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Aliens: The Truth is Coming will be published tomorrow, and these posts served as introductions to the authors who’s stories feature in the anthology. Last, but certainly not least, we have Tim James, and his tale, “Here“.
“Here” is a tale about looking beyond our small planet, about a father and son’s relationship, and about that which may be glaringly obvious yet still unknown and undiscovered.
Tim James is someone who has dabbled in writing for the better part of his life, although he has never really committed himself outside of short stories – although like many writers he has a number of dust smothered manuscripts tucked under the bed. Throughout the 90’s he wrote (and drew) comic strips for the British Small Press and had a number of short stories published in various online publications.
More recently he has been writing the odd short story (and not finishing many) as life and work get in the way. He currently lives in Devon with his wife and two boys. And cat. And two rabbits, while working in the 150-year-old family business as a Funeral Director.
Aliens: The Truth is Coming will be published tomorrow and these posts will introduce you to the authors who’s stories feature in the anthology. Next up, we have Leslie J Anderson, and her tale, “The Zoo of Dark Creatures“.
“The Zoo of Dark Creatures” is a tale which explores what captivity and empathy can mean, not only to the captors, but to the those being held against their will.
Leslie J. Anderson’s writing has appeared in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Apex, Pseudopod, and Daily Science Fiction to name a few. She has two books of writing prompts, Inklings and 100 Prompts for Science Fiction Writers from Sterling Publishing.
Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart and a Rhysling Award. Her collection of poetry, An Inheritance of Stone, was nominated for an Elgin Award.
She lives in Ohio with her husband and two small dogs, and is fairly certain the neighbourhood children think she is a witch.
Aliens: The Truth is Coming will be published on the 30th of November. This series of posts will introduce you to the authors who’s stories feature in the anthology. Next up, we have Michael Chandos, and his tale, “Welcome to Cosmic Journey“.
“Welcome to Cosmic Journey” tells the story of what happens when people are seemingly given the opportunity of a lifetime, and don’t know about the strings attached…
Michael Chandos is the pen-name for an officer and senior civilian recently retired from the US Air Force, where he was involved in intelligence and space issues, logging 42 years of service. His writings include “Psywar”, and short mystery and speculative fiction in anthologies including “Black Coffee”, “Stories From the Near-Future” and “Stories From the World of Tomorrow”. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Aerospace Engineering and the Air War College. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.
Aliens: The Truth is Coming will be published on the 30th of November. This series of posts will introduce you to the authors who’s stories feature in the anthology. Next up, we have Stewart Hotston with his tale, “We Three Remain“.
“We Three Remain” is a cat-and-mouse tale which explores what happens when the outclassed and hunted learn to fight back.
Stewart was abducted by aliens as a teenager but then returned when they realised just what a mistake they’d made. Having used the power of teenage angst to return to Earth, he spent the next few years growing up with a healthy disdain of anyone who said humanity’s destiny was among the stars. Instead he learned to pilot submarines only to give that up after watching The Abyss. Now he spends his time as a hermit far from civilisation in the hope that the aliens, when they return, will leave him well alone. Although if they’re reading this, he welcomes our new overlords and wishes them well.