As it happens, one of my very favorite pieces of my own work, “America, Such as She Is”, was printed in the first volume of Alembical. It’s an alternate history novella about a repatriated prisoner of war wandering through Japanese-occupied Oregon in 1946, looking for the last unsurrendered American general, Leslie Groves, who’s hiding somewhere in the Pacific Northwest forests still trying to make the atomic bomb. I did some craft tricks in that novella, both with structure and point of view, that I still don’t understand. I love this piece.
It’s also never been reprinted.
Lawrence has recently discovered a limited amount of additional stock of Alembical and is offering it at a discount. In addition to “America, Such as She Is”, you get fine work from Bruce Taylor, Jim Van Pelt, and Ray Vukcevich. Check it out. My birthday’s coming up, so buy yourself a present.