Science Fiction for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads

Science Fiction for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads


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Want something to read while you sit down for just a few minutes on the bus or in a waiting room? Here’s just the thing—forty authors, forty stories, mostly under 2,000 words, mostly reprints. Grouped according to their themes—artificial intelligence, technology, space, time travel, space aliens, the arts and media, religion, strange relationships, and reviving the past. There are even a few shaggy dogs.

Just remember—one sitting, one read! Others are waiting!

Includes First-Time-in-Print stories by film critic Daniel M. Kimmel, film-maker Douglas van Belle, mystery writer Brendan DuBois, SETI pioneer H. Paul Shuch, and software engineer Steven Popkes! Also, a bonus micro-story by David Brin!

Stories by: Gregory Benford, Lloyd Biggle, David Brin, Michael A. Burstein, James L. Cambias, Brenda Cooper, Dave Creek, Robert Dawson, Paul Di Filippo, S.B. Divya, Brendan DuBois, Marianne Dyson, Michael F. Flynn, Jeff Hecht, Liam Hogan, Daniel M. Kimmel, Nancy Kress, Edward M. Lerner, Paul Levinson, J.D. MacDonald & Debra Doyle, Leslie Starr O’Hara, Steven Popkes, Cat Rambo, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Don Sakers, James Sallis, Stanley Schmidt, Holly Schofield, Darrell Schweitzer & Lee Weinstein, H. Paul Shuch, Alex Shvartsman, Steven H Silver, Bud Sparhawk, Douglas Van Belle, James Van Pelt, Jo Walton, Gerald Warfield, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Jay Werkheiser, and Fran Wilde.


"The stories are expertly crafted, highly entertaining and perfect for the stated purpose..." --Amazing Stories

"I thoroughly enjoyed this premise: supershort stories you can enjoy while taking care of very personal business." --True Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515410256
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 743,866
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

For the Love of Mechanical Minds, by Brenda Cooper

Candle, by Liam Hogan

Staff Meeting, as Seen by the Spam Filter, by Alex Shvartsman

Stand-In, by Gregory Benford

Sing, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Remember the Allosaur, by Jo Walton

Gypped, by Lloyd Biggle

Sentimental Value, by Michael A. Burstein

A Right Jolly Old…, by James L. Cambias

Space Opera, by Daniel M. Kimmel

Musicians End the World, by Gerald Warfield

Nif’s World, by Lawrence Watt-Evans

Kayonga’s Decision, by Dave Creek

Ten Things I Know About Jesus, by Steven Popkes

The Genre Kid, by James Sallis

The Last Real New Yorker in the World, by J. D. MacDonald & Debra Doyle

Stewardship, by Holly Schofield

Bolesław Szymanski Gets the Ogden Slip, by Steven H Silver

The Avalon Missions, by David Brin

The Good Girl, by Brendan DuBois

Without, by Fran Wilde

Moving to a New Planet? Don’t Take Disembarkation Sickness with You, by Malphian Junket, by Leslie Starr O’Hara

Strange Attractors, by S. B. Divya

Grandpa? by Edward M. Lerner

The Coffeemaker’s Passion, by Cat Rambo

Pop-Ups, by Robert Dawson

The Omniplus Ultra, by Paul Di Filippo

Virtually Correct, by Marianne Dyson

Patent Infringement, by Nancy Kress

Purgatory, by Don Sakers

Delivery, by Bud Sparhawk

Weaponized Ghosts of the 96th Infantry, by James Van Pelt

Operation Tesla, by Jeff Hecht

The Man Who Brought Down The New York Times, by Paul Levinson

The Thunder of Sound, by H. Paul Shuch

In the Speed of Time, by Douglas Van Belle

Cease and Desist, by Jay Werkheiser

Return of the Zombie Sea Monster, by Michael F. Flynn

Throw Me a Bone, by Stanley Schmidt

Relatively Speaking, by Darrell Schweitzer and Lee Weinstein

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