Publishers of dangerous fiction & culture

Reading and tabling in Victoria, BC, September 9-11

Combustion Books is excited to be tabling the Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, September 10-11th, 2011. The bookfair runs from 11-6 on the 10th, 11-5 on the 11th. This year’s bookfair is taking place in the gym on the groundfloor of the Fernwood NRG Community Hall, located at 1240 Gladstone Ave, Coast Salish Territories. What’s more, Margaret Killjoy will be reading from What Lies Beneath The Clock Tower at Camas Books at … Read More →

Catastrophone Orchestra

Catastrophone Orchestra cover

Venture into New York City’s Lower East Side in the late 19th century with the incorrigible miscreants of the Catastrophone Orchestra. Drug-addled, pugilistic, and benevolent, they run a free clinic and experiment with the music of machines. Read More →

The Cyberpunk Apocalypse, a writer in residency program

Combustion Books title What Lies Beneath The Clock Tower was finished while Margaret was the writer in residence at The Cyberpunk Apocalypse in Pittsburgh. To here them speak about themselves: The Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writers’ project is a pretty simple thing. It’s a spot–two houses actually (back to back)–in Pittsburgh PA. We live here. We charge ourselves more rent when we’re not writing enough, and we use that money to fund … Read More →

Combustion Books in Portland this weekend: gearcon and the anarchist bookfair

We’ll be selling our books and zines and whatnot at both Portland GearCon and the Portland Anarchist Bookfair this weekend. Margaret Killjoy will be reading from Clock Tower at 5pm on Saturday, July 23rd at the Bookfair, and then speaking about the apocalypse and publishing, as well as doing a reading, at gearcon: Margaret Killjoy’s Gearcon schedule: Friday, July 22nd: 1pm: Steampunk & the Apocalypse 5pm: What Lies Beneath The … Read More →

Combustion Books interviewed by AK Press

The three of us from Combustion Books were interviewed by Kate of AK Press for their blog Revolution By The Book. Read the whole thing for a look at our structure, goals, and our relationship to steampunk and anarchism. Kate: Your tagline is “Publishers of Dangerous Fiction”–why? What’s dangerous about the fiction you publish? Margaret: I think the best stories have always been dangerous. I think that stories have a … Read More →

Summer conventions!

We had such a wonderful time tabling and presenting at the 2011 Steampunk World’s Fair that we’ve decided to hit up at least a couple more conventions this summer. We’ll post schedules as we get them, but we’ll be tabling and presenting at least at Portland GearCon on July 22-24th in Portland, Oregon and at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition the 16-18th of September. In addition, Combustion Books author … Read More →