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Cold New Planet: What mysteries will the colonists–and the consortium backing them–uncover on this slowly thawing planet? Are the colonists alone? This planet was supposed to be theirs; their backers, who have their own agenda, have paid enough money to ensure that. What lies under the snow and ice? And where did all these humans–and aliens–come from? Are they all trapped here now?
Keeping the livestock warm and fed is a first step–after finally arriving via the point to point ship. Then we must deal with the aliens and the other colonists who aren’t supposed to be here. Can we use the domes? Will the inhabitants there let us? And what happened to our explorers? Join the explorers and colonists on this captured planet: Cold New Planet
Note: oino sakai wrote the scifaiku that introduces Cold New Planet
My latest interview can be seen at Smashwords, where I talk about writing and reading: https://www.smashwords.com/interview/Pagadan
Joy V. Smith’s reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, is free on Amazon starting August 24-August 28. Enjoy this mix of 14 science fiction and fantasy stories: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2
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.
Cold New Planet, my SF short story set on the frontier out in space, tied for 6th place in the SF/Fantasy short story category in the Preditors & Editors poll: http://critters.org/predpoll/final_tally_shortstorysf.ht
Cold New Planet is one of the stories in the Science Fiction Consortium anthology.
Here are some of the fourteen SF and fantasy stories:
Tired of your human body? Want to be a cat? Read Stray Cats.
The freeps in What Price a Friendly Freep resemble tribbles…
My genetic engineering short story, Carnies, is included also.
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.