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Dick Award-winning novel, Headcrash , or lately, as the editor and publisher of Stupefying Stories magazine. In his copious spare time he runs Rampant Loon Press, just for the sheer love of genre fiction and the short story form. The best way, of course, is to buy and read a few issues of the magazine. The following issues are currently available on Amazon. Most are available free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The following issues are now, sadly, out of print, but the covers are worth preserving for posterity.

If you want to buy this book, be sure to buy a New copy from kandbbooksellers. Stupefying Stories has an intermittently active blog at StupefyingStories. Rampant Loon Media LLC is a small, privately owned Midwestern company dedicated to the seemingly radical proposition that if we produce high-quality work, conduct our business dealings in an open and ethical manner, and always treat authors and artists as we ourselves would wish to be treated, we can successfully bootstrap a new publishing company from the ground up.

A mad scientist. An army of zombies. And three plucky teens who just might be able to save the world. San Francisco, : Thirteen-year-old Percival Drew expected to spend the summer doing little more than tinkering with those new-fangled gasoline-powered motorcars.

But that was before an insane scientist took an unhealthy interest in his cousin Quincey's very rare blood type Before people began vanishing from the streets, to reappear as the mad doctor's undead minions Before the villain's infernal devices gave him the ability to strike at will, destroying all who opposed him! With chaos descending on San Francisco, only Percy and Quincey know the secret to defeating the undead doctor.

But can they act in time? Rated 4. Read the reviews! From the Amazon. It lives in every line of her stories alongside Magic. Each tale also contains Human Beings who are warm, full of sentience and often conflicting emotions. Allow yourself to be whisked away to ordinary suburbs where incredible things happen all the time. Entertaining short stories with memorable characters. Highly recommended. A mix of styles, sometimes hilarious, sometimes moving but always entertaining.

More please! There are also hints of magic realism and a depth of characterisation that makes the writing truly engaging and a pleasure to read.

The fact that some characters make repeated appearances across the stories is very welcome because they are so well drawn that they stay with you. This collection is by turns funny, absurd, and poignant, and never less than thoroughly entertaining.

Now, marooned without hope of rescue, he is swept into a world of steam-powered airships, treacherous pirates, brutal savages, bloodthirsty monsters, royal machinations, and plots within plots, where matters of strength and honor are most often settled with the clash of swords. Told in a relentlessly fast-paced style, the best-selling Scout series is an exciting modern homage to the classic tales of planetary romance made famous by writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs and Leigh Brackett, as well as the cliffhanger-driven energy of the early science fiction movie serials.

The story moves along at a cracking pace and you care about the characters. If you like your heroes heroic, your heroines beautiful and strong-willed, and your villains villainous, this is the book for you! Not that nothing bad happens, but in general good triumphs over evil and the hero gets the girl.

The characters are well developed and easy to relate to. I'll go out on a limb and take it one step further I could extend the comparison to E. Scout's Honor is a distillation of all the reasons why I started reading science fiction to begin with. I just needed something that reminded me of why I love the genres. His books are glorious love letters to the fun and optimism that draws us in when we're young. How can you go wrong with a story containing blood thirsty barbarians, dastardly villains, pirates, a rascally rogue, heroes and fierce marines, and for good measure a beautiful princess?

Buy it, read it, and give it to a kid! But plain and simple adventure yarns are quite satisfying at the end of the day. Captain Nancy Martin expects a lonely death. Passing out as her battle-damaged starfighter bleeds the last of its air, she comes to in the cavernous and deserted docking bay of an unknown starship.

But an even greater menace lurks in the shadows of the ship—one that controls every inch of the ship and every life aboard it. One that will stop at nothing to destroy—. Rock on Dude!!!!! The style of writing is very smooth and tight, with the level of character development quite superb. It is an excellently crafted story that will appeal to readers of all ages. The main characters are complex and intriguing. I found myself completely immersed in the story and I could hardly put it down.

Even when I did manage to put it down, I found myself thinking and even dreaming! I sure hope Vogel will write another book about Captain Nancy! Unwillingly drawn out of her annual drunken stupor , Captain Nancy Martin, retired, finds herself involuntarily reactivated. When Nancy and Erica discover the truth behind the abductions, they realize their deadline is quite literal—and much closer than they thought. It will take every bit of skill Nancy and Erica have to track down the villains behind the disappearances.

Defeating them will be a different matter entirely The Counterfeit Captain - Audio Book. Free with Audible. Everyone thinks I should just shut up, and accept the vast inheritance coming my way. Everyone thinks I should let it go, and get on with my life. But my inheritance can fund my search for them.

There are powerful people involved who will go to extreme lengths to protect their dark secrets and silence me forever. But those people don't know about my three wildcards—my rebuilt spaceship, my best friend who doubles as my bodyguard, and the psychic powers I've kept secret my entire life. Adventure, action, love, pirates and spaceships!

The story is very well-crafted and is hard to put down. What more could anyone ask for? The book is great and and an enjoyable read. The Fugitive Heir - Audio Book. Complete and unabridged, narrated by Daniel Halley. Matt Connaught wants nothing more than to enjoy life with his new wife, Michelle, and to catch up on lost time with his parents, who were held captive for seven years. As a member of one of the wealthiest families in the Terran Federation, this should be easy.

Because Matt is psychic. When Federation agents come looking for him, Matt and Michelle have only one choice—to go on the run. But how can they hope to escape from Psi Corps, when the Corps has the full might of the Terran Federation behind it? And the climax is truly fitting After all, if there is no place in the universe for you, you have to make your own.

The only downside is the story caused me to read another story with pleasure and anticipation. I recommend you read The Counterfeit Captain to fill in background. The Fugitive Pair and its predecessor, The Fugitive Heir, are great entrants to the field of science fiction for young adults, while still being accessible to the older crowd.

Fairly fast paced and exciting. The Fugitive Pair - Audio Book. Issue 1 features:. Sixty-four pages of pulse-pounding, shuffling, moaning, brain-munching zombie action! We really should redo the ebook files, one of these days. From the creator of the acclaimed Campbellian Anthology series comes STRAEON: a new quarterly exploration of stories that are longer, more complex, more mature, and more challenging than the norm.

Bruce Bethke is one of the most readable writers today, and this is one of his better efforts, short and sweet and funny. Bruce has written and published far more non-fiction than fiction; here are some examples that are still in print.

Bruce is particularly fond of Serenity Found and Star Wars On Trial , as his contributions to those books continue to generate royalty income, which is something none of his major-publishing-house book deals ever did. Between and Bruce signed deals for twelve books, of which exactly four actually made it into print.

Although some were subsequently translated and reprinted world-wide. There are days when Bruce is able to speak about his experiences as a novelist dealing with major American publishing houses without swearing like a longshoreman.

When we get him to calm down again, we will post a link to that discussion here. He was a regular contributor to Amazing Stories and Aboriginal SF back in the day, but effectively quit writing short stories after However, he did allow two of his stories to be used for this design experiment. This section is still in development. Over the course of a nearly year career Bruce has amassed a tremendous amount of old crap valuable historical material, and sifting through it to find content that warrants being republished on this site is going to take some time.


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