Falling from the Sky -an anthology edited by Craig Quackenbush

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Cutting edge fiction for cutting edge minds. Thirty-seven voices from around the world come together to bring you forty-six stories that defy easy categorization: grit-lit, urban, surrealist, raw, outsider, bizarro, fringe, experimental. Subtle, yet in your face. This anthology is not for the faint of heart – it takes chances, and so should you. Featuring new fiction from authors hailing from the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Includes stories by: Brad Listi (Attention. Deficit. Disorder.: A Novel), Kate Holden (In My Skin: A Memoir), Tony O’Neill (Digging the Vein), Kristopher Young (Click), Jeremy Robert Johnson (Angel Dust Apocalypse), Carlton Mellick III (Satan Burger), Daniel Scott Buck (The Greatest Show on Earth), Henry Baum (Oscar Calibur Gun), Kevin Donihe (Shall We Gather at the Garden), Kenji Siratori (Blood Electric), Gina Ranalli (Chemical Gardens), and many more.

Featured Story!

Featured story:“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” by Tony O’Neill (in HTML format)

Praise for Falling From the Sky

…a montage of outsider, edgy, drug induced, waking-up-in-a-flooded-ditch-with- songs-in-your-head-and-needles-in-your-arm stories… [that] do not attempt to nurture the reader with regurgitated idealism, but instead aim to destroy this romanticism in favor of sweaty, bloody honesty. The brilliance of this collection lies not only with the writing itself but…the way so many different stories come together so beautifully.”

Books by these authors include (images link out to Amazon):

Thank You

Chris Roberts: Chris Roberts initially contacted Another Sky Press to let us know he loved what we were doing and wanted to contribute his energy in any way he could. We now have him to thank for the incredible cover art of Falling from the Sky. He’s also skilled with words – he’s got two stories in this anthology. You can find Chris Roberts online at www.deadclownart.com

Michael Fields: We’d also like to thank Mike Fields of mfields.org (his design company) and the incredible art site Black Market Culture. He was vital (vital!) in upgrading our site design and ordering system. He’s also just a wonderful guy in general. We love him. If you’re looking for a web designer, look no further. That goes doubly true if you’re an artist in need of a site.

Craig Quackenbush: Craig is the humble editor of this anthology, which means he’s been hard at work for months in some dimly lit Queens apartment. It’s a thankless job, except for the fact that we’re thanking him right now. Visit him online at Urban Outlaw.

Our authors: And finally, all of our authors. An anthology is nothing without great stories, and great stories require great authors. So, to all of you, thank you. In fact, we found more talent that can fit in a single book – some submissions not included in this anthology are still being considered for our works in progress.

Digital Downloads (try before you buy!)

We want people to read our books, even if they read them for free (more info!).

That's why we provide digital versions of our releases for an optional contribution. You can contribute up front, or read the entire book before coming back to contribute or buy a bound copy. We strongly believe in the quality of our releases, and think you will too. The contribution is entirely optional, and 100% of contributions are distributed as royalties to those directly involved in making this book happen. So enjoy... and remember - your contributions are how our authors and artists get paid.

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