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Joy’s SF books: The Doorway and Other Stories

The Doorway and Other Stories include fourteen of my favorite stories (reprints), and since my favorite genre is science fiction, they are mostly SF except for The Princess Quest, a tongue-in-cheek sword and sorcery epic, and Old Rex, a ghost story.  They’ve all been  published elsewhere, except for Royal Guardians; this is its first time in print.  If you like reading about aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home, family, their own bodies, etc., I think you’ll enjoy this collection of characters and their adventures.

Stories include symbiotes (Pilot’s Course), time tunnels (The Doorway), attacking aliens (Too Tight), friendly aliens (Freeps), mermaids (Well Met by Water), trading bodies (Stray Cats), royalty (Royal Guardians),and genetic engineering. The Doorway and Other Stories is available on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

 

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Joy V. Smith’s science fiction ebooks

The Doorway and Other Stories: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

I’m happy to have some of my old stories in one place.  Except for The Princess Quest, which is a humorous fantasy, and Old Rex, a ghost story, the rest of the stories are all science fiction adventures of different types, involving aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home and/or family. All the stories have been published elsewhere–sometimes more than once–over the years, except for Royal Guardians.

Hot Yellow Planet: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94029 is free until April 30 with coupon code: UX77Y
In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures.

Pretty Pink Planet is always free: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93615

Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.

After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.

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Pinning on Pinterest (links)

I recently added two new Pinterest boards:

Time Travel Tales:  https://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/time-travel-tales/

Post-apocalyptic books:  https://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/post-apocalyptic-books/

And I added more photos to my Western style board:  http://www.pinterest.com/joyvsmith/western-style/

 

 

 

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The Doorway and Other Stories on sale

The Doorway and Other Stories

The Doorway:
Nessa stumbles into the time corridor while helping a friend.
Guard Dog:
Sequel to The Doorway.  Nessa travels to the time of Earth’s first contact.
Stray Cats:
Cats, herps, and humans–sometimes interchangeable.
Pilot’s Course:
Terran humans in the far future settled on other planets. Heroine plots new  course…  (Won 2nd place in the Florida Freelance Writers Association’s Florida  State Writing Competition–Andre Norton Fantasy/SF Short Story division 1995.)
The Princess Quest:
Sword & Sorcery: The princess and the barbarian…
When Danger Rules:
Reesa came back to rescue the remaining members of the family she loved.  Now she had to avoid being killed by her cousin, who wanted the throne, and the new ruler of the planet, who didn’t want a throne, and the ones she had come to rescue…
(Excerpt in Writer’s Digest  Nov. 2000 and Excerpt in Writing Clinic (special issue)  2003)
Home Not:
When Grief’s Aunt Chelsea died, his Uncle Sandro saw his chance, and Grief was at his mercy…   Adventure.
What Price a Friendly Freep:
Aliens and humans and spaceships. 
Too Tight:
Close call…
Royal Guardians:
Heroine and companions land in Florida after escaping from another dimension.
Old Rex:
D.A.’s daughter’s dead dog (ghost story).

 

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The Doorway and Other stories is on sale!

The Doorway and Other Stories, my reprint collection of 14 science fiction and fantasy stories, is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

The blurb says 11 stories, but I added three more stories and haven’t been able to figure out how to change  the first description!

Here are fourteen of my favorite stories, and since my favorite genre is science fiction, they are mostly SF except for The Princess Quest, a tongue-in-cheek sword and sorcery epic, and Old Rex, a ghost story. They’ve all been published elsewhere, except for Royal Guardians; this is its first time in print. If you like reading about aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home, family, their own bodies, etc., check it out now because at the end of the week , the price goes back up after a brief stop at $1.99.

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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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Joy also has a story collection and audiobook for SF readers

The Doorway and Other Stories is now available in paperback too:
Here are fourteen of my favorite stories, and since my favorite genre is science fiction, they are mostly SF except for The Princess Quest, a tongue-in-cheek sword and sorcery epic, and Old Rex, a ghost story. They’ve all been published elsewhere, except for Royal Guardians; this is its first time in print. If you like reading about aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home, family, their own bodies, etc., check it out here: The Doorway and Other Stories
 
 
Maxwell Sweet along with two professors have been conducting secret experiments in an old Victorian mansion outside Galveston, Texas. However, the two professors have vanished and Maxwell Sweet has fallen ill. Now, it’s up to Sweet’s tough-as-nails niece to find out what happened to the project: a time machine.
Note: Sugar Time will be available as a book one of these days, and it will include another story in the time machine series that was published separately.

 

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