The Department Of Cautionary Tales

We are pleased to announce the release of our first novel!

Praise for Katy Stauber’s Revolution World:

“Seriously, buy this book right now.  It’s goddamn amazing and it has fire-breathing cows.”  ~ Chris Roberson, writer of iZombie
 “Quirky, offbeat and wildly originial.” ~ Paul Goat Allen, BN Scifi and Fantasy Blog

 Praise for Katy Stauber’s Spin The Sky: 

 “Stunningly smart and deceptively unique, Spin The Sky is a new classic for modern times.” ~The Founding Fields
“…it made me think, it made me smile, it made me stop reading and admire how deceptively simple its prose is. ” ~ Sense of Wonder


DCT front

My ideas never seem evil until everybody is screaming and the SWAT team shows up. 


It’s rough being a mad scientist.  You make one tiny little mistake, like covering all of Houston in fungus, and they cart you off to a top-secret military prison laboratory.  I’m Juniper Strauss and I’m stuck on the juvenile level at DCT.    It’s not so bad.  They gave me a shiny lab filled with all the latest equipment and let me do whatever I want so long as I complete the projects they give me.  Sometimes it’s splicing vaccines into peanuts; sometimes it’s creating hallucinogenic vodka.

The other rogue experimentalists are pretty cool.  There is my new best friend, Boom.  She’s a grouchy chemist from New York.  You know that ecodisaster that killed all the fish in the Great Lakes last year?  That was her having PMS.  Rex has a time traveling watch that he uses to prank historical figures and Kamal hacks into nuclear silos just for fun.  Don’t get me started on Shelley.  I try to stay on her good side because her bad side has lizard claws.  She turned her boyfriend into a giant mutant bearman.  He’s in DCT too.  They have the most messed up relationship.

I’m starting to think I don’t want to be an evil genius.  Maybe I want to invent socially acceptable things like giant carrots or a cure for herpes or whatever.  I’m not sure how to be a good guy, though.  I don’t exactly have tons of positive role models.


Look for it electronically at:

Amazon, Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony Reader Store, Kobo, the Diesel eBook Store, Smashwords, Baker & Taylor’s Blio and Axis360.

Trade paperbacks are available through:

Amazon, Amazon Europe, CreateSpace Direct, Barnes & Noble and many independent booksellers.