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Joy’s short stories


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

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?

Crystal Quest is one of the new stories included in Mystic Signals – Issue 17, which combines the Jan 2012 issue of The Lorelei Signal and the February 2013 issue of Sorcerous Signals: Link

Crystal Quest combines magic, sorcerers, and sentient plants.

Fourteen other stories are included in my collection of reprints: The Doorway and Other Stories: Amazon link



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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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Hidebound review

Here’s my first review of Hidebound from Amazon:

Fissa’s desire for independence, leaving the safety of her home planet to travel space on her cousin’s ship, the St. Catherine, may be her first and final adventure. The ship is attacked, and she crash-lands in a shuttle on a planet covered with carnivorous vegetation. Now her life is in the hands of Ferenc, an alien humanoid with strange physical powers. Will he abandon her, force himself upon her, or continue to save her as they journey over deadly terrain? Under the constant threat of death and with a growing attraction for the enigmatic humanoid, Fissa must grow up fast and make some life-altering choices. Joy V. Smith has deftly combined science fiction adventure with romance, realistically exploring an emotional and physical relationship between human and humanoid.
[Note: Adult content]

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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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Ideas as Art

I wrote a few articles for The Idea Boutique, and here’s a link to the October 2006 collection of posts.  My article, Ideas as Art, is toward the bottom of the page: 10-05-06: The Idea Boutique: October 2006  Check out that fun cartoon!

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My anthologies

Cover storyHere are some of my short stories in anthologies:

Old Rex in The Ghost in the Gazebo
Well Met by Water in Scoundrels and Rascals
Pretty Pink Planet in WomanScapes
Seedlings in Magistria: The Realm of the Sorcerer
The Princess Quest in Kings of the Night II
Pretty Pink Planet, Pilot’s Course, and What Price a Friendly Freep in Audio Science Fiction Stories

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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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