Glitter & Mayhem

by John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas
Release date: 2013
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror, anthology

Edited by John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas. Cover art Galen Dara.

Welcome to Glitter & Mayhem, the most glamorous party in the multiverse.

Step behind the velvet rope of these fabulous Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror tales of roller rinks, nightclubs, glam aliens, party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery.

Dance through nightclubs, roller derby with cryptids and aliens, be seduced by otherworldly creatures, and ingest cocktails that will alter your existence forever.

Your hosts are the Hugo Award-winning editors John Klima (Electric Velocipede) and Lynne M. Thomas (Apex Magazine), and the Hugo-nominated editor Michael Damian Thomas (Apex Magazine).

Join glittery authors Christopher Barzak (One for Sorrow) and Daryl Gregory (Pandemonium) on the dance floor, drink cocktails with Maria Dahvana Headley (Queen of Kings: A Novel of Cleopatra, the Vampire) and Tim Pratt (Marla Mason series), and skate with Seanan McGuire (InCryptid series), Diana Rowland (Kara Gillian series), and Maurice Broaddus (The Knights of Breton Court series). The fantastic Amber Benson gets the party started with her floor-rattling introduction (Calliope Reaper-Jones series).

We’re waiting.

Contents:

  • Introduction by Amber Benson
  • Sister Twelve: Confessions of a Party Monster by Christopher Barzak
  • Apex Jump by David J. Schwartz
  • With Her Hundred Miles to Hell by Kat Howard
  • Star Dancer by Jennifer Pelland
  • Of Selkies, Disco Balls, and Anna Plane by Cat Rambo
  • Sooner Than Gold by Cory Skerry
  • Subterraneans by William Shunn & Laura Chavoen
  • The Minotaur Girls by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Unable to Reach You by Alan DeNiro
  • Such & Such Said to So & So by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Revels in the Land of Ice by Tim Pratt
  • Bess, the Landlord’s Daughter, Goes for Drinks with the Green Girl by Sofia Samatar
  • Blood and Sequins by Diana Rowland
  • Two-Minute Warning by Vylar Kaftan
  • Inside Hides the Monster by Damien Angelica Walters (formerly known as Damien Walters Grintalis)
  • Bad Dream Girl by Seanan McGuire
  • A Hollow Play by Amal El-Mohtar
  • Just Another Future Song by Daryl Gregory
  • The Electric Spanking of the War Babies by Maurice Broaddus & Kyle S. Johnson
  • All That Fairy Tale Crap by Rachel Swirsky
(updated 2014-01-29)

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