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June featured content live at MYTHIC DELIRIUM: Howe, Theodoridou, Parisien

June 2nd, 2015 No Comments

Just after finishing our successful Kickstarter campaign for Clockwork Phoenix 5, we complete the second year of Mythic Delirium Mark II with our featured content for June.   In “‘Kid’ Cooper & the Blackwood Ape-Man,” Adam Howe fuses history and folklore to sculpt a rollicking tale set in the American South. With sharp strokes, Natalia Theodoridou reexamines a gruesome Greek tragedy in “Philomela in Seven Movements.” Dominik Parisien wryly muses on the monstrous nature of art and the artistic nature

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May MYTHIC DELIRIUM features are live: Randall, Yolen

May 6th, 2015 No Comments

The big event here at Mythic Delirium Books is of course the Clockwork Phoenix 5 Kickstarter, which as of this writing is one quarter funded. We’re offering many of our books as rewards and giveaway prizes, and a number of other things besides. You can check it all out here.   But there’s new bounty in the Mythic Delirium pasture, too. Our featured story and poems for May are live on our site.   Jessy Randall offers a delightfully dark

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

April 2nd, 2015 No Comments

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

March 2nd, 2015 No Comments

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

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

February 2nd, 2015 No Comments

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

January 12th, 2015 No Comments

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

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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December gifts from MYTHIC DELIRIUM: works by Nathaniel Lee, Rose Lemberg, Lynette Mejía

December 1st, 2014 No Comments

We’re pleased to present our featured content for December, the final story and pair of poems from Mythic Delirium 1.2 and the last of our regular features for 2014. In this month’s offerings:   • In what we’re calling, with tongue-in-cheek, our “holiday story,” (heh, heh) Nathaniel Lee offers a unique perspective on the sighting of angels in “All the Tribes of the Earth Shall Mourn.” • In our first poem, Rose Lemberg provides us with an “Earth map,” an

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November featured works by Sonya Taaffe, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Alicia Cole

November 4th, 2014 No Comments

The November featured content from Mythic Delirium 1.2 is live on our site, with a new story and two new poems offered free to all:   • Sonya Taaffe reveals the truth about William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe in the wry “Anonymity.” Her story has already drawn praise from reviewer Charlotte Ashley in her newest “Clavis Aurea” column at Apex Magazine:   The premises is cute, but the execution is clever: in elaborate, Elizabethan-influenced English, our contemporary reality is barely

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