In the world of speculative fiction...
Your favorite authors...
Have selected best new voices of the
24 Award-winning Authors and
3 Bonus Short Stories
by Kevin J. Anderson - L. Ron Hubbard - S. M. Stirling
Art and Writing Tips byLazarus Chernik - L. Ron Hubbard - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Edited by Dean
Wesley Smith - Jody Lynn Nye
gallery of artwork -
Cover art by Tom Wood
Check out the stories Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, Nnedi
Okorafor, Robert J. Sawyer, Kevin J. Anderson, Jody Lynn Nye and others chose
as the best of the best.
Be amazed. Be amused. Be transported ... by stories that take you by
surprise and take you further and deeper into new worlds and new ideas than
you've ever gone before....
Twelve captivating tales from the most exciting new voices in science
fiction and fantasy accompanied by three from masters of the genre.
A miracle? An omen? Or something else? One day, they arrived in
droves--the foxes of the desert, the field, the imagination....--"Kitsune" by Devon
When a vampire, a dragon and a shape-shifting Chihuahua meet on a beach
in Key West, fireworks go off! But that's just the background.--"Moonlight and
Funk" by Marianne Xenos
The Grim Reaper, trapped in an IRS agent's dying body, must regain his
powers before he dies and faces judgment for his original sin.--"Death and the
Taxman" by David Hankins
In a metaverse future, a woman who exposes falseness in others must
decide what is real to her--the love she lost or the love she may have
found.--"Under My Cypresses" by Jason Palmatier
Vic Harden wasn't lured by glory on a daring mission into the reaches of
outer space--he was ordered out there by his editor.--"The Unwilling Hero" by L.
Dangerous opportunities present themselves when an alien ship arrives in
the solar system seeking repairs.--"White Elephant" by David K. Henrickson
With her spaceship at the wrong end of a pirate's guns, a former war hero
must face down her enemies and demons to save Earth's last best chance for
peace.--"Piracy for Beginners" by J. R. Johnson
Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., faces one of his funniest and most perplexing
cases ever--an enlightened ogre, a salamander with low self-esteem, and a raging
fire dragon terrorizing the Unnatural Quarter!--"Fire in the Hole" by Kevin J. Anderson
Years after the Second Holocaust, the last surviving Jews on earth
attempt to rewrite the past.--"A Trickle in History" by Elaine Midcoh
When I said I'd do anything to pay off my debts and get back home to
Earth, I didn't mean survey a derelict spaceship at the edge of the solar
system--but here I am.--"The Withering Sky" by Arthur H. Manner
High-powered telescopes bring galactic life to our TVs, and network tuner
Hank Enos figures he's seen everything--until the day an alien boy stares
back.--"The Fall of Crodendra M." by T. J. Knight
Knights, damsels and dragons, curses and fates foretold--the stuff of
legends and stories, but unexpectedly perverse.--"Constant Never" by S. M.
Determined to save his wife, Tumelo takes an unlikely client through
South Africa's ruins to the heart of the Desolation--a journey that will cost or
save everything.--"The Children of Desolation" by Spencer Sekulin
When a terrorist smuggles a nuclear weapon into London, a team regresses
in time to AD 1093 to assassinate a knight on the battlefield, thereby
eliminating the terrorist a millennia before his birth.--"Timelines and
Bloodlines" by L. H. Davis
The Grand Exam, a gateway to power for one, likely death for all
others--its entrants include ambitious nobles, desperate peasants, and Quiet
Gate, an old woman with nothing left to lose.--"The Last History" by Samuel Parr
love this collection of the best new voices in science fiction and fantasy
because, as Locus magazine puts it, "Not only is the writing excellent...it is
also extremely varied. There's a lot of hot new talent."
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