The pulp magazine era was bristling with brawny men and statuesque women trotting all over the globe, getting into and out of danger. Their exploits quickened the pulses of their readers, young and old alike. They gave rise to some of the most enduring heroes known the world ’round.
To honor and celebrate a bygone era, Crazy 8 Press has assembled a stellar line-up of writers to produce new thrills and chills, spanning mystery, sword and sorcery, horror, science fiction, romance, and adventures.
Meet Professor Ironheart! The Blue Mask! The Green Lady! Cannon Belle! And many more new heroes.
Each yarn is bigger and better than the one before it!
Beyond the Cradle
To follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before, first we must find them.
Dreaded hope settles over mankind as we stare into the heavens, looking for a sign we are not alone. Fearing we will find it, puzzled when we don’t.
Among the stars or in our own backyard, lose yourself in the wonder of these tales as we humbly posit mankind’s reaction to the awesome certainty that ‘they’ are out there…or at least, they were…
Footprints in the Stars
Venture into realms of sci-fi marvels. Come explore a world of teen makers and innovators. From interstellar escapades to near-future locales, this volume of sci-fi stories has something for everyone. Girls who use their mechanical acumen to save interstellar colonies and design super-powered armor. Young women who apply their knacks for numbers to finding criminals and solving environmental problems. Ladies who use brainpower and intellectual skills to defeat zombies, space pirates, evil aliens, and more. All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated to Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund. Let’s show girls they can be STEM superstars too
Welcome to the sci-fi worlds of brainy teen heroines who hack not just computers, but whatever puzzles come their way. A scrappy mechanic on an oppressed planet builds a device she hopes will be her ticket to a better future. A fledgling chemist uses her skills to catch a murderer. A teen inventor creates a weapon to battle the mysterious beasts attacking her city. A superhero-in-training puts her skills to the test when attackers strike her compound. A self-styled detective hacks an augmented reality game to solve a dastardly crime. Girls who code, explore, fix robots, pilot starships, invent gadgets, build high-tech treehouses, and more. With tales ranging from space adventures to steampunk to cyberpunk and more this 23-story collection will delight, thrill, and enthrall.Proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. Let’s show today’s girls that they, too, can be tomorrow’s inventors, programmers, scientists, and more.
Camelot may be gone but the dream lives on.
From King Arthur’s England to the modern world and beyond come 13 tales of the spirit of the Round Table. From noir cases to outer space, from a bionic mermaid to a vampire survivor of the Nazi holocaust, from spies to high school to romance, and even the Holy Grail and Excalibur, these tales put Camelot in places it has never been yet is sorely needed.
Join us for these stories celebrating the spirit of Camelot!
What did Glenn do to make so many people want to kill him? Nothing, really. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A tossed-off joke resulted in Glenn Hauman, one of the most prominent members of Crazy 8 Press (and certainly the tallest), becoming the target of nearly two dozen of the most demented names in science fiction.
Love science fiction stories that all include elements of Love, Murder & Mayhem? Then welcome to the latest anthology from Crazy 8 Press! This amazing collection from 15 all-star authors will delight you with superhero and supervillain stories. AI, off-world, and space cruiser stories. We’ve also got private eyes, sleep surrogates, time travel, an aliens/monsters mash-up and … one DuckBob! With tales ranging from wild and wacky, dark and gritty, to heartbreaking and fun, take the deadly leap with authors Meriah Crawford, Paige Daniels, Peter David, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman Paul Kupperberg, Karissa Laurel, Kelly Meding, Aaron Rosenberg, Hildy Silverman, Lois Spangler, Patrick Thomas, and editor Russ Colchamiro. You’ll never look at Love, Murder & Mayhem the same way again … and that’s just the way we like it.
For fans of alternate history …
What if Lincoln governed America in enemy territory? The United States annexed Persia? North Alaska and South Alaska went to war? Los Angeles spread across the world? Kansas disappeared in a cloud of dust? If you thought America was strange this year, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Join us as our all-star roster of science fiction and fantasy authors explore the frontiers of over a score of different lands in ALTERED STATES OF THE UNION.
In Russ Colchamiro’s MAN OF THE YEAR … what if the space shuttle CHALLENGER had never exploded back in 1984, changing the space program forever? Yet what if there had been a plan to sabotage that ship all along? And what about the launch of the newest ship, the SAMPSON? Who needs this flight to succeed … and who needs to see it fail? In this prequel to my science fiction space adventure novel CROSSLINE, you’ll learn more about the enigmatic CEO of Taurus Enterprises Buddy Rheams Jr., and the secrets dwell within his drive to see us soar among the stars.
For fans of alternate history …
At least four times in Earth’s history, the continents have come sliding together to form a single mass—a super-continent. Geologists have dubbed the most recent such formation Pangaea. Of course, Pangaea broke up a long time ago, and because it did, different portions of mankind developed in drastically different climes and circumstances. But what if we were living on one of the super-continents? What if all of humanity was confined to a single landmass . . . and had been so confined for all of our recorded history?
Among the collection of stories in PANGAEA, Russ Colchamiro’s THE KITES OF ALOGORNAE is the tale of two traveling companions crossing the great continent, who at first appear to be on the same side. But are they really? And do at least one of them, if not both, have murder in their hearts? Pangaea is a dangerous land. Sometimes that danger is closer than you think.
For fans of wizards, spells, goblins, and danger and things that go bump in the night …
The Crimson Keep was created in 2011 when Crazy 8 Press made its public debut. “Demon Circle,” the first tale of the Crimson Keep, was a round-robin story written to raise funds for a worthy cause . . . but the authors couldn’t get these characters and this fantastical world out of their minds. Now, in celebration of its third anniversary, the authors of Crazy 8 Press—Russ Colchamiro, Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Paul Kupperberg, and Aaron Rosenberg—have gathered to craft all-new TALES OF THE CRIMSON KEEP. This first-ever Crazy 8 Press anthology reintroduces you to teen apprentices Athis, Belid, and Klaria, and to their teacher, the powerful and enigmatic sorcerer known only as the Master. Within these pages you’ll meet the Master’s very first student . . . encounter some thieves who washed out of the apprentice program…learn the fate of the dread demon Koliander the Undying . . . follow two novices on their inaugural mission . . . watch as another learns a hard-won lesson . . . and see how the lives of the apprentices—and the power of the Crimson Keep—crop up in the most unexpected places. So step inside and join the team at Crazy 8 Press on a series of truly magical adventures within the Crimson Keep.
Russ Colchamiro’s THIEF IN THE NIGHT tells the tale of two cat burglars, Plick and Gimble, reunited a decade after washing out of the Keep’s Wizard training program. Why have they returned to this mythic place, what are they after, and how does the grief of a long-lost love threaten to derail their plans before they can even really get started?