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A Smugglerific Cover: Beauty, Glory, Thrift by Alison Tam

In which we reveal the cover for the first book in our short story season of Gods and Monster: Beauty, Glory, Thrift by Alison Tam!

Without further ado, BEHOLD! The smugglerific cover!

Beauty, Glory, Thrift

About the Story

I am Thrift and I want to leave this place, and see the far ends of the universe, and never spend another moment in stasis ever again. Take my hand and bring me with you…

On a lost planet in the depths of space, goddess-sisters Beauty, Glory and Thrift split their time between stasis and bickering, forever waiting for new visitors to their forgotten temple. Enter a thief, who comes searching for treasure but instead finds Thrift—the least of the goddesses—who offers powers of frugality in exchange for her escape.

And the rest, as they say, is history.


A Word From Your Friendly Neighborhood Editors (and Book Smugglers)

When we first received Beauty, Glory, Thrift, we weren’t expecting to read a sweeping science fiction story about sisters, lovers, and memory. We love this entry from Alison Tam so much for her poetic writing and her knack for painting relationships–especially the haunting romance between a goddess and the female thief who plucks her from her prison. We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off our Gods and Monsters theme than with this tale–firmly on the Team Gods camp–and its unique twist on what it means to be a goddess. (It’s not what you think.)

We hope you love Thrift and Thief as much as we do.


About the Author: Alison Tam


Alison Tam is trying to make the quintile-life crisis into a thing. She likes weird genre mashups, girls kissing and telling things from the alien point of view. Currently a Californian, Alison can only really live somewhere that has at least one boba place. You can find her at or on Twitter as @TheTamSlam.

About the Artist: Melanie Cook


Melanie Cook is an illustrator, concept artist and writer. She has produced storyboards for the likes of Ridley Scott Associates and concept art for the award-winning short film Payload and the science fiction project Restoration. Her current projects include The Tyger and the forthcoming webcomic The Death of Negative Man. You can find her on Twitter, Tumblr or her personal website.


How to Get the Story

Beauty, Glory, Thrift will be published officially on June 13, 2017. You can purchase the DRM-free ebook (EPUB, MOBI) that contains the story as well as an essay from the author available for purchase on all major ebook retail sites and directly from us.

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