When someone finally pulled the gunnysack off Father Ray Marotta’s head, the first thing he thought was, “Let there be light.”
And there was. And it wasn’t good at all.
A murderous Queen of Hearts, the problems of time-traveling mail, a horny merman who meets his fanged match, and Galactic Rangers dealing with kidnapped royals and libidinous cat queens. What do these all have in common? They’re all in Melanie Fletcher’s Random Realities, a compilation of ten speculative fiction tales that cheerfully romp across space, time, and a wide variety of genres.
Hungry aliens. Futuristic shoppers. Veteran spacers. Medical androids. Killer teddy bears. Janitors with raptor DNA.
And now, they’re all in one place.
Tales From a Lone Star is the first anthology from the Future Classics speculative fiction writers group of North Dallas. Featuring fourteen stories from members such as Nebula nominee Jake Kerr (“The Old Equations”) and 2012 Writers of the Future winner William Ledbetter (“The Rings of Mars”), Tales From a Lone Star ranges from near future SF to a post-apocalyptic world run by zombies.
The Texans are at it again!
A man sent to stop the world’s first zero-G birth. A deep space pilot who runs headlong into Einstein’s theory of relativity. A synthetic human fighting for survival in a world that sees her as disposable. All these stories and more can be found in A LONE STAR IN THE SKY, the second anthology from the Future Classics speculative fiction writers’ group of North Dallas. Featuring eighteen stunning stories of science fiction and fantasy, including works by Nebula winner William Ledbetter (“The Long Fall Up”), and Nebula nominees Jake Kerr (“Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince”) and Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (“The Orangery”), A LONE STAR IN THE SKY covers the gamut of speculative fiction and proves once again that everything is bigger in Texas.