UNCANNY BOOKS SIGNS ANONYMOUS-9 to SERIES DEAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2014

UNCANNY BOOKS SIGNS ANONYMOUS-9 to SERIES DEAL

Uncanny Books and founder Andrew Byers are pleased to announce a contracted buy of the story elements and characters dramatized in DREAMING DEEP by author Anonymous-9 (pen-name of Elaine Ash). The deal entitles Uncanny to a forthcoming 15,000-word novelette penned by Ash, which will form the basis of a series authored by various writers. The story follows the tragic circumstances of an American ship captain who appears to lose his sanity after the disappearance of his teenaged son from a dock in Long Beach, California. The tale pays tribute to the Cthulhu mythos created by horror master H.P. Lovecraft.

Uncanny Books was founded in 2013 and has already published a variety of books including AS ABOVE, SO BELOW by Ryan Rennik, THE CHAPMAN BOOKS by Aaron French, Erik Johnson, and Adam Lewis, and the fairy tale anthology TALES OF ZO based on Chad Underkoffler’s ZORCERER OF ZO role-playing game. Founder Andrew Byers worked as a writer, editor, and book reviewer for Paperback Fanatic and Dark Discoveries magazines, as well as Hellnotes and Tales from the Bookworm’s Lair websites before starting Uncanny.

Anonymous-9 hit Kindle’s Hardboiled Best Seller list (Paid) in 2012 with HARD BITE (Blasted Heath). A sequel is pending for September 2014 titled BITE HARDER.

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Andrew Byers
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Welcome

Uncanny Books is a new, small-press publisher that focuses on publishing quality genre fiction: science fiction, fantasy, horror, and action-adventure.

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We have just published a new collection of three linked horror-themed novellas: The Chapman Books.

It’s dangerous to be a doctor…

…Or a member of the Chapman family in this collection of three loosely tied together tales of the macabre by authors Aaron J. French, Erik T. Johnson, and Adam P. Lewis.

Aaron J. French starts this weird progression with “The Chapman Stain,” a kind of horrorized version of the nature vs. nurture debate. Is it genetics or is it demonic possession? The story moves quickly, with hints of both A Christmas Carol and The Exorcist lending touchstones to the proceedings. The story’s end is a heady blend of spiritualism and gore.

Erik T. Johnson’s “The Chapman Delirium” is a euphoric, phantasmagoric trippy trip through the world of a patent medicine called Etcetracaine. Johnson’s writing is, as always, mind-bendingly good, with passages you will read, stop, read again, then curse yourself for not having written.

And finally, the Chapman Family’s bad luck runs its course in Adam P. Lewis’ “The Chapman Remains,” a horrific tale of revenant corpses and life-draining ghouls. Lewis manages a shivery Fall of the House of Usher feeling throughout, which gives this tale of grave disturbance and…well…grave disturbances a nice depth.

“Interesting to see what three talented authors can do with a shared-world theme, The tales are different enough to hold your interest completely, but tethered enough to each other that they lend some deeper, more twisted meaning to their companion pieces. Highly recommended!” — John F.D. Taff, author of Little Deaths

Available now in ebook and trade paperback versions (and if you buy the paperback, you get the ebook for free!)

zo-ebook_newWe have also recently published a new collection of fairy tales: Tales of Zo.

Once Upon a Time, in the Zantabulous Land of Zo…

Hunters face vindictive fairies, Living Confections and Talking Animals roam the land, witches cast curses to thwart True Love, and heroes of every stripe confront the Gray Wind, Death-on-Four-Legs — Shaykosch, the Wolf-King. Will they find the Happily Ever Afters that they seek? Turn the page and see!

Uncanny Books is proud to present a collection of original fairy tales based on the setting and characters inititally developed in Chad Underkoffler’s Zorcerer of Zo role-playing game, published by Atomic Sock Monkey Press. Despite being retold again and again, something about fairy tales always remains fresh and new, uniting the ordinary and the extraordinary in wonder.

This volume includes fairy tales from:

Andrew Byers
Michaelbrent Collings
Michael Hill
Scott Kane
Chad Underkoffler
Jon F. Zeigler

Come, enter the Tales of Zo, and follow the zantabulous journeys within!

Available in ebook and trade paperback versions. As with all of Uncanny Books’ published works, buy the paper version and get the ebook for free!

aasb-coverWe are excited to have published a contemporary fantasy novel by Ryan Rennik, entitled As Above, So Below (Book One of the Augustino Case Files) The book is available now in both ebook format and as a trade paperback.

If you enjoy the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, or Simon R. Green’s Nightside books, or the Felix Castor novels by Mike Carey, we think you’ll love As Above, So Below by Ryan Rennik.

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Uncanny Books Status Update – January 22, 2013

It’s been a while since we’ve updated, but Uncanny Books is still alive and well, and a number of projects are in the works, several close to completion (and publication). Here’s where we stand:

Tales of Zo: We are very excited to announce that this collection of fairy tales is now available in both trade paperback and ebook versions (and as with all Uncanny Books’ publications, if you buy the trade paperback, you get the ebook for free). Check out all the details here.

Uncanny Classics: We will soon publish H. Irving Hancock’s 4-volume Conquest of the United States series in an omnibus edition with supplementary commentary and analysis. Anticipated completion: January 31. We will also begin publishing a series of omnibus editions of the Secret Service dime novels from the turn of the century. Each volume will include four novels. Anticipated completion: January 31.

Future projects: We have big plans for both the Uncanny Classics line as well as entirely new works. We are planning to publish a line of occult detective fiction from the Victorian and Edwardian eras to include all the essential works, including some material that has not been in print since the early 1920s. We have begun compiling a series of Yellow Peril fiction (this may go to multiple volumes) and a collection of future war and invasion literature from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (this too could become a multiple-volume series). We will also publish a collection of material related to the American war preparedness movement from the years leading up to U.S. involvement in World War I. We are very close to finalizing a contract for a collection of three linked horror novellas – we will make an announcement when we have signed contracts in hand. Assuming that all goes well on that front,k we should be ready to publish it in a month or two. There’s much more, but these projects will keep us busy for a while.

As Above, So Below by Ryan Rennik: This contemporary fantasy novel remains available in ebook and trade paperback versions. It continues to be a steady seller, but we would love to see some additional reviews – honest reviews genuinely seem to help sales.

As always, if you have any questions, please drop us a line at uncannybooks@gmail.com

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Uncanny Books Status Update – October 25, 2013

It’s been a while since we’ve updated, but Uncanny Books is still alive and well, and a number of projects are in the works, several close to completion (and publication). I hope to do one of these status updates at least once a month. Here’s where we stand:

As Above, So Below by Ryan Rennik: The book is released and available in ebook and trade paperback versions. It’s doing well, but we would love to see some additional reviews – honest reviews genuinely seem to help sales.

Open Call for Novels: The Open Call ended on September 15 and devoting enough time to thoroughly evaluate each of the submissions has taken a little more time than I’d like. In any case, I have begun contacting the authors who submitted manuscript excerpts, and expect to contact all of the remaining authors within the next couple weeks. Anticipated completion: November 15 at the latest.

Tales of Zo: This collection of stories is coming along well. We had some authors drop out at the last minute, and found a couple of new authors almost as quickly to fill the gaps, so the project has not been unduly delayed. We are awaiting final drafts of the last three stories (first drafts were good, they just needed some tweaking) and we need a cover. Cover design will begin in the next week, but there’s not much holding us back on this one. Anticipated completion: November 30.

Uncanny Classics: We will soon publish H. Irving Hancock’s 4-volume Conquest of the United States series. Still deciding whether to make these available individually, or just publish them all in a nice omnibus edition (leaning toward the latter). This will include a lengthy essay on the series. Anticipated completion: November 30. We will also begin publishing a series of omnibus editions of the Secret Service dime novels from the turn of the century. The first volume will include four novels. Anticipated completion: November 30.

Future projects: We have big plans for both the Uncanny Classics line as well as entirely new works. We are planning to publish a line of occult detective fiction from the Victorian and Edwardian eras to include all the essential works, including some material that has not been in print since the early 1920s. We have begun compiling a series of Yellow Peril fiction (this may go to multiple volumes) and a collection of future war and invasion literature from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (this too could become a multiple-volume series). We will also publish a collection of material related to the American war preparedness movement from the years leading up to U.S. involvement in World War I. There’s much more, but these projects will keep us busy for a while.

As always, if you have any questions, please drop us a line at uncannybooks@gmail.com

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Tales of Zo Anthology Announced

Once Upon a Time, in the Zantabulous Land of Zo…

In Zo, there are witches, wizards, dragons, ogres, talking animals, fairies, princesses, evil step-mothers, knights… everything is fairy tale.

Uncanny Books is very excited to announce the upcoming publication of a fairy tale anthology called Tales of Zo.  This will be a collection of fairy tales based on a setting and set of characters developed in Chad Underkoffler’s Zorcerer of Zo setting and role-playing game, published by Atomic Sock Monkey Press.

We have a number of great authors lined up, including:

Chad Underkoffler

Andrew Byers

Michaelbrent Collings

Michael Hill

Scott Kane

Jon Zeigler

This is a really outstanding group of authors.  We expect to publish Tales of Zo in late November 2013.

Please note, this is the cover of the original Zorcerer of Zo book. We will post the cover for Tales of Zo when that is available.

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