Alban Lake Publishing

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We are a small independent publishing enterprise w/preferences for scifi/fantasy, horror, steampunk, paranormal novels, novellas, short stories, and poetry.

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Miskatonic Dreams
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,670. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
There are those who chant the eldritch songs, who wait at the angled gates, who gather in blasted, nameless places to celebrate the return of the great Old Ones. For centuries, for millennia, their tales have not been told. Within these haunted pages you will find their stories of yearning, terror, murder, and a faith that defies the commonplace understanding of humanity.
Miskatonic Nightmares
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
There are those who chant the eldritch songs, who wait at the angled gates, who gather in blasted, nameless places to celebrate the return of the great Old Ones. For centuries, for millennia, their tales have not been told. Within these haunted pages you will find their stories of yearning, terror, murder, and a faith that defies the commonplace understanding of humanity. Come and see what really
Potter's Field 6
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,680. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Strangers and paupers, the homeless and derelict, murder victims and victims of wrecks and crashes in seas and trackless wilderness, soldiers and plague victims heaped in mass graves. All have tales untold. Their families and friends, their classmates and neighbors think of them from time to time, sometimes wondering if they are alive or dead. Their fates are guessed, surmised, possibly correctly.
Disturbed Digest September 2016
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,650. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
This is a quarterly digest. You'll find some bent and tilted tales in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and even some science fiction.
Peridot Episode 1: Three Against the Mob
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,910. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Who is Peridot? She’s a young American woman named Ricia Ryder, stranded in France, and she has more problems than any superheroine should have to deal with. On a tour of southern France, Ricia was robbed of her papers and her money, and was compelled to live off the grid. An ancient Celtic goddess gave Ricia succor and superpowers.
Disturbed Digest March 2017
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,290. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
This is a quarterly digest. You'll find some bent and tilted tales in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and even some science fiction.
Bloodbond May 2016
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,010. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
Bloodbond is published in May and November and contains stories of vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters, delicately seasoned with poems, art, and articles.
Tree Hugger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tyree Campbell's "Tree Hugger" is a unique, extremely well written, scifi-styled tale. The story's main character is Pagan - an alien who has managed to stop for rest on Earth. She had been forced to flee from her home planet due to the destruction of her people. While the premise may begin as a familiar science fiction tale, it quickly morphs from there.
Petrolea
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,860. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Victor Toledo went to Titan for its oil reserves. Doctor Feroza Merchant has made it her mission to stop him. The wild robots of the petroleum jungle want to strip the flesh from their bones. Stranded in the mechanical jungle, the engineer and the biologist must cooperate not only to survive, but to understand the alien ecosystem around them. Where did these self-replicating robots come from?
Frost Fire Worlds February 2017
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,660. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80 or so. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.
White Shift: science fiction poetry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
G. O. Clark takes you on a dimension shift, where you get to look at things from the perspective beyond the left field fence. Here's one example: The Luddite robot / has trouble functioning / in our modern world, / spends most of his time / trying to rebut the evidence / from his own sensors. Psst! There's more inside . . .
Polyxena Princess of Troy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,260. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Nine years into the Trojan War, fifteen-year-old Polyxena catches the attention of Achilles when he kills the brother standing next to her, Hector. They meet three times in secret. A romance begins to bloom, but Polyxena is cautious. She despises her brother Paris for starting the war by choosing love over his family, and wants to be nothing like him.
Disturbed Digest December 2016
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,400. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
This is a quarterly digest. You'll find some bent and tilted tales in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and even some science fiction.
A Boy and His Dragonfly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Colin had to leave his dog behind when his family left Earth. Now they’re on Verte. He’s new, and has no friends. His older sister gets her choice of everything. He gets the smallest bedroom . . . but he gets first choice of companions!
Disturbed Digest June 2016
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,310. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
This is a quarterly digest. You'll find some bent and tilted tales in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and even some science fiction.

Books

Broken Bottle of Time
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Reinhart burst on the speculative poetry scene fairly recently, and what an explosion of talent! Herein you’ll find a fine mix of sf/f/h and speculative poems. It’s the stuff that makes you squirm or smile or pause to think. His is a mind that takes on all kinds of challenges and serves up some exceptional work such as: rebooting nothing like a tunnel/I do see the light/ it’s flashing
Shelter of Daylight Vol. 8
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,520. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Shelter of Daylight is a biannual digest of science fiction and fantasy. This edition includes the ghosts of an alien species who seek one more chance at the stars; the secret of a chambermaid's room; a new relationship between computers and people; the Loch Ness monster; and much more!
Cover of Darkness Jan. 2012
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,910. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Cover of Darkness is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy. For CoD, the ideal dark story is one you read with all the lights on, glancing over your shoulder frequently, just in case... This issue features Children of the Water by J. S. Watts, and Crapgod by Donald Uitvlugt, plus Phillip Roberts, Kara Hartz, Nicholas Conley, and many more!
parABnormal Digest Vol. 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,870. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This issue of parABnormal Digest includes an interview with a Paranormal group in Mississippi, including what they look for, and how they find it. An article by Shannon Ryan describes detection equipment and how you can use it. The issue includes spooky stories by award-winning authors William Eakin and David Blalock, plus Ann Gimpel, William Rasmussen, Damien Mire, and many more!
Shelter of Daylight Vol. 7
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,340. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Shelter of Daylight is a triannual digest of sf and fantasy. In issue #7, you’ll find stories that will quicken your heart and mind, that will leave you breathless, such as "Phantom Limbs" by Donaya Haymond, "Ghost Child" by Larry Ivkovich, "Who Killed Peter Lorre?" by Wayne Carey, "Designer Kid" by Kim Sheard. And so many more. They're waiting for you...just download and start scrolling.
parABnormal Digest Vol. 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This issue of parABnormal Digest includes three interviews with Paranormal groups, who tell you about themselves, what they look for, and how they find it. Also featured is a spooky cover by Sandy DeLuca, and stories to match by Terrie Relf, Eamonn Murphy, Lindsey Duncan, Tyree Campbell, and many more!
Cover of Darkness Oct. 2011
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Cover of Darkness is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy. For CoD, the ideal dark story is one you read with all the lights on, glancing over your shoulder frequently, just in case... This issue features Slots by Tyree Campbell, The Lunker by David Pinnt, a great novelette “Tiny Doorways” by Ralph Robert Moore, and many more!
Sounds of the Night Vol. 9
Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 31,590. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Sounds of the Night is a magazine devoted to science fiction and fantasy lightly seasoned with a bit of intimacy, even exploring the often-difficult relationships between humans and aliens. SOTN #9 features "Divine Night" by Matthew Jordan Schmidt, about a human and a deity, and "Dirty Elf" by Edward Cox, which speaks for itself, plus much more!
The Martian Wave Vol. 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,570. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Martian Wave contains sf tales that will launch you into escape velocity! First contact where the crew communicates with aliens via music in "Grand Ol' Opry." Refugees seek sanctuary on an Earth-grazing asteroid. A robot wants a vacation on Earth so it can get an upgrade. And much more!
It Came From Her Purse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,970. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Think of the chilling black-and-white B movies from the 1950s. Think of Roger Corman. Think of all the things that could possibly come from inside a purse. Then think a couple hundred light-years beyond that. It Came From Her Purse features tales from beyond the beyond, and yet right next door. Grab the popcorn, put your feet up, and prepare to be thrilled and chilled.
Potter's Field 4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,770. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Potter's Field 4 contains stories related in some way to unmarked graves--someone has buried a body they don't want found. In Potter's Field 4, sometimes those bodies come back. Here you'll find ghosts, a zombie or two, a religious uprising, and all manner of spookiness. So lean back, turn all the lights on, and glance over your shoulders now and then as you turn the pages.
Shelter of Daylight 6
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,900. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Shelter of Daylight is a triannual digest of science fiction and fantasy. In issue #6, you'll confront the rivalries among the social classes of sentient Lepidoptera; receive a hidden message from a dolphin; experience the drawbacks of being a sorcerer; and apply your knowledge of the future to your love life. And much, much more!
Cover of Darkness May 2011
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Cover of Darkness is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy. For CoD, the ideal dark story is one you read with all the lights on, glancing over your shoulder frequently, just in case... This issue features Sensory Desolation by William Markly O'Neal, Death's Door by F. D. Moore, and The World Beneath by Julie Travis, and many more!
parABnormal Digest Vol. 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,440. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This issue of parABnormal Digest features stories by Jackie Gamber, Neil James Hudson, Derek Muk, Paul L. Bates, and many more. It also features spooky and chilling poetry by K. S. Hardy, Marge Simon, David Kopaska-Merkel, and others. It's topped off with a kickin' cover by Kristine Gehrmann.

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