Thanks to Douglas Smith, a Toronto-based writer who I admire very much, my short story collection It’s Not the End and Other Lies is available again for a limited time. It contains 21 stories of dark science fiction and horror, including two Aurora Awards finalists and a Sunburst Award longlisted story.

Some amazing horror writers have said some great things about it:

“Subtle power, intelligence, and humanity are the hallmarks of Moore’s work. These stories are apt to stick in your mind like quills. They did in mine.” — Nick Cutter, author of Little Heaven, The Acolyte, and The Troop
“Brilliant. End after end after end, it’s tightly written, thought-provoking and ultimately heart breaking.” — John F.D. Taff, author of Little Black Spots, The End in All Beginnings, and The Bell Witch
“(S)ubtle, unassuming, coaxing you in with the banalities of real life—even if the stories themselves are fantastical—only to claw into your heart and mind…. Moore’s greatest strength is conveying the humanity and the possible to the monstrous and the impossible.” — Paul Michael Anderson, author of Bones are Made to be Broken

Wait, what happened to your book?

In early 2020, I took the rights to my book back after the publisher folded. This put the book out of print.

So it’s available now?

Yes, but only until September 9, 2020. Thanks to Douglas, he had curated a bundle of 11 titles of horror, dark sci-fi, dark fantasy and weird fiction through StoryBundle. StoryBundle is an organization that offers bundles of DRM-free ebooks along commons themes. In this case, the bundle I am in offers 11 titles for $15 (CDN). They are:

  • Picking Up the Ghost by Tone Milazzo
  • Wasps at the Speed of Sound by Derryl Murphy
  • Over the Darkened Landscape by Derryl Murphy
  • Objects of Worship by Claude Lalumière
  • The Door to Lost Pages by Claude Lalumière
  • Tombstone Blues by Chadwick Ginther
  • Too Far Gone by Chadwick Ginther
  • Wikiworld by Paul Di Filippo
  • Bullettime by Nick Mamatas
  • Chimerascope by Douglas Smith
  • It’s Not the End and Other Lies by Matt Moore

You can pay more if you want to support the authors, and can opt-in to have some of the price go to benefit Black Lives Matter Canada. It’s really that simple: pay $15 and you get the ebooks.

This bundle is available until September 9, 2020. I’m not sure of the future of my collection, so this might be the last chance to get it.

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