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About Kary English
Kary English grew up in the snowy Midwest where she avoided siblings and frostbite by reading book after book in a warm corner behind a recliner chair. She blames her one and only high school detention on Douglas Adams, whose Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy caused her to laugh out loud while reading it behind her geometry textbook.
Today, Kary still spends most of her time with her head in the clouds and her nose in a book. To the great relief of her parents, she seems to be making a living at it. Her fiction includes several short stories, and a forthcoming fantasy saga about a little girl and an orange kitten.
Kary is a Writers of the Future winner whose fiction has appeared in Grantville Gazette's Universe Annex, Galaxy's Edge, Writers of the Future, Vol. 31, Undercurrents, and Daily Science Fiction. Her stories have been nominated for the Hugo and Campbell awards, and long-listed for the Bram Stoker Award.
Visit Kary on the web at www.KaryEnglish.com.
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2015 Best Science Fiction and alien anthology, Publisher's Weekly Science Fiction Best Seller
The future is here…the future is now! Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now, you can, too.
A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field.
From Alien Invasion to Alternate History, from Cyberpunk to Comic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, these are the winning writers who have mastered every version and vision of sci-fi and fantasy.
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“The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us.” —Orson Scott Card
Against the advice of an old-timer, a man and his dog set out on an eight-hour trek through the frozen wilderness of the Klondike Gold Rush. Before the day is over, man and dog will test their mettle against snow, rotten ice and deadly cold. When the thermometer reads seventy-five degrees below zero, only the fittest survive.
This classic survival tale is the best known of Jack London's short stories. The century-old language and sentence structure have been adapted for modern readers while staying true to the gritty realism of the original.
Approx. 7,100 words of text (30 pages), two short historical sections, 10 photo illustrations.
Original: It was a clear day, and yet there seemed an intangible pall over the face of things, a subtle gloom that made the day dark, and that was due to the absence of sun.
Adapted: It was a clear day, but a subtle gloom over the face of things made the day dark due to the absence of sun.
Original: That there should be anything more to it than that was a thought that never entered his head.
Adapted: It never entered his head that there should be more to it than that.
Spirits killed the Kelly kids. If Danae can't stop them, she might be next.
In a sleepy California beach town, spirits magnify both the good and the evil in human hearts. Danae wants to finish her mural of Poseidon, but nothing is working. News crews are everywhere for the Kelly trial, and a spiteful neighbor has opened a channel to evil.
Now Danae has a bigger problem to worry about. Can she heal the wounded town before spirits destroy it?
POSEIDON'S EYES is an award-winning tale from a multi-award nominated author.
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Length: 6,500 words, a short story
Genre: contemporary fantasy, dark fantasy, magical realism, mainstream literary, Greek mythology, Celtic mythology, supernatural, California
Market: written for adults (no sex, mild supernatural violence, no profanity)
Awards: First Place, Writers of the Future
"When the Call comes, it must be obeyed."
Since the time of shadow and ash, the citizens of Eriyu have been guided by the Judicars, a mystical order devoted to truth and justice. Jerra, a young initiate, is ready to face the final trial that will allow her to become a full-fledged Judicar. When Jerra's own mentor turns against her, Truth is difficult to see.
Length: 6,200 words (36 pages in manuscript form), including a short novel excerpt
Genre: fantasy, action & adventure, coming of age
Market: written for adults but YA-friendly (no sex, no profanity)
• An old rogue one last job from retirement, a young one seeking his fame. Just take the pearl from the cave. Easy - except for the monsters, magic, and mayhem.
• Darvolock is the potential Panama Canal of space, if only its inhabitants would share. But how do you negotiate a treaty with plants?
• Human females do not die in childbirth. How strange. How troubling. Ribolee’s friend Siluone is about to die birthing many young oelene, a time of great celebration. And alone among her people, Ribolee feels a sense of loss.
• In the post-apocalyptic New West, Corporations enforce their control of the food supply with war machines; and a veteran priest, his western heroine dirigible AI, and their mechanical bees seek crops to pollinate and villagers to serve.
Fourteen tales by award-winning and nominated edgy new voices in science fiction and fantasy.
Stories to amaze, delight, and touch the heart…on the corner of 3rd and Starlight.
“Like trying strange and unusual foods, finding new writers to love and follow can be a chaotic, hit and miss experience. This anthology offers delicious and exotic creations by some of the best new writers in the speculative fiction field.”
— William Ledbetter, 2016 Nebula award-winning author of “The Long Fall Up.”
“An enchanting mix of tales from up-and-coming authors from Birch’s gentle story of passage to English and Finegold’s saga of love and honor among immortals. Every piece has its own delights!”
— J. Kathleen Cheney, Locus award-winning author of “The Golden City.”
“Fresh new discoveries and recent favorites from vibrant new voices in SF and fantasy. Remember these names!
— Martin L. Shoemaker, WSFA award-winning author of “Today I am Paul.”
* Rebecca Birch * Nick T. Chan * Jennifer Campbell-Hicks *
* Philip Brian Hall * K. L. Schwengel * Rachelle Harp * M. E. Garber *
*Dustin Adams * Frank Dutkiewicz * M. Elizabeth Ticknor *
* Sean Monaghan * William R. D. Wood * Julie Frost * Scott R. Parkin *
* Kary English * Robert B. Finegold, M.D. *
- Illustrated edition -
The stories in this volume have been personally selected by Mike Resnick as his favorites among those that were published in Galaxy’s Edge magazine in 2013 and 2014. Authors include seasoned veterans such as Larry Niven and Mercedes Lackey, newcomers such as Andrea G. Stewart and Tina Gower, and writers from lands far and wide such as Sabina Theo from Bulgaria and Leena Likitalo from Finland.
But all the stories have one thing in common: They are great stories … and like all great stories, need great readers.
ISSUE 9: July 2014
Mike Resnick, Editor
Shahid Mahmud, Publisher
Stories by: Kary English, Gardner Dozois, Andrea G. Stewart, Robert Sheckley, Laurie Tom, Lou J. Berger, Michael Swanwick, Lisa Tang Liu & Ken Liu, Kay Kenyon.
Serialization: Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague de Camp
Columns by: Barry Malzberg, Gregory Benford
Book Reviews: Paul Cook.
Interview: Joy Ward interviews Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly (every two months) magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an award winning independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and old (reprint) stories, a serialization of a novel, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
A 2015 Hugo Award Finalist
Neuroscientist Margaret Hauri has two children to raise, and she's on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough. There's just one problem.
An experimental technology might buy her some time. Even if it works, will it be enough to save her?
Length: 5,000 words, a short story
Genre: near future hard SF, drama
Market: written for adults (no sex, no violence, occasional mild/moderate profanity)
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Clones, motherhood, and a luxury spaceliner. What could possibly go wrong?
Walking away should have been easy. With five million credits in her pocket and a nanny-clone to take her place, Lydia thought leaving her marriage would be smoother than sipping cocktails at a society party. Lydia's plans didn't include an illegal sport-fishing expedition on an interdicted waterworld, and her husband has plans of his own.
Lydia doesn't have to worry about where she'll go. Now the question is will she survive?
FLIGHT OF THE KIKAYON is classic sci-fi with a side order of adventure.
Length: 8,100 words, a novelette
Genre: science fiction, space opera, action & adventure
Market: written for adults but YA-friendly (no sex, mild profanity)
Series order: set nearly two hundred years after Totaled, but can be read as a stand-alone tale.
Rich, evocative and engrossing.
--David Farland, NYT bestselling author of THE RUNELORDS
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An assassin stalks her. One man guards her.
Raimurri didn't want to go to Djefre to study the healer's art. She didn't want to spend weeks traveling by caravan. And she certainly didn't want a young knight with shocking red hair looking after her as though she were a child.
The journey holds far more dangers than Raimurri could have imagined, and the flame-haired knight may be her only chance for survival. Before the journey's end, she'll have to save his life in order to save her own.
THE MINDER'S BOND is classic fantasy adventure with a hint of romance.
Length: 7,200 words, a short story
Genre: heroic fantasy, action & adventure, sweet/clean fantasy romance
Market: written for adults but YA-friendly (no sex, mild fantasy profanity, fantasy violence)
Series order: features Finn Oxley several years after First Call, can be read as a stand-alone