Introduction At long last, Volume 2: Weird Science is here. In the darkened lab of The Dream Quarry, by physic unknown, a collection has formed, its stitched anatomy a patchwork of disparate tales — part fantasy, part science fiction, all strange. Opening our way into the volume is Bogi Takács … Continue reading
The air inside the small Temple chamber was cool despite the heat of summer, and the thin turquoise curtains kept out errant flies. Even the sacred symbols painted on the walls with bold blue and red strokes radiated tranquility. “Sixscore eight sheaves to the house of Matlan Udruf, three brand-new … Continue reading
Day 175 Client: Kendrick Johnson Vermillion Regimen I NOTE: Cardio Only – Prelim week 1.5x miles treadmill running, 1.5x miles treadmill walking. WARNING: Do not raise heart rate over 105! She runs. She runs because she must. She runs because it seems to her that running is all she can … Continue reading
My name is Dr. Nicole Hart… No. I’m Nicki. That’s how I think of myself. No matter what other people call me, in my head I’m Nicki. I am currently imprisoned many miles underwater in a coffin made of yellow plastic. My arms, legs, hips, and the back of my … Continue reading
The deformed man was Maugrund. He stooped so far that he often used one or both hands when he walked, and I thought of him as being several feet long rather than tall. There was no way to tell how bulky or twisted he was under the musty folds of … Continue reading
Introduction Most people are familiar with Rudyard Kipling as the author of The Jungle Book, but few know him as a pioneer of science fiction. While Kipling penned other tales that contained more weird and more science, “The Eye of Allah” is perhaps one of literature’s earliest examples of what … Continue reading
It’s official. The Dream Quarry, Volume 2: Weird Science, will debut in one week on Friday the 13th. For luck.
Due to some reported issues with the submission system, it has been taken down in favor of direct email submission. If you submitted a story on or prior to April 19th and have not received any response, please follow the new guidelines and resend it, as it may not have … Continue reading
To both clarify and expand the theme of Volume 2, it has been rebranded as “Weird Science.” In addition, pay rate is now $10 USD (up from $5). Check out the submissions page.
So here’s what’s going on. Due to the low number of submissions, the release of Volume 2 has been delayed, with release likely later this month (December). However, this also means that submissions for retro-futurism stories are open again, effective immediately. After Volume 2 debuts, new stories will continue to … Continue reading