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Blake Jessop is a Canadian author of speculative fiction with a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Adelaide. You can follow him on Twitter @everydayjisei
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Stewardess Stacey finds you can have all kinds of experiences on an airplane. Unfortunately, not all of them are as fun as encountering hot passenger, Tommy. After being involuntarily off work, she’s forced to see the whole situation from a more down-to-earth point of view, finding not everything has to be as dire as it seems.
Isobel and Shen by Blake Jessop
Isobel Pang and Dr. Wei Shen are on opposite sides of the front lines; the BBC journalist believes the exhausted doctor might reveal the true scope of the pandemic. Working together leads to trust, and even friendship… but can they spread the truth before the virus catches up to them?
Jason Wells by Brian MacGowan
Recently divorced school bus driver Jason Wells is heading back to the US after his holiday in the UK. While en route to Chicago O'Hare he meets exotic Li Liu, who has a fear of flying. As a token of appreciation Li gives Jason a perfume bottle, which she claims is homeopathic to strengthen the immune system.
Lily by D.M. Burdett
Following the death of her father to an infection that ravages through every country on Earth, Lily Sullivan must overcome obstacles in a new, dangerous world to get her remaining family to safety.
Ben Davidson by David Bowmore
When Ben Davidson is invited on a stag weekend at the last minute, he is determined to enjoy himself.
Upon returning home, he’s forced into a quarantine centre—the start of a series of disastrous events that result in him being handcuffed to a hospital bed.
Nigel by Gregg Cunningham
Nigel never was a big fan of travelling with the unwashed masses, the only thing he was a fan of was getting tanked up on ale and watching his beloved team on the terraces. So, when things start going to hell in a handcart after he returns to London from a trip overseas, Nigel must decide whether to self-quarantine in a City in lockdown, or make a dash for the for the tranquillity of the countryside.
Sam the Coder by Jacob Baugher
Erin by Lannah Marshall
Erin Gallagher is an English teacher, fleeing the life she made in China after the birth of her son, Jian. A shell of the woman who left to pursue her dreams, Erin now longs for peace of mind and a place where the eyes will stop staring. Unfortunately for her, a pandemic breaks out and she needs the strength that had left her long ago.
Alex Logan by Pamela Jeffs
Alex Logan, suspended British RAF Pilot, is screwed up in the head. Suffering from PTSD, he wants nothing more than to be allowed to fly again. But a meeting with a military physiologist and the ghost of his best friend stands in his way-that and a deadly virus which takes no prisoners.
Milton Fine by P.A. O’Neil
Milton Fine travelled the globe, but his world consisted of his family and associates. When he takes time for inner reflection it causes him to miss the bigger picture, putting his and the larger world in danger.
Tommy by Rich Rurshell
Tommy likes to enjoy life. No matter what. Spare no expense... No matter whose expense it is at.
Tommy won't let the sniffles stifle his enjoyment, let alone a quarantine.
Foster March by Shawn M. Klimek
Lovesick Foster March is feverishly eager to reunite with his long-distance girlfriend, little expecting that she plans to greet him with tough medicine. Can some good come out of a deadly pandemic?
Tony Grant by Stephen Herczeg
Even the most mild-mannered man will seek revenge when wounded. As the global pandemic strikes, Tony Grant sees the virus as the perfect weapon for retribution.
APOCALYPTIC features stories from fourteen old and new favorite ZNB authors: Seanan McGuire, Aimee Picchi, Tanya Huff, Nancy Holzner, Stephen Blackmoore, Zakariah Johnson, Violette Malan, Eleftherios Keramidas, James Enge, Leah Ning, Thomas Vaughn, Marjorie King, Jason Palmatier, and Blake Jessop. Flee the Baboon King, die of thirst in the White Mountains, brew up a bubbling blob of nanotech road kill in the back of a garbage truck, or, worst of all, try to reintegrate yourself back into society as a former zombie. Then ask yourself, would you survive the Apocalypse? Would you even want to?
Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn't Die is an anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction centering queer joy and community in the face of disaster. What does hope look like when everything is lost? Now, more than ever, we need to revel in the bright spots amidst the darkness. Published September 15 2020.
The twenty-three stories (and two poems) contained here, as well as the roleplaying game Dream Askew by Avery Alder, imagine queer community in myriad futures interrupted by collapse. Post-apocalyptic futures glittering and bleak, challenging and eerie.
Glitter + Ashes is here to hold up a torch. Come gather round the fire.
"This well-edited anthology is remarkably tonally cohesive, united by a fresh view of the apocalypse and themes of community, mutual care, and self-actualization in the face of adversity. Readers both queer and otherwise will find much to love in this joyful celebration of difference and the power of choosing tenderness in a tough world." -- Publishers Weekly
Two young women defy the devil with the power of friendship. The pilot of a talking plane discovers a woman who transforms into a swan every night and is pulled into a much more personal conflict than the war he’s already fighting. A pair of twins with special powers find themselves in Eva Braun’s custody and wrapped up in a nefarious plan. A team of female special agents must destroy a secret weapon–the spindle–before it can be deployed. Retellings of The Little Mermaid, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Monkey King, Swan Lake, Pinocchio and more are all showcased alongside some original fairy tale-like stories.
Featuring stories by Zannier Alejandra, Alicia K. Anderson, Jack Bates, Patrick Bollivar, Sara Cleto, Amanda C. Davis, Jennifer R. Donohue, Juliet Harper, Blake Jessop, A.A. Medina, Lizz Donnelly, Nellie Neves, Wendy Nikel, Brian Trent, Alena Van Arendonk, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Sarah Van Goethem, and Robert E. Vardeman.
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
-- Sam Fleming, "Ludwig"
Are they in our imagination, or are we in theirs? Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-six tales of people with uncertain existence. These accounts range from cheerful to dark, stopping off at frequent points between. Imaginary friends share space with witches, monsters, nightmares, and maybe a few things that have not yet been dreamed.
Included in this collection are stories from E.D.E. Bell, Jade Black, Die Booth, Maureen Bowden, Veronica Brush, Jacob Budenz, Sam Crane, Matthew R. Davis, Julian Dexter, Sam Fleming, Troy H. Gardner, Kiki Gonglewski, Lucinda Gunnin, Neil James Hudson, Blake Jessop, Vivian Li, Tucker Lieberman, K. K. Llamas, Christine Lucas, M. Lopes da Silva, Ville Meriläinen, Jennifer R. Povey, Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi, Kayleigh Taylor, Jieyan Wang, and E. R. Zhang. Interior art is provided by Errow Collins, America Jones, Leigh Legler, and Ariel Alian Wilson. Cover art by Luke Spooner.
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.
--Blake Jessop, "Cuirassiere"
No one understands leadership like those who have led. Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-one tales of otherworldly women leaders. Some are born to power, while others find the spark of power within themselves. Their leadership crosses the boundaries between the military and political world, while also making stops in music, the boardroom, and civil movements.
Included in this collection are stories from Elisa A. Bonnin, L. Chan, Nathan Crowder, Lin Darrow, A. J. Fitzwater, G. Scott Huggins, Patrick Hurley, Blake Jessop, Alisha A. Knaff, Aimee Kuzenski, Christine Lucas, Matt Moran, Mathew Murakami, Jennifer R. Povey, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Frances Sharp, D. A. Xiaolin Spires, Leora Spitzer, Priya Sridhar, Tais Teng, and Shirley Vogel. Includes art by Rhaega Ailani, Errow Collins, A. Jones, Leigh Legler, Justine McGreevy, and Ariel Alian Wilson.
Explore these tales of species extinction.
Hold fast against the winds of death with the caretakers of the future. Decipher warnings from the past, the future, and worlds between worlds. Be more dangerous than the big game hunters. Doggedly track down the last specimen across three continents. Recognize messages aliens have left for us so we don't continue on the destructive path we're on. Are our successors already waiting in the wings?
Featuring stories by these authors:
Liam Hogan, Blake Jessop, Owen Leddy, Katie Sakanai, Joshua David Bellin, Marshall J. Moore, Elana Gomel, Rhonda Eikamp, Jamie Lackey, Jennifer R. Povey, Jim Hanson, Sean Jones, E.A. Petricone, Brett Kozlowski, Bradley Heywood, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Katrinka Mannelly, Bo Balder, Bethany Van Sterling, Steve Carr, Joy Kennedy-O'Neill, Marissa James, Brian Rappatta, Anya Ow, Michael Triozzi, Carina Bissett, & Sam Hicks.
Journey into sci-fi realms where girls use their skills and brains to save the day. See scouts who save the world from AI overlords. Travel to the edges of space with girls who dare to go head to head with giant interstellar corporations. Watch as ladies take down nefarious hackers, innovate space travel, and defeat aliens. This 29-story collection has something to delight, enthrall, and fascinate every age.
All revenues from sales of this anthology will be donated to the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund. Let’s show girls that they can be the next generation of innovators and inventors.
Stories by: Julie Bragdon, J.D. Cadmon, Glen Damien Campbell, Russ Colchamiro, M.L.D Curelas, Paige Daniels, Caroline David, M.M. Davies-Ostrom, George Ebey, Mary Fan, Janina Franck, Thomas Gondolfi, Margaret A. Hanson, Monty Harper, T.A. Hernandez, Andrew K. Hoe, Nicole Iversen, A.A. Jankiewicz, Blake Jessop, Kris Katzen, Claire McCague, Jelani-Akin Parham, Josh Pritchett, Mackenzie Reide, Jennifer Lee Rossman, J.R. Rustrian, Joanna Schnurman, Denise Sutton, Raphael Sutton.