David Hammond (“That Moment You Realize”) – Boredom + Tension

Interviewer: “That Moment You Realize” is somehow both boring on the one hand and hilarious on the other. Your assigned emotions, ‘boredom’ and ‘tension’, are at odds with each other; if Victor felt too much tension, he wouldn’t feel so bored after quitting his job as a meme generator. How …

Score: an SFF symphony

What if prose were written like music?

Score is an anthology of varied stories arranged to follow an emotional score from the heights of joy to the depths of despair – but always with a little hope shining through.

Contents

  • “Homecoming” — A.C. Worth
  • “Tree and Flame” — Rob Francis
  • “The Trader” — Damien Krsteski
  • “Faux Ami” — A. Martine
  • “Raising Mira” — Pauline Yates
  • “Universe of Ghosts” — Samuel Chapman
  • “The Humblebract Expedition” — B. Morris Allen
  • “Selkie’s Song” — Mariah Montoya
  • “Fountainhead” — B. Morris Allen
  • “The Interrogation of Kelstrom Nor” — T.B. McKenzie
  • “Orl, His Master, and the Egg” — Adan Berkowitz
  • “Obliteration” — Caleb Warner
  • “Naves Autem Vacuo” — Thom Connors
  • “The Factory” — Michael Gardner
  • “That Moment You Realize” — David Hammond
  • “Shiver Soft Feathers” — L’Erin Ogle
  • “The Bully Pulpit” — Ian Rennie
  • “The Bureau of Sinful and Emotional Gods” — David A. Gray
  • “The Silence of Mother” — Gerald Warfield
  • “Potential” — Felicity Drake

Cover art by Carol Wellart

Available as a paperback and an e-book on 2 March 2019.

 

Reading 5X5

Five stories, five times

Five science fiction and fantasy themes, each explored five times by five different authors.
Contemporary Fantasy, High Fantasy, Soft SF, Hard SF, Other – you name it, it’s here.

Available now!

The Reading 5X5 anthology comes in two different versions:

Readers’ edition

A stripped down edition for those who just want 25 great SFF stories.

Writers’ edition

Everything in the Readers’ edition, plus two extra stories, all the story briefs, and extensive author’s notes for each story and brief.
100 pages of extra content specifically for writers!

See more at the Reading 5X5 website

Stories by:

Contemporary Fantasy – Meryl Stenhouse, Caleb Warner, L. Chan, T.R. North, Vanessa Fogg, Michael Gardner*
Soft SF – Juliet Kemp, K. G. Anderson, James Ross, Beth Goder, Matt Thompson
Other – Suzanne J. Willis, Chanel Earl, Y. X. Acs, Filip Wiltgren, Rhoads Brazos, Jason Baltazar*
Hard SF – Ian Rennie, David Hammond, Damien Krsteski, Pauline Yates, Karl Dandenell
High fantasy – Paul A. Hamilton, Sean Robinson, Sandi Leibowitz, Rob Francis, Karolina Fedyk

* Writer’s edition only.

Based on briefs by: Meryl Stenhouse, Beth Goder, Y. X. Acs, Karl Dandenell, and Sean Robinson

Metaphorosis: Best of 2017

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from Metaphorosis magazine’s second year. Snow queens and their daughters, invisible giants pining for vanished lovers, transformations, searches, quests, and voyages of all kinds.

  • Snow Queen – T. R. North
  • Making the List – David Hammond
  • A Nightingale’s Map of the City – Suzanne J. Willis
  • The Questioning Bell – Jason Baltazar
  • Lake Oreyd – Damien Krsteski
  • The Illuminator Leaves – Molly Etta
  • Sundown on the Hill – Timothy Mudie
  • Notes Towards a New Fairytale – Patrick Doerksen
  • The Lost Languages of Exiles – Laura E. Price
  • HOPper – Charlotte H. Lee
  • The Wife of Fabian Vitalik – Mariah Montoya
  • Radical Abundance – Angie Lathrop
  • The Snow Queen’s Daughter – Sean R. Robinson

Cover art by Kathryn Weaver.

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