Category Archives: Short stories

In the Mageworlds

  So there we were in the Republic of Panama, living in downtown Panama City rather than on base. We were big science fiction fans, and there was only one importer of English language books in the country (Servicio Lewis) … Continue reading

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Altered States

A nice review over at https://jlgribble.com/ Story I’d Like Expanded Into a Novel: “Gertrude of Wyoming” by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald. This action-packed spy thriller had all the intrigue of a Bond story, but Gertrude had no need … Continue reading

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Book Sale

There’s a sale going on over at Smashwords, and all of the reprinted backlist that we have there is 75% off (that takes a bunch of ’em all the way down to free). Now through March 7th. Complete your collection! … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

From December 25rd through January 1st all of our back-in-print E-books and stories will be half-off to free over at Smashwords.  Complete your collection!

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HORROR FOR THE THRONE

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Ian Randal Strock’s Fantastic Books has contracted with James D. Macdonald, Judith K. Dial, and Tom Easton for an anthology of 40 short horror stories to be called HORROR FOR THE THRONE ONE-SITTING READS We will open … Continue reading

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Special Promotion

From now through the 1st of January, two of our e-books are on sale over at Smashwords at a special promotional price: Free. They represent the two major genres in which we work: fantasy and science fiction.  So, if you’ve … Continue reading

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Dotard!

The news lately is full of the word “dotard,” and all of the news sources feel compelled to add a definition.   As if everyone didn’t already know what dotard meant.  In the small fishing village whence I come, “Dotard!” is … Continue reading

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One-Sitting Reads

The mail brought our latest authors’ copies of an anthology with one of our stories.  This is Science Fiction for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads edited by Tom Easton and Judith K. Dial.  A collection of very short stories, mostly if … Continue reading

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SFF Newgroup Posts

Accessing Newsgroup Archives by FTP For a very limited time (now through through mid-morning April 2nd, 2017), you may access the newsgroup archives using FTP. Here are the settings you’ll need: Host: archives.sff.net Protocol: FTP Port: 21 Encryption: Explicit FTP … Continue reading

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As Seen on TV Tropes

Y’all know TV Tropes, right?  You know to pack a sandwich and carry a canteen when you go there. Well, I’m pleased to announce that two of our books have their own pages at TV Tropes.  Not only that, but … Continue reading

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