For the past few months, I've been working with Lucas Bale and a team of other terrific up-and-coming sci-fi indie authors to produce an anthology. We are expecting it to hit shelves this March, so not too long of a wait, but still miles to go. At long last, though, I can finally share some official bits and pieces, and you get your first look at our final cover. The art was designed by Jason Gurley, and it is full-on, non-stop bad ass.
Here's a look, with the blurb below:
No Way Home.
Stories From Which There is No Escape.
Nothing terrifies us more than being stranded. Helpless, forsaken, cut-off. Locked in a place from which there is no escape, no way to get home.
A soldier trapped in an endless war, dies over and over, only to be awakened each time to fight again – one of the last remaining few seeking to save mankind from extinction.
In rural 70’s England, an RAF radio engineer returns to an abandoned military installation, but begins to suffer hallucinations, shifts in time and memories that are not his own.
A widower, one of ten thousand civilian space explorers, is sent alone to determine his assigned planet's suitability for human colonisation, but stumbles across a woman who is part of the same program and shouldn’t be there at all.
A depressed woman in a poverty-stricken near-future America, where political apathy has allowed special interests to gain control of the country, takes part in a particularly unpleasant crowd-funding platform, established by the nation’s moneyed elite to engage the masses.
An assassin from the future, sent back in time to murder a woman, is left stranded when he fails in his mission and knows he will soon cease to exist.
These sometimes dark, sometimes heart-warming, but always insightful stories and more are to be found in No Way Home, where eight of the most exciting new voices in speculative fiction explore the mental, physical and even meta-physical boundaries that imprison us when we are lost.
Release date: March 2, 2015
This book will be 99 cents for the first 48 hours of its release, so be sure to mark your calendars and snag it immediately! You might also want to add it to your To Read list on Goodreads.
A few days ago, I hinted that we had one hell of an author contributing a foreword, and now the cat is officially out of the bag. Jennifer Foehner Wells, the awesome author of the ginormous science fiction best-seller Fluency, is helping us kick things off!
This project has been an enormous amount of fun, and I'm really damn excited to bring this one to readers. I think there is a heck of a lot to love in this collection, and I've had the pleasure of reading a few of these stories in advance. I'm ridiculously proud to have my short story, REVOLVER, appearing in print alongside the work of a whole bunch of wonderful authors, some of whom are making their big sci-fi debut right here in these pages.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out the works of Bale, Wells, J.S. Collyer, S. Elliot Brandis, Harry Manners, S.W. Fairbrother, Nadine Matheson, and Alex Roddie, who's making his sci-fi debut here under the pen-name A.S. Sinclair.
There will be more news on the release soon, but you might want to sign up for my newsletter, memFeed, for extra goodies as we get closer to our release date. Trust me, it will be well worth it.
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