Is it science fiction, fantasy, or some new, far-out flavor? The Fabulist Vol. 2 is a platter of post-genre prose and verse, plus savory, sweet and seasonal art and illustration, cooked up from a stone soup of fables, yarns, myths, history, dreams, satire, high tech and pop culture. GLEAM: A globe-spanning wireless electrical grid has made climate change a thing of the past. But something’s awry in the too-bright lights of Las Vegas … KHOA IN CHIAPAS: “I’ve forgotten what it is to be homesick.” His Vietnam gone, Khoa too has disappeared into drifting, rootless decades, until a reckless fascination changes everything. INCIDENT AT OSCURO: It’s a New Mexican back road, a few hours left to drive. Your Colt Peacemaker is cool and silent in the glove box. Wait! What’s that lying on the dusty nighttime asphalt … ? CENTAUR IN BRASS 2041: Identity is a weapon and trust is a tool, from the canals of a deluged San Francisco to the stone towers, drawn swords and taut bowstrings of an immersive, high-stakes gamespace. LOSING HIS HEAD: For one reputable collector of celebrity crania, the preserved skull of Telly Savalas may be a prize beyond price. PLUS: Toothsome fragments, flash fiction, experimental prose, poetry and art by the fresh and frolicksome writers and artists of The Fabulist!
Includes Bosley Gravel’s Tintamarre-ruckus-bedlam-pother-and-brawl, Behave! The story of two witches who want a baby — things go horribly wrong, but end horribly right. Available from the legendary Last Gasp press. Buy a copy today!