About Us

Perpetual Motion Machine is a small press based in San Antonio, TX. It was founded in 2012 by Max Booth III and Lori Michelle. PMMP publishes dark fiction that branches out into many genres, such as horror, science fiction, and crime.

But why such a long name? Why Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing?

Long answer: we love what we do and we never want to stop. We love underdogs, and what’s a bigger underdog than the perpetual motion machine? It is defined as “a machine that can continue to do work indefinitely without drawing energy from some external source; impossible under the law of conservation of energy”. Impossible, according to all the odds. But at the PMMP office, we like to say screw the odds. Our goal is to continue producing kickass fiction until the sun comes crashing down upon us all.

Short answer: Max was listening to this song while trying to think of a name.

Dark Moon Digest was established in 2010 by Stan Swanson of Dark Moon Books and was quickly the place where Max and Lori felt most at home. In March 2012, Lori took over as the managing editor of the magazine. It became the sole property of PMMP in August 2015. Same love for the story, just a new publisher.



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Max Booth III
Editor-in-Chief PMMP
Managing Editor DMD
Lori Michelle
Editor-in-Chief DMD
Layout and Design PMMP


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George Cotronis
Ryan Falcone
Associate Editor
Manny Frishberg
Associate Editor


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George Lea
Tracie McBride
Associate Editor
Marc Nocerino
Associate Editor


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Betty Rocksteady
Associate Editor
Jay Wilburn
Michael David Wilson


 Stan Swanson
Publisher Emeritus
Dark Moon Digest