ChiZine, my backlist, and some links….

As you may have read elsewhere, I’ve had the rights to my books returned to me from my now-former publisher, ChiZine Publications in the wake of significant troubles, allegations and revelations that I won’t detail here in this post. 

The rights reversal means that all of those books will soon be out of print: Monstrous Affections, Eutopia: A Novel of Radiant Abomination, Rasputin’s Bastards, The ‘Geisters, Knife Fight and Other Struggles, and Volk: A Novel of Radiant Abomination. I’m hoping that situation will change soon, but for now, if you’re interested in purchasing them there will be a limited time while stocks last in warehouses and booksellers. Then it will be public libraries and the used-book market for them.

I expect that the audiobook editions of Monstrous Affections, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism and Rasputin’s Bastards will continue to be available – and I am hoping to one day soon be able to announce new homes for print editions and ebook editions of those and other books in my backlist, and also new works going forward. But in the meantime, there are some other places that readers can find my work – in text online and in audio editions – for free.
Here they are:
“The Caretakers,” published at, can be read here.
“The Sloan Men,” published on my own website The Devil’s Exercise Yard, is right here.
“The Pit-Heads,” again on The Devil’s Exercise Yard, is here.
“The Parable of the Cylinder,” is available for free on the Canadian Notes and Queries site, right here.
I’ve also had a number of stories adapted by Pseudopod, the excellent horror podcast that is free (but deserving of support). Here are the links to those stories:
For the rest, I’ve compiled an updated list of my published works at The Devil’s Exercise Yard, right here
I don’t have too much more to say at this point, other than to thank readers who’ve followed and supported me, and those in the community who have been supportive and good friends. There will, I think, be more to come.

4 thoughts on “ChiZine, my backlist, and some links….”

  1. Hi.
    I was trying to find some of your books and ran into difficulties, resulting in me finally finding this blog post.
    Terrible news for you and, selfishly, for me.
    Has there been any progress since December?
    I really hope this gets resolved.

  2. Thanks for the prompt reply.
    Sounds promising.
    I read the ebook of Rasputin's Bastards years ago, came across it yesterday on my ipad, and decided to try some more.
    I found some links on your blog for a few short stories, so I'll give them a try.
    Good luck!

  3. Sorry about your your difficulties, David. Please keep us informed about your progress — I only have digital copies,and I'd love for my son to discover your work.

    Take care,


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