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