Mary E. Lowd

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Mary E. Lowd is a science-fiction and furry writer in Eugene, Oregon. She's had more than forty short stories published by various magazines and anthologies, and her first novel, "Otters In Space," was picked up by a small press after a year and half of being self-published. The sequel, "Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly," came out in the summer of 2013. Her fiction has been nominated thirteen times for Ursa Major Awards and has won a Cóyotl Award. She's a member of SFWA, the Furry Writers' Guild, a judge for the Cat Writers' Association, and co-chair of her local critique group, the Wordos. She lives with her husband, two children, three dogs, four cats, and zero otters.

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My Wife Has Alzheimer's
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,440. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Mary E. Lowd. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
(5.00)
The personal journey of J. Wesley Sullivan as he became the caretaker for his wife, Elsie. After fifty years of marriage, Elsie slowly succumbed to Alzheimer's, and Wes -- a newspaperman -- wrote journals to help himself deal with the growing pressures of her condition. He combined those journals into this book, hoping it could help others facing a similarly devastating situation.

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The Opposite of Memory: A Collection of Short Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,700. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Can losing your memories make you stronger? Can it be a form of recreation? What happens when the difference between memory and reality becomes blurred? From hard science fiction to space opera with a taste of the surreal along the way, this anthology explores the intersection of memory, technology, identity, and reality.
Beyond Wespirtech: A Collection of Short Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,530. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The glittering galaxy around Wespirtech is filled with exciting aliens and foreign colonies, long forgotten by the Human Expansion. Read about canine aliens and their dying sun, sentient trees, and a planet where all the colonists are conjoined twins... Beyond Wespirtech!
Welcome to Wespirtech: A Collection of Short Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,820. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
At the Western Spiral Arm Planetary Institute of Technology, the best scientists from around the galaxy push at the bleeding edge of technology. Sometimes their experiments get away from them... Sometimes they run into conflicts with each other... Sometimes they're drawn out into the glittering galaxy around them. Welcome to Wespirtech!
When a Cat Loves a Dog
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,390. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this Otters In Space spin-off, a black cat named Lashonda and her pug dog husband push at the very limits of their society -- socially and scientifically -- in their quest to have a family. Originally published in Five Fortunes by FurPlanet.
Fox in the Hen House
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Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Can a fox kit be raised by a mother hen? Originally published in Dancing in the Moonlight: Rainfurrest 2013 Charity Anthology.
In a Cat's Eyes
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Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Collie pup can never comprehend the depth and mystery behind a Siamese cat's eyes.
Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly
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Series: Otters In Space, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,790. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Hostile vessels attack friendly otter ships orbiting Jupiter. The Jolly Barracuda flies to the rescue, dragging Kipper the tabby cat deep into the beginnings of an interplanetary war. On Earth, Trudith, a dog goon turned bodyguard, must decide how far she will she go to protect her alpha cat. Soon every cat and dog is wondering, will a cat be the next president and will Kipper make it home?
Ursa Major 2012 Short Fiction Reading Packet
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,170. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
A collection of the five short stories by Mary E. Lowd nominated for the 2012 Ursa Major Award for Best Short Fiction. Where else can you read about a mad mouse scientist, a man cursed by the Faerie queen, a cantankerous cat, and a woman who drinks tea with a dragon and a unicorn all in the same book?
St. Kalwain and the Lady Uta
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man cursed by the faerie queen must slay a dragon to earn his freedom. (Originally published in ROAR 4.)
Shreddy and the Zomb-dogs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
An angry cat and an empty-headed Labradoodle must protect their neighborhood from techno-mystically raised zomb-dogs.
Rekindle the Sun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A dying world may not be the best place to start your life anew, but that's exactly where Kerri has been sent. The sun of Heffe VIII is burning out, and her husband has been hired by the canine aliens of that world to rekindle it. This story originally appeared in the Australian anthology of interstellar immigration stories "Belong."
The Third Wish
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Jealous of his half-brother's elven magic, a fisherman begins studying magic himself. Then he finds a shortcut...
The Necromouser
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
An angry cat discovers the techno-mystical ability to raise mice from the dead.
Otters In Space
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Series: Otters In Space, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Humans have left the Earth, and dogs rule. Kipper is an oppressed tabby-cat who dreams of a better place, where cats run their own lives. When she discovers a secret that sends her out of this world, Kipper must navigate through the mysterious otter space station and befriend a spaceship full of eccentric otters to find out: is there really a cat paradise?

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  • Fountane Of on Aug. 11, 2010

    Exactly like the description says -- "short and edgy." Well worth reading.
  • Zombiefied! An Anthology of All Things Zombie on Oct. 21, 2011

    If you're in the mood for a bunch of short stories about zombies, this is the perfect book. It's a fun, light-weight read with a lot of variety and even more zombies. I'm proud to have my story, "The Necromouser," among its pages.
  • Real Dragons Don't Wear Sweaters on Nov. 28, 2011

    A really likeable dragon story.
  • Jeph's Daughter on Dec. 10, 2011

    A graceful blend of science-fiction and religion with beautiful prose and thought-provoking ideas.
  • A Ghost's Guide to Haunting Humans on April 13, 2012

    Cute, short, and funny!
  • Losing One's Appetite on April 18, 2012

    An irreverent and entertaining vampire tale.
  • Six Impossible Things on May 28, 2012

    Every story in this collection is top notch. Truly excellent.
  • Dawn of the Morning Star on Dec. 26, 2012

    An enjoyable novella that reminded me of The Witch of Blackbird Pond in flavor. I'm always happy to walk through a story with this author's characters -- I found it easy to get caught up in Sarah's plight and her romance with the fallen angel. I also loved the subtle hints at a sci-if edge to this tale.