A Dark Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anthology
21 stories by 21 authors.
OBSOLESCENCE is a new collection of short stories about horrifying or fantastical interactions with technology.
All leaps in technology are scary. Mysterious. Misunderstood. Until they slowly creep into our daily lives and become impossible to get rid of. Like an evolving parasite.
The broken cell phone that can only text with your dead husband. The backyard tire swing that becomes a portal to another world. The Radio Shack Walkie-Talkies that pick up an alien GPS…
In OBSOLESCENCE, technology gets repurposed, subverted, and redefined.
We’re so excited to announce the foreword for the OBSOLESCENCE anthology will be written by AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s Naomi Grossman!
Naomi is the incredibly talented actress behind the character of Pepper, who appeared in multiple seasons of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, and more recently, Naomi appeared in the Hulu-exclusive anthology series, AMERICAN HORROR STORIES.
Naomi’s foreword will appear in all editions of the book, including ebook, paperback, and all three hardcover variants.
MEET THE EDITORS
Alan Lastufka is an author and the owner of Shortwave Media, an independent small press. He writes horror, supernatural, and magical realism stories. His debut novel, Face the Night, received a starred Kirkus review and won the 2022 Hoffer Award for Best Commercial Fiction. His work, including his first short story, “The Fort,” has been praised by Writer’s Digest. When he’s not writing or recording with his band, The Caulden Road, Alan enjoys walking through Oregon’s beautiful woods with his partner, Kris.
For more information visit alanlastufka.com
Kristina Horner is an author who writes contemporary and urban fantasy for young adult and middle grade readers. She runs a small, independent publisher called 84th Street Press through which she has published multiple anthologies. She also created the writing podcast How To Win NaNo, has written for a number of tabletop RPGs, including Vampire: The Masquerade and has been a consistent winner of National Novel Writing Month since 2006. Kristina lives and works out of her home in Seattle, Washington alongside her husband Joe and their son, Maximus. When she’s not writing, she can be found in her garden or playing board games.
Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @KristinaHorner.