Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce that we will be publishing the young adult science fiction trilogy The Lunar Cycle by David Colby. We’re bringing Book 1, Debris Dreams, back into print and will subsequently publish Book 2, Shattered Sky , and Book 3, Luna’s Lament.
Debris Dreams begins in 2069 on a space station at the Earth-Sun Lagrange point L1.
Sixteen-year-old Drusilla Xao lives in the Hub, a space station used by the Chinese-American Alliance as a base to exploit the Moon’s resources. Desperate to break free of the Alliance, a separatist group from the Moon destroys Earth’s space elevator. In a flash, Dru’s parents are dead and she is cut off from her girlfriend Sarah on Earth.
The Alliance declares war against the Moon, conscripting Dru and all the youth of the Hub. Dru is forced to become a soldier fighting in the lethal vacuum of space. Can she survive deadly space debris and terrorist attacks to find her way home to Sarah?
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Thinking Ink Press is proud to bring the classic science fiction story “Sibling Rivalry” back into print. “Sibling Rivalry” was Epic award-winning author Anthony Francis’s first publication, appearing in the Leading Edge magazine in 1995.
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.
Sibling Rivalry, A Short Story is coming soon in print and e-book editions at booksellers and through Thinking Ink Press.
We’re having a book launch party for our new Snapbook line featuring Beyond the Fence by Marilyn Horn and Sibling Rivalry by Anthony Francis! Snapbooks—the Thinking Ink Press take on chapbooks—are short books packed with page-turning stories. Join us at Kaleid Gallery in San Jose on Friday, June 24, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Marilyn and Anthony will read their work, and Keiko O’Leary will demonstrate and teach the art of hand-folding Instant Books from a single sheet of paper. You can also check out beautiful, original cover art created by local artist Sandi Billingsley for Thinking Ink Press.
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What: Launch party for Beyond the Fence and Sibling Rivalry When: Friday, June 24, 2016, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Where: Kaleid Gallery 88 South Fourth Street, San Jose, CA, 95112, USA TEL: +1-408- 947-1785 Parking: Kaleid is located in downtown San Jose, on the street level of the Fourth Street parking garage (near the King Library). Garage parking costs $5 after 6:00 p.m. Street parking can be hard to find, but is free after 6:00 p.m. What Do I Need to Do?: Come to the party and bring friends!
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Praise for Beyond the Fence “The stories in Marilyn Horn’s Beyond the Fence are strange. But the strangeness is just one of their charms, for by the time we’re exiting the stories, the strange has come to seem familiar—even ordinary. This is a testament to Horn’s powers as a storyteller. She creates worlds in which talking dolphins and soul DNA and attic monsters are both astonishing and commonplace. This book is a pleasure all the way through.” —Charles Rafferty, Director of MFA Program, Albertus Magnus College
About Sibling Rivalry 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.
“Sibling Rivalry” was Epic award-winning author Anthony Francis’s first publication, appearing in The Leading Edge magazine in 1995. Thinking Ink Press is proud to bring this classic science fiction story back into print in Snapbook and e-book form.
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Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce our newest book, Beyond the Fence: A Short Collection of Stories by Marilyn Horn. The stories in Beyond the Fence explore worlds both ordinary and extraordinary with characters who haunt the imagination. Marilyn Horn’s short fiction has appeared in many literary journals and her story “Don’t Mind the Vet” was nominated for a Best in the Net award.
Presented in our new Snapbook line—the Thinking Ink take on chapbooks—Beyond the Fence fills its short format with rich, dense stories:
Return of the Son
Don’t Mind the Vet
So Many Shoes
A Big Gift
Monster on the Loose
The Dolphin and the Healer King
Beyond the Fence
Beyond the Fence: A Short Collection of Stories features original cover art by Sandi Billingsley. It is available in a print edition through booksellers and through Thinking Ink Press. Ebook editions are forthcoming.
There will be a release party on June 24, 2016. Please mark your calendar, and sign up to receive all the details.
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Thirty Days Later has been featured on SF Signal! The Hugo Award-winning fanzine is a great place to catch up on news about science fiction, and the article reveals the table of contents for our upcoming steampunk anthology, edited by A.J. Sikes, B.J. Sikes, and Dover Whitecliff and featuring Hugo Award winner Harry Turtledove!
Thinking Ink Press brings you a touch of magical realism just in time for Halloween. We are happy to announce a new Instant Book, Wild Hair, by the always-entertaining Ruth Littmann Ashkenazi. 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.
Ruth will be reading a new short story at Flash Fiction Forum on October 14 and Wild Hair will be available for sale at this event. The story in Wild Hair was featured at a previous Flash Fiction Forum event.
Keiko O’Leary, our Instant Book designer, created this book layout. She selected the typography and paper, created the art, and hand-folded each book.
Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce a new instant book: Bees by Betsy Miller.
He was not so afraid of bees that he couldn’t leave the house. It was more like if he saw a bee he would avoid it, you know, walk the other way. He knew all the places where bees liked to go on the way to school—the bottle brush plant, which he called the bee tree was worst of all. He always made sure to cross the street to the opposite side to avoid the bee tree.
Instant books are limited edition miniature books with complete stories inside. They fit in the palm of your hand, but are sturdy enough to read and share.
Keiko O’Leary, our Instant Book designer, created this book layout. She selected the typography and paper, created the cover art, and hand-folded each book.
Bees was released at the June 3rd Play On Words event at Café Stritch, where “Bees” was performed and Instant Books were available for purchase.
Thinking Ink Press is happy to announce a new steampunk short story from award-winning author Anthony Francis. Jeremiah Willstone and the Sorting of the Secret Post is the prequel to Anthony’s forthcoming novel Jeremiah Willstone and the Clockwork Time Machine.
This limited edition snap book was designed by Anthony Francis and features original artwork on the cover that he created for this story. To get a copy, look for Anthony at Clockwork Alchemy 2015, or contact Thinking Ink Press.