Science Fiction

BEYOND THE STARS: New Worlds, New Suns

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The fabulous fourth release in our space opera anthology series is now available… BEYOND THE STARS: New Worlds, New Suns. At the debut price of only $2.99, it has already sold nearly 2,000 copies!

The new volume features ten amazing stories by David Adams, David Bruns, Lindsay Buroker, Ann Christy, Michael Ezell, E.E. Giorgi, Jill Hand, Theresa Kay, Anne Kelleher, and Josi Russell, with a Foreword by Samuel Peralta. The stories were selected by me, the Series Editor, and the editing was done by our fabulous and patient Ellen Campbell. That spectacular new cover illustration was again created by two-time Hugo Award winner Julie Dillon.

And if you’ve missed the earlier ones, you’ll want to check them all out.

BEYOND THE STARS: At Galaxy’s Edge
BEYOND THE STARS: A Planet Too Far
DARK BEYOND THE STARS… the original!

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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.

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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.

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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)

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"The Terminal” (a dark futuristic short)

2383 / 2000 words. 100% done!

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

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

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My Books

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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