Announcing: The Gibson Continuum and Other Stories

In these ten short stories, ghosts of 1980s nostalgia haunt a young man searching for the essence of cyberpunk; sentient AIs respond to the death of the last human; a cleaner on Titan Orbiter becomes embroiled in a workers’ revolution; and a man figures out he can live forever by gaming subjective time.

Ranging from a portrait of a dystopian future where institutionalised cannibalism is commonplace to a post-Earth solar system where pirates fight against copyrighted seeds and unaffordable medicines, Jon Cronshaw’s poignant tales reflect on themes of technology, memory, love, and madness with startling imagination.

The Gibson Continuum and Other Stories is a thought-provoking collection examining what it means to be human — perfect for fans of William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Samuel R. Delany, and Robert A. Heinlein.

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Ted Chiang – Division by Zero (1991)

Ted Chiang‘s short story Division by Zero was first published in Full Spectrum 3 in 1991 and reprinted in Stories of Your Life and Others (2002)

Division by Zero tells the story of a couple dealing with their individual worldviews being pulled from under them.

Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know on Twitter @jlcronshaw or by leaving a comment below.

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Announcing: Addict of the Wasteland

The addict leads a desperate life, stealing and robbing to pay for his next fix.

When the addict arrives at a settlement to hawk some stolen books, its leader offer him something he did not expect: the chance to get clean.

The addict must resist the temptations of a world without hope and live under the strict rules of settlement. And even having help on his side may not be enough…

Addict of the Wasteland is a post-apocalyptic tale about finding hope and redemption against all odds.

Download Addict of the Wasteland to survive a twisted future today!

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Samantha Murray – Of Sight, Of Mind, Of Heart (2016)

Samantha Murray’s short story Of Sight, Of Mind, Of Heart was published by Clarkesworld in November 2016.

Of Sight, Of Mind, Of Heart tells the story of a mother coping with her child going to war against alien invaders.

You can read this story for free on the Clarkesworld Magazine website or in their podcast.

Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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#NaNoWriMo diary – week two

Throughout the month of November, I’ll be writing my novel Wizard of the Wasteland as part of National Novel Writing Month.

I’ve msnaged to reach my target of 25,000 words for this point in the process, meaning that I’ll hopefully reach my 50,000-word target by November 30.

I’ve recently set up a Facebook page – please help to spread the word by liking the page and please feel free to ask any questions about Wizard of the Wasteland.

T. R. Napper -An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets (2015)

T. R. Napper’s short story An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets was originally published in the January-February 2015 issue of Interzone magazine. I listened to it on the StarShipSofa podcast, from November 2016.

An Advanced Guide to Successful Price-Fixing in Extraterrestrial Betting Markets tells the story of an autistic gambler who finds himself embroiled with intergalactic mobsters.

Have you read it? What did you think? Leave a comment below or get in touch on Twitter @jlcronshaw.

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#NaNoWriMo diary – week one

Throughout the month of November, I’ll be writing my novel Wizard of the Wasteland as part of National Novel Writing Month.

I’ve written 15,000 words so far (it would have been 18,000, but I cut out the first two chapters to make sure my main character would meet the wizard within a few scenes).

I’m really pleased with how things are going. The prequel story Addict of the Wasteland is back from an editor, so I’m going to proofread it and get a cover together so I can release it for free as an ebook.