Category Archives: Short stories

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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First on the Moon!

    First on the Moon! by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald Beatrice lay back on her bed and looked at the starscape painted on her bedroom ceiling. Two days into the latest educational hiatus and already she and Regina … Continue reading

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Supporting the Arts

Y’all want to do something nice for a writer? Buy a book.  Read the book.  Post a review.  (Good review, bad review, makes no difference.  Honest review.  Whatever you liked or didn’t like– be specific.  Use examples.) Other things to … Continue reading

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“The Professor is Expecting You….”

Free, today and tomorrow, “The Clockwork Trollop.”  Our Steampunk Fantasy Horror Science Fiction Porn story that originally appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.   Get it on your e-reader today! “The professor is expecting you, sir,” she said. “Archy, my friend!” came … Continue reading

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Vampires and Shapeshifters

Available wherever fine e-books are sold: Vampires & Shapeshifters by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. Contains: Bad Blood (short story) Nobody Has to Know Up the Airy Mountain Ecdysis Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita “Bad Blood” is the … Continue reading

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