Our journey continues… World Weaver Press has agreed to publish a second volume of the Far Orbit science fiction adventure series edited by Bascomb James. We are once again looking for modern space adventures crafted in the Grand Tradition. We are not looking for slavish imitations of past classics. Rather, we would like to receive stories that establish a new tradition in the much maligned sci-fi adventure genera — smart, modern stories built around the classic traditions.
Praise for the first Far Orbit anthology:
"FAR ORBIT is definitely a spectacular sci-fi anthology that is sure to entertain readers and keep them coming back for more. This is definitely one anthology that no sci-fi library should be without!" — Night Owl Reviews (Five Stars)
We asked our authors and editors what they'd read in 2014 (not necessarily what came out this year) that had made an impression on them, and which books they'd loved that might not be on the tip of everyone's tongue. So here they are, our top picks from our recent reading!
First to Burn by Anna Richland — An immortal viking serving in the present day armed forces falls in love with the military doctor who is on the verge of discovering his secret. ALL kinds of mayhem ensues. Richland builds the romance slowly in a really enjoyable way. (And her follow-up romance novella is flat out fantastic, though it's missing the paranormal element of FTB. Still. This is an author to watch, for sure.)
The Tiger Queens: The Women of Genghis Khan by Stephanie Thornton — okay, this is historical fiction, not spec-fic, but it is SO RICHLY WRITTEN that it feels like epic fantasy. The book is Thornton's finest work, and just so beautifully executed I am awed. If you love strong women in any genre, definitely read this book ASAP.
— Amalia Dillin author of Forged by Fate and the recently released Beyond Fate
The Little White Bird by James M. Barrie which can be read online for free at Project Gutenburg
My recommendation: Haven't heard of this title? I hadn't either, but as the official prequel to Peter Pan by the original author, it's a must read! The first story of Pan, beginning at age one week, is tucked within the overarching tale of an old bachelor who grudgingly saves a romance and befriends the resulting child. This child is the first to partake of the imaginary world of Pan, and is based on a boy who, along with his brothers, truly inspired Barrie in his vast imaginings. The tale is humorous, heart wrenching, candid and deliciously creative. The later story of Pan that we are most familiar with pales in comparison!
— Kristina Wojtaszek author of Opal and contributor to Fae and Specter Spectacular
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