THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES
Best-of short fiction collection
Pink Narcissus Press ~ January 2018 ~ 92,000 words ~ fantasy and science fiction ~ $15.00
Ramshead Jones has a billionaire father, a dysfunctional family, and a shocking secret nestled in the hedge maze in his backyard: Earth’s only portal to hundreds of other realities. When Ramshead’s unwitting father decides to rip the hedge maze out, Ramshead is forced to use dangerous magic to move the portal before it’s destroyed, too—unless the deadly maze of other family secrets that come to light destroys him first.
In THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES, sand cats speak, ghost bikes roll, corpses disappear, and hedge mazes are more bewildering than you’ve ever imagined. These 11 fantasy and science fiction stories from KJ Kabza have been dubbed “Sublime” (Tangent), “Rich” (SFRevu), and “Ethereal” (Quick Sip Reviews) and will take you deep into other astonishing realities that not even Ramshead has discovered.
Cover design and interior illustrations by Dante Saunders.
Advance praise for THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM AND OTHER STORIES
“I can’t come close to approximating the crackling language or incandescent imagination that KJ Kabza displays in these stories. So instead I’ll say this: he’s really f***ing good. Literate, smart, sometimes gentle, sometimes devastating, these stories will set your brain on fire.” —Cecilia Tan, author of Daron’s Guitar Chronicles and the Magic University series
“You will treasure this collection. RECOMMENDED.” —Abyss & Apex
“Powerful work that is wholly original, delightfully strange, and emotionally resonant.” —LJ Cohen, author of the Halcyone Space and Changeling’s Choice series
“Unlike anything you’ve read before.” —Craig Shaw Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Batman and Temporary Monsters
“Every single story will linger in your mind long after you read it.” —Fonda Lee, award-winning author of Jade City, Zeroboxer, and Exo
“A highly imaginative mix of genre stories with the feel of classic fables. Reading this fantastic variety left me hungry for the next book by Kabza!” —Linda D. Addison, four-time Bram Stoker Award winner and author of How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend