Into the Ruins: Fall 2017 (Issue #7) is Now Available (and All Back Issues on Sale)

(See the P.S. at the bottom of this post to learn more about our limited time back issue sale!)

I’m pleased to announce that the seventh issue of Into the Ruins is shipping to subscribers and is now available for purchase! This Fall 2017 issue runs 108 pages, featuring five excellent new stories from authors returning and new, as well as an Editor’s Introduction, letters to the editor, and a closing editorial on autonomous vehicles, robots, and disemployment.

In this seventh issue of Into the Ruins, new worlds emerge from all corners of the globe, revealing the futures awaiting us on the far side of climate change and civilizational decline. Anchorage has transformed itself into the newest boom town in America, growing recklessly fast but hiding dark secrets. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, a dramatically changed climate has revealed the world’s newest frontier. A man travels through the treacherous swamps of Florida, searching out a place to start a new life, while another man fleeing from past deeds finds a strange welcome in a dusty church. Another traveler meets a sly stranger on the trail and soon finds himself in a battle of wits that could prove the difference between riches and misery.

These new worlds are neither apocalyptic nor dystopian, but instead a fascinating mix of new and old, well past many of the troubles of our times and struggling with new troubles of their own. These stories offer fascinating and fun futures while recognizing that human folly rings eternal.

Subscribers will be receiving their issues in the coming days, with most already working their way through the mail system. (Are you a lapsed subscriber? Renew today!) Those of you who aren’t subscribers but would like a copy of the new issue, you can pre-order a copy here directly, which will be shipping in early December once I receive my sale copies. Alternately, you can order for immediate shipment from Amazon or you can purchase a digital edition of the issue at Payhip. For  international readers, you can go to the issue page for links to international Amazon sites it’s available through.

As always, I encourage readers to send their thoughts and feedback to me at, both as casual emails (rambling acceptable!) and as official letters to the editor that I can consider for publication in the seventh issue of Into the Ruins, scheduled for November. Comments for contributing authors will be happily forwarded on.

Now go read the issue and enjoy some fantastic deindustrial and post-peak science fiction!

— Joel Caris, Editor & Publisher

P.S. Don’t forget to take advantage of our back issue sale! All six back issues of the magazine are available for a limited time for just $10 each.  You can even bundle the new issue with discounted back issues, fill out your collection or pick up some gifts, and save on shipping. Don’t miss out!