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The Best of Helios Quarterly (Volume One) celebrates three years of diverse horror, science fiction, and fantasy from around the world!
The Best of Helios Quarterly (Volume One) celebrates three years of diverse horror, science fiction, and fantasy from around the world!
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The Best of Helios Quarterly (Volume One)

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The Best of Helios Quarterly (Volume One), edited by Zelda Knight, celebrates three years of diverse speculative fiction from around the world! Helios Quarterly Magazine is a horror, science fiction, and fantasy quarterly periodical launched in 2016. This anthology will feature fifteen of the best short stories published in Helios Quarterly Magazine Volume 1, Issue 1 through Helios Quarterly Magazine Volume 3, Issue 4.


BUDGET

100% of the $300 goal will go towards the full-wrap cover design of the anthology by GEORGE C. COTRONIS.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • "Night of the Lurking Moon" © Alexis Henderson
  • "How the Dun-In Man Got His Name" © Stephen Scott Whitaker
  • "And We Shall Inherit the Sea" © H.L. Fullerton
  • "The Second Adam" © Louis Rakovich
  • "Black Flowers Grow" © Jack Lothian
  • "We Are Looking for the Beautiful Horses" © Jenny Blackford
  • "Red Tide Rising" © Sara Codair
  • "Idyll of the Chiroptera" © Todd H.C. Fischer
  • "New Earth" © Christopher Benamati
  • "Last Flight of the Gryphon Rider" © Melion Traverse
  • "Mother Time, Father Death" © Clayton Snyder
  • "Vestiges" © Angela Boswell
  • "There are an Infinite Number of Stories in the Naked City" © Edmund Schluessel
  • "Transfer" © J.B. Riley
  • "The Cult of Gravity" © David M. Chevalier

REWARDS

$1: Credits

$5: DRM-Free ebook edition + Credits

$25: DRM-Free ebook edition + Paperback edition + Credits

$50: DRM-Free ebook edition + Paperback edition + Hardcover edition + Credits

$100: DRM-Free ebook edition + Signed paperback edition + Signed hardcover edition + Credits

Three (3) backers who pledge $100 or more will receive an annual, digital subscription to Volume 5: Eclipse the Sun celebrating 5 years of Helios Quarterly Magazine!


DOMESTIC SHIPPING & HANDLING 

AURELIA LEO, LLC will fulfill orders through Ingram. All backers are responsible for local duties, taxes, and advancement fees upon delivery in countries where applicable. Physical editions returned because they were unclaimed at customs will not be reshipped without additional shipping fees.


Who is Behind The Best of Helios Quarterly (Volume One)?

THE BEST OF HELIOS QUARTERLY (VOLUME ONE) IS EDITED BY ZELDA KNIGHT, who writes speculative romance (horror, science fiction, and fantasy). She’s also a cryptozoologist in training. Keep in touch on social media @AuthorZKnight. Or, visit www.zeldaknight.com.

THE BEST OF HELIOS QUARTERLY (VOLUME ONE) IS PUBLISHED BY AURELIA LEO, an independent publisher and bookseller established in 2016. Located in Louisville, Kentucky we specialize in diverse speculative fiction, namely: horror, fantasy, science fiction, alternate history, and paranormal romance. Our flagship titles are Helios Quarterly Magazine, Selene Quarterly Magazine, and Invictus: Quarterly Comics and Illustrations.


STRETCH GOALS

$500: INTERIOR BOOK DESIGN! A glamorous interior by Inkstain Design Studio.

$1000: PAY GUARANTEED! All of the authors will receive 1¢ per word for reprints.

$1500: SUBSCRIPTIONS! We'll be able to host subscriptions directly on our website. 

Risks and challenges

We've published two essayists, four photographers, twelve illustrators, sixteen poets, and fifty-six authors in Helios Quarterly over three years, ninety creators in total. While this will be our first "best of" anthology, AURELIA LEO has published eleven books and counting since 2016. We are confident in our ability to fulfill this Kickstarter.

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