The Kyanite Press is a bi-monthly journal of speculative fiction. Inside this homage to the pulp magazines of the last century you will find tales of science fiction, fantasy, and horror from some of the most imaginative authors in the genre. Every issue is packed with fiction and no outside commercial advertising, just information about Kyanite Publishing books and authors! Explore amazing new worlds, travel to exotic realms, and delve inside the human mind in ways you will never see anywhere else!
This issue of the Kyanite Press contains some amazing stories that all examine the human condition in one way or another. From the introspective psychology of “The Teacup” by David McAlister to the grand social drama of “Stone Faces” by Marcus Hansson, these stories all examine different facets of our humanity. Be it exploring our deepest fear – the fear of the unknown – or showing how a society of people works together to overcome obstacles. “Worth Dying For” by Chad D. Christy and “Breakpoint” by Darius Jones both explore questions of what makes us human and what we would do to preserve what is most important to us. “The Greatest Confidence” by Martin Berman-Gorvine explores ways in which we prey upon and take advantage of the trust of others. “In the Under Realm” by Steven M. Nedeau shows the human spirit to fight for our survival. “Below the Cubicle Sea” by Dennis Mombauer examines the mark we leave on the world and ways in which the world might one day work to erase those marks, illustrating the uncomfortable truth that all we do is potentially fleeting and temporary in the grand scheme of the cosmos.
– B.K. Bass, Editor in Chief
FROM THE EDITOR:
The mission of The Kyanite Press is to discover new talent in science fiction and fantasy literature, showcase this talent, and foster the continued growth of our regular contributors. We are finding groundbreaking individuals who take everything we love about these genres and spin amazing new tales with meaningful themes. Our growing family of author-contributors are on the cutting edge of their craft. We look forward to seeing more from them both here and in other formats!
B.K. Bass, Editor-in-Chief
COMING IN DECEMBER 2018
We are very excited about the unexpected bevy of fables, fairy tales, and other whimsical yarns that have flooded our inbox recently. There were so many, in fact, that we decided to print a special fable and fairy tale themed digest in December! (Non-subscription issue.)
The Kyanite Press Online!
Editor-in-Chief B.K. Bass delves into different sub-genres of speculative fiction, explaining the ins and outs of what defines them. Then, he lends his skills to writing a short story in that genre himself!
Releases every January, March, May, July, September, and November. Special Halloween Horror Fest every October! Special issues, digests, and other publications throughout the year as content and demand dictate. Keep an eye out for more special issues of the Kyanite Press all year-round!*
*With the exclusion of the October Halloween Special, all special issues, editions, digests, anthologies, and other publications outside of our regular 6-issue release schedule are not included in subscriptions. Print subscription available only in the continental U.S. due to shipping costs.