Coming in Fall 2022 – The Fifth Fedora Anthology


In Fall 2022, Borda Books and WilderUtopia Books will co-publish The Fifth Fedora: An Anthology of Weird Noir & Stranger Tales, curated by Jack Eidt and Silver Webb.

The Fifth Fedora, Stephen Vessels, Jack Eidt, Silver Webb

We’re excited to feature these talented writers and friends of Stephen T. Vessels, whom this anthology is in honor of.

The First Fedora: Angels & Devils

“Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy, Oi Oi Oi” by Zane Andrea

“A Million Lost Souls Plus One” by Christina Lay

“Fallen Angels” by Max Devoe Talley

“It’s Up to You” by John R. Reed

The Second Fedora: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies

“The First Death” by Silver Webb

“Nutcracker and the Shapeshifter” by Jack Eidt

“Son of the Sea” by Avery Faeth

The Third Fedora: The Blue-Green Sky

“The Dragon’s Wing” by Maryanne Knight

“From the Journal of Dr. Eduard Charivari” by Monte Schulz

“The Ki Trees” by Stephen T. Vessels

“The Lost Fedora” by Rick Shaw

The Fourth Fedora: Swamp & Charm

“Lucky Charms” by Frederick Williams

“The Lakeshore Lounge” by Cheryl Owen-Wilson

“Good Swampers” by Chris Casey Logsdon

The Fifth Fedora: Snake & Bone

“The King of Bones” by Eric Witchey

“La Serpiente” by Cynthia Ray

“Angel in my Corner” by Stacy Allen

“Unrequited Loss” by Elizabeth Engstrom

Stephen T. Vessels, Hector Javkin

Stephen T. Vessels is an author of science fiction, dark fantasy, and cross-genre literary fiction. His earliest inspirations were the horror films of Bela Lugosi, Boris Karlos and Vincent Price, and science fiction films like Ib Melchior’s “Journey to the Seventh Planet.” Later he encountered the legendary Modern Library anthology, “Tales of Terror and the Supernatural,” which he read in the back seat while his parents drove through Texas. In 2012 he received the Best Fiction award from the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, and in 2014 was nominated for a Thriller Award. He published The Mountain & The Vortex and Other Tales, The Door to Tireless Pursuit, and The Ruptured Firmament.

h/t Santa Barbara Literary Journal


About Jack Eidt

Novelist, urban theorist and designer, and environmental journalist, Jack Eidt careens down human-nature's all consuming one-way highway to its inevitable conclusion -- Wilder Utopia. He co-founded Wild Heritage Partners, based out of Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at jack (dot) eidt (at) wilderutopia (dot) com. Follow him on Twitter @WilderUtopia and @JackEidt