Cities of Dust, Planes of Light

I’m proud to announce that one of my stories, The World’s More Full of Weeping, will be published in “Cities of Dust, Planes of Light,” a science fantasy anthology from Air and Nothingness Press! Preorders are now available, and shipping/publication date will be January 31st. I’m honoured to be included among this amazing cast of authors!

Join authors Samantha L. Barrett, Sarah Daly, Jamie Lackey, Diane Morrison, and Cat Rambo as they take you to ambitious, evocative worlds of science, fantasy, and imagination.

Stories include:

  • Lot 814: A Series of Letters – Dated Before the Lunar Defection, Recently Discovered Amongst the Possessions of the Late Princess Alicia III by Jamie Lackey
  • This Is Not Mars by Sarah Daly
  • A Hand Extended by Cat Rambo
  • The Outposts by Samantha L. Barrett
  • The World’s More Full of Weeping by Diane Morrison

This lovely book will be printed in trade paperback edition only. Air & Nothingness is also printing a series of postcards, celebrating each of our stories in limited edition with the book, for an additional $4 (only 25 copies available.) Really, you should follow the link and take a look at them. They’re beautiful!


Samantha L. Barrett writes both literary and genre fiction. Her stories have appeared in 365 Tomorrows,, and The Chaffey Review, and been anthologized in Voices from the Attic and 10/ten. Samantha received her BA from the University of Pittsburgh and her MFA from Carlow University, where she is now an instructor for the Madwomen in the Attic fiction workshops. Samantha also enjoys writing scripts for murder mystery dinner parties and making her friends dress up in silly costumes.

Sarah Daly, co-founder of indie horror outfit Hex Studios, has collaborated with director Lawrie Brewster on some of the most original horror/fantasy films in recent years such as Lord of Tears (2013), The Unkindness of Ravens (2016), The Black Gloves (2017) and Automata(2018). With influences including M.R. James, Daphne Du Maurier and Walter Tevis, Daly studied Media Arts at Dublin Institute of Technology which revealed her passion for scriptwriting. She moved to Scotland in 2010, where she established boutique horror production company Hex Media, later Hex Studios, with Brewster. Her passion for horror, science fiction and fantasy has driven her to create original stories and brave new worlds in a variety of forms, from songwriting to poetry, screenplays and short stories.

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cat. She has had over 140 short stories published in places like Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex Magazine, and Escape Pod. Her debut novel, Left-Hand Gods, is available from Hadley Rille Books, and she has two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press: The Blood of Four Gods and A Metal Box Floating Between Stars. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at

Diane Morrison is an emerging hybrid neo-pro author best known for her Wyrd West Chronicles and Toy Soldier Saga stories. One of her stories recently appeared in Third Flatiron’s Terra! Tara! Terror! to good critical reviews, and another recently received an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future competition. Her work has also been in several magazines, anthologies, and book bundles. Her first novel-length book, Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West, was published in September. She is also the manager of the SFWA official YouTube channel. She lives in Vernon, BC, Canada, with her partners and three-legged furbaby.

A pre-Internet product of the American Midwest, Cat Rambo continues to be pleased at living in a world where we can listen to the sound of the wind on Mars. Her 200+ fiction publications include two novels and stories in Asimov’s, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Clarkesworld Magazine. She is the founder of online writing school, The Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers ( and is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).

Chelsea Lang is known for her emotive ink illustrations that combine expressive brushwork with the human form. Heavily influenced by contemporary illustrators such as Vanessa Lemen and David Downton, her work shows a particular interest in finding portraits and personality from abstract mark making. Chelsea is known primarily for her portrait work, and is dedicated to creating art by a woman, for women, without the male gaze. You can find her online at

Air and Nothingness is a small press that prints quality books of translated works, poetry and short fiction of literary value. They also print a limited number of copies, so please make sure to get yours soon!

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