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Small Surprises, an Instant Book by Lita Kurth

drawing of a lizard bride looking at a brownieWe’re happy to announce that we have published our newest Instant Book, Small Surprises by Flash Fiction Forum co-founder Lita Kurth. Small Surprises includes two flash fiction stories, “The Bride” and “Life Is a Mystery.”

Instant Books are limited edition miniature books with complete stories inside. Folded from a single sheet of paper, they fit in the palm of your hand, but they’re sturdy enough to read and share.

Thinking Ink Press member Anthony Francis created the cover art for Small Surprises, and Instant Book designer Keiko O’Leary created the book layout. She selected the typography and paper, and hand-folded each book.

Small Surprises will be available for sale at the next Flash Fiction Forum on March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at SJ/Works Gallery, 365 S. Market St. in San Jose, CA.

You can also buy copies by contacting keiko@thinkinginkpress.com.
animated gif of turning pages of Small Surprises Instant Book

Hip, Hop, Hooray for Our First Picture Book!

We’re  happy to announce our first picture book, Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! by Jill Harold and Betsy Miller.

This upbeat story is about Brooklynn, a little bunny who loves to hop. Brooklynn wears a brace at night, but she is determined to learn how to hop rope in time for the Hippity Hop Games. Armed with hop rope rhymes and a can-do attitude, Brooklynn shows that persistence pays off and can be a lot of fun.

Hip, Hop, Hooray for Brooklynn Bunny! will be available in print, ebook, and audiobook editions in March 2017.

Enter the Lunar Cycle

We’re excited to announce that Debris Dreams by David Colby is now available! Debris  Dreams is the first book in the Lunar Cycle trilogy. In this intelligent, action-packed sci-fi novel, we meet Drusilla Zhao, a sixteen-year old Spacer. Orphaned by a terrorist attack, and cut off from her girlfriend on Earth, Dru is forced to become a soldier fighting in the lethal vacuum of space.

debris-dreams-800-cover-reveal-and-promotionalPublishers Weekly calls Debris Dreams “Appealingly reminiscent of an updated Heinlein juvenile, it’s a story of wartime bravery, principles and self-sacrifice.”

Author David Colby combines hard science details with page-turning action and a diverse cast of characters for a unique science fiction experience that you won’t soon forget. Enter the Lunar Cycle with Book 1, Debris Dreams. Book 2, Shattered Sky is coming soon in 2017.

Would you like to review Debris Dreams? Drop us a line at editorial@thinkinginkpress.com.

Ebook Giveaway!

We’re about to release the ebook of Sibling Rivalry by Anthony Francis, but first we want to give you a free copy of the PDF edition as a thank-you for joining our mailing list.
cover of Sibling Rivalry by Anthony Francis
Book Description:
Artificial intelligence. AI. The spark that brings about the robot apocalypse. In fiction, AIs always have weaknesses: they’re vulnerable to logical paradoxes, back door viruses and pesky EMP blasts. Real AIs would have no such comforting limitations: deft at parsing speech, clever at closing their own loopholes, and secured in military-hardened housings, a true general artificial intelligence would prove a difficult challenge to defeat … even to its own designer.

Written by a PhD in artificial intelligence, “Sibling Rivalry” tells the story of the Nicole AI system, the most advanced artificial intelligence ever created … until today. Confronted with a newer, better sibling designed to replace her, Nicole decides that instead of becoming an obsolete brain in a box, she’d rather become an unstoppable killer. With his team, and perhaps the entire building, dead, Nicole’s designer is trapped in a battle of wits with his own creation. Attempt after attempt fails, and with his oxygen running out, Nicole’s designer finds himself running a deadly race with Nicole … to see who can stop whose weak heart first.

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Thirty Days Later On Sale

Thirty Days Later 99¢ ebook sale

The ebook edition of our charity steampunk anthology Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time is on sale for 99 cents now through September 5! Fifty percent of the proceeds from this book benefit public libraries.

Thirty Days Later features Hugo award-winning alternate history author Harry Turtledove, along with 14 other new and established writers. So pick up some steampunk and alternate history this Labor Day weekend for 99 cents at your favorite ebook retailer!

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Thirty Days Later authors include T. E. MacArthur, AJ Sikes, Harry Turtledove, David L. Drake and Katherine Morse, Anthony Francis, Kirsten Weiss, Steve DeWinter, Michael Tierney, Janice Thompson, BJ Sikes, Emily Thompson, Sharon E. Cathcart, Justin Andrew Hoke, Lillian Csernica, and Dover Whitecliff.