A Dark Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anthology

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Publication Date

May 16, 2023

Print Length



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


OBSOLESCENCE is a new collection of short stories about horrifying or fantastical interactions with technology.

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 broken cell phone that can only text with your dead husband. The backyard tire swing that becomes a portal to another world. The Radio Shack Walkie-Talkies that pick up an alien GPS…

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

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

Cover design by Alan Lastufka and Morysetta.

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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.

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.

When he’s not writing, or recording with his band, The Caulden Road, 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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