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About Brian Trent
Brian Trent's speculative fiction appears regularly in the world's top markets, including Analog, Fantasy & Science Fiction, COSMOS, Nature, Galaxy's Edge, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Terraform, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, The Year's Best Military and Adventure Sci-Fi, The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, The Cackle of Cthulhu, Third Flatiron, Flame Tree's Gothic Series, and much more.
The author of the novels Ten Thousand Thunders (hard SF) and the fantasy/historical series Rahotep and its sequel The God and the Gate, Trent is also a winner of the Writers of the Future Contest and received the 2019 Baen Books Readers' Choice Award for his story "Crash-Site", which is also set in his popular "War Hero" series of stories and novels. Trent lives in New England. His website is www.briantrent.com.
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All-new stories from New York Times best-selling author John Ringo’s “Black Tide Rising” series:
Kevin J. Anderson
Jody Lynn Nye
Michael Z. Williamson
Christoper L. Smith
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About the Black Tide Rising Series:
“Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he's using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved. A fine series.”—Booklist
John Ringo brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a New York Times best-selling series with more than one million copies in print. The series contains A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell’s Faire, and Eye of the Storm. In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon (Ghost, Kildar, Choosers of the Slain, Unto the Breach, and A Deeper Blue). His techno-thriller The Last Centurion was also a national bestseller. A more playful twist on the future is found in novels of the Looking-Glass series: Into the Looking Glass, Vorpal Blade, Manxome Foe, and Claws That Catch, the last three in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow New York Times best-selling author David Weber: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars, and We Few. There are an additional seven collaborations from the Posleen series: The Hero, written with Michael Z. Williamson, Watch on the Rhine, Yellow Eyes, and The Tuloriad, all written with Tom Kratman, and the New York Times bestseller Cally’s War and its sequels Sister Time and Honor of the Clan, all with Julie Cochrane. His science-based zombie apocalypse Black Tide Rising series includes Under a Graveyard Sky, To Sail a Darkling Sea, Islands of Rage and Hope, and Strands of Sorrow. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings firsthand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.
Gary Poole has worked in the entertainment and publishing industry for his entire adult life. He's worked directly with John Ringo on over a dozen novels, and has adapted several of them into screenplays (all of which remain in development). When not working with Ringo, he is the managing editor of a successful alternative newsweekly in Tennessee and spent years on the radio as a talk show host and award-winning broadcast journalist.
What if the United States had gone to war with the Soviet Union? What if these rival superpowers had fought on land, sea, air, and the astral plane? What if the Soviets and Americans had struggled for dominion across parallel dimensions or on the surface of the moon? How would the world have changed? What wonders would have been unveiled? What terrors would have haunted mankind from those dark and dismal dimensions? Come closer, peer through a glass darkly, and discover the horrifying alternative visions of World War III from some of today’s greatest minds in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Includes new stories by David Drake, Brad R. Torgersen, Mike Resnick, Sarah A. Hoyt, and many more!
About the Contributors:
“Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—Booklist on David Drake
"He's one of the most talented authors I've ever read."—Larry Correia on Brad R. Torgersen
“[A] tour de force: logical, built from assumptions with no contradictions . . . gripping.”—Jerry Pournelle on Sarah A. Hoyt
"Lostetter remains at the forefront of innovation in hard science fiction.”—Publishers Weekly on Marina J. Lostetter
Brad R. Torgersen
Kevin Andrew Murphy
Dr. Xander Lostetter and Marina J. Lostetter
Martin L. Shoemaker
Sarah A. Hoyt
Deborah A. Wolf
Peter J. Wacks and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Eric James Stone
Sean Patrick Hazlett is an Army veteran, speculative fiction writer and editor, and finance executive in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds an AB in history and BS in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As a cavalry officer serving in the elite 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, he trained various Army and Marine Corps units for war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sean is a 2017 winner of the Writers of the Future Contest. More than forty of his short stories have appeared in publications such as The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Terraform, Galaxy’s Edge, Writers of the Future, Grimdark Magazine, Vastarien, and Abyss & Apex, among others. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and Codex Writers’ Group. This anthology is his first.
Science Fiction short stories from the freshest, most talented new voices in Science Fiction and Fantasy, each illustrated by the best new artist in the genre
Turn the page…open your eyes...and look into the future
They unleash the power of dreams and unlock the secrets of the universe
They bend time, twist perception, and put a new spin on the laws of physics
They show us who we are, what we may become, and how far we can go
They are the Writers of the Future.
Experience their vision:
In twelve seconds you will catch one last glimpse of the world
A Love Story...with Death
Alien Contact has meaning deep beneath the ads ... don't trust what you read
The Steampunk Clock is not only broken, so is TIME itself
She is not a dream weaver or a dream catcher... She is a dream eater
Hero Duty calls.... all the way from the Dead
Love and War know no bounds ... or do they?
Writing Contest Judges: Kevin J. Anderson, Doug Beason, Gregory Benford, Orson Scott Card, Eric Flint, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Dr. Yoji Kondo, Anne McCaffrey, Rebecca Moesta, Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Dean Wesley Smith, K.D. Wentworth, Sean Williams and Dave Wolverton (AKA David Farland).
Illustrating Contest Judges: Robert Castillo, Vincent Di Fate, Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon, Dave Dorman, Bob Eggleton, Laura Brodian Freas, Ron Lindahn, Val Lakey Lindahn, Stephan Martiniere, Judith Miller, Cliff Nielsen, Sergey Poyarkov, Shaun Tan, H.R. Van Dongen and Stephen Youll.
“Keep the Writers of the Future going. It’s what keeps sci-fi alive.” —Orson Scott Card
His investigation takes him from the luxurious enclaves of Earth’s elite, to the battered Wastelands beyond civilization’s protective thrall. Linking up with an inquiry team from a planet-spanning corporate powerhouse, he also befriends a grim and reluctant outlander who has an important piece of the puzzle—evidence of a sadistic entity which threatens not just civilization, but all life… FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Dieselpunk: an emerging retro-futuristic sub-genre, similar to steampunk, based on the era between the First World War and the start of the Atomic Age, merging elements of noir, pulp, and the past with today’s technology . . . and sometimes a dash of the occult.
Award-winning editor Wallace presents a cutting-edge collection of twenty-five vibrant stories that explore the possibilities of history while sweeping readers into high-powered hydrocarbon-fuelled adventures. Join us in an era when engines were huge, fuel was cheap and plentiful, and steel and chrome blended with the grit and grease of modern machines.
Praise for The Mammoth Book of Steampunk:
'World Fantasy Award-winning editor Wallace has compiled an outstanding anthology . . . sure to satisfy even the most jaded steampunk fans and engage newcomers and skeptics. Each story exemplifies steampunk’s knack for critiquing both the past and the present, in a superb anthology that demands rereading.' Publishers Weekly
Third Flatiron Anthologies feature multiple winners of science fiction and fantasy reader polls and recommended reading lists.
"Infinite Lives: Short Tales of Longevity" is a new speculative fiction anthology with the themes of longevity, immortality, and technological life extension.
In "Infinite Lives," a man cursed with immortality finally finds joy when technology defeats death, an astronaut finds himself spaghettified by a black hole, a fairy queen returns to earth to bid goodbye to her dying human lover, the Grim Reaper finds an enthusiastic successor in a coffee shop barrista, a rebel subvert AIs who don't allow death, a rich oligarch tricks his way into the Garden of Eden for a taste of the Tree of Life, a conquistador and his war dog put their dip in the fountain of youth to good use, aliens convince a scientist to abandon her immortality drug and let evolution take its course, a wooden puppet rues the day he never became a real boy, a war criminal pays back the lives she took, a grandmother decides ageism has got to stop, and a Zoroastrian angel battles a demon through eternity, until a truce becomes love. These and many more stories entertain while exploring the pros and cons of longevity and how it is achieved.
"Infinite Lives" presents 28 original stories from an international group
of contributors. Writers include Brian Trent, Sloane Leong, Matt Thompson, J. B. Toner, Larry C. Kay, David F. Schultz, D. A. Campisi, Russell Dorn, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Ingrid Garcia, Maureen Bowden, Brandon Butler, Caias Ward, Leah Miller, Megan Branning, Robert Walton, K. G. Anderson, Louis Evans, John Paul Davies, David Cleden, Tom Pappalardo, Philip John Schweitzer, Martin M. Clark, Wulf Moon, Mack Moyer, Konstantine Paradias, E. E. King, and Sarah Totton. Edited by Juliana Rew.
We brought the idea to a crowd-funding site, which interested enough people to provide the seed funding to turn this anthology into reality. We took that springboard, and gave eighteen talented authors the task of writing a great story with only one guideline: the story had to include the phrase “Release the Virgins.”
The results are surprisingly varied and creative: science fiction, fantasy, outright comedy, serious imaginings… in this anthology, you’ll find Manhattan gangsters, sad superheroes, marathon-running aliens, teenage Cthulhu worshippers, ghost dinosaurs, computer hackers, and even a unicorn or two. And we think you’ll agree: it’s a good thing that phrase stuck in our minds.
Featuring stories by: Nebula, Hugo, and Stoker Award-winner David Gerrold; Hugo Award-winners Allen M. Steele and Lawrence Watt-Evans; IAMTW Grandmaster Keith R.A. DeCandido; Skylark Award-winners Daniel M. Kimmel, Sharon Lee, and Steve Miller; WSFA Small Press Award-winner Alex Shvartsman; and Matt Becthel, Shariann Lewitt, Gordon Linzner, Gail Z. Martin, Jody Lynn Nye, Beth W. Patterson, Hildy Silverman, Patrick Thomas, Cecilia Tan, and Brian Trent.
“Release the Virgins is a hoot of an anthology! Fun, weird, and wildly entertaining!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Silence and V-Wars
Spirit Level – John Kessel
All Hail The Pizza King And Bless His Reign Eternal – David Erik Nelson
'Omunculus – Madeleine Robins
The Monsters of Olympus Mons – Brian Trent
Knock, Knock Said the Ship – Rati Mehrotra
Last Night at the Fair – M. Rickert
Bible Stories for Adults No. 37: The Jawbone – James Morrow
Madre Nuestra, Que Estás en Maracaibo – Ana Hurtado
A Bridge from Sea to Sky – Bennett North
Crawfather – Mel Kassel
The Staircase – Stephanie Feldman
The Shape of Gifts – Natalia Theodoridou
A Quartet of Alphabetic Bubbles – Mary Soon Lee
Editorial – Charles Coleman Finlay
Books to Look For – Charles de Lint
Musing on Books – Michelle West
Films: Darkness Visible – David J. Skal
Science: What the Heck Is an Analemma? – Jerry Oltion
Coming Attractions –
Curiosities – Thomas Kaufsek
Arthur Masear, Arthur Masear, Danny Shanahan,
Kendra Allenby, Nick Downes, Nick Downes.
Alan M. Clark for "All Hail the Pizza King and Bless His Reign Eternal"
Exactly! I've come to tickle your funnybone.
Oh, and also to eat your soul.
In 1928, Weird Tales debuted “The Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Lovecraft, and the Cthulhu Mythos was born. In the 90 years since, dozens of writers have dared play within HPL’s mind-blowing creation—but never with such terrifyingly funny results. Now top authors lampoon, parody, and subvert Lovecraft’s Mythos. See Cthulhu cut short his nap at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to invade North Korea! Watch the Unspeakable Eater of Souls solve crimes on the pulpy streets of Innsmouth! And speaking of largish Elder Gods, listen to a plastic Elvis doll dispense folksy advice straight from the heart of the Emperor of Dread! Again Ol’ Tentacle-Face is confronted by frail humans who dare defy the Incarnation of Ultimate Evil—but this time not by brave monster hunters and terrified villagers, but by fan fiction writers, clueless college students, and corporate lawyers (okay, we realize it’s hard to know who to root for in that confrontation).
Twenty-three mirthful manifestations within the Cthulhu Mythos from best-selling and award-winning authors Neil Gaiman, Mike Resnick, Esther Friesner, Ken Liu, Jody Lynn Nye, Laura Resnick, Nick Mamatas, and many more!
Guaranteed to leave you howling. Because if you look at it just right, there’s nothing funnier than a soul writhing in cosmic horror before a tentacled maw of malevolence. As HPL himself saith: “From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
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Praise for the Unidentified Funny Objects anthologies, edited by Alex Shvartsman:
“This book is a delight. There are a lot of giggles here, and every now and then you’ll laugh your head off. This is a hoot from start to finish.”—Galaxy’s Edge
“Shvartsman delivers a wonderful anthology and if you want to broaden your humorous SFF reading, Unidentified Funny Objects is a great place to start.”— A Fantastical Librarian
Praise for Alex Shvartsman:
“Shvartsman is an entertaining writer who can take on many voices and make them his.” –Locus
“Alex Shvartsman’s comedy is bright and direct with clever dialogue of both the inner and outer sort.”—Tangent Online
Complete Contributor List:
Jody Lynn Nye
Shaenon K. Garrity
Rachael Klahn Jones
Lucy A. Snyder
Original stories by David Vaughan, Jody Lynn Nye, Mike Resnick, Brian Trent, Yvonne Navarro, G. Scott Huggins, Gini Koch, Aidan Doyle, Amanda Helms, Laura Resnick, Laura Pearlman, Lucy Snyder, and Nick Mamatas.
Reprints by Esther Friesener, Kevin Wetmore, Shaenon K. Garrity, Alex Shvatsman, Ken Liu, Rachael K. Jones, Neil Gaiman, Konstantine Paradias, and Matt Mikalatos.
ISSUE 32: May 2018
Mike Resnick, Editor
Taylor Morris, Copyeditor
Shahid Mahmud, Publisher
Stories: Effie Seiberg, Alex Shvartsman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Laurence Raphael Brothers, Karlo Yeager Rodríguez, Gardner Dozois, Walter Dinjos, Leah Cypess, Kij Johnson, Brian K. Lowe, Brian Trent, Joe Haldeman, Barry N. Malzberg
Serialization: Daughter of Elysium by Joan Slonczewski
Columns by: Robert J. Sawyer, Gregory Benford
Recommended Books: Bill Fawcett and Jody Lynn Nye
Interview: Joy Ward interviews Catherine Asaro
Galaxy’s Edge is a Hugo-nominated bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an award winning independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and old stories, a serialization of a novel, columns by Robert J. Sawyer and Gregory Benford, book recommendations by Bill Fawcett and Jody Lynn Nye and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.