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Welcome to Brain Lag!

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.)

Still have questions? View the FAQ or send us a message.


- 02/13/21 -

The Progressive Apparatus launch party tonight!

THE PROGRESSIVE APPARATUS AND MORE FANTASTICALS cover, a close-up of a beaten-up robot head in front of a starry sky

The Progressive Apparatus And More Fantasticals is released! Pick up your copy now from your favourite retailer or right here from Brain Lag!

Curious about this "flippant and expectation-flipping collection" (as Publishers Weekly calls it)? Be sure to join us tonight, Saturday, February 13th at 6:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5:00) for our launch party on Twitch, featuring author Hugh A. D. Spencer and foreword writer Candas Jane Dorsey. See the Facebook event page for more information.

02/05/21: Crowtower cover reveal!

Presenting the cover art for Crowtower! Coming June 11th. Remember to follow our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or sign up for our mailing list for updates on the book as they release, including when preorders become available. [more...]

01/29/21: Details on Crowtower and cover reveal

The follow-up to David Rae's critically acclaimed first novel Crowman, Crowtower, is coming this June! Information on our first summer title is now available on the book detail page. [more...]

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