A cruel lover who refashions her prey. A bioengineered warrior on the run. An internet mapping service with a stalker’s eye. A carjacker with a conscience. A Victorian thespian turned super-criminal. A murderer of video game characters. All these and more meet in the poison-soaked pages of Schemers, a genre-spanning short fiction exploration of grand schemes, Machiavellian maneuvering, and the knotty, micro-scaled twistings of the human heart.

Together these writers, hailing from the disparate precincts of poetry, fantasy, science fiction, comics, gaming, crime writing, and literary fiction have entered a dark room to put their knives on the table for you. Here’s a goblet of wine, to parch your thirst. Don’t worry if it tastes slightly off.

You can trust us.

Bending genres and crossing boundaries are:
Ekaterina SEDIA • Jonathan L. HOWARD •  Kyla Lee WARD
Robyn SEALE • Laura LUSH • Nick MAMATAS • Molly TANZER
Elizabeth A. VAUGHAN   •  Kathryn KUITENBROUWER 

“All the stories in Schemers were well done… A few, such as the ones I mentioned, will be stories I am not likely to forget. If you like speculative mysteries with twisty endings, give Schemers a try.”


“…a great book for people who like murder, mystery or intrigue. It is a real treat to see a book that is complex and beautiful inside and out. I would ask you to raise your glasses and toast the success of Schemers…”

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Pub Date: 1 December 2013
ISBN-13: 9781908983046
Price: £8.99
Format: B Format – 198x129mm
Binding: Paperback
Extent: 232 pages
ebook: Included

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