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In this third Fiction River Special Edition, award-winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch proves a master of intrigue with a wide variety of spy stories. Ranging in tone from satire to serious, from touching to brutal, from light to oh-so-very-dark, these fifteen stories illuminate the secret world of espionage. Despite their different tones, different cultures, even different time periods, these diverse stories form a powerful anthology that reveals the world in all its messiness.
“…high quality throughout.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine on Fiction River Special Edition: Crime
Table of Contents
“Spy in the Sky” by Tonya D. Price
“Meeting at the Rise and Shine” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Highpoint” by Michael Kingswood
“Through the Eyes of a Dog” by Angela Penrose
“Cat and Mice” by Jamie McNabb
“Our Man in Basingstoke” by Sabrina Chase
“Night Flight” by Jonathan Kort
“End of the Line” by David H. Hendrickson
“The Florentine Exchange” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“The Message” by C.A. Rowland
“Not What You’d Expect” by Leah Cutter
“Turkish Coffee” by Johanna Rothman
“The Path” by David Stier
“Trafficking Stops” by Lisa Silverthorne
“The Spy Who Walked into the Cold” by Ron Collins
A year-long shift in the middle of the interstellar void can get pretty boring. For the Fourth shift crew of the starliner Pericles, enroute to Earth from one of the colony worlds, the passage could best be called routine.
Until the forward sensors detect an unknown and unexpected object ahead. What they find there, in the endless night of space, will forever change the universe, for them and for all mankind.
Assuming they survive to tell anyone about the encounter.
She and her crew had an encounter while returning to Earth from the colony worlds, and upon their arrival the government swore them to secrecy about it.
With the powers that be in charge, Jo did her best to put the incident out of her mind and set about getting her starliner, Pericles, through a major overhaul and back out to the stars.
But the circumstances of their return to Earth along with the mysterious death of her Chief Engineer has caused the news media to ask questions, prompting Jo to wonder whatever became of the beings she rescued out in the depths of space, and of the promise she made to their dying parents.
If you like action and intrigue, The Pericles Conspiracy is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, and leave you wanting more.
Table of Contents
1. "Zombie Love" by DeAnna Knippling
2. "A Chat Before Dinner" by Michael Kingswood
3. "Love Me, Need Me: A Narcissist's Tale" by Lisa Maliga
4. "Wednesday's Seagulls" by Michael Warren Lucas
5. "My Girlfriend, the Zombie" by Rebecca M. Senese
6. "Six Fantasy Stories Volume Two" by Robert Jeschonek
7. "Zomopolis" by Russ Crossley
8. "Big Hairy Deal" by Russ Crossley
9. "Zombie Nation" by Scott T. Barnes
Now, Tolburt intends to search out a hidden and well-guarded magical treasure, and Melanie Klemins has offered to accompany him.
Unwilling to trust Tolburt with Melanie's safety, and with Raedrick unable to travel due to his wife's pregnancy, Julian has to do the last thing he ever wanted: travel with and help the man he trusts least in the world.
Far from home and beset with dangers of all kinds, Julian, Melanie, and Tolburt will have to depend on each other even to survive, let alone succeed in their quest for The Falconer's Stairs.
The Falconer's Stairs is the fifth book of the Glimmer Vale Chronicles, a far-reaching quest through a world of valor and magic.
Webster defines "obsession" as an "a persistent disturbing abnormal preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling."
Obsessions sometimes include a hobby or collection that has gotten out of hand. Other times an obsession can drive a person to invent something new, cure a disease or attempt to right a great wrong. And at other times, obsessing can send a person down a dark and disturbing path.
Obsessions can be healthy; can be born out of love and the desire to protect. They can stem from a need to fix something that is broken or replace something that is missing. But they can also be pervasive and disgusting, unhealthy and bizarre. They can be mild or quaint and eclectic, or they can be all-consuming and life altering.
These authors tackle the subject with all original genre-bending fiction:
- Ezekiel James Boston
- Stephen Couch
- Joe Cron
- Leah Cutter
- Dayle Dermatis
- Robert Jeschonek
- Kari Kilgore
- Michael Kingswood
- Kate Pavelle
- Annie Reed
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- Leigh Saunders
- Rebecca M. Senese
- Dean Wesley Smith
- David Stier
- Julie Strauss
Stories curated by Mark Leslie, editor of Campus Chills, North of Infinity II, Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound and multiple volumes in the Fiction River anthology series. Foreword by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Legacy is set before Glimmer Vale (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #1).
But peril lingers in even the most remote of cities, and the Magestirium has eyes everywhere.
Hidden Magic is set before Glimmer Vale (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #1).
Captive Hearts is set between Out-Dweller (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #2) and Tollard’s Peak (Glimmer Vale Chronicles #3).