Coming 12 September. Available for pre-order.
Promise collects Christi Nogle’s best futuristic stories ranging from plausible tech-based science fiction to science fantasy stories about aliens in our midst: chameleonic foils hover in the skies, you can order a headset to speak and dream with your dog, and your devices sometimes connect not just to the web but to the underworld.
These tales will recall the stories of Ray Bradbury, television programs such as Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone, and novels such as Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin or Under the Skin by Michel Faber.
They are often strange and dreadful but veer towards themes of hope, potential, promise.
Promise is available from online booksellers, from Rediscovered Books and Barnes and Noble in Boise, select bookstores nationwide, and direct from the author.
Smoking Pen Press is pleased to announce a new Call for Submissions for a short story anthology for our Read on the Run series. We’re seeking stories about weather. But we aren’t interested in fair winds or ordinary weather, we are looking for Ill Winds and Wild Weather. All genres are considered.
- Submissions accepted 15 March – 30 April 2023
- 1,200 to 7,000 words
- Attach to email as DOC or DOCX file
Contact spp (at) smokingpenpress (dotcom) for more information.
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This looks so great. Heathcock has envisioned an American future riven with war and spectacle… (Yes, I’ve ordered my copy.)
Here’s the blurb:
In a future America ravaged by natural disaster, pandemic, and political unrest, a fundamentalist faction emerges. As the Novae Terrae gain power, enticing civilians with bread and circuses, a civil war breaks out between its members and the US government. —- Mazzy Goodwin, a young soldier, only wants to find her little sister, Ava Lynn. One day, she wakes in a bomb crater to find wings emerged from her back. Has she died? Been gifted wings by God? Undergone a military experiment?
Read the accolades on Alan Heathcock’s website then pick up a copy at Rediscovered Books or your favorite local or online book vendor. Not to be missed!
Follow the author on Twitter @alanheathcock
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Smoking Pen Press has announced open submissions to their latest Read on the Run anthology. Open from 15 October through 30 November 2021.
Read (and follow) their detailed instructions .