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The first collection of short fiction by Apex Publications owner and three-time Hugo Award nominee Jason Sizemore. Eighteen stories with a distinctive southern Gothic and Appalachian feel. Published by Seventh Star Press.

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Flowing like mists and shadows through the Appalachian Mountains come 18 tales from the mind of Jason Sizemore. Weaving together elements of southern gothic, science fiction, fantasy, horror, the supernatural, and much more, this diverse collection of short stories brings you an array of characters who must face accountability, responsibility, and, more ominously, retribution.

Whether it is Jack Taylor readying for a macabre, terrifying night in “The Sleeping Quartet,” the Wayne brothers and mischief gone badly awry in “Pranks,” the title character in “The Dead and Metty Crawford,” or the church congregation and their welcoming of a special visitor in “Yellow Warblers,” Irredeemable introduces you to a range of ordinary people who come face to face with extraordinary situations.

The undead, aliens, ghosts, and killers of the yakuza lurk within the darkness for those who dare tread upon its ground. Hop aboard and settle in, Irredeemable will take you on an unforgettable ride along a dark speculative fiction road.

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Geoffrey Girard: On the Night the Hogs Ate Willie
Caspar — Shroud Magazine, Issue 6, Spring 2009
City Hall — Dark Discoveries, Issue 14, 2009
Faithless — Surreal Magazine, Issue 2, 2006
For the Sake of Pleasing — M-Brane SF, issue 17, 2010
Hope — Original to this collection
Ice Cream at the Falls — Original to this collection
Little Digits — Black Box Magazine, 2007
Mr. Templar — Aberrant Dreams, 2008
Plug and Play — Aoife›s Kiss, 2009
Pranks — Original to this collection
Samuel — Fell Beasts, Dark Quest Books, 2011
Shotgun Shelter — Original to this collection
Sonic Scarring — Original to this collection
The XX Agent — Original to this collection
The Dead and Metty Crawford — Original to this collection
The Sleeping Quartet — Forgotten Worlds, 2007
Useless Creek — Haunted: 11 Tales of Ghostly Horror, FR Press, 2011
Yellow Warblers — Murky Depths, 2007


Cover art by Tomasz Trafial.
ISBN 9781937929596
240 pp.

About the Author:

Jason Sizemore is a writer and editor who lives in Lexington, KY. He owns Apex Publications, an SF, fantasy, and horror small press, and has twice been nominated for the Hugo Award for his editing work on Apex Magazine. Stay current with his latest news and ramblings via his Twitter feed handle @apexjason.