Brain Lag is a new scifi/fantasy publisher based out of Milton, Ontario. With custom interior layouts and cover illustrations, our focus is bringing mainstream quality books to the small press. Please visit our website for more information and be sure to look for us in conventions in the Greater Toronto Area.
Super powers aren’t something to celebrate, but to fear. Private security force Sentinel keeps humanity safe, but Kali, infected with superhuman bad luck, finds Sentinel up to no good instead. Written like a Japanese light novel, this fun science fantasy includes original illustrations from four artists.
Novo Gaia's tinkers take to the open waters of the Great Lakes in Tinker's Sea! When an aquatic tinker rescues a boy from a sinking ship, Novo Gaia might finally have the information it needs to end the threat of a pirate marauding the lakes in a nuclear-powered submarine. But with backing from a political rival, Packer won't go down easily.
Collects the best-loved short stories by twice Aurora Award-nominated author Hugh A. D. Spencer! Malfunctioning household robots, an endless apocalyptic loop, potash-fuelled interstellar travel, and more—these stories stretch science fiction to its limit and bring it into our backyards at the same time.
In a not-so-distant future recovering from the depletion of fossil fuels, a sustainably-powered society tries to reintroduce the Dark Lands to modern technology using its Tinker program. But a lone tinker isn't enough to handle the outbreak of a plague from a time before the collapse of civilization...
Middle-aged, middle-income and lapsed Mormon Arthur Percy felt his life lurch from a difficult normality onto the rails of a carnival ride heading somewhere too much like the Twilight Zone for his liking. Perhaps it is more the “Anti-Twilight Zone” that Arthur enters—where vampires and ghouls are not gorgeous but genetic parasites from a hideous communal intelligence known as the Hive.
Power might fade. Man might forget. But history never dies. Damian Sires might have been a normal young woman, had she not been born with unnatural eyes and a dangerous gift. She has kept both hidden throughout her life from a world that condemns magic. But power is coveted by many, and when her ability begins to spiral out of control, forgotten history is reawakened.
A computer virus that infects cybernetic implants with unstoppable force has plagued people for ten years. A military-funded project to create an antivirus fell apart, and humanity’s best hope rests with a ragtag group of programmers and visionaries struggling to pick up where the lead engineer for the project left off. But the virus isn’t the only thing standing in their way.
Kina Ukiel is a guide for a band of mercenaries, discovering forgotten treasures within ancient ruins. During her latest adventure she discovers a sword which has been long lost since a time when the gods themselves waged war upon each other. With Kina's world rapidly changing, she's forced to face not only the dangers that she has returned to the world, but perhaps rediscover who she is.
What starts as a young man's adventure of a lifetime soon becomes the most humbling experience he's ever had. Fighting for his very life, fighting fate, trying to grasp the foreign aspects of a strangely familiar land, and taking on a quest that will affect the entire world are just the beginning. And as months pass, he starts to long for something he never expected--home.
One hundred years after the generators stopped turning due to the exhaustion of fossil fuels and environmental degradation, a few small societies in southern Ontario cling to modern technology.
One of these is Novo Gaia, a sustainably-powered country centred around the old hydro-electric plants. To expand its influence and spread the light of civilization and technology outward, Novo Gaia found its tinker program, in which Doctors of General Applied Electronics journey into the Dark Lands to help bootstrap the populace back to energy abundance.
These are the tinkers' stories.