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About E.E. King
E.E. King is the award winning author of, Dirk Quigby's Guide to the Afterlife. "Impish and delightful, a hilarious Zagat's guide to heaven!" - Ray Bradbury
" A fantastical, profound, hilarious and rollicking good ride through the heavens and hells of the
Afterlife! A wonderful book."--Margaret Cho
"This is the most delightful book this reviewer has read in a while.... a mixture of fact and fiction, faith and mysticism at its best."- The New York Journal of Books.
And Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends, an anthology of short fiction, "These tales are marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I cannot recommend them highly enough." - Ray Bradbury She has been a speaker and teacher at the Ojai Writer's workshop and The San Miguel Writer's Conference, performing "literary stand-up."
Her newest novel,is Her second anthology of Shorts, Another Happy Ending and novella The Card Game is due for release December 2013.
She has contributed to Now Write! ,(with Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, William Nolan, Ursula K. LeGuin, Larry Niven, Jack Ketchum and Harlan Ellison.)
She has published widely.
She is the recipient of various international writing, biology and painting grants. Her murals can be seen in Downtown Los Angeles and Spain.
She's worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles.
For interview footage, watch the Connie Martinson Show
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The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling fantasy quest, or dream up a bloodcurdling plot twist, including:
-Harlan Ellison (R), on crafting the perfect story title
-Jack Ketchum, on how economy of language helps create a truly frightening tale
-Piers Anthony, on making fantastical characters feel genuine and relatable
Among the other writers incluided are: Steven Barnes, Peter Briggs, David Brin, Sara B. Cooper, Brian James Freeman, Joe R. Lansdale, Bruce McAllister, Vonda N. McIntyre, William F. Nolan, Michael Reaves, Melissa Scott, Michael Dillon Scott, Vanessa Vaughn and others.
This collection of storytelling secrets from top genre writers—including winners of Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards—is essential for any writer looking to take a leap beyond the ordinary.
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.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON, by Michael Bracken
EMILY AND ELODIE, by Dara Carr
PARTNERS IN CRIME, by Tracy Falenwolfe
RHONDA AND CLYDE, by John M. Floyd
THE IDEA, by Charlie Hughes
THE BODYGUARD, by Janice Law
TRIGGER WARNING, by Dennis Palumbo
BLUE SKIES, by Keith Snyder
A UNICORN IN THE HAREM, by Elizabeth Zelvin
DON’T DO THAT, by Gil Brewer
Our November 2018 issue (#146) contains:* Original fiction by Rich Larson ("Octo-Heist in Progress"), H. Pueyo ("What the South Wind Whispers"), E.E. King ("Ghost Island"), Nina Allan ("The Gift of Angels: an introduction"), Peng Simeng ("The Love Letters").* Reprints by Madeline Ashby ("Death on Mars") and A.C. Wise ("A Catalogue of Sunlight at the End of the World").* Non-fiction by Mark Cole, an interview with Nancy Kress, an Another Word column by A.M. Dellamonica, and an editorial by Neil Clarke.
What do stories about ephemeral Martian settlers, fascinating dimensional rifts, Spanish-speaking hummingbirds, Loki's children, WWII twins, hitchhiking swamp cats, a steam-punk octopus, Arkham card-games, using bad luck for fun and profit, demon home security systems, alternative criminal justice, workplace time travel, marketing to body-snatchers, alien attraction, and way too many barns all have in common? Simple: in one way or another they are all Bubble Off Plumb.
This genre-busting collection is meant for readers who prefer an odd story with their tea and biscuits. So sit back and let these 26 tales delight, confuse, and surprise you!
Featuring original stories by Marie Brennan, David Tallerman, E.E. King, Art Weil, Sarah M. Lewis, Pepper Hume, Karen Ovér, Liz Schriftsteller, Mariah Southworth, Mickey Kulp, Robert Millet, Valerie Manwill, Beth Winokur, Simone LW Mounsamy, Buzz Dixon, James Campbell, Frank Kozusko, Ellen Denton, Jill Hand, Veronica Brush, and Tim Jeffreys. Joining this stellar group are in-house authors KG Finfrock, Sarah Kalin, and Dan M. Kalin.
This is how the world ends.
This is how the world ends.
Not in a bang, but in a book.
58 flash fiction stories of the final hours. Passion, pain and horror of the end of days, all in short vignettes.
Featuring stories from:
Christine Morga, Essel Pratt, Cameron Suey, T. Fox Dunham, Guy Anthony De Marco, Mandy DeGeit, Jessica McHugh, Kristopher Kelly, E. Catherine Tobler, Jamie Lackey, George Cotronis, William R.D. Wood, Lee Clark Zumpe, Lincoln Crisler, Eryk Pruitt, Michael H. Antonio, Kallirroe Agelopoulou, Steve Calvert, Rebecca J. Allred, Darcie Little Badger, Erik B. Scott, Terry M. West, Glenn Rolfe, Josh Strnad, J.A. Martin, Darryl Dawson, DJ Tyrer, Joana Eça de Queiroz, Lex T. Lindsay, Arno Hurter, Cameron Shifflet, J.P. Freeman, Marie DesJardin, Dusty Wallace, Doug Murano, Ken MacGregor, Victoria Dalpe, Kelda Crich, Pedro Iniguez, Joey Capora, S.R. Mastrantone, Damir Salkovic, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Jason Sharp, Leslianne Wilder, Jennifer Loring, Bryce Hughes, L.C. Mortimer, Rebecca Barbee, E. E. King, David Turnbull, Richard Thomas, Rose Blackthorn, K.Z. Morano, Adrian Ludens, Kenneth W. Cain, Michael Haynes, Michael Penkas
Foreword by Alan Baxter
Introduction by Tabatha Wood
Nero by Shannon Elizabeth Gardner (Artwork)
Hunted by Dion Winton-Polak (Poem)
Black Cloud Sunshine by Dan Rabarts
The Dead Way by J.C. Hart
Vision Thing by Matthew R. Davis
Shifting in the Black by L.L. Asher
Synaesthete by Melanie Harding-Shaw
Fossil Bluff by P.J. Blakey-Novis
A Handshake in Darkness by Miranda Crites (Artwork)
Night Wolves by Tabatha Wood
The Honeymoon’s Over by E.E. King
Black and Tan by M.E. Proctor
Ding Dong Bell by Steve Dillon (Poem)
The Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall by Kaaron Warren
Park Life by Ian J. Middleton
Grey Dog by John Linwood Grant
Use a Shovel by Galina Trefil
Banjo by Chloe Herczeg (Artwork)
I am Become by Hari Navarro
Yellow Dog by Alan Baxter
Redbone by Justin Guleserian
The Feather Wall by Octavia Cade
This Dog’s Life by Dion Winton-Polak (Poem)
And Don’t You Ever Look Back by Falco Verholen (Artwork)
From the Foreword by Alan Baxter: "As the stories in this book point out, dogs are the best, and we should all try to be a little bit more like them. Except the butt-sniffing. We don’t need that. Unless it’s your personal kink, in which case, enjoy! Meanwhile, read this book, be transported by the dark tales, and enriched by the wagging tails. And remember, you are awesome."
17 short dark fiction stories, some poems, some illustrations. featuring dogs that you know won't die...
As the contentious American Presidential Election campaign comes to a close, many of us could use a humorous respite and to remind ourselves the problem is not new or different, just oppression's same old song. Take a break, read these stories — the things we worry about today will pass and new ones will emerge. This collection will take you to the next screen.
Featuring original stories and poems by Cathy Adams, Daniel Ausema, Eric Avedissian, Paul L. Bates, Jane Blanchard, Ben Boegehold, Warren Brown, Jim Courter, Devo Cutler, Derek Des Anges, Buzz Dixon, Katrina Dybzynska, Mike Ekunno, Louis Evans, Robert Morgan Fisher, Andrea Goyan, N.E. Griffin, Lauren Stoker, Jill Hand, Langley Hyde, Will Isenberg, Andrew Jensen, John H. Kalin, J.J.J. Kearns, Richard Lau, Kate Maxwell, Teresa Milbrodt, Lena Ng, Peter Ntephe, Mark Nutter, Nicole M. Pyles, Jim Robb, Jeff Seeman, Margaret S. E. Smith. Guest editor E. E. King joins this illustrious group as well as in-house authors Dan M. Kalin and Sarah M. Kalin.