Three Great Authors—Three Great Science Fiction Stories
A Strand In The Web
New York TimesBestselling Fantasy Author Anne Bishop makes her U.S. debut in Science Fiction with this engaging futuristic novella. The Restorers travel the universe fulfilling a purpose handed down through the generations. They live and die aboard city-ships, never knowing the worlds they create and save. What begins as a disastrous training exercise in creating and balancing ecosystems becomes an unexpected fight for survival. The only hope may be the secret project of an untried Restorer team.
A Host Of Leeches
Award winning author James Alan Gardner pens a wonderfully imaginative tale, in which a young woman wakes to find herself the sole human on an orbiting, mechanical space station.To find a way home, she must navigate the dangerous politics of war between opposing robot leaders.
Popular urban fantasy writer Anthony Francis (Dakota Frost, Skindancer series) explores the clash of ethics and survival when a young, genetically engineered centauress from the ultra-advanced Alliance lays claim to a rare, strategic garden planet, only to find herself captured by a band of rag-tag Frontier refugees who’ve crashed their vintage ship on her unexpectedly hostile world.
"There is a clever plot twist at the climax of "Leeches", some familiar teenage bickering in "Web", and some genuinely tense scenes in "Stranded". Overall, the three short stories that comprise Stranded offer unique perspectives on the theme of being stranded far in the future, or just far, far away." -- Peter Richtsmeier, Netgalley
"…well written and fun to read… Absolutely fascinating!" -- Angela Rae, GoodReads
"There was drama, suspense and hope for humanity… an interesting world… I enjoyed all three and will be searching for these authors works in the future!" -- Stephanie Hauser, Netgalley
"Three thought-provoking, short stories… excellent writers… brilliantly written!" -- Sarah Hulcy, Muse of Hell