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COVER REVEAL: The Cipher by Kathe Koja

What better way to wish Kathe Koja a happy belated birthday than with a cover reveal! The Cipher, Koja’s out of print Stoker-winning debut, is getting a shiny new edition courtesy of Meerkat Press, and we at Sci-Fi & Scary are thrilled to be participating in spreading the cover love. Considered a bit of a white whale book in the horror community, we know that plenty of readers will be only too happy to finally get their claws on a copy of their own!

Kathe Koja’s classic novel of fear, obsession, creation, and destruction, The Cipher, reopens the door on the Funhole with this brand new and long-awaited print edition. It is the winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.

This new edition, published by Meerkat Press, will be released on September 15th, 2020. You can find more information here on the publisher’s website.

COVER ARTIST: Keith Rosson

Kathe Koja is a writer, director and independent producer. Her work combines and plays with genres, from YA to contemporary to historical to horror. Her novels–including THE CIPHER, SKIN, BUDDHA BOY, TALK, and the UNDER THE POPPY trilogy–have won awards, been multiply translated, and optioned for film and performance. She creates immersive fiction with a rotating ensemble of video artists, dancers, musicians and performers.

Her latest novel is CHRISTOPHER WILD. VELOCITIES, her second short fiction collection, is upcoming in 2020 from Meerkat Press, along with a reprint of her classic novel THE CIPHER.

She’s globally minded, and based in Detroit USA.

Find more information about the author and her works HERE on her website. You can also find her on social media:


And if you want to dive even deeper into Koja’s process, you’re in luck! Beginning January 14th, join Kathe Koja on LitReactor for a three-week class on creating immersive fiction. For more info and to sign up, visit LitReactor HERE.

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