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About Bascomb James
Bascomb James is a clinical virologist, author, and editor who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His daytime persona has authored or edited four scientific textbooks and more than 60 scientific articles and chapters. His nighttime persona is an author, editor, and science fiction fan. Bascomb is the anthologist and editor for the Far Orbit anthologies published by World Weaver Press. The first Far Orbit volume, Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures was published in 2014 and has garnered many outstanding reviews. The second volume, Far Orbit Apogee will be published in October, 2015.
A science-fiction fan since childhood, Bascomb credits his interest in science, engineering, and invention to the science fiction stories he read as a child. Bascomb blogs about writing, editing, storytelling, and life in a Northern tier state (Up North Stories) at http://www.bascombjames.com. He also tweets occasionally @BascombJ.
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Featuring stories from Jennnifer Campbell-Hicks, Dave Creek, Eric Del Carlo, Dominic Dulley, Nestor Delfino, Milo James Fowler, Julie Frost, Sam S. Kepfield, Keven R. Pittsinger, Wendy Sparrow, Anna Salonen, James Van Pelt, and Jay Werkheiser.
Featuring an open letter to SF by Elizabeth Bear and stories from Gregory Benford, Tracy Canfield, Eric Choi, Barbara Davies, Jakob Drud, Julie Frost, David Wesley Hill, K. G. Jewell, Sam Kepfield, Kat Otis, Jonathan Shipley, Wendy Sparrow, and Peter Wood.
Plato invented Atlantis, and superpowers are all too real in today's
technological world. How would our stories evolve if they took place
on other worlds?
"Hyperpowers" from Third Flatiron Anthologies, guest-edited by Bascomb
James, takes on the challenge of telling short speculative fiction
stories that explore space opera and military fiction themes. These
tales raise potent issues such as:
o Empires may grow and dominate, but civilizations can also lose
momentum and dissipate into lawlessness
o Great distances may put an end to warfare and environmental
degradation, but expansionist tendencies could cause it to spread
o Our silicon-based creations or other life forms may compete with us
for galactic domination, ultimately outshining us
The international group of contributors includes William Huggins,
Jonathan Shipley, Dan Koboldt, John M. Campbell, Mark Rookyard, Sam
Bellotto Jr., Erik B. Scott, E. J. Shumak, Brandon L. Summers, Neil
James Hudson, Robert Walton, K. S. Dearsley, Noel Ayers, Elliotte
Rusty Harold, Martin Clark, and Art Lasky. And as usual, our "Grins
and Gurgles" humor section allows a light-hearted take on the
What is a keystone? It's the central stone at the summit of an arch, locking the whole together, something on which other things depend for support, the heart or core of something, the crux. In storytelling, it is the pivotal message or character who makes it all happen.
The international group of contributors to "Keystone Chronicles" make this a unique and varied collection that is sure to please fans of speculative fiction. Contributors include Marilyn K. Martin, Sierra July, Brandon Crilly, Maureen Bowden, Edward Palumbo, Judith Field, Zerrin Otgur, Desmond Warzel, Gustavo Bondoni, A. P. Sessler, John Marr, Bear Kosik, John M. Campbell, Sam Muller, Sharon Diane King, Bascomb James, Larry Lefkowitz, Art Lasky, and Damian Sheridan.