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THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF EVERYTHING

The People's Republic of Everything, by Nick Mamatas

Welcome to the People's Republic of Everything―of course, you've been here for a long time already. Make yourself at home alongside a hitman who always tells the truth, no matter how reality has to twist itself to suit; electric matchstick girls who have teamed up with Friedrich Engels; a telepathic boy and his father's homemade nuclear bomb; a very bad date that births an unforgettable meme; and a dog who simply won't stop howling on social media.

The People's Republic of Everything features a decade's worth of crimes, fantasies, original fiction, and the author's preferred text of the acclaimed short novel Under My Roof.

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MIXED UP: COCKTAIL RECIPES (AND FLASH FICTION) FOR THE DISCERNING DRINKER (AND READER)

Mixed Up, edited by Nick Mamatas and Molly Tanzer"Seriously, why hasn't anyone thought of this before? MIXED UP pleases the pallet and the soul with its sharp pairing of cocktail-inspired short fiction and delightfully rendered recipes and drink-origins. With the help of this book you too can be the life of the party, for once. Get loaded with MIXED UP."

—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock  

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A cocktail is like an excellent story―bitter and sweet and over too quickly, but the memory of it stays with you. From the Pimm’s Cup to Smoking Bishop, the Manhattan to the Moscow Mule, Mixed Up features not only more than two dozen classic recipes and hot tips on ingredients and preparations by co-editor Molly Tanzer, but new cocktail-themed short stories from some of today’s most popular and acclaimed writers. 

Contributors include: Jeff VanderMeer, Benjamin Percy, Cara Hoffman, Elizabeth Hand, Jarret Kobek

NEW SHORT FICTION IN MAGAZINES

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NEW FICTION IN ANTHOLOGIES

NEW NON-FICTION

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I AM PROVIDENCE

I Am Providence, by Nick Mamatas"Just what I'd expect from Nick Mamatas: sharp wit, biting but humane social commentary, and, for the romantics among us, a faceless narrator decomposing at the morgue."
—Matt Ruff, author of Bad Monkeys and Lovecraft Country

"Dark and hilarious. . . I am Providence is that murder-mystery-in-a-writers-convention you didn't even know you wanted, but (like the human skin-bound book which propels the plot) you really must buy."
—Lavie Tidhar, author of Osama and The Violent Century

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For fans of legendary pulp author H. P. Lovecraft, there is nothing bigger than the annual Providence-based convention the Summer Tentacular. Horror writer Colleen Danzig doesn’t know what to expect when she arrives, but is unsettled to find that among the hobnobbing between scholars and literary critics are a group of real freaks: book collectors looking for volumes bound in human skin, and true believers claiming the power to summon the Elder God Cthulhu, one of their idol’s most horrific fictional creations, before the weekend is out.

Colleen’s trip spirals into a nightmare when her roommate for the weekend, an obnoxious novelist known as Panossian, turns up dead, his face neatly removed. What’s more unsettling is that, in the aftermath of the murder, there is little concern among the convention goers. The Summer Tentacular continues uninterrupted, except by a few bumbling police.

Everyone at the convention is a possible suspect, but only Colleen seems to show any interest in solving the murder. So she delves deep into the darkness, where occult truths have been lurking since the beginning of time. A darkness where Panossian is waiting, spending a lot of time thinking about Colleen, narrating a new Lovecraftian tale that could very well spell her doom.

Advance Reviews

"With sharp writing, Mamatas brings Lovecraft into a uber-modern setting while keeping the old-fashioned dread intact."

— B&N Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog (read the full review)

"Lovecraft’s fiction has been closely examined in recent years, and who better to write a meta novel about the man’s legacy than Nick Mamatas?"

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THE LAST WEEKENDThe Last Weekend by Nick Mamatas

"Mamatas finds new life in the old apocalyptic cliches, and even this late in the zombie craze, he manages to deliver a highly caustic and entertaining end-of-the-world satire. You don’t need to be a San Franciscan to appreciate “The Last Weekend,” but if you know the Bay Area, the jokes are that much funnier."

— SF Gate (read the full review)

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“Meet Vasilis ‘Billy’ Kostopolos: Bay Area Rust Belt refugee, failed sci-fi writer, successful barfly and, since an exceptionally American zombie apocalypse, accomplished ‘driller’ of reanimated corpses. Now that all the sane, well-adjusted human beings are hunted to extinction, he's found his vocation trepanning zombies, peddling his one and only published short story and drinking himself to death—that is, until both his girlfriends turn out to be homicidal revolutionaries, he collides with a gang of Berkeley scientists gone berserker, the long-awaited ‘Big One’ finally strikes San Francisco, and what’s left of local government can no longer hide the awful secret lurking deep in the basement of City Hall. Can Bill unearth the truth about America’s demise and San Francisco’s survival—and will he destroy what little’s left of it in the process? Is he legend, the last man, or just another sucker on the vine? Nick Mamatas’ The Last Weekend takes a high-powered drill to the lurching, groaning conventions of zombie dystopias and conspiracy thrillers, sparing no cliché about tortured artists, alcoholic ‘genius’, noir action heroes, survivalist dogma, or starry-eyed California dreaming. Starting in booze-soaked but very clear-eyed cynicism and ending in gloriously uncozy catastrophe, this tale of a man and his city’s last living days is merciless, uncomfortably perceptive, and bleakly hilarious.”