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About Misha Burnett
Misha Burnett has little formal education, but has been writing poetry and fiction for around forty years. During this time he has supported himself and his family with a variety of jobs, including locksmith, cab driver, and building maintenance.
His first four novels, Catskinner's Book, Cannibal Hearts, The Worms Of Heaven, and Gingerbread Wolves comprise a series, collectively known as The Book Of Lost Doors.
Major influences include Tim Powers, Samuel Delany, William Burroughs, and Phillip K. Dick.
More information about upcoming projects can be found at http://mishaburnett.wordpress.com/
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These were the watchwords of old-school pulp fiction: fun, fast-paced, and immensely popular with readers.
The pulp era is coming back.
Blending timeless lessons from the grandmasters of the pulp era with the genres, tastes and technologies of today, PulpRev forges boldly ahead into the future of fiction.
Hugo and Dragon Award nominated writer Kit Sun Cheah teams up with Misha Burnett to compile a selection of essays on the PulpRev aesthetic from some of the leading writers in the movement.
Pulp on Pulp covers:
* How to plot like a pulp grandmaster
* How to write 5000 words a day
* The secrets of writing fantastic fight scenes
* Worldbuilding and character creation tips
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PulpRev is the Revolution, Revival and the Renaissance of Pulp. Take the plunge into the new pulp era and become the best writer you can be!
In the modern world, paranormal dangers lurk all around. When there is no chosen one to be found, no altruistic half-vampire around, and no superheros flying overhead, it's up to average people to do the business of defeating evil. They have no powers, no prophecies, and all the odds are stacked against them.
In this short story collection, regular folk find themselves up against nightmare creatures, conniving warlocks, and all manner of supernatural dangers. All set in contemporary environments. Read these nine new tales of magic and adventure today.
This anthology contains the following stories:
Flight Response by Jay Barnson
An army helicopter pilot has a harrowing experience with a mind-controlling sorcerer in Vietnam. Several years later, the sorcerer has resurfaced, but will this wild chance at revenge end in tragedy?
Small Town Sorcery by Bryce Beattie
Supernatural terrors plague a child at night, and her father doesn't seem to be concerned. What nightmare is he trying to hide?
In The Forests Of The Night by Misha Burnett
Politics. Power always brought out the politicians, looking for an angle to drive in a wedge and gain some leverage. Magic was power, money was power, and this case was dripping with both.
From the case files of Erik Rugar comes another tale of magic, mystery, and a detective who is always over his head.
La Bruja by Carlos Carrasco
A New Orleans Police Detective and an Exorcist join forces to rescue a young girl from the clutches of a demonic cult. The trail leads them into the bullet-riddled inner-city streets of the Big Easy where lives and souls are held cheap and rival gang-bangers wage a bloody race war.
Living Land by JD Cowan
After the show, a rockabilly drummer follows a girl who looks like she might be in trouble. The two are swept away into an unexplainable land, where existence turns in on itself.
Under a Mango Sun by Michael DeCarolis
An agent of Thailand's supernatural crime division must infiltrate Bangkok's seedy underbelly to get to the bottom of an enchanted animal smuggling ring, where she finds herself in over her head.
The Undying Past by Dale W. Glaser
A private investigator is coerced into tracking down the cause of a curse on an ancient manor. Will he find the answer before the curse claims his life?
Green Shadow by Jason J. McCuiston
Some New Age cults are fads. Some are nefarious. A rare few actually worship dark gods. When an Afghanistan vet is hired to bring back a runaway girl, he comes face-to-face with the latter.
Prey of the Hamadame by Mark J.
Follow a mundane teacher striding into a world of magic, a spy on a mission, a guided tour of a magical school, a school dance for monsters, a dangerous reunion ... and many more.
Follow us into worlds different, magical ...
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Christopher G. Nuttall
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L. Jagi Lamplighter
- a world of today where cosplay and stagecraft are bright lights hiding dark shadows
- a world of tomorrow, where kitchen appliances fend for themselves and take solace in each other's arms, refugees from indifferent owners
- a world of little cogs in big machines, where the humble trash collector is the unsung hero of getting evil done
- a world of small magics and big hearts, where a little chaos can go a long, long way
From the brutal curators at ImmerseOrDie.com comes another collection of indie short stories, each a distinct jewel forged in the fires of judgment, and all continuing to carry our one simple promise:
Guaranteed not to suck.
From the brutal curators at ImmerseOrDie.com comes this collection of indie short stories, each a distinct jewel forged in the fires of judgement, and each carrying that simple promise: Guaranteed not to suck.
- Halcyon, by Caroline Furlong
- The Ghost of Torreon, by Edd Vick and Manny Frishberg
- The Bullet From Tomorrow, by Misha Burnett
- The Star-God's Grave, by Schuyler Hernstrom
- Bleed You Dry, by Su-Ra-U
- The Last Fortune of Ali al'Ahmar, by Rev. Joe Kelly
These then, are the tales of Mercury:
In The Palace of Promised Immortality, by John C. Wright, takes place on Mercury itself, yet is also the tale of a traveler not only in time, but alternate worlds.
Schubert to Rachmaninoff, by Ben Wheeler, deals with a messenger braving hazards while traveling across the barren wastes of Mercury.
The Element of Transmutation, by Jagi L. Lamplighter, brings us the mythic character Mercury himself, and the element’s fascination with early alchemists.
The Haunted Mines of Mercury, by Joshua M. Young, brings a man into confrontation with the past while exploring the subterranean tunnels of Mercury.
The Tower of the Luminous Sages, by Corey McCleery, is a tale of fantasy and fantastic travel though strange realms.
Quicksilver, by J.D. Beckwith, is the tale of a crisis on a ship traveling near Mercury.
Ancestors Answer, by Bokerah Brumley, is a tale of a different type of travel: time, in a matter of family honor.
Last Call, by Lou Antonelli, brings us a Mercury of the far future, mined out of its precious minerals and all but forgotten.
Deceptive Appearances, by Declan Finn, brings a tale of rogues and schemes under the domes of Mercury.
mDNA, by Misha Burnett, is a tale of a different kind of messanger: a genetic courier in a desolate wasteland.
The Star of Mercury, by April Freeman, involves bitter rivalry and high technology on Mercury, but most of all, the importance of a child’s life.
Cucurbita Mercurias, by Dawn Witzke, brings us a murder mystery during a crucial phase of the colonization of Mercury.
The Wanderer, by David Hallquist, is a tale of two explorers, one an alien probe, and the other a man researching the interior of Mercury.
What image does it draw to your mind? A great planetary body of deadly gases neighboring Earth, existing as its own world, mysterious and alluring? Or an image of a more fantastical nature such as the jungles described by Edgar Rice Burroughs? Or do you think perhaps, of a goddess who holds power and beauty beyond measure, whose name, throughout the ages, has been synonymous with love? Perhaps you imagine something in-between, with adventure and romance.
Love, of any kind, has the power to bring the magic of Gods into the events of men. Within these covers you will find tales of wonder, some of space, some of the heart, some that follow in the footsteps of the goddess herself.
Read and be enchanted!
These are the stories of Venus: Tales of the planet, of the goddess, and of love:
Just Look, I’ll Be There, by A. M. Freeman —A Gypsy boy leaves Venus for the stars, but his beloved’s eyes shine brightest of all.
Morning And Evening Star, by David Hallquist — A honeymoon among the sulfurous fumes of Venus takes an unexpected turn.
90 Seconds, by Bokerah Brumley — Online video blogger heads to Venus for the ultimate extreme sports, and jumps into something more than just the sky.
The Wrong Venus, by Lou Antonelli — The worst criminals are sent to a high security prison on Venus, but an intrepid criminal might get himself sent to a different Venus.
Texente Tela Veneris, by Edward Willett — If you could change the history of your love life, would you? That is the question a pair of tourists on a remote Grecian island must answer.
Happiest Place On Earth, by Misha Burnett — A story of pure love in an unexpected place.
Love Boat To Venus, by Declan Finn — On a tour around the solar system, elite fighters pause to give marital advice, until they are interrupted.
Venus Times Three, by Margot St. Aubin — Two lawyers travel to Mars to settle a will that, inexplicably, involves Venus. Will they be able to untangle this complicated web?
Avalon, by Dawn Witzke – A new school on Venus brings new opportunities for a young man to escape the shadow of his childhood friend.
The Rituals Of Venus, by Joshua M. Young — A hero fights cultists among the jungles of Venus for the sake of his love. Can he save her?
First Cat In Space, by Dana Bell — Some cat has to be lucky enough to be the first cat in space.
Venus Felix, by W. J. Hayes — A routine day at the bar turns into anything but for this gumshoe, when robots begin shooting at a newcomer.
The Rocket Raising, by Frederic Himebaugh — A young girl must choose between marrying her love and venturing to a new world for the sake of her people.
Star-Crossed, by Julie Frost — A werewolf detective helps an unlikely client in her revenge after her lover is murdered, but old memories aren’t the only thing that comes back.
Honeymoon In Fairland, by L. Jagi Lamplighter — Can love and trust be rekindled between a betrayed husband and his wife? Even when they are as powerful as Gods?
37 Shades of Yellow, by J.D. Beckwith — The new Venus base is up and running, but what does it take to live there when your wife is homesick for Earth?
The Fox’s Fire, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail — A spirited fox spirit seeks love in ancient America.
Smiley The Robot, by Amy Sterling Casil — An old woman living alone on Venus finds herself falling for Smiley, the police robot.
They also reflect different conceptions of what it means to be “related to Neptune,” as this volume was intended to be.
Some anchor themselves in mythology–the power of the sea, naturally, but also of earthquakes, along with Neptune’s love of horses and his sexual proclivities–while others focus on the planet, and still others are weird amalgams of Neptunian themes. Sometimes it’s just an beguiling blend of water and wonder.
These pages are graced with stories from talented authors with a broad range of sensibilities and perspectives. These are the the 15 stories of the God of the oceans, stories of the high seas and knowledge.
One other, schooled in the murder’s way
One man wades knee-deep in blood
One thing, not mortal, to Death will pray
The marching monsters, having wept
Bring battle bloody to deep heaven’s door
Beneath strange stars, while justice slept
Against those whom Earth’s kin abhor
Within the engines, engines turn
To grind the grist yet finer still
The scarlet queen would castles burn
To build the steam to urge her mill
A monster must forever atone
Happy endings are for mortals alone
Ensnared by hidden army’s plot
Or is this Agony’s charade?
Who is the villain and who is not?
Traitors, lovers, heroes all
With masks that slip and fade away
The maze, perhaps, leads to Death’s hall
The half-slain beggars guide the way
Love lost, love found, love vivisected
Masks of fear, of rage, of lust
The red queen’s errors stand corrected
The pale queen’s courts are ground to dust
Famine’s mistress, or else plague’s whore
Who against the gods would play at war.