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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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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.
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.
The Ragthorn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,290. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2015 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
"I am placing this entry at the beginning of my edited journal for reasons that will become apparent. Time is very short for me now, the final part of the ritual draws near... I cannot pretend that I am not frightened." A dark and unsettling World Fantasy Award-winning work by Robert Holdstock and Garry Kilworth.
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
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.
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.
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.
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".
No Grave for a Fox: a Beautiful Intelligence short novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,420. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The story of a couple of itinerant street musicians, a mysterious Japanese dog, an enigmatic nexus wizard, and a nexus revolution that threatens to cover Africa, and perhaps the whole world. A fast-paced, philosophical thriller that takes the reader across the globe through a post-oil world of danger, surprise and possibility.
Queen Bee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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".
Closet Dreams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
“Something terrible happened to me when I was a little girl...” so begins this extraordinary, International Horror Guild Award-winning tale of abduction, survival and escape from the author Stephen Jones has called “a major force in macabre fiction.”
Genetopia
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,250. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Searching for his missing sister, Flint encounters a world where illness is to be feared, where genes mutate and migrate between species through plague and fever. This is the story of the struggles between those who want to defend their heritage and those who choose to embrace the new. "A minor masterpiece that should usher Brooke at last into the recognized front ranks of SF writers" (Locus)
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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
(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.
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.
The Fall of Tartarus
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,370. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In myth Tartarus was the lowest region of hell. In reality it is a world about to die... These are the stories of the people who are leaving Tartarus, those have decided to stay and those who are arriving on the planet for the apocalypse. "Eric Brown spins a terrific yarn"--SFX "British writing with a deft, understated touch: wonderful" --New Scientist
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
(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.
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”.

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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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