Poisoner’s Curse (The Poisoner Book 1)

Ramira Ventrice is a poisoner by birth and an outcast of society. She uses her skills with her partner Jake to smuggle drugs from one planet to another. But when they are caught and thrown in prison, they receive a chance from another prisoner to escape by smuggling what he claims is the ultimate smuggler’s …

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Tesseracts Eleven: Amazing Canadian Speculative Fiction

Hand picked authors and a literary legacy… You may want to read it in one quick bite… or savor it slowly like fine swiss chocolate… one delicious prose at a time! For many years, SF lovers from around the world have enjoyed the stories and poems of the Tesseracts series, (Tesseracts One through Ten, and …

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Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories

Fritz Leiber’s work bridges the gap between the pulp era of H. P. Lovecraft and the paperback era of P. K. Dick, and arguably is as influential as both these authors. From a historical context, Leiber, in fact, knew both of the authors, and his work can be seen as a bridge connecting the many …

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Shambhala

Kay was looking to forget her work day. She wanted to relax with a drink at the bar. She wanted to forget erecting probability structures and game models. On her way to the bar, the knife made her forget everything. The scream. Gripping her bottle at the bar now, her hands trembling. In walks Takashi …

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The Return Trip

A science fiction short story describing events on a space ship returning from a lengthy mission.

Sojourns Through Troubled Worlds

Malevolent, metal-scavenging microdrones (“Paston, Kentucky”). A collector’s car with a mind of its own, off for a drive through a nuclear holocaust (the two-time award-nominated “Best in Class”). An experienced climber tackling the most dangerous alien obstacle in the universe (“Spired”). These and other stories await the reader in Jonathan C. Gillespie’s debut short fiction …

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Lady Yellowbird and the Flight of the Sad Panda

In this dystopian science fiction story, one retired schoolteacher refuses to accept her fate. Not only has the city of New Chicago sequestered its aging population into a dingy sector called “The Gray,” its young mayor has also enforced strict rules to keep its senior citizens contained. Find out what happens when Rose Freedman stands …

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Genometry

Eleven fictional experiments in genetic engineering… In this thought-provoking anthology, eleven cutting-edge science fiction writers explore both the promise and peril of genetic engineering. “The Invisible Country” by Paul J. McAuley “The Kindly Isle” by Frederik Pohl “Chaff” by Greg Egan “Stable Strategies for Middle Management” by Eileen Gunn “Good With Rice” by John Brunner …

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Cooter (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume III: Reír)

Bedford Crane saw something strange in the woods when he was thirteen, and it ruined his life. Or was it his brother that did that? Years later, the two of them camp out together for a night of beer, aliens, and redemption. What they both see and do is going to require a lot of …

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War Games (Complete Christopher Anvil Book 6)

Laugh in War’s Face! With the deft touch of a Keith Laumer, hard-SF master and legendary Analog regular Christopher Anvil brings together mind-bending ideas and grim-but-true black humor in the face of war’s utter destruction in this mega-compilation of Anvil’s adventure masterpieces edited by modern-day SF master, Eric Flint! At the publisher’s request, this title …

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