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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’s SF books: Strike Three

 Strike Three: Who would have thought that anyone was so ignorant that they’d want to start WWIII? How could we prepare? Would we survive? And if we do, will there be anything left to rebuild with when so much of the planet has been destroyed? After WWIII, will there be a US? Were our leaders among the few who escaped? What about our service men and women? Is anyone left to rebuild? How will we start over? Can we? And what about the rest of the world? How close is WWIII now? In Strike Three, North Korea is mostly to blame…

Are you prepared for WWIII or another apocalyptic event? Check out the survival tips in Strike Three.  And I had fun playing with setting up a new US government in Strike Three, though the old regime wasn’t happy with the changes–and some readers thought I was too harsh in my judgments. You haven’t fantasized about having a simpler setup?

Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Strike-Three-Joy-V-Smith/dp/1936099659/

If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298   

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22596999-strike-three


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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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Strike Three is now available–at a discount!

For the print edition of Strike Three, go to Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4876544   With  this discount code: TGERED9J  you’ll save 25% of the cover price of $12.95; the discount is good through July 15.

If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298   The discount code: WB38B  will save you 25% off the cover price of $4.95.  Again, this discount is only good through  July 15.

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Strike Three is almost here!

Strike Three, the ebook, will be out July 1; it will be followed by the print edition.  Here’s the back cover, which we recently finished editing.



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W is for Washington, D. C.

They’re starting over in a lot of ways in Strike Three

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Q is for Quiet

What does it sound like when there are no animals, no birds, no insects, no planes in the sky or cars on the road, boats on the water, snowmobiles, …  It’s strange and scary.  You might think it’s finally peaceful, but it feels so wrong…

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