The Night We Flushed the Old Town

The Night We Flushed the Old Town

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by Martin L. Shoemaker
     
 

An 8,000 word short story (approximately 50 pages in paper).

When you’re an Ecological Engineer on the Moon, you get used to the mess, and especially to “that smell”. But one night, Scott Wayne discovers “that smell” is a threat to the city of Tycho Under – and worse, to his favorite bar! Can a bunch of neighborhood… See more details below

Overview

An 8,000 word short story (approximately 50 pages in paper).

When you’re an Ecological Engineer on the Moon, you get used to the mess, and especially to “that smell”. But one night, Scott Wayne discovers “that smell” is a threat to the city of Tycho Under – and worse, to his favorite bar! Can a bunch of neighborhood barflies save the city? Or will bureaucracy win out?

"The Night We Flushed the Old Town" is a tall tale of life on the Moon. Scott wouldn't lie to you... would he?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016128085
Publisher:
Old Town Press
Publication date:
12/23/2012
Series:
Old Town Tales , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Martin L. Shoemaker is a software developer and a science fiction and fantasy author. Working in software helps him to think about technology and its impact on our lives, which gives him ideas for his fiction; and writing fiction lets him explore how ordinary people work with new technologies and new ideas, which helps him to devise better software. So he plans to keep doing both for as long as he's able.

SCIENCE FICTION AUTHOR

As an author, Martin has sold stories to the following markets:

"The Night We Flushed the Old Town" in Therefore I Am: Digital Science Fiction Volume 2.
"Father-Daughter Outing", the cover story for Heir Apparent: Digital Science Fiction Volume 4.

His writing has also won the following awards:

Writers of the Future, Quarter 1, 2011: Finalist, The Mother Anthony
Writers of the Future, Quarter 2, 2011: Honorable Mention, Father-Daughter Outing
Writers of the Future, Quarter 3, 2011: Honorable Mention, "Scramble"
Writers of the Future, Quarter 4, 2011: Semi-Finalist, "A Most Auspicious Star"
The 2012 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest: Second Place, "Scramble"

In addition, he has self-published two stories, and has more in the works.

SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE ANALYST

Martin is a software developer with 27 years experience in the industry. He has worked in the fields of color science, on-line shopping, databases, material handling, medical imaging, and customer relations management.

His most popular presentations are his UML courses, which he wrote and presents. As a side effort in his UML work, Martin has written two books on UML, including:

UML Applied: A .NET Perspective from Apress.

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