kesäkuu 2023 Erä
Giveaway Ended: June 25 at 06:00 pm EDT
On their way to laying their fallen leader, Dante Blackhart, to rest, the Blades – a highly atypical mercenary band – accept a job offer. It soon becomes clear, however, that their employer has a hidden agenda and is being far from honest with them. Before they know it, the Blades are embroiled in sorcerous shenanigans and the disappearance of a queen, which leads to them defending a besieged city against an invading army in the face of impossible odds.
Fortunately, they have a trick or two up their collective sleeves, but will that be enough?
In The Blackhart Blades, David Gullen delivers a novella of swashbuckling adventure and duplicity, told with wry humour; a fantasy of found family, dangerous magic, good food, war, heroism, betrayal… and terrible poetry.
helmikuu 2022 Erä
Giveaway Ended: February 28 at 06:00 pm EST
A volume of short sharp stories that present alternative or unconsidered visions of the future; stories that draw attention to the potential impact of cutting-edge science and technology on society and humanity.
In addition to established SF authors such as Tim Maughan, Geoff Ryman, Simon Ings, and Ken MacLeod, the anthology features stories by producers, civil servants, artists, and more – delivering a broader appreciation of what the future might hold.
This is science fiction with intent, providing quick bursts of conjecture and insight, guaranteed to both entertain and stimulate.
Introduction – Dan O’Hara, Tom Ward, Stephen Oram
Memory Inc. – Anne McKinnon
The Test – C.R. Dudley
Conjugal Frape – Jamie Watt
iDentity – Britta Schulte
Concrete Genocide – Sophie Sparham
The Smile – Simon Ings
Biohacked & Begging – Stephen Oram
Forever Live – Mark Huntley-James
A Letter From My Celia – Jane Norris
Drug Of Choice – Adrian Reynolds
Anomaly In The Rhythm – Viraj Joshi
Brain Dump – Frances Gow
Brain Gun – Paul Green
Secrets Of The Sea – Jennifer Marie Brissett
Do Not Exceed Stated Dose – Allen Ashley
Not Best Pleased – Geoff Ryman
An Honest Mistake – Tom Ward
The Needs Of The Few – Jennifer Rohn
The War That Ended Yesterday – David Turnbull
L-One-Ly Virus – Jessica Laine
Transmissions From The Vitality Pod – Dan Coxon
Inside The Locked Cupboard – Pippa Goldschmidt
Cholesterol5.9, BigFLY – Antoine Saint Honoré
Trial By Combat – John Houlihan
The End Of War – Jule Owen
Why We Fight – Paul Currion
The Changing Man – David Gullen
Second Skin – Bea Xu
An Excerpt From The Post-Truth And Irreconcilable Differences Commission – Brendan C. Byrne
Safe From Harm – Tim Maughan
Epilogue: [Citation Needed] – Ken Macleod