Cover design by Alan Lastufka and Morysetta.


A Dark Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anthology

“Obsolescence is one of the most well-curated anthologies in recent history… a rare anthology where every story is a hit.”
Horror DNA

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Publication Date

May 16, 2023

Print Length

360 Pages


9781959565000 (Hardcover)
9781959565017 (Paperback)
9781959565024 (eBook)


27 Brand-New Tales of Technological Terror!

All leaps in technology are scary. Mysterious. Misunderstood. Until they slowly creep into our daily lives and become impossible to get rid of, like an evolving parasite.

The unique camera lens that exposes hidden monsters. The blue-collar robot that would do anything to not become obsolete. The app that knows your needs better than you know them yourself.

In OBSOLESCENCE, technology gets repurposed, subverted, and redefined.

This anthology features a special foreword by American Horror Story's Naomi Grossman and features new stories from

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Hardcover Variations

OBSOLESCENCE is available in three variations. The standard hardcover (also used for the paperback and ebook covers), the Limited Numbered Edition, and the Limited Lettered Edition.


“Obsolescence is one of the most well-curated anthologies in recent history… a rare anthology where every story is a hit.”
Horror DNA

June 12, 2023
Horror DNA recently poster their review of our anthology, OBSOLESCENCE, edited by Alan Lastufka and Kristina Horner. They gave the book a perfect 5 out of 5 star rating, saying…
About the Author

Alan Lastufka is a Hoffer Award-winning author and the owner of Shortwave, an independent small press. He writes horror, supernatural, and magical realism stories.

His debut novel, Face the Night, received a starred Kirkus review, was a finalist for Best New Horror Novel at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and won the 2022 Hoffer Award for Best Commercial Fiction. It was also listed as one of the 100 Best Indie Books of the Year by Kirkus.

When he’s not writing, Alan enjoys walking through Oregon’s beautiful woods with his partner, Kris.

Kristina Horner is an author who writes contemporary and urban fantasy for young adult and middle grade readers. She runs a small, independent publisher called 84th Street Press through which she has published multiple anthologies. She also created the writing podcast How To Win NaNo, has written for a number of tabletop RPGs, including Vampire: The Masquerade and has been a consistent winner of National Novel Writing Month since 2006.

Kristina lives and works out of her home in Seattle, Washington alongside her husband Joe and their son, Maximus. When she’s not writing, she can be found in her garden or playing board games.

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