Through a haze of cigarettes and vodka there lies a version of Prague in the heart of the Cold War, where spies practice sorcery in their games of intrigue.
Push notifications. Not a term that typically strikes enthusiasm or inspiration in the heart of the average mobile user. But we here at Serial Box are all about expanding the horizons of what’s possible in the world of storytelling, no matter the medium or screen size.
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The world of science fiction and fantasy has a new Grand Master: William Gibson. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced on Jan. 8, 2019, that Gibson had been named the 35th Damon Knight Grand Master for his contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Gibson has been called the father of cyberpunk, coining the word “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome,” which later became the novel Neuromancer in 1984. Gibson also wrote the short story “Dogfight” with one of our own Serial Box authors, Michael Swanwick, in 1985. For more from Swanwick, read our serial The Witch Who Came in From the Cold. In honor of Gibson, we picked some of our favorite cyberpunk books of the 21st century. Trouble and Her Friends by Melissa Scott One of the quintessential and award-winning novels of the cyberpunk genre returns in a striking new edition. India Carless, alias Trouble, managed to stay one step...Read More >
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The new year is here and we’re pumped and ready for all the new books! 2019 is shaping up to be an epic year, particularly for anyone that loves to read. Without further ado, here’s our list of some of our most anticipated fantasy releases of 2019. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia The Mayan God of Death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. “Here we shall begin to tell a story: a tale of a throne lost, of monsters and magic. A tale of gods and of the shadow realm. But this, our story, it begins in our world, in the land of mortals.” The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty, small town in...Read More >
In Tremontaine, Diane moves to take control of the bridge project. In Dead Air, the danger is mounting, but Mackenzie can't stop now. Plus, a new micro story is published for Microfiction Monday!
This coming Saturday is Hobbit Day, as both Bilbo and Frodo Bagginses were born on September 22nd (of course, in different years). This has us thinking about how Tolkien's fantasy races have influenced writers and storytellers for decades, for better or for worse. (Probably both.)
The final season of Tremontaine begins with a plan to change the City forever. In 1776, September brings surprising technological innovation. In Dead Air, Mackenzie receives a deadly gift. Plus, a new micro story is published for Microfiction Monday!
We’ve got exciting news for you today about an upcoming Serial Box event that’s unlike anything we’ve done before: one day, ten episodes, one strange, spooky story.
In Dead Air, dead women can tell tales. Plus, a new micro story is published for Microfiction Monday!
On this date in 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 space probe. Counterintuitively, Voyager 1 launched sixteen days after Voyager 2, but the two probes have close enough birthdays, all things considered, for us to think of them as twins.
In Dead Air, Mackenzie heads to prison. Plus, a new micro story is published for Microfiction Monday!
In a city that never was, sex scandal, and swordplay combine in deadly fashion. Enter a world inspired by Elizabethan London, 18th century Paris, and 1980s New York where your wit must be as sharp as your steel. Intrigue is afoot when a Duchess, a scholar, a swordswoman, and a genius, are brought together by long-buried lies and truths that cannot be denied.
Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. In this serial, Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay introduced in her cult-classic novel Swordspoint. Readers familiar with the series will find a welcome homecoming while new fans will learn what makes Riverside a place they will want to visit again and again.
Welcome to Tremontaine, the prequel to Ellen Kushner's beloved Riverside series that began with Swordspoint! A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; her husband's dangerous affair with a handsome scholar; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius whose discoveries herald revolution--when long-buried truths threaten long-held deceptions, betrayal know no bounds. Mind your manners and enjoy the chocolate in a dance of sparkling wit and political intrigue.
We love refreshing takes on well-worn formulas, and these two movies are leading the charge where the rom-com is concerned.