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Parsina Press is proud to be the principal source for Stephen Goldin's books and stories. Not only are many of them published electronically here at Smashwords, but going to our Web site will link you to other editions, both electronic and paper, of the more than 30 science fiction and fantasy novels Stephen Goldin has published over his long career.

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I'm not sure I've ever heard of Stephen Goldin. What sorts of things do you write that I might be interested in reading?
I write almost entirely in the speculative fiction field. I had many short works and over 30 book titles published by traditional presses like Doubleday, Bantam, Harper & Row, Berkley, Fawcett and New American Library before I decided to go the independent route and publish them myself. The Parsina Saga is my major fantasy credential. In science fiction I've written several series, like the Rehumanization of Jade Darcy series, the Agents of ISIS series, and the Mindsaga series. I've also written stand-alone novels--some of the ones I'm proudest of are THE ETERNITY BRIGADE, A WORLD CALLED SOLITUDE, SCAVENGER HUNT and ASSAULT ON THE GODS. I also wrote a novel called POLLY! that doesn't easily fit into any category, but which a lot of people have found delightfully funny.
Why do you write speculative fiction?
I'm fascinated with telling stories in a wide range of realities. Stories set in known times and environments seem too limiting. I want to explore the universe of possibilities. I want my characters to explore unknown challenges and see how well they'll hold up. It's exciting to go "where no one has gone before." As long as the thrill remains, I'll continue traveling down the road never taken.
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When There's No Man Around
Series: Offbeat Humor. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Goodyear Tires had an ad campaign in the mid-1970s showing a woebegone young woman kneeling beside her car with a flat tire, all alone on a deserted highway in the middle of the night. The caption read, “When there’s no man around, Goodyear should be.” This science fiction story is dedicated to all those poor, helpless women everywhere.
Grim Fairy Tale
Series: Offbeat Humor. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Not everything in life is the way it appears in children's books. **A fairy tale for adults.**
Outworld Invaders: Agents of ISIS, Book 9
Series: The Agents of ISIS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,640. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
For centuries, now, humanity has expanded into space without encountering an alien civilization. Suddenly, the peaceful outlying planet Omicron is attacked by an ominous outside threat--and the Imperial Special Investigation Service finds itself joining forces with the conspiracy it's been battling for years to save mankind from external danger.
Shrine of the Desert Mage
Series: The Parsina Saga, Volume I. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,300. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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Volume I of the Parsina Saga. In the Arabian Nights world of Parsina, Jafar the storyteller must escape from the dungeons of the Holy City and outwit the world's mightiest wizard.
Haunted Houses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2009 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Can houses be haunted by some other forces besides hatred, fear and anger?
The Last Ghost
Series: Special Honors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This was a Nebula Award finalist for Best Short Story of 1971.::Solitude is corrosive. Love and companionship can heal wounds, but they take time. And even with all eternity to work in, there may never be enough time to do the job.
Tsar Wars: Agents of ISIS, Book 1
Series: The Agents of ISIS. You set the price! Words: 62,860. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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With humanity scattered throughout the galaxy, the Empire is the only force for order across the stars. But the tsar's been in a coma for five years, and his grand-niece, the only apparent heir, is only 14 years old. The task of preserving the Empire now falls to two untrained--but far from unskilled--agents of the Imperial Special Investigation Service. Can they save the Empire from destruction?
Portrait of the Artist as a Young God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
So what if you can make stars explode or change the orbits of elemental electrons. Big deal! It may all be very pretty, but is it Art?.
Of Love, Free Will, and Gray Squirrels on a Summer Evening
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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This is a story about… well, about love… and about free will… and about squirrels. At first glance, you might think the squirrels are the easiest to explain.
The World Where Wishes Worked
Series: Offbeat Humor. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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This is a cautionary tale explaining why you should not suffer fools gladly. No matter how perfect a set-up you've got, all it takes is one fool to screw it up. **A fairy tale for adults.**
Mindflight
Series: Mindsaga, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,260. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Earth uses telepathic spies in its cold war with its former colony worlds. But what even the spies don't know is that, once they reach their late thirties, they begin exhibiting mental instability and must be eliminated. Alain Cheney is one of Earth's best telepaths, but this only makes him more susceptible. He has to battle both his physical condition and his own agency in order to survive.
Galactic Collapse: Agents of ISIS, Book 10
Series: The Agents of ISIS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Finally the evil conspiracy reveals itself in all its true power, bringing the Empire to its knees. Even the Imperial Special Investigation Service is helpless in the face of the unexpected, overwhelming attack. But the Empire strikes back with all the resources at its disposal--hoping against hope that will be enough to save humanity.
The Complete Parsina Saga
Series: The Parsina Saga, Volumes I to IV. Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 401,910. Language: American English. Published: December 5, 2015 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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This boxed set comprises all four novels of the Arabian Nights-style Parsina Saga. Impoverished storyteller Jafar al-Sharif and his daughter Selima incur the wrath of the world's mightiest wizard, starting them on a long and dangerous journey through an exotic world of djinni, undersea cities, flying carpets, and demons in their attempt to save humanity from the powers of evil.
The Mechanics of Submission
Series: The Business of Being a Writer. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media
Theodore Sturgeon called THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER "the second best reference book a writer can have,after the dictionary." Harlan Ellison said, "It may not make you a better writer, but it will keep you from being a poorer one." This excerpt discusses proper manuscript format, and how to submit your writing to an editor/publisher.
Alien Murders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,830. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2009 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Deborah Raboinowitz is a literary broker. She travels to alien worlds via virtual reality and sells the rights to publish Earth books on other planets. But when an alien is murdered right before her eyes, there's no way she can keep from being involved and solving the murder herself. Then, when an old friend is accused of a murder on a different world, Deborah has to solve that one, too.
Robot Mountain: Agents of ISIS, Book 3
Series: The Agents of ISIS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,870. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
By sheer accident, the Imperial Special Investigation Service stumbled across a fiendish plot against the Empire--using a time bomb to blow up the tsaritsa and throw the galaxy into chaos.Now, to learn the truth, its agents must infiltrate a hollow mountain, the lair of a mad robotic genius, while simultaneously protecting Her Majesty from a hidden assassin. And somewhere, a time bomb is ticking
Purgatory Plot: Agents of ISIS, Book 6
Series: The Agents of ISIS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,970. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An armed cadre of fundamentalist extremists threatens the security of the interstellar Empire, while uprisings of separatist traitors spark outrage on dozens of planets around the galaxy. The agents of the Imperial Special Investigation Service must find the common thread and de-fang these vipers before the wildfire of revolution engulfs the galaxy.
A Career in Writing
Series: The Business of Being a Writer. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media
Theodore Sturgeon called THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER "the second best reference book a writer can have,after the dictionary." Harlan Ellison said, "It may not make you a better writer, but it will keep you from being a poorer one." This excerpt discusses finances, work habits, pen names, and other points an author should seriously consider before starting a career in writing.
Quiet Post
Series: Offbeat Humor. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,170. Language: American English. Published: August 16, 2014 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Escaping a bad love affair, Martia Rosenthal signs up for an assignment in the Quasiverse, where anything can happen--and often does. Martia encounters mutant snow globes, carnivorous bouquets, locks that are very particular how they open, skies that change color daily, a sporting event with fanged sheeposauruses, and a randomly dead murder victim. But can even she survive the Elevator of Doom?
Polly!
Series: Special Honors ยท Offbeat Humor. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,220. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
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"Blasphemous...highly offensive"...and VERY funny! Meeting Polly is an adventure where you’ll discover: why snowmen can’t dance; a scene from a previously unseen Marx Brothers movie; the Three Laws of Thermodynamics; and the secret of the universe. Oh, and also the recipe for the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Just remember: Nothing's ever hopeless unless you lose all hope.
Mindsearch
Series: Mindsaga, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,470. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The exciting sequel to Mindflight. Richard and Mara Cheney are second-generation telepaths seeking to help first generation telepaths cope with telepause. But something else is hunting them--something not very nice.
Treacherous Moon: Agents of ISIS, Book 2
Series: The Agents of ISIS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,340. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Hundreds of thousands of people have visited the pleasure moon Vesa and simply vanished without a trace. Is this part of some vast galactic conspiracy? To find out, the Imperial Special Investigation Service dispatches its two top agents to look into the matter--and the shocking truth they reveal leads to discoveries that eventually threatens the stability of humanity's entire interstellar Empire.
Stellar Revolution: Agents of ISIS, Book 5
Series: The Agents of ISIS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,570. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A hidden conspiracy is plotting to use the tsaritsa's wedding as the occasion to start a bloody revolt to take over the throne. Meanwhile, in the depths of interstellar space, a flotilla of space pirates is gathering. Is it coincidence, or a coordinated attack to topple the Empire? The Imperial Special Investigation Service must unravel the plots and thwart these plans before it's too late.
Counterfeit Stars: Agents of ISIS, Book 8
Series: The Agents of ISIS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,490. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Having had its plans thwarted too many times by the Imperial Special Investigation Service, the evil conspiracy declares war directly on the brave men and women who serve in the agency. Impostors sabotage the Service's work, and the Commissar himself falls under suspicion. ISIS must confront itself to prevent being torn apart from within.
The Eternity Brigade
Series: Serious Tales of Tomorrow. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,040. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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Hawker was a good soldier--so good, in fact, that the Army asked him and his buddies to sign on for an extended hitch. What they couldn't know was that the extension would last forever. Century after century,Hawker and his comrades were resurrected to fight on alien planets. But one goal remained in Hawker's mind: Somehow there had to be a way out of the loop. And he was determined to find it.
The Fix Is In
Series: Atheist Musings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
Believers in "intelligent design" say the universe is too complex to have been formed by random chance. By that standard, I can show that every baseball game is rigged!::This essay also includes a sample from the novel POLLY!
Creationism vs. the Lightbulb
Series: Atheist Musings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2009 by Parsina Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
Religious believers try to claim that "Creationism" is a science. But if that's true, can they explain why a lightbulb works? This article was originally published as a guest editorial in Analog magazine.::This essay also includes a sample from the novel POLLY!
Sanctuary Planet: Agents of ISIS, Book 4
Series: The Agents of ISIS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,720. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The galaxy's top criminals have not only been getting away from police, they've disappeared from sight entirely. Suspecting something far more sinister than a mere crime wave, the top agents of the Imperial Special Investigation Service delve into the matter--only to discover this is the tip of a galaxy-spanning conspiracy that threatens to undermine the stability of the Empire itself.
Traitors' World: Agents of ISIS, Book 7
Series: The Agents of ISIS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,000. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Space pirates harass interstellar shipping On the frozen world of Gulag--where the Empire's worst traitors have been exiled for centuries--dangerous plots are hatching. Time is running out for agents of the Imperial Special Investigation Service to save the Empire from the most serious revolt in its centuries-long history.


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