Phoenix Pick

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Phoenix Pick is the Science Fiction imprint of Arc Manor Publishers, an independent publisher based in Rockville, Maryland.

Published authors include Hugo- and Nebula-winning writers.

Free online SF magazine (premiered March 2013): www.galaxysedge.net

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Robert Heinlein’s Expanded Universe: Volume Two
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of “Life-Line” to Astounding (for seventy dollars).This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein’s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.
Podkayne of Mars
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,730. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A tale beloved by many fans of Robert A. Heinlein, Podkayne of Mars tells the story of a young Marswoman and her inter-planetary adventures with her uncle and her genius brother.
Simulacron-3
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A virtual-reality novel from a time before virtual reality, Simulacron-3 is a prophetic tale of a future where nothing is as it appears to be.
Lest Darkness Fall & Related Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 104,860. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The classic tale with related stories by Frederik Pohl, David Drake and S.M. Stirling.
The Immortality Option (Sequel to Code of the Lifemaker)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2010 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In this spectacular sequel to the acclaimed Code of the Lifemaker, James Hogan returns to the strange world of Titan, inhabited by bizarre self-conscious robots.
Godspeed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,030. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Jay Hara is an ordinary young man growing up on the isolated planet of Erin. But Jay dreams of adventure and escapades and the legend of the lost “Godspeed” drive which allowed humans to travel at faster-than-light speeds. Godspeed is a true coming-of-age tale told in the classic tradition of R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island. A modern day pirate story, set among the stars.
Robert Heinlein’s Expanded Universe: Volume One
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,080. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of “Life-Line” to Astounding (for seventy dollars).This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein’s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.
Daughter of Elysium - An Elysium Cycle Novel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 168,450. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2009 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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The pristine city of Elysium floats on the water world of Shora, inhabited by "immortals" who have succeeded in unlocking the secrets of life. Outsider Blackbear Windclan wants to share the secret of immortality with his own people, but can he, and the City of Elysium, survive the corruption and decadence that immortality has bred into the ageless society?
Centuries
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 172,500. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Centuries explores a barely recognizable future where humans control their own evolution. Genetic manipulation and artificial intelligence shape an astounding destiny for our species. With these wondrous changes come unexpected new truths of heart and mind that challenge the very definition of human.
The Hemingway Hoax
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,390. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, lost a bag containing the manuscript of his first novel on a Parisian train. In 1996, John Baird, a renowned Hemingway scholar, decides to use that loss to account for a fake manuscript he creates. The story won both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
Halfway Human
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 152,000. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2010 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Halfway Human is a mesmerizing look at an intricately created alien world which is strange and distant, yet hauntingly familiar. Blands are asexual beings, serving their fellow beings. But the world is about to change, when Val and Tedla get together.
Over the Wine-Dark Sea
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,600. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Menedemos, the young dashing sea captain, and his helper, the scholarly Sostratos, are sea-traders from the Greek island of Rhodes. Fearless sailors, they will travel any distance to make a profit or to search for rich treasures. As if avoiding pirates and barbarians isn’t enough, they are also caught between the political intrigues of Alexander’s former generals.
Beggars in Spain: The Original Novella
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Leisha Camden is a genetically engineered “Sleepless” whose ability to stay awake all the time has made her more productive. Genetic modifications have also given the “Sleepless” a higher IQ and may even make them immortal. But will they be hunted down as freaks by a world that has grown wary of its newest creation?
Norstrilia
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,140. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Welcome to Old North Australia, or Norstrilia, the only planet that has "stroon," a substance that indefinitely delays aging in humans. Rod McBan is the last of one of the oldest and most honorable families on Norstrilia. But that is not enough to save him from the basest of human emotions-jealousy- as the enmity of a former friend forces him to escape to Earth.
The Forest of Time and Other Stories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,540. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Here is an eclectic collection of science fiction stories (and three short poems) by multiple-award-winning author Michael Flynn, author of such acclaimed titles as Eifelheim and Firestar. Included are two Hugo-nominated stories ("The Forest of Time" and "Melodies of the Heart").
Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the far future, eons after the demise of Humanity and its far-flung galactic empire, a group of alien archeologists visits Earth to uncover the secret of the dead race’s initial overwhelming success and its ultimate death.
Their Majesties' Bucketeers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,320. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Captain Agot Edmoot Mav, Extraordinary Inquirer for Their Majesties’ Bucketeers, must find out who has killed a famed, but controversial, scholar. The killing was done in a windowless room which was locked and the murder weapon itself is a mystery. But Agot Edmoot Mav is nothing if not persistent, and as a loyal member of the Bucketeers, will not rest until the truth is revealed.
The Infinite Man
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,570. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Milton Bradford is a very special man. God, the Creative Force, resides within him.
Rogue Queen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,150. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Rogue Queen is a ground-breaking novel that was one of the first science fiction books to deal with sexual themes, paving the way for more daring works by future authors.
Brightsuit MacBear
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,350. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Berdan Geanar has had a difficult life. Unsure of himself, and apparently hated by the grandfather he has lived with since the death of his parents, he has no idea of what to do with his life. But when his grandfather abandons him, taking all the family money and the special space suit that should rightly be his, Berdan decides to fight and take back what is rightfully his.
Reboots
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,670. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
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What better way to deal with space travel than to man ships with creatures that regenerate or don’t need air, or are immune to various maladies? In a future world where zombies, vampires and werewolves co-exist with 'normal' humans on Earth, these ships are run by a motley crew of various types of undead or near-dead creatures.
The Aethers of Mars
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,110. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Welcome to Mars…circa 1900. Cecil Rhodes rules Mars and is on his way to transforming the British Empire into his vision of a powerful force, managed by the “right” type of people. But Savinkov, a legendary revolutionary and assassin with secret agents hot on his heels, is reputedly planning something truly dramatic and Mars-shattering. This is the sixth book in the Stellar Guild line.
Stinger
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,110. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A special strain of malaria is discovered in Maryland that selectively kills African Americans with the sickle-cell trait. Is there a man-made cause? A government cover-up? FBI Special Agent Robert Cavanaugh and epidemiologist Melanie Anderson must work together to try and uncover the truth and a cure.
The Multiplex Man
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 121,340. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Multiplex Man (winner of The Prometheus Award) is an intriguing thriller set in a future where every aspect of life on Earth is micromanaged by authorities who consider any deviation from the prescribed path as dangerous.
The Children Star - an Elysium Cycle novel
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,460. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2009 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Genetically modified children have settled Prokaryon—a world where chemistry kills unaltered adults. Now a ruthless corporation threatens to destroy Prokaryon by terraforming. But what of the alien intelligent life directing all aspects of the planet's existence?
The Masks of Time
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,740. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A Nebula-nominated classic by a Grand Master of Science Fiction, Robert Silverberg, The Masks of Time tells the story of Vornan-19, who claims to have come from the far future and has access to technological marvels that support his claim. But is he really what he claims to be?
Beyond the Doors of Death
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,720. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
“Born With the Dead” (the novella) was nominated for every major science fiction award when it was originally published in 1974, winning the Nebula and Locus awards. The author revisits the classic story with Australian author Damien Broderick. Broderick uses Robert Silverberg’s original novella as a starting point for a brilliant leap into the far future.
Taflak Lysandra
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Lysandra and her father (a coyote scientist) take on a mission to dive underneath the teeming bio-mass of Majesty, no one knows what to expect. Even wild conjecture has not prepared them for the extreme strangeness that they will find around them.
Brain Plague
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,530. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2010 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
“In Joan Slonczewski’s Brain Plague...a starving artist on the planet Veledon agrees to let a colony of “brain enhancers” occupy her skull. These microscopic creatures live in the brain’s outer linings, causing bursts of genius—or irreparable harm. The creatures themselves are like tiny human beings; one of their greatest concerns is getting their young to breed.” — The New Yorker
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 6, January 2014
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,530. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly (every two months) magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, LLC, a small press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and old (reprint) stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford and book reviews by Paul Cook.
Tau Ceti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Beacon has spent generations reaching a home away from home ... only to discover that Earth now has faster-than-light ships and a ruthless dictator who wants to lay claim to the same planet. Can Captain Jorie Taylor stave off almost certain disaster and save their dreams?
The Gryphon's Skull
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,310. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Menedemos, the dashing young sea captain, and his cousin, the scholarly Sostratos, are back in a new adventure. As opposing forces maneuver for advantage in the eastern Mediterranean, the cousins are determined not to let circumstances stand in the way of a profitable venture…especially since they are now in possession of a rare skull purported to be from the mythical Gryphon.
Georgia On My Mind and Other Places
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 135,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collection of some of the finest short stories penned by a master of hard science fiction, this anthology includes Charles Sheffield's highly acclaimed novelette, Georgia On My Mind, which won both the Hugo and Nebula when originally published in 1993. The accompanying stories were written by the author between 1987 and 1994.
Small Miracles
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,860. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Brent Cleary, demonstrating a beta-test protective “nanosuit” to potential customers, gets trapped in a massive pipeline explosion, only the nanosuit saves him. Smart nanobots integrated into the suit will do whatever it takes to protect the wearer. But once inside his body, what will the bots do?
The Bronze God of Rhodes
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 146,310. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » General
Chares of Lindos was a Greek sculptor born on the island of Rhodes. A pupil of Lysippos, Chares eventually built the Colossus of Rhodes, now considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These memoirs present the trials and tribulations (some of them hilarious) of the sculptor as he undertakes various projects and is forced into a number of adventures.
Owls to Athens
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 144,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Like earlier installments in the series, Owls to Athens has the cousins going through various adventures, trade negotiations and sexual escapades, all set against a finely painted mosaic of Hellenic life in the fourth century BCE.
King Kobold Revived
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,820. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In the first book in the Gramarye series, Christopher Stasheff introduced readers to Rod Gallowglass ... The Warlock In Spite of Himself. In this second book in the series, enter the fantastic world of Gramarye once again, where magic lives with science and the Warlock is once again called upon to save the planet from marauding evil.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 7, March 2014
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,280. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Galaxy’s Edge is published every two months by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, LLC, a small press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford and book reviews by Paul Cook.
The Sacred Land
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 143,060. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Menedemos, the young dashing sea captain, and his helper (and cousin) the scholarly Sostratos, are back in their third adventure. This time around the two cousins end up in the Sacred Land, Jerusalem, where they encounter a strange religion. As always, trouble follows them and they must once again use their quick wits to survive and, hopefully, make a profit from their long journey.
Galaxy’s Edge Magazine: Issue 13, March 2015
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
Arkfall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,840. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2010 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Humans live deep within an apparently lifeless planet covered by massive ice sheets. Having to survive in confined spaces has bred a unique culture where deference and non-confrontation make co-existence possible.


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