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Based in Ontario, Canada, Brain Lag publishes fantasy and science fiction books. Our focus is on helping our authors shine by providing each author with personalized attention. We are a small press publisher, however, with our dedication to quality, we strive to bring the high standards of New York Times bestsellers to every book we accept.

Here at Brain Lag, we love debut and emerging authors and stories that run the gamut of speculative fiction sub-genres. Our first criteria for every book we accept is a good story. Whether you like fast-paced action, slow burn epics, classic tales or envelope-pushing, short stories, or magical realism, we have a book (or two!) for you!

To view our complete catalogue, click the Books link. They are listed by release date, but you can use the filters at the top of the page to narrow down the results to just the kind of books you're looking for. Bios of all currently contracted authors are available on the Authors page. You can also purchase books directly from us in the Store.

We also have Videos and Podcasts featuring our authors or books. For more about our company, view the links under the About heading, see a list of our upcoming or previous appearances under Events, and you can get in touch with us under the Contact heading. (That's also where you'll find Submission information.)

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- 06/17/22 -

Cover Art and Preorders Now Available for Minneapolis-Based Urban Fantasy Novel

MILTON, ONTARIO, June 17, 2022 – The cover art has been revealed for Between Death and a Hard Place, urban fantasy novel from Joe Weinberg.

The cover image features a woman with dark hair and black clothes standing in front of a cityscape of Minneapolis, her arms covered in tattoos that emit fire.

Between Death and a Hard Place is the first novel Brain Lag has published by seasoned author Joe Weinberg, who has written for various gaming companies. The book, which is now available for preorder, will be released October 14, 2022 in trade paperback (236 pages, $21.99 CAD) and ebook ($4.99) formats.
Tracking a ghost, hunting down a rogue necromancer - business as usual in a Minneapolis where werewolves, demons, and magic are real and known. But then witch AJ gets news that sends a chill down even someone who can't feel heat anymore: there are suddenly way too many witches in the Twin Cities, and those in charge of keeping the balance fear it may lead to a war, or worse.
Weinberg, late of Savoy, Illinois, has written supplement books for the Vampire: the Masquerade and Werewolf: the Apocalypse table top game systems, articles for magazines, academic publications, and so many novels. He also works with Mark Rein-Hagen (creator of V:tM and W:tA) on the new project LostLorn, where he is both one of the writers and one of the editors. He has a PhD and two Master’s degrees, and spent about a decade teaching.

Between Death and a Hard Place is Brain Lag’s second urban fantasy novel and thirty-ninth book released. Weinberg joins nineteen other authors in the Brain Lag lineup. This book will be the tenth of twelve releases in 2022.

Media inquiries and requests to contact the author may be directed to publishing@brain-lag.com.

6/3/2022: Georgian Bay Sets Scene For Paranormal Mystery From Acclaimed Ontario Author

Multi-genre author Arlene F. Marks continues putting out new books with the upcoming release of paranormal murder mystery Weekends Can Be Murder. [more...]

5/20/2022: Nineteenth-Century Painting Becomes the Face of Fantastic Novel of Sorcery and Technology

Today, the cover art was revealed for upcoming epic science fantasy novel Alium by debut author Grady Lynch. The cover features “Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains”, an 1868 painting by German-American artist Albert Bierstadt. [more...]

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