Speculative Fiction

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

$5.99
Author: Anthony Francis
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story, Speculative Fiction
Tags: Recent Release, Recommended Books, Snack Book, Snapbook, Traditional Book

Confronted with a newer, better sibling designed to replace her, the Nicole AI system has decided that instead of becoming an obsolete brain in a box, she'd rather become an unstoppable killer. Written by award-winning author and AI researcher Anthony Francis, "Sibling Rivalry" does not rely on clichéd fictional limitations of AIs. Instead, Nicole’s designer must find a realistic way to defeat Nicole, if he can.

Bonus Material:
This Snapbook edition includes a foreword by cognitive scientist Jim Davies and an afterword by computer science professor and science fiction fan Kenneth Moorman who uses “Sibling Rivalry” in his courses on machine intelligence and robotics.​

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Beyond the Fence: A Short Collection of Stories

Beyond the Fence: A Short Collection of Stories

$5.99
Author: Marilyn Horn
Genres: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Story, Speculative Fiction
Tags: Collection, Recent Release, Recommended Books, Snack Book, Snapbook, Traditional Book

The worlds in Marilyn Horn’s stories are sometimes dark, sometimes surreal, and sometimes both—and yet not so unfamiliar. No matter how fantastic the world, loneliness is the enemy, connection the goal. The stories in this short collection will haunt you and comfort you long after you finish the last page.

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Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time

Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time

$15.99
Authors: AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, Dover Whitecliff
Genres: Fiction, Short Story, Speculative Fiction, Steampunk
Tags: Anthology, Recent Release, Recommended Books, Traditional Book

Steam! Noir! Revolution! Sasquatch! The creators of steampunk anthology Twelve Hours Later are back with a vengeance, and a lot can happen in thirty days!

Featuring Hugo Award winning author and master of alternate history, Harry Turtledove, Thirty Days Later, Steaming Forward: Thirty Adventures in Time contains 15 pairs of stories set 30 days apart.

Do you dare open the cover and lose yourself in time?

The clock is ticking …

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Twelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery

Twelve Hours Later: 24 Tales of Myth and Mystery

$15.99eBook: $3.99
Authors: AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, Dover Whitecliff, Sharon E. Cathcart
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story, Speculative Fiction, Steampunk
Tags: Anthology, Traditional Book

Myth! Intrigue! Dirigibles! Literacy!
Support public libraries and explore a world of steampunk fiction! Twelve Hours Later is the brainchild of the Treehouse Writers, fifteen talented authors, artists, and poets, who came together at the Clockwork Alchemy Steampunk Convention to create this must-read steampunk anthology, with 50 percent of the proceeds donated to public libraries. Each author has contributed two stories, set 12 hours apart, and each story occupies a single hour of time. Together they fill a 24-hour day that is a whirlwind of steam, legends, spycraft, and the occasional forest demon dropping in for good measure.

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White Mice

White Mice

Author: Keiko O'Leary
Genres: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Story, Speculative Fiction
Tags: Flashcard, Recent Release, Snack Book

A Flashcard. Peek inside the story lab as the head researcher trains a new assistant. But be careful -- there's a reason for that narrative hazard warning on the sealed, blast-proof door.

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Jagged Fragments: Two Stories

Jagged Fragments: Two Stories

$3.00
Author: Anthony Francis
Genres: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Short Story, Speculative Fiction
Tags: Collection, Instant Book, Recent Release, Snack Book

Enjoy two very short science fiction stories, "If Looks Could Kill" and "The Secret of the T-Rex's Arms," by award-winning author Anthony Francis.

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Small Surprises

Small Surprises

$3.00
Author: Lita Kurth
Genres: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Literary/Mainstream, Short Story, Speculative Fiction
Tags: Instant Book, Snack Book

Surprise yourself with two very short stories by Flash Fiction Forum co-founder Lita Kurth: "Life Is a Mystery" and "The Bride."

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Debris Dreams

Debris Dreams

$14.95eBook: $3.99
Author: David Colby
Series: The Lunar Cycle, Book 1
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction
Tags: Recommended Books, Traditional Book

The year: 2067

The place: Sun-Earth Lagrange Point L1, 1.5 million kilometers above the surface of the Earth.

The objective: Survive.

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Some Time Later: Fantastic Voyages Through Alternate Worlds

Some Time Later: Fantastic Voyages Through Alternate Worlds

$15.99eBook: $3.99
Authors: AJ Sikes, BJ Sikes, Dover Whitecliff
Genres: Speculative Fiction, Steampunk
Tags: Anthology, Traditional Book

The creators of Twelve Hours Later and Thirty Days Later are back for another time-turning read with adventure in the offing, steam in the air, and tongue occasionally in cheek. Join us for new and fantastical stories from fifteen authors, including Harry Turtledove, Kirsten Weiss, Anthony Francis and T.E. MacArthur as we journey through time and genre.

Take a tour of Jolly Olde London where madness may (or may not) prevail and things can get hairy after dark. Take an airship across the sea to the ancient city of Atlantis. Battle demons! Match wits with mystics! Try to resist the seductive power of chocolate or the magic of tiny mushrooms! Maybe even steal a treasure from a dragon.

So, put the kettle on, pour a strong cuppa, and curl up on the couch for a rollicking good read with Some Time Later.

The clock is ticking ...

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