Sylvan Scott

Biography

I wrote about robots.

When I was a kid, my first story was about robots that looked like people: the only survivors of a world-wide nuclear war. What can I say? I grew up in the 70's.

Since then I've sculpted all manner of stories about all sorts of topics. Science Fiction and Fantasy still remain favorites of mine and, usually, what I can express in speculative fiction I'd rather not express in other formats.

I love short stories and am working on making this writing bug that I've harbored for so many years finally work for me.

Here goes nothing.

Where to find Sylvan Scott online

Twitter: @sylvan_scott

Series

Books

Alternity: One
You set the price! Words: 4,710. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Perched on the edge of infinities uncounted, a cobbled-together space station named "Alternity: One" orbits the chaotic storms at the galactic core. Perforations and rents in space-time open upon parallel reality after parallel reality. Its crew is just as piecemeal as the station: most without a way home. At the same time, they all have something in common. Every crew member is David Foster.
The Yuletide Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A holiday tale of Yuletide, the Winter Solstice, with a folklore flavor: Alexi and Alexander learn a fable from their grandfather about the moon, the Old World, and werewolves during the holidays.
Malgrave Wolves
Series: Shadows of NeverEarth, story five. You set the price! Words: 13,810. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony remembered. This tale follows “Alabaster Emissaries” and marks Anthony’s return to NeverEarth where an old foe awaits and a dark curse bubbles just beneath the pristine surface.
In the Shadow of Titans
You set the price! Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a tale about giant beasts trashing cities, inspired by the giant monster movies of my youth. This tale is not related to “Attack on Titan”. I discovered that anime series only after finishing my rough draft. After viewing a few episodes, though, I saw that the two were nothing alike. They share some terms but that's where the similarities end.
Nightlights
You set the price! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
In a house surrounded by perpetual night, the lights are going out. A simple, short horror story that stands between the memories of childhood and the darkness of a world that may no longer be there.
Alabaster Emissaries
Series: Shadows of NeverEarth, story four. You set the price! Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony forgot. But when his adventures began again as an adult, he found his life getting more complicated. Queen Allasande of Kellen has come to see her Champion's world, but after a riot Anthony must find and save her.
The Clockwork Changeling
Series: Shadows of NeverEarth, story three. You set the price! Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony remembered. But on his twentieth birthday, he is reminded of something missing from his childhood; something magical he was given as a gift that never quite returned to NeverEarth. Something he must find before it's too late.
Skylands: Storm Warning
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A storm was coming. Antonia, who was all-too-often alone, could feel it in the air. She could feel it in her blood, in her bones, and in the words of her unusual, diminutive friend: the mouse whose warnings rang in her ears. This is the story of how she lost her home ... and found another.
Beasts of Burden
Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In the royal household the lord's eldest son, Kan, lives a life of privilege. Chosen by God and fate, he will one day assume his father's throne. But in a land where divine providence comes with giant stature and dominion over the giant, shaggy beasts that toil on the Komasaru plains, Kan senses that something is wrong. What he discovers threatens the very foundation of his entire world.
Entrée
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
A piece of horror flash-fiction, 500 words, that I think is more about emotion than anything physical.
The Rose Petal Thief
Series: Shadows of NeverEarth, story two. You set the price! Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony remembered. But woken in the night by a cloaked figure and the smell of roses, he must now return to the land of his youth in pursuit of a very strange thief. He must return to NeverEarth. Cover art by Louis Frank.
Skylands: Large Living
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Macaferty Jahn, one of the proud ferret-like tahvic, is a warrior on a mission. Fiercely proud despite his diminutive size, he nonetheless has to face incredible odds owing to far more than just a disparity in height. But as he fights against a band of brigands, a change arises: a change that impacts his life in a truly gigantic way.
Christmas in NeverEarth
Series: Shadows of NeverEarth, story one. You set the price! Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony forgot. But stranded for the holidays at college, no longer a child and beset with adult problems and concerns, a visitor from his past reminds him.
Winter Thunder
You set the price! Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
A holiday short story with an anthropomorphic twist. Nikos, a young, gay artist living in his New York brownstone, is greeting Christmas as he often does: drunk. But when someone knocks on his door it's more than "three ghosts".

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