Set in a world of the 1920′s that might have been, this is a tale of airships, adventure, gallant gentlemen, and sultry island maidens. . . .
Flora and her new husband set sail for Britain after their wedding. In six months she has gone from a furnished room to a mansion down the street from Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer. As the wife of Benedict Flock, heir to the Flock Aniline & Dye Company, she plans to enjoy a long honeymoon in Europe – and . . .
The stories here are short (some very short) and are mostly sf – that is, speculative fiction: fantasies, myths, science fiction, slipstream . . . all the flavors of fabulation except, I hope, for the mundane. Many were written with the audience of the Usenet newsgroup talk.bizarre in mind, back when text was the thing. —APS . . .
A fallen hero with a secret past takes a job retrieving an item for its owner. When she and her sociopathic partner arrive the hero finds much more than she expected and her adventures begin Skyway Mechanix follows the trials of Laurel and Violet, two heroes for hire making a living in the western suburbs of the Twin . . .
Portillo, TX is a city of industry, fuelled by chemicals and ambition. It smells like money. Its citizens seek fortune, love, and truth. Rex is a freelance cameraman who discovers a secret. Heather is high school teacher who doubts the intentions of her holistic psychiatrist, but desperately needs to overcome a childhood trauma. Portillo is a city with two sides. . . .
A collection of short stories, from high fantasy to alternate-history 1920s pulp adventures to detective stories and war stories in a hard science fiction universe. . . .
Life above ground is something Lilith has never experienced. When she gets the chance to visit the outside world, to see, firsthand, the monsters that roam the surface, she’s understandably ecstatic. But the infected have a reputation for being dangerous for a reason, and Lilith is about to find out why . . . . This is the story of Lilith, and her . . .
Space & Time takes place in a galaxy where space travel is common, The Galactic Mutuality governs alliances, Humanity is a minority, and a little girl from an alien race tries to overcome the stigma of being a slave. Life moves along as it usually does until a small group of strangers arrives, bringing news of impending destruction and a . . .
Mortimer Scott is dreadfully average. A devout member of the Church of Lopt, Mortimer spends his days praying, fumbling through social interactions, and dreaming of the day that his life would change. As if by some miracle of the gods themselves, it does. Talbot, the wanted heretic of the Church, wrenches Mortimer from worship and ritual and into . . .
Russ and I are trying an interesting collaboration: A young adult fantasy novel, collaboratively written, about four boys: A Conservative Christian, a Reform Jew, an Orthodox Jew, and a pagan centaur. Our goal is to have them: a) become friends, b) learn about each other and, oh, yes, c) Save our universe from the evil Wyrmm. . . .
Nothing interesting ever happens in the small town of Pitt Creek. Even when magic suddenly becomes a tangible force—and hundreds of thousands of people worldwide transform into animals and mythological creatures—the Changes’ closest approach is as dramatic video footage on the 6 o’clock news. Kevin MacArthur and his friends want to be a part of that—to have their lives . . .
Feb 19, 2009: “Flesh Phantoms” is a collection of short stories written by one author. Some of them are very short, more like story fragments or the author’s thoughts, while others are a more conventional length. They’re all interesting, sometimes bordering on brilliant. The tone varies between whimsical and sardonic, but there’s almost always a touch of wry wit lurking in the background, as well as some serious thought and social commentary.
The writings are grouped into 7 “Filters”. The stories in “100 Words” [more . . .]
Oct 10, 2009: Summary: Lilith has lived underground for her whole life. After getting tickets to a show Above Ground, a freak accident sends her left alone with no way home. She meets a werewolf, who saves her life and now she has to find her way back home, if only things were that simple.
Likes: The story starts straight into the action and doesn’t stagnate like most stories of this type. It didn’t really pick up for me until Lilith was on her [more . . .]