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Other Worlds Than These
     

Other Worlds Than These

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by J. M. Snyder
 

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Eight short speculative stories of gay men celebrating love and lust in worlds vastly different from our own. Contains the stories:

Escape: When a prison ship crash-lands, Delta-23 replicate Davin jumps at the chance to meet someone different. A prisoner onboard, Trace uses the crash as an opportunity to escape, but the last thing he expects

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Eight short speculative stories of gay men celebrating love and lust in worlds vastly different from our own. Contains the stories:

Escape: When a prison ship crash-lands, Delta-23 replicate Davin jumps at the chance to meet someone different. A prisoner onboard, Trace uses the crash as an opportunity to escape, but the last thing he expects is to meet a replicate eager to get up close and personal with a natural-born.

Navigator's Log: Tylar Daire is the navigator on a space mission whose focus is to discover a cure for a mysterious illness killing colonists on Terra. The crew consists of the captain, a soldier for protection, a scientist to study the virus, Tylar himself, and hot-shot ace pilot Rion Z'ev. From the moment Tylar and Rion meet, sparks fly.

Parking Lot Hero: It's the weekend of the Super Bowl. Vic is looking forward to a quiet Saturday with his lover, Matt. But when a trio of ruffians terrorize their landlady in the parking lot of the local grocery story, Vic finds the superhero in him called to action.

Star-Crossed: On the night of his graduation from the Betelgeuse Flight Academy, Reth finally managed to corner the flamboyant Xan Anders. But what he hoped would be a tender moment that might lead to something more was interrupted when Xan slipped away. Seven months later, Reth is surprised to find all the old feelings still remain when he runs into Xan again.

The Bard's Song: Taurin is the king's knight, but he has a weakness for song. When he hears of a new bard performing at Jeanty's Inn, he has to go see the half-elf flautist for himself. Quim's music is captivating, and Taurin returns to the Inn a second night. The knight's interest is evident to the bard, who invites Taurin to his room for a private performance.

The Fall: Gabe fell in love with Luce the moment they met. Unfortunately, love is a forbidden emotion among angels, and their sin costs one of them his wings.

VR Palace: In a future where pleasure is bought in virtual reality parlors, one man creates the perfect lover. Spun from binary code, everything he could want in a boy except real ... or is he?

World Enough and Time: The world is coming to an end. Allan is pretty sure that's the only explanation for the rain of salt that's been falling for days, killing people in the streets and bringing Armageddon on a bit sooner than everyone expected. Then he meets Ricky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441430694
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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Other Worlds Than These [LARGE PRINT] 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
brjunkie More than 1 year ago
4-25-11: This short story takes place between the 'Two Pillars Position' and the 'Clasping Position'. And after reading it, it's still kind of confusing on the chronological timeline, because Kendra Jones has already met Vic & Matt. But, they don't meet for the first time until the 'Hammock Position'. However, the Super Bowl is clearly before Valentine's Day. So do like me and ignore it and enjoy the hilarious adventure that'll finally tell of Vic using his powers in public to help and do good, instead of coping or not coping with them. 6-07-10: A hot and steamy short story that has me curious for more. Imagine it. Having sex with the one you love can give you superpowers. And, you can read one another's thoughts. How cool is that!? I definitely want to check out this series.