Ron Collins

Biography

Ron Collins's work has appeared in Asimov's, Analog, Nature, and several other magazines and anthologies. His writing has received a Writers of the Future prize and a CompuServe HOMer Award. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has worked developing avionics systems, electronics, and information technology.

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Books

Trail of the Torean
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Pre-release—available November 30, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,620. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This is volume 2 of the Saga of the God-Touched Mage Cursed magic from the gods. A mysterious underground city. The first steps toward open war. Garrick is determined to be rid of a devastating magic that threatens to take over his life. Together with Darien—the son of a military man—he accepts a quest for a commission that promises enough to pay for the sorcery he'll need to break
Glamour of the God-Touched
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,360. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Garrick is a mage’s apprentice, soon to be a full-fledged sorcerer. But a tragic accident finds him wielding a god-like power over life and death, and rumors of mage war grow stronger around him. Glamour of the God-Touched follows Garrick as he discovers the forces behind his new magic. The lessons he learns and how he deals with them will threaten the very nature of who he is.
Chasing the Setting Sun
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,300. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a stand-alone second book in a series of alternate history baseball-oriented stories (the first being See the PEBA on $25 a Day). Six seasons have passed since Casey and his friend Don-o saved the game in America. Now Don-o is gone, and Casey is a reporter who is alone and trying once again to find himself, all while immersed in a Japanese baseball culture he doesn't understand.
Four Days in May
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,300. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Are you a race fan with a passion for science fiction? Then, strap yourself into the cockpit and follow along as John C. Bodin and Ron Collins take you on four hot laps around the Indy 500's past and future.
The Mysterious Case of Shojiro Sano's Bats
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The season has just started, and Inspector Yuni Ichihara loves his local baseball team. But when his phone rings one morning it puts him on a case that will send him to the darkest places of that love. Inspector Ichihara has faith in his team, you see? He has hopes for his city. But can he believe in himself?
A Corner of the Mind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Little Jack Horner sat in a corner ... " Just when you thought you understood this nursery rhyme, award winning-SF author Ron Collins comes along a gives you the real story! This is a tale of one boy's magical Christmas in space.
Three Days in May, the Greatest Spectacle in Science Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Strap yourself into the cockpit as John C. Bodin and Ron Collins take you on three laps around the Indy 500′s past and future. This volume includes: Speeding — A famous director returns to 1964 to record the most horrific accident in Indy history. Oh-oh! — Shape-shifting aliens try to rig the 1969 500. The Day the Track Stood Still — Future 500s may have more on the line than a bottle of milk.
Five Magics
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Award-winning author Ron Collins brings you "Five Magics," a collection of sorcery and wonder that explores the human side of magic.
A Matter of Pride
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Chris thinks his job as a corporate web developer is more than a bit mundane. Then his computer starts to talk to him and he discovers that there is a reason some employers don't want their employees to be too smart ...
See the PEBA on $25 a Day
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,110. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
The face of baseball changed back in 2006, and today, Casey Neal and his buddy Don-o are fresh-faced college graduates unencumbered by commitments like summer jobs or girl friends. On a lark they tour every big-league park in the PEBA, and find themselves caught up in a web of intrigue and scandal that threatens the very heart of professional baseball itself.
Picasso's Cat & Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,350. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This collection contains 15 tales of humor, hard science, cyberpunk, near-future SF, and space opera--including the three-story "Stealing the Sun" series that first appeared in Analog. The collection is introduced by multi-award-winning author Mike Resnick, and each story is accompanied by short commentary by the author.
Out of the Blue
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First contact may not happen on our terms. A scientific mission on the surface of Europa goes horribly wrong.
Stealing the Sun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sometimes there is little a man can do, but does that mean he has to do nothing? A military engineer troubleshoots a failed mission and discovers a truth no one wants to hear.
The Disappearance of Josie Andrew
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A technician in an artificial birthing center comes to work to discover one of his kids is missing.
The Test of Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A scientist is sent to the Mesazoic Era by a jealous research assistant. With a little help from his friends, a drugged tyrannosaurus and his prey, the doctor returns to the present in a quest to serve justice.

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