We’ve added a ton new products at the Zazzle Merch store. Art is from Mythography Studios and partner artists. Find them all at the Mythography Zazzle Store.
We’re having lots of fun with this project. Sparknotes has a brilliant social media team that constantly posts memes about literature and mythology. You should seriously follow them if you like that stuff.
We’re picking some of our favourites and making them visual, here’s the gallery and it’s also on Facebook. We’ve come up with some more in the meantime:
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 Fiction, Pseudopod, 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.
Luke Rounda has a post about the challenges he faced when he turned Pickle Pie into an audiobook.
Blood runs pink in the latest Vernacular Audiocollaboration with postmodern Greek mythologist and science fiction writer George Saoulidis!Luke Rounda at Vernacular Audio
In an all-too-plausible near future Athens, popularity is queen. Debt slavery is not only legal, it’s been gamified. It even has an official bloodsport: Jugger.
Jugger’s playerbase of ruined and exploited female athletes paint the town pink with blood—‘shopped for streaming to all ages.
Inside and outside the Arena, perverts, crony capitalists, and cyborg deathknights run the streets.
But with the help of a gutsy cyberpink girl and a savvy Veil hacker, the bankrupt smithy who crafts the elite their armor suits is about to rewrite the playbook…
We like to keep things moving around here, so we’re running a sale on all stores for the Myth Gods Tech 2. Get it on your favourite bookstore or directly from us.
Myth Gods Tech 2 – Omnibus Edition
Crying Over Spilt Light (Hire a Muse Book 1)
Hire A Muse, Get A Nobel Prize
Ex Machina meets A Beautiful Mind in this mind-bending sci-fi thriller.
On the verge of abandoning his life-long project, an obsessive physicist hires the innovative service of an android Muse to help him finish his work. But when things start to go missing from his life, he must learn that not all is worth sacrificing on the altar of science before he has nothing left to live for.
Do you want to know what’s next for poor-but-brilliant Yanni? Do you wanna meet the Muse? Then read this unique sci-fi thriller that toys with the very concept of inspiration.
Slow Up (Hire a Muse Book 2)
How Fast Can You Think?
Limitless meets Black Mirror in this novel that pushes the limits of a couple’s minds.
When Galene meets a man who’s only goal in life is to make his mind go faster, she ends up falling for him. But will she manage to keep the relationship going at the top of the glass tower, when in reality she’s too much of a slob and is bogged down with all her unfinished goals, when their age difference becomes too much of a problem, and when his work places them in the sights of an unforgiving huntress?
Do you want to know what’s next for the computer geek Galene? Do you wanna meet Artemis? Then read this bittersweet story in a world where thinking too swiftly can get you killed.
The Girl Who Twisted Fate’s Arm
Biker Amazons and Celebrity Singers
Sons Of Anarchy meets The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in this coming of age dystopian novel.
When the daughter of Greece’s premier singer fails to sing as expected, she finds out about a biker group of women. But will she manage to find the elusive Orosa, the bikers’ motovlogger, when all she has to go on are random street-sightings of criminal behaviour, when her family is opposed to her following this path and when her dad’s employer wants to keep her as she was for marketing purposes?
Do you want to know what’s next for the voiceless Aura? Do you wanna meet the Amazons? Then read this coming of age story in a world where fate is quite literal.
A technothriller with internet-of-things devices.
Plus 24 short stories:
- The Whale on the Veil
- Have You Tried Turning Her Off and On Again?
- Come and Get It
- Berenice’s Hair
- Tickle My Pickle
- The Cupcake Ingredient
- The Hologram Riot
- Adiadne’s String
- Nanodaemons: Selenography
- Nanodaemons: The Fir Smart-Tree
- Big, Round Snowballs
- On Pointe All Day Long
- The Left Hand of Agnes
- The Luggage Disaster
- Aristotle’s Recipe for Disaster
- Speaking in Bubbles
- Gorgonise Me
- Black Asklepios
- BOO! A Halloween Story
- You Have Too Many Friends
- Bird’s-Eye View of the Back of Your Head
Comic book character kills his author–and in the version with comics, you’re part of it. Either watch as Skye jumps in and out of the comic pages into the novel, or read the grittier, darker, text-only version (first ten chapters of that available free here)!
Skye’s a comic book superhero with a gun in his hand and a gripe against his author. Every girl Skye’s ever dated is either dead or trying to take over the world, and in the series finale, Skye’s best friend kills him. Or so he thinks. The weapon meant to disintegrate Skye lands him in his author’s universe. With a shot at revenge.
Skye, meet Jace. Jacen Howard’s a brilliant #blerd math whiz and comics aficionado–but at his West Baltimore high school that’s a bad thing, and if the bullying isn’t bad enough, Jace’s cop-father regularly pisses off the neighbors. Jace doesn’t see himself as a hero; he’s just trying to survive.
Jace might be just the hero Skye needs.
But Skye won’t open up when Jace tries to ease him out of PTSD, and the author’s still torturing his friends. As Skye’s mood swings and nightmares escalate, Jace realizes that if he doesn’t uncover his roommate’s real identity soon, Skye will hurt someone–and Skye’s still deciding if murder will save his world, or damn his soul.
There’s a very nice comic retelling of the Eros and Psyche myth, by two Greek girls, Myrto Gkiouli and Eirini Skoura.
It was a kickstarted project that got a lot of attention from fans. And it was well deserved, the design is lovely and very emotive.
You can find them on their page on Facebook, for orders etc.
Here’s a juicy taste of the story:
Some of the concept art and other mythographies
There’s a limited time promotion running for each ebook order with an added collection of short stories.
Here it is in their own words:
It’s been 2 years since the launch of our campaign, so, in order to celebrate the occasion, starting today, and for the following month, anyone who buys the e-book (at a special price too!), will be getting a bonus pdf with a collection of short stories/outtakes revolving around the myth! (make sure you read the introduction of that thing as well, it’s fun!)
Psyche was born so beautiful that she was worshipped as a new incarnation of Venus, the goddess of love. But human lovers were too intimidated to approach her, and Apollo recommended her father abandon her on a crag where she would marry “a cruel and savage, serpent-like winged evil.”
But Psyche’s story ended up being much more interesting. Brendan Pelsue shares the myth of Cupid and Psyche in this excellent video from TED-ed:
Samhain is the original version of the Halloween celebration.
We’ve got a cool giveaway running, in which you sign up for the Mythic Fiction Promos, choose a book from the listed mythic series and comment on the Facebook post below. What are you waiting for?