Start Publishing

Start Publishing, LLC is a New York based publishing company that specializes in the publishing and marketing of eBooks. Recently, we've acquired Night Shade Books eBook catalogue and have amassed roughly 2700 titles in the Start Publishing catalogue. Start Publishing has books that have won Hugo Awards, Nebula Awards and The Shirley Jackson Award as well as Locus Awards.


  • Agatha H Clockwork Princess by Phil & Kaja Foglio
    In a time when the Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare, Mad Science rules the world… with mixed success.
    With the help of Krosp, Emperor of All Cats, Agatha has escaped from the massive airship known as Castle Wulfenbach. After crashing their escape dirigible, Agatha and Krosp fall...
  • Brave New Worlds by John Joseph Adams
    When the government wields its power against its own people, every citizen becomes an enemy of the state. Will you fight the system, or be ground to dust beneath the boot of tyranny?
    In his smash-hit anthologies Wastelands and The Living Dead, acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams showed you what...
  • Butcher Bird by Richard Kadrey
    He lives in San Francisco and owns a tattoo shop. He has his favorite drinking buddy, Lulu Garou, and other friends all over town. One night a pissed-off demon tries to bite his head off and he’s saved by a stranger—a small, blind woman with a sword as wicked as...
  • God’s War by Kameron Hurley
    On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins of the war are shady and complex, there’s one thing everybody agrees on—
    There’s not a chance in hell of ending it.
    Nyx is a former...
  • No Return by Zachary Jernigan
    On Jeroun, there is no question as to whether God exists–only what his intentions are.
    Under the looming judgment of Adrash and his ultimate weapon–a string of spinning spheres beside the moon known as The Needle–warring factions of white and black suits prove their opposition to the orbiting god with...
  • Prador Moon By Neal Asher
    The Polity, a starfaring human civilization, has thrived for generations under the benevolent rule of watchful Artificial Intelligences. But when the Polity finally encounters competition in the form of massive, crablike carnivores known as the Prador, there can be only one outcome… total war.

    As entire worlds fall prey...
  • Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi
    The ten stories in Pump Six chart the evolution of Paolo Bacigalupi’s work, including the Hugo nominated “Yellow Card Man,” and the Sturgeon Award-winning story “The Calorie Man,” both set in the world of his novel The Windup Girl.
    This collection also demonstrates the power and reach of the science...
  • Reanimators by Pete Rawlik
    Herbert West’s crimes against nature are well-known to those familiar with the darkest secrets of science and resurrection. Obsessed with finding a cure for mankind’s oldest malady, death itself, he has experimented upon the living and dead, leaving behind a trail of monsters, mayhem, and madness. But the story of...
  • The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All by Laird Barron
    Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron’s stories have garnered...
  • The Best Horror of the Year Vol. 5 by Ellen Datlow
    Darkness, both literal and psychological, holds its own unique fascination.  Despite our fears, or perhaps because of them, readers have always been drawn to tales of death, terror, madness, and the supernatural, and no more so than today when a wildly imaginative new generation of dark dreamers is carrying on...
  • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Vol. 7 by Jonathan Strahan
    In print and on-line, science fiction and fantasy is thriving as never before. A multitude of astonishingly creative and gifted writers are boldly exploring the mythic past, the paranormal present, and the promises and perils of myriad alternate worlds and futures. There are almost too many new and intriguing stories...
  • The Book of Cthulhu by Ross E Lockhart
    First described by visionary author H. P. Lovecraft, the Cthulhu mythos encompass a pantheon of truly existential cosmic horror: Eldritch, uncaring, alien god-things, beyond mankind’s deepest imaginings, drawing ever nearer, insatiably hungry, until one day, when the stars are right.…
    As that dread day, hinted at within the moldering pages...
  • The Book of Cthulhu II by Ross E Lockhart
    Last year, Night Shade Books unleashed The Book of Cthulhu onto an unsuspecting world. Critically acclaimed as “the ultimate Cthulhu anthology” and “a ‘must read’ for fans of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos,” The Book of Cthulhu went where no collection of mythos tales had gone before: to the very edge of...
  • The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells
    Moon has spent his life hiding what he is– a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon’s true...
  • The Departure by Neal Asher
    An overpopulated world is under the brutal, high-tech thumb of the Committee. Towering robot shepherds, pain-inducers, and reader guns maintain control over masses of zero-asset citizens, but for the elite this not enough. Twelve billion must human beings must die before the Earth can be stabilized, and the Argus satellite...
  • The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
    Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen’s Calorie Man in Thailand. Undercover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok’s street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history’s lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko…
    Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and...
  • Wastelands: Storied of the Apocalypse by John Joseph Adams
    From the Book of Revelations to The Road Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes...
  • Zero Point: The Owner Book Two by Neal Asher
    The second book in The Owner trilogy from space opera legend Neal Asher
    Earth’s Zero Asset citizens no longer face extermination from orbit. Thanks to Alan Saul, the Committee’s network of control is a smoking ruin and its robotic enforcers lie dormant. But power abhors a vacuum and, scrambling from...


02/13/2015: Philip Gelatt To Script/Direct Laird Barron Short Story ’30’
07/23/2014: Start Publishing Buys Whiskey Creek Press
07/15/2014: Start Publishing in Deal with Mason Crest
03/18/2014: Night Shade Title God's War by Kameron Hurley Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year
02/24/2014: Night Shade Author Laird Barron Listed as Finalist for the Bram Stoker Award
02/02/2014: Writer Nic Pizzolatto Discusses the Weird Secrets Behind ‘True Detective’ and How Night Shade's Author Laird Barron Influenced the HBO Series
09/18/2013: Start Publishing Acquires Salvo Press
06/03/2013: Skyhorse & Start Acquire Night Shade
06/03/2013: It's Official: The sale of Night Shade Books is going through
05/08/2013: 2013 Locus Award Finalist
04/03/2013: Struggling Indie SF Press, Night Shade, Pushes Asset Sale