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Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern

“With high stakes and a solid emotional core, and a perfect balance of speculation and an all-too-real vision of climate apocalypse, Kern shows the necessity of compassion, empathy, and community in the face of crisis.”
— Publishers Weekly starred review

When an unprecedented hurricane devastates the city of Houston, Noah Mishner finds shelter in the Dallas Mavericks’ basketball arena. Though he finds community among other queer refugees, Noah fears his trans and Jewish identities put him at risk with certain “capital-T” Texans. His fears take form when he starts seeing visions of his great-grandfather Abe, who fled Nazi Germany as a boy. As the climate crisis intensifies and conditions in the shelter deteriorate, Abe’s ghost grows more powerful. Ultimately, Noah must decide whether he can trust his ancestor — and whether he’s willing to sacrifice his identity and community in order to survive.

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Sim Kern Bio

B&W photograph of author Sim Kern

Sim Kern is a speculative fiction writer currently living in Houston, Texas. They have stories in Metaphorosis, The Colored Lens, and Wizards in Space magazine.

Follow them on Twitter @sim_kern, on Instagram @Sim_bookstagrams_badly, and on their YouTube channel. Check out their author website at www.simkern.com.

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Depart, Depart! Paperback | $18.99 CAD
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Ordering directly from Stelliform, you will receive a paperback printed on recycled paper. At this time, paperbacks ordered from other sources such as Amazon are not printed on recycled paper stock. Payment is through PayPal, in Canadian dollars.
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Depart, Depart! EPUB | $9.99 CAD
Release Date: September 1, 2020
Ordering directly from Stelliform, you will receive a DRM-free EPUB copy of the novella on or before September 1st. Payment is through PayPal, in Canadian dollars.
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Night Roll by Michael J. DeLuca

Cover of Michael J. DeLuca's Night Roll

“A hypnotic near-future novella that will captivate literary and genre readers alike.”
— Publishers Weekly

New mother and climate refugee Aileen Dupree has been abandoned by her partner in post-industrial Detroit. Her neighbor, Virgil, comes to her rescue, bringing useful cast-offs and much needed friendship. Virgil is Aileen’s only connection to the outside world, a refuge for an insomniac newcomer who is overwhelmed by the turn her life has taken. But then Virgil borrows Aileen’s prized possession — a chrome and leather, royal blue fourteen-speed bike — and disappears. Aileen doesn’t know if Virgil’s disappearance is an accident or another abandonment.

B&W photograph of author Michael J. DeLuca

When she ventures out to look for answers, Aileen hears strange stories of the Elf, a timeless being that has always fought the colonizers and capitalists of Detroit, and now leads the Night Roll on a frantic race through the city’s disintegrating streets. It is up to Aileen to bring Virgil back to his friends and family. But what can the Elf teach her about her new life? And what must she pay for that knowledge?

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Michael J. DeLuca Bio

Michael J. DeLuca’s short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex, Mythic Delirium, and lots of other places. He is the publisher of Reckoning, a journal of creative writing on environmental justice. You can find DeLuca on Twitter @MichaelJDeLuca. and at The Mossy Skull.

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Night Roll Paperback | $18.99 CAD
Release Date: October 15, 2020
Ordering directly from Stelliform, you will receive a paperback printed on recycled paper. At this time, paperbacks ordered from other sources such as Amazon are not printed on recycled paper stock. Payment is through PayPal, in Canadian dollars.

Night Roll EPUB | $9.99 CAD
Release Date: October 15, 2020
Ordering directly from Stelliform, you will receive a DRM-free EPUB copy of the novella on or before September 1st. Payment is through PayPal, in Canadian dollars.
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Also Available from:

  • Your local independent bookstore
  • Bookshop.org (link)
  • Weightless Books Ebooks (link)
  • Barnes and Noble (link)
  • Amazon.com (link) | Amazon.ca (link) | Amazon.co.uk (link)