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About Eric James Stone
One of Eric's earliest memories is of seeing an Apollo moon-shot launch on television. That might explain his fascination with space travel. His father's collection of old science fiction ensured that Eric grew up on a full diet of Asimov, Heinlein and Clarke.
While getting his political science degree at Brigham Young University, Eric took creative writing classes. He wrote several short stories, and even submitted one for publication, but after it was rejected he gave up on creative writing for a decade.
During those years Eric graduated from Baylor Law School, worked on a congressional campaign, and took a job in Washington, DC, with one of those special interest groups politicians always complain that other politicians are influenced by. He quit the political scene in 1999 to work as a web developer in Utah.
In 2002 he started writing fiction again, and in 2003 he attended Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp. In 2007 Eric got laid off from his day job just in time to go to the Odyssey Writing Workshop. He has since found a new web development job.
From 2009-2014, Eric was an assistant editor for Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.
Eric lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife, Darci, a high school physics teacher, and their daughter, Honor. His website is www.ericjamesstone.com.
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PREFACE by Terryl Givens
INTRODUCTION by Theric Jepson
OTHER DUTIES by Nathan Shumate
Sometimes LDS bishops get special callings; sometimes that means being the agent bishop for battling demons.
THE LIVING WIFE by Emily Milner
Newly married for time and all eternity, a young wife must deal with the meddling ghosts of her two dead predecessors.
BAPTISMS FOR THE DEAD by C. Douglas Birkhead
Two Mormon missionaries continue to pound the pavement after a zombie apocalypse.
PIRATE GOLD FOR BROTHER BRIGHAM by Lee Allred
Pirate ghosts have been spotted on the Great Salt Lake—and they want something.
FIRST ESTATE by Katherine Woodbury
The story of Ruth is reenacted in space—with an alien Boaz.
FANGS OF THE DRAGON by David J. West
Porter Rockwell finds intrigue and strange creatures while on assignment in Logan, Utah.
BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE AND THE LATE BRAM STOKER
I LIE IN BED READING FROM MOSIAH CHAPTER THREE AND THINK OF YOU, LON CHANEY, JR. by Will Bishop
Two poems mesh the Mormon with the monsterish.
CHARITY NEVER FAILETH by Jaleta Clegg
A gelatin salad runs amok at Relief Society enrichment night.
RECOMPENSE OF SORROW by W. H. Pugmire
The H.P. Lovecraft mythos ensnares a Mormon brother and sister.
MORMON GOLEM by Steve Morrison
Joseph Smith fashions a golem—a Porter Rockwell golem.
BICHOS by Erik Peterson
A Mormon couple honeymooning on the Amazon encounter the beasts in the jungle.
THE BLUES DEVILS by Terrance V. McArthur
A Mormon musician goes the time-honoured route of making a deal with the devil.
BROTHER IN ARMS by Graham Bradley
In a post-apocalyptic near future, a pair of Marines must turn to their Mormonism in order to have a chance of fighting the enemy.
GEORGE WASHINGTON HILL AND THE CYBERNETIC BEAR by George Washington Hill and EC Buck
A pioneer journal entry takes a cybernetic turn.
THE BABY IN THE BUSHES by S.P. Bailey
Things turn noir for a Mormon PI investigating a murder in Salt Lake City.
BOKEV MOMEN by D. Michael Martindale
An abducted young Earthling provides a key to understanding the universal god.
THE WORLD by Danny Nelson
The World invades the kitchen of a spunky old lady.
WATER SPOTS by Terresa Wellborn
A poem mixes the domestic with the horror.
A LETTER FROM THE FIELD by James Paul Crockett
Every missionary feels homesick now and then. Is it worse if you never even see the sun?
LET THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE FOR ADONIHA HAS FALLEN by Steven L. Peck
After centuries of no contact the Mormon colony on Mars hears from the Earth it thought it had left behind.
ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF by Moriah Jovan
A Mormon nun battles demons and insecurity in the Louisiana bayou.
TRAITORS AND TYRANTS by John Nakamura Remy and Galen Dara
Erasmus Snow and his four wives battle ninja monkeys…and something strange.
EXPERIMENTING WITH LIFE AT EXTRAORDINARY DEPTHS by Bridgette Day Tuckfield
A young woman, now back in the fold and struggling to reacclimate to life as a young single adult, faces her fears on Utah Lake.
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A young man prays to know which Zombie Battling Organization is true.
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