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:
Tobias S. BUCKELL • Jesse BULLINGTON • Tania HERSHMAN
Ekaterina SEDIA • Jonathan L. HOWARD • Kyla Lee WARD
Robyn SEALE • Laura LUSH • Nick MAMATAS • Molly TANZER
John HELFERS • Gareth RYDER-HANRAHAN
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…”
This title, and all other Stone Skin Press titles are available together in the Stone Skin Press Complete Bundle.