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Turning of the Seasons
Turning of the Seasons

Turning of the Seasons

A Dark Almanac



166 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $13.99 (US $13.99) (CA $18.99)

Publication Date: November 2022

ISBN 9781922856104

Rights: WOR

IFWG Publishing International (Nov 2022)


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Seasons have always been connected with the passing of time and the changes of life, inspiring myths, folklore, poems, and songs. In this short collection award-winning J.S. Breukelaar and Seb Doubinsky have decided to pay tribute to the old tradition of yearly almanacs, which contained short pieces of lore and traditions. Keeping with the short format, they have renewed the genre by infusing it with a modern-day setting, pushing the boundaries of the folk-horror uncanny into the borders of our cities. A succession of disturbing stories and vignettes, sometimes poetic, sometimes funny, but always gruesome, Turning of The Seasons will surely be an almanac you will never forget.


“Like a Twenty-first Century Bosch and Bruegel, Breukelaar and Doubinsky conjure nightmare vignettes from the bowels of our most ancient unconscious. Turning of the Seasons is a glorious, grisly folk-horror concept album: Fairport Convention’s psychographic ode to Hell.” —J. Ashley-Smith, Shirley Jackson Award winning author of Ariadne, I Love You

“A fantastical book of stories from two unique voices.” —Shirley Jackson Award Winner, Kaaron Warren

The Turning of the Seasons: A Dark Almanac, by Seb Doubinsky and J. S. Breukelaar, is a compendium of mythic and folkloric short stories and poetry from the realm of the Weird -- a delightfully strange, compact presentation by two fine writers.” —Jeffrey Ford

“J.S. Breukelaar and Sebastien Doubinsky’s voices are distinct but marry perfectly in a stripped back fablesque style. They give us delicacy and brutality. They give us funny.” — Priya Sharma

Author Biography

Seb Doubinsky is a bilingual French dystopian writer and poet. He is the author of the City-States Cycle, comprising, among others, The Babylonian Trilogy, The Song Of Synth, Missing Signal, The Invisible, and Paperclip. Missing Signal, published by Meerkat Press, won the Bronze Foreword Reviews Award in the Best Science-Fiction Novel category in 2018. He lives in Denmark with his family and teaches literature, history, and culture in the French department of Aarhus University.

J.S. Breukelaar is an Australian-American author of three novels and one collection of short stories. Her work has won or been nominated for multiple Aurealis and Ditmar Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and others. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in magazines and anthologies worldwide, including The Dark, Black Static, Fantasy Magazine, Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Stories of Horror, and several Years’ Bests. Her recent publications include the Bridge and Collision: Stories, and she is currently at work on a new novella among other projects.