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“Hot new talent.” —Locus
Get to know tomorrow’s brightest creative talents chosen by some of today’s bestselling authors and celebrated artists including Kevin J. Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Larry Elmore, and Brandon Sanderson.
Explore 12 diverse new universes of possibility through a variety of creative and fresh new ideas—all in one anthology. From dragons to mythical death dealers, from murder on the moon to deep space mystery, these stories bring you the hot new talent in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Discover the writers who push the boundaries—and break beyond them . . . the illustrators who envision the impossible—and render it real . . . the stories that challenge the way we see ourselves—and see the world in a new way.
You’ll love this anthology because of the diversity of stories, unexpected twists and turns, and 16 full color illustrations that bring the stories to vivid life.
Get it now.
Bonus short stories by L. Ron Hubbard, Todd McCaffrey, and Robert J. Sawyer
Art and writing tips by Anne McCaffrey, L. Ron Hubbard, and Larry Elmore
“This fine collection will appeal to both fans of science fiction and fantasy short stories and aspiring writers looking for ways to improve their craft.” —Booklist
About the Stories:
When Gwen’s husband is found murdered, she’s the only suspect. After all, they were the only two people on the moon.—Moonlight One
Flora’s father is a mech-soldier of the Slayer Class, but how much of him is really left inside the machine?—The Armor Embrace
When an alien with godly intelligence is discovered watching the earth, one man must try to learn if its motives are pure.—Envoy in the Ice
If you were stranded in an open boat and the only hope for rescue came from a ghost ship, would dare to ride?—The Devil’s Rescue
Some gifts come with heavy price tags, and the giver must rise to the occasion.—Tears for Shülna
What if an alien asks for your help with a question, and the answer affects the future of the whole human race?—The Drake Equation
Barlow has a talent for finding the dead. Or do they find him.—Acquisition
When Varga sets out to explore the ancient stronghold of a long- dead wizard, she discovers that the ruins aren’t as deserted as she thought.—Obsidian Spire
If only that reptile in the sewer were something as predictable as an alligator.—Gator
On a distant world among the cloud peaks, the light-hawks promise a rich reward for those daring enough to harvest one.—A Glowing Heart
In a world where memories can be stripped, Bill discovers that he has a family he has never known.—The Long Dizzy Down
Not all spirits have the best of intentions, and they must be dealt with.—The Woodcutters’ Deity
You can put an end to something wondrous, but only at a cost.
Words from the Editor-in-Chief — Jason Sizemore
The Gentleman of Chaos — A. Merc Rustad
Fall to Her — Alexis A. Hunter
I Remember Your Face — E.K. Wagner
Paskutinis Iliuzija (The Last Illusion) — Damien Angelica Walters
Stay Crazy (excerpt) — Erica L. Satifka
Discussion of The Frame/INK — Betsy Phillips
Interview with Author A. Merc Rustad — Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Marcela Bolívar — Russell Dickerson
Words for Thought — A. C. Wise
Not Like This — Mary Soon Lee
Perplexities — Peter Venable
This Earth — Frank Tota
The Labyrinth Keeper — Anton Rose
Published in Edinburgh.
Last Days in the Nanotech War
“We Sell Seashells”
—Ryan L Daly
—Bethany Ruth Anderson
Charlie, A Projecting Prestidigitator
Death Do Us Part
The Republic of David
A Season of Want
The Child with Wings
—Interview by Paul F Cockburn
—Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod
Review: Russell Jones
Review: Iain Maloney
Lie of the Land
—Michael F. Russell
Review: Ian Hunter
The Promise of the Child
— Tom Toner
Review: Duncan Lunan
Swords Versus Tanks
—M. Harold Page
Review: Elsa Bouet
I Am Because You Are
—Pippa Goldschmidt, Tania Hershman (editors)
Review: Iain Maloney
Issue 3 features another ten stories from award-winning and new writers from around the world, including our first translated piece and our first collaborated story:
The Shackles of Memory, by Mjke Wood
Bee Futures, by Vaughan Stanger
Mission Creep, by David Galef
Waters of Lethe, by Ian Sales
Islands of Light in a Sea of Darkness, by Mike Jansen
<500, by Tim Jeffreys and Martin Greaves
Dream Rehearsal, by Winnie Khaw,
The Flower Keeper, by Anton Rose
Dust, by Florin Purluca and
Spinning Jenny, by Alexandra Peel.
"Pocosin" by Ursula Vernon
"Remembery Day" by Sarah Pinsker
"Multo" by Samuel Marzioli
"Inhabiting Your Skin" by Mari Ness
"She Gave Her Heart, He Took Her Marrow" by Sam Fleming
It is Healing, It is Never Whole" by Sunny Moraine
It just so happens that this month's stories are just that.
First up, we have "America, America" by Nigerian author Okafor Emmanuel Tochukwu.
Next, "Live Forever" by Anton Rose.
Also, "The Retelling of Jeremiah" by returning FFO author, Kelly Sandoval, and a reprint offering, "A Revolution in Four Courses," by Naru Dames Sundar, originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
Plus "The Workaholics Credo" from Jason Ridler for all your New Year's motivational needs.
The Colored Lens strives to do exactly that. By publishing short stories and serialized novellas every quarter in genres ranging from fantasy, to science fiction, to slipstream or magical realism, we hope to help our readers see the world just a bit differently than before they came to us.
Featuring works by George S. Walker, Anton Rose, Jamie Killen, J. M. Evenson, Nathan Wunner, Dale Carothers, Rhoads Brazos, Derrick Boden, Amelie Daigle, Will Gwaun, Jude-Marie Green, and C. Allen Exline.
Edited by Dawn Lloyd and Daniel Scott. Henry Fields, Associate Editor.