Six Scifi Stories Volume Four
In these pages, Star Trek and Doctor Who author Robert Jeschonek will take you on a tour of the wildest places and people you've never imagined. You've never met anyone quite like 12:30 P.M., the fugitive time fragment...Frieda, the killer-haunting e-ghost...or Patty, the lunatic vagrant who keeps seeing Tijuana, Mexico where Cape Cod, Massachusetts should be. More
In these pages, Robert T. Jeschonek will take you on a tour of the wildest places and people you've never imagined. You've never met anyone quite like 12:30 P.M., the fugitive time fragment...Frieda, the killer-haunting e-ghost...or Patty, the lunatic vagrant who keeps seeing Tijuana, Mexico where Cape Cod, Massachusetts should be.
Don't miss these edgy, exciting, and surprising science fiction tales by a Star Trek and Doctor Who author. It’s the latest collection from award-winning storyteller Robert T. Jeschonek, a master of unique and unexpected science fiction that really packs a punch. This volume includes six scifi stories for one low price:
"Warning! Do Not Read This Story!": An entire town wiped out...by a rogue story? Anyone who hears or reads it launches into a murder-suicide spree, and its power is about to spread to the rest of the world. Only Carrol and Sascha LaVerge, mystic problem-solving sisters extraordinaire, stand in its way. But can they outsmart the story with a mind of its own before it comes up with a plot twist that traps them in the ultimate unhappy ending?
"Tempus Fugitive": In a realm where time itself comes to life, the hunt is on for a fugitive minute, 12:30 P.M. Time on Earth stands still as the hunters close in, determined to force 12:30 P.M. to take his rightful place in the timestream…but one last hope exists. Only by seizing it can 12:30 P.M. prevent one of the darkest events in human history from becoming a terrible reality.
"Luminaria": On a day known forever as The Silencing, millions of human colonists went missing in space without a trace. Fifty years later, a team of explorers mounts a search, riding a space elevator into the heart of the unknown. One scientist, Gabriel Shard, holds the key to the truth, the last chance to recover the missing...but he might just die before he can use it.
"The Secret of the Ultimate Male Enhancement": The male enhancement of tomorrow has everything from shape-changing powers to a mind of its own. But what happens when this miraculous endowment refuses to cooperate with its new owner?
"The Memory of You Lingers": Baird the convicted rapist knows no peace. Ten years of haunting by the digital ghost of his victim, Frieda, have left him a basket case…but freedom awaits. If he can just make it till tomorrow, his sentence will end, and the digital ghost will become vaporware. But Frieda has no intention of leaving quietly.
"Tijuana, Massachusetts": Why does Cape Cod, Massachusetts keep changing into Tijuana, Mexico? Don't ask Patty, the foul-mouthed everything-hater with a memory full of holes. Every time the lump on her head buzzes, Cape Cod becomes Tijuana or vice versa. Has Patty lost her mind, or is someone--or something--driving her crazy?
"Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author
"Jeschonek´s stories are delightfully insane, a pleasure to read." – Fábio Fernandes, Fantasy Book Critic
"Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman." – Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series and Black Dust Mambo
About the Author
Robert Jeschonek 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 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.