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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 Bone Flute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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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.
Salvage
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,490. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2013 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Salvageman Ed saves Ella Rodriguez from spider-drones on the pleasure planet of Sinclair’s Landfall, he has no idea what he’s letting himself in for. Ella is not at all what she seems, and what follows, as the spider-drones chase Ed, Ella and engineer Karrie light-years across space, is a fast-paced adventure with Ed learning more about Ella – and about himself – than he ever expected.
Penumbra
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,490. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When a young tug pilot's career is ruined by a collision in Earth orbit he has no choice but to accept a commission to fly an eccentric ship builder to a planet far from the trade routes. Discovering alien ruins on the planet and the hulk of a missing generation ship they are thrown into the centre of a conspiracy that reaches back centuries. A key novel from one of the UK's favourite SF writers.
Deep Future
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,510. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Deep Future collects ten tales of the past, present and future by the award-winning author of the best selling Helix. Whether he's writing about aliens coming to Earth, virtual reality, alternate worlds or immortal men, Brown imbues his fictions with a concern for character and an abiding passion for story, underlining his position as one of Britain's finest SF writers.
Rites of Passage
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Rites of Passage gathers four long stories from a British Science-Fiction Award-winning author. Stories of a Victorian London facing the threat of alien invasion, a strange world where the sun is fixed eternally overhead, the struggle to survive in a near-future post-apocalypse, and a far-future Earth where giant crabs and a swollen sun threaten humanity's very existence.
Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales &
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,100. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Magic Lino, the real story behind the one told by Robert Louis Stevenson, a chef dying of ennui, gathering bluebirds, paying with candywrap. More than 30 stories and poems from an author described by SF Site as "one of the most delightful, original, and varied new writers on hand". Includes 17,000 words of bonus material.
Beautiful Intelligence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,430. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
AI or BI? Artificial intelligence or beautiful intelligence? The race to create a sentient machine is headed by two teams, but with a Japanese chase team close on their heels, will either be successful before they are trapped and caught? A fast-paced, philosophical thriller that confronts questions of how we will create artificial sentience, and whether it will be beautiful.
Ghostwriting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,730. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Over the course of a career spanning 25 years, Eric Brown has written just a handful of horror and ghost stories – and all of them are collected here. They range from the gentle, psychological chiller “The House” to the more overtly fantastical horror of “Li Ketsuwan”, from the contemporary science fiction of “The Memory of Joy” to the almost-mainstream of “The Man Who Never Read Novels”.
The Iron Wire: A novel of the Adelaide to Darwin telegraph line, 1871
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,400. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
A young telegrapher travels halfway around the world to help create one of the technological wonders of the Victorian age: the construction of a single galvanised iron wire between Adelaide and Darwin, crossing two thousand miles of wilderness. A novel of human hope and progress in a land where men die, women are widowed, and bushrangers live by the lie and the gun.
Spotted Lily
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,530. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When the Devil drops into Angela Pendergast's bedroom in her sharehouse in inner-city Sydney with a contract in hand, her life has little better alternative so she signs. He's got only a Hell's week to fulfil his side, but in the meantime he must chaperone her -- or is it the other way around? Shortlisted for the William L. Crawford Award; a Locus Recommended Reading List selection.
Qinmeartha and the Girl-Child LoChi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,600. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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".
Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,560. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Twenty-five dark stories that span a daring breadth of genres. In these noir tales that unfold at the edge of realism, mythic nocturnes from impossible pasts, and disquietingly intimate stories of speculative fiction, Claude Lalumière explores our collective and intertwined obsessions with sex and death. "Claude Lalumière's stories are dark, mordant, precisely formed." Lucius Shepard
Meridian Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,020. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: 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...
Fish Eats Lion: New Singaporean Speculative Fiction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,050. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Fish Eats Lion collects the best original speculative fiction from Singapore, from emerging writers publishing their first work to winners of the Singapore Literature Prize and the Cultural Medallion. A celebration of the vibrant creative power underlying Singapore's inventive prose stylists, where what is considered normal and what is strange are blended in fantastic new ways.
The Time-Lapsed Man and other stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Eric Brown's landmark first collection of stories, fear, desire, love and redemption are forged with an innovative and stunning science-fiction imagination, creating eight exotic tales of tomorrow. Witty, original, imbued with a cyberpunk bleakness, this is the work of one of the UK's leading, and most loved, SF authors.
Blue Shifting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A novella and seven stories from the two-times winner of the British Science Fiction Award for Short Fiction. Take a journey into an extraordinary universe... where life and love face the demands of mortality ...where mankind has become Augmented or Altered, where zebra-men talk with unicorn-women ...and where you can break the chains of physics in the cobalt glory of the Nada-continuum.
Flowercrash
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,260. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Zaïdmouth's five communities are intertwined by artificial flower networks so complex they combine to create the virtual realities through which Zaïdmouth is run. Yet into this vivid world a bad seed is about to be sewn. Set in a vibrant future world, Flowercrash is the new novel from the acclaimed author of Memory Seed and Glass.
Take No Prisoners
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,650. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: 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.
The Ephemera
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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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.
The Angels of Life and Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,320. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From cyberpunk visions of post-human futures to traditional tales of alien encounter and time travel, what connects these tales are Brown's storytelling ability and his concern for the human element... eleven science fiction stories from two times winner of the BSFA short story award. "SF infused with a cosmopolitan and literary sensibility" - Paul McAuley
Hairy London
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,750. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
What is love? One evening at the Suicide Club three gentlemen discuss this age-old problem, and thus a wager is made. Dissolute fop Sheremy Pantomile, veteran philosopher Kornukope Wetherbee and down-on-his-luck Velvene Orchardtide all bet their fortunes on finding the answer amidst the dark alleys of a phantasmagorical Edwardian London. But then, overnight, London Town is covered in hair...
Memory Seed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,580. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
There is one city left, and soon that will be gone, for the streets of Kray are crumbling beneath a wave of exotic and lethal vegetation threatening to wipe out the last traces of humanity. In the desperate struggle for survival most Krayans live from day to day, awaiting salvation from their goddesses or the government. A compelling first novel set on a world both deadly and fascinating.
Liberty Spin: tales of scientifiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,650. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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".
Piggies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,690. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Transported to a world inhabited by vampires, Ben befriends a girl called Rachel. She takes him to her farm to prove she's not like the other vampires, but that's when he discovers a terrible secret. And why is the book called Piggies? That's the worst horror of all. "Ingenious... this chilling story reads with all the power and demented logic of a thoroughly bad dream." The Independent
Muezzinland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,670. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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.

Books

Infinities
Price: Free! Words: 99,080. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Categories: 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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