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Aliens – The Truth is Coming: Contributor Spotlight: Tim James

tim-james-bio-picAliens: 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.

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Aliens – The Truth is Coming: Contributor Spotlight – Leslie J Anderson

leslie-anderson-bio-picAliens: 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.

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Aliens – The Truth is Coming: Contributor Spotlight – Michael Chandos

michael-chandos-bio-picAliens: 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.

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Aliens – The Truth is Coming – Contributor Spotlight: Stewart Hotston

stewart-hotstonAliens: 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.

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Aliens – The Truth is Coming: Contributor Spotlight – Terry Grimwood

terry-grimwood-bio-picAliens: 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 Terry Grimwood, with his tale, “The Man Who Wasn’t Dead“.

The Man Who Wasn’t Dead” is a Noir-SF thriller which follows a reluctant veteran and what he discovers in the search for an old army friend.

Terry Grimwood is a college lecturer, harmonica player, amateur dramatic ham and writer. His stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including SOMETHING REMAINS (Alchemy), SENSORAMA (Eibonvale) and GHOST HIGHWAYS (Midnight Street Press). He has three novels under his belt, the latest being DEADSIDE REVOLUTION (Horrific Tales Press). He has also written and Directed three full length plays, THE BAYONET, TATTLETALE MARY and TALES FROM THE NIGHTSIDE (available to anyone interested in script-reading of putting on these plays).

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Aliens – The Truth is Coming: Contributor Spotlight: William Anderson

william-andersonAliens: 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 William Anderson and his tale, ‘The Devil’s Rock

The Devil’s Rock‘ is a cautionary tale masquerading as as what happens on a couple’s enforced retreat from the city, and has a little bite at the end of it.

From childhood one of William’s greatest pleasures has been reading. Throughout a stint in the US Navy, working as an electrician afterwards, and now employed by a large toy retailer, enjoyment of books has been a constant. Proud father of a son in his senior year of college, he shares an apartment with two dogs and a part-time cat named Georgie.

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Aliens – The Truth is Coming: Contributor Spotlight: MJ Kobernus

mj-kobernusAliens: The Truth is Coming will be published on the 30th of November, in just over six days from now! This series of posts will introduce you to the authors who’s stories feature in the anthology. Next up, we have MJ Kobernus, and his tale, “Salvage“.

Salvage” is the kind of tale any fan of exciting, actio-packed SF will enjoy, as it follow a crew on a salvage mission, and their discovery of a ship hiding more than a few unpleasant secrets…

MJ Kobernus is an Anglo/American novelist. He lives in a small town in rural Norway. His first novel, The Guardian – Blood in the Sand, was published in 2015 and has been well received. It is the first of a 4 books series, and will be followed with Blood in the Snow. MJ writes Metaphysical Fantasy and sci-fi. He likes vintage motorcycles, vintage guitars, the Beatles and sailboats. He dreams about sailing fulltime, so if you buy enough of his books, he will do it.

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Aliens: The Truth is Coming – Contributor Spotlight: Steven Poore

steven-poore-bio-pic Aliens: The Truth is Coming will be published on the 30th of November, seven days from now! This series of posts will introduce you to the authors who’s stories feature in the anthology. Next up, we have Steven Poore and his tale, “Rent“.

Rent” is a tale focusing on a group of researches who are trying to solve the mystery of an enigmatic artifact, without knowing just what that artifact could reveal…

Steven Poore is an Epic Fantasist and SFSF Socialist. His novel Heir to the North won a Best Newcomer nomination at the British Fantasy Awards in 2016. The sequel, The High King’s Vengeance is also available from Kristell Ink Books. Steven is one of the main organisers of the South Yorkshire-based SFSF Social meets (@SFSFSocial). He lives in Sheffield with a crafty partner, a three-legged cat, and a critical mass of books and vinyl records. You can find him on Twitter @stevenjpoore, on Facebook as /thestevenpoore, and anywhere that serves Thornbridge ales.

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Aliens: The Truth is Coming – Contributor Spotlight: Liz Gruder

liz-gruder-bio-picAliens: The Truth is Coming will be published on the 30th of November, and this series of posts will introduce you to the authors who’s stories feature in the anthology. Next up, we haven Liz Gruder, with her tale, “A New Dawn“.

A New Dawn” explores what happens when
humanity wholeheartedly embraces their new extra terrestrial overlords, from the point of view of a close-nit family.

Liz Gruder’s first novel, Starseed, was published by Wido Publishing in 2014. She has published short stories and in 2016 placed as a finalist in the international William Faulkner writing competition. Now, she’s working on a steampunk novel about artificial intelligence. She believes speculative fiction can mirror modern issues and serve as a voice (or warning) for what may come. “Question Everything,” is her slogan, “what if …?” is her favorite question and “this too, shall pass” is her mantra. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana where the odd and eccentric is appreciated and celebrated.

https://www.facebook.com/authorlizgruder

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Aliens: The Truth is Coming – Contributor Spotlight: Bryn Fortey

bryn-forteyAliens: The Truth is Coming will be published on the 30th of November, and this series of posts will introduce you to the authors who’s stories feature in the anthology. Next up, we have Bryn Fortey and his tale, ‘Even the Klin Are Only Human‘.

Even the Klin Are Only Human‘ is a tale which takes place during Earth’s occupation by a superior extra-terrestrial force and explores the notions of rule and self preservation.

Bryn Fortey is a veteran of the 70s, sometimes referred to as a Golden Age of British Horror. After an enforced absence he returned to writing in 2012, appearing in various anthologies and magazines. The Alchemy Press brought out MERRY-GO-ROUND, a collection of his work, in 2014.

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