Wrong Genre Covers

In honour of Cascade’s first birthday, Marten Norr designed Rachel a Wrong Genre Cover. This is Cascade as a puzzle book for kids. If you’d like a professional graphic designer to make you an awesome on-genre cover for your own book, Marten takes commissions on Twitter or at his e-mail flowerprincedesign (at) gmail (dot) com.
Cascade with a fun puzzle labyrinth!

Beyond Cataclysm is now selling Night Beats books!

Logo of Beyond Cataclysm

Want to support a fantastic micro-publisher and book store, Beyond Cataclysm, and support Night Beats at the same time? Now you can!

Beyond Cataclysm is a micro-publisher and book store. They sell awesome things made by lovely people, and make podcasts about writing and games with lots of interesting guests. You may remember the episode of their This Book I Read podcast featuring Rachel A. Rosen, or you might know and love their What is Roleplay? podcast. Their work combines charitable giving and environmental stewardship in their projects, and lovely people in their authorship.

They are now stocking copies of The Sad Bastard Cookbook: Food You Can Make So You Don’t Die, Query, and Cascade in their online bookstore! Or look for copies when you see them at conventions.

Happy reading!

Rachel A. Rosen Talks Publishing, Science Fiction, and the Communist Vision at Two Panels!

The Middle Path: Small Press Publishing at the Nebulas May 12, 4:00 PM Pacific

Rachel A. Rosen will be speaking at two events this month!

On Friday, May 12, 4 pm PST, she will be joining a virtual panel on The Middle Path: Small Press Publishing at the Nebulas. In between traditional publishing and self-publishing lies the land of small press. Authors who’ve been published by small publishers and editors or directors of small publishing companies discuss the joys and stresses of taking part in this alternative path to publication. Register at events.sfwa.org.

On Saturday, May 20th, she’ll be at The Great Transition: Struggling in Times of Global Crisis conference in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, at the the Science Campus of the Université du Québec à Montréal, in the SH Pavilion (200 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal). Rachel will be joining M.E. O’Brien and Eman Abdelhadi in conversation with Megan Kinch on Science Fiction and the Communist Vision. For more information or to register, visit The Great Transition.

Gay Disaster Wizard Promos & Giveaways 

The Sleep of Reason is about gay disaster wizards trying to save the world. And start a revolution. And not break the future any more than it’s already broken.

So Human As I Am cover with shirtless Ian and Jonah

So Human As I Am: There are infinite possibilities, and not a single one where they don’t destroy each other.

Sometimes saving the world looks like smashing the system. At an anti-pipeline protest in Northern Alberta, the foul-mouthed, soon-to-be-famous wizard Ian Mallory meets the man who will be his friend, comrade, and obsession for the rest of his life. Which would be great if he couldn’t predict the future and if didn’t know exactly how this story would end. Unfortunately, Ian can, and he does. The prequel story to The Sleep of Reason trilogy, setting up twenty years of slow-burn pining and guilty repression.

The print edition of this story is a limited edition release, but we’re giving away the e-book for free to newsletter subscribers, so sign up and enjoy! Content notes are here.

P.S. It’s the same top-secret link as we always use, so if you already signed up, just follow the link in the newsletter!

Cover of Cascade with blurbs by famous and infamous authors who might make you want to read it?

Cascade: It was an orderly, very Canadian kind of apocalypse.

Sometimes saving the world looks like a painful compromise with the system, meetings and endless paperwork. Unfortunately, no one sent the fascists the memo that you’re supposed to stop the world from ending. The future’s looking as grim as it ever has, but maybe Sujay, the underpaid, emoji-spell wielding intern, can magic up something better.

Book 1 of the Sleep of Reason trilogy is available at all the usual online places, or direct from the publisher. There’s a free deleted chapter for newsletter subscribers. Content notes are here.

Sleep of Reason swag featuring postcards, pin, and sticker

Plus we have a special giveaway running through Jan 2022! Newsletter subscribers will be entered into a draw to win a free e-book copy of Cascade, plus postcards from your favourite destinations in magic-ruined, post-apocalyptic Canada, a “Re-elect Patrice Abel” election pin, and your very own Jonah-transformed-into-an-uncanny-valley-bear sticker! We’ll ship these anywhere. All you need to do is be a confirmed newsletter subscriber on Feb 1, when we select the winner. If you’re already on our mailing list, you’re already in the running. If not, don’t miss your shot!

Rachel A Rosen’s Author Talk – And More!!!

Rachel sitting on a rock which has extremely good taste in Premiers

Rachel A. Rosen talks climate disaster, wizards, Cthulhu, and Canadian politics, and how they all come crashing together in her debut novel Cascade.

Join us on November 11, in Toronto, for an in-person author talk and book signing with Rosen will discuss her genre-blending work – part techno-thriller, part response to “hopepunk”, part urban fantasy – and the inspiration behind it. Sign up here.

Can’t make it to Toronto? Prefer online talks? We got you. 

There’s a talk online at Brighton Public Library on Dec. 6 at 6:30.

Rachel is speaking about book deisgn at FyreCon Nov. 13 at 4 pm.

Can’t make any of them? You can still read Cascade through Amazonany ebook retailer, or direct from the press.

Extremely Exciting News

a snapshot of AO3

Every author has that moment when their book feels real. For some people, it’s signing their manuscript to a press. For some people, it’s holding the print edition in their hands for the first time. For Rachel A Rosen, it was finding Cascade fanfiction on Archive of Our Own. Not just any fanfic. Amazing, hilarious, heartfelt fanfic of Ian, Jonah, and Sujay messing around on government time, by the inimitable SunSalute. Read it here

Don’t know the canon? You can read Cascade through Amazonany ebook retailer, or direct from the press.

Cascade Book Launches & Signing

Rachel A. Rosen hosts the first book signing for her debut novel, Cascade, Friday, July 29th, 2022, 6:00 PM at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto. Masks absolutely required!

“Rachel A. Rosen is some kind of twisted genius. I wish I had even half her moves.” — Peter Watts, author of Blindsight

If day drinking is more your cup of tea, join us for a launch party at the Imperial Pub at 4 pm on Sunday, July 31st! You can even see the legendary location where the first part of Cascade was written.