Issue 5: Spring 2017

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The fifth issue of Into the Ruins is now available for order! This Spring 2017 issue comes as a 7″ x 10″ book packed with 112 pages of stories of our deindustrial future, editorials, letters to the editor, and book reviews. A high quality, PDF digital edition is also available.

A naive, young government official arrives in an economically devastated midwest and soon finds himself entangled in a disturbing mystery. An expedition gone terribly wrong leads to the discovery of a hidden clan with surprising social arrangements born of disease, cruelty, experimentation, and physical pleasure. A bus ride across the deindustrialized Canadian countryside spurs a happy connection. Two men form an unlikely friendship as they work their way toward flight. And a village mentor discovers unexpected forms of darkness in her friends and neighbors, leading her to question herself and those around her.

In this fifth issue of Into the Ruins, explorations of our deindustrial future take intriguing turns both dark and delightful. These visions—extraordinary at times, rooted in an utterly normal and yet still fascinating world at others—stretch the boundaries of our imagined future. At times mysterious and thrilling, this is a new type of science fiction, offering unknown worlds found right here on earth.

U.S. Sales

There are a few ways you can get Issue 5 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 (all links below available soon):

Amazon Canada (available soon)

Amazon United Kingdom

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Spain

Amazon Italy

Amazon Japan (available soon)

Amazon Mexico

Amazon Brazil (available soon)

Amazon India

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