Imps & Minions is currently a free download on Kindle!

Imps & Minions, published by tdotSpec Inc, is currently a free download on Kindle!

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From the Amazon description:

Imps & Minions explores the lives of the little guys of villainry, with 34 tales dedicated to servile underlings, mooks, henchmen, pawns, scamps and rapscallions. Whether it’s Riznax, the little imp who falls in love with his master’s library of ancient tomes, or the poor troll suffering the aftermath of a fairy tale, or the machine programmed to defend her overlord with every microchip in her chassis—in Imps & Minions, they all take center stage. The stories range in tone from whimsical and lighthearted to dark and tragic, and span the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and “superhero”, with a few that are harder to classify. Collectively, they provide diverse looks at the complex and multi-faceted lives of imps, minions, and villainous underdogs of all stripes. Above all, they are compelling tales that show us the trials and tribulations of a colourful cast of characters normally relegated to the background—this is Imps & Minions, and these are their stories.

Download it free here (USA): https://www.amazon.com/Imps-Minions-Odds-Ends-Interesting-ebook/dp/B07W1H961W

Or here (Canada): https://www.amazon.ca/Imps-Minions-Odds-Ends-Interesting-ebook/dp/B07W1H961W/

Please download a copy and share the link! I really appreciate the support!

The Sanctuary anthology is currently a FREE download–23 science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories on the theme of “Sanctuary”!

The Kindle eBook for Sanctuary: an experimental anthology of speculative fiction is currently a free download from Amazon! For Canadians, you can download it free here. For Americans, you can get it from here. (For everyone else, you can still download it for free, but you’ll have to find the title in your country’s local Amazon.)

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I hope everyone downloads a free copy! Thanks for your support!

 

Nourishment anthology FREE download now through the weekend!

The Nourishment anthology has 25 stories and 70,000+ words of science fiction, fantasy, and horror on the theme of “nourishment”, and it’s FREE for Kindle download for the few days.

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Please download a free copy. I’d really appreciate it! Thanks!

My story “Dry Bones” upcoming in Third Flatiron Publishing’s “Infinite Lives: Short Tales of Longevity”!

Very happy to say that my story “Dry Bones” will be in Third Flatiron Publishing’s next anthology, “Infinite Lives: Short Tales of Longevity”.

[…] an original anthology of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and humor short stories. Twenty-eight international authors explore the themes of long life, life extension, and immortality. Tales feature mythical gods and timeless lands, time travel, androids, grim reapers, technology, and more.

I will also be anthology neighbors with author Brandon Butler, a fellow member of the Toronto Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers.

“Nourishment” one-shot anthology now available!

Our one-shot anthology “Nourishment” is now available from Amazon! You can find it here.

The beautiful cover art is from Ukrainian artist Schastlivaya Alexandra. You can find more of her work here.

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Nourishment is the third of the “one-shot anthology” series. The completed collection has 25 stories and over 70,000 total words on the theme of “Nourishment”, all of them written and edited in their entirety within a rigidly constrained 24-hour period. This anthology is more than a collection of imaginative and entertaining stories—it is also a feat in creative writing.

“Sanctuary” anthology free for download!

The “Sanctuary” anthology from tdotSpec Inc is free for download for the next four days through Amazon Kindle. You can download it free here!

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A speculative fiction anthology on the theme of “Sanctuary”.This is an experimental anthology, produced in a single day of writing and editing. It usually takes about a year to produce an anthology. We wondered what would happen if we tried to do it in a single day. This anthology is the result of that experiment.

The Hamthology — Now Available!

The Hamthology is the greatest collection of ham sandwich literature in the history of humankind. More than fifty works of poetry, prose, and visual art on the theme of ham sandwiches come together in this anthology, spanning genres from fantasy and science fiction to mystery, horror, romance, erotica, and more.

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The ham sandwich has attracted little in the way of literary attention. This books fills that critical lacuna. In “Art as Technique”, the seminal work that became the basis for Russian Formalism, literary critic Viktor Shklovsky identified defamiliarization or “estrangement” as the essence of literature. Shklovsky gave the example of Tolstoy’s story “Kholstomer”, told from the point of view of a horse, which altered the reader’s perception and allowed them to see the world anew. Shklovsky argued that deforming reader expectations and de-automatizing our perceptions is at the heart of literature. Throughout The Hamthology, ham sandwiches serve as a defamiliarizing device, acting as a prism through which to view our world and the human condition. The Hamthology is more than a collection of stories, poems, and art—it is an experimental feat in writing that operates at the very core of the literary enterprise.

The stories in this collection span a wide variety of genres, from fantasy and science fiction to mystery, horror, romance, and erotica. They cover such diverse topics as sexuality and gender expression, biological warfare, space colonization, religion, parenthood, crime and punishment, and mental health. Collectively, they comprise a broad look at various aspects of human life, and they explore a wide swath of philosophical terrain through diverse literary approaches, all united by the ham sandwich. Through these works, the ham sandwich comes to represent something greater than the sum of its edible parts, transforming into a transcendent symbol—of our hopes and dreams and fears, of who we are, from where we’ve come, and to where we might go. The Hamthology is, without a doubt, the greatest collection of ham sandwich literature the world has ever known.

You can pick up The Hamthology here.

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