Sunday, 13 November 2016

COMING SOON: The Newcomer

I'm super excited to announce that The Newcomer is on it's way! This is a sci-fi anthology that I'm very excited to be a part of, especially as sci-fi is a genre I love but have only had plans for before this story (and now those plans have become full blown..I fell a little bit in love with the characters in this short story and I'm hoping to revisit them very soon!) If you want to know exactly when The Newcomer is released then sign up here!

You can find out more about The Newcomer on the Website here! And enjoy the first teaser! 

The Newcomer is an anthology of science fiction short stories. All are based around the theme of a newcomer.
Tithe by Griffin Carmichael
When the world is nothing but a dry husk of itself, a man must chose between a thriving town with its own dark secrets, or to keep walking.
Jacob Heinlein is a man without hope. He’s lost his home, everyone he knew, and hope. He is on a journey to the ocean, which he believes is a myth. But he has nowhere else to go, so he keeps walking under an unforgiving sun. Jacob stumbles into a mirage, and finds himself in a town with a source of fresh, clean water.
He’s welcomed and given the opportunity to become a productive member of the community, but everything comes with a price. For Jacob, it will call upon everything he believed about himself to make a decision, and either stay under the obligation to give of himself, or to be put outside the walls.
Exodus by Alec Hutson
The orphaned children of Old Earth are scattered across the solar system, protected from the darkness by near god-like beings fashioned from lost technologies.
But something has changed. Ancient rules have been broken, and after centuries one of these beings approaches Mars for the first time. A defence must be marshalled, and the coming conflagration could result in the destruction of one of the last bastions of man.
Ice Dreamer by J J Green
All her life, lab technician Prussis has dreamed of reviving someone from the past. In her latest attempt, what happens is the last thing she expects.
The Nanny by Cindy Carroll
Terrified of giving birth, Cardea has second thoughts about turning her back on modern medicine when her water breaks. Thanks to artificial wombs no one has given birth in over 200 years. Complications could kill her. Despite the risks to herself and their way of life she and her husband are determined to raise a family the old fashioned way. But old habits die hard.
Right Hand by Jonathan C. Gillespie
The war with a forgotten conqueror has been over for decades, but that doesn’t mean the Earth has recovered, and life in the American Midwest is only getting more dangerous. His town besieged by hunter-killer drones left over from the conflict, gifted high school senior Daniel Bell is determined to make the Army believe that the machines are somehow not being harmed by their operations.
But to do that, he won’t just have to deal with his cautious family, nervous friends, and sceptical officers. He’s going to have to take a secret journey outside the town’s walls, into the teeth of a wilderness both alluring and deadly. And the most important season of his life might also be his last.
What Make is Your Cat? by Richard Crawford
Welcome to London Atlantis where, after the tsunami, your cat has higher social status and earning power than you do, and evolution is an elite, designer trend you can't afford to join.
Kaxian Duty by Cherise Kelley
At three months old, Clem faces his first day of Kaxian duty with anxiety. What will his assignment be? His tail has a mind of its own, which doesn't help matters any.
Lessons Learned by J. Naomi Ay
Since Ary's first memory, he knew he was destined to be a starship captain. After all, he was the son of Captain Sandy, and the guy who was supposed to be Fleet Admiral, but bailed instead. However, the prospect of attending the Spaceforce Academy was daunting, enough to make Ary question his future. Would an awkward teenager with way too much ginger hair ever measure up to the impossible standards set by his esteemed parentage?
The Humra by Laura Greenwood
When Bounty Hunter Braillen takes a new job on the Humra, captained by a man who isn’t all that he seems. Braillen may just find more than she ever imagined among the space ship’s crew.
The Hawk of Destiny’s Fist by James S. Aaron
Asarik Leah is sent to replace ShipLord Till and lead his InquiryShip on a dangerous new mission. Tradition demands she proves herself fit to take his place.
Repulse by Alasdair Shaw
Newly-promoted Commander Olivia Johnson is posted to the destroyer Repulse. Most of the officers are dead and the remaining crew are exhausted. Johnson must step up to the mark and lead them back into battle despite her personal misgivings.

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