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Achronal Press

Achronal Press, an Odd Small Publisher

 

Achronal Press is a small experimental publisher. We use electronic formats, internet access, and print-on-demand technology to publish innovative, original material. We are a work in progress and an exploration, publishing top-quality, difficult-to-classify fiction. Our books are available at most major online booksellers.

 

In progress -- all major ebook formats

We are expanding our offerings through Smashwords Distribution. Achronal Press books available currently as Kindle books will soon be also available for the iPad, Nook, iPhone, Sony Reader, Kobo, and others.

As each book is converted, Achronal Press will feature it at the top of the page with new links to its Smashwords page.

We're excited about this new expansion, and we hope people will enjoy our books.

 

Wayland's Principia -- Now Available in Most Ebook Formats

Wayland's Principia by Richard Garfinkle

Wayland's Principia
by Richard Garfinkle
ISBN 978-1-4524-4486-4
May 2012 (this edition)
$4.99 USD

Alien: Unlike in appearance, history, and thought. Alien: Distant, too distant to reach, too far to travel in a universe bound by the speed of light. Alien: They did not come, but they sent word, words so strange that humans would have to devote their lives to mimicking alien appearance, taking in alien history, and following alien thought in order to understand them. No longer so human, generation by generation these Humans-Reaching-to-the-Alien become Guests on their own world.

Guests learning to think like five alien species so strange that they do not have names for names, let alone names for themselves.

Guests bringing gifts, the thoughts, ways of life, and technology of beings who share nothing in common with humanity or each other but the need for survival, the ability to think, and senses that look outward on the universe.

Earth grew used to these gifts delivered by alien voice and human hand, to alien medicine, alien power sources, alien social organization, alien mathematics. Earth grew comfortable with its Guests.

Until some of the aliens, on a ship in a long slow two-hundred-year arc from world to world, announce that they are coming to Earth to welcome their hosts and Guests.

Hearing of this, one voice cries out a different word for Alien:

Monster

 

Wayland's Principia -- a hard science fiction novel exploring truly alien ways of thinking and living -- is now available from Smashwords for nearly every ebook format, including the Nook, iPad, iPhone, and Sony Reader.

Find Wayland's Principia on Smashwords in all e-formats.

 

Exaltations -- Now Available in Most Ebook Formats

Exaltations by Richard Garfinkle

Exaltations
by Richard Garfinkle
ISBN 978-1-4524-3051-5
March 2012 (this edition)
$4.99 USD

Peter Refton is a hunter of human lives. Across a score and more of Earths he has caught and captured the most fascinating and pivotal people. The knight who reformed Charlemagne's army. The bureaucrat who oversaw China's expansion and control. The inspirer of wisdom in a million seekers of understanding. Peter Refton is that most dangerous of hunters: the biographer. He has made trophy-stories of so many, and boldly carries their lives around from world to world. Then one day, a story comes to hunt his life.

Now, caught between worlds and aided by a knight, an ancestress, a sorceress muse and twin warriors, Peter Refton is on a Quest to --

-- To free himself from the coils of the most voracious of stories: the Quest. To fight the Quest itself -- and those who told the story onto him.

 

Richard Garfinkle's Exaltations -- an allegorical novel about the ways the channels of stories affect human thought, and about love, faith, devotion, and the tyranny of quests, involving alternate histories and fictional realities wrapped up in a stirring adventure story -- is now available from Smashwords for nearly every ebook format, including the Nook, iPad, iPhone, and Sony Reader.

Find Exaltations on Smashwords for all ereaders.

 

Unknowable Death -- New Release for the Kindle

Unknowable Death by Richard Garfinkle

Unknowable Death
by Richard Garfinkle
February 2012
$4.99 USD

Toby Matheson, a seven-year-old boy, sees Death, opening his mind to the worlds around our own.

Toby Matheson, a seven-year-old boy, discovers the body of his brother-in-law. The sight drives him mad.

Beyond the world, Toby Matheson searches to understand the mystery of Death guided by his otherworldly sister.

Toby's sister Lisa is sent to jail for the death of her husband. Wanting to help her, Toby learns to hide his madness.

Growing in this world and others, Toby seeks whomsoever revealed Death unto him.

Toby, growing in skill at seeing the world through mad eyes, searches for the murderer.

Which of these is true?

That is not the Mystery.

 

Find Unknowable Death on Amazon for the Kindle.

 

Two By Two Souls Fly -- For the Kindle

Two By Two Souls Fly by Richard Garfinkle

Two By Two Souls Fly: A Pastoral Fantasy Novel
by Richard Garfinkle
July 2011
$4.99 USD

Two by Two Souls Fly is lyric fantasy.

It is a book about families, family religions, the joining of cultures, and the ways societies use stories.

The book begins where most romances end, with the marriage of the main characters, Dominic and Serafina, a boy from a recently conquered nation and a girl from the land of his conquerors. The heroism is done, the battles are finished. Now comes the harder task: living. All the magics and divinities and all the forms of love in their world will be needful to create and hold together one small family.

Find Two By Two Souls Fly on Amazon for the Kindle.

 

Wayland's Principia -- For the Kindle

Wayland's Principia by Richard Garfinkle

Wayland's Principia
by Richard Garfinkle
June 2011
$4.99 USD

The aliens sent word, sent science, sent ways of thinking and doing. But not themselves, not until three generations trained as Guests, as alien-thinking humans. When the aliens arrived, their thinking was more alien than even the Guests had anticipated. Now, with civilization collapsing, Guests join the aliens in their ships to see what can be communicated between species with nothing in common.

Find Wayland's Principia on Amazon for the Kindle.

 

Exaltations -- for the Kindle

Exaltations by Richard Garfinkle

Exaltations
by Richard Garfinkle
February 2011
$4.99 USD

Peter Refton is a biographer who travels parallel worlds in the multiverse, gathering the lives of fascinating and pivotal people. But Refton is besieged by hostile Stories who are jealous and controlling of the humans who inhabit their constrained worlds and timelines. Aided by a knight, an ancestress, a sorceress muse, and twin warriors, Peter Refton is on a Quest--

--but Quest is a Story ...

Find Exaltations on Amazon for the Kindle.

 
 

Animation and Modeling Software Release

Achronal Press presents IgorAnimation for the iPad, new 3D computer animation and imaging software by Richard Garfinkle. Full details are available on the Igor animation website

Donkey photo, funhouse mirror manipulated A mathematical peach logo of IgorAnimation for the iPad
 

Wayland's Principia

Wayland's Principia by Richard Garfinkle

Wayland's Principia
by Richard Garfinkle
ISBN 978-0-578-03514-7
Trade Paperback, 490 pages
August 2009
$32.95 USD

Wayland's Principia is available from Amazon Books in a trade paperback form here.

 

Exaltations

Exaltations by Richard Garfinkle

Exaltations
by Richard Garfinkle
ISBN 978-0-578-02362-5
Hardcover, 270 pages
June 2009
$40.00 USD

Exaltations is available from Amazon Books in a hardcover physical format here.

 

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