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About Brian K. Lowe
Brian K. Lowe is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), with over 50 publications to his credit. He has published eight novels, including his Stolen Future trilogy: The Invisible City, The Secret City, and The Cosmic City; and three books in the continuing adventures of Nemesis, a 1930s pulp hero. He has recently begun a new series in the Stolen Future universe, the Fugitive Future trilogy. Book one is titled The Valley Beneath the World.
He says: It seems I've been writing all my life, and for some reason I've always been attracted to the odd, the unusual. In junior high English, I wasn't satisfied with using the characters from our grammar books for my exercises; I had to use Tarzan and Jane. I guess the teacher was amused, at least, because she never complained. In tenth grade I wrote a "novel" featuring my two best friends and me as space cadets. (No comments from the peanut gallery; it got me 100 extra credit points. Come to think of it, that was the first time I got "paid" for a story.)
In 2008, I attended the Taos Toolbox advanced writing workshop offered by award-winning author Walter Jon Williams, featuring Kelly Link as his co-instructor and Stephen R. Donaldson as guest lecturer. It was there that I learned about the Codex Writers Group, an invaluable source of news, advice, and support that I recommend to all newly-minted SF authors.
Look for me on Twitter @brianlowewriter. If you like what I do, leave a comment on my blog, Graffiti on the Walls of Time (brianklowe.wordpress.com), or write me at email@example.com. If you don't like what I do, please be sure to buy everything I publish so you can help me improve.
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Bleak despair? Martial fervor? Or a belly laugh?
Whatever the Apocalypse. It will be borne by people and their families and their dogs and most of all, it will challange their notions of themselves.
The best selling “Alternative” series continues with the unique look at the Apocalypse, brought to you in the sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always quality you’ve come to expect from B Cubed Press.
This book contains stories from writers in seven countries.
They range from the wildly popular blogger Jim Wright. In this book Jim publishes his first short fiction, The Deserter. A war that brings the hosts of heaven to earth as you’ve never imagined them before.
But wait, there is more. Mike Resnick, one of the most widely read science fiction masters of the 20th and 21st century brings his vision of the final play in an alien invasion, as he brings you to know the The Dog.
From Greece, we have Christine Lucas, a retired Airforce Officer, from Nigeria, Ugonna-Ora Owoh, recipient of a 2018 Young Romantics/Keats Shelley prize, a 2019 Erbacce Prize and winner of the 2019 Stephen A Dibiase International poetry prize.
The writers have multiple and varied backgrounds, Henry Gasko, author of Living in the Gleam of an Unsheathed Sword, was born in a displaced persons camp in Yugoslavia after World War Two, raised on a vegetable farm in Canada, and is now living in Australia (international law prohibits publishing an Apocalypse Anthology without at least one Australian).
The list also includes writers from New Zealand, the UK, Canada, USA, Texas to name a few. A book worth buying.
"All the Wealth in the World" by Alan Baxter,
"Ravages of Time" and "Letting Go" by Alex Shvartsman,
"An Old-Time Girl" by Barbara Krasnoff,
"The Day the Future Invaded" by Beth Powers,
"Moments" by Brandon Crilly,
"A Murder of Crows" by Brenda Anderson,
"Where There's a Will" by Brian K. Lowe,
"Futures" and "Aardvark Says Moo" by Cat Rambo,
"Again" by David Afsharirad,
"Sibyl" by Deborah Walker,
"What Does a Time Machine Cost?" by Elliotte Rusty Harold,
"Twins Again" by Éric Picholle,
"You Can Always Change the Past" by George Nikolopoulos,
"Afternoon Break" by Gregg Chamberlain,
"Grandma Was a Time Machine" by H.L. Fullerton,
"1-9-4-Blue-3-7-2-6-Gamma-Tetrahedron" by Ian Randal Strock,
"Going Back for Seconds" by Jez Patterson,
"Long Lines of Communication are Easily Tangled" by John Dromey,
"Memories of My Mother" by Ken Liu,
"The Last of Time" by Ken Poyner,
"Time Zone" by Kevin J. Anderson,
"Now Open" by KJ Kabza,
"In Defense of the End of the World" by Leah Cypess,
"Repeat Performance" by Liam Hogan,
"The Vitruvian Farmer" by Marcelina Vizcarra,
"My Ribs a Cage" by Marissa Harwood,
"Isaac Intrepid's Paradox" by Mike Resnick,
"They Have Been at a Great Feast of Languages, and Stol’n the Scraps" by Robert Bagnall,
"Tempus Fugitive" by Robert Jeschonek,
"The Assassin" by Robert Silverberg,
"Unveiled" by Ron Friedman,
"A Time for Peace" by S.R. Algernon,
"When the World Stopped" by Siri Paulson,
"The First Time they Murder Billy" by Stephen S. Power,
"Proceedings from the First and Only Sixteenth Annual One-Woman Symposium on Time Manipulation" by Stewart Baker,
"One Year Later" by Wendy Nikel
Brace yourself for the next exciting issue of StoryHack Action & Adventure. Taking cues from the greatest pulp magazines of a bygone era, StoryHack publishes all-new stories of bravery and derring-do in a wide variety of genres. There is something in here for everyone, and each story includes art.
Here's what you will find in this issue:
- Predator/Prey Relationships by Julie Frost. When Ben’s ability to shift into a werewolf is stolen, he must play a most dangerous game to get it back.
- The Temple of Baktaar by Jason Restrick. What deadly curses await when a pair of adventurers delve too deeply into an ancient, supposedly-abandoned temple?
- The Gambler's Tale by Jon Mollison. Mike has a plan to not just beat the house, but bring it crashing down entirely. The mob has other ideas.
- Crystal, Brass, and Copper by Matthew X. Gomez. When a robbery goes horribly wrong, can Bahar get any part of her old life back?
- Junior Partner by Brian K. Lowe. With his superhero captured by dangerous foes, a sidekick must decide what he is made of.
- The Crawlers beneath Avaris by David J. West. With city guards and assassins hot on his tail, Brutanis is forced into an underground maze. What he finds there may be worse than the trouble he’s fleeing.
- High Ground by John M. Olsen. Captain Alexander Kemp’s space station Icarus suffers an attack in orbit as the government on Earth below collapses. Can their advanced tools and mental grit keep them alive as they respond to a series of escalating attacks?
- The Chronicle of the Gorgon's Island by Keith West. A cursed prince and his right hand man are shipwrecked on an uncharted island with an unruly crew. Will the monster they find there kill them before they kill each other?
- Kakerlacs by Alexandru Constantin. After a long stint with the Corps, Mike returns to his hometown in the California desert, only to get tangled up in a sinister plot involving cops and tweakers who are more than they seem.
StoryHack is a triumphant return to fast-paced storytelling in short form. Give it a try, you'll be glad you did.
An invisible strangler is stalking Depression-era Los Angeles, leaving men dead in the streets, struck down in broad daylight. An ex-fighter pilot finds himself ensnared in a web of international terrorism designed to disrupt the Olympic Games--and pave the way for a new World War. But what can he do, when the world has just watched him die? From the author of "The Stolen Future" trilogy comes the first of a new series of action thrillers. In the days between the Wars, a world bled dry by conflict was easy prey for men of evil, who themselves would become prey for a man whose face was never seen...
Last, but not least, we finish up with a story which offers a solution to all the messes that are created.
Shorter-Short Speculative Fiction
44 speculative fiction shorter-short stories in horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Top fiction authors present stories that grab you in 3,499 words or less. A delicious box of literary chocolate for your reading enjoyment.
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Updated for 2021. In 2020, investors filed almost 5500 complaints, a 54% increase over 2019. FINRA levied more than $82 million in fines and restitution, an 18% increase. Broker misconduct is on the rise and you could be next. In fact, it could have happened already and you don't even know it. Is it worth it to you to protect yourself and your retirement for the cost of a latte?
You opened your account to make you money. Your broker opened your account to make himself money.If you're a beginner, or a veteran trader, and you think you can trust your stock broker, you need to read this book. Did you know your broker can cheat you even when you're making money? Has he bought or sold stocks without telling you? Has she tried to talk you into day trading? Is the firm acting in your best interests? Would you even know? In this booklet, a 35-year arbitration veteran explains in plain, non-lawyer English how to recognize and prevent the most common kinds of stockbroker abuse, and how you can protect your rights in arbitration if your account is abused.Brian Lowe has spent over 35 years in the securities industry, working in brokerage houses and for consumers on 2,000 arbitrations. He spent five years as a non-attorney arbitration representative, recovering millions of dollars. He has seen brokers churn, lie to, and steal from their friends, their relatives, even their own spouses. His arbitrations against fraudster Jordan Belfort, “the Wolf of Wall Street,” resulted in recovery of over $2,000,000, including one of the largest awards ever obtained against Belfort, and helped put his firm, Stratton Oakmont, Inc., out of business. Lowe has worked alongside the FBI and consulted with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in combating financial fraud, and continues to work as Senior Legal Assistant at a Los Angeles-area law firm.
In the conclusion to The Stolen Future trilogy, Keryl Clee finds himself at the center of a crisis which could mean the destruction not only on Earth, but of Time itself. Hostages of a time-traveling madman who is creating an army from the past to conquer the world of the future, before Clee and Lady Maire can defeat him they must come to grips with the shocking truth behind the 300-year-old Nuum invasion of Earth. Beset by new and powerful enemies, betrayed by the Council of Nobles itself, Keryl Clee has one last chance to unite the peoples of Earth--Nuum and Thoran, human and non-human alike--because even he is powerless against those who are coming from beyond the stars to reach…The Cosmic City.
Finding human treachery even more hazardous than beasts, accused of a crime he did not commit, still hunted for his attempt to free humanity from slavery decades before, Clee must find his own way as a ghost in a world where all are known, and ordered, and categorized. Discovering that everything he worked for has been lost, and that his love has formed a new alliance with his greatest enemy, he has no choice but to fight–and just when it seems he has achieved victory, he and all he holds dear are plunged into the depths of horror as a new race arises from the nightmares of the distant past to wreak its revenge–and if Clee cannot stop them, they will destroy every remnant of human civilization.
For lovers of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard, The Secret City, the second volume of The Stolen Future trilogy, is a return to fantastic adventures in alien lands.
"The Invisible City offers good old fashioned adventure, monster fights and plenty of action." - Amazon reviewer.
"Immensely enjoyable, with non-stop action worthy of the pulps." - Amazon reviewer.
Charles Clee vanishes from the battlefield and finds himself trapped in a distant future where a desolate Earth is a conquered land, and he is a wanted man. Surrounded by enemies, he fights back--but when he learns that a time machine may exist to send him home, he must decide: return to die with the men he left behind, or remain to save the woman he loves?
The first of the "Stolen Future" trilogy, this book will appeal to fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Lin Carter who thirst for high adventure and epic time travel thrills. An Editor's Choice book at BookCountry.com.
- Images of the Goddess by Schuyler Hernstrom
- Short Stories
- The Sealed City by Adrian Cole
- Hoskins' War by Brian K. Lowe
- Squire Errant by Karl Gallagher
- The Water Walks Tonight by S.H. Mansouri
- Shark Fighter by Michael Tierney
- My Name is John Carter (Part 2) by James Hutchings
- Rescuing Women by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
In a young girl's room, the shiny people keep watch in the night.
A proud father beams as his son takes the stage for the performance of a lifetime.
The stories in this anthology are the glimpses of the dark places between the forest and a dream. They are the shadows seeking the last notes of a dying violin. They invite the reader into a world where a condemned man faces his fate over and over and over again. Coppice & Brake is an anthology of dark fiction, featuring tales from the borderlands of horror, speculative fiction, and the nightmare fears that linger even after you turn on the lights.
Table of Contents
Dog’s Blood Trail by Gabrielle Bleu
Raff and the Scissor-Finger by R.K. Duncan
Terracotta Daughter by JZ Ting
The Homeless Special by Andrew Jensen
The Play Date by James Van Pelt
Cold Dread and Hot Slices by Spencer Koelle
Catch of the Day by Karter Mycroft
Trumpet Voluntary by Edmund Schluessel
The Red Shoes by Holly Lyn Walrath
The Rat Room by Rebecca Dale
Keys Without Locks by C. Patrick Neagle
White-Tail Lies by Friedrich Sarah E. Thompson
The Anomaly by David J. Thirteen
In the Forests of the Night by Joanna Michal Hoyt
A Woman Unbecoming by CM Harris
Like a Cat by Brian K. Lowe
The Yogurt Swimmer by Richard Leis
Tones of Memories by Julie Novakova
Ghost Story by Jeff Dosser
Shiny People by Elizabeth Donald
Eccentric on the Grandest of Scales by Voss Foster
All the Dead Girls, Singing by Avra Margariti
Swing a Dead Cat by Shannon Scott
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