Smugglers Stash

Smugglers’ Stash and News

Hello everybody and a happy Sunday to all! Smugglivus is now done and we are resuming regular programming!

In Case You Missed It:

We had a lot of cool things happening last week including:

And finally, and we are super excited about it, WE HAVE A BRAND NEW LOOK and A BRAND NEW HEADER! We are so happy about it and immensely thankful to our Kickstarter backers for making it possible! THANK YOU!

(If you are reading this by email, make sure to come over and visit us!)

Upcoming event at Books Are Magic book store:

We are delighted to invite you all to an event we are hosting at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn on February 2 starting at 7:30pm:

About the event:

Ten years ago, Ana Grilo and Thea James formed Book Smugglers, a blog celebrating all things SFF. Since then, they’ve formed Book Smugglers Publishing, an independent digital-first publisher of SFF fiction and nonfiction.

Join the Book Smugglers as they lead a conversation about complex female characters in science fiction fantasy with authors Susan Jane Bigelow, Catherine Faris King, A.E Ash, and fantasy illustrator, Reiko Murakami.

About the Panelists:

A.E. Ash is a writer, nerd, gamer, mooncalf but not a baker or candlestick maker (and nobody said anything about butcher). She writes speculative poetry and fiction because why not make good use of an over-active imagination? Ash lives in the Midwest with her super-rad husband and her lazy cats who do nothing at all to help her on the path to world domination. You can find her on Twitter at @AEAshWrites or on her blog,

Catherine Faris King is a novelist living in Los Angeles, California. She enjoys travel, fantasy, the ocean, and figuring out her place as a bisexual Arab-and-Irish American. Her debut novel The Ninety-Ninth Bride is coming out from Book Smugglers Publishing in 2018.

Susan Jane Bigelow is the author of nine books, including the Extrahumans series and the forthcoming Grayline Sisters series, both from Book Smugglers Publishing. She is also the author of over a dozen published short stories, which can be found in Lightspeed Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Apex Magazine, among others. She lives in Connecticut with her wife and cats.

Reiko Murakami, also known as Raqmo, is a U.S. based fantasy illustrator. Her work focuses on depicting emotions through surreal abstraction on a subject. Her art has been published in Spectrum, Infected by Art, ArtOrder Invitational: The Journal, Exposé, 2D Artist and many others.

Check out the event’s page on Facebook and join us if you can!

And that’s it from us today! As usual we remain…

Official posters for Star Wars The Last Jedi by Matt Ferguson

~your friendly neighborhood book smugglers


  • Estara Swanberg
    January 14, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Nice, I like that you didn’t completely get rid of your CI by keeping to your smuggler ladies, and the layout is a clear improvement in the use of space and finding the newest articles and it’s great to read, lovely contrast. All the social links are there, as well. Two Thumbs up from this 50-year-old reader ^^.

  • Wichael
    January 14, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    This is cool.

  • JennaDLibrarian
    January 17, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Heeey – is there no ‘Airing of Grievances’ this year? Or were there simply too many grievances to air?

    April 19, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    This is common that we see in movies and the concept is original for me. Because on this topic we are not seeing any of the movies so far.

  • review
    June 7, 2019 at 6:53 am

    The formed of Book is very rare for me because the writer usually doesn’t do it. You might do more improvement.

  • Jon Curtis
    November 10, 2020 at 3:45 am

    This is cool, I love this site.

  • ahuratanab
    January 28, 2021 at 10:57 am

    movies and the concept is original for me.

  • sabt-arta
    January 28, 2021 at 10:58 am

    movies and the concept is original for me.

  • Peter Osgood
    February 15, 2021 at 2:40 am

    I think this book made a good reflection here. You can feel that the author was inspired about events in life to write this particular book.

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