The first issue of Into the Ruins is now available for purchase! This Spring 2016 issue currently comes in both print and digital editions. The print edition comes as a 7″ x 10″ book packed with 110 pages of stories of our deindustrial future, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews, and a few miscellaneous ramblings and surprises. The digital edition comes almost exactly the same, except as a high quality, downloadable PDF with roughly three very minor alterations (see if you can spot them!).
From a civilization 1,500 years from now whose religions stem from the Principia Discordia and a worship of commerce, to agricultural societies dealing with climate change and chaos, to ritualistic death by rising sea and the struggles of a small town doctor, the stories in this take a hard look at the destructive ways in which we are currently treating our ecosystems, consider the inevitable consequences, and map out the likely futures we are making for ourselves. The results, rooted firm right here on Earth, are fascinating and compelling.
On an editorial note, I will say that I approached this project unsure of what kind of writing I would be able to publish. Now that the first issue is ready to go, I have to say that I am amazed at how good these stories are and incredibly proud of this issue. I don’t think readers will be disappointed.
A digital version of the first issue is not currently available. A PDF may come available for purchase in the not-too-distant future. An e-book version may yet be a fair amount farther off, due to the complexity of conversion. We will do our best. Any updates will be announced, and this page will be updated accordingly. Update: A digital version is now available through Payhip!
There are a few ways you can get Issue I in the U.S. First of all, you can subscribe in print for $39. Subscriptions will begin with the first issue. If you don’t want to commit to subscribing, though, you can purchase the first issue in print for $12 or as a high quality, PDF download for $7:
International print subscriptions are available for select countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Ireland, and a number of others. Email email@example.com 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:
We will update this page as any further sales channels become available. If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.