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Please note that publication of the new edition of Andrew Chumbley's AZOETIA is delayed until August 15th.

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Catalogue 42, FANTASY FICTION, is now available to view at

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THE AZOETIA by Andrew D. Chumbley. Third Edition. Please note:
Due to new production policies with the printer, the third edition of Azoëtia, originally scheduled for Spring, 2015, has been delayed for release until August 15th, 2015.

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PENUMBRAE. An Anthology of Occult Fiction. Edited by Richard Gavin, Patricia Cram and Daniel A. Schulke.
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