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Paperback: 116 pages (30 Dec. 2012)
ISBN: 148125457X
ISBN-13: 978-1481254571

Ain’t No Sanity Clause: A Twisted Christmas Anthology is available to purchase in paperback or on kindle at Amazon.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . so what better way to celebrate the season than to read an anthology of twisted Christmas tales?

Part horror, part thriller, part comedy, this collection features thirteen stories from some of the best writers in the business, including Mike Chinn, Jonathan Green (Pax Britannia) and the late Joel Lane.

There is a whole host of psychopathic adventures to enjoy; an encounter with monstrous mistletoe in the Deep South, Satanic rituals in the 17th Century, a kidnap caper involving light elves and dark elves and seasonally sinister goings on in deepest, darkestBirmingham. And that’s just for starters. Either way, this collection of stories revels in subverting the traditional Christmas. It will thrill you, scare you and even make you laugh.

Enter if you dare . . . the winter wonderland of Ain’t No Sanity Clause

Table of Contents

Cover – Martin Reimann
Foreword – Iain McKinnon
Winter Song by Joel Lane
Aelvis in Chains by Cathy Douglas
Claws by Jonathan Green
Christmas Traditions by Caroline Cormack
Silent Night, Parasite by Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi
Holding it in by Mike Chinn
Daniel Silence, Gentleman by Colin Fisher
The Case of The Greedy Boy by Neville Watkins
Vigi Santees by G. P. Francis
Say Grace by Lucy Robertson
Santa Claws by Michele Roger
The Twenty Fifth Day by Damon Cavalchini
Bedlam by Adem Rolfe

Posted by Admin in Fringeworks News on Saturday, December 8th 2012 at 9:13 PM
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One of the sad truths in small publishing is that some projects never quite get off the ground. When this happens they often disappear without trace, which is something we at Fringeworks would like to avoid. For this reason we are listing those projects we looked at but ultimately failed to either get enough interest or else failed to fit into our schedules.


Our first project in hiatus is a collection of non-fiction collection of essays about the evolution of genre fandom entitled The Descent of Fan. This was to have beeen edited by Steve Jones, a long-term SF and genre fan and writer who may or may not be the inspiration for Terry Pratchett’s bursar. Known throughout British SF fandom as the king of the Green Room, Steve has some great insights into how fandom has changed over the years. The book would have included essays on the evolution of science fiction, fantasy, cult media and other genre fandom, tracing its origins from palaeofandom, through mesofandom and into the neofandom of the social media age.

Here at Fringeworks, however, we never say never. If there is future interest or enough enquiries about these books we will revisit them and, hopefully, publish them at some later date.

Some projects have not taken off as quickly as expected, but we remain committed to them. These and future books in development can be checked out here.

Posted by Fringeworks in Fringeworks News on Saturday, November 10th 2012 at 11:07 PM
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