New Fables returns in 2012 with a lineup of six stories sure to satisfy your literary and furry reading tastes. With a variety of authors and subjects, the magazine said to "raise the bar for the quality this fandom produces" (Weasel Wordsmith, June 2010) continues its tradition of publishing the best in furry lit fiction.
Marlissa Campbell's "The Stampeders" is an innovative take on the similarities of man and animal, telling the parallel stories of a man pursuing the gold rush and a spawning salmon. With a combination of narrative and epistolary storytelling, Campbell weaves a little magic into her tale.
In "Au Naturel," by Alice Edwards, a seemingly straightforward tale with steampunk overtones proves to have hidden layers. The age-old battle between nature and technology is brought down to a very small-scale, personal level.
Kathleen Hammond contributes a gentle, personal story in "Martha the Otter" about the advance of old age and what we can do about it.
Daniel Lowd's "Fish Magic" is a charming coming-of-age story that fits a surprising amount of world-building into its compact structure.
In "Bats Are Hot!" Timothy L. Marsh examines the difference between what we are and what we want to be—and what we should want to be. Written with wry humor and social commentary, he will also change your mind about bats, at least a little bit.
And those familiar with Ryan Campbell will be glad to see an all-new story from him. In "Monsters," Ryan takes us to a fantasy world where jackals defend a walled city against insectoid monsters. A hero-worshipping engineer takes a daring, dangerous ride, and finds out more about the monsters than he ever wanted to know.
With a beautiful cover by Katie Thierolf, New Fables is ready to wrap up your 2012 summer in fine furry style! Released at RainFurrest 2012 in Seattle.