Parsina Press

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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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Tsar Wars: Agents of ISIS, Book 1
Series: Agents of the Imperial Special Investigation Service. 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
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
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?
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 » Fairy tales, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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.**
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.
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 & Spirituality » Religion & Science, Nonfiction » Religion & 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!
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 & 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!
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?
Assault on the Gods
Series: The Society Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,150. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
On a trading mission to a backwater planet, starship captain Ardeva Korrell finds herself with a fight on her hands; she and her small crew must battle an army of robots and defeat the tyrannical, god-like beings who have enslaved the native population. The task before them is straightforward: to storm the gates of Heaven itself!
Quiet Post
Series: Offbeat Humor. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,260. Language: American English. Published: August 16, 2014 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
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?

Series

Agents of the Imperial Special Investigation Service
The Agents of ISIS is the first great space opera decalogy of the 21st century, a modern update and improvement on the author's earlier Family d'Alembert series. A family of secret agents fights to preserve the safety of mankind's interstellar empire.
The Parsina Saga
The Parsina Saga is an Arabian Nights fantasy epic set in a world of djinni, undersea cities, flying carpets, and demons.An impoverished storyteller must masquerade as a powerful wizard to save not only his daughter's life, but the entire world.
Mindsaga
Mindflight
Price: $4.99 USD.
Mindsearch
Price: $4.99 USD.

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