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About E.E. King
E.E. King is the award winning author of, Dirk Quigby's Guide to the Afterlife. "Impish and delightful, a hilarious Zagat's guide to heaven!" - Ray Bradbury
" A fantastical, profound, hilarious and rollicking good ride through the heavens and hells of the
Afterlife! A wonderful book."--Margaret Cho
"This is the most delightful book this reviewer has read in a while.... a mixture of fact and fiction, faith and mysticism at its best."- The New York Journal of Books.
And Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends, an anthology of short fiction, "These tales are marvelously inventive, wildly funny and deeply thought provoking. I cannot recommend them highly enough." - Ray Bradbury She has been a speaker and teacher at the Ojai Writer's workshop and The San Miguel Writer's Conference, performing "literary stand-up."
Her newest novel,is Her second anthology of Shorts, Another Happy Ending and novella The Card Game is due for release December 2013.
She has contributed to Now Write! ,(with Piers Anthony, Ramsey Campbell, William Nolan, Ursula K. LeGuin, Larry Niven, Jack Ketchum and Harlan Ellison.)
She has published widely.
She is the recipient of various international writing, biology and painting grants. Her murals can be seen in Downtown Los Angeles and Spain.
She's worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles.
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The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling fantasy quest, or dream up a bloodcurdling plot twist, including:
-Harlan Ellison (R), on crafting the perfect story title
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-Piers Anthony, on making fantastical characters feel genuine and relatable
Among the other writers incluided are: Steven Barnes, Peter Briggs, David Brin, Sara B. Cooper, Brian James Freeman, Joe R. Lansdale, Bruce McAllister, Vonda N. McIntyre, William F. Nolan, Michael Reaves, Melissa Scott, Michael Dillon Scott, Vanessa Vaughn and others.
This collection of storytelling secrets from top genre writers—including winners of Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards—is essential for any writer looking to take a leap beyond the ordinary.
The stories: Richard Kodai - The Collector; Laszlo Tamasfi - The Morgue; Emerald Wilkins - Never Stay Still; Natasha Smith - Sister’s Keeper; Joshua D. Taylor - Cull House; Richard Kodai - Summer’s Almost Over; Brian Duncan - Door Jam; Andrew Nance - The Joshua Horn; W. T. Paterson - Hit and Run; Richard Kodai - Ms. Whetstone’s Dragon; Gabor Csigas - A House for Wolves; Joyce Frohn - Meeting an Urban Legend; Stephanie Kubin - Beautiful Flower; Richard Kodai - The Rooster Gang; Courtney Martin - Curfew; V. Mylynne Smith - Hands to Yourself; Josh Townley - The Nothing; Sarah Liddle - When the Wind Stops; Richard Kodai - The Dancer; M. A. Smith - Feeding the Followers; Michelle Mellon - The Shed; Joseph Watson - Monster in my Pocket; Richard Kodai - The Creepy Guy; Victoria Dalpe - Winter Break in Fox Hollow; Kirby Kellogg - For Sale; P. L. McMillan - Minksy Didn’t Come Home; Morgan Elektra - An Old Friend; Richard Kodai - Parallel; Laszlo Tamasfi - Prey; C. L. Burroughs - The Fox Hollow Little Library; Daniel Craig Roche - Enter the Light; Richard Kodai - They’re Alive!; Evan Purcell - Billy’s First; P. A. O’Neil - Anything for a Friend; Mark Kodama - Marnie’s Only Son; John Crofts - Mr. Jones’s Roses; Richard Kodai - Picky Girl; Carmen Rockhill - The Hidebehind; Jolie Mandelbaum - Huma; Ken Carlson - Will Anyone Hear it Fall?; Richard Kodai - Hox Follow; C. B. Jones - The Babysssitter; Rowena McGowan - Wanted: Curator; A. G. Hilton - All Quiet on Chester Street; E. E. King - Tommy’s Birthday Party; Richard Kodai - Brand-New Mr. Wilson; Giles Selig - The Protocol; Gail A. King - Destiny; Michael Fassbender - Rendezvous at the Lookout; Richard Kodai - Half Seven; Michael Triozzi - The Three-Twenty-Nine; Simon Clarke - Silly; Alexis Laufman - The Blacksmith; Paul Tanner - The Oddities Collection; Richard Kodai - Time Shattered; Michael Dussing - The Curse of Hangman Jack; Astrid Boneck - Coffin Tree; Janet K. Shawgo - Mirror, Mirror; Richard Kodai - Bad Boss; Camille Davis - Angel; Jim Bates - Strange Wind; Marcus Cook - The Dinner Guest; Laurie Hall - Red-Handed; Richard Kodai - Grandma Gina’s House; Kelli A. Wilkins - A Witch’s Wishes; Jordan J. Hall - The Siren; Mydhili R. Varma - Iron is my Undoing; Richard Kodai - Little Gods; Laszlo Tamasfi - The Special; Dee Caples - Ghost Writer; Brian Shaw - The Boarding House Seer; J. T. Seate - A Family Affair; Mark Towse - Cosy Street
Our feline friends teach us many lessons, from their days as a kitten to their quiet senior years. Along the way they keep us company, provide unconditional love, and share in the ups and downs of our lives. These 101 real-life stories will delight cat lovers of all kinds. You’ll laugh a lot, tear up at times, and nod your head in recognition as you read these tales about the wonderful experience of sharing life with a cat. Part of the proceeds go to support the work of American Humane, providing a better life for cats everywhere.
And while this book explores theology and beliefs, it is written to be kind as well as thoughtful, and at times funny. It will give you belly laughs, but it will also give understanding of the notion of believing. It will remind you that no matter what you believe, we make this journey together.
There are poems by some wonderful modern thinkers including Gwyndyn T. Alexander and Jane Yolen, that will explore the nature of our world.
Essays by David Brin and David Gerrold that explore the nature of why we believe what we do.
And then there are the stories. Funny stories, like First, that explains how Hell got started. Serious stories of redemption, as seen in Izzy Tells no Lies. Stories that explore familiar themes of the trials of Job, as seen by those around him. Questions are raised if we would even recognize a returning messiah after 2000 years of interpretations of the beliefs.
And most important, they are well written with craft and skill that you have come to expect from B Cubed authors.
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PARTNERS IN CRIME, by Tracy Falenwolfe
RHONDA AND CLYDE, by John M. Floyd
THE IDEA, by Charlie Hughes
THE BODYGUARD, by Janice Law
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Third Flatiron Anthologies feature multiple winners of science fiction and fantasy reader polls and recommended reading lists.
"Infinite Lives: Short Tales of Longevity" is a new speculative fiction anthology with the themes of longevity, immortality, and technological life extension.
In "Infinite Lives," a man cursed with immortality finally finds joy when technology defeats death, an astronaut finds himself spaghettified by a black hole, a fairy queen returns to earth to bid goodbye to her dying human lover, the Grim Reaper finds an enthusiastic successor in a coffee shop barrista, a rebel subvert AIs who don't allow death, a rich oligarch tricks his way into the Garden of Eden for a taste of the Tree of Life, a conquistador and his war dog put their dip in the fountain of youth to good use, aliens convince a scientist to abandon her immortality drug and let evolution take its course, a wooden puppet rues the day he never became a real boy, a war criminal pays back the lives she took, a grandmother decides ageism has got to stop, and a Zoroastrian angel battles a demon through eternity, until a truce becomes love. These and many more stories entertain while exploring the pros and cons of longevity and how it is achieved.
"Infinite Lives" presents 28 original stories from an international group
of contributors. Writers include Brian Trent, Sloane Leong, Matt Thompson, J. B. Toner, Larry C. Kay, David F. Schultz, D. A. Campisi, Russell Dorn, Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Ingrid Garcia, Maureen Bowden, Brandon Butler, Caias Ward, Leah Miller, Megan Branning, Robert Walton, K. G. Anderson, Louis Evans, John Paul Davies, David Cleden, Tom Pappalardo, Philip John Schweitzer, Martin M. Clark, Wulf Moon, Mack Moyer, Konstantine Paradias, E. E. King, and Sarah Totton. Edited by Juliana Rew.
As the contentious American Presidential Election campaign comes to a close, many of us could use a humorous respite and to remind ourselves the problem is not new or different, just oppression's same old song. Take a break, read these stories — the things we worry about today will pass and new ones will emerge. This collection will take you to the next screen.
Featuring original stories and poems by Cathy Adams, Daniel Ausema, Eric Avedissian, Paul L. Bates, Jane Blanchard, Ben Boegehold, Warren Brown, Jim Courter, Devo Cutler, Derek Des Anges, Buzz Dixon, Katrina Dybzynska, Mike Ekunno, Louis Evans, Robert Morgan Fisher, Andrea Goyan, N.E. Griffin, Lauren Stoker, Jill Hand, Langley Hyde, Will Isenberg, Andrew Jensen, John H. Kalin, J.J.J. Kearns, Richard Lau, Kate Maxwell, Teresa Milbrodt, Lena Ng, Peter Ntephe, Mark Nutter, Nicole M. Pyles, Jim Robb, Jeff Seeman, Margaret S. E. Smith. Guest editor E. E. King joins this illustrious group as well as in-house authors Dan M. Kalin and Sarah M. Kalin.
Lots of AI
A Dyson swarm that can capture the energy output of an entire star
A sentient hospital
Intelligently written time travel
Toxic mold that has religious significance
AI re-writing the constitution
A possible explanation for the Fermi paradox
and at least one alien mating ritual
If you're a fan of hard science fiction, you won't be disappointed. Enjoy!