We’re finishing up June (aka the Month of Dean) with the release of 12 new books!
Ten of those are hardcover editions of books you might have already read. For the first time, Dean Wesley Smith’s Cold Poker Gang series is out in hardcover!
So, if you love the series and really want a hardcover edition, your wish is granted. These books look fantastic in hardcover, and they feature new art we licensed specifically for this series so we can use the art for merchandising in the future.
To check out the series and find links to all of the hardcover editions, click here and then go to the book(s) you’re looking for.
Dean reaches another milestone on Tuesday, with the publication of the 50th issue of Smith’s Monthly. That’s right, he’s done 50 issues of that fan-favorite magazine with no sign of slowing down!
Here’s the synopsis:
This 50th issue of Smith’s Monthly contains more than seventy thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. Including The First Year, the new novel in the Marble Grant series, and five new short stories in some of Dean’s most popular series; Cold Poker Gang, Bryant Street, and Thunder Mountain, among others.
Also in this issue is Stories from July, part 2, with six classic short stories from Dean’s groundbreaking project for which he wrote a short story (or two) a day for one month, blogged about it, and designed a cover for each one. The fun continues!
Here’s the synopsis:
A three-time Hugo Award nominated magazine, this issue of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine offers up twenty-one fantastic stories by some of the best writers working in modern short fiction.
No genre limitations, no topic limitations, just great stories. Attitude, feel, and high-quality fiction equals Pulphouse.
“Jesting Pilate” by Lee Allred
“Exchange Policy” by Scott William Carter
“Dead Girlfriend” by Ray Vukcevich
“Laugh Track” by David H. Hendrickson
“Family Bonds” by R.W. Wallace
“Mystery Weekend” by J. Roderick Clark
“A Magical Negro” by Ezekiel James Boston
“Be Very, Very Afraid” by Jerry Oltion
“Barely Decent” by Kent Patterson
“Call Me Peaches” by Daemon Crowe
“Death by Vodka” by Robert J. McCarter
“Virtual Oracle” by Leigh Saunders
“Machine in the Ghost” by Rob Vagle
“The Postcard” by David Stier
“Gordie Culligan vs. Dr. Longbeach and the HVAC of Doom” by J. Steven York
“On Red Mountain” by Robin Brande
“Fort Dumpster” by O’Neil De Noux
“Scrawny Pete” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“My Father, the Popsicle” by Annie Reed
“The Neighborhood” by Angela Penrose
“As if My Every Word Has Turned to Glass” by Robert Jeschonek
As you can see: We’ve been busy, Dean’s been busy, and now you’d better get busy. You’ve got a lot of reading to do!
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.