Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures

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ALBERTA PUBLISHING AWARDS BEST SPECULATIVE FICTION AND GRAPHIC NOVEL SHORTLIST 2021

What haunts our hearts today may haunt us in the hereafter . . .

With stories spanning time, galaxies, and spirits, Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures features 17 original stories, casting the indelible themes of gothic romance forward in time, to imagined futures and tomorrow’s afterlives.

Edited by S.M Beiko, cover art by Sweeney Boo

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ISBN: 9781989754030

Dimensions: 6.65" x 10.5"

Page Count: 179

Release Date: 10/21/2020

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What haunts our hearts today may haunt us in the hereafter . . .

In future-Edo Japan, two lovers cross paths after fifty years apart. A drone-stream influencer is stalked by a spectre her online audience can’t see. Trans vampires’ lives intertwine in cyber-goth Paris. A non-binary chaplain serving a haunted space station becomes enamoured with the ship’s AI. And the treachery and passion of a gestalt alien mind reaches critical mass for the explorer who discovered it.

With stories spanning time, galaxies, and spirits, Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures features 17 original stories, casting the indelible themes of gothic romance forward in time, to imagined futures and tomorrow’s afterlives.

This collection follows the successful anthology, Gothic Tales of Haunted Love, named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018, featuring all-original comics curated by award-winning author and editor S.M. Beiko.

Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures was featured in CBC Books’ Fall Comics Preview.

Catch an interview with editor S.M. Beiko on Publishers Weekly comics website The Beat: “My goal with this follow-up volume was to increase the offerings from LGBTQ2IA+ creators and their stories, as well as focus on creatures from a wide scope of cultures and global perspectives.”

Reviews:

“Although all of them work individually, and many are gems, the real strength is in a full read-through… All 16 pieces are driven by emotional storytelling and the most successful are the sad ones, such as the opener “Ghost Planet,” written by underground comix legend Trina Robbins. And let’s celebrate the emerging creators, too, and support this valuable book.” – Mike Donachie, Toronto Star

“The 20 expertly crafted pieces curated here vary in style, tone, and subject but always play with both the genre and reader’s expectations in creative ways. Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures will be well-received by young adult fans of graphic fiction, diverse voices and Sci-Fi/fantasy.”

Highly Recommended Canadian Review of Materials

 

“So good! It’s rare to see short comics stories so expertly crafted, with clear arcs and exciting twists, gracefully constructed. The art is as varied as it is beautiful. The mix of dark turns and happy endings leaves the reader on their toes, never knowing what to expect. Loved it.” 5/5 stars. – Shea Proulx, author of ABC Monstrosity and Alice At Naptime (via GoodReads)

Catch True North Comics Podcast in conversation with publisher Alexander Finbow about the release of Gothic Tales here.

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Description

AVAILABLE NOW – IN BOOK & COMIC STORES & FROM US DIRECTLY

What haunts our hearts today may haunt us in the hereafter . . .

In future-Edo Japan, two lovers cross paths after fifty years apart. A drone-stream influencer is stalked by a spectre her online audience can’t see. Trans vampires’ lives intertwine in cyber-goth Paris. A non-binary chaplain serving a haunted space station becomes enamoured with the ship’s AI. And the treachery and passion of a gestalt alien mind reaches critical mass for the explorer who discovered it.

With stories spanning time, galaxies, and spirits, Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures features 17 original stories, casting the indelible themes of gothic romance forward in time, to imagined futures and tomorrow’s afterlives.

This collection follows the successful anthology, Gothic Tales of Haunted Love, named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018, featuring all-original comics curated by award-winning author and editor S.M. Beiko.

Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures was featured in CBC Books’ Fall Comics Preview.

Catch an interview with editor S.M. Beiko on Publishers Weekly comics website The Beat: “My goal with this follow-up volume was to increase the offerings from LGBTQ2IA+ creators and their stories, as well as focus on creatures from a wide scope of cultures and global perspectives.”

Reviews:

“Although all of them work individually, and many are gems, the real strength is in a full read-through… All 16 pieces are driven by emotional storytelling and the most successful are the sad ones, such as the opener “Ghost Planet,” written by underground comix legend Trina Robbins. And let’s celebrate the emerging creators, too, and support this valuable book.” – Mike Donachie, Toronto Star

“The 20 expertly crafted pieces curated here vary in style, tone, and subject but always play with both the genre and reader’s expectations in creative ways. Gothic Tales of Haunted Futures will be well-received by young adult fans of graphic fiction, diverse voices and Sci-Fi/fantasy.”

Highly Recommended Canadian Review of Materials

 

“So good! It’s rare to see short comics stories so expertly crafted, with clear arcs and exciting twists, gracefully constructed. The art is as varied as it is beautiful. The mix of dark turns and happy endings leaves the reader on their toes, never knowing what to expect. Loved it.” 5/5 stars. – Shea Proulx, author of ABC Monstrosity and Alice At Naptime (via GoodReads)

Catch True North Comics Podcast in conversation with publisher Alexander Finbow about the release of Gothic Tales here.

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