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BEYOND THE STARS: At Galaxy’s Edge

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Announcing a brand new collection of space opera stories by a dozen authors… including NY Times and USA Today bestsellers… BEYOND THE STARS: At Galaxy’s Edge! It was released less than a week ago, and already 1,300 copies have been bought, and nearly 100,000 pages read via Kindle Unlimited. You can pick it up from now until next weekend for only 99¢.

The new volume features tremendous stories by Michael Anderle, David Bruns, Michael Ezell, Chris Fox, Caroline A. Gill, E.E. Giorgi, G. S. Jennsen, Piers Platt, Adam Quinn, Anthea Sharp, Christopher J. Valin, and Nick Webb, with a Foreword by Jennifer Foehner Wells. The spectacular cover illustration was created by two-time Hugo Award winner Julie Dillon. Twenty reviews have been posted averaging 4.9 out of 5 stars!

If you want to learn about new volumes in the series, or find out about submitting your own work for the next release (projected for April, 2017), sign up here.

BEYOND THE STARS: A Planet Too Far

Hello Peeps!

We have a fabulous new space opera anthology out, which features eleven SF writers, including some who are New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors!

In less than three weeks we have sold more than a thousand copies, plus the “Kindle reads” that come along with putting a book in Kindle Unlimited. If you have a subscription, you can read all 100,000 words for free.

This books comes on the heels of the bestselling anthology published last spring, DARK BEYOND THE STARS. In the new golden age of publishing, fascinating stories come in packages large and small. Pick up the new anthology now! And the first one, too…

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The A.I. Chronicles have arrived!

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Even today, machines that mimic human thinking surround us. As the intellectual feats of computing machines grow more and more astounding, will there be a day when their apparent intelligence approaches, or even surpasses, that of human beings? And what if these machines then become conscious, self-aware?

Get this latest title in the acclaimed Future Chronicles series of speculative fiction anthologies.

AI Chronicles

Thirteen authors confront the question of the Singularity: at and beyond that point of time when A.I. becomes more than simply a human construct. From first awareness to omniscience, these original short stories explore that territory where human intelligence comes face-to-face with what is either its greatest hope, or its greatest threat.

How can you join the party?

Join us TODAY, March 13th, in celebrating the launch on Facebook from 5 to Midnight EST.
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Get your copy of The A.I. Chronicles here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TUIBHL4/

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The A.I. Chronicles are here!

Yet another entry in The Future Chronicles series is available for preorder now and will be delivered on March 13th. I have a brand new short story in this one… A Piece of Cake. Sort of a satirical look at a future.

I have read several other stories in this anthology and so far each one is fantastic. Order The A.I. Chronicles now!

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Two new sci-fi shorts – “I Dream of PIA” and “Hanging with Humans”

Now you can grab my short stories from The Robot Chronicles and The Alien Chronicles a la carte!

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Pick up I Dream of PIA and read about Jeff’s challenges with the AI who lives in his wall. She’s remarkably fond of him, but she doesn’t quite get humans… and when she tries to set him up on a date, the results don’t satisfy either one of them.

Hanging with Humans is a wacky tale about aliens who decide to visit Earth as part of an intergalactic game show. But when cultures collide, there can be misunderstandings… especially when a high school prom and all three alien genders are involved. In the end, though, it turns out that Earthlings are very much to the taste of Zeldarians.

Hanging with Humans is available for preorder now and will be delivered on February 20th.

Look for my next short story, Piece of Cake, in The A.I. Chronicles, to be released in March. It’s been a thrill to be part of this amazing best-selling series of anthologies known as The Future Chronicles, which is the brainchild of Samuel Peralta, series editor, and David Gatewood, editor. I’ve had lots of fun writing short, funny sci-fi stories.

Thanks for reading and reviewing! I always love to hear what you think.

Friend me on Facebook, where I spend way too much time, follow me on Twitter as @PatriceFitz, subscribe to this website, or sign up for my newsletter so you can get the occasional ARC for early reading and input.

The Alien Chronicles is coming!

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I’m in another awesome anthology, The Alien Chronicles. The ebook is available for preordering right now, and will be live and available digitally and in print by January 9th! Don’t miss these excellent stories by blockbuster sci-fi authors including Hugh Howey, B. V. Larson, Jennifer Foehner Wells, Daniel Arenson, Blair Babylon, Annie Bellet, and Samuel Peralta. Some of these are traditionally published authors, and some indies.

From scary first contact tales to funny-looking alien stories, this has it all. This anthology is the third in the series of “Future Chronicles,” and to date, each one has reached best-seller status.

Also be on the lookout for “The A.I. Chronicles,” for which I’m writing another story, to be released in early 2015.

I’m having a blast concocting these fun shorts and putting them out into the world so quickly. You’ll see what I mean when you read them!

Thanks, as usual, for reading the blog, and if you want to hear FIRST about news on my books, please sign up to be notified here.

Win a copy of my best-selling political thriller in the Great Online Scavenger Hunt!

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Welcome to the Great Online Scavenger Hunt! Each day, for 22 days, you’ll have a chance to hunt for clues in the form of a line or quote from Annie Kelleher’s paranormal romance The Ghost and Katie Coyle.

The Grand Prize is a Kindle Paperwhite eReader, which will be won only by correctly identifying and reporting all 22 clues first. See Annie’s site for all the details. The clues will be hiding on various websites which will be listed on Annie’s site one day at a time. You can join any time within those 22 days and will also be entered to win either a digital or print copy of RUNNING in the Great Online Scavenger Hunt giveaway hosted by Annie Kelleher, along with the other wonderful prizes she is offering.

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There are now TWO clues on my website… one from Day #4 and one from Day #17. My clues won’t be too hard to find, since some of my website is still in progress… so go forth and find them!

When you find those quotes, copy and email them to KatieCoyleScavengerHunt@gmail.com and you’ll be entered in the drawing to win one of the many prizes. And… if you’re diligent in your hunt and manage to collect every single day’s hunt clue, you’ll be eligible for the final drawing to win a Kindle Paperwhite eReader!

Visit Anne Kelleher’s website every day to see which website holds the next clue to hunt down and submit your entry for that day’s prize.

Enjoy!

New Thriller – AIRBORNE!

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Seventy thousand years ago, the human race was nearly wiped out.

We survived, but just barely.

AIRBORNE is the story of a plague that has been unleashed to finish the job. To determine how many will live…and how many will die.

Dr. Melissa Van Meer is flying back east to give a presentation that could get her out of the lab and in front of the people with money, money for grants to fund her research into life-saving inoculations for children in developing countries. She’s heard about the flu that’s racing around the world, but isn’t really alarmed—after her years growing up in India, where she acquired some scars of her own, she’s seen far worse.

Until she gets on a plane where one by one the passengers are dying.

The pilot is unconscious. The other doctors are gone. The airport is closed.

Melissa’s no hero. But she’s all they’ve got.

AIRBORNE is a Kindle Worlds novella, currently on sale for only $1.99. The book is set in the world created by A.G. Riddle in his Atlantis: The Origin Mystery trilogy, which has sold more than 700,000 copies to date and is to be published in sixteen other countries. Movie rights to A.G. Riddle’s “Atlantis Gene” have been acquired by CBS Films.

The Robot Chronicles are released!

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The Robot Chronicles

Tremendous and varied short stories about robots and AI are included in this great collection. There’s a Foreword by David Simpson of the Post-Human series, and shorts by fabulous authors Hugh Howey, Matthew Mather, Samuel Peralta, David Adams, Ann Christy, Nina Croft, WJ Davies, Jason Gurley, Deirdre Gould, A.K. Meek, Edward W. Robertson, Endi Webb… and me! The editor was the wonderful David Gatewood.

It’s holding down the #3 spot on three best-seller lists on Amazon right now. Available as an ebook and in print.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

P.S. My short story, I Dream of PIA, has sex in it. You are forewarned!

The Latest

Thanks for your patience while the new website gets populated!  You’ll notice my Progress bars over to the right showing where I am on writing new stories.  I have a lot in the pipeline, and much of it is coming out soon.  It’s going to be a very productive summer! 

And don’t forget to pick up the FREE first episode in the Karma series, The Sky Used to be Blue.  It’s available on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.

In the meantime, fans of cozy mysteries will have fun with eFitzgerald Publishing author Jerilyn Dufresne’s new series.  The first book can be found by clicking here

Here’s the blurb:

A few minutes after he hires Samantha Darling as a therapist, Dr. Burns is murdered. Stunned by his sudden death and desperate to keep the job she just got, Sam vows to find the killer.

She has two things going for her. The first is that her brother Rob is a cop, and she figures the crime-solving thing has to be genetic. The second is that Sam is a little bit psychic—a trait she’s come to accept, though it can be inconvenient at times.

With the help of her landlord and her dog, Sam sets out to solve the murder. Along the way, she spends time with the hot new guy in town and tries NOT to spend time with her old beau.

Using her “psychic vibes,” her wit, and her charm, Sam bumbles along and finally solves the mystery, but not before going in the wrong direction more than once.

Thanks for coming by, and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to hear the latest first, and to get free stories as they come out…!  Click here to sign up. 

 

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Works in Progress

“I Dream of PIA” (for The Robot Chronicles anthology, available July 25, 2014)

3149/ 3000 words. 100% done!

"Sand Song” (a novella set in Hugh Howey’s SANDbox)

8,627 / 10000 words. 87% done!

"The Terminal” (a dark futuristic short)

2383 / 2000 words. 100% done!

“ROCKS 1” (the first episode in a dystopian series)

5675 / 10000 words. 57% done!

“Salt & Pepper Mystery #1” (Book one of a cozy mystery series)

22379 / 40000 words. 56% done!

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Karma of the Silo: the Collection (Karma Omnibus)
Karma lives in the Silo, deep underground. She lives with a man whom she barely knows and with a name she doesn’t remember choosing. When visions come to her about another husband, another way of life, and another world, Karma struggles to discover what came before.

Cleaning Up: a Silo story (Karma)
Five years have passed since the airlock slammed shut on the 4,000 souls condemned to live in the Silo. Karma can remember now that there was a time before--before she was locked into this cylindrical tomb under the earth. But all she can see of the outside are dead hills and the dark clouds swirling through what remains of a toxic world.

The Sky Used to be Blue: a Silo story (Karma)
Karma lives in a Silo deep beneath the earth. She isn't sure of much else… only that the wallscreen shows an outside view that is barren and swirling with toxic clouds. Most of the other residents seem content. Except for the ones who jump to their deaths from the hundred-level spiral staircase. And the ones who are pushed.

Last Walk: a Silo story
The kids are fighting in the Silo—gangs engage in battles between the Up Top and the Down Deep, with the Mids caught in between. There are too many young people without work. They ink themselves with primitive face tats and guard their territory against incursions from below or above.

Deep Justice: a Silo story (Karma)
Karma has endured twenty-five years underneath the earth. Her path in life—a path she never bargained for—has included marriage to a man she never chose, whose powerful position forces her to hide her memories of the time before.


Rising Up: a Silo story (Karma)
After a hellish three months locked in the private inner sanctum of IT, Karma and her family emerge, bloodied and forever changed. Rick is a man who is no longer in control. Mars has become the power in the Silo.



Silo Saga: SILO SECRETS: Daniel
Daniel is sixteen now, and he can count up to one hundred. He can go all by himself up and down the two levels of the Silo between his home and his job. Daniel knows he's not as smart as some people. But his mother told him he was smart enough to help her, so it must be true. He always believes his mother. His mother is a doctor.

Running
THE NEXT PRESIDENT IS GOING TO BE A WOMAN... Catherine Young, Vice President and newly-anointed Democratic nominee, is surging in the polls. The race is on against GOP candidate Jerusha Hutchins, folksy charmer and blonde beauty, who is the darling of the far-right Liberty Party.

Till Death Do Us Part: a short story
Join Harold and Rosemary as they bring together their family and friends for a night of celebration before a long-planned trip... and see just how this journey ends. Mix a little Dorothy Parker and a little Shirley Jackson, add a twist of David Sedaris and a pinch of O.Henry, and out comes a satirical romp. "Till Death Do Us Part" is a 3,000 word short story. This is a sophisticated take on the way people fool themselves. More New Yorker magazine than Asimov.

The Terminal
To be published next week!





Looking for Lance
A pinch of Dorothy Parker and a twist of O.Henry go into the mix to make this Fitzgerald short a bracing sip of satire. There is a free sample of RUNNING, her best-selling Kindle political thriller, at the end of this story.

Jungle Moon
Another quirky short story from Patrice Fitzgerald about love and the ways people connect. When Felicia gets a special birthday request from her husband Herman, she can't believe what he's asking her to do. Will she say yes? This 3,000 word short story explores the nature of a happy marriage, compromise, and passion. A four-chapter sample of Fitzgerald's best-selling political thriller, RUNNING, is also included.

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