Today is the release date for my newest book, NEMESIS. This is a science fiction anthology of 10 different authors that I organized and edited myself. We all wrote a 4,000 to 5,000 word story based around the one-word prompt: Nemesis.
I not only came up with the idea for the anthology, I served as the main editor for the project. It was a ton of fun, and I got to work with some great up-and-coming science fiction writers.
of the stories included in this anthology used the same prompt: Write a short story between 4,000 and 5,000
words using the word ‘nemesis’ as your inspiration.
Log (K. J. Gillenwater)
Stranded on a desolate planet far
outside the interstellar shipping lanes, a solitary man struggles to survive
and to overcome the disturbing memories that haunt him.
(Louis F. Williams)
Reid Cade leaves New York and his badge behind when his wife dies of
cancer. He settles in Montreal and quickly becomes a small-time bounty hunter.
But, when Reid tries to collect on his latest bounty, he’s drawn into an ultimate
hunt he can't refuse.
Moll's street rat family is betrayed
by one of their own and slain by the unyielding enforcers of law. Left for
dead, Moll's pleas for vengeance are answered by a forgotten goddess.
In a world where nobody dies,
society endures until a single death threatens it all. On the run, Skyla must follow
the thread left for her where a devastating discovery awaits.
Decades after a genocidal war with
human colonists, a lonely alien priestess hides to survive, believing she is
the last of her kind. Taken prisoner by enemies who may be friends, she
discovers the sacred ways of her people have been profaned by a mysterious
usurper—and only destruction can restore the balance.
Comic Girl vs. the Litterbox (Steven
Anastasia Starcaller believes she's
an ordinary comic book artist. When the supervillain, Shapetwister, attacks her
city, however, she discovers she has a superhero identity so secret, even she
didn't know about it.
Walk (Jinn Tiole)
In need of a job, Rhône joins a
mission to find a planet worth terraforming. As a geologist, she delves into
the study of the young target planet's tectonic activity. Xenobiologist, Shea,
is happy to find a possible alien life form. But then things start to go
Shades of Black (Matthew Thrush)
Chaos rules the day and Fear the
night. Humanity has lost its morality as the surviving humans resort to acts
they never thought they could commit just to stay alive. Tray is the last human
on the planet not inflicted with the curse. Hope still burns within him. That
is, until the ones from the sky come back for the rest of them. When Tray loses
all connection to the world he’s ever known, he must choose a new path.
Alexa (Jesse Sprague)
Seb is a simple man. He wants simple
things: to live out his contract and to buy his freedom. But between a
worldwide catastrophe and his mistress’s state-of-the-art home security system,
Alexa, both living and freedom may be far more complicated than anticipated.
After the sudden
death of his lover, Mordecai is left with only the burning desire to avenge her.
With his loyal companion by his side, an injured dog whose life he saved, he
traverses the desolate wasteland hunting down the man who murdered his soul
If you like science fiction, check it out. You are sure to find some new favorite authors in the bunch.