Come one! Come all! Come see the evil lurking under the big top! Planet X Publishers, the creators of the Test Patterns and Creature Features anthologies are boiling up a brand new publication.

Caravans Awry is a carnival themed anthology set during the 1960’s, taking place along historic Route 66 through a series of unconnected stories about an evil circus. I know, pretty right? I already bought my copies…

There is a wonderful line up of contributors for this upcoming anthology:

  • Michael Adams
  • Adam Bolivar
  • Scott Couturier
  • Ashley Dioses
    Sam L Edwards
  • John Paul Fitch
  • Maxwell Gold
  • John Linwood Grant
  • Jill Hand
  • Ted Morgan
  • KA Opperman
  • Duane Pesice
  • Peter Rawlik
  • Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
  • Russell Smeaton
  • William Tea
  • Sarah Walker
  • Can Wiggins

Please support this wonderfully dark new publication by going to the Caravans Awry GoFundMe Page.

2.00 gets you an ebook.
15.00 gets you a paperback and an ebook.
25.00 gets you a hardcover and an ebook.

A relaunch of the pulp magazine classic, “Startling Stories” edited by Douglas Draa. My prose piece Hazthrog’s Contempt is slated to be featured in this upcoming publication!

The original magazine ran from 1939 to 1955 and was published Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines.

The magazine saw literary titans such as Arthur C. Clarke and his story Against the Fall of Night, including the father of science fiction, Isaac Asimov

Check out the full contents below and make sure you follow on their facebook page:

Startling Stories 1


Cradle of the Deep By Mike Chinn 
Invasion of the Deadly Brain from Alpha IX By Scott Emerson
Evidence in the Mirror By Herb Kauderer
Mothership By Stephen Persing
Payload By M. Stern
New Life By Mark Slade
Red Dragon By Shadrick Beechem
Snack time By Franklyn Searight
Amiri By Nicloe Kurtz
Sticks and Stones By John B. Rosenman
T. Gips and the Time Flies By Ahmed A. Khan
The Angry Planet By DJ Tyrer
The Blood Red Sky of Mars By Adrian Cole
The Heart of a Hitman By Rie Sheridan Rose
The Kidnapped Prince By Cynthia Ward
The Outpost, Outside By Larry Hinkle
The Vaults of Ban-Erach By Steve Dilks
Totality By Andre E. Harewood
Triplet Cross By Patrick S. Baker
Sea Bound-1 By Eddie D. Moore
Defiant, Deviant, Devoid of Soul By Russel Hemmell


Carrion Rush By Phil Emery
Hazthrog’s Contempt By Max Gold