Beginning October 8, 2012, the award-winning Eclipse series edited by Jonathan Strahan will be available to readers online and free of charge at Nightshadebooks.com

From the press release

Night Shade Books Announces the Launch of Eclipse Online

SAN FRANCISCO (October 1, 2012) – Night Shade Books is delighted to announce that from October 8, 2012, the award-winning Eclipse series will be available to readers online and free of charge at Nightshadebooks.com. Following the lead and success of other short fiction publications, Eclipse will continue its fifth and subsequent volumes as a primarily electronic publication.

Born out of a love for the short story form and a deep appreciation for the work of anthologists such as Terry Carr and Damon Knight, the Eclipse series was launched by Editor Jonathan Strahan and Night Shade Books in 2006. A varietal collection of both science fiction and fantasy, Eclipse has delivered original fiction by some of the genre’s most celebrated authors such as Peter S. Beagle, Maureen McHugh, Andy Duncan, Garth Nix, Ellen Klages, Gwyneth Jones, Ted Chaing, Jeffrey Ford, Deryl Gregory, Caitlín R. Kiernan and others.

Hugo award-nominated author Jonathan Strahan says, “We’ve taken the dream of Eclipse – that idea of the rare and unusual, the strange and eldritch – and we’ve stripped it down and rebuilt it for a new decade. Now we’re taking it out for a spin. There may be things added to it in the coming months, and things removed, but at its core there will be at least two new stories every month, the best I can find by the most exciting writers in the field.”

Eclipse Online will be a free, online publication and does not require a subscription, sign-up or payment with a story released by Editor Jonathan Strahan every first and fourth Monday of the month.

An early publication schedule will be announced shortly.

About the Editor
Jonathan Strahan has edited more than twenty anthologies and collections, including The Locus Awards (with Charles N. Brown), The New Space Opera (with Gardner Dozois), The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year and The Starry Rift. He has won the Ditmar, William J. Atheling Jr. and Peter McNamara awards for his work as an anthologist and reviewer, and was nominated for a Hugo Award for his editorial work. Strahan is currently the reviews editor for Locus.

Eclipse Online will launch will launch October 8 2012. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.nightshadebooks.com/, or contact us at publicity@nightshadebooks.com.

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