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The Doorway and Other Stories price is about to go up!

Here are some of the fourteen SF and fantasy stories:

Home Not: His mother named him Grief, and his aunt and uncle raised him until his aunt died. What could he do when his only protector was gone?
The Doorway: Nessa stumbles into the time corridor while helping a friend.
Guard Dog is the sequel to The Doorway.   (They have coats like steel wool.)
Royal Guardians: An ex-queen and her companions–her bodyguard and a temple cat–land in Florida after they escape from her palace.

Tired of your human body? Want to be a cat? Read Stray Cats.

The Trees of Home  is about real tree houses, unicorns, hostile mermaids, and a wife and mother who sets out to win her family’s respect.

The freeps in What Price a Friendly Freep resemble tribbles…

My genetic engineering short story, Carnies, is included also.

The Princess Quest  first appeared in the Kings of the Night II anthology.
Old Rex, aka the DA’s daughter’s dead dog, is one of the stories.

Pilot’s Course  was 2nd in the Andre Norton division in the 1995 FFWA FSW competition.

Except for Royal Guardians, all these stories are reprints.


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The Doorway and Other Stories on sale now!

The Doorway and Other Stories, a collection of science fiction and fantasy tales, is on sale now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

There are 14 stories, including princesses, mermaids, unicorns, ghosts, and aliens.

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Preditors & Editors Readers Poll final results

The final tallies are in for the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll, and Detour Trail is #6 (tied) in the All Other Novels category and Crystal Quest is #7 in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories category. And the Detour Trail cover is #13 (tied) in the Cover Art category.


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Preditors & Editors Readers Poll (link)

The Preditors & Editors poll is up: http://www.critters.org/predpoll/
And my western novel, Detour Trail, is in the Print/Electronic Novels pages: Novels: All Other Novels category and in the Book/e-book Cover Artwork category; and my short story, Crystal Quest, is in the Short Stories Pages: Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories.

You can check them out at the voting links on their website, if you’re interested.

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Crystal Quest (fantasy) by Joy V. Smith

Mystic Signals # 17 combines the Jan 2012 issue of The Lorelei Signal and the
Feb 2013 issue of Sorcerous Signals with exclusive stories by
Joy V Smith and Colin Claymore: https://www.createspace.com/4169883
Crystal Quest is an adventure tale full of magic and sentient plants; it combines Seedlings, which originally appeared in Magistria: The Realm of the Sorcerer anthology, and Crytal Quest, the sequel.

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Shared World Anthologies

My article, Shared World Anthologies, ran in the August 2006 issue of The Idea Boutique.  I love the cover of Magistria: The Realm of the Sorcerer!  Check it out at: The Idea Boutique: August 2006   (My article is at the bottom of the page.)

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My online stories

You Are What You Don’t Eat (SF): EOTU Ezine

Triumph (flash fiction):  S.S. Raven – Triumph 

The Haunted Garden (fantasy): The Haunted Garden

To the Last Drop (SF): To the Last Drop! 
Taking Tawny Home (SF):
Moovin’ Up (SF):  Moovin’ Up
Mooving Out (SF): 

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Aliens, Animals, and Adventure

I have a collection of some of my published stories in Aliens, Animals and Adventure.  You can order it (trade paperback) at the Anthology Builder library: AnthologyBuilder: create your ideal anthology
Table of contents:
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.
Pretty Pink Planet: Heroine tracks down planet pirates; saves aliens.
Hot Yellow Planet: Sequel to PPP. Lori and Chiing continue their adventures, meeting up with Chameleons, Ghosters, Splurts, and other aliens and humans.
Flashback: Chessies’ arrival in an ice age.  Companion story to Sugar Time stories (audiobook).
Stray Cats: Cats, herps, and humans–sometimes interchangeable.
To the Last Drop: Those aliens should not have touched that coffee urn.
Pilot’s Course: Terran humans in the far future settled on other planets. Heroine plots new course.
Moovin’ Up: Genetic Engineering.
The Princess Quest: Sword & Sorcery.
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.
Home Not: When Grief’s Aunt Chelsea died, his Uncle Sandro saw his chance, and Grief was at his mercy… Adventure.
The Haunted Garden: Ghosts, Native Americans, and the environment.
Lost in the Long Dark: Boy explores locked hallway in new house; finds danger.
Taking Tawny Home: Sequel to Lost in the Long Dark.  Could he take the big cat back?
You Are What You Don’t Eat: Why were the Terrans invited to the feast?

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Magistria: Realm of the Sorcerer

Magistria: The Realm of the Sorcerer is a shared world anthology of mages and magic; it includes my story, Seedlings, in which plant mages fight alongside their sentient plant companions. You can buy it on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Magistria-Realm-Sorcerer-Robert-Santa/dp/0981932320/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232426222&sr=1-1

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