William Mangieri

Biography

William Mangieri is a karaoke junkie, former theater student, and recovered wargamer who spends as much time wondering "what if?" as "why not?". He writes from Texas, where he and his family live at the mercy of the ghost of a nine-pound westie.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I spend my time thinking I should be writing, or working my day job (IT project governance) and wishing I was writing. Sometimes I play music, or sing (karaoke), or read, or play Flipwords or Scrabble with my wife.

The largest part of my time is spent thinking (ideation). And thinking about thinking (intellection.)

It seems to be easy for me to overthink things...
How do you approach cover design?
There is artistry and pragmatism involved in my cover designs. I work with photographs for my covers, whatever I can find that's free (in the early days, I paid for photos, but I was spending more on the pictures that the book was making, so now I stay within the limitations of FREE until it makes sense to spend more.) I think of two or three scenes from the story, and look for photos with elements of those scenes, then construct whichever scene works best with the photos I've found.

Once the cover art is complete, I choose a font and color that works with it (I think I have a pretty good eye for this) and "feels" right for the story. I always have three text sections - the title in the middle, my by line at the bottom, and a teaser of sorts at the top. That's as close as I get to personal branding.

Collections are simpler - the covers of the included stories with a centered title and bottom by-line (I'm going to have to alter that pattern when I go to collections of collections - we shall see...)
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Where to find William Mangieri online


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Books

Just Some More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,270. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Is there intelligent life out there? Can we choose what we become? Is safety more important than happiness? Can loving someone hurt? Can you keep them safe? What is immortality? What comes after? How should we deal with blood relations? Stories included : The Collective is All Reflections Some Kind of Luck L-O-V-E Among the Stars Burial Details Immortal Solid People You Can't Question the Dead
Baastards' Revenge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,050. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Champion of the Empire Hercules Tom thinks this is a mere diplomatic mission to Baast; little does he know what the Baastards have in store for him. But don't worry - this cat has proven time and again that he has more than the usual nine lives. Read to find out how Herc finds his way out of this one. “Baastards’ Revenge" is a speculative fiction novelette, and is the 5th Herc Tom story.
Victimless
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A murderer's defense team proposes a novel approach to making crime truly victimless. Read Victimless” and see if you agree. “Victimless" is a speculative fiction short story.
Downtown Blues: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #2
Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,410. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Stories 4-6 of the Detective Jimmy Delaney series: The Scent of the Crime Something smells in Barnstow; can Jimmy use it to find the killer? Killing Them Softly Jimmy suspicious when his irresistible nemesis Diana hires him to solve several murders. Hard Times Johns are dying in Barnstow - bound to happen in a city where prostitution is a big part of the tourist industry, but not so many fast.
Goddesses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young man lands a seemingly perfect job serving a beach full of scantily clad women. But one should not be too eager to undertake labors proffered by goddesses. Find out why – read “Goddesses.” “Goddesses" is a speculative fiction short story.
The First Three 'Things I Could Get Out of My Mind'
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,960. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of eighteen short, speculative fictions by William Mangieri: Passed Life B.I.T. Through Her Eyes Business is Business A Dish Best Served Quiet! Sasqwhat? The View from Up Here Inheritance The Human Interface Riding the Devil Last Call In Robert’s Memory My Reality Show The Body Choosing the Right Time The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions Thank You for Your Interest in XenCorp
Some Kind of Luck
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Henry Jacob Dawes is a cab driver with an ear that keeps him out of trouble -- until he has a run-in with someone who has a different kind of luck. See if you can believe his – read “Some Kind of Luck.” "Some Kind of Luck" is a speculative fiction short story.
Immortal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Riddled with a more than terminal disease, Commander Solitaire considers an extreme way to protect the Earth. There's more than one way to be immortal. "Immortal" is a speculative flash fiction which borrows slightly from Richard III (see if you can spot the influence – read “Immortal.”)
The Collective is All
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Collective is ALL! At least that's what Abbe's been told, but events lead him to wonder if there might just be some intelligent life "out there." Is there? Read “The Collective is All” and find out for yourself. "The Collective Is All" is a short, speculative fiction.
Some More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,860. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Is anything really safe? Can we truly learn from history? What if you don’t know what you “know”? Is there ever a perfect match? Who decides which life is more worthy? Which should survive? These questions and others are posed in this collection of short speculative fictions. Stories included : The Pipes Good Luck! Ultimate Awareness Mating Rituals Obsolete Endangered (stories sold individually)
L-O-V-E Among the Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A space traveler wakes too soon, and must leave the woman of his dreams to the ministrations of another, less-human caretaker. Read to see how gives her his “L-O-V-E Among the Stars.“ "L-O-V-E Among the Stars" is a speculative fiction of (with hints of a pop standard.)
Hard Times
Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Johns are dying; it was bound to happen eventually, in a city where legal prostitution is part of the tourist industry, but not so many so fast. And if there are dead bodies in Barnstow, Jimmy Delaney isn’t far away. Can you figure it out? Read “Hard Times.” “Hard Times" is a detective story, and the 6th Jimmy Delaney story - also in Downtown Blues: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #2."
Killing Them Softly
Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Women are dying in Barnstow. Jimmy Delaney is suspicious when his irresistible nemesis Diana hires him to solve the murders. Can he stop the killer before they strike again? Read on to see who’s “Killing Them Softly.” “Killing Them Softly" is a detective story with sci-fi elements, and the 5th Detective Jimmy Delaney story, and is also in "Downtown Blues: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #2."
The Scent of the Crime
Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,770. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Detective Jimmy Delaney finds himself involved in yet another murder. He knows something smells in Barnstow, but can he use that to find the killer? Read along and see how Jimmy sniffs out “The Scent of the Crime.” "The Scent of the Crime" is a speculative detective fiction, set slightly in the future, and is also available in “Downtown Blues: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #2.”
Obsolete
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When we leave Earth, will we forget what it’s like to be human? Mr. Omega, the last unmodified "man", stands trial for unthinkingly preserving his own life over that of a superior being. Read “Obsolete” to decide who’s right. “Obsolete" is a short, speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “Some More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.”
Mating Rituals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » General
It’s been so long… Manti has only one night left on Cuniculus before she returns to Cesilli - why not spice up a paid hit with a little romance? See if you would – read “Mating Rituals.” “Mating Rituals" is a very short, speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “Some More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.”
More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What is alien? What is reality? What’s beneath the surface? Is magic the new science? Are there universal truths? Can a dog ever get a fair shake? These questions and others are posed in this collection of short speculative fictions. Stories included : Finding Sanctuary #InWhoseReality? Dredging Things Up Behind the 8-Ball Gladius Saturday He Fed the Cat (stories available separately)
Solid People
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The afterlife is what you make of it. A run-in with Mr. Topp’s flatbed strands Sarah and her mother in Newbury. Despite her mother’s warnings about becoming attached to things, Sarah decides to spend her time with some Solid People. What happens? Read “Solid People.” “Solid People" is a very short, speculative fiction – a mild, slightly romantic ghost story.
Burial Details
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Be sure to bury your charges deep. An old farmer scraping by after the Sahrian invasion buries his most precious treasures to hide them from the aliens' "salvation". Read between the lines to discover the “Burial Details.”
The Pipes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Sometimes it's the little things… An unexpected alien visitation has an adverse effect on a Texas farmer's well. Think twice before you drink the water – there’s something in the pipes. Read on to experience a different kind of invasion. "The Pipes" is a short, speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “Some More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.”
Ultimate Awareness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Omnius has relied on his Ultimate Awareness to dominate the city, but an interview with a prospective sidekick casts doubt on both his own limits and his career path. How much does he really know? How well do you know yourself? Read “Ultimate Awareness.” "Ultimate Awareness" is a short fiction, and is also in the collection “Some More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.”
Behind the 8-Ball
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Humanity opens a gate into the unknown, but they need proof their new world is on the other side. Moses can provide that proof, but how could anyone besides his wife believe him? Take a leap of faith with Moses and read “Behind the 8-Ball.” Behind the 8-Ball is a short, speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Finding Sanctuary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The colonists of The Promise think they've found a home. But is this seemingly perfect world where they'll find Sanctuary? A bit of scifi, a slice of horror; add in alien spiders - how can you go wrong? Don’t resist your impulses – buy “Finding Sanctuary.” “Finding Sanctuary is a speculative fiction short story, and is also in "More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Cats of War I
Series: Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,070. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Join Major Herc Tom on his early escapades and see how he became Champion of the Empire. Cats of War I contains the first three Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire stories: • Purr-Mission • Nipped in the Butt • Cat and Mouse (stories also available individually)
And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,920. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
How much can we change? Are we doomed to follow our ancestors example? Even when as children we refuse to listen? Who will author your destiny? Can you buy luck? What is worth dying for? These questions and others are posed in this collection of short speculative fictions. Stories included : The Red Barrens Dempsey’s Debut Look Both Ways The Final Ending? Close Enough The Wolves Will Come
You Can't Question the Dead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
We take care of our own. A father gives some timely advice as he hopes to apprentice his son in the family business. Blood is thicker than water, but whose blood will it be? We’ve all had family members we’d rather not be associated with – read “You Can’t Question the Dead” and see how familiar it is. "You Can't Question the Dead" is a speculative flash (that means it's really short) fiction.
Good Luck!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sometimes the best laid plans don't quite work out. With the Zavian Empire bearing down on Earth, The Chairman gives a final speech on the value of having a Plan B. Do you have yours? Read “Good Luck!”. "Good Luck!" is a flash (that means very short) speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “Some More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.”
Endangered
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sometimes the best laid plans can be derailed by the smallest of things… Aliens create Hell on Earth in a plan to put Humanity on the endangered list. Sending park rangers to stop them may not be the best option. To see how they fare, read “Endangered.” "Endangered" is a short speculative fiction, and is also in “Some More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Reflections
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
What are we, really - the sum of our parts, or something less? What if those parts are at odds with each other? How much control do we have over what we turn into? What might YOU become? Read “Reflections” and see yourself. "Reflections" is a very short, speculative “flash” fiction.
Gladius
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Gladius has served his Betelgeusean owners faithfully since he was first abducted from Taurus, but he's about to find out that loyalty isn't a two-way street, and not all slaves are willing to settle for their lot. Don’t you settle – read “Gladius.” "Gladius" is a short, speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,280. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What is human? Is our memory reliable? What about the past? What comes after? Can we have it all? Will anyone even notice? These questions and others are posed in this collection of short speculative fictions. Stories included : Mutiny on the Star-Bound Reconcilable Differences New Antiques Dead End Jobs The Re-Entanglement of Grant Decker Anti-Social (stories also available individually)
#InWhoseReality?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Veratis arrive on Earth and meet some unreal resistance. As in all wars, choosing the field of battle is vital, and on this one appearances are everything. Can they succeed in conquering a planet where perception is reality? Purchase #inwhosereality and find out! "#InWhoseReality?" is a short fiction, and is also in the collection “More, And Yet Still More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Cat and Mouse
Series: Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Major Tom has plans for his leave time: this cat is finally going to get some much needed R&R with his mates. But recent additions to the household (including his Admiral father-in-law and an uppity mouse chef), and an unexpected visit from yet another enemy puts his whiskers in a twist. Ready for a comical adventure with some unlikely characters? Read “Cat and Mouse.” (also in "Cats of War I."
Saturday He Fed the Cat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It’s a dog’s life. What can a 9-pound westie do when faced with the injustices of a newly colonized world? Katy tries her darnedest, but learns that sometimes life just isn't fair, no matter what planet you're on. "Saturday He Fed the Cat" is a dog’s-eye view (and a short, fiction), and is also available in the collection “More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Dredging Things Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A predatory gigolo tries to recover a piece of jewelry his victim threw into a lake. What he finds makes him wonder about the wisdom of seeking riches. If you want to know why you should just let some things lie, read “Dredging Things Up.” “Dredging Things Up" is a short, speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “More, And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
The Final Ending?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Space pirates? Dragons? A princess? True love? Who writes this stuff? John Charming wants to rescue his true love, but the creator of his story expects him to accept his destiny. John has other plans. Read “The Final Ending?” to see what happens. “The Final Ending?” is a short space-fantasy fiction, and is available in the collection “And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
New Antiques
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tim Crabtree takes time out of his daily harassment by the local bullies to wonder why his new neighbors built a forty-foot pole in their backyard. Are they trying to get hit by lightning? If he only knew... Help him figure it out – read “New Antiques.” "New Antiques" is a short, speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Dead End Jobs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Bryan Riggins doesn't know how long he's been drifting around, but he needs a change, and finds himself waiting in line for a job interview. But what waits for him behind that door? Find out – read “Dead End Jobs.” "Dead End Jobs" is a short, speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.”
Still Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,980. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six stories that teach us: It’s hard to be left behind. You need memory to be brain-washed. One man’s possession is another’s salvation. Little things make all the difference. It’s amazing what you find at flee markets. Careful what you smoke. Includes: Bugging Out The Unreliability of the Mature Mind My Brother's Keeper The Black Spot Flee Markets Canabis alienus 'alien dope'
Dempsey's Debut
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jack Dempsey feels 'boxed' in when he's forced to carry on the family name, and certainly doesn't want to become part of the Krills' warped mating ritual. It’s hard to live up to your ancestors. Wonder how you’d fare? Read “Dempsey’s Debut.” "Dempsey's Debut is a short, speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.”
Close Enough
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Government work leaves Max no time to react to the comet barreling toward his and Rebecca's asteroid claim. See Max deal with an uppity A.I., an unhelpful helpdesk, and a comet named Napoleon as he works to minimize the impact on their already shaky relationship. See how things work out – read “Close Enough”, a short story also in "And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
The Red Barrens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Mabel Jeffers is sentenced to terraforming a planet with the same Agent Purple that killed her husband. But there are things that are worse than death - things that could drive her over The Edge. Find out what they are – read “The Red Barrens.” “The Red Barrens is a short speculative fiction, and is also available in the collection “And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
The Wolves Will Come
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Tribe is leaving their world for a new home, but Bear is too old to make the journey. It is of no real consequence – it isn't in him to run from his enemies. Soon the Exiled will find him - or will age and the wolves get to him first? See which it is – read “The Wolves Will Come.” "The Wolves Will Come" is a short story, also in “And Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
The Re-Entanglement of Grant Decker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Grant's daughter thinks he's having senior moments, but he knows it's just those voices. He's never been one to talk to himself, but maybe it's time. How else will he know if his life is coming apart or coming together? What does it all add up to? Read it and find out. "The Re-Entanglement of Grant Decker" is a short fiction, also in “Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Broken Down: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #1
Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,860. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Detective Jimmy Delaney stories 1-3: In a Flash Jimmy gets an implant to stay a cop – what could be the harm? Mixed Signals Jill files for divorce, he’s busted down from detective, and the prosecutor is after him. Things couldn’t get any worse, could they? The Right Idea Jimmy's divorce has swallowed his fortune. What would Jimmy do without the city's thriving blackmail industry?
Mutiny on the Star-Bound
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A carnival takes an odd turn for Martin Henshaw, a digital mechanic who's tricked into a job tending cybers in space. But when a mutiny breaks out on the Star-Bound, Martin begins to wonder who’s rebelling against whom. Find out for yourself – read “Mutiny on the Star-Bound.” "Mutiny on the Star-Bound" is a scifi novelette, also in "Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Reconcilable Differences
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Carl often fails to remember what Madeline feels is important. She hasn't much hope for their marriage, with all the irreconcilable differences in the way they each see things? Maybe Memory Replacement Therapy holds the answer (or you could find it by reading “Reconcilable Differences.”) (also available in the collection “Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.")
Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,060. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It’s mind altering to allow others into yours. What do you do once they’re there? What if they take over? You can’t escape your past. Or your parents. Maybe if you work off-world… Six short, speculative fictions: In Robert’s Memory My Reality Show The Body Choosing the Right Time The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions Thank You for Your Interest In XenCorp (stories available individually)
Anti-Social
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Staying at home while your avatar views the world through electronic windows can be carried to an extreme. A home body struggles to break social conventions and reach out into a world that's becoming less and less substantial. How do you make yourself real? Read "Anti-Social" to find out. "Anti-Social" is a short fiction, also available in “Yet Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Flee Markets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Samantha Sanger has a chance encounter with a slightly disreputable merchant and learns that the limits to what you can be sold go beyond cold hard cash. Purveyors of controlled artifacts must choose their customers carefully. "Flee Markets" is a speculative short fiction, and is also available in the collection “Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND.”
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