The Hamthology is a free download from Amazon kindle for a limited time! Get your copy soon and spread the word!
Imps & Minions, published by tdotSpec Inc, is currently a free download on Kindle!
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
Please download a copy and share the link! I really appreciate the support!
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.)
I hope everyone downloads a free copy! Thanks for your support!
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.
The beautiful cover art is from Ukrainian artist Schastlivaya Alexandra. You can find more of her work here.
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.
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 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.
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.
From the open call page:
We are seeking high-quality speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and speculative horror) on the theme of “imps & minions”. Stories should feature an imp or a minion.
Submission information and the submission form can be found on our kickstarter page.
If you like this project and want to support us, I would really appreciate if you would take a look at our kickstarter reward options and help us out by becoming a backer. (I recommend going for the paperback reward option.)
Thanks a lot! I’m really looking forward to reading all the submissions and putting together this awesome project with the team, with the support of our kickstarter backers!
What happens when you get a team of writers together and give them 24 hours to write and edit an entire speculative fiction collection on the theme of “Colony”? This anthology happens!
This speculative fiction anthology was created during an intense, 24-hour period of writing and editing. A team of authors residing in Toronto were given the theme of “Colony”, and a strict timeline to produce stories based on that theme.This is more than a collection of imaginative and entertaining stories—it is also a feat in creative writing. It embodies the efforts of authors writing and editing fervently under absurd time pressures. They set themselves a challenge and pushed themselves to the finish line. The Colony anthology is the result of their efforts.
I hope you get a chance to read it, and let the authors know what you thought of their work!