Into the Ruins: Spring 2018 (Issue #9) is Now Available!

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I’m pleased to announce that the ninth issue of Into the Ruins is shipping to subscribers and is now available for purchase! This Spring 2018 issue runs 106 pages, featuring six great new stories, as well as an Editor’s Introduction and the best (and longest!) letters to the editor section we’ve featured yet.

Friends old and new emerge in this issue of Into the Ruins. Alistair Herbert returns with a follow up to his story “The Change Year” from the Winter 2018 issue, diving deeper into a future in which men and women alternate societal control every twenty-five years–and revealing the secret that created the system in the first place. Jeanne Labonte brings us a new tale featuring Bishop Matteo, taking him on an adventure of danger, intrigue, and justice amongst the Kazakhs. Rita Rippetoe, meanwhile, puts us back on the road to Finx, showing us this time how Pedro came to the Sanctuary.

New friends step off the pages of this issue, too. A hospital administrator in a hard future learns new ways to practice medicine, but struggles to accept them. A man travels by sea toward Tiger Cave Temple, hoping to recreate a trip he took in his youth and finding the experience very different in a future in which travel is not so quick. Finally, we take a trip to the moon–only to find that our future space adventures are not going well. Whether it’s reacquainting yourself with old friends or meeting new ones, these stories aren’t to be missed.

Subscribers should have already received their issues or will be receiving them in the coming days. Have you renewed your subscription yet? While many of you have, there are still quite a few who haven’t and therefore are yet to receive this new Spring 2018 issue; you can renew here to ensure you don’t miss this newest issue! Unsure if you need to renew? Email and I’ll let you know the status of your subscription.

Those of you who aren’t subscribers but would like a copy of the new issue, you can order a copy here from our store, which will ship immediately. The issue is also available 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.

If you aren’t already a subscriber, consider signing up! The consistent support provided by subscriptions is critical to the success of Into the Ruins.

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 tenth issue of Into the Ruins, scheduled for publication in July. Let’s keep this issue’s excellent letters section rolling! 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. Into the Ruins: Year Two is now available for purchase! Similar to the Year One package, Year Two contains issues #5-8 and ships free anywhere in the U.S. for just $43. This is a great way to catch up or gift the magazine to a friend! Those interested in international orders should contact me directly at for more information. Thanks!