J. M. McDermott

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Books

Straggletaggle
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,680. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When a phonograph wrapped in the shell of a man arrives demanding Princess Sapsorrow’s return, Bavaria's disgraced prince and scientist princess, with their intrepid bodyguard, embark on a perilous mission with the Straggletaggle as their guide, to stop a war that, should it start, can only end with Saxonia turning the people of Bavaria into components of its horrific machine.
Vast and Unbroken
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From the future, we travel back. We are not supposed to do it, but we do. When we do, we cannot be human, because it would put the future at risk. We have to do something else, then. We have to be something else. What's the point of all of this, in a vast and unbroken darkness?
The Lady or the Tiger, and Other Re-Imaginings
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,060. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In these tales, cities grow on the back of humongous lizards, where a young boy crashed down must choose his lady or a tiger. Also, a mostly nameless wanderer seeks to trade everything he has to find a homeland - skin, bone, pain, and soul. A basilisk builds a palace of stone made of prisoners, and he is honored as a king. There are nightmares, dreams, other myths and other re-imaginings.
King Basilisk's Palace
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A basilisk king turns prisoners to stone who gaze upon the monster. His servants use these gruesome building blocks to build a palace on the sea. Rebecca sails from Antioch in chains, to be turned to stone among other prisoners. Unlike the others, Rebecca is blind, and will never see the king to turn into stone.
Women and Monsters - Free Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 67,960. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This sampler of a collection of stories from Rhysling and Crawford Prize-nominated fantasy writer, J. M. McDermott embraces the surreal and hallucinatory traditions of Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad, and The World's Wife by Ann Duffy, to tell the stories that are always absent from the official books of history. Sing, Muse, for yourself.
Women and Monsters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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This collection of stories from Rhysling and Crawford Prize-nominated fantasy writer, J. M. McDermott embraces the surreal and hallucinatory traditions of Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad, and The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy, to tell the stories that are always absent from the official books of history. Sing, Muse, for yourself.
We Were Fish: Collected Poetry
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,010. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The weird, goofy, charming, anti-traditional, anti-academic, scathing, political, apolitical and sometimes transcendental poetry, prose poetry and odd-thoughts-on-paper of critically-acclaimed fantasy novelist J M McDermott have appeared in many magazines, his blog, and a few anthologies. Included here is the Rhysling Award-nominated "3 Poems Called Cosmic".
Death Mask and Eulogy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Bad Ducky Industries. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Nova Coates is a tomb guard late at dog hour in the deep night. He protects a noble house's dead from thieves and wizards. He lives among undertakers, death mask artists, and eulogy poets, until thenobleman's daughter commits suicide. This inexpensive novelette revels in themes of beauty, madness and the grotesque, from the author of strange books Last Dragon, Never Knew Another, and Maze.

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