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Leigh Brackett’s Future History - Connecting the Stories: An Examination
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
It is well known that Leigh Brackett has a group of stories that share a common setting, and that those are based on the planets of the Solar System, primarily on Venus and Mars. However, there is much other SF included in 50+ short stories and ten novels. I thought it might be interesting to see what work might coherently fit in one Future History.
Major Science Fiction Anthologies - A Brief History
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Plenty has been written about the decline of the short story, anthology and collection, and when you read some older books they have been saying the same thing for decades, even in the first issue of Asimov's magazine in 1977. I have also seen Gardner Dozois write about the acceleration of the 'lack of memory' of past science fiction work. Not too surprising perhaps with the pace of change. I h
Rolling Thunder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,240. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2010 by Cooper's Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
ROLLING THUNDER traces the adventures of T. L. O'Toole as he rescues a stranded scientist from rebellious natives on the world of Pax Noma. With a cast that includes an intelligent truck, a genetically engineered pet, a cruel cyborg, and an alien entity, he unravels the secrets of Pax Noma and finds romance in the process. ROLLING THUNDER is fast-paced sci-fi intended for a general audience.
Paolo Bacigalupi (ology)
Price: Free! Words: 98,220. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi, and is a companion to the Paolo Bacigalupi (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. He works often in the near future dystopia subgenre, with the major work being a series of stories set in post-oil Thailand.
Fabulous Furry World
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,640. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A Short Story Collection: it begins ... In a future society Jack is on the run from teddybots and robot evangelists … that want to rob him of his false immortality and humanity. The tale Fabulous Furry World is the first of twenty-four tales from very short to novella length. All of them offbeat and unusual, playing on sci-fi and horror in various modes of humor … mostly dark.
Sentinels of Xen
Series: The Guardians Saga, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 117,930. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The battle has ended, but the war continues. New enemies emerge, but the old ones are not forgotten. Alliances crumble under the weight of impending peril, and even the Guardians can no longer keep order. Still, the Sentinels persevere. Their methods differ, but their power is unmistakable. The only question is whether they'll save the Frame... Or destroy it.
Space Opera and Planetary Romance Reader Guide
Price: Free! Words: 62,850. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A ratings guide for these sub-genres of Science Fiction, both by Author and by Type.
Monster in the Mirror - With Bonus Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
For a limited time, includes two free additional short stories. Could there be a hidden room somewhere in your house? And just what would you find lurking there? Nate, his little sister, and best buddy Dan, stumble upon a hidden room during a sleep-over. What they find inside is anything but friendly. Includes two bonus short stories: Steven, Space Stowaway & Bloody Marcy
Playing Doctor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Can a gnarly lab assistant find love with his smoking hot mad scientist boss? Faithful lab lackey Glugor lusts after sexy Dr. Medici, but Dr. M only cares about taking over the world. Poor Glugor takes the heat when her doomsday schemes blow up in his face...but can even the power of his secret passion stand between Dr. M and the deadliest doom of all?
Demon War: Attack
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,650. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The world as we know it has ended. A terrible wind of disaster has blown away the global economy, the proud superpowers, and all that we take for granted. All that is left is poverty and misery, plus a small band of people who battle every day to put things to right. But just as they are daring to have hope for the future, they are struck by a terrifying threat capable of ending humanity forever!