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When bored housewives needed poltergeists purged from their homes, or garden spirits banished, they normally contacted the local city ghostbusting agency, ran by the Cleary sisters. When people required serious exorcising, they contacted A & A, Inc.

Exorcism, teaser

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Ladies and gentlemen! Grass eaters! Horned friends! The freshly launched anthologyYou Are Here – Tales of Cartographic Wonders has a teaser story. It has just been published on SFFWorld.com, and what makes it quite interesting is – ’tis a story of mine. Now, hold your breath, here comes the title: A Tale of Guns and Goats and Velvet Coats. Say no more.

Goat, teaser

Image taken from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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Hello, denizens of the Internet. Good news. The Ecotones pro-am anthology, the fourth annual community project organized by SFFWorld.com, has been set free into the wild. It is out there, with fourteen tales of a mostly speculative and fictional nature, created and molded by best-sellers, award-winners and nominees, established talents and up-coming authors. Myself included.

Ecotones teaser

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And now for something completely different. A guest post. Normally, you would not get its kind here, but since we’re all one happy family over at SFFWorld.com, and we have another anthology coming out soonish, we have a blog tour, and we’re sharing each other stories. Only yesterday, Andrew Leon Hudson hosted mine. Today, I am happy to introduce Kurt Hunt, contributing author in Ecotones. He’s here to tell us why he submitted his world shattering story to SFFWorld.com’s fourth anthology.

The Pit

Image taken from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Hello friends. Today, you shall be reading an article of mine. However, it’s been posted elsewhere, on someone else’s blog. Why? Because we few, we happy few, we the authors of the upcoming Ecotones anthology, the fruit of the SFFWorld.com loom, have decided to a bit of a blog tour swapsies, and we are sharing each other’s stories.

Teaser

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More awesome news! A short story of mine, titled What About My Humanity has been published in Allegory ezine, a tri-annual online magazine of science fiction, fantasy & horror, Volume 28/55, Fall/Winter 2015. Yippie.

Allegory teaser

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Friends and colleagues and fellow readers, fans and associated lurkers. I am pleased to announce there’s going to be another publication featuring my name. Following its annual tradition, the SFFWorld staff has unleashed another anthology unto the world. The theme for this year? Ecotones.

Ecotones teaser

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Golly O’Blimey, my short story The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, featured in the SFFWorld.com 2014 anthology, War to End All Wars: Alternate Tales from the Trenches, has been nominated for the 2014 Sidewise Awards!

Wars to End All Wars anthology

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Hello, everyone. I am pleased to announce yet another literary work featuring a bunch of words written by your significant other, me. It is an anthology commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI with alternate history stories from the trenches, and it is aptly named Wars to End All Wars – Alternate Tales from the Trenches. Real-life events, only not quite. Now, surprise surprise, one of the contributing authors to this piece is Elizabeth Moon!

Wars to End All Wars anthology

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Survival is a mean, cold bastard. You think you’ve got it all figured out, then the world ends, and you realize, well, not quite. At least, that’s what the twelve stories in The End, a short story apocalyptic anthology featuring speculative fiction written by the SFFWorld.com forum members, tell us. And so you learn that the end can be faced in many different ways, by being nice to your floor cleaner, by ingesting bacteria, through introspection, with celestial physics making its naughty things.

Anyhow, some of us agreed to do a tour. Each week, someone else would blog shortly about their experience with the anthology, and give a short blurb on a story that impressed them, an angle they liked best, a message they would like to focus on. This week is my turn, and so let me tell you what I had in mind.

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