CHANNILLO
Crossing the Streams
By Jeremy Zimmerman

Series Description:

Non-human romance. Tarot-powered difference engines. The bureaucracy of the gate to Hell. These and more appear in this anthology of strange stories by Jeremy Zimmerman. This anthology collects five genre-bending tales from fantasy to steampunk to cyberpunk.

“I won’t spoil the ending, but I will offer that the imagery in this tale is so wonderful that the settings sometimes transported me away from the main character’s conflict. The scenes in this story, like Impressionist art, consist of ordinary subjects displayed in mesmerizingly vacillating light. Whereas I usually care most about plot and about character development, these descriptions were so robust that I would gladly read additional pages of Zimmerman’s work just to reimmerse myself in his language.”
– KJ Hannah Greenberg, Tangent, regarding “A Crazy Kind of Love”

“Unchained Melody is a sharp, beautiful blow to the heart. Zimmerman wrote a heroine who is recognizable; a woman who is defining herself, on her terms.”
– Lillian Cohen-Moore, author of The Imperial Companion, and Hatavat Chalom

Category: Short Stories
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Completed



Author Bio For Jeremy Zimmerman:

In addition to editing Mad Scientist Journal, Jeremy Zimmerman is a teller of tales who dislikes cute euphemisms for writing like "teller of tales." He is the author of the young adult superhero book, Kensei. Its sequel, The Love of Danger, is now available. He lives in Seattle with four cats and his lovely wife (and fellow author) Dawn Vogel. You can learn more about him athttp://www.bolthy.com/.

 

Notes:

"A Crazy Kind of Love" first appeared in the February 2009 issue of Crossed Genres. The theme was "Romance." It was included in Crossed Genres: Year One.

"Golden Apples" first appeared in the December 2008 issue of Crossed Genres. The theme was "Science Fiction/Fantasy."

"Unchained Melody" first appeared in Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions (Timid Pirate Publishing, 2011).

"A Tale of Two Bureaucracies" first appeared in the April 2009 issue of Crossed Genres. The theme was "Humor."

"In the Cards" first appeared in Stories in the Ether, March 12, 2012.

About the Illustrator:

Based in Seattle, Katie Nyborg is a writer, illustrator, and fairy tale collector. She's composed primarily of ghosts, peppermint patties, and an overactive imagination. More of her work and worlds can be found at katiedoesartthings.tumblr.com.







Series Description:

Non-human romance. Tarot-powered difference engines. The bureaucracy of the gate to Hell. These and more appear in this anthology of strange stories by Jeremy Zimmerman. This anthology collects five genre-bending tales from fantasy to steampunk to cyberpunk.

“I won’t spoil the ending, but I will offer that the imagery in this tale is so wonderful that the settings sometimes transported me away from the main character’s conflict. The scenes in this story, like Impressionist art, consist of ordinary subjects displayed in mesmerizingly vacillating light. Whereas I usually care most about plot and about character development, these descriptions were so robust that I would gladly read additional pages of Zimmerman’s work just to reimmerse myself in his language.”
– KJ Hannah Greenberg, Tangent, regarding “A Crazy Kind of Love”

“Unchained Melody is a sharp, beautiful blow to the heart. Zimmerman wrote a heroine who is recognizable; a woman who is defining herself, on her terms.”
– Lillian Cohen-Moore, author of The Imperial Companion, and Hatavat Chalom

Category: Short Stories
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Completed


Author Bio For Jeremy Zimmerman:

In addition to editing Mad Scientist Journal, Jeremy Zimmerman is a teller of tales who dislikes cute euphemisms for writing like "teller of tales." He is the author of the young adult superhero book, Kensei. Its sequel, The Love of Danger, is now available. He lives in Seattle with four cats and his lovely wife (and fellow author) Dawn Vogel. You can learn more about him athttp://www.bolthy.com/.

 

Notes:

"A Crazy Kind of Love" first appeared in the February 2009 issue of Crossed Genres. The theme was "Romance." It was included in Crossed Genres: Year One.

"Golden Apples" first appeared in the December 2008 issue of Crossed Genres. The theme was "Science Fiction/Fantasy."

"Unchained Melody" first appeared in Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions (Timid Pirate Publishing, 2011).

"A Tale of Two Bureaucracies" first appeared in the April 2009 issue of Crossed Genres. The theme was "Humor."

"In the Cards" first appeared in Stories in the Ether, March 12, 2012.

About the Illustrator:

Based in Seattle, Katie Nyborg is a writer, illustrator, and fairy tale collector. She's composed primarily of ghosts, peppermint patties, and an overactive imagination. More of her work and worlds can be found at katiedoesartthings.tumblr.com.