A man who remembers the future and a veteran haunted by his past. A witch ignorant of her powers and a vampire achingly aware of his emptiness. An unmaimed man, a cursed queen, a troubled marriage, a family just trying to survive.
From an abandoned convent to a Martian classroom, an open-mic reading to a New Mexico mountaintop, these fantastical and imaginative tales will take you on a journey through impossible worlds, all-too-possible futures, and disquieting glimpses into the other side of reality.
Packed with original short stories ranging from sci-fi to thriller to the supernatural, “From the Indie Side” brings together some of the biggest authors in independent publishing today. Be prepared for a great ride–and don’t be surprised if you discover your new favorite author in these pages.
Featuring Michael Bunker, Peter Cawdron, Kate Danley, Anne Frasier, Sara Foster, Jason Gurley, Mel Hearse, Kev Heritage, Hugh Howey, Ernie Lindsey, Susan May, and Brian Spangler; and edited by David Gatewood. Includes a foreword by Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of WOOL.
This is an excellent collection of short stories by a truely amazing collection of authors. I had bought this book because of Kate Danley. She’s one of my favorite authors so I read Queen Joanna first. It was great. In all of her work Kate Danley creates atmosphere that you can practically touch. I love that about her work. As a side note the menu in the digital book works well. You can read the summary of the story and then go right to it.
After I read Queen Joanna I went back and started from the beginning. I dare you not to be moved by The Winter Lands by Jason Gurley. It’s one of those stories that stays with you long after you read it. I really enjoyed it.
This book would be great to read on a short trip or on a rainy afternoon. All of the stories were interesting and caused me to take a look at the authors more closely. Some of them I had never heard of before. I can’t wait to read more by them.
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