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About Eric James Stone
A Nebula Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, and winner in the Writers of the Future Contest, Eric James Stone has had stories published in Year's Best SF 15, Analog, Nature, and Kevin J. Anderson's Blood Lite anthologies of humorous horror, among other venues. His first novel, Unforgettable, was published by Baen.
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 children, Honor and Link. His website is www.ericjamesstone.com.
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- "Eric James Stone’s 'A Sufficiently Advanced Christmas,' in which computers communicating with a child learn their own Christmas moral, is particularly touching." -- Publishers Weekly
- "Humans try to colonize a world where an ancient city sleeps... This sounds a lot more ominous than this story is. In fact this is a really fun story that made me laugh and was touching at the same time. A perfect SF short." -- Sylvia McPig
...a collection of entertaining tales that puts the fun back into dark fiction, with ironic twists and tongue-in-cheek wit to temper the jagged edge.
Charlaine Harris reveals the dark side of going green, when a quartet of die-hard environmentalists hosts a fundraiser with a gory twist in "An Evening with Al Gore"...In an all-new Dresden Files story from Jim Butcher, when it comes to tracking deadly paranormal doings, there's no such thing as a "Day Off" for the Chicago P.D.'s wizard detective, Harry Dresden...Sherrilyn Kenyon turns a cubicle-dwelling MBA with no life into a demon-fighting seraph with one hell of an afterlife in "Where Angels Fear to Tread"...Celebrity necromancer Jaime Vegas is headlining a sold-out séance tour, but behind the scenes, a disgruntled ghost has a bone to pick, in Kelley Armstrong's "The Ungrateful Dead." Plus tales guaranteed to get under your skin -- in a good way -- from
Janet Berliner Don D'Ammassa Nancy Holder Nancy KilpatrickJ. A. Konrath and F. Paul Wilson Joe R. Lansdale Will LudwigsenSharyn McCrumb Mark Onspaugh Mike Resnick Steven SavileD. L. Snell Eric James Stone Jeff Strand Lucien Soulban Matt Venne Christopher Welch
So let the blood flow and laughter reign -- because when it comes to facing our deepest, darkest fears, a little humor goes a long way!
Becoming a Protector of the Line is all Geradin ever wanted. But guarding the last living descendant of the Line of Orcan will require much more than just his skill with a sword— King Aumekor was born mostly paralyzed, and that secret must be kept. To protect his king and friend, Geradin must deal with brainwashed assassins, a scheming regent, and more. So he'll need all the help he can get from Royal Omnimancer Selima and her powerful new apprentice, Allonna.
Above all is the threat from the immortal priestess of the Dark God, who wants to kill Aumekor because of an ancient prophecy that predicts the only one who can kill her will be the Heir of the Line.
Praise for author Eric James Stone:
- “Eric James Stone is a genius!” —Brandon Sanderson, New York Times best-selling author
- “Unforgettable, in particular, will twist the heartstrings of anyone not made of stone. … I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t already read it.” —David Weber, New York Times best-selling author
- “[O]ne of my favorite sci-fi writers, Eric James Stone…” —Orson Scott Card, New York Times best-selling author
- “Stone’s writing is stunning throughout; fans of all niches of speculative fiction will enjoy.”—Publishers Weekly
- “[O]ne of the most interesting new writers of the decade...”—Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Bestselling writer Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known sf and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories from the past year.
There is fiction from David Farber, Tim Pratt, and David Lubar among others, also four new Ender's Game universe stories by Card himself. This collection is sure to appeal to Card's fans, and be a great ambassador to them for these other talented writers.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Out of sight, out of mind.
In the near future, a fluke of quantum mechanics renders Nat Morgan utterly forgettable. No one can remember he exists for more than a minute after he's gone. It's a useful ability for his career as a CIA agent, even if he has to keep reminding his boss that he exists.
Nat's attempt to steal a quantum chip prototype is thwarted when a former FSB agent, Yelena Semyonova, attempts to steal the same technology for the Russion mob.
Along with a brilliant Iranian physicist who wants to defect, Nat and Yelena must work together to stop a ruthless billionaire from finishing a quantum supercomputer that will literally control the fate of the world.
At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
"[A]n ingenious and sympathetic hero who earns readers’ goodwill and expectations for a strong ongoing series."--Publishers Weekly
About the work of Eric James Stone:
“[O]ne of the most interesting writers of the decade. . . .”--Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
“The author creates a clever plot and characters worth rooting for, all leading to an exciting climax.”--Tangent Online
“This one has the feel of a classic . . . a must read.”--SF Site
Nebula Award-winning author!
Supernatural beings, uploaded brains, psychic powers, space colonies, alternate timelines, aliens, superheroes, and giant AI starships that pay little attention to The Humans in the Walls.
Each story contains special commentary by the author.
Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card's classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, military strategists, including:
Ender prequel series coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the child hero
Burn Notice creator Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a guide to life
Hugo award–winning writer Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender's Game gets away with breaking all the (literary) rules
Retired US Air Force Colonel Tom Ruby on what the military could learn from Ender about leadership
Bestselling YA author Neal Shusterman on the ambivalence toward survival that lies at the heart of Ender's story
Plus pieces by:
Mette Ivie Harrison
David Lubar and Alison S. Myers
John F. Schmitt
Eric James Stone
Also includes never-before-seen content from Orson Scott Card on the writing and evolution of the events in Ender's Game, from the design of Battle School to the mindset of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity's fight against the formics
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.
Read this book to:
* Meet communist werewolves, mad scientists, and Jewish vampires.
* Reject novel pitches from famous zombie novelists.
* Provide psychotherapy for Cthulhu.
* Domesticate angry gods.
* Install Linux on a dead badger.
Includes the following stories:
“No Children, No Pets” by Esther Friesner
“43 Responses to ‘In Memory of Dr. Alexandra Nako'” by Barbara A. Barnett
“Kvetchula’s Daughter” by Darrell Schweitzer
“The Great VuDu Linux Teen Zombie Massacree” by Lucy A. Snyder
“Good Neighbors” by Amanda C. Davis
“Happily and Righteously” by Larry Hodges
“Stalking the Zombie” by Mike Resnick
“Restless in R’yleh” by Oliver Buckram
“P.R. Problems” by Eric James Stone
“Hot Fudge and Whipped Cream” by Tarl Kudrick
“Death: A List” by Tanya Bryan
“Soccer Mom Smackdown” by Julia S. Mandala
“The God Whisperer” by Daniel J. Davis
“Meat and Greet” by Jamie Todd Rubin
“Something Virtual This Way Comes” by Laura Resnick
“The Story of Emily and Control” by Scott Alexander
“Howl!” by Jody Lynn Nye
“Final Corrections” by M. Bennardo
PRAISE FOR ERIC JAMES STONE:
"The author creates a clever plot and characters worth rooting for, all leading to an exciting climax." - Brit Marschalk, Tangent Online
"Stone explores many themes: the nature of life, magic versus technology, magic as technology, moral dilemmas, and self-sacrifice being only a few." - Scott M. Sandridge, The Fix
"This wonderfully written science fiction story deftly pulls off laugh after laugh while also illuminating critical issues surrounding science, religion, culture, and, most importantly, what exactly is that thing we call truth." - Jason Sanford, storySouth
"Eric James Stone manages to combine religion and science in an entertaining, well-plotted tale that doesn't come off as overly preachy." - Rena Hawkins, Tangent Online
This collection was originally published by Paper Golem. This reprint edition is from Robot Sorcerer Press.