Amber D. Sistla

Biography

Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Jim Baen's Universe, Postcripts, Cosmos, Bull Spec, and Daily Science Fiction. She is an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

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Books

The Opposite of Defeating
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Tyla would do anything to escape the valley, but the only exit is guarded by a beast that can never be defeated. This short story is part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities. Now with **bonus** chapters from the novel Obligations of a Cobalt Hue! Photography credit to Stanislav Perov from Dreamstime.
Fortune Smiles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
In order to save her father from financial and social ruin, Megley must do the impossible--paint Fortune's smile. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities. Photography credit to Wacpan from Dreamstime.
Other Roads
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,790. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The world is populated with the shadowy roads that lead away from life's crossroads...the decisions unchosen, the actions untaken. Read a selection of fantasy short stories about people choosing other roads. Cover photo credit: Andreas Gradin (Dreamstime)
Winter Whispers
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Sylvia begins to hear voices, she thinks she is hallucinating. The truth is never so simple. She has a special ability to talk to alien observers. When her alien friends begin dying, Sylvia must trust the man she loves with her secret in order to find a way to save them. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities.
His Last Duchess
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Nakia takes the place of her friend in an arranged marriage to a cold-blooded duke. She has a plan to neutralize the duke and seize power, but first she must deal with her friend who keeps forgetting they switched names, the duke's lecherous cousin, the ghost of the previous duchess, and the crowded hallways of the castle. Part of the "Break Bites" Series.
The Day Nobody Died
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Death Angel, Ezhno, has avoided field work ever since he was assigned to Collections. When all the other Death Angels mysteriously disappear and Collections grinds to standstill, Ezhno must venture out to fix the problem on his own. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities.
Going Somewhere Else
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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A space explorer readies for a voyage that will never return. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities. About the Author: Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature,
Going Somewhere Else and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,580. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is a collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories. Please look inside to read about an explorer preparing for a journey that never ends, a young woman facing a monster that cannot be defeated, a death angel who's never actually collected a soul....and more stories. Includes seven stories.
A Place to Call Home
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When her friend Rohan receives a termination notice from his employer, Amaranta thinks it is the perfect time to get what she wants. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities. Originally published in the April/May 2008 issue of Cosmos Magazine, this short story received an Honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's B
Homo Sylvanus
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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This novelette originally appeared in Jim Baen's Universe. While traveling on a colonization ship, Brennan is desperate to prevent his daughter Tamsyn from inheriting his genetic deficiencies. The consequences of his efforts to illegally modify her DNA affect Brennan, Tamsyn, and the colonists. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break.
Flotsam and Fool
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this short story, Nen, a beach scavenger, has a problem. Ever since Nen rescued a stranded merling, he can't get her beautiful face out of his mind. He visits a witch, hoping for a potion to help him, but the potion only complicates matters. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities.
Just Play the Game
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In this short story, government decisions are based on the outcomes of violent tlachtli games. The player Ollin has always performed his civic duties honorably. When he is disgraced and sidelined without pay, he is desperate for money to pay for his father's medicine. A foreigner offers him money and the chance to play again, but will the cost be one Ollin can accept? Part of "Break Bites".

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