Into the Ruins: Fall 2018 (Issue #11) is Now Available — and Winter Sale Expanded!

I’m very pleased to announce that the eleventh issue of Into the Ruins is finally shipping to subscribers and is now available for purchase! I apologize for the delay on this one; a forced transfer to a new setup and printing program (I may be writing more about this later) really added some delays to things and proved very frustrating at times.

The good news, though, is that this is a great issue despite those troubles! This Fall 2018 issue runs 106 pages, featuring five great new stories, an Editor’s Introduction, and a thoughtful and insightful letters to the editor section with plenty of great musings on the role of magic and religion in deindustrial science fiction.

Compelling stories of our deindustrial future abound in this new issue of Into the Ruins. From literal castle intrigue to a hopeless girl’s solitary friend, from the lively bustle of a Boston partly swamped by the seas to the solitary horse riders of a far future California. And on to the constant flexibility of language and the unending role of stories in how we make sense of the world—these are the foundations of the tales that await you.

Along with another fascinating and thought-provoking letters section, these tales promise plenty of good reading and fodder for ruminations on what our deindustrial future holds in store for us.

Subscribers will be receiving their copies by the middle of the month (and some of you may have received yours today, even).  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 by January 20th or sooner. 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, or reply to this email for options to purchase directly from us for international delivery.

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. Haven’t renewed your subscription and not receiving the newest issues? Please re-join us! Your support is huge.

Want another way to support us? Good news–our Winter Sale is still on and recently expanded! During this sale, all back issues of the magazine are just $10 each and all orders ship FREE in the U.S. And since the new Fall 2018 issue is now released, that means Summer 2018 (Issue #10) is now officially a back issue–and now just $10! Don’t have it yet? Grab your copy now (and why not throw in a copy of some other back issues while you’re at it?) and enjoy some great stories, including the incredible graphic adaptation of John Michael Greer’s “Winter’s Tales.”

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 twelfth issue of Into the Ruins, scheduled for publication in March. In particular, I would love to continue receiving thoughts and feedback on Hannes Rollins’ essay from the Summer 2018 issue on magic, religion, and superstition in deindustrial science fiction, as well as the letter responses found in this new Fall 2018 issue. Comments for contributing authors, as well, will be happily forwarded on.

Now go read the new issue and pick up some back issues and enjoy some fantastic deindustrial and post-peak science fiction!

— Joel Caris, Editor & Publisher