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Eros Week

This year we have so many stories you can feel things with.

We’re gonna share our love-themed promotions, books, social posts and other relevant stuff you might enjoy on this post. It might get updated a couple of times.

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Gorgocutie Wants You to Be Her Valentine!

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Mythographers We Love: Oedipus Rex Graphic Novel by Nikos Dachris

Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex by Nikos Dachris

Graphic novel by Nikos Dachris of the classic play by Sophocles (5th c. BCE.), also known as “Oedipus the King”, “Oedipus the Tyrant” and “Oedipus Tyrannus”.

King Oedipus pledges to save Thebes from a plague sent by the gods. His instruments will be sharp reason and state authority. But he is haunted by an old prophecy and his path is leading him to a tragic destiny.

The adaptation focuses on the dialogues flowing in the simplest possible language while keeping close and faithful to the original script. The artwork is original, gripping and atmospheric, employing depth, light, colour and detail in good measure for a genuine drama set in ancient Greece.

Independent publication redetermining the relevance of ancient Greek legacy to modern civilisation by making Tragedy available in comics for the contemporary explorers of mythology beyond the study of classics at school.

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Let’s Support the Relief Efforts for Australia’s Wildfires

The #prayforaustralia hashtag is weak, because talk is cheap. We’re donating all our January earnings from the Mythography shop to the following fundraiser that has gone viral and absolutely bonkers:

Fundraiser for The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund by Celeste Barber

https://www.facebook.com/donate/1010958179269977/3060600614164295/

There are also other instructions in this article on how you can help:

Bushfire relief: How you can help those in need
Australia is reeling as firefighters battle relentless blazes around the nation. Here’s how to help those affected by the devastation.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/bushfire-relief-how-you-can-help-those-in-need/news-story/a0476ac3538b8c373f281ea6be204421

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Mythographers we Love: Fates and Furies by Christine Lucas

Genre legends Gwyneth Jones and Melissa Scott were ecstatic over Fates and Furies.

Visions of the fate of our flesh, set in the far future and in our own bitter times, all informed by ancient Hellas: I think I liked the alien migrants in modern Greece best, but I loved all these stories. A very fine cover too!

Gwyneth Jones

This is an extraordinary collection. Myths old and new sing to readers, drawing them ever deeper into a world deeply informed by the Hellenic world. My only regret is that I would gladly have read more of every one of them.

Melissa Scott

Fates and Furies is available on Amazon and on the Candemark and Gleam website, where a purchase brings along the full digital bundle (PDF, Epub and Mobi, with the PDF containing the usual bells and whistles) . All C&G ebooks are DRM-free. The stunning mosaic that graces the collection’s cover, embedded in the deep sea-blue background created by Alan Caum, perfectly distills the collection’s essence in both appearance and backstory.

Christine Lucas lives in Greece with her husband and a horde of spoiled animals. A retired Air Force officer and mostly self-taught in English, she has had her work appear in many SFF magazines, including Daily Science FictionPseudopod, and Nature: Futures. Her stories appear in highly-claimed anthologies; among them Ellen Datlow’s Tails of Wonder and Imagination (“Dominion”, Night Shade, 2010), and Athena Andreadis’ The Other Half of the Sky (“Ouroboros”, Candlemark & Gleam, 2013). She was a finalist for the 2017 WSFA award; her story “Χίλια Μύρια Κύματα” (“A Thousand Waves from Home”, included for the first time in English in Fates and Furies, translated by Christine herself) won the 2017 Φανταστιcon Award; and she’s working on her first novel. You can visit her at Of (Wo)man and Mau.

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Cherry Christmas From Mythography!

To celebrate Christmas we have a seasonal sale going on in our shop! Use the coupon code CHERRYCHRISTMAS during checkout for a 40% off on all stories! Wow. Thank you, Cherry.

We’re also going to update this post with other Christmas offers we have going on.

Kobo Christmas Promos

The Kobo Holiday/Boxing Week sale is now live!

Sale dates: Dec 19-Jan 1

Here are the links:

AU/NZ – https://www.kobo.com/p/christmasANZ

CA – https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/p/boxingweek19

US – https://www.kobo.com/p/hols2019

Kobo Boxing Week promos, get them here:

Slow Up https://www.kobo.com/en/ebook/slow-up-1

Nanodaemons https://www.kobo.com/en/ebook/nanodaemons

New Cyberpink Short Story

Pickle Pie: Midnight Cravings

Pickle can’t seem to get any sleep during the night, so she tiptoes into the kitchen for a midnight snack. But the others are very noisy downstairs and her craving doesn’t seem to go away. Will she figure it out with the help of Cherry or is it a deeper issue?

A Cyberpink short story.

Warning: Contains explicit content.

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New Cyber Girls Short Story

Influencer: Christmas Balls

When Aphrodite sends her off to a sex convention in Canary Wharf, Eudora makes the flight and shows up. But will she manage to fulfill the terms of her contract, when she has nothing entertaining to show people, when an unusual Santa is hogging all the attention and when her own insecurities drag her down?

This is a Christmas special of the Influencer book series.
WARNING: Contains explicit futanari/hermaphrodite content.

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Christmas Pinups!

Check out the Christmas pinups of the various characters from our stories on George’s DeviantArt account: https://www.deviantart.com/glowleaf2

Or on the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MythographyStudios/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3036469093244114

Buko Pie Christmas Pinup

Amazon Subscription Christmas Offers

This is the best time to try out an Amazon subscription, either Kindle Unlimited or Audible.

US Kindle Unlimited link.

US Audible Gift Membership, make the perfect gift.

UK Kindle Unlimited link with 3 months free trial.

UK Audible Subscription with an Extra Free Audiobook.

Smashwords End of Year Sale

Christmas offer: Smashwords End of Year Sale, 25th of Dec until 1st of January, 2020. Get it all here: https://mythographystudios.com/smashwords

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Mythographers we Love: Sons of Chaos (1821)

Oversized, panoramic hardback graphic novel Sons of Chaos, exposes the quiet agenda of Ali Pasha, the Ottoman Empire’s most brutal dictator, and how his fascination with a young Greek boy led to the rise of one of Greece’s most revered heroes— and a war that would define the Western World.

An immersion into the moments we never see, and the self-serving motivations that convince a nation that violence is warranted, and that war is necessary.

In honor of the 200 Year anniversary of the Greek War for Independence, Sons of Chaos presents the story of 1821 through the eyes of Marcos Botsaris, the son of a respected Greek leader taken prisoner as a child and raised within the dungeons of history’s most infamous Ottoman Pasha, known as the “Napoleon of the East”— Ali Pasha of Ioannina. Over the next ten years, the bond formed between them would define history.

The Greek War for Independence was a conflict that quietly influenced the entire world and participants ranged from the London Stock Exchange to celebrities such as Lord Byron, as well as average impassioned Americans willing to transport themselves across the Atlantic to fight alongside the Greeks.

This conflict was the pinnacle of what we now know as the Romantic Period and yet, it’s a war that few know ever existed outside of the Greek and Turkish cultures; a war that stimulated the fall of the Ottoman Empire and shaped Western Civilization as we now know it, and in a sense is being fought today under a different heading amongst today’s political world leaders.

Hundreds of years of Ottoman rule gave the Greeks a reason to fight. Marcos Botsaris gave them a leader.

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Get the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Book Deals

Cyber Monday Update!

For a very Cyberpunk Monday, you can get Pie Box 1 for only 99c, get it here.

Get everything on the Smashwords catalogue for 50% off, use the coupon code: LX72E

It’s Black Friday again this year, whatever the hell that is. So, we have plenty of deals for you this time as well. Basically, you can get most of our box sets at the shockingly low price of 99c. That’s on Amazon, other stores and on our own mythography shop. Get the Christmas Box Set on this page.

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Binge-Worthy Reads: The Very Best Greek and European Sci-Fi From the Last Decade

5 Selected Greek Titles in an article by Iphaistion Khristopoulos

Unborn Brothers by Michalis Manolios (Αγέννητοι Αδελφοί/Μιχάλης Μανωλιός) 2014

A near-future science fiction novel in Manolios’s characteristic style, it touches upon the possibility of implanting multiple artificial personalities (the titular unborn brothers) in a single person. There are three central characters we follow—the scientist who has invented the technology, a world-renowned musician and an assassin—all of which, interestingly enough for a male author, are women. However, there’s actually an abundance of characters in the book, all of which distinct from each other, as we watch each person’s unborn brothers emerge from their subconscious and take control.

It’s a demanding, complex and sometimes brutal novel, full of human drama and difficult dilemmas—a typical trait of the author, who likes placing his characters in situations where all possible outcomes are disastrous or unethical.

Michalis Manolios was born in 1970. He has released four books, two short story collections and two novels, including the one mentioned above. As far as I know, there’s one more short story collection coming in 2020. His story “Aethra” won the Aeon Award in in 2010. His works have been translated into English and Italian and, recently, Filipino.

Exiled Faces by P.M. Zervos (Η Εξορία του Προσώπου/ Π.Μ. Ζερβός) 2017

A short horror novel situated in Athens’s sister city, Piraeus. It’s in a sense the chronicle of a man’s descend into madness, starting with a terrifying dream. The story unfolds in the duration of one year. The nameless narrator keeps having the same nightmare every night at midnight. Soon he finds out that the same happens to the rest of the residents of his building, resulting even in the death of some. Later in the year, the nightmares stop, but an insatiable hunger for food and sex takes their place, which incites extreme behaviours, followed by a period of abject apathy. And so the story unfolds during the four seasons of the year, till we reach a state of normalcy that seems even more terrifying than the previous states of nervous collapse.

It is a strange allegorical book that makes use of the tropes of the horror genre to address the problems and struggles of modern man.

P. M Zervos was born in 1972 and lives in Piraeus. He has published short stories and essays in magazines and anthologies and has also translated some H. P. Lovecraft stories into Greek. A distinctive characteristic of his writing is his use of polytonic orthography, as opposed to the monotonic orthography which was introduced in 1982 and is the official Greek writing system ever since.

The Sons of Ash Trilogy by Eleftherios Keramidas (Οι Γιοι της Στάχτης/ Ελευθέριος Κεραμίδας) 2010

This is an epic trilogy in a pseudo-Byzantine environment. The first volume was published in 2010 by a major Greek publishing house, and later it was reissued in a revised edition, along with the rest of the trilogy, by a different publisher. It is essentially the story of a failing empire, full of court intrigue, magical human and non-human creatures, featuring impressive battle tactics and even a twisted but familiar version of Orthodox Christianity. The story starts with the son of an almighty wizard who tries to thwart his father’s plans, a youth raised in a monastery who finds out he has some special powers and the minister of a demented emperor who tries to manipulate the empire’s politics. The kingdom’s future seems to somehow depend on their actions.

An impressive amount of historical research has gone into this one, and, despite the abundance of characters and names, it’s quite easy to follow and keeps you turning the pages. It is also linguistically very interesting, as the author uses a fair amount of Byzantine terms along with his own made-up archaic words to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone era.

Eleftherios Keramidas was born in 1977 in Ithaca. Said trilogy is his first publication. Before that, some of his short stories had been included in sff anthologies.

Imaginative Stories by Various (ΕΦΦάνταστες Ιστορίες) 2013

First of all, please ignore the fact that there’s one of my own stories in this one. This is by no means the reason I’m including it. This is an anthology comprising short stories from the Science Fiction Club of Athens’s (ALEF) writers’ workshop. The works included are a selection of the best stories presented to the workshop between the years 2005 and 2012. Some of the writers were already established authors with published works, while for others it was their first time in print. The majority of the stories are science fiction, but there are also a few touches of horror or magical realism, and there’s a diversity in topic and style.

The book includes stories by: Giannis Papadopoulos, Panagiotis Koustas, Stamatis Stamatopoulos, Hedwig-Maria Karakouda, Spyros Kintzios and Angela-Lu Petrou, Nektarios Chryssos, Kelly Theodorakopoulou, Christina Malapetsa, Kostas Charitos, Michalis Manolios, Vasso Christou, Teti Theodorou, Hephaestion Christopoulos.

The Science Fiction Club of Athens has been around since 1998. The writers’ workshop takes place twice a year and this is the second anthology coming out of it. It is open to both experienced and first-time authors.

Desert and Fog by Christina Malapetsa (Έρημος και Ομίχλη/ Χριστίνα Μαλαπέτσα) 2015

A book consisting of two medium-length novels set in the author’s fantasy universe. The writer herself describes it as “two character-oriented fantasy stories about duty, morals and free will. Also daddy issues.” The first story pertains to a city beset by a curse that causes water shortage.. The situation is dire, so the city’s ruler decides to ask a neighbouring city for help. It is quite a straightforward fantasy story, but with a consistent worldbuilding and some impressive ideas. The second one is an eerie tale about two female adventurers who land on a bizarre island country inhabited by some not quite human creatures and try to understand the rules of their society. This one is the more magical of the two, full of little and larger details about an imaginary society and species.

Christina Malapetsa lives in Stockholm. Short stories of hers have appeared in anthologies, and Desert and Fog is her first book. Both stories were initially written for a NaNoWriMo challenge, and were later reworked and revised.

Sadly, none of the above titles have been translated in English yet. If you really wanna read some of them, leave a comment on this post so we can gauge interest.

You can read the entire article and find more European spec-fic titles here.

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Celebrating 50.000 likes on our Facebook Page With a Spooky Sale!

We never expected to get such a popular facebook page, but it happened. To thank all our fans, we’re running a spooky sale of 50% off on our shop.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Binge-Worthy Reads: Future Adventures: Eight Complete Adventure Science Fiction Novels

Eight complete Adventure Science Fiction novels

  • Watcher’s Web by Patty Jansen
  • Europa by Aurora Springer
  • Few Are Chosen by M.T. McGuire
  • The Truth Beyond The Sky by Andrew M. Crusoe
  • Generation by J.J. Green
  • The Girl Who Twisted Fate’s Arm by George Saoulidis
  • The Ares Weapon by D.M. Pruden
  • Exodus by Drew Avera

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