Metaphorosis Books

Speculative fiction
Metaphorosis Books

Metaphorosis Books

Our imprints

Metaphorosis Magazine

Verdage

Plant Based Press

Imprints

Metaphorosis Books operates a number of imprints. These include:

  • Verdage – science fiction and fantasy anthologies, often with an innovative approach to the creative process.
  • Metaphorosis Magazine – monthly issues of the magazine, along with annual Best of and Complete compilations.
  • plant based press – vegan-friendly science fiction and fantasy, including annual Best of Vegan SFF anthologies.
  • Driftwyrd – self-published books by authors who have appeared in Metaphorosis Magazine.
  • Vestige – science fiction and fantasy from authors previously published in Metaphorosis Magazine

October 2021

October 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Ennui Tea — Ivy Grimes
  • The Tick of the Clock — J.C. Pillard
  • Genesis — Lisa Short
  • Tell the Crows I’m Home — Laurel Beckley
  • The Azurian Shield — Karl El-Koura

Cover art by VQGAN+CLIP.

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Available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.

September 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine. All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins. Table of Contents Tumbler — B. Morris Allen Till All the Hundred Summers Pass — J.A. Legg A Seedling in the Dark — Eleanor R. Wood The Nocturnals V — …

August 2021

August 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • A Wizard Comes to Shorehaven — L.J. Wetherby
  • The Waves In Which We Drown — Rubella Dithers
  • Rapunzel Dreams of Elephants — Rachel Delaney Craft
  • The Nocturnals IV — Mariah Montoya

Cover art by Gabriel Rosswell.

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Available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.

July 2021

July 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Singot — E.C. Fuller
  • Souls Like Sea Glass — Josie Smith
  • Free Hugs — Jennifer Shelby
  • The Art of Unpicking Stitches — Jennifer Hudak
  • The Nocturnals III — Mariah Montoya

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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Available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.

June 2021

June 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • The Secret Keeper — Pauline Yates
  • Satyajit Ray’s Beard or the Lack Thereof — Abhijato Sensarma
  • The Stranding — Maud Woolf
  • The Nocturnals II — Mariah Montoya

Cover art by Max Pitchkites.

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Available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.

Best Vegan Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2020

Best Vegan SFF 2020

Fourteen stories of aliens, sacrifice, magic, dinosaurs, and hope. And they’re all vegan-friendly to boot!

  • Lingua Franca — Amelia Fisher
  • Rekindled — Mikko Rauhala
  • Seven Scraps Unwritten — L. Chan
  • The First Step in Our Evolution — Marisca Pichette
  • The Skin of Aquila Cadens — Chris Panatier
  • Everything But the Moon — Bo Balder
  • The Firmament — Douglas Anstruther
  • The Preserved City — Charles Schoenfeld
  • Where the Old Neighbors Go — Thomas Ha
  • Lighter than Air — Liam Hogan
  • Regret’s Relief — Travis Wade Beaty
  • Old News — Gustavo Bondoni
  • The Chorley — Rachel Ayers
  • The Dinosaur’s Valentine — Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Cover art by vegan artist Bonnie Leeman.

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May 2021

May 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Vertical Flight — Laura Duerr
  • The Song of the Moohee — Emmett Swan
  • Leiprenese 101 — Jason A. Bartles
  • The Nocturnals I — Mariah Montoya

Cover art by Danos Philopoulos.

Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

Available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.

April 2021

April 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • The Big S — David Hammond
  • The Otherside of Memory — Kelly Sandoval
  • A Universe All to Himself — Ryan Priest
  • Autumn’s Come Undone — Sharmon Gazaway
  • A Compilation of Accounts Concerning the Distal Brook Flood — Thomas Ha

Cover art by Philip McCulloch-Downs.

Available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.

Metaphorosis 2020: The Complete Stories

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine. Fifty-two great science fiction and fantasy stories. All the stories we published in 2020. Contents From the Editor January Kozuna, the Ogre’s Child — Felicity Drake Magical Whistleblower Tells All — Michael Sherrin Choice — Tomas Marcantonio Bedwyr by the Sea — C.B. …

March 2021

March 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Spells for Going Forth by Day — V.G. Campen
  • Going Home — Martin Westlake
  • Sanctuary — Chris Cornetto
  • Siberia in Four Dimensions — Esem Junior

Cover art by Kathryn Weaver.

Available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.