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According to Mike Resnick, Robert Jeschonek "is a towering talent." Robert is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and podcasts have been published around the world. His young adult fantasy novel, MY FAVORITE BAND DOES NOT EXIST, won the Forward National Literature Award and was named one of BOOKLIST’s Top Ten First Novels for Youth. His cross-genre science fiction thriller, DAY 9, is an International Book Award winner. He also won the 2013 Scribe Award for Best Original Novel from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers for his alternate history, TANNHÄUSER: RISING SUN, FALLING SHADOWS. Simon & Schuster, DAW/Penguin Books, and DC Comics have published his work. He won the grand prize in Pocket Books' nationwide Strange New Worlds contest and was nominated for the British Fantasy Award. Visit him online at www.thefictioneer.com. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter.
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“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” Arthur C Clarke penned those words, and they stand true to this day. Do we want to be alone? Leave it to science fiction authors to address that question in equal measure.
Aliens can be peaceful or not. Who will emerge as the superior strain of intelligence? Humanity may be new to the game, but they aren’t new to conflict.
Fantastic races vying for dominance. A microcosm of the greater good. Battles fought for higher ideals. Battles fought just to survive.
War doesn’t care about human or alien. The soldiers fight, and they fight hard, as if their lives depend on it.
Because they do.
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Steppenwolf by Alastair Mayer
A casual encounter turns rescue mission, then goes bad. A T-Space story.
Professional Amateurs by Todd McCaffrey
‘We know what we are, but know not what we may be.’ (Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 5)
The Signal by Ben Wolf
Two survivors of a crash-landing on an icy planet struggle to survive the severe climate and the remnant of the ship’s crew that is hunting them.
Maelstrom by Jonathan P. Brazee
Can the disabled son of a military hero step up when his town is being invaded?
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No Way Out by Chris Kennedy
When there’s no way out, the best you can hope for is survival.
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There’s never a dull moment when on antipiracy patrol!
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The greatest danger to a warship in space is the enemy within.
Discipline: Sostible by Isla Molina
Two warring ships. Two opposing diplomats. One universal secret.
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The lone survivor of a defeated invasion fleet is offered the last chance to save his people from themselves.
Gnamma Station by Paul A. Piatt
In space, war is inevitable.
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Now, over a dozen books later, Peter David has gathered some of the finest Star Trek authors to tell new tales of the Excalibur crew:
Dayton Ward's thrilling adventure from Calhoun's sordid past Loren L. Coleman's tale of Shelby's first experience with the Borg Robert Greenberger's origin of "Lefler's Laws" Susan Shwartz's adventure with Soleta and Ambassador Spock Terri Osborne's chronicle of Selar's encounter with the Q David Mack's tale of the longest day of Zak Kebron's life plus stories by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Susan Wright, Josepha Sherman, Ilsa J. Bick, Kevin Dilmore, Christina F. York, Robert T. Jeschonek, Peg Robinson, Mary Scott-Wiecek, Allyn Gibson, and Glenn Hauman & Lisa Sullivan.
Added Bonus! Peter David himself tells the untold story of Calhoun and Shelby's honeymoon on Xenex!
Investigate the mysterious side of Christmas with these 15 tales of mystery and suspense. From detectives to elves, superheroes to bounty hunters, sheriffs to ghosts, explore these stories that delight and surprise!
Give yourself the gift of reading these Christmas stories and have a Very Mysterious Christmas!
Table of Contents
1. "McKell's Christmas" by Marcelle Dube
2. "Who Killed Santa?" by Rebecca M. Senese
3. "Rehabilitation" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
4. "Polonaise: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story" by Diana Deverell
5. "For the Balance of a Heart" by Dean Wesley Smith
6. "Finding Jesse" by David DeLee
7. "Cecelia's Gift" by Bonnie Elizabeth
8. "The Case of the Missing Elf" by Annie Reed
9. "Christmas at Glosser's" by Robert Jeschonek
10. "Dashing Through the Flames" by Louisa Swann
11. "An 80 Degree Christmas" by Laura Ware
12. "The Christmas Club" by Russ Crossley
13. "The Mystery of the Missing Presents" by Jamie Ferguson
14. "Mistletoe and Murder" by Lauryn Christopher
15. "Old Friends, Annoying Houseguests, and Christmas Ghosts" by DeAnna Knippling
Join us to explore eighteen different interpretations of the end of the world, from the amazingly silly to the darkest nightfall.
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Committed to that difficult road, Voyager's crew was rewarded with unimaginable experiences on strange and fantastic worlds, encountering exotic alien species and astonishing phenomena...and challenged along the way by conflicts from within as well as from without. Yet none of their adventures tempered their shared determination to find a way back to friends and family.
Each Strange New Worlds competition draws a greater response than the last. The final selections gathered here were chosen from an overwhelming number of entries by virtue of their originality and style. With wit, compassion, and an affection for all things Star Trek, these brand-new authors take us where Star Trek has never gone before.
Their tales rocket across the length and breadth of Federation time and space, from when Captain Kirk explored the galaxy on the first Starship Enterprise, through Captain Picard's U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D and Captain Sisko's Deep Space Nine, to Captain Janeway's Starship Voyager, with many more fascinating stops along the way.
Find out what happens in the Star Trek universe when fans -- like you -- take the helm!
IN THE 31ST CENTURY, LIFE IS CHEAP...
A Draconis Combine warrior struggles with immoral orders in the First Succession War. A House Davion MechWarrior participates in a risky heist as part of Operation Guerrero. A history buff battles the Word of Blake during the Liberation of Terra. What do these MechWarriors have in common? Each one pilots the same BattleMech, a survivor that has been repaired and rebuilt countless times throughout its long and bloody 300-year lifespan.
...BATTLEMECHS ARE NOT.
The 70-ton GHR-5H Grasshopper can outmaneuver and outlast some of the most fearsome enemy ’Mechs, making it an invaluable asset to battlefield commanders. Even an incapacitated Grasshopper will be rebuilt to fight another day, with a new pilot at its controls, because MechWarriors can be replaced, but ’Mechs cannot.
In BattleTech: Legacy, thirteen all-new stories chronicle the fortunes and tragedies of a single ’Mech across several tumultuous points in its wide-ranging combat history. Veteran BattleTech authors Kevin Killiany and Craig A. Reed, Jr. bookend this exciting collection, while other familiar names and new blood explore important moments in this ’Mech’s history of constant, unmitigated warfare that leaves no corner of the Inner Sphere untouched.
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One of them has killed a Miradorn scientist named Or-Lin. Now, the S.C.E. team on the U.S.S. da Vinci must deactivate the rest of the devices before they become responsible for wiping out the entire Miradorn species -- but the only one who can help them is Or-Lin's twin, Em-Lin, who is still devastated by the death of her sister....
Intriguing characters, surprising situations, and mysterious twists—you'll find it all in this spectacular collection of suspense fiction. Grab your copy today!
Seven syndicate authors let their criminal side out for a joyride on a dark night.
This is Boundary Shock Quarterly, Issue 003: Grand Theft Starship. Welcome to another exciting issue in a new quarterly speculative fiction magazine.
Be sure to look for Issue 004: Robots, Cyborgs, Androids, Oh My!, coming soon!