A young reptilian endures a painful coming of age…
A tailor who refurbishes old clothes struggles to come to terms with the immortality offered by new technologies…
While exploring the dark web, a young woman creates a profile on a lesbian dating site for ghosts…
Aliens abduct a young man and bring him to a mysterious resort many light years from Earth…
A world leader with psychic powers diffuses a deadly international incident…
In this much anticipated second volume of speculative literature, authors examine relationships and how technology impacts our connections to each other, to nature, to space and time. The writing in this volume is often dark and rich in satire, yet there are many whimsical moments and a strong undertone of irreverence. Writers deep-dive into challenging themes to bring us stories and poems that explore gender, immortality, the obsolescence of the human body, biohacking, decay, and the evolution of love in a transhuman world.
House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature Volume 2 contains twenty-five exceptional stories and poems, curated and edited by Erika Steeves and Nihls Andersen with guest poetry editor Jon Parsons. House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature Volume 2 contains twenty-five exceptional stories and poems, curated and edited by Erika Steeves and Nihls Andersen with guest poetry editor Jon Parsons. Featuring: John Andreini, Glen Armstrong, Shaun Avery, Meghan E. Bell, Gustavo Bondoni, Robert Borski, L Chan, William Delman, Alex Robert Franco, Will Isenberg, Daniel Loring Keating, M. Grace Melucci, Laurel Radzieski, dave ring, David F. Shultz, J. M. Sinclair, Sravani singampalli, JE Solo, Lisa Timpf, Dawn Vogel, Tracey Waddleton, Megan Wildhood, Gunnar De Winter, Peri Dwyer Worrell.
EDITORS: Nihls Andersen, Erika Steeves
GENRE: Fiction, Poetry
FORMAT: Paperback and e-book
DIMENSIONS: 6 X 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-989587-09-6 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-10-2 (E-Book)
ISBN: 978-1-989587-11-9 (Kindle E-Book)
RELEASE DATE: 21/10/2020
JE Solo’s long-awaited debut novel Phreak is available now!
In an alternate, near-future world where corrupt government and corporate interests rule the smallest details of Island life, an unusually sensitive child is born. Navigating a landscape of ecological devastation and botched genetic modification experiments, the child’s survival depends upon their heightened senses and the skills they learn at the knee of their life-hacking father. Will it be enough? As they cross the threshold of adulthood the collapse of Island society draws close and they must act in order to protect what they love. A richly detailed and compelling first novel, Solo deftly layers satire and social commentary to create a powerful story of resilience and survival.
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A woman confesses to killing god… Two people stand on the edge of the abyss that is the end of the world… A hidden history of earth is revealed in the interpretation of mysterious found manuscripts… An alien entity takes root in a suburban garden and starts transforming the neighbourhood…
These are just few of the many ideas explored in this exciting new collection from the House of Zolo. Writers and poets from around the world conjure fractured dimensions, cast dark nightmares and offer alternatives to the apocalypse as they navigate to the very edges of time and back. Delving into themes of post-humanity, future-shock, and the consequences of climate change, these short stories and poems fearlessly explore what it means to be human. Alternately dark and hopeful, heartbreaking and humorous, this volume contains stories and poems to spark the imagination and inspire new perspectives on the future.
HOZ’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 1 is an international collection of short stories and poems by some of today’s most compelling writers: Jessica Barksdale, Joe Baumann, L. X. Beckett, Melanie Bell, Jenny Blackford, Robert Borski, Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, M. S. Chari, Deborah L. Davitt, Joe DiCicco, Steve Dillon, James Dorr, Kevin Freeman, Amelia Gorman, Vince Gotera, Russell Hemmel, Richard Leis, E. H. Lupton, JBMulligan, Jennifer Loring, Sally McBride, Stephen McQuiggan, Laurel Radzieski, Samannaz Rohanimanesh, George Salis, Lucy Stone, Ojo Taiye, Cohl Warren-Howles.
Curated and edited by Nihls Andersen and Erika Steeves with guest poetry editor Jon Parsons.