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Praise from Nicole Kornher-Stace for BONE SWANS by C.S.E. Cooney

April 13th, 2015 No Comments
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C.S.E. Cooney‘s debut collection Bone Swans keeps accumulating accolades, the latest coming from fantasy author Nicole Kornher-Stace:   If your familiarity begins and ends with C.S.E. Cooney’s poetry, do yourself a favor and stick around for these novellas. If you aren’t new to her stories, know that you will find her here at the top of her not inconsiderable game. Highly original, mythic in scope, lyrically told, just plain fun.   Don’t forget that we plan to debut Cooney’s book

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Rites of spring: MYTHIC DELIRIUM marks 2 years in digital format

April 2nd, 2015 No Comments
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Now available via subscription and on Amazon/Weightless, with April featured content live on our site:   Our latest issue caps off the first two years of Mythic Delirium as a digital ’zine with a sampling of strange horror, stranger science fiction and weird alternate history.   For our fiction offerings, C.S. MacCath combines Norse mythology with quantum theory in “Sing the Crumbling City,” Jessy Randall’s “Maybe a Witch Lives There” supplies a wicked homage to Shirley Jackson, and Adam Howe’s

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Ysabeau Wilce praises BONE SWANS, our forthcoming story collection from C.S.E. Cooney

March 25th, 2015 No Comments
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Andre Norton Award winner Ysabeau S. Wilce (author of Flora’s Dare) has some very kind words for Bone Swans by C.S.E. Cooney, the first-ever single author collection from Mythic Delirium Books:   “Bone Swans is a joy of feathery bones & ghoulish clowns. I adored every word. Like an eyas cries for meat, I cry for more. C.S.E. Cooney’s a major talent and these are major talent stories. Who can resist hero rats, pouting swans, feral children, flying carpets and

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March featured content from MYTHIC DELIRIUM: Llewellyn, Johnson, Gailey

March 2nd, 2015 No Comments
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The rollout of our treasures from Mythic Delirium 1.3 concludes with our new features for March:   • Livia Llewellyn’s unsettling “Pureland” plunges into a dire situation to reveal unexpected transformations; • The theme of transformation continues in John Philip Johnson’s enigmatic “Love Song”; • Jeannine Hall Gailey sets us down on a note both cautionary and hopeful as she provides “A Primer for Reading 23 Pairs of Chromosomes, or, Introduction to Your Own Personal Genome Project.”   The next

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Mythic Delirium 1.4: announcing contents, cover and a special debut

February 11th, 2015 No Comments
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I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover and contents for the next issue of Mythic Delirium — Number 1.4, April-June 2015. This is the issue that will mark two years of our zine’s reincarnation as a newfangled digital thing.   I’m also honored to actually have the bragging rights to the following bit of news: this upcoming cover marks the American debut of Italian sequential artist Elena de’ Grimani, creator of the vampire comic book and character Rigel,

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BONE SWANS by C. S. E. Cooney available for pre-order!

February 10th, 2015 2 Comments
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The paperback edition of C. S. E. Cooney’s Bone Swans (the first ever solo-author short fiction collection from Mythic Delirium Books) is now available for pre-order. You can reserve your copy at Amazon, Amazon UK or Barnes & Noble (and presumably more places will be selling it soon.)   Cooney’s book collects five fantasy novellas: “Life on the Sun,” “The Bone Swans of Amandale” (a knockout piece, original to this collection), “Martyr’s Gem” (previously featured in The Year’s Best Science

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February features are live! New works by Moraine, Muslim, Thomas

February 2nd, 2015 No Comments
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The rollout of our treasures from Mythic Delirium 1.3 continues with our new features for February:   • Sunny Moraine provides a tale of hostile forces and divine desert vengeance in “A Shadow on the Sky”; • Kristine Ong Muslim introduces us to the surreal wonders found “Even in Arcadia”; • Sheree Renée Thomas lets us experience a “Visitation of the Oracle at McKain Street.”   We hope you enjoy these winter offerings. If you can’t wait for what awaits

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ARC Giveaway: BONE SWANS by C.S.E. Cooney

January 28th, 2015 7 Comments
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UPDATE: And the winner is … Shawna Lenore Kastin. Thanks to all who participated! So, first, the giveaway rules: If you want to enter this giveaway for C.S.E. Cooney’s beautiful debut fantasy collection Bone Swans (introduction by Gene Wolfe, coming in July from Mythic Delirium Books, i.e. Anita’n’me) just leave a comment on this blog post (or the duplicate ones at Descent into Light or The Plasteel Spider Factory). Creativity encouraged, but not required: “Me! Me! Me, please!” will suffice.

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The first Mythic Deliriums of 2015: features by Kishore, Thakrar, Thomas

January 12th, 2015 No Comments
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Our first issue of the new year is here, and this is how we’re pitching it:   A family copes with a pall of silence as a physical phenomenon. A doomed guide leads a pair of foreigners on a desert journey to meet her people’s terrifying and merciless protector. A disturbing incident in a university dorm begins an unsettling transformation. Divine beings dare to venture from their ocean homes, oracles warn of floods, and dreams leak from the eyes of

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Mythic Delirium stories: Awards eligibility post

December 1st, 2014 No Comments
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As of this morning, all 12 of the original stories we published in the digital pages of Mythic Delirium in 2014 are free to read online. This seems the best and fairest time for our official awards eligibility post, as award consideration season is just getting underway.   All of these works are short stories by the standard of just about every award out there. Only Ken Schneyer’s story, I think, could be categorized as science fiction; all the rest

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