Looking for a story to read, but you can’t decide whether you’re in the mood for something short or long, science fiction or fantasy? I have the collection for you!
I finally finished putting together the collection of nearly all of my published stories: Sorcery & Widgets: Collections 1 & 2. And for the first time, this collection is available in paperback as well as ebook format. Sorcery & Widgets contains the entirety of Sorcery & Spaceships AND Widgets & Wizardry, which means there are sixteen fantasy and science fiction stories of varying lengths in all.* Each story is represented by one of the symbols on the cover of the collection. In addition to the stories themselves, I’ve included brief author notes after each story in the collection to give you some insight into what I was thinking when I wrote them.
Please note: all of these stories have been previously published in magazines, individually as ebooks, and in collected editions, so before you buy, be sure it includes something that you don’t already have on your virtual bookshelf! And don’t forget, I’ll be selling and signing paperback copies of Sorcery & Widgets at the ACPL Local Author Book Sale later this month (the first batch arrived today!)–I’ll also have giveaways and a special price for the event, so consider attending if you’re in the area. But in the meantime, check out the cover–I did all of the design and layout for the cover and the interior–and scroll below the image for the description from the back of the book:
Explore new worlds—both magical and those among the stars—in this collection of science fiction and fantasy stories:
Claimed by the Sea: Itziar knows Guardians are supposed to protect the islands and call dragons from the sky, but she’s looking for power…and redemption
Konstantin: Konstantin’s brain is hardwired to the ship, and there’s just one problem: someone is trying to shut down the ship—and him—for good
Inheritance of Nightmares: Sian’s hound form isn’t fast enough to outrun the beastie that hunts her, and she doesn’t think the reclusive Dagr can help, especially since he has nightmares of his own
Changing Keys: Niall never wanted any magical updates, but it looks like he might not have a choice if he wants to protect those closest to him and the woman he loved and lost
Running Into the Rain: Pursued by the citymen, intergalactic spy Greg Meredith flees toward the ranchlands, desperate to access his neurochip to find what went wrong
Captain Sable’s Crew: Some would call him a pirate, but Captain Devlin Sable is more concerned with forming a reliable crew. The Empire has other ideas—it wants him dead, and it’s willing to pay in gold
From novelettes to flash fiction, this collection features sixteen stories. Mages, new tech, prophecies, superheroes, intersecting timelines, dragons, spaceships, and more await within the pages of Sorcery & Widgets.
*Stories included in Sorcery & Widgets: Claimed by the Sea, Konstantin, Dear Superhero, Racing the Sand, Retirement, A Small Kindness, H2O, Inheritance of Nightmares, Sparkles, Changing Keys, Nothing Altered, The Day the Future Invaded, Trying to Fly, Running Into the Rain, Captain Sable’s Crew, A Prophecy and the People