The Recipearium

recipearium final cover for Kindle

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.  

Broken Legacy, by Dana Baird

Broken Legacy is the third novel in Dana Baird’s The Spell Keeper Legends,  where we meet Cassie’s niece, Elesia, a spirited teenager who studies sorcery at the Academie Sorcellara and would rather be an adventurer than a proper lady. As adept at wielding two-edged verbal barbs as blades, Elesia is telepathic and blessed—or perhaps cursed— by inheriting the sorcery-enhanced fighting skills that usually fall to sons.

 

Elesia’s dreams of adventure begin to manifest when she meets Ledia di Orza and her bird, Cloud Runner. Ledia, a council member of the northern villages, has been sent to warn King Peterious of an encroaching army. Could Trevarre have escaped death to lead Undead Warriors against the realm again?

 

Elesia flees the castle to follow Ledia while King Peterious prepares the realm for war. Cassie confers with family, fellow sorcerers—and her Book of Spells! Will the earth-style weapons be any match against their enemies? Will Ledia and the northern villages be able to push back Trevarre’s forces when they call upon the animals to aid them?

 

And what of Trevarre’s monstrous cohort, Ashur, who does battle in armor made of flesh and bones?

 

Keep reading, and you will discover the darkest secret of all. . .