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Feraltales New
by Couri Johnson


Not all women are sweet and docile princesses. Sometimes they are witches, foxes, or dogs gone wild and looking to bite. The retelling of old tales in this collection recognizes the feral lurking within them. And so, a young woman, abetted by a griffin, seeks to free herself from a literally heartless man, twelve dancing sisters lure men to their doom, business-minded witches peddle everything from moonshine to manufactured tragedies, and the desperate wife of a king demanding she bear him a son makes a deal with a fox.



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Tales from Mnemosyne New
by Dennis Danvers


As the goddess of Memory and mother of The Muses, Mnemosyne is uniquely qualified to set the record straight—to tell the true stories without the usual patriarchal propaganda, all the while keeping things fun and only slightly blasphemous. Mnemosyne as a timeless goddess knows now and then backwards and forwards and has as much to say about the here and now as way back when. These fourteen tales include the most famous—Daphne and Apollo, Europa and Jove, the Birth of Athena, Cupid and Psyche—along with some too-often-forgotten ones, such as Tiresias and his daughter Manto, and Oenone, the abandoned wife of Paris.



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Collected Ogoense and Other Stories New
by Rebecca Ore


This volume of stories and novellas collects some of Ore's valuable fiction of the 1990s, work that continues to be of vital interest with a strong focus on persistent issues that remain urgent in our current world. They include, for instance, “Hypocaust & Bathysphere,” in which time-traveling academics more than meet their match in the medieval inhabitants they assume are naïve and ignorant and easily “studied, while the historians exploring America’s past in “Scarey Rose in Deep History” uncover secrets in that past that challenge them personally to the core. And in “Collected Ogoense,” the volume’s title story, an underpaid biologist toiling over dangerous pathogens seeks refuge from the bleakness of her existence in her passion for African killifish until treachery takes her refuge from her and launches her into the obsession for revenge.



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Adventures in Bodily Autonomy New
edited by Raven Belasco


"For this distinctive anthology, the royalties from which will be donated to NARAL Pro-Choice America, Belasco (Blood Ex Libris) brings together 14 thoughtful speculative tales centered on issues of reproductive freedom and female agency. The opener, Nisi Shawl’s stirring “Queen of Dirt,” about a Black teen at summer camp, explores racial bias and questions about what makes a family, demonstrating that the anthology has more on its mind than a medical procedure....Tones vary throughout: some stories are bleak, presenting hard choices or pyrrhic victories, but others sound more hopeful notes. These timely tales both draw readers in and have the potential to advance important conversations."
 —Publishers Weekly, July 2023



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Sacraments for the Unfit New
by Sarah Tolmie


“These stories could be the mad progeny of Umberto Eco and Ursula K. LeGuin: fiendishly cunning thought-twisters that shimmer with compassion and charisma.”
 —Helen Marshall, author of The Migration



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Numinous Stones New
by Holly Lyn Walrath


From Elgin Award winning author Holly Lyn Walrath, a haunting collection of poetry about grief and the sacred that digs deep beyond a fairytale world into the grave. Told in the circular pantoum form, Numinous Stones is a poetic graveyard littered with horror—from sentient scarecrows to silent skeletons to scorched sacred spaces. As each line repeats, new meaning gleams like bones unearthed in a shattered realm of monsters, dark forests, and dusty ghosts.

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Knife Witch New
by Susan diRende


"You have to root for this sharp young woman with knives stashed in her hair as she outwits every power ranged against her, from small-town bullies and corrupt witch councils to far greater natural—and supernatural—entities."
 —Lesley Wheeler, author of Unbecoming and Poetry’s Possible Worlds

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From Voyages Unreturning New
by Deborah L. Davitt


From Voyages Unreturning tells the tale of a woman who sought escape from her own life. Skimming through time and space at light-speed, she comes to realize that she’s left everything that she loved behind. She forges a bond with a living ship, and together, they dare to dream that life can be more than perpetual loss....

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The Language of Water New
by Elizabeth Clark-Stern


"I found this novel's complex characters and the richness of their relationships—in love and in war—tremendously compelling. Sara, Kethuda, Ruqia, and the rest of the cast are skillfully drawn. A story about the future devastation wrought by climate change has the potential to be a grim read, but instead Elizabeth Clark-Stern has written a gripping feminist tale exploring love and power, violence and forgiveness, despair and hope. The Language of Water is a page-turner and a paean to resistance."
 —Gwynne Garfinkle, author of Can't Find My Way Home

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