L. Joseph Shosty


L. Joseph Shosty is a self-described neo-pulp author who writes in a variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, western, mystery, and weird tales. He lives in Beaumont, Texas with his wife and son.

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Achilles & Swiss
The adventures of interplanetary mercenary and his robot "company store", as they share adventures on the mysterious planet, Bergot.

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Old Wine & Black Hearts
Price: Free! Words: 59,120. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Twenty years, twenty stories. L. Joseph Shosty looks back on two decades as an indie author, with the best of his early work (old wine) and the bleaker, more sinister, offerings which represent his current output (black hearts).
Trouble My Bones
Price: Free! Words: 61,450. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ten exciting journeys into the future, fantastic worlds, and to the very limits of terror.
Wizards for the Immediate Cheddar
Price: Free! Words: 47,860. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eighteen tales of science fiction, fantasy, and horror from the author of Herbie's Diner and Abattoir in the Aether.
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Series: Achilles & Swiss. Price: Free! Words: 18,880. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An off-worlder mercenary and a robotic "company store" join forces to steal an idol from an alien holy land. Succeed, and it's a long, luxurious vacation. Fail, and it's interstellar war. First in a series.
Gomes & A Murder of Confessions
Price: Free! Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A dying detective takes what might be his last case… A man surrounded in mystery investigates the murder of a prominent doctor's wife... Two hardboiled short mysteries from the author of Herbie's Diner!
Swallow the Evil
Price: Free! Words: 21,900. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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In a series of nine short, brutal shocks to the system, Swallow the Evil shows us the variety of forms horror can assume. Whether it's a somber fairy tale, an Aesop-like fable gone horribly wrong, or a metafictional play where the cast and crew become a mad director's victims, author L. Joseph Shosty takes traditional tales of vampires, zombies, and ghosts and turns them on their heads.

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