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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 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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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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Joy’s ebooks

Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure (non-fiction) is half price now on: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71560  with this code: FN83G
How one woman bought and remodeled a foreclosure; it didn’t even have a kitchen sink!
My story (SF and fantasy) reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, is also available on Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2

Hidebound (SF) is available on:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ICFOHY  and
After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.
Pretty Pink Planet (SF) is available free on  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93615
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.
Hot Yellow Planet is available on: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94029
In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures.

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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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Joy ‘s reprint collection: The Doorway and Other Stories

The Doorway and Other Stories is now available in paperback:

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: http://www.amazon.com/Doorway-Other-Stories-Joy-Smith/dp/1492857599/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384783638&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Doorway+and+Other+Stories

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