Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas
Ancient peoples knew there were lands given over to shadow and spirit. The world is full of haunted places that exact a terrible toll on trespassers. Our forebears paid a heavy price to earn the wisdom and the warning they bequeathed to future generations.
Time transformed their precious knowledge into superstition, but there are those whose hearts beat in rhythm with the past and whose vision is not clouded by modernity. Seeking to reclaim humanity’s early secrets, the Umbra Arca Society was forged. For centuries, this private league of explorers dedicated their lives to uncovering the oldest mysteries of the Americas. Armed with boldness and guile, and equipped with only a compass, a journal, and devotion to truth, these adventurers braved cursed landscapes, dared unnatural adversaries, and exposed hidden civilizations.
Many did not survive.
None were forgotten.
Their stories are maps revealing the topography and contours of landscapes unimaginable and dark. The Shadow Atlas collects their adventures.
With Fiction and Poetry by:
Mario Acevedo • Colleen Anderson • Kay Chronister • Sara Cleto • Sean Eads • Warren Hammond • Angie Hodapp • Jimena Jurado • Gwendolyn Kiste • Josh Malerman • Tiffany Morris • Lee Murray • Annie Neugebauer • Gerardo Horacio Porcayo • Sarah Read • Julia Rios • Betty Rocksteady • Angela Yuriko Smith • Christina Sng • Jeanne C. Stein • Tim Waggoner • Brittany Warman • Stephanie M. Wytovich • Mercedes M. Yardley • Jane Yolen • E. Lily Yu and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Edited by Carina Bissett, Hillary Dodge and Joshua Viola
Cover and interior art by Aaron Lovett
Release date: 10/12/2021
Published by Hex Publishers
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-7365964-3-2
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-7365964-1-8
eBook ISBN: 978-1-7365964-2-5
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