The Grand Tour is available for preorder

By Jason Sizemore
on April 09, 2020

The Grand Tour is available for preorder

Preorder and save!

Grab the Jackson Bundle and receive E. Catherine Tobler's Jackson's Circus novella THE KRAKEN SEA along with the upcoming THE GRAND TOUR at a nice discount. Available only during this preorder promotion.

Publication date June 16, 2020.

Preordering is also available via these third party partners:

Amazon (TPB) | Kindle | Nook | Play | Kobo

Step right up! Come one, come all, to Jackson's Unreal Circus and Mobile Marmalade. The steam train may look older than your great-grandmother's' china, but within her metal corridors are destinations you have only ever dreamed. They're real, friends, each and every one—and yours for the taking.

Witness Rabi, Vanquisher and Vanisher Extraordinaire, who can make coins and the past vanish before your very eyes. Dare to visit the Beauty and the Beast, our conjoined twins who are terrible and tortured by turns. Sample Beth's marmalade, the sticky sweetness containing the very memory of the day you turned sixteen, and your beloved's lips touched yours once and never again.It's worth the price, traveler. Jackson's Unreal Circus is where you can be whoever or whatever you want. Whether it be a ride on the Ferris wheel, slipping inside a skin that is not your own, or the opportunity to live as you never have before—it is all possible on this, the grandest of tours. The train beckons you—come, come!

For the first time, E. Catherine Tobler has compiled a collection of her popular circus stories. With nine stories ranging from the first publishing within this universe to a previously unpublished piece, this is your ticket to her magical world. Welcome to The Grand Tour.

Contains the following destinations:
"Vanishing Act"
"Artificial Nocturne"
"We, As One, Trailing Embers"
"Liminal"
"Blow the Moon Out"
"Ebb Stung by the Flow"
"Lady Marmalade"
"Every Season" (original to this collection)
"Inland Territory; Stray Italian Greyhound"

Also features a special introduction by Hugo-nominated author A.C. Wise!

Cover art by Cyril Rolando.

ISBN (TPB) 978-1-937009-81-6

204 pages

Jacket reveal for The Grand Tour

By Jason Sizemore
on March 30, 2020

Jacket reveal for The Grand Tour

Our jacket designer (Mikio Murakami) has turned in the final jacket design for E. Catherine Tobler's THE GRAND TOUR. I'm thrilled to shared it with you now!

The Grand Tour jacket cover

Covid-19 willing, we hope to release this collection in June.

Cover art reveal for THE GRAND TOUR by E. Catherine Tobler

By Jason Sizemore
on March 06, 2020

We're pleased to share Cyril Rolando's beautiful cover art for E. Catherine Tobler's upcoming THE GRAND TOUR: A Jackson's Unreal Circus & Mobile Marmalade collection.

Expect to see this one come out in June, 2020.

Short Story Collection Acquisition: The Grand Tour

By Lesley Conner
on February 14, 2018

Apex is happy announce the acquisition of The Grand Tour by E. Catherine Tobler. The Grand Tour is a collection of nine of E. Catherine Tobler's circus stories. The stories range in length from flash (500 words) to novelette (15K words), and cover a variety of times, locations, and characters, giving the reader a wide scope of the circus universe Tobler has created.

The Grand Tour is slated to be released in early 2019.

In the meantime, if you'd like to dip your toes into E. Catherine Tobler's circus universe, check out The Kraken Sea, which features Jackson, the ringleader of the circus, as a child, or read "The Three-tongued Mummy" from Apex Magazine issue 96.

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