Out of Here

Out of Here

by Patty Jansen
     
 

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This collection contains fantasy and Science Fiction short stories that have all been published previously in venues like the Edge of Propinquity, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Byzarium, M-Brane SF, Realms, and many others.


Table of Contents:


Highway - Infinitas Newsletter


Bigger Fish - Fantastic Wonder Stories

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Overview

This collection contains fantasy and Science Fiction short stories that have all been published previously in venues like the Edge of Propinquity, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Byzarium, M-Brane SF, Realms, and many others.


Table of Contents:


Highway - Infinitas Newsletter


Bigger Fish - Fantastic Wonder Stories Anthology


Black Dragon - The Edge of Propinquity


Mass Extinction - Antipodean SF


Legal Aliens - Semaphore


Little Boy Lost - Midnight Echo


The Ten Days of Madness - Antipodean SF


From the Parrot's Mouth - Beyond Centauri


Metal Dragon - Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine


Never on a Birthday - Byzarium


Out of Here - M-Brane SF


Raven's Call - Realms


Taking back the Words - Ticonderoga Online


The Only One He Ever Feared - Fly in Amber


The Weed Eaters - The Fat Man At The End of the World Anthology


Straight through the Heart - ZineWest


To Look at the Sky - Semaphore SF


The Invisible Fleas of the Galaxy - M-Brane SF

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011271663
Publisher:
Patty Jansen
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

A couple of years ago, Patty Jansen was told by a very large publisher: "This book is well-written and well-plotted, but no one will publish this". The manuscript in question was book 1 in the Ambassador series, and to say that Patty was a little taken aback and shaken is an understatement. But, against conventional wisdom, she kept writing similar stories, and had some success in the short story market. She won the Writers of the Future contest and took part in the amazing workshop in LA, hobnobbing with big-name writers like Kevin Anderson, Larry Niven and Greg Benford. She sold some stories to Analog. But she prefers to write novels. She was getting good industry responses to the Icefire trilogy when the GFC hit, and the publishing industry crawled into a hole. She would like to tell the agents who still have the manuscript from back then that it has been published, so they can remove it from their desks. Patty didn't set out to become a vocal supporter for self-publishing. In real life, she is not a very controversial person, trained as scientist. She loves writing science bits into novels, whether the genre is science fiction or fantasy. When she was told by yet another publisher not to bother submitting hard science fiction because she is a woman, she finally decided that maybe the publishing industry was not for her. She might be stubborn, but she believes that people should allowed to be themselves: - Women should be able to write science fiction (high-tech and space opera, no naked torsos), even though 95% of the bestseller lists in those genres are male. - They should do so under their own name. - Writers should write in their local type of English, and not be "required" to make all their spelling and idioms US-centric. - Writers have the right not to be held to ransom by publishers who take their manuscripts and then take years to make a decision, or grabbing rights (like movie rights, creative rights) which they are not going to use. With this in mind, Patty, who lives in Australia, writes science fiction and fantasy about people who also believe in those things, or fight for those things. Want to keep up-to-date with Patty's fiction? Join the mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/qqlAb Patty is on Twitter (@pattyjansen), Facebook, LinkedIn, goodreads, LibraryThing, google+ and blogs at: http://pattyjansen.com/

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