Issue 4: Winter 2017

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The fourth issue of Into the Ruins is now available for order! This Winter 2017 issue comes as a 7″ x 10″ book packed with 114 pages of stories of our deindustrial future, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews, and a few miscellaneous ramblings and surprises. A high quality, PDF, downloadable digital edition is also now available.

In this fourth issue, we explore futures near and far, all of them unique and dealing in their own ways with the fallout from fossil fuel exploitation and ecological destruction. In these stories, we see everyday people grappling with political chaos, economic contraction, the destruction wrought by rising seas, and the surprising cultural and social constructs found hundreds of years in the future.

These stories bring us new visions of the future made far more enjoyable by their absence of the usual science fiction tropes. Instead of interstellar travel, we get an abandoned and dilapidated old church in the woods with a lively history of religion and scandal; communication and friendship between species; the search for a particular treasure in the flooded remains of a great American city; a Cardinal’s fascinating letter about surprise visitors from the sea; and a near future tale of social unrest that plays off the uncertain political mood of the day. Also included is a new column from John Michael Greer, reviews of deindustrial science fiction novels, and another thought-provoking letters section, making this an issue not to be missed.

U.S. Sales

There are a few ways you can get Issue 4 in the U.S. First of all, you can subscribe in print for $39. If you don’t want to commit to subscribing, though, you can purchase this fourth issue in print for $12 or as a high quality, PDF download for $7.50:

Purchase printed edition directly through Figuration Press

Purchase digital edition through Payhip

Purchase printed edition from Amazon

Purchase printed edition from CreateSpace

International Sales

International print subscriptions are available for select countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Ireland, and a number of others. Email to inquire about your area or to receive a link to subscribe internationally.

CreateSpace will ship nearly anywhere in the world. However, we have heard mixed things about their ability to charge appropriate tax for international orders and their choice of shippers, so please take that into consideration before ordering, lest your order come due with sizable and unexpected VAT and/or duty charges.

International readers are always welcome to purchase the digital edition through Payhip as a simplified way of receiving the journal without having to worry about international shipping.

Alternatively, a number of international Amazon sites have the print version of the issue listed:

Amazon Canada

Amazon United Kingdom

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Spain

Amazon Italy

Amazon Japan

Amazon Mexico

Amazon Brazil

Amazon India

We will update this page as any further sales channels become available. If you have any questions, please feel free to email