by Gemma Files

We Will All Go Down Together by Gemma Files

[We Will All Go Down Together is] a vivid, haunting mix of horror and fantasy woven together through a complex fugue of short stories. The effect is powerful. It’s a book you have to work hard at, in order to make sure you’re not missing any of the peripheral connections. But it rewards the effort, and then some.

The Flame in the Maze by Caitlin Sweet

Experimental Film by Gemma Files

Almost Dark by Letitia Trent

Licence Expired: The Unauthorized James Bond

Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing by Sandra Kasturi and Jerome Stueart

The Door in the Mountain by Caitlin Sweet

“. . . [The Door in the Mountain] . . . is very well written. Sweet goes into lavish detail when describing the characters and setting as well as in correlating the events of the story with their mythological precedents. There is a strong focus on imagery that makes the story almost come alive as the reader can easily [imagine] being in the fictional world that she creates.

Lament for the Afterlife by Lisa L. Hannett

Irregular Verbs and Other Stories by Matthew Johnson

This, ultimately, is what Johnson has accomplished with Irregular Verbs: he has created a new mythology—new lore that feels as familiar as it is daring and fresh.

Head Full of Mountains by Brent Hayward

[T]he full power of the story does not hit until after the final word is read. I found myself liking the novel once I finished it but it was only later that night when I could not sleep due to the novel almost haunting me that I came to truly appreciate just how good Head Full of Mountains really is.

The Humanity of Monsters

The Night Inside by Nancy Baker

Inside is at times bleak, rife with captors that love torture and snuff films and create both. However, within this story of incest, greed, necrophilia, and a multitude of other horrors, Baker pens some beautiful descriptions. I appreciated her ability to get at the core of what motivates her characters and lay it bare for the reader to see, no matter how disturbing that truth may be.

The Book of David by Robert Boyczuk

Wrapped in Skin by Mark Morris

Shadows and Tall Trees 2014

If you’re as passionate about horror short stories as we are, then this really is a must buy.

Gifts for the One Who Comes After by Helen Marshall

Helen Marshall is a writer who creates real people in real situations, then uses the fantastic to pry her way inside her readers’ ribcages and break us wide open.
—Neil Gaiman

Knife Fight and Other Struggles by David Nickle

David Nickle’s Knife Fight and Other Struggles is a collection of thirteen unique glimpses into the weird. Dynamic imagination, masterful writing of both the every day and the nightmare, characters that breathe, and a dark sense of humour make this a keeper. If you’ve not yet read Nickle’s fiction, Knife Fight is a great place to start. If you have, you’ve no doubt already bought this book.
—World Fantasy Award-winning author Jeffrey Ford

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Nov 27, 2015

CZP EBook Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!


Is your CZP eBook collection missing a few gems here and there? Never fear! From Friday, Nov 27 to Monday Nov 30, ALL eBooks are $1.99, sitewide! Treat yo'self. Even hard-working Death deserves a reading break, and so do you!

This sale includes all new titles, such as Gemma Files' Experimental Film and the World Fantasy Award-winning debut novel by Lisa L. Hannet, Lament For the Afterlife. Paperbacks and physical copies can also be purchased from our site, as always--but they are not included in this deal.

Oct 3, 2015

50% Off All CZP EBooks Throughout October



It's the High Unholy Days of October, a month near and dear to us here at ChiZine! Hithertofore, for the entire month, all of our ebooks will be 50% off--bought and downloaded directly from our site! This includes all new titles, such as the spellbinding and visually delectable The Lady ParaNorma by Vincent Marcone. Physical hardcovers are available from the site, as well as wherever books are sold.

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Jul 27, 2015

Imaginarium 4 Table of Contents Revealed

ChiZine Publications, and co-editors Sandra Kasturi and Jerome Stueart, are thrilled to announce the final Table of Contents for Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction!

IMAGINARIUM 4 Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Margaret Atwood
  • “Bamboozled” by Kelley Armstrong
  • “Witch I” by Courtney Bates-Hardy
  • “Witch II” by Courney Bates-Hardy
  • “The Smut Story” by Greg Bechtel
  • “Kafka’s Notebooks” by Jocko Benoit
  • “The Full Lazenby” by Jeremy Butler
  • “Wendigo Nights” by Siobhan Carroll
  • “A Spell for Rebuilding Your Lover Out of Snow” by Peter Chiykowski
  • “Túshūguăn” by Eric Choi
  • “Jelly and the D-Machine” by Suzanne Church
  • “The Perfect Library” by David Clink
  • “The Colour of Paradox” by A.M. Dellamonica
  • “The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Cory Doctorow
  • “Brains, Brains, Brains” by Puneet Dutt
  • “The Lonely Sea in the Sky” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “A Wish from a Bone” by Gemma Files
  • “We Be Naked” by Zsuzsi Gartner
  • “The God of Lost Things” by Neile Graham
  • “The Lark, The Peat The Star, and Our Time” by Neile Graham
  • “Chant for Summer Darkness in Northwest Climes” by Neile Graham
  • “The Beat that Billie Bore” by Lisa L. Hannett
  • “The Trial of the Beekeeper” by Shivaun Hoad
  • “Self-Portrait as Bilbo Baggins” by Ada Hoffmann
  • “The Parable of the Supervillain” by Ada Hoffmann
  • “The Mermaid at Seaworld” by Ada Hoffmann
  • “Left Foot, Right” by Nalo Hopkinson
  • “Return to Bear Creek” by Louisa Howerow
  • “The Inn of the Seven Blessings” by Matthew Hughes
  • “What You Couldn’t Leave Behind” by Matthew Johnson
  • “Hollywood North” by Michael Libling
  • “Sideshow” by Catherine MacLeod
  • “Aversions” by Helen Marshall
  • “Death and the Girl from Pi Delta Zeta” by Helen Marshall
  • “You’re A Winner!” by Matt Moore
  • “Man in Blue Overcoat” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • “The Exorcist: A Love Story” by David Nickle
  • “Hereditary Delusions” by Rhonda Parrish
  • “The Marotte” by Tony Pi
  • “Charlemagne and Florent” by Ranylt Richildis
  • “Standard Deviant” by Holly Schofield
  • “The Tun” by Trevor Shikaze
  • “Demoted” by Kate Story
  • “The Snows of Yesteryear” by Jean-Louis Trudel
  • “Giants” by Peter Watts
  • “From Stone and Bone, From Earth and Sky” by A.C. Wise
  • “Outside Heavenly” by Rio Youers


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