The Recipearium

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The brilliant Costi Gurgu’s seminal work—the Recipearium is finally available in English.  White Cat Publications is proud to announce that Recipearium is now up for sale at Amazon.  Just listen to some of the accolades he’s received for this lush tale:

Costi Gurgu — the top Romanian science-fiction writer — finally breaks through into the English-language market with RecipeArium, a brilliant, haunting tale. Move over China Miéville — this is the new new weird, a fabulous book with a distinctive, compelling voice.”
— Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of FlashForward

“Not for the faint of heart or imagination, Gurgu’s RecipeArium reveals an alien realm where sex, politics, and a species’ history are fused into terrible yet vital acts of consumption. Intense and unforgettable.”
Julie E. Czerneda, author of This Gulf of Time and Stars

RecipeArium is a startling, even provocative book, yet it’s written in such clear luminous prose and peopled with such sympathetic characters that you’ll be pulled right in. Like the finest cuisine, it will leave you satisfied yet wanting more.”
Karl Schroeder, author of the Virga series

Gurgu delivers a full course meal of epic transcendence in an alien landscape that is at once grotesque and wondrously compelling.  From the vast and forgotten lands of the Edge of the World to the corrupt decadence and intrigue of the nobility who dwell inside the monstrous Carami, Gurgu’s RecipeArium unveils a  fascinating world in transformation. RecipeArium is a sensual metaphoric tale that explores the dialectic quest of duality to realize itself as whole.  Imaginative. Outrageous. Original. Gurgu subverts traditional fantasy and SF with the  promise of  new heights in storytelling.”
Nina Munteanu, author of the Splintered Universe trilogy

RecipeArium is a sumptuous chronicle of alien culture and cutthroat intrigue, set in a city in the belly of a gargantuan beast. Gurgu’s novel gives you an exotic, daring banquet that you will not soon forget.”
Tony Pi, Finalist, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

RecipeArium is uniquely captivating, intriguing, and compelling. Costi Gurgu engages all the senses, tears the envelope to ribbons, and triggers the deepest erogenous crevices of the mind. The story lingers, long after  you  finish the book, enticing you to question the existential boundaries of hunger. Costi Gurgu accomplishes what all great science fiction authors aim to do—look at something commonplace (eating a meal) in a primal and ultramodern way. RecipeArium drops nouveau cuisine and lust in a blender and presses liquify.”
Suzanne Church, Aurora Award winning author of Elements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction and Soul Larcenist

Now if that’s not high praise I don’t know what is!


Conjurings is Here!

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conjurings_cover_3 300x450The premiere issue of Conjurings Magazine is now available as a pdf download.  Kindle and Nook versions available on the site this Friday (June 6th). The print version will be available in 2 weeks.  Editor Bartholomew Klick did a fantastic job putting the magazine together, and the first issue includes an interview with R.A. Salvatore, fiction by Gary Cuba, Elizabeth Zuckerman and HC Playa and much more including Kendra Jae’s A Memory of Light: A Noob’s Observations of the Wheel of Time Series.  

Aoife’s Kiss Issue 44 is Here!

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The 44th issue of our classic science fiction and fantasy magazine Aoife’s Kiss Issue 44 is now available in our Bookstore.  It’s a wonderful collection of both genres including short stories, flash fiction and poetry by writers known and new to the field.  Here’s what’s in this issue:


The Sea Wraith by Ashley Marie Bergner,  OutRigger by Jay Maul,
Big Dog by David Brookes,   A Black Gaping Hole by Bria Burton,   Beyond the Gates by Liz Colter,  Limbo People by Louis N. Gruber, Dahlia’s Feast by Milo James Fowler,  The Electrochemical Shadow Knows by John Skylar, The Zombie’s Tale by Leif Behmer, Alyosha’s Choice by Lani Carroll

Flash Fiction

IronFae by Rachel A. Brune,  Rattitude by Scott Virtes,  Brenna the Raven Makes Her Own Time, by Kelda Crich


You Know the Rules by Jordan Taylor, CyberDebris by Bruce Boston,  On Tuesday At Noon by Sara Cordova,  Mendel Gone Mad by Terry Portillo,  Fields of Summer by Yoshira Marbel, Threads by G. O. Clark,  Outreach by Peter Roberts,  First Contact by John Grey, The Martian Prisoner by John Grey,  Asteroid Orphan by Alicia A. Curtis,  Ogres by Gary Every,  Rue Thinks the Test Will Be Fun by Brock Marie Moore,  The Edge Of The Cosmos by Christina Sng, Discoveries by Christina Sng, Robert Burns’ Certainty Principle by Marie H. Lewis

The Terrarium Dragons

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Dragons are always worth waiting for,  but we’re happy to announce that Lorie Calkins’  new novella  The Terrarium Dragons is now available in our bookstore.  Here’s what it’s about:

Jason’s teacher on Mars has some “bugs” in a terrarium.  Jason, a new boy who has no friends,  thinks they look like dragons, and “feels” them talking to him.  The teacher allows him to feed and care for these “bugs.”  Soon Jason is befriended by a girl named Clarkia, and together they work with these dragon bugs.  Nobody else believes Jason when he says that the dragons sing to him.  Meanwhile, school bullies threaten Jason and Clarkia, and want to harm the dragons.

During an air pressure drill there on Mars, the dragons escape from the terrarium and get into the air ducts.  The ducts have to be purged, which would kill the dragons, but Jason climbs inside to bring them back.  In the process, Jason learns to communicate with the dragons by humming and singing, and the dragons tell him they just want to go home to their own world. Can Jason save the dragons?  Will they reveal their secrets?  What will happen to his new friends?

The Terrarium Dragons is a mystery adventure that will take you through to the very last page.