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About Marie DesJardin
Marie DesJardin published her first story in college and turned out the rest around day jobs. She writes novels, screenplays, and short speculative fiction ranging from humorous to dramatic, encompassing science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history. Marie is a sucker for animals -- even literally sucky ones -- travels extensively, and enjoys hiking in the mountains when they're not on fire.
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You would be amazed what humans will do to survive. Or to ensure the survival of others they feel responsible for.
That's the other thing. Humans pack-bond, and they spill their pack-bonding instincts everywhere. Sure it's weird when they talk sympathetically to broken spaceships or try to pet every lifeform that scans as non-toxic. It's even a little weird that just existing in the same place as them for long enough seems to make them care about you.
But if you're hurt, if you're trapped, if you need someone to fetch help? You really want a human.
Twelve authors provide their perspectives on human ingenuity and usefulness as we try to find our place among the stars. From battletested to brokenhearted, humans are capable of amazing things. Humans Wanted shows not only what we are, but how awesome we can be.
Experience a historical moment through the intervention of a time travel agency. Be trapped inside a time bubble—willingly—so that you can save the universe from Darkness over and over again. Step outside of time at the order of your queen in order to stop a traitor…or to keep an assassin from destroying the future. Or travel forward into the future in order to kill off timelines to save your son…or backwards to halt an accident to save your relationship.
Join fantasy and science fiction authors Ken Altabef, Alex Gideon, Stephen Leigh, D.B. Jackson, Faith Hunter, C.S. Friedman, Emily Randall, Gini Koch, Misty Massey, Rhondi Salsitz, Edmund R. Schubert, R.K. Nickel, Marie DesJardin, and Christine Lucas as they defy time and warp space in order to define what it means to be “temporally deactivated.” So get ready and hold on tight.
It’s time to step outside of time.
This is how the world ends.
This is how the world ends.
Not in a bang, but in a book.
58 flash fiction stories of the final hours. Passion, pain and horror of the end of days, all in short vignettes.
Featuring stories from:
Christine Morga, Essel Pratt, Cameron Suey, T. Fox Dunham, Guy Anthony De Marco, Mandy DeGeit, Jessica McHugh, Kristopher Kelly, E. Catherine Tobler, Jamie Lackey, George Cotronis, William R.D. Wood, Lee Clark Zumpe, Lincoln Crisler, Eryk Pruitt, Michael H. Antonio, Kallirroe Agelopoulou, Steve Calvert, Rebecca J. Allred, Darcie Little Badger, Erik B. Scott, Terry M. West, Glenn Rolfe, Josh Strnad, J.A. Martin, Darryl Dawson, DJ Tyrer, Joana Eça de Queiroz, Lex T. Lindsay, Arno Hurter, Cameron Shifflet, J.P. Freeman, Marie DesJardin, Dusty Wallace, Doug Murano, Ken MacGregor, Victoria Dalpe, Kelda Crich, Pedro Iniguez, Joey Capora, S.R. Mastrantone, Damir Salkovic, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley, Jason Sharp, Leslianne Wilder, Jennifer Loring, Bryce Hughes, L.C. Mortimer, Rebecca Barbee, E. E. King, David Turnbull, Richard Thomas, Rose Blackthorn, K.Z. Morano, Adrian Ludens, Kenneth W. Cain, Michael Haynes, Michael Penkas
imaginative speculative fiction short stories about things
that could be happening quietly, without a lot of fanfare, but which
could still be extremely significant or make a big difference.
Fourteen international authors come together in "It's Come to Our
Attention" from Third Flatiron Anthologies. Their stories scratch
below the surface to unearth a world of hidden gems:
Visit a landfill to hear some real trash talk. Tag along with an alien
agent here to save the earth from his hideout in the insane
asylum. Bust a conspiracy to change the climate via mind control. Form
an unhealthy attachment to your radio. Go down to the basement even
though we told you not to. Decide on the pros and cons of
immortality. Tell a librarian she would look beautiful without her
glasses. Find out what's at the bottom of the wishing well (besides
coins). Indulge in a little illegal but highly satisfying genetic
tinkering. Acknowledge the debt we all owe to French culture.
Contributors include Pauline J. Alama, James H. Zorn, Wendy Nikel, Philip Brian Hall, Hunter Liguore, Nyki Blatchley, James Dorr, Greg Beatty, Terri Bruce, Joel Richards, Marie DesJardin, Arthur M. Doweyko, E. M. Eastick, and Lisa Timpf.
1. Lawrence Buentello's "Gaia's Children," an intense tale about planetary colonization.
2. Aaron Wright's "Reflection," which gives a glimpse into the life of a sentient hospital.
3. "Mean and Clean" by Marie DesJardin, a lighthearted look at a unique alien life-form.
4. "Opportunities for Lost Children" by James Beamon, an interesting take on mind transference.
5. "the Art of Failure" by Robert Dawson, an exhilarating first contact situation with a clever resolution.