A bit of a belated announcement here, but I’m very pleased to announce that the tenth issue of Into the Ruins is now available for purchase! (And subscribers have already received their copies—unless, of course, you haven’t renewed.) Getting this issue put to bed and out to the public has been a bit of work, dovetailing with some own personal delays, but I’m really happy for this one to see the light of day. I think it’s worth the wait, and hopefully everyone who reads it will agree. There’s some really fun stuff in this issue.
This Summer 2018 issue runs 108 pages, featuring five great new stories (one a fun surprise I’m about to spoil), an Editor’s Introduction, a short-but-great letters to the editor section, and a guest essay that really excites me.
This issue brings with it surprises, new adventures, and at least one familiar landscape—all brought to us by writers old and new. Alistair Herbert returns one more time to the world of “The Change Year” and “Archive” to bring his triptych of the future to a close. Brian Koukol weaves us a delightful tale of the future in which the old world is brought back to life in a surprising way. Chloe Woods takes us to a light house at the edge of the sea and the dangerous visitors who come knocking, while Kyle E. Miller shows us a locked and frozen land of winter. Finally, in an exciting first for this magazine, John Michael Greer’s stellar deindustrial science fiction story, “Winter’s Tales,” is brought to vivid, visual life in comic form by Marcu Knoesen and Walt Barna–and I have to say, I’m blown away by what Marcu and Walt have achieved working off John Michael Greer’s excellent storytelling. See below for a sneak peek at the first page; trust me, you aren’t going to want to miss this one!
Couple these stories with a tight and compelling letters section and an essay from Hannes Rollin on what the role of religion, superstition, and magic should be in deindustrial science fiction, and you have yourself one of the more fascinating issues of Into the Ruins yet brought to life.
Subscribers have already received their copies. (Haven’t yet renewed your subscription? You can do that here or you can email me to find out if your subscription is still current and active.) Those of you who aren’t subscribers but would like a copy of the new issue can order a copy here from our store, which will ship immediately and is currently available with free U.S. shipping. 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. And want some of our back issues? Don’t miss the special sale going on, in which all back issues are just $10 each and all orders currently ship free in the U.S.
As always, I encourage readers to send their thoughts and feedback to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, both as casual emails (rambling acceptable!) and as official letters to the editor that I can consider for publication in the eleventh issue of Into the Ruins, scheduled for publication in November. In particular, I would love to receive thoughts and feedback in relation to Hannes Rollin’s essay. Comments for contributing authors, as well, will be happily forwarded on.
Now go read the issue and enjoy some fantastic deindustrial and post-peak science fiction!
— Joel Caris, Editor & Publisher
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