Category Archives: Short Stories

The Search for Jason Zodiac continues

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Two of Jamie Carter’s biography of rock legend, Jason Zodiac. Gerald Moore, otherwise known as Doctor Chess, retired from acting in the late Seventies. According to the Fugue magazine files, he currently ran … Continue reading

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The Bloody Tourist

It was absurd. Like wax running down a mask covering the face of the sky. Sean Radlett had been looking forward to this experience; Barcelona was one of the essential places for an architect to take a holiday, and his … Continue reading

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Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus

Artwork by Deeno Kingston (whose site can be found here). EXCERPT FROM TALES FROM BEYOND TOMORROW, Volume One. Jimmy Diamond leaped onto his Vespa GX2000 scooter, kicked the antigrav engine into life, and rose into the skies above Hammersmith. He … Continue reading

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John Paul Catton: An Overview

At the mid-point of 2015, and with the first draft of “Voice of the Jewel” finished and clocking in at just under 100,000 words, I thought it was time for a look at where we’re at. The Sword, Mirror, Jewel … Continue reading

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London, 1858: “The Invention of God”

EXCERPT: One They lifted him out of his opium dreams and carried him down into the smoke of Hell – which was, he eventually realized through his struggling and sweats of terror, a private compartment of the District line moving … Continue reading

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A Science Fiction Lover’s Guide to San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay area … the setting of such science fiction classics as “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”, Morgan’s Takashi Kovacs series, Gibson’s Bridge trilogy … and the lesser-known gems such as “Our Lady of Darkness” by Fritz … Continue reading

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Image Reveal – The Invention of God

Two awesome illustrations from “The Invention of God”! The story can be found as a stand-alone “e-short”, or in the collection “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow” – Volume One. The images below will be displayed for a limited time only! TIME’S … Continue reading

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London 1858 – “The Invention of God”

Excerpt from a Steampunk thriller featured in “The Futurist Manifesto”. They lifted him out of his opium dreams and carried him down into the smoke of Hell – which was, he eventually realized through his struggling and sweats of terror, … Continue reading

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Look Out – Here Comes Tomorrow!

Gods and Monsters from Japanese Mythology! Super-Heroes! Sword-wielding schoolgirls! Steampunk and Dieselpunk inventions! The latest two releases from Excalibur Books have got them all! Tales From Beyond Tomorrow – Volume One! This lavishly illustrated collection of short stories, novellas and … Continue reading

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1965 – Jimmy Diamond and the Girl from Venus

Jimmy Diamond leaped onto his Vespa GX2000 scooter, kicked the antigrav engine into life, and rose into the skies above Hammersmith. He straightened his skinny tie, wiped the last remnants of egg and bacon from his chin, and pushed in … Continue reading

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