Cathedra – Ben Kaplan, an astrogeologist-for-hire in the Asteroid Belt, returns to the mining colony on Enceladus, Saturn’s most treacherous yet most beautiful moon, to discover why two miners have disappeared. “‘Cathedra’ is beautiful, realistic, fun to read.” Alice Osborn, author of Heroes Without Capes
Fate’s Daughters – Dr. Thomas Lear blends Scottish mysticism and quantum mechanics to discover what would have happened if he’d made better choices in his life. But he learns there are worse things than mere regrets over past mistakes.
Hunting Ground – Attorney Buddy Vuncannon must defend an anti-fracking activist who’d threatened an engineer whose body is found in a marsh. Vuncannon discovers the marsh hides a bizarre secret that could clear his client — if there were a way he could prove it in court. “I enjoyed M.C. Tuggle’s “Hunting Ground” for its unusual antagonist. CHANGED WORLDS (Unbound Book 2) is a great read for those wanting to spice up their lives with something new.” Ben A. Sharpton, author of 2nd Sight.
The Great KOA Getaway – Park manager Bunt Jasper gets caught in the middle of a little interstellar misunderstanding. “A well-written tale — got my attention from the start.” Peter Lingard, author of By My Side. Background here.
Whisper Listing – In transactions involving haunted real estate, the rule is not only caveat emptor but also caveat venditor. UPDATE: Included in Editors’ Choices for Bewildering Stories’ Third Quarterly Review, 2016. Background here.
Witch Flambé – Someone’s using magic spells to sabotage an outlaw restaurant. “One of the funnest supernatural who-done-its I’ve read.” Samuel Finlay, author of Breakfast With The Dirt Club
Black Ghost – Twelve-year-old Jemmah mourns his late grandfather, but doesn’t want to join in the last rites prescribed by his grandfather’s fading religion. “A story with a sense of place and a nice emotional payoff.” Blair Peery, author of Calentirrian D’Versi and his Startling Stratagem for Advancement
The Clincher – When Jack Council’s ad agency lands its biggest client, Mad Men meets The War of the Worlds. “Perfect ending!” Gary Gautier, author of Landed Patriarchy in Fielding’s Novels
Spell Check – Jordan Connaway didn’t believe the odd little man who told her she had an unusual talent. “A quaint magical story, a little bit sad and a little bit scary.” Steve Rogerson, in Wizzley Literature
Cameron Obscura – An autistic savant is determined to keep the promise he made to his dying father. “Well-written, unpredictable, plausible. Good story. I didn’t expect to be affected by such a short tale.” Tito Perdue, author of Lee and Fields of Asphodel.
Snake Heart – A utopian world is threatened when a girl discovers she is afflicted with a disorder that makes her a throwback to a primitive, barbaric age.
Aquarius – What price progress? A superhuman challenge will make us superhuman. Won’t it?
The Uprising – It was a poor night for conspirators.