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Leigh Brackett (ology) Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 521,110. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Leigh Brackett, and is a companion to the Leigh Brackett (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. Brackett was known as the Queen of Space Opera, and famous for a series of brilliant planetary romance adventures, particularly those of Eric John Stark on Mars, Venus and Skaith.
Leigh Brackett (ology) Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 306,550. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The second volume about the work of science fiction writer Leigh Brackett, and is a companion to the Leigh Brackett (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. Brackett was known as the Queen of Space Opera, and famous for a series of brilliant planetary romance adventures, particularly those of Eric John Stark on Mars, Venus and Skaith.
Scrawny Pete
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Crime reporter Atkins discovered Scrawny Pete at the scene of a murder-suicide. The hard-bitten reporter took to the cat, and the cat took to him. Together they traveled through the city on the police beat, until the day they came across another crime, one that Scrawny Pete understood. Includes complete bonus story, "The Secret Lives of Cats."
Five Uneasy Pieces
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,170. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Each of these stories explores the shadowy worlds of noir, mystery and crime fiction. They range in tone from hardboiled detective to parody. Altogether, this collection has something for everyone who enjoys dark or edgy crime fiction. Includes a sixth bonus short story.
The Retrieval Artist: A Retrieval Artist Short Novel
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The short novel that started the entire Retrieval Artist series, The Retrieval Artist introduced Miles Flint to the world. Hugo-nominated, chosen as one of the best stories of the year, The Retrieval Artist created an entire universe, and Flint himself became what IO9 calls “one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever.”
The Misplaced Battleship Lure
Price: Free! Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2010 by Jekkara Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A Staynless Steel Rat story. Slippery Jem de Griz has been digging in the archives as punishment. She has found a sting, she believes, and tells her Special Corps boss. To prevent the end of a presidential career, they set a golden trap for an egomanical thief. But who is actually conning who when you can smell a big staynless steel rat? A Gender Switch Adventure.
Serial Killer vs. E-Merica
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Virtual reality e-representatives form a more perfect union in a future America of a hundred states. Until someone reaches into the computerized Congress and murders them one by one. Can Nevada, the e-rep sergeant-at-arms with a shadowy past, make America's high tech tomorrow safe for e-democracy? Or will a terrible secret pull the trigger on a nation's hopes and dreams?
No Candles for Antiochus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A hardboiled Hanukkah story set in a dystopian future. Its last line is rather memorable.
Blood Ties / Final Cut
Price: Free! Words: 10,350. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two PI's in one book! Tim Wohlforth presents a Jim Wolf short story, J. Vandersteen a Noah Milano tale. These two tough PI's follow the legacy from Black Mask in their own special way.
Lowlifes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,570. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
San Francisco Detective Larry Hayes thinks he's hit bottom when he wakes up in an alley after a bad trip with no memory of the last four hours. This is only the beginning of his problems. Two blocks away, Hayes' informant, a homeless man named Noble Jon, lies dead, beaten and stabbed. The eerie pangs of guilt seep into Hayes. Is he Jon's killer? The mounting evidence says so.