Alban Lake Publishing

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We are a small independent publishing enterprise w/preferences for scifi/fantasy, horror, steampunk, paranormal novels, novellas, short stories, and poetry.

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The Guardener's Tale
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,010. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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The Guardener's Tale is a dystopian novel of the future in which everything is controlled and perfect. Unemployment does not exist. Stimulants and holograms enhance the sexual experience. One man learns that a subculture exists where one may avoid the trappings of the perfect society, but at a terrible price. The past is prologue in his future in this negative utopia.
The G.O.D. Factor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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During one of Monica's shifts, a dormant A.I. wakes up. After years of isolation it is insane and lonely, and truly thinks it is God. It takes over the ship and decides it's time to go bring order to the rest of the universe for the good of humankind. It's up to Monica to try to save her crewmates and known civilization.
Petrolea
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,860. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Victor Toledo went to Titan for its oil reserves. Doctor Feroza Merchant has made it her mission to stop him. The wild robots of the petroleum jungle want to strip the flesh from their bones. Stranded in the mechanical jungle, the engineer and the biologist must cooperate not only to survive, but to understand the alien ecosystem around them. Where did these self-replicating robots come from?
The Waters of Nyr
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,670. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Cassandra and Baron barely escape being abducted by shapeshifters, and a mysterious man whisks them away to safety—aboard a starslip to another galaxy. From the moons of Mahrain, to the beacon lights of Ranat and beyond, the twins flee from everyone, even their uncle, who conspires to use them for a heinous purpose. For only they can unleash the Waters of Nyr.
Sky-Tinted Waters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Sky-Tinted Waters is an anthology of stories by the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers Group. You'll find stories featuring: Rampaging steam-powered constructs Bioengineered killer squirrels Military serums filled with nanotech A demon who pounces on mispronounced words An invisible flying pony And fourteen more tales of adventure, enchantment, humor, terror, magic and science gone wro
Wild Hunt of the Stars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Wild Hunt of the Stars is currently one of four poetry collections on the final 2011 Stoker Award ballot.
Shelter of Daylight Vol. 9
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,410. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Stories in this issue include a journey of discovery by a young princess in "A Right To Rule," and a young man's extra-terrestrial explanation of an inexplicable event in "True Accounting." You'll also visit seas, dragons, skin art, robots, and Konstantin. Seasoned here and there with SF and Fantasy poetry, this issue of Shelter of Daylight takes you on a journey throughout the universes of the
Living Stone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,380. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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After three months of victims and no clues, Oscar is thrown off the case. He knows the killer is the supposedly mythological Old Herne. But even he couldn't guess that Old Herne's origins hark back to the turn of the first millennium, and a bloody legacy left by the man who dared to meddle with stones from the sky.
Walking Like Morpheus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Hypnos Corporation's Theta Slipstream is a limitless, magical dreamworld, where professional dreamers help you become anything you want and go wherever you can imagine. If you're lucky, your pro will be Aidan Morrish, the best guide. But when Aidan's client disappeares in mid-dream, his license is revoked, and in trying to establish his innocence, he discovers the deadly secret of the Theta
Nyx: Malache
Series: Nyx, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,970. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Nyx is a Blacklight assassin, ordered to the tropical world of Malache to kill a courier. Given a minimal briefing, she kills the wrong person. Back to make amends, she finds herself in the middle of a war where both sides want her dead. Her only allies are the lemuroid, pacifist, sexually-tilted natives. To win, Nyx has to recover her lost femininity, and make the coldest sacrifice of all.
Disturbed Issue 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,360. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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This is a quarterly digest. You'll find some bent and tilted tales in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and even some science fiction.
A Problem in Translation
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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What is humanity to do when faced by aliens that make decisions that seem completely illogical? If Captain Takahashi and the crew of the Astrid fail to find the right answers, the result could mean the end of humanity. Despite Takahashi's efforts, the powerful Lemec block his actions at every turn. How can he save humanity, and do the Lemec even care if humanity is saved?
Horror at Cold Springs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Horror At Cold Springs is a steampunk novella that takes you by train into the heart of the Midwest plains, where the town of Cold Springs lies empty. Once it arrives, even the train refuses to budge. What sinister forces have caused the town's evacuation? And will the Colt revolvers be enough for the intrepid little group to engage the evils that lurk within it?

Books

Shelter of Daylight Vol. 8
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,520. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Shelter of Daylight is a biannual digest of science fiction and fantasy. This edition includes the ghosts of an alien species who seek one more chance at the stars; the secret of a chambermaid's room; a new relationship between computers and people; the Loch Ness monster; and much more!
Cover of Darkness Jan. 2012
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,910. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Cover of Darkness is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy. For CoD, the ideal dark story is one you read with all the lights on, glancing over your shoulder frequently, just in case... This issue features Children of the Water by J. S. Watts, and Crapgod by Donald Uitvlugt, plus Phillip Roberts, Kara Hartz, Nicholas Conley, and many more!
parABnormal Digest Vol. 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,870. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This issue of parABnormal Digest includes an interview with a Paranormal group in Mississippi, including what they look for, and how they find it. An article by Shannon Ryan describes detection equipment and how you can use it. The issue includes spooky stories by award-winning authors William Eakin and David Blalock, plus Ann Gimpel, William Rasmussen, Damien Mire, and many more!
Shelter of Daylight Vol. 7
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,340. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Shelter of Daylight is a triannual digest of sf and fantasy. In issue #7, you’ll find stories that will quicken your heart and mind, that will leave you breathless, such as "Phantom Limbs" by Donaya Haymond, "Ghost Child" by Larry Ivkovich, "Who Killed Peter Lorre?" by Wayne Carey, "Designer Kid" by Kim Sheard. And so many more. They're waiting for you...just download and start scrolling.
parABnormal Digest Vol. 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This issue of parABnormal Digest includes three interviews with Paranormal groups, who tell you about themselves, what they look for, and how they find it. Also featured is a spooky cover by Sandy DeLuca, and stories to match by Terrie Relf, Eamonn Murphy, Lindsey Duncan, Tyree Campbell, and many more!
Cover of Darkness Oct. 2011
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Cover of Darkness is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy. For CoD, the ideal dark story is one you read with all the lights on, glancing over your shoulder frequently, just in case... This issue features Slots by Tyree Campbell, The Lunker by David Pinnt, a great novelette “Tiny Doorways” by Ralph Robert Moore, and many more!
Sounds of the Night Vol. 9
Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 31,590. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Sounds of the Night is a magazine devoted to science fiction and fantasy lightly seasoned with a bit of intimacy, even exploring the often-difficult relationships between humans and aliens. SOTN #9 features "Divine Night" by Matthew Jordan Schmidt, about a human and a deity, and "Dirty Elf" by Edward Cox, which speaks for itself, plus much more!
The Martian Wave Vol. 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,570. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Martian Wave contains sf tales that will launch you into escape velocity! First contact where the crew communicates with aliens via music in "Grand Ol' Opry." Refugees seek sanctuary on an Earth-grazing asteroid. A robot wants a vacation on Earth so it can get an upgrade. And much more!
It Came From Her Purse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,970. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Think of the chilling black-and-white B movies from the 1950s. Think of Roger Corman. Think of all the things that could possibly come from inside a purse. Then think a couple hundred light-years beyond that. It Came From Her Purse features tales from beyond the beyond, and yet right next door. Grab the popcorn, put your feet up, and prepare to be thrilled and chilled.
Potter's Field 4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,770. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Potter's Field 4 contains stories related in some way to unmarked graves--someone has buried a body they don't want found. In Potter's Field 4, sometimes those bodies come back. Here you'll find ghosts, a zombie or two, a religious uprising, and all manner of spookiness. So lean back, turn all the lights on, and glance over your shoulders now and then as you turn the pages.
Shelter of Daylight 6
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,900. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Shelter of Daylight is a triannual digest of science fiction and fantasy. In issue #6, you'll confront the rivalries among the social classes of sentient Lepidoptera; receive a hidden message from a dolphin; experience the drawbacks of being a sorcerer; and apply your knowledge of the future to your love life. And much, much more!
Cover of Darkness May 2011
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,270. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Cover of Darkness is an anthology of horror and dark fantasy. For CoD, the ideal dark story is one you read with all the lights on, glancing over your shoulder frequently, just in case... This issue features Sensory Desolation by William Markly O'Neal, Death's Door by F. D. Moore, and The World Beneath by Julie Travis, and many more!
parABnormal Digest Vol. 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,440. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This issue of parABnormal Digest features stories by Jackie Gamber, Neil James Hudson, Derek Muk, Paul L. Bates, and many more. It also features spooky and chilling poetry by K. S. Hardy, Marge Simon, David Kopaska-Merkel, and others. It's topped off with a kickin' cover by Kristine Gehrmann.

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