Vernacular Books making some prestigious lists at the end of the year!

Not only are we excited to share our readers’ and editors’ lists of the best of the year, we are also thrilled to announce when our own books appear upon them!

Check out Bonnie’s story in WAY OF THE LASER: FUTURE CRIME STORIES, too!

We only released three books this year. The first, WAY OF THE LASER: FUTURE CRIME STORIES launched after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and went on to get many excellent reviews. To this list, we can add the praise that Author and notable genre critic A. C. Wise gave to two of the stories from WAY OF THE LASER: FUTURE CRIME STORIES! She selected E. N. Auslender’s “Kalopsia” which is a story that came in from the slush pile that Joe championed and brought into the anthology. The other story selected, “Sister Thrush” by Marie Vibbert, imagines what happens when the narrator’s older sister returns home one day after a failed heist in the body of a surveillance drone shaped like a bird. She created a very impressive list of short stories, as well, with enough great reading to push away the bleary darkness of the season’s early sunset.


Also fabulous, Silvia Moreno-Garcia mentioned EVIL IN TECHNICOLOR in her holiday buyer’s guide in the same breath as Ellen Datlow’s latest anthology. To be paired so closet to such a legend in print is always an honor! Purchasing this fine anthology’s an excellent idea, as well, for Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday giving! She’s right that it is a broad range of stories where not everyone will love everything, but people should be able to find what they love, if what they love is horror inspired by the classic films of Hammer or American International. Some of the best gifts I have ever received were books with multiple stories inside of them!

And, last but not in any way least, EVIL IN TECHNICOLOR was selected by Kirkus Indie Reviews for their 100 best titles of 2020. I mean, what do I need to tell you to convince you, fair reader, to go forth and purchase our titles? The more books we sell, the more we can do for other writers and creatives, so I do encourage you to think about that while you’re considering what books to order as a gift from one of the large retailers.

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