Category Archives: Anthologies

Old Rex (ghost story)

I recently learned–via Giga Alert–that an old anthology that one of my stories (Old Rex) appeared in is still available–just in time for Halloween: The Ghost in the Gazebo: An Anthology of New England Ghost Stories.

Old Rex is also available in my SF/fantasy short story collection of reprints:  The Doorway and Other Stories

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Cold New Planet

Are the colonists alone on the slowly thawing planet? This planet was supposed to be theirs; their backers, who had their own agenda, had paid enough money to ensure that. And what lies under the snow and ice?

Cold New Planet can be found in Science Fiction Consortium, an anthology of short stories: Amazon link

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Here’s your chance to win Detour Trail (link)

My publisher, Melange Books, has a book giveaway extravaganza starting now: New Years Giveaway Extravaganza


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Preditors & Editors poll

The Preditors & Editors poll is now open; and I have two entries this year:

Strike Three, my post-apocalyptic novel, is in the Science Fiction and Fantasy novel category:

And Cold New Planet–from the Science Fiction Consortium anthology–is in the Science Fiction & Fantasy short story category:


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Joy V. Smith interview (link)

In which I cover a lot of territory and talk about some of my books and stories.  Thanks, Kev!

KAI Presents… During the JOYOUS Christmas Season (Wink) …Joy V. Smith!.

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Science Fiction Consortium review

This anthology contains 10 stories by 9 authors, and they’re all good (not always the case in an anthology), but I do have favorites:
Temporal Shift is a good time travel story; it incorporates history (9/11) and considers the dangers of changing the past–no matter how badly you want to.  Some of my favorite classic time travel stories do that.  I like the ending!
A Shepherd No More is good–and has a cool ending.  No peeking!
I really like The Destroyer of Syn.  I wondered how their lives would turn out–and if they would survive.  You’ll have to read it to learn what obstacles our protagonists had to surmount…
The other stories vary quite a bit with their backgrounds and views of the present and future, and I enjoyed them all.  I think you’ll enjoy them too, but some more than others, as I did.  Recommended–and I look forward to reading your reviews.
Note: One of the stories, Cold New Planet, is mine, but I haven’t read it yet here nor reviewed it, of course.  


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Scifaiku introduction to Cold New Planet

Cold New Planet
new world
not mine
not yet
our new world
the crops grow green
for the first time
–oino sakai c9912.26
Available from CreateSpace:

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