Anthologies & Stories

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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

Building on the twenty-one volumes of the Future Chronicles anthology series, the Lunar Codex archives work from scores of other collections from the first decades of the twenty-first century.

The uncanny and the macabre are the themes of the imaginative Tales from the Canyons of the Damned. The twelve omnibus collections archived in the Lunar Codex collect work from 40 issues of the  speculative fiction magazine.

The Unbreakable Ink series and the UnCommon Anthologies - six volumes of which are archived in the Lunar Codex - also spotlight stories with fantastical themes.

Mostly Murder: Till Death
is a collection of stories in the crime and mystery genres.

Mosaics Volume One and Two are landmark anthologies with writing from independent feminist authors. Including short and flash fiction , stories, poetry, essays, and art, Mosaics is a multi-faceted look at the history and culture surrounding femininity.
 

These volumes include work from USA Today and New York Times bestsellers, Pushcart Prize winners, Hugo Award nominees and awardees, Amazon bestsellers, and some of the best writing from early twenty-first century traditional and independent authors .


 

* Every story in each of the books and anthologies listed below is archived in the Codex. Each author thus has at least one prose work represented in the Codex, and often several. 


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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to the Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection) 

MANIFEST

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MOSTLY MURDER: TILL DEATH

Elemental Press (2016) - GM1
 

- A short story anthology edited by Patrice Fitzgerald

- Introduction by Patrice Fitzgerald
- With contributions from 
Lawrence Block ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ JC Andrijeski ▪ H.B. Moore ▪ Jerilyn Dufresne ▪ B.A. Spangler ▪ Chris Patchell ▪ Eric J. Gates ▪ Anne Kelleher ▪ Josh Hayes ▪ Patrice Fitzgerald

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UNBREAKABLE INK

Indomitable Ink (2021) - GM1
 

- Series editor Shebat Legion

- Foreword by Shebat Legion
- With stories from

Barbara Krasnoff Gregg Chamberlain Georgina Jeffery Davide Mana John A. Frochio ▪ Faith Marlow ▪ John Kiste ▪ James Harper ▪ Ann Stolinksy ▪ Mir Ahmed ▪ Ali Khan ▪ Milton Davis ▪ Karen Thrower ▪ Karmin Garrison ▪ Michael H. Hanson ▪ William Presley ▪ Andrew Robertson ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ Valerie B. Williams ▪ Nikki Prince ▪ Joe Bonadonna ▪ Karen Over ▪ Robert Allen Lupton ▪ Janice Bell ▪ Andrew J. Lucas ▪ E. V. Emmons  ▪ Theresa Nyenhui ▪ Erica Ruhe ▪ Lori Morgan ▪ Shebat Legion

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UNBREAKABLE INK: VOLUME 2

Indomitable Ink (2022) - GM1
 

- Series editor Shebat Legion

- Foreword by Samuel Peralta
- With stories from

E. V. Emmons ▪ Nikki Prince ▪ Margaret R. Blake ▪ Julie McCord ▪ Mike Casto ▪ Karen Dent ▪ Tianna Ebnet ▪ Harlow Fallon ▪ John A. Frochio ▪ Davide Mana ▪ Theresa Nyenhuis ▪ Lori Morgan ▪ Michael Fassbender ▪ Victoria Adams ▪ Robert Allen Lupton ▪ Charles Barouch ▪ Liam Hogan ▪ Karen Over ▪ Gregg Chamberlain ▪ Ahmed A. Khan ▪ Andrew Robertson ▪ Shebat Legion

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UNCOMMON BODIES

Fighting Monkey Press (2015) - GM1
 

- The UnCommon Anthologies series, Book 1, with themed stories celebrating the strange and the unusual 
- Series editor - Pavarti K. Tyler

- Edited by Pavarti K. Tyler

- Cover design by Pavarti K. Tyler

- With stories from 
Michael Harris Cohen ▪ Vasil Tuchkov ▪ Bey Deckard ▪ Brent Meske ▪ Laxmi Hariharan ▪ Robert Pope ▪ Keira Michelle Telford ▪ Jordanne Fuller ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Kim Wells ▪ Rebecca Poole ▪ Philip Harris ▪ Sessha Batto ▪ Robb Grindstaff ▪ Sally Basmajian ▪ Deanne Charlton ▪ Samantha Warren ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ S.M. Johnson ▪ Christopher Godsoe ▪ Bob Williams

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UNCOMMON ORIGINS

Fighting Monkey Press (2016) - GM1
 

- The UnCommon Anthologies series, Book 2, with themed stories celebrating the strange and the unusual 
- Series editor - Pavarti K. Tyler

- Edited by Pavarti K. Tyler

- Cover design by Rebecca Poole

- With stories from
P.K. Tyler ▪ Brent Meske ▪ Rebecca Poole ▪ Laxmi Hariharan ▪ Deanne Charlton ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ E.L. Johnson ▪ Jonathan Cromack ▪ Nillu Nasser Stelter ▪ D.L. Orton ▪ Michele Tracy Berger ▪ Rhoads Brazos ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ Sacha Hope ▪ Robert Allen Lupton ▪ Erica Ruhe ▪ Melanie Lamaga ▪ Novae Caelum ▪ Shebat Legion ▪ J.D. Harpley ▪ Jo West ▪ Zig Zag Claybourne

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UNCOMMON MINDS

Fighting Monkey Press (2017) - GM1
 

- The UnCommon Anthologies series, Book 3, with themed stories celebrating the strange and the unusual 
- Series editor - Pavarti K. Tyler

- Edited by Pavarti K. Tyler and Jessica West

- Cover design by Rebecca Poole

- With stories from
J.D. Harpley ▪ Patrick S. Baker ▪ Harlow C. Fallon ▪ Jonathan Shipley ▪ Erica Ruhe ▪ Tonya Liburd ▪ Joriah Wood ▪ Philip Harris ▪ Christopher Godsoe ▪ Sara Thompson ▪ Tausha Johnson ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Novae Caelum ▪ Shebat Legion ▪ Ashley Gauch ▪ Elizabeth S. Wolf ▪ Michael Fountain ▪ Zen DiPietro ▪ Joshua Ingle

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UNCOMMONLY GOOD

Fighting Monkey Press (2017) - GM1
 

- The UnCommon Anthologies series, Book 4, with themed stories celebrating the strange and the unusual 
- Series editor - Pavarti K. Tyler
- Edited by Jessica West

- Cover design by Rebecca Poole

- With stories from
Samuel Peralta ▪ Brent Meske ▪ Bey Deckard ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Jonathan Shipley ▪ Tausha Johnson ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Joriah Wood ▪ Jess Harpley ▪ Nillu Nasser ▪ Rhoads Brazos ▪ Erica Ruhe

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UNCOMMON LANDS

Fighting Monkey Press (2017) - GM1
 

- The UnCommon Anthologies series, Book 5, with themed stories celebrating the strange and the unusual 
- Series editor - Pavarti K. Tyler
- Edited by Jessica West

- Cover design by Rebecca Poole

- With stories from
Tom O'Brien ▪ Ralph Walker ▪ Bey Deckard ▪ Kenneth Robbins ▪ Karen Gemma Brewer ▪ Michael K. Schaefer ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Roslyn Cay ▪ Christopher Godsoe ▪ Shebat Legion ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Jeremy Rodden ▪ E.E. Giorgi ▪ Michael J.P. Whitmer ▪ Brent Meske ▪ Tausha Johnson ▪ Levi Jacobs ▪ Jon Etter ▪ Anne Skinner ▪ Ashleigh Gauch

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UNCOMMON EVIL

Fighting Monkey Press (2018) - GM1
 

- The UnCommon Anthologies series, Book 6, with themed stories celebrating the strange and the unusual 
- Series editor - Pavarti K. Tyler

- Edited by Jessica West

- Cover design by Rebecca Poole

- With stories from
P.K. Tyler ▪ Tom O'Brien ▪ Jeremy Rodden ▪ Tausha Johnson ▪ Robert Allen Lupton ▪ Josiah Wood ▪ Anne Skinner ▪ Annetta Ribken ▪ J. Edward Neill ▪ Bill Hargenrader ▪ Rose Strickman ▪ Joshua Ingle ▪ Harlow C. Fallon ▪ John Haas ▪ R.A. Goli ▪ Jonathan Cromak ▪ W. Jesse Gulbrandsen ▪ Stephen Lomer ▪ Rhoads Brazos ▪ Jeremy Megargee ▪ Caroline A. Gill

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MOSAICS - VOLUME ONE

DayDreams Dandelions Press (2016) - GM1
 

- Part of the Mosaics anthology series
- Curated by Kim Wells & Pavarti K. Tyler

- Edited by Crystal Watanabe

- Cover by P.K. Tyler
- Print formatting by Rebecca Poole
- Foreword by Susan Kaye Quinn
- With stories from
Deborah Walker ▪ Ari Harradine ▪ Chelo Diaz-Ludden ▪ Keyan Bowes ▪ Caroline M. Cao ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Tonya Liburd ▪ Julie Rea ▪ Kelsey Maki ▪ Kim Wells ▪ Patty Somlo ▪ Elizabeth Wolf ▪ Sarina Dorie ▪ Jordanne Fuller ▪ Keira Michelle Telford ▪ Sylvia Spruck Wrigley ▪ Naomi Elster ▪ Karen Heuler ▪ L.S. Johnson

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MOSAICS - VOLUME 2

DayDreams Dandelions Press (2016) - GM1
 

- Part of the Mosaics anthology series
- Curated by Kim Wells & Pavarti K. Tyler

- Edited by Jessica West

- Cover by P.K. Tyler
- Print formatting by Rebecca Poole
- Foreword by Nina Perez
- With stories from
Nillu Nasser Stelter ▪ Zen DiPietro ▪ Alison Ripley Cubitt ▪ Webster Shue ▪ Naomi Curry ▪ Lana Bella ▪ Lorraine Schein ▪ Kim Wells ▪ Audrey T. Carroll ▪ Anne E. Johnson ▪ Nikki Richard ▪ Kimberly Fujioka ▪ Rage Hezekiah ▪ Tara Calaby ▪ Joan Brown ▪ Emily K. Michael ▪ Asha Bardon ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Rachel Steiger-Meister ▪ Catherine Schaff-Stump ▪ Jennifer R. Donohue

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CLONES: THE ANTHOLOGY

Holt Smith (2016) - PM1, GM1
 

- Part of the Frontiers of Speculative Fiction series – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- A short story anthology edited by Jessica West

- Cover art and design by Ben Adams
- With contributions from 
Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Rysa Walker ▪ R.D. Brady ▪ Susan Kaye Quinn ▪ Nathan M. Beauchamp ▪ Hank Garner ▪ Michael Patrick Hicks ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Joshua Ingle ▪ Samuel Peralta

 

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OCEANS: THE ANTHOLOGY

Holt Smith (2017) - GM1
 

- Part of the Frontiers of Speculative Fiction series – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- A short story anthology edited by Jessica West

- Cover art and design by Ben Adams
- With contributions from 
Ken Liu ▪ Rysa Walker ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ R.D. Brady ▪ Alex Shvartsman ▪ Caroline M. Yoachim ▪ Nathan M. Beauchamp ▪ S. Elliot Brandis ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Hank Garner ▪ Will Swardstrom

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WOLF'S CLOTHING

Windrift Books (2019) - PM1, GM1
 

- A standalone experimental short story by Patrick Peralta

- Available only in lunar edition

 

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SPILT MILK

Pluvio Press (2014) - PM1, GM1
 

- Collected stories by D.K. Cassidy

- Edited by E.J. Runyon
- Illustrations by Mika Sugano 

 

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 1

Holt Smith (2016) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ 
A.K. Meek ▪ Will Swardstrom ▪ Bob Williams ▪ Ernie Howard ▪ Jason Anspach ▪ Jon Frater ▪ Hank Garner ▪ S. Elliot Brandis
 

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 2

Holt Smith (2016) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor

- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith
- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Kevin Lauderdale ▪ Hank Garner ▪ S. Elliot Brandis ▪ Ian Garner ▪ Jessica West ▪ Artie Cabrera ▪ Ernie Howard ▪ Will Swardstrom ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ Michael Patrick Hicks ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith 

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 3

Holt Smith (2016) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Nathan M. Beauchamp  ▪ Samuel Peralta ▪ A.K. Meek ▪ Kevin Lauderdale ▪ Jason LaVelle ▪ Chris Pourteau  ▪ Will Swardstrom ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Philip Harris ▪ Ernie Howard ▪ Paul K. Swardstrom ▪ Peter Cawdron 

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 4

Holt Smith (2016) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover design by Daniel Arthur Smith
- Cover art by Flufs

- Special thanks to editors Jessica West, Chris Pourteau, and Ellen C. Campbell

- With contributions from 
S. Elliot Brandis ▪ Nathan M. Beauchamp ▪ Will Swardstrom ▪ Hester J. Rook ▪ Kevin Lauderdale ▪ Jessica West ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Jason LaVelle ▪ P.K. Tyler  ▪ Christopher J. Valin ▪ Paul K. Swardstrom ▪ Ernie Howard ▪ Eamon Ambrose

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 5

Holt Smith (2017) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
D.K. Cassidy ▪ Jason LaVelle ▪ Jon Frater ▪ Paul K. Swardstrom ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Kevin Lauderdale ▪ Terry R. Hill ▪ Philip Harris ▪ Christopher J. Valin ▪ Lara Frater ▪ Peter Cawdron

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 6

Holt Smith (2017) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Eamon Ambrose ▪ Rhett C. Bruno ▪ Bob Williams ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Michael Ezell ▪ Will Swardstrom ▪ Terry R. Hill ▪ Amira K. Makansi ▪ Jessica West ▪ Robert Jeschonek ▪ Nathan M. Beauchamp

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 7

Holt Smith (2018) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Eamon Ambrose ▪ Will Swardstrom ▪ Nathan M. Beauchamp ▪ Bob Williams ▪ S. Elliot Brandis ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Jessica West ▪ Hunter C. Eden ▪ Lara Frater ▪ C.C. Ameel ▪ Ian Garner ▪ P.K. Tyler ▪ Terry R. Hill ▪ Kevin G. Summers

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 8

Holt Smith (2018) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Hunter C. Eden ▪ Philip Harris ▪ Jeff Bowles ▪ Ernie Howard ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Desmond Warzel ▪ Lorna Wood ▪ David Alan Jones ▪ Robert Jeschonek ▪ Michael Anthony Lee ▪ Will Swardstrom

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 9

Holt Smith (2019) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Will Swardstrom ▪ Robert Jeschonek ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Jeremy Essex ▪ M. Regan ▪ Michael Ezell ▪ Lara Frater ▪ Hunter C. Eden ▪ D.K. Cassidy ▪ David Alan Jones ▪ Novae Caelum

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 10

Holt Smith (2019) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Gustavo Bondoni ▪ M. M. De Voe ▪ Ann Stolinsky ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Molly Thynes ▪ Barry Charman ▪ Jason LaVelle ▪ Nathan M. Beauchamp ▪ Charles Barouch ▪ Terry R. Hill

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 11

Holt Smith (2020) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Wendy Nikel ▪ Gordon B. White ▪ KJ Kabza ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Steve Oden ▪ K. H. Vaughan ▪ Kevin Lauderdale ▪ Jessica West ▪ Nathan M. Beauchamp ▪ Steve Oden ▪ Sam Osborn

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TALES FROM THE CANYONS OF THE DAMNED - OMNIBUS 12

Holt Smith (2022) - GM1
 

- Part of the Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus series, collecting the individual digital magazines – Daniel Arthur Smith, series editor
- Cover art and design to be finalized by Daniel Arthur Smith

- Special thanks to editor Jessica West

- With contributions from 
Amy Grech ▪ Steven Van Patten ▪ Teel James Glenn ▪ Jessica West ▪ Daniel Arthur Smith ▪ Steve Oden ▪ Ernie Howard ▪ Paul B. Kohler ▪ Charles Barouch ▪ Hunter C. Eden