Gifts of the Magi: a Speculative Holiday Collection


Stories for Christmas– authors for the New Year!

Find within this magical tome 14 NEW original holiday-themed stories of fantasy, horror and science fiction by a talented group of authors–plus one holiday essay. The tales from our Magi vary from the light and satirical to the dark and serious, and we’ve shuffled the deck to keep you guessing.

  • In “Unraveled” by A.D. Roland, a time guardian may have to choose between preserving reality or destroying the man she loves.
  • In “Freezy the Snow Demon” by Scott M. Sandridge, a snowman comes to life, but he’s not a happy soul.
  • In “How Krampus Saved Christmas” by S.H. Roddey, Santa makes a terrible bargain in order to save Christmas.
  • On Christmas Eve, a furious fairy princess attacks a double-decker bus in E. Chris Garrison‘s “Christmas Special”.
  • Two secret agents attend an exclusive Christmas party with an unusual price of admission in “A Quantum of Solstice” by J.P. Bastin.
  • In “The Dead of Night” by David Jobe, soldiers in the midst of the zombie apocalypse try to find the Christmas spirit.
  • A boy and his father confront an alien creature on…”The Longest Night” by Matthew Barron.
  • In “An Ivory Christmas” by John F. Allen, a mercenary packing magical pistols battles a monster while Christmas shopping for her werewolf boyfriend.
  • Steampunk detectives find themselves fending off Christmas “elves” in “The Curious Case of the Cobbler’s Christmas” by Katina French.
  • Humans exiled to an alternate world blend alien and human holiday traditions in “A Season of Renewal” by Debra Holland.
  • A banished prince with a magic chicken finds a nearly drowned soldier–so says the storyteller in “The Warmth of Midwinter” by Marian Allen.
  • In “An Outlandish Christmas” by Chantal Noordeloos, bounty hunter Coyote searches for a rogue elf.
  • A traumatized punk girl confronts the spirits from the worst night of her life in “Blue Christmas” by R.J. Sullivan.
  • In a dystopian future, Christmas is outlawed, as told in “This Thing Called Christmas” by Herika R. Raymer.
  • …And Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author Nicole Cushing reveals the holiday specials that she feels deserve “Lumps of Coal.”

Proceeds from this book benefit Indy Reads Books.

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