Variations on a Theme

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The goal of Variations on a Theme Private Label Publishing is to bring back into print the finest in science fiction novels, along with new titles by your favorite established authors.

Science fiction titles currently in print and ebook include:

After the Vikings • Black Hole Project • To Climb a Flat Mountain • This Old Rock by Hugo & Nebula-nominated author G. David Nordley - COMING SOON Among the Stars

Time’s Fool, and Other Stories • Annapolis to Andromeda (COMING SOON) by Grant Carrington. Look for THE WORM BENEATH THE SKULL, a stand-alone story from Time's Fool, FREE here on Smashwords.

Stars That Sing the Requiem • Season of Marvels • Crack In the Sky (FREE) by Deb Houdek Rule

In non-fiction history, Variations on a Theme is publishing Civil War history titles beginning with Sultana: A Case for Sabotage by D. H. Rule, the groundbreaking work of historical research into the saboteur boat-burners of the Trans-Mississippi theater of the U.S. Civil War featured in History Channel's "Civil War Terror," and upcoming on PBS History Detectives.

Also in non-fiction is Robert James’ film history series, WHO Won?!? An Irreverent Look at the Oscars.

Variations on a Theme LLC is a private label publisher specializing in science fiction and fantasy titles, and non-fiction history.

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Stars That Sing the Requiem
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,070. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by Variations on a Theme. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Women who aren't the "stay on Earth" types. Stars That Sing the Requiem is a science fiction anthology with stories featuring women seeking their own destinies in the future and in space, making sacrifices for themselves and their fellow man. The stories range from hard to soft science fiction.
The Worm Beneath the Skull
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Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by Variations on a Theme. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A story from Time's Fool, and Other Stories: At the far rim of human space, through a world of ordered wealth, to the underworld where raw, free talent reigned, struggling to choose between freedom and life, young musician Madeira finds voice through the music and lessons of those who came before, learning what the famed Garcia meant when he said, "Without the worm, there is no rose."
Crack In the Sky
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Variations on a Theme. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Your world and reality aren't always what you thought they were. Crack in the Sky is a science fiction and fantasy short story collection with stories looking at worlds that aren't what the characters expected.
To Climb a Flat Mountain
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,080. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013 by Variations on a Theme. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00)
From the Hugo and Nebula-nominated author Into the Miranda Rift: Trapped on an unknown world, alien beyond all imagining, Jacques Song works to survive, first alone, then rescuing others of his destroyed ship. Their tiny colony faces the harsh environment, their own ideological conflicts, and the ever-looming issue of how they came to be stranded. Was it an accident? Or sabotage
Time's Fool, and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Variations on a Theme. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
"Goodbye. Sometimes it seemed that life was nothing but a constant series of goodbyes. And how many more, how infinitely many more goodbyes would there be if he were immortal?" Travel with the Timedippers and the Immortals from the present to the far-distant future in this lyrical story arc that asks the price of life. Time's Fool, and Other Stories, by Grant Carrington
This Old Rock
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Price: Free! Words: 22,130. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Variations on a Theme. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00)
THIS OLD ROCK by G. David Nordley looks at a novice family trying to make a life for themselves in the asteroid belt. The pesky government inspector refuses to approve the home Dolph and Sasha have carved in their very own homesteaded asteroid. Is it a conspiracy to take their home from them? Or are there other lessons to be learned if they're to live and thrive in space?


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