Cover design and interior illustrations by Dante Saunders. Introduction by Gordon Van Gelder.
Ramshead Jones has a billionaire father, a dysfunctional family, and a shocking secret nestled in the hedge maze in his backyard: Earth’s only portal to hundreds of other realities. When Ramshead’s unwitting father decides to rip the hedge maze out, Ramshead is forced to use dangerous magic to move the portal before it’s destroyed, too — unless the deadly maze of other family secrets that come to light destroys him first.
In THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES, sand cats speak, ghost bikes roll, corpses disappear, and hedge mazes are more bewildering than you’ve ever imagined. These 11 fantasy and science fiction stories from KJ Kabza have been dubbed “Sublime” (Tangent), “Rich” (SFRevu), and “Ethereal” (Quick Sip Reviews) and will take you deep into other astonishing realities that not even Ramshead has discovered.
KJ Kabza began selling short fiction in 2002, while earning his B.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch College. Since then, he has sold over 70 stories to places such as F&SF, Terraform, Nature, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more. His work has been called, “A fresh new voice in the genre” (Booklist) and “Bursting with both ideas and emotion” (RT Book Reviews). His debut print collection, THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES, released in January 2018 from Pink Narcissus Press.
KJ lives in sunny Tucson, by way of many other American towns too numerous to name. He is not great at hiking, swimming, and roller skating, but he enjoys all of these activities and does them regularly anyway. He shares a home with one husband, zero cats, and a number of trees that he is determined to sustain.