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About James Dorr
Past Bram Stoker Award(R) nominee James Dorr combines the charm of a gentleman born in the US South with the wiles of a near-New York City upbringing, the canniness of a one-time New England resident, and the guile of an outwardly stolid Midwesterner, or so he says. It is known that he was born in Florida, grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Massachusetts, and currently lives in Indiana where he harbors a Goth cat named Triana. He is a short story writer and poet working mainly in dark fantasy and horror with forays into science fiction and mystery, an active member of HWA and SFWA, and has previously worked as a technical writer for an academic computing center, associate editor on a city magazine, a nonfiction freelance writer, and a semi-professional Renaissance musician.
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The twenty stories featured in this anthology have been selected after careful consideration. Each story is set in its own independent world. So this single book is your ticket to twenty diverse lands where mind-bending things happen.
Speculative Fiction is a vast genre, but we have got delicacies from almost every subgenre. We have got AI, magic, talking monkeys, time travel, oppressive governments, ancient temples, weird futuristic tech…even aliens! These short stories (btw none of them are very short) are some really serious works of art. And since this is an anthology, you'll get to meet a bunch of some really terrific authors.
Download the sample, and if you like it, hop on to this amazing journey. It will be a memorable one.
The stories featured:
A Door For Miriam by Jeff Sullins
The Hidden Entity by John Campbell
Monaro Goes On A Walkabout by Steve Carr
The Runners by Lorenzo Crescentini
Blood Of The Swan by Vonnie Winslow Crist
The Wizards Of Snails And Woodlice by David Donachie
The Garden by James Dorr
Camp Napanoo by Angelique Fawns
Checkpoint by Elana Gomel
Undo by John Haas
The Monkey's Tale by Carlton Herzog
Dark Wings by Tom Jolly
The Alien Emissary by Shawn Klimek
Dottie by W. T. Paterson
Full Integration by Sophie Jupillat Posey
Beyond The Spires by Frank Sawielijew
Abrama's End Game by David Shultz
Sunbringer by Abiran Raveenthiran
The Gale At Quiet Cove by Austin Worley
Food For The Moon by Todd Zack
They Twinkled like Jewels by Philip José Farmer,
Lingua Franca by Carole McDonnell,
Dawn of Flame by Stanley G. Weinbaum,
Don’t Jump by Jamie Wild,
Youth by Isaac Asimov,
Digger Don't Take No Requests by John Teehan,
Lighter than You Think by Nelson Bond,
Garden of Souls by M. Turville Heitz,
The Variable Man by Philip K. Dick,
Starwisps by Edward J. McFadden III,
Gorgono and Slith by Ray Bradbury,
I Was There When They Made the Video by Cynthia Ward,
The Perfect Host by Theodore Sturgeon,
That Universe We Both Dreamed Of by Jay O’Connell,
The Lake of Light by Jack Williamson,
Lies, Truth, and the Color of Faith by Gerri Leen,
Hopscotch and Hottentots by Lou Antonelli,
No Place to Hide by James Dorr,
Industrial Revolution by Poul Anderson,
The Visitor by Ann Wilkes,
Travel Diary by Alfred Bester,
Encounter in Redgunk by William R. Eakin,
The Second Satellite by Edmond Hamilton,
The Indecorous Rescue of Clarinda Merwin by Brenda W. Clough,
Lost Paradise by C. L. Moore,
Siblings by Warren Lapine,
Gun for Hire by Mack Reynolds,
The Answer by H. Beam Piper,
Pythias by Frederik Pohl,
Arm of the Law by Harry Harrison,
The Good Neighbors by Edgar Pangborn,
The Intruder by Emil Petaja,
The Six Fingers of Time by R. A. Lafferty,
An Ounce of Cure by Alan Edward Nourse,
The Hoofer by Walter M. Miller, Jr.,
The Stellar Legion by Leigh Brackett,
Year of the Big Thaw by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Completely revised and updated, this second edition text is one of the most comprehensive sci-fi eBooks on the market today.
Now, dear reader, you seem to have stumbled upon it.
And you have opened it.
You must reap what you have sown.
Come, step into the pages. See firsthand what hell is capable of.
Of course, just know, you won’t last long enough to scream.
It's only time travel. What could go wrong?
Let us show you!
What you hold in your hands is a singular opportunity to witness paradox at its worst! When it comes to time, all things are relative, including the elasticity of causality. Writers from all over the world have come together to bring you a wide array of tales from witty and whimsical to dark and dire, exploring the age-old axiom: when you tick-off time, sooner or later, he's going to quantum your physics.
Here is a tachyon of what you can expect in this cosmic collection of temporal distress: ancient artifacts, mad scientists, and wardens of time. There are government conspiracies, corporate cover-ups, presidential assassinations, and deadly betrayals. And what science fiction-fantasy collaboration would be complete without impending Armageddon, a host of doomsday invaders, tears in the time space, and killer robot bunnies?
There is so much more! I hope this has been enough perturbation to convince you to crack open this event horizon into crumbling alternate dimensions, and read about the hapless byproducts of warped imaginations.
Death. Who has not considered their own mortality and wondered at what awaits, once our frail human shell expires? What occurs after the heart stops beating, after the last breath is drawn, after life as we know it terminates?
Does our spirit remain on Earth while the mortal body rots? Do remnants of our soul transcend to a celestial Heaven or sink to Hell's torment? Are we offered choices in an individualized afterlife? Can we die again in the hereafter? Is life merely a cosmic joke, or is it an experiment for something greater?
Included within this critically acclaimed anthology are answers to these queries alongside tales and suppositions relating from traditional ghosts to the afterlife of e-coli. Explore the afterworld of an Australian cowboy. Discover what the white light really means to the recently departed. Consider the impact of modern, or future, technology on the dead. Follow the karmic path of reincarnation. Travel from the 999th level of Fengdu's Hell to the gates of Robot Heaven.
Enclosed are thirty-four all-new dark and speculative fiction stories, individually illustrated by Audra Phillips, and exploring the possibilities "after death."
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction by Eric J. Guignard
Someone to Remember by Andrew S. Williams
Boy, 7 by Alvaro Rodriguez
Sea of Trees by Edward M. Erdelac
The Last Moments Before Bed by Steve Rasnic Tem
The Resurrection Policy by Lisa Morton
High Places by John M. Floyd
Circling the Stones at Fulcrum's Low by Kelda Crich
I Will Remain by David Steffen Tree of Life by Aaron J. French
The Reckless Alternative by Sanford Allen & Josh Rountree
The Thousandth Hell by Brad C. Hodson
Mall Rats by James S. Dorr
Afterword by Ray Cluley
Like a Bat out of Hell by Jonathan Shipley
The Overlander by Jacob Edwards
Forever by John Palisano
My Father Knew Douglas MacArthur by Bentley Little
Robot Heaven by Jamie Lackey
Beyond the Veil by Robert B. Marcus, Jr.
Prisoner of Peace by David Tallerman
A Feast of Meat and Mead by Christine Morgan
Be Quiet At The Back by William Meikle
Cages by Peter Giglio
Hammerhead by Simon Clark
Marvel at the Face of Forever by Kelly Dunn
The Unfinished Lunch by Trevor Denyer
I Was The Walrus by Steve Cameron
The Devil's Backbone by Larry Hodges
The Death of E. Coli by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
Final Testament of a Weapons Engineer by Emily C. Skaftun
Acclimation Package by Joe McKinney
Hellevator by Josh Strnad
In and Out the Window by Allan Izen With Max Barry in the Nearer Precincts by John Langan
You can learn more about The CFT and the wonderful things they do at: https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/
Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge is predominately a collection of stories that represent the most cutting edge science fiction-based vampire fiction. Think SF-based vampire fiction like I Am Legend and Necroscope and how they affected the vampire genre when they were first released. Dark Vampire SF that goes where the genre hasn't before.
It is not just an anthology of hard science fiction, however. This book also contains examples of science fantasy as well as some classic vampire stories including an updated reprint from William F. Nolan. Also includes brand new stories from Peter Watts (from the Blindsight/Echopraxia universe), Laird Barron, Tim Waggoner, Bram Stoker Award-winning author Benjamin Kane Ethridge, John Palisano, Jason V Brock, Peter Giglio, Jonathan Templar, Taylor Grant, and many more!
Almost three decades ago, a literary movement forever changed the landscape of the horror industry. SPLATTERLANDS is a collection of personal, intelligent and subversive horror with a point. This illustrated volume of dark fiction honors the truly revolutionary efforts of some of the most brilliant writers of all time with an all-new collection of visceral, disturbing and thought-provoking work from a diverse group of modern minds.
Exploring concepts that include serial murder, betrayal, religious fanaticism, physical abuse, societal corruption, greed, mental instability, sexual assault and more, SPLATTERLANDS delivers on the promise of the original Splatterpunk movement with this collection of honest, intelligent, ground-breaking and hyper-intensive horror.
HEIRLOOM by Michael Laimo
After the death of her mother, Father is all Lucienne’s got. But she’s in competition for his affection with an antique rifle. Soon her admiration for the weapon becomes far greater than she imagined.
VIOLENCE FOR FUN AND PROFIT by Gregory L. Norris
Economic collapse hurts everyone, except the greedy. For one newly-homeless it’s a time to discover all-new talents. And they open doors to vicious and profitable opportunities.
EMPTY by A.A. Garrison
Navigating the streets of a tortured, future city, a devoted wife will stop at nothing to help her husband regain his faith in religion. But, from the faithless, questionable gods require a dire payment.
AMPUTATIONS IN THE KEY OF D by Jack Maddox
Danny is a rock star and charlatan. After a routine surgery changes his life, he discovers there’s far more painful methods of finding one’s true talent.
HOUSESITTING by Ray Garton
A suburban housewife agrees to housesit for her neighbors when a routine visit to feed the pets changes her world forever. She soon realizes the definition of a horrifying secret.
DIS by Michele Garber
Things aren’t going well for Dr. Tony Weiss. He can’t deal with his patients or his quadriplegic wife. Then there is the demon that escapes from his nightmares and enters his waking world.
DWELLERS by Paul M. Collrin
During a fateful trip into the desert to evangelize to a congregation of drug-addicted souls, a would-be prophet opens the schism between Heaven and Hell. He and his atheist partner soon become participants in terrifying battle over religion.
PARTY GUESTS by Chad Stroup
On the outside, Geoffrey seems like most young men. Some might say he’s the life of the party. But on the inside he’s very different. And he’ll take you on a horrifying journey into mania that you won’t soon forget.
THE VISCERA OF WORSHIP by Allen Griffin
Inherent in all of us is the desire to belong. Searching for his place in the world, one man takes steps down a path into true darkness to find his ultimate purpose.
THE DEFILED by Christine Morgan
On the run from their enemies, a group of vicious thieves and rapists seek refuge within a community of swamp dwellers. It isn’t long before they realize their safety is anything but certain.
THE ARTIST by James S. Dorr
There are countless mediums for an artist to choose in which to ply their trade. Vince is drawn to the unusual--creating masterpieces from slabs of meat.
Spacecrafts hurtling toward alien worlds. Second chances for civilizations. First contact. Rebirth. Non-humans looking for a new life. Opportunities for fresh starts and do-overs far from Earth. These stories and more explore the theme of Re-Launch.
Send your imagination into orbit with 18 science fiction tales from an international roster of authors.
Featuring fiction from Douglas Smith, James Dorr, Kris Austen Radcliffe, Eando Bender, Wendy Nikel, Stewart C. Baker, Meriah Crawford, Gregory L. Norris, Jennifer Rachel Baumer, Jonathan Shipley, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Lawrence Dagstine, CB Droege, Jude-Marie Green, Steven R. Southard, Calie Voorhis, Anthony Cardno, and Andrew Gudgel.
Re-Launch reminds readers that new beginnings rarely go as planned and danger waits for the unwary on all worlds.
What if fate had turned out differently in these United States?
What if the Louisiana Purchase never happened?
What if George Washington had been a Loyalist?
What if a billionaire cloned the Founding Fathers?
What if the Vikings had settled North America?
What if the Apollo 11 moon landing had failed?
These and many other scenarios are explored in
Featuring stories by Jackson Kuhl, Dan Gainor, Bruno Lombardi, Edmund Wells, Sam Kepfield, Brad Hafford, Erik Bundy, Dusty Wallace, Owen Morgan, Ryan McCall, Jason Sharp, Sean Menken, William R.D. Wood, Jeff Provine, James S. Dorr, Martin T. Ingham, Lauren A. Forry, Cyrus P. Underwood, Charles Wilcox, and Philip Overby.
"Cat's Breakfast" is a double issue packed with 30 new science fiction and fantasy. tales. These satirical stories probe and instruct on themes such as free will, mental illness, social cruelty, loneliness, and family--delivered with humor and humanity. An international group of new and established contributors to "Cat's Breakfast" makes this a remarkable and varied collection that is sure to please fans of science fiction/fantasy, humor, and horror. Writers include David A. Kilman, Konstantine Paradias, Rati Mehrotra, James Beamon, Tim Jeffreys, Iain Hamilton McKinven, Jill Hand, Gregg Chamberlain, Anne E. Johnson, Vaughan Stanger, Christopher Mark Rose, Keyan Bowes, Peter Hagelslag, Jason Lairamore, Ville Nummenpaa, Rekha Valliappan, August Marion, Jonathan Shipley, S. E. Foley, James Dorr, John J. Kennedy, Ryan Dull, Veronica Moyer, Corrie Parrish, Dan Koboldt, Neil James Hudson, Benjamin C. Kinney, Laurence Raphael Brothers, E. E. King, and Edward Ahern. Edited by Juliana Rew