Alan Ira Gordon is an urban planner and urban studies professor at Worcester State University and writer of science fiction/fantasy short stories and poetry. He’s a three-time Rhysling Award nominee and a Dwarf Star Award nominee. He’s contributed to several Alban Lake publications, is a frequent contributor to Star*Line and guest-edited Issue #24 of Eye To The Telescope...
A comet has been sighted on an impact trajectory with Earth and all efforts to avert the disaster have failed. The small town of Wroxeter, Tennessee, has turned to survival mode, converting the local salt mine to a shelter. Only about half to two thirds of the town will be able to fit in due to space and estimated food requirements. On the night that the comet is to strike...
We find our heroine, Leda, transformed—her body the body of a gorgon’s—and imprisoned in a mysterious, underground chamber where she is forced to turn unsuspecting victims into stone in order to appease her captors and feed her own unspeakable desires. Will she be able to harness the powers of Medusa to launch an escape? Will she discover the secrets behind her transformation?
Outposts Of Beyond features science fiction and fantasy tales of elsewhere and elsewhen. These stories are seasoned to taste with just a touch of related poetry, and interspersed with reviews, interviews, and articles related to the genres. We hope you'll come along for the journey.
Lovecraftian tales of the unknown and unimaginable. Islands that appear and disappear, ghost ships floating out of the fog to drift into shipping lanes centuries after being reported missing, odd animal remains everywhere meeting no previously known form—the world is a more confusing and mystical place than most of us know or understand.
In this volume, we examine a few of those mysteries. We con
What sort of creatures live out there on the other planets of the Universe? Which ones are friendly, which ones should be avoided, and which ones will steal your space shuttle and debit cards? Find out in this wild and woolly collection of very short stories.