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infinity plus is a science fiction, fantasy and horror showcase that ran from 1997 to 2007 and remains online as an archive.

The infinity plus ebook imprint launched in December 2010 with titles from Eric Brown, Kaitlin Queen and Keith Brooke, with more titles from John Grant and Anna Tambour. Future infinity plus authors include Paul di Filippo, Garry Kilworth and Molly Brown.

---in its first two months, infinity plus ebooks had three top ten bestsellers at Amazon

---the site holds more than 2.1 million words of fiction, 1000 book reviews and 100 interviews

---authors featured on the site include Stephen Baxter, Mary Gentle, Peter F Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, Vonda N McIntyre, Michael Moorcock, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, Jack Vance, Connie Willis and Gene Wolfe

---there have been three infinity plus print anthologies

---Praise for infinity plus:
-"looks great. And it's good to find quality fiction on the web" (Ellen Datlow)
--"one of the Internet's most valuable resources for intelligent science fiction of high literary quality" (Gardner Dozois)
--"the best place for genre fiction on the web" (SFX)
--"first-rate" (Locus Online)

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The Life Business
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
With astonishing power, award-winning author John Grant portrays the human facility to falsify history, using as his backdrop the beginnings of the late-20th-century troubles in Northern Ireland, as an unwitting mainland schoolboy finds himself caught up in a violence he barely understands. "...a compelling coming-of-age tale" (Declan Burke, Crime Always Pays)
The Bone Flute
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Venn, a fickle and restless young musician, is drawn to the “lost planet” of Habille where, it is said, human nature has changed, and love once experienced can never die. In an afterword written especially for this edition, Lisa Tuttle explains her controversial decision to refuse the Nebula Award for this story.
Muezzinland
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,670. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Life has changed in the mid 22nd century. The aether is a telepathic cyberspace. Biochips augment human brains. AIs, concepts, even symbols can be dangerous. Mnada is heir to the Ghanaian throne, yet something has been done to her brain that has made her insane, something to send her fleeing north across jungle and desert towards the mysterious place called Muezzinland.
Lord of Stone
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,960. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Trace: a country where magic is dying out. A country at war with itself. A country where the prophecies of the Book of the World have started to come true. Bligh: a young foreigner, drawn irresistibly to the war in Trace. A man who has rejected religion, yet appears to be possessed by one of the six Lords Elemental. Bligh thinks he's going mad, but if he is then it's a madness shared by others...
Old Soldiers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
In the room across the hall the old soldier shouts, just as he has done for years... And behind her, something in the shadows stirs. "One of our brightest cultural commentators" --Publishers Weekly
Head Shots
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
What if the paparazzi could read their targets' minds? Anna-Louise is a young and ambitious reporter, on the trail of an adulterous footballer, trying to hear through the mind noise to find out what he's really up to. Contemporary SF from an author described by Locus as belonging in "the recognized front ranks of SF writers".
The Time-Lapsed Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Emerging from flux after three months of mind-pushing a starship through the nada-continuum, Thorn realised he could not hear. He was on his second drink, an hour later, when a sound startled him. But it was the wrong sound... Classic short science fiction, and winner of the 1988 Interzone poll for best story of the year.
Has Anyone Here Seen Kristie?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When he arrives in Edinburgh he sees his future as an infinitely bleak expanse. But then he meets Kristie ... Award-winning author John Grant has created not just a tender, erotic tale about the conquest of grief and a fantasy of the highest order, but also a marvelously evocative Edinburgh story. Contains adult content. "...like a Ray Bradbury story for mature audiences"--Matthew Cheney, SF Site
Approaching Omega
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,100. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
//~Mission to locate Earth-temperate planet for colonisation: failed … //~1000 years out from Earth base, damage to colony sleeper hangars 1, 3 and 4 sustained … all lives lost … hangars 2 and 5 still operational … //~Mission parameters adjusted: Augmentation of colonists to commence … //~Request all drones and ’bots to medical units to begin experimentation …
Queen Bee
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Domed cities; a lost lover; alien lifeforms whose biochemical excretions might kill you or worse... Colvin Stark must battle deadly jungle and primitive settlers to find his fleeing lover, and his destiny. Traditional science fiction with a contemporary spin, Queen Bee showcases the short fiction talent of an author described by Locus as belonging in "the recognized front ranks of SF writers".
Warm Words & Otherwise: A Blizzard of Book Reviews
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 152,980. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Essay » Literature
A bumper collection – over 150,000 words! – of book reviews, many of full essay length, by the two-time Hugo winning and World Fantasy Award-winning co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy and author, among much fiction, of such recent nonfiction works as Corrupted Science and (forthcoming) Denying Science.
Circus of the Grand Design
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,740. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Lewis rents a vacation house on Long Island he doesn’t expect to end up on a crazy circus train ride to nowhere. Travelling through strange and wonderful lands, he becomes lost amongst mad acrobats, sexy elephant riders, a magical mechanical horse, a giant woman and her savage, prehistoric rodent bears, an egotistical juggler, and...a fertility goddess who takes exceptional interest in him.
Meridian Days
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,020. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Meridian, twenty light years from Earth and with just a tiny scattering of inhabitable islands, seems the perfect place for Bob Benedict to escape the tragedy of his past. But when he meets Fire Trevellion he is drawn into a world of corruption and murder that is far darker than his past. Soon it's all he can do just to survive...
The Ephemera
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
Eighteen stories of impermanence, change, ephemera... from the ends of love affairs and the brief sanity of wartime convalescence, to the fading away of old languages and the dying of humanity itself. This edition includes four bonus stories, including one written specially for this collection, and each story has a newly-written afterword.
One Step Closer
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Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Life jumps the rails, runs away from you and there’s no catching it up. Not ever. A free short story from Iain Rowan, winner of the Derringer Award for best short crime story. "I mean it," the gunman shrieked, and he pointed the revolver at Ward, the end of the barrel moving in tiny circles with the shaking of his hands. "I mean it. One step closer..."
Nowhere To Go
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,130. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(3.86)
Eleven stories of murder, obsession, fear and--sometimes--redemption. Featuring stories published in Alfred Hitchcock's, Ellery Queen's and more. Iain's short fiction has been reprinted in Year's Best anthologies, won a Derringer Award, been voted into readers' top ten of the year, and been the basis for a novel shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger award.
Liberty Spin: tales of scientifiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,650. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Multiple personalities fighting for control of a single body; a single personality constantly splitting and reinventing itself and its past; a Mars that never was; an interstellar war that has always been. Nine science-fiction stories, each with a new afterword, from an author described by Locus as "in the recognized front ranks of SF writers".
Embrace: tales from the dark side
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Eleven stories from the darkest reaches of Keith Brooke's imagination, each with a new afterword. Revisit the haunts of your youth, retell the story of your life, embrace your inner demons. Listen to the voices, go on... Brooke's short fiction has been widely published in some of the world's top genre fiction markets. He was described by Locus as "in the recognized front ranks of SF writers".
Qinmeartha and the Girl-Child LoChi
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,600. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Tarburton-on-the-Moor: just another sleepy Dartmoor village. Or so it seems to Joanna Gard, until the fabric of the place begins, like her personal life, to unravel. In this disturbing tale of clashing realities, Hugo- & World Fantasy Award-winner John Grant skilfully juggles a strange cosmology with images from the darker side of the human soul. Includes bonus novella "The Beach of the Drowned".
Take No Prisoners
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,650. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In the fifteen superbly literary stories of this, his first collection, Hugo- and World Fantasy Award-winning author John Grant goes to places other fantasy and SF writers have yet to find on the map. Take No Prisoners is a magnificent demonstration of why his imagination has been described as defying all genre categorization. This new e-edition includes two bonus novelettes.
A Writer's Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,680. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Mid-list writer Daniel Ellis becomes obsessed with the life and work of novelist Vaughan Edwards, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in 1996. His investigations lead Ellis ever deeper into the enigma that lies at the heart of Vaughan Edwards' country house, Edgecoombe Hall, and the horror that dwells there.
Faking It: accounts of the General Genetics Corporation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,490. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A brash entrepreneur buys a small company as a platform for his big ideas, and the General Genetics Corporation is born. GenGen has a vision for the future of humankind, and the company will stop at nothing to get its own way. Nine stories of sex, drugs and manipulation from an author described by Locus as "in the recognized front ranks of SF writers". Includes new story "Faking It".
One More Unfortunate
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,540. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
It's the mid-1990s and Nick Redpath has some issues to resolve. Like why he is relentlessly drawn back to a circle of old friends and enemies - and an old love - in his seaside birthplace, the Essex town of Bathside. And why he won't let himself fall in love again. But first he must prove that he didn't murder his old flame, Geraldine Wyse...

Books

Infinities
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Price: Free! Words: 99,080. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A FREE sampler of short stories, novel extracts and a complete novelette from infinity plus and friends: 100,000 words of short fiction and novel extracts from a range of top genre authors: Eric Brown, John Grant, Anna Tambour, Keith Brooke, Garry Kilworth, Iain Rowan, Kaitlin Queen, Linda Nagata, Scott Nicholson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Steven Savile (edited by Keith Brooke)

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