Guess what? The new machine print eBook is finally here. This latest publication, titled Machine Anthologies RELOADED, collects just some of the stories originally shortlisted for, but eventually left out of the various machine print anthologies published so far. And yes, it can be seen in the image above, reposing in the guise of a conventional paperback.
A word now, about the cover. arg/machine would like to inform all potential readers of this volume that while this modest anthology does indeed contain tales of heinous murder, very few – actually, none – of them are perpetrated by the use of a firearm. It’s just that the word “reloaded” immediately evokes only one image as far as arg/machine is concerned: that of a firearm and bullets. Hence, the somewhat noir-ish cover.
Machine Anthologies RELOADED
The “stories of the macabre, mayhem, science fiction & fantasy” that are to be found in this eBook are separated into sections and arranged according to the machine print anthologies they were excluded from. So the Morbid & Macabre section, for instance, features tales excluded from the very first machine print anthology Machine’s motley miscellany of the morbid & the macabre. The Murder & Mayhem section, likewise, contains tales left out of the Machine’s mad milieu of murder & mayhem collection and so on and so forth…
But why, you – the good reader – may ask, were these tales left out to begin with? Well, arg/machine has attempted an explanation in the introduction to this eBook, so you may want to check it out…
Download links and extra stuff
And now let’s get to the actual eBook. Machine Anthologies RELOADED is available in mobi and epub formats, and a zipped archive [containing both formats; 1.3 MB] can be downloaded from here, or from a mirror location here.
Note: available currently only via Twitter and Twitwall, this new eBook will soon be added to goodreads.com. Edit: The eBook has now been added to goodreads.com and can be found here.
And although the arrangement of the cover image’s elements does not lend itself well to an anaglyphic rendering, arg/machine went ahead and created an anaglyphic cover anyway, just for the sake of continuity. So you may as well view this cover too with red-&-blue 3D glasses.
Well, arg/machine isn’t sure what to publish next. On the list of probable releases is a modest little surprise for the fans of Philip K. Dick, as is a collection of mythology. arg/machine, however, can’t decide which one on to work on. In any case, it will one of these, so stay tuned to arg/machine’s tweets as they remain the sole source of information on machine print eBooks and all things machine.
That’s it for this post – more audio/visual and/or eBook stuff later. Meanwhile, to get an idea of the situation/conditions arg/machine has to function in, please read the Anniversary Announcement and visit the links within it. Thanks.