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About Stewart C Baker
Stewart C Baker is an academic librarian, haikuist, and writer of speculative fiction. His work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Nature, Galaxy's Edge, and is forthcoming in Writers of the Future volume 32, among other places. Stewart was born near London, England, has lived in South Carolina, Japan, and Los Angeles, and now makes his home with his wife and two children in Oregon--although if anyone asks, he'll says he's from the Internet. His website is http://infomancy.net
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The 32nd edition of Writers of the Future may be the best new book yet! Brand-new adventure through space, time and possibility.
Along the way these new authors will introduce you to fascinating characters such as Nate, a very loyal companion—like most werewolves would be. Keanie has a parasite that lets her morph and so transform into anyone. Liz owns a dinosaur maker, but raw ingredients can be a problem. Anna slaves away in a factory but her magic leaves her unfulfilled. These authors take creative writing to a whole new level!
The answers, the stories, the visions, and the mind-stretching possibilities are all waiting inside.
Welcome to the future of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It gets better every year. These are the award winning short stories of the international contest that have launched the writing careers of some of the best new books!
BONUS stories and articles on how to write by New York Times best sellers Tim Powers, Sean Williams, Brandon Sanderson, Sergey Poyarkov & L. Ron Hubbard
“The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us.” —Orson Scott Card
Celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 27th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest
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.
An eclectic collection of SF adventure tales.
The Flash Fiction Online 2015 Anthology contains 49 short stories from more established, award-winning authors and newer writers just emerging in the flash fiction story-scape. We publish literary, science fiction, fantasy, and horror, in a delicious mix of interesting character, tantalizing plots, and wonderful world-building.
Flash fiction might be small, but each story packs an entire story arc into only a thousand words or fewer. Whether you call this art form a short-short, a micro-fiction, a drabble, or a smokelong, it spans all genres and literary styles.
The 2015 anthology includes: Matthew F. Amati, Scott W. Baker, Stewart C. Baker, Brent Baldwin, Rebecca Birch, Derrick Boden, Ariel Bolton, Oliver Buckram, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Krystal Claxton, Paul DesCombaz, Katrina S. Forest, Izabella Grace, John Guzlowski, Kate Hall, Kim Henderson, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, C. L. Holland, Alexis A. Hunter, Gwendolyn Kiste, John League, Marina Lostetter, Michelle Muenster, Samantha Murray, K.C. Norton, Kat Otis, Carol Otte, Sunil Patel, Laura Pearlman, Shannon Peavey, Aimee Picchi, Alter S. Reiss, Chuck Rothman, Joshua Rupp, Kelly Sandoval, Rebecca Schwarz, Sylvia Spruck-Wrigley, Brontë Wieland, Leslianne Wilder, Eleanor R. Wood, Caroline M. Yoachim
This anthology contains new time travel short stories, mixed with some of the best stories published this century, including New York Times best sellers, Nebula and Hugo nominated writers and winners, as well as some new talented authors (though, in our timeline they’re already best sellers).
Edited by Zach Chapman. Stories by Brian Trent, Catherine Wells, Sean Williams, Stewart C Baker, Robert Silverberg, HL Fullerton, Auston Habershaw, Brenda Anderson, SL Huang, Tony Pi, Steve Simpson, K Kazul Wolf, Rasheedah Phillips, Martin L Shoemaker, Alter Reiss, David Steffen, John A Frochio, Alisa Alering, Desmond Warzel, and Rosemary Claire Smith.
ISSUE 17: November 2015
Mike Resnick, Editor
Jean Rabe, Assistant Editor
Shahid Mahmud, Publisher
Stories by: Josh Vogt, Sabina Theo, David Drake, Eric Cline, Jody Lynn Nye, Eric T. Reynolds, Paul Di Filippo, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, David G. Blake, Pat Cadigan, Stewart C. Baker
Serialization: Reboots by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin
Columns by: Barry Malzberg, Gregory Benford
Book Reviews: Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett
Interview: Joy Ward interviews Terry Brooks
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an award winning independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and old stories, a serialization of a novel, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
Whether its dragons or spaceships, magic or hard science, there is only one criterion to be published in Galaxy’s Edge: it has to be a great story.
As with the last edition of the Best of, all the fiction pieces in this volume have been personally selected by the editor, Mike Resnick. These stories appeared in issues of the magazine that were published between 2015 and 2017, and include new titles by bestselling authors like Larry Niven and David Gerrold, as well as exhilarating new writers like Marina J. Lostetter and Martin L. Shoemaker.
And also, like with our previous Best of anthology, our authors all share one thing in common. They write engaging stories that will entertain you, leave you astonished, and make you think—the hallmarks of all good science fiction and fantasy.
Stewart C Baker
Sandra M. Odell
Eric Leif Davin
Marina J. Lostetter
Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
Martin L. Shoemaker
Or this: Imagine the planets as people–elegant Lady Earth, Moon trailing at her heals, gallant King Jupiter, impish little Mercury. In “One Last Night at the Carnival Before the Stars Go Out” returning Flash Fiction Online author Carolyn Yoachim brings these and many other celestial bodies to life for a few moments of sheer beauty.
And finally, author Brynn MacNab takes us to another world in a strikingly relevant fantasy offering, “I Imagine Myself as Rath Ducha,” in which the people wait for their queen to appear and save them in their time of need.
From the foreword by Kevin J. Anderson:
Words. Yes. No. I want. How much? Do this. Please. Thank you.
Words are the gears that make civilization function, the tools that move almost every action in our daily lives. Through words we create instructions, blueprints, cooperation, organization.
But some people use words as more than just gears and tools. They elevate language to an art, an evocative level beyond mere instructions. They use words as a brush to create and paint sweeping imaginary landscapes that they can make other people see in their own minds. They use words to sculpt characters with history, personalities, scars of tragedy or a sense of humor.
Writers see words as wondrous things, ordinary beans that can spawn a magical beanstalk, simple keys that can unlock Pandora s Box.
Readers feast on the fantastic concoctions that wordsmiths create from these sophisticated, sorcerous tools. Any bookstore offers shelves of published novels from well-known and well-loved masters of the craft, storytellers who have entertained us for years, thereby creating a special place in our hearts and our imaginations.
But how many other word wizards live among us, secretly practicing their magic, developing their skills, hoping to one day become masters themselves? Many try to take up the special mantle, hoping that their magic is good enough to be noticed.
Spark: A Creative Anthology is one way for those emerging apprentice storytellers to take one step closer to becoming a master. Spark is a quarterly anthology and accompanying writing contest dedicated to fostering emerging talent with participation from industry professionals. Established writers and editors serve as guest judges for each contest, and the new stars who shine the brightest are featured here.
In all likelihood, you don t recognize many of the names featured in the table of contents at least not yet. But judging by the quality of what I ve read, you will know them. You will.
Kevin J. Anderson
Here's just a sampling of the great content you can expect:
Cover art and illustrations by Paul Pederson
Amazing new stories from:
Brad R. Torgersen
Su J. Sokol
Erica L. Satifka
Alexis A. Hunter
Kaitlyn M. M. Caul
Stewart C Baker
Laura Redden Erturk