C.M. Simpson

Biography

I spent the first twenty years of my life living in different parts of Queensland and the Northern Territory, Australia. I wrote stories for most of that time, drawing on the different landscapes we encountered and giving a hyper-active imagination somewhere to run. I spent a few years in Melbourne earning my undergraduate degree in Literature, and Masters of Arts in Literature and Writing. I have been a freelance editor for over thirteen years and have so far written four collections of short stories and poetry, and a number of novels, with many more to come.

Where to find C.M. Simpson online


Books

365 Days of Flash Fiction
By
Series: The Simpson Annals, Book 4. Pre-release—available October 4, 2014. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 130,740. Language: Australian English. Published by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, speculative fiction and a touch of horror, this collection plays with just about every genre I could lay my hands on. In it, I explore new worlds, new settings and some ideas that just needed to be gotten out of my head. If short stories are your thing, and the shorter the better, there are a bunch of them to be found in this collection. Why not take a look?
C.M. Simpson:Short Stories and Poems from 2013: The Year Just Gone
By
Series: The Simpson Annals, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,910. Language: Australian English. Published: June 28, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This is the second volume of all the short stories, poems and flash fiction completed last year. Some of them have been released, and some are pending release. Pixies, unicorns, vampires, star ships, hunters, psi and sheer speculation of the what ifs, what might have been, and what might still be romp through the pages. Come and walk through the landscapes of my mind.
C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2013 - Remnants to Recent Years (1988-2012)
By
Series: The Simpson Annals, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,750. Language: Australian English. Published: June 21, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This year’s anthology consists of all the short stories and poems that I created, or discovered in my files and rewrote in 2013, regardless of whether or not they were released. The tales are taken from completed anthologies, and anthologies to come, from my blog, and from my notebooks. Most are published, but some are yet to be released.
An Anthology of Blades
By
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,220. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Axes, swords, knives, cursed, blessed or from the Otherlands, this anthology is all about things that cut, slice, dice or amputate. From a buried blade housing one of the protagonists of an ancient battle, to axes wielded by a barbarian at the crossroads of destiny, all the short stories and poems contained in this anthology have one common theme—they are some kind of blade.
Death Comes in Bone
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: American English. Published: November 23, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Murdered by his closest friend, Tanag is not surprised to wake and find himself dead. He is surprised, however, that others have come to the caves hidden not so far from what used to be his home. As the adventurers plunder his bones and move on, Tanag remembers who killed him, and the vow he made as he died. In order to fulfil that vow, Tanag must rise and leave his impromptu tomb.
The Reptiles' Blade
By
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 12,710. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Reptiles’ Blade is a science fiction novella about a retired military member, a lizardine warrior-come-“diplomat” and some high-level negotiation that very nearly goes astray before it even gets started.
Stiletto's Luck
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Stiletto’s Luck is about an assassin dealing with the consequences of taking part in a battle for reasons of his own, while trying to remain uncompromised by either side. They could have called him Scimitar, Blade or Dagger, but, no, his parents had to call him Stiletto. Stiletto did the only thing he could. He learned to be the best at what he did, and he learned to walk tall - without the heels
C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2012
By
Series: The Simpson Annals, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,720. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a collection of all the short stories C.M. Simpson published and wrote in 2012. Many of these pieces can be found in earlier anthologies or on C.M. Simpson’s blog, but some have not previously been published. Genres range from paranormal urban fantasy to dark fantasy to space opera and comedic science fiction and magic realism.
Magick on the Forest's Edge: A Tale of Tzamesch
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Forced to flee with her village, priestly apprentice, Althessa, discovers that danger comes in many guises and salvation is often unexpected. With the priests too busy to assist, and only her wizardly brother to help her, can Althessa save one of those who destroyed their undead pursuers, or will the attempt bring death to all who dare it?
Shadow's Fall
By
Series: Shadow, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 104,740. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
High Priest Urkhrist has settled to his task as the keeper of Beauwallin’s prison, but something is wrong. Beauwallin stirs within his prison, and wizards, priests and sorcerers are being taken from Thargood’s streets. Gilzereet must find out if the Old One is trying to escape, again, and try to find a way to defeat him, to succeed, where a pantheon of gods has already failed.
Gulvane and the Dragon: A Tale of Tzamesch
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The wizard Gulvane walks the corridors of his mind, remembering the eras locked behind three doors. Forester, Fighter, Assassin. Behind each door lie the memories and skills of who and what he used to be. Uncertain of where his life will lead him, or of what he will become, Gulvane wakes to find a dragon standing over his bed. Now, what would a creature such as what would dragon want with him?
Of Hunters and the Color Blue
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Of Hunters and the Color Blue is the first short story to be found in The Loft Anthology. It is also available as a stand-alone short story. A letter reveals the writer’s love for her daughter, and her reasons for leaving the child behind. It is a tale of flight and rescue, the birth of an AI, and reveals a weakness that plagues the deadly enemy on her trail.
Gods in the Lianreida
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: American English. Published: April 27, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Larias, god of problem-solving and secrets, flies over the forbidden lands of the elves, he only hopes to discover what force is powerful enough to breach the elven magic protecting the forest. What he finds, instead, is a battle in which he is compelled to intervene, but, regardless of intent, when gods meddle in the realms of other gods, there is always a price to pay.
Pigs Might Fly
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
All her life Lily has prepared herself for taking over the family farm. How is Lily going to convince her traditionally minded father that farming is the only thing she has ever wanted to do, and that she is the best of his offspring to take over when he is gone? And what do her dreams and hopes have to do with flying pigs?
The Soul in the Sword
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When an Arach raiding party attacks a wagon train and moves on to take on the next town, Dannon is part of the out-riders who must clean up in their wake. The dead girl on the wagon is just one of many reasons he doesn’t like spiders, or the elves that ride them. The Soul in the Sword is a short tale of fantasy battle, which will be incorporated into An Anthology of Blades.
Corporate Loyalty
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Corporate Loyalty is an short pseudo-science adventure a la the 1950’s. Its science is unlikely; its people and their motivations are not. When a leading ‘bug’ researcher is returned to normal size early, he discovers the science which alters his size has a flaw. Can his best friend help him out of the trouble he’s in?
Shadow Trap
By
Series: Shadow, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,640. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Exchanged by the gods, so he can better suit their purpose, thargramorg priest Gilzereet Urkhrist must now travel to the distant realm of Thargood in order to discover the Old One’s prison and prevent his escape. With the Old One gathering power more quickly than before, will the support of the gods be sufficient to give them a chance to contain him?
A Battle of Minds
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Danzer is a VR combat star. Unfortunately, somebody wants him dead. Is it a private vendetta from someone he’s defeated, a disgruntled fan, or someone else entirely. Whoever they are, their poetry stinks, but its meaning is clear. Security personnel for the VR games insist on overseeing the match between him and his most dangerous opponent, but no one knows if it will be enough.
Darkness and Light
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Abselia has traveled a long way to reach the trading town. Shadows move at her arrival, and light shimmers in dismay. Can Light’s champion find the Shadow stronghold, and solve the puzzle of Shadow’s strength, this time, or is she doomed to failure, like all those who have gone before? Darkness and Light is a short tale of dark fantasy and a battle older than time.
The Runaway
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Runaway is the first short story to be found in An Anthology of Bloodlines. It is also available as a stand-alone short story. With fire and otherworldly invaders closing in, a commander takes the time to tell the story of his capture and return to continue the fight. What are the secrets of his past?
Old Magic
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
After disaster and disease wipe out the world we know, powers carried by right of ancestry act as a sixth sense for trouble in a ruined city. Can she be the only one to have survived? Old Magic is one of the short stories that will be included in An Anthology of Bloodlines.
The Buried Blade
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When the grass in one of her uncle's fields starts to die, Amanda tries to work out why, but her uncle only sees stones, where she sees fragments of pottery. In a war as old as time, will Amanda convince her uncle of the truth, and remain unscathed, or will she fall under the control of an old and subtle power? The Buried Blade is a short tale of dark fantasy.
Shadow's Rise
By
Series: Shadow, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,560. Language: American English. Published: December 31, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When the gods discover an ancient power has suborned a king, and now menaces their domains, they must find agents to act on their behalf. Will a goddess’s temper over losing a favorite to the cause stand in their way? Or the capture of one of their chosen mean the attempt is doomed to fail before it has begun? Shadow’s Rise is a dark fantasy containing strong elements of horror.
The Priestess, the Prince and the Dragon
By
Series: Tales of the Five Kingdoms, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Linna finds herself in a city she does not recognize on a world she thought existed only in her imagination. To make matters worse, the god she serves has rejected her, and she is captured and sold to four princes from a distant land, who require a priest of the sea. In trying to regain her deity’s approval, she must flee for her life. Warning: sex scene, slavery. Original title Fisherpriest.
An Anthology of Worlds
By
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,240. Language: American English. Published: September 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An Anthology of Worlds is the fourth book in the Simpson Anthology series. It contains stories of a pirate hunt among the stars, a simple gold coin that acts as a gate to other worlds, a teenager haunted by an elven prince, the truth about banshees in space, and how someone from two cultures can find their place in a different world.
Screams for the Dying
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Screams for the Dying is a short science fiction story that blends myth, fantasy and science fiction. In the time in which this short story is set, banshees and star ships are real, and so are a lot of other things. It is approximately 2,500 words long and is the fifth and final story in the fourth Simpson Anthology - An Anthology of Worlds - which released mid-September 2012.
Nettlefold Princess
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
All is not well in Nettlefold Hollow. Amity claims she see things in the shadows and refuses to go out at night. Her classmates laugh at her until she goes missing on the way home from school. When Samantha looks in her locker and finds her diary, she learns that Amity was being haunted by a fairy prince. Who can she rely on to help her with a problem like that? Included in an Anthology of Worlds.
Palmyra Ridge
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the company Chani works for moves to take her people's lands, she must work to save them, but when Security Officer Asleyan steps in, she must work to get him on-side. Can two people from two very different cultures work together to save a nation, while retaining their own sense of self and sanity? Palmyra Ridge is the third short story in An Anthology of Worlds.
Two Worlds Collide
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
Two Worlds Collide is a 115-word modern poem about the things we glimpse from the corners of our eyes. It is the second poem in the fourth Simpson Anthology, An Anthology of Worlds.
In a Cyber World
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 430. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
'In a Cyber World' is a social comment in poem form about how cyber communications and social niceties. Twelve lines and 56 words long, 'In a Cyber World' is the first poem included in the fourth Simpson Anthology - 'An Anthology of Worlds'.
Finders-Keepers
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A single gold coin shines on the pavement, but no one except me seems to have noticed it. I watch it, hoping someone will take it and claim it as their own. Needing someone to take it. Please take it. Finders-Keepers is an 1,800-word vignette of this vigil. It is the second story in the fourth Simpson Anthology, An Anthology of Worlds, which is released in mid-September 2012.
On a Ship Called Mythicus
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
The Mythicus is crewed by creatures of myth and legend, fairytale and urban lore. In this short episode, it and its crew pursue a space pirate until a small team must continue the pursuit on planet. With its firestarter captain and a defense system that takes its nomenclature too literally, this ship is one of a kind. This story is included in An Anthology of Worlds, released in mid-Sep 2012.
An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us
By
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,940. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us contains 6 short stories about creatures passing as humans in human settings. Stories cover a range of genres from paranormal urban to science fiction to magic realism. They feature the ubiquitous werewolves and vampires as well as other types of shape-shifters, or humans who aren’t quite all human.
Peace Flower
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Peace Flower is a short fantasy story set in a time of war and change. Shoru is descended from a long line of sorceresses, once valued for their skills. How they are viewed in the future, depends on the battle’s outcome. It is approximately 3,350 words long and is the sixth short story in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, the third Simpson Anthology.
Treaty Time
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: American English. Published: June 30, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Treaty Time is a short science fiction story that continues the story of human settlement started in ‘Nothing’. In this tale, both humans and shifters discover they are not alone, and that some memories are inherited. It is approximately 3,250 words long, and is the fifth story in the third Simpson Anthology - An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us.
Nurse
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Nurse is a short horror story, featuring a secretive species of vampire and its newest recruit. It is approximately 2,450 words in length, and is included as the fourth short story in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, released in late July 2012.
Esmeralda and the Breeze
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Esmeralda and the Breeze: is a short story in the magic realism genre centered around a young woman finding her place in a world that largely rejects her. It is approximately 1,800 words in length. This short story is the third story in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us,which contains extra content and released in late July 2012.
Nothing
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nothing is a science fiction tale in which humans and shapeshifters find themselves locked in a battle for supremacy after a colony ship crashes. Nothing is approximately 1,250 words in length, and can be found in An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, which contains additional material and is to be released late July 2012.
Shadow Life
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Shadow Life is a short story set in the paranormal night time of our own world. Denie’s lover has been murdered and she must cross the boundary between life and undeath to wreak her revenge. Approximately 5,250 words long, Shadow Life is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us, which contains additional material.
An Anthology of Battle
By
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,370. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An Anthology of Battle Short: contains 4 short stories and 3 poems about war and the aftermath of war. Stories cover a range of genres: one is near-future contemporary in setting, another traverses three settings, and two more a science fiction pieces. The poems are experimental and range from 8-33 lines in length.
Jalaya
By
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jalaya is the fourth and final short story to be found in An Anthology of Battle. Michael bound to the village chief and his soldiers by nanotechnology that provides a unique mental link. With it, he commands a military force divided into Marks, and inherited the duty of Protector. Ten years ago, he helped his community fight free of its township. Jalaya is a story of family and sacrifice.
Death at War's End
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 520. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Death at War’s End: is a 33-line poem taking a different view of the aftermath of war. It is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle.
Keeping the Peace
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Keeping the Peace is a 14-line poem notes one of the ironies of peace-keeping. It is included in the soon-to-be released An Anthology of Battle.
War's End
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This 8-line non-rhyming poem describes one way to end a war. It is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
Jacob's Vision
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Erin writes of her earthbound memories of an interplanetary war, of the fate of a war hero, and of the start of re-building. Approximately 5,000 words in length, Jacob’s Vision is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Window on Salukia
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
A Window on Salukia is A short story made up of a series of linked vignettes describing cyclic battles and aftermaths in fantasy, pseudo-contemporary, and science fiction settings. Approximately 3,000 words in length, A Window on Salukia is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Vignette for Rashkah
By
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rashkah’s mother is mourning the death of Rashkah’s last surviving brother when the raiders attack their village. This short piece explores what happens immediately after. Approximately 1,200 words long, A Vignette for Rashkah is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
Duelling with the Dragon
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Asian poetry
A series of haiku describing a battle between a knight and a dragon, originally published in An Anthology of Dragons.
Where be Dragon?
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A non-rhyming poem about searching for a dragon in today's urban society. Originally published in An Anthology for Dragons.
The Dragon in my Shadow
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Dragon in my Shadow is a short tale of office politics and betrayal, which shows that some childhood things can mature into adulthood with us. It was originally published in An Anthology of Dragons and is just over 5,000 words long.
View more...

C.M. Simpson’s tag cloud

adventure    aftermath of war    ais    aliens    alternate worlds    alternative worlds    angel    angels    anthologies    anthology    assassin    assassins    banshees    barbarians    bard    bards    battle    battle fantasy    battles    belonging    bloodlines    bodyguard    city    cm simpson    collection    colonisation    colony    comedy    communication    contemporary    contemporary fantasy    contemporary paranormal    contemporary paranormal urban    corporate loyalty    creation    curse    cyber world    dark fantasy    dark gods    deities    demon    demons    dragon    dragon poem    dragons    dreams    elder gods    elemental magic    elementals    elves    epic fantasy    fae    faeries    fairies    family    fantasy    farm    firestarter    flash fiction    flower magic    gargoyles    gates    gateways between world    genetic inheritance    gods    good vs evil    griffons    guerilla war    haiku    harpies    heritage    high magic    hopes    horror    inheritance    ironies of peacekeeping    knight    land rights    lizard    lizardmen    magic    magic realism    magick    military    modern poetry    monsters    mothers love    nanites    nanotech    nanotechnology    nearfuture science fiction    nonrhyming poem    novel    novella    old magic    on a ship called mythicus    paranormal    paranormal fantasy    paranormal urban    peacekeeping    pixies    plague    poem    poems    poetry    postapocalyptic    powers    priests    raiders    rogues    science fiction    science fiction short story    shadow series    shapeshifter    shapeshifters    short stories    short story    skeletons    social comment    social commentary    sorcerers    sorceress    sorcery    space colony    space opera    speculative    speculative fiction    spider riders    spiders    starships    succubi    survival    sword    technology    the simpson annals    traditional values    tzamesch    undead    unicorns    urban    urban fantasy    vampire    vampires    vignette    virtual combat    virtual reality    war    war stories    werewolves    winters ache    wizards    worldhopping