Grand Experiment Book 4: Apocrypha Sequence: Deviance

Now things get really interesting. The remaining four books in my Grand Experiment are something of an experiment themselves. The Apocrypha Sequence is a series of dark fantasy mini-collections with interwoven themes and interconnected stories. Why ‘Apocrypha’? The Sequence is outside the continuity of my ‘regular’ collections, Shards (flash fiction) and the forthcoming The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After (short stories and novellas … more on this in the coming months). The stories in the Apocrypha Sequence lie somewhere in between. There is some overlap between the Apocrypha stories and those in my collections, but this is because I have cherry-picked stories from my body of work to suit the themes present within the Sequence. For each book in the Apocrypha Sequence, I chose a story or two from my collections, a couple of previously uncollected stories, and the odd original or two. Each volume in the Sequence is a remix. You might find a story elsewhere, but its inclusion in the Apocrypha Sequence gives it a more appropriate context—and in some cases, demonstrates its place in a shared world of directly-linked stories. Fascinating, huh? The Apocrypha Sequence books don’t have a particular order as they’re all self-contained, but in alphabetical order, the first is Deviance:

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ISBN: 9780987076830

Blurb: Apocrypha Sequence: Deviance explores the darkness within the human heart. Set foot inside the morgue at Stratton Memorial Hospital, a place where the scales of life and death have tipped in the wrong direction, and wander the city beyond, where fantasies of sex, drugs, and violence can become frighteningly real. Redemption may be found under a scalpel, in an alley, or sometimes, by embracing the darkest corner of the soul.



  1. So what is next for you in the plan. Perhaps a guest post on Konrath’s blog? I note that you don’t have a twitter account for promotion.

  2. Shane Jiraiya Cummings says:

    What’s next? Well, I haven’t finished uploading all the books yet, but when I do, I’ll publicise the links. Even without yet telling folks about the links, my free book, The Smoke Dragon, is enjoying a decent number of downloads.

    Next month, I’d like to host a grand conversation on this blog about ebooks. Details soon!

    • Good to hear about The Smoke Dragon. I was thinking that the SpecFic community in Australia is relatively small and that it could benefit from a pooling of resources around self publishing ie figuring out how to format books etc, generating appropriate cover art for ebooks etc.