Samuel Chapman (“Universe of Ghosts”) – Joy + Friendship

Interviewer: In “Universe of Ghosts”, Esther understands that “Without a friend, the joy I’ve tried to rebuild slips farther and farther away.” Why did you choose the peculiar (yet fascinating!) friendship between an AI and a ghost to articulate the meaning of joy? Samuel Chapman: I’ve always been partial to …

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.

 

Metaphorosis: Best of 2018

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from Metaphorosis magazine’s third year. Gods, ghosts, and dinosaurs who are definitely not dragons.

  • The Bagel Shop Owner’s Nephew — J. Tynan Burke
  • Hishi — David A. Gray
  • Just a Fire — A. Martine
  • Koehl’s Quality Impressions — Tim McDaniel
  • The Foaling Season — Samuel Chapman
  • The Little G-d of Łódź — Evan Marcroft
  • Of Hair and Beanstalks — William Condon
  • Familiar in Her Angles — E.A. Brenner
  • Cheminagium — David Gallay
  • The Stars Don’t Lie — R.W.W. Greene
  • The Dream Diary of Monk Anchin — Felicity Drake
  • Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost — Douglas Anstruther
  • Velaya, the Dreaming City — Beston Barnett

Cover art by Saleha Chowdhury.

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