The Sun Stone: An M. G. Towne Adventure

The Sun Stone: An M. G. Towne Adventure by Phillip McCollum Jump! The singular thought snapped into existence, zipped down the spinal cord and raced through every nerve ending of one M. G. Towne–professional archaeologist, amateur conspiracist, and world-class imbiber of spirits. That lone notion wasn’t lone for long. As M. G. leaped carelessly down the yellowed limestone steps with his pocket-sized flashlight …

Stolen

Stolen by Phillip McCollum Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand. For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. – W. B. Yeats, The Stolen Child “You’ve always been my favorite,” he said. Dried blood colored the white whiskers surrounding his lips. His teeth wore a buttery …

Book Review – Zero by J.S. Collyer

“A little faith wouldn’t go amiss, Commander.” Disclosure: I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this novel directly from the author. Zero is the debut novel from author J.S. Collyer and the first in a series of what promises to be a restless, back-of-your-skull-pinned-to-the-seat ride for classical science fiction aficionados. If you’re looking for hard sci-fi, look elsewhere. Zero is more Star Wars than 2001: A Space Odyssey. …

2014 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

For those that may be interested, well-known sci-fi/fantasy publisher, Baen, is holding a short-story contest. The winner will be given an award at this years Gen Con. Details can be found on the website, but you essentially have until June 30th to send off your 8,000-word-max story. I think I’ll be giving it a shot and I hope you’ll join me (though …

Lanes Lane

The two-lane highway stretched and dipped over the barren landscape, snaking every few miles. Creosote plants, shrubs of Mormon Tea, and the occasional dilapidated house were the only breaks in endless sand. It was close to noon on a hot June day, 1997. Sunbeams were bouncing off the metallic-blue ’74 Plymouth Duster. Two white pinstripes raced down its sides and …