Announcing Molly Tanzer’s Rumbullion

28 May

Rumbullion

From Molly Tanzer:

In October of 2013 I was thrilled for Egaeus Press to release my second collection, Rumbullion and Other Liminal Libations. The limited edition hardcover contained six short stories and an original novella, all accompanied by a cocktail recipe. It’s a beautiful edition, with color endpapers and illustrations, and I couldn’t love it more.

“Euhoi! Euhoi! Come, Bacchus!”

Only a few copies remain for sale, which is why I’m excited to announce that Lazy Fascist will be reprinting the novella, “Rumbullion: An Apostrophe” as a standalone. Slated for next spring, the ~50k short novel will be more widely available (in terms of distribution and price) to anyone interested in this story, which once I pitched as “Rashomon, with fops.” (Of course, what I mean is “‘In a Bamboo Grove,’ with fops” but I feel like the movie is more widely known.) Anyways, also of interest: for any of my readers who enjoyed Vermilion, I will note that “Rumbullion” is (very) tangentially related to that story. For any readers who haven’t checked out Vermilion, you needn’t; the events of “Rumbullion” take place long before Vermilion, and neither needs the other.

Many thanks to my editor, Cameron Pierce, for agreeing to republish “Rumbullion: An Apostrophe.” I know it’ll look spectacular, with a Matthew Revert cover, and I’m very happy that one of my favorite longer-form pieces will see a larger audience. It’s a story that remains very close to my heart. For anyone who enjoys my obsession with 18th century decadence, charlatans, illness, scrawny weirdoes, late-night gatherings gone awry/weird, and creepy sexual tension, I think you’ll love the novella Innsmouth Free Press called “Molly at her best,” and which The Arkham Digest described as having “humorous wit and wickedly bizarre imagination… on full display.”

Cheers!

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