Today is the book launch for the spec-fic anthology, "Ride the Moon", with the kickoff of the print edition being held at Audrey's Books, 10702 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J3J5. Why is this book so terrific? Here's the description:
Werewolves and Vampires aren’t the only frightening creatures
birthed by the Moon…
For thousands of years, the Moon has inspired stories and legends about heroic animals, violent deities, and criminal humans. In modern times, those tales have been overshadowed by vampires and werewolves. It’s time for the Moon and her denizens to take back the night.
Follow us down a twisting path of fantasy and science fiction and rediscover the magic of the Moon. From Mermaids that collect souls to lunar colonies on the brink of disaster, inside these pages you will find out which lunar gods still walk among us and what new breed of monster you should be fearful of.
Ride the Moon contains 19 speculative fiction tales that showcase the breadth of writing styles from around the globe.
With stories by: Krista D. Ball, Marie Bilodeau, Kevin Cockle, David L. Craddock, Theresa Crater, Isabella Drzemczewska Hodson, Ada Hoffmann, Claude Lalumière, C.A. Lang, Amy Laurens, Billie Milholland, Tony Noland, Jay Raven, A. Merc Rustad, Rebecca M. Senese, Lori Strongin, Chrystalla Thoma, Shereen Vedam, and Edward Willett.
All the stories in this anthology are great, a strong mix of styles and voices. My piece in this anthology ("Sunset at the Sea of Fertility") is a dark, claustrophobic science fiction story about the horrific consequences of a massive solar flare smashing into both the Earth and the moon (specifically, the lunar colony referenced in the publisher's description). If you like my flash fiction, you'll love my full length short story in this book, along with all the others.
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