Sunday, June 8, 2014

Flashing Steel, Flashing Fire Is Here...

At long last, my collection of ten short stories--three of which have not been available anywhere before this--can be purchased on Amazon in both Kindle e-book and paperback.

Here's the cover:

And here's what you'll get. Three of the stories have been professionally published and three have never been seen before. Here are some highlights:

"Coil Gun"-Science fiction and alternate history both. On the opening night of WWIII, an American spaceport official faces off against an Afrikaner intelligence officer in a deep bunker with their fate of both their nations in the balance. This one previously appeared in Pressure Suite: Digital Science Fiction #3.

"Lord Giovanni's Daughter"-Purchased for an issue of the print magazine Flashing Swords but never published before now, this sword and sorcery adventure follows scholar and adventurer John Fiore as he vies with the fierce Talassos, prince of the serpentine Naga, to rescue the titular daughter.

"Nicor"-A teenage Danish boy on his first Viking raid encounters something fiercer than the Anglish. First published in Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, but now you can have it on your Kindle or in print.

"The Beast of the Bosporus"-A Lovecraftian tale set in the medieval Ottoman Empire instead of the more typical 1920s New England, this dark tale follows Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha's quest for power, a quest that brings him into contact with forces man was not meant to encounter.

"Westernmost Throne"-A young receptionist working on a politician's campaign discovers on the eve of the election that he's much more than he's been letting on...

This collection would not exist without the help of James R. Tuck, so if you could check out his work, that'd be awesome. And for those of you who buy print copies, if I at any point run into you in real life, I will sign them.

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