August 18th, 2010

Malibu headshot Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia (9780981964317): Karen A. Romanko: Books

Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia, edited by yours truly, is now available for purchase at and! They haven't posted the cover image yet, but it should be along soon. Retro Spec uses the prisms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror to examine the culture, society, and politics of our recent past, the 1920s to the 1980s, in the United States and Europe. Twenty-six authors have contributed short stories and poetry to the anthology, twining history with speculation to find out what happens when suffragettes construct robots, insects spread cultural movements, women carry out the first "manned" space flights, or hair metal bands make deals with the devil. Please check it out!