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About Fantastic Books

Fantastic Books is a publisher of new and reprint speculative fiction and related non-fiction.

The company was founded to bring back into print the out-of-print backlists of classic sf authors using print-on-demand technology. Publisher Ian Randal Strock (irs [at] FantasticBooks [dot] biz) bought the company in 2010, and folded it into his Gray Rabbit Publications, LLC. At the same time, he expanded its line to include new titles as well. And at the beginning of 2012, the company expanded into publishing some of its titles as e-books. And now we are linking for a partner to publish some of our titles as audio books.

Under the Gray Rabbit imprint, we publish a wider variety of titles, in many genres (check out the Gray Rabbit link above).

Our books are available for purchase through the major on-line retailers, as well as directly from us through the mail and at the conventions we attend.

Our scheduled upcoming appearances include:

Arisia: 18-21 January 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts

Dark Side of the Con: 29-31 March 2019 in Parsippany, New Jersey

Steampunk Con: 7-9 June 2019 in Piscataway, New Jersey

Fantastic Books Newsletter

Issue four was distributed on December 21, 2018. You can read it online at this link.

Issue three of the highly irregular Fantastic Books newsletter was distributed on December 5, 2018. You can read it online at this link.

Issue two of the exceedingly irregular Fantastic Books newsletter was distributed May 24, 2018. You can read it online at this link.

The first of our irregular newsletters was distributed June 11, 2017. You can read it online at this link.


The media are invited to use the cover imagery and book information from this web site. Review copies are available upon request: e-mail editorian [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Most of our authors are available for interviews. Again, send us an e-mail.

Press releases:

Author Morgan J. Bolt Dies (December 18, 2018)

Morgan J. Bolt Offers a Dark Future in The Favored (December 4, 2018)

Fantastic Short Stories That Go Down Easily (July 26, 2018)

White Wing Takes Flight Again (May 15, 2018)

Science Fiction for the (Electronic) Throne (October 12, 2017)

Short Stories That Go Down Easily (May 22, 2017)

Going Up the Rainbow with Susan Casper (May 18, 2017)

Songs of Chaos Sings Again (March 29, 2017)

Fantastic Books Publishing Koscienski & Pisano's New Novel The Biggest Bounty (March 7, 2017)

Fantastic Books Publishing Bud Sparhawk's New Collection (February 26, 2017)

Time On My Hands (December 1, 2016)

Fantastic Books Publishes First Graphic Novel (September 13, 2016)

Victoria Woodhull: Thinking Today's Thoughts 150 Years Ago (August 3, 2016)

Fantastic Books Announces Four New E-books (June 25, 2016)

Free Electronic Copy of "Burn Her" (December 25, 2015)

Tanith Lee's Dancing Through the Fire (August 1, 2015)

Fantastic Books Publishes Paranormal Romance Novel and Horror Collection (April 7, 2015)

Fivetastic Books (January 27, 2015)

Fantastic Books announces year-end triple of ebooks (December 25, 2014)

"Geek of the Week" Tom Purdom's collection now available electronically (June 25, 2014)

Lou Antonelli explores alternate worlds and secret histories in his newest collection: The Clock Struck None (December 23, 2013)

Tom Purdom's first collection, Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons, features fascinating and psychologically complex characters, and intrepid investigation into the human heart (December 18, 2013)

Fantastic Books shames The Book Shop of Somerville, Massachusetts (August 12, 2013)

Fantastic Books cuts ebook prices (May 9, 2013)

Geoffrey Hewer-Candee wins Fantastic Books' first art contest (November 19, 2012)

Fantastic Books announces first art contest: Illustrate Daniel M. Kimmel's first novel (October 4, 2012)

Shh! It's a Secret! a novel about Aliens, Hollywood, and the Bartender's Guide (August 29, 2012)

Two Classic Michael Moorcock Novels Back In Print (May 7, 2012)

In the Shadow of the Wonder Wheel (May 3, 2012)

Science Fiction Fans Recognize Importance of Hollywood (April 10, 2012)

Fantastic Books' First Hugo Nominee (April 8, 2012)

Fantastic Books Acquires Reprint Rights to Two More Tanith Lee Books (March 28, 2012)

Sex and Violence in Zero-G (January 25, 2012)

King Freedom (June 3, 2011)

Jar Jar Binks Must Die (December 8, 2010)

Little Brother's World (June 30, 2010)

Texas is Wonderful, But Not as We Know It (August 31, 2009)

Photo Galleries

Photos from Publisher Ian Randal Strock's presentation at Greater New York Mensa's Regional Gathering on the humorous topic "How to Keep from Getting Published" on 2 April 2011 here and here.

Photos from Lunacon 2011

Photos of our books before the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival