Del Sol Press seeks to publish exceptional work by both new and recognized writers, as well as republish literary works we consider extremely significant and that have gone out of print. Our approach is eclectic, but our emphasis is on original, unique, and accessible work WITH AN EDGE. As such, we eschew non-communicative forms (language poetry rip-offs, Finnegan's Wake imitations, and so forth) as well as uninspiring genre fiction.
DSP has recently published several literary SFF novels, among them, "Mall" by Pattie Palmer-Baker, "Piper Robbin and the American Oz Maker" by Warwick Gleeson, "Die Back" by Richard Hacker, and "Karma City" by Gardner Browning. An earlier SFF from 2017, "War of the World Makers" by Reilly Michaels, won four national book awards and received widespread acclaim.
"Piper Robbin and the American Oz Maker" was recently an Amazon Best Seller and has received detailed and informative four and five star reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads. The cult underground review website, Bookgasm, said of the novel:
This is a strange, action-filled book with so much invention and creativity. Even after battle after battle where the Witch Queen manages to outsmart the good guys, and then after the good guys manage to create some new weapon or inflict some magical anomaly to re-balance the field, you keep reading just to see what happens next, or indeed, what Warwick Gleeson will think of next.
On the other side of the literary aisle, such collections as "Minglements" by Renée Ashley and "Second Shift" by Susan Tekulve are chocked full of brilliant ruminations and anecdotes about life both ordinary and extraordinary. Peter Murphy, author of "Atlantic City Leaves," best sums it up when he notes, "Renée Ashley accomplishes something extraordinary in Minglements, a hybrid book of literary criticism and memoir..." And as award-winning poet, Denise Duhamel, says of Tekulve's work, "These magnificent essays shift from odes to elegies, each detail lovingly rendered by a woman whose imagination is vital, poignant, and necessary."