Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf

      Nicolas Wilson
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf

Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf features fifteen diverse short stories, subject matter including space travel, werewolves, cannibalism, and commitment issues. It includes The Dread Wolf's Bane, an exclusive short story set in the world of The Necromancer's Gambit.Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf features fifteen diverse short stories, subject matter including space travel, werewolves, cannibalism, and commitment issues. It includes The Dread Wolf's Bane, an exclusive short story set in the world of The Necromancer's Gambit.The Gambit: The Dread Wolf's Bane: Knight, a magical detective, intervenes when a young werewolf unable to remember who or what he is, is detained in juvenile hall on the night of a full moon.Canary: Miners struggle to maintain calm after a cave in.Lost In Space: A man prepares to meet his lover in orbit.Frankenstein Modern: A scientist attempts to give a new body to a terminally ill man.E-bort: A woman takes control of her future after she is raped.Undisciplined: A squad rescues a fellow soldier awaiting trial for his crimes, against their personal feelings.Ancestral Memory: Two buddies ponder the possibility of life as data storage, and the meaning of life.First Goodbye: A man searches for a woman he can't leave.Life Imprisonment: A homeless man looks for a way to get a comfortable home.Crickets: Four crickets cower from a spider.Hickbots: A man works alongside robots in the fields.I'm Sorry I Got Caught In Your House: A very awkward run-in at an ex's house.Space Beer: A disgraced pilot annoys his father, and works to develop space-proof beer.S'work: An unattractive man considers his reliance on female companionship-for-pay.Cry Wolf: After surviving the plane crash, a group of travellers ponders love, and resorts to cannibalism.

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    Diversity Is Coming

      Nicolas Wilson
Diversity Is Coming

The days of unified culture and singular Great Kingdoms are over. In their place, bold new visions are redefining the world of fantasy. Eight authors tackle stories with a focus on diversity, finding heroism outside the familiar boundaries of farmhands and prince's castles. Including original fiction from eight authors.The days of unified culture and singular Great Kingdoms are over. In their place, bold new visions are redefining the world of fantasy. Eight authors tackle stories with a focus on diversity, finding heroism outside the familiar boundaries of farmhands and prince's castles. Including original fiction from Nicolas Wilson, Carole McDonnell, Michelle Browne, Mags Carr, William Lenoire, Rachel Savage, Kirstin Pullioff, and Gail Villanueva, this collection goes where GRR Martin and Terry Brooks couldn't.

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    Selected Short Stories Featuring Cinderella Shoes

      Nicolas Wilson
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cinderella Shoes

Fifteen short stories, featuring Cinderella Shoes, Analog, Cast, and Traveled Time.Cinderella Shoes contains 15 short stories, including the titular story.Stiletto: An exotic dancer struggles to make a living after encountering a murder-in-progress on the job.Cast: The world is increasingly run by robots, which grow increasingly human.Analog: An ex-Air Force pilot subsists after a weapon disables all modern technology.Weakness: Sergeant Ruocco hanged himself.My Beloved's Eyes: We leave pieces of ourselves with our loved ones- sometimes literally. Reformatory: A juvenile delinquent and her roommate mature in the aftermath of a devastating assault.Capricorn: A man wrecks his life and chases fairy tales, while dealing with his young daughter's impending illness.Behav: Future terrorists recruit a past terrorist.Death Echoes: A detective communes with the dead to close their unsolved cases.Traveled Time: A man examines his life and choices, with the advent of time travel.Genetic Memory: A dog confronts his owner after gaining the ability to speak and reason.Darling, Wendy, M.A.: A girl saves her brothers from their abusive father by masquerading as a gang leader. From a 2009 series of shorts reexamining classic heroines.Eponine: Following her near-death in the streets of Paris, a young woman witnesses the birth of feminism and the industrialization of Europe. From a 2009 series of shorts reexamining classic heroines.Dorothy: Her fantasy was undoubtedly much happier than the reality of her injuries. From a 2009 series of shorts reexamining classic heroines.Cinderella Shoes: A man discovers a new side of himself after acquiring women's clothing.

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    Selected Short Stories Featuring Save As

      Nicolas Wilson
Selected Short Stories Featuring Save As

Fifteen short stories ranging from cyberpunk, to military fiction.Selected Short Stories Featuring Save As contains fifteen short stories and flash fiction ranging from cyberpunk to literary fiction.1:1: A family deals with a difficult decision, in a future where population control is strictly enforced.One More Night: Those assigned to protect an Italian journalist watch for threats, and reflect on their dangerous lives.How Far We've Come: How do you pick up the pieces after a betrayal?Save As: A thrill seeker nearly loses his identity and life to a bad upload.Things That Twitch: A psychologist probes a man institutionalized for a severe phobia of mosquitoes.Bleed: Genetically engineered vampires have taken over the world, and soldiers fight for survival, when even a small cut spells a painful death.Barbie at 50: The eponymous babe reflects on her celebrity, career, and love life over a glass of bourbon.Buy the Cow: A farmer is forced to sell his life's work.I'm Sorry I Got Caught In Your House: A very awkward run-at an ex's house.Red: A soldier and a civilian injured in an explosion seek comfort.White: A soldier trapped in an explosion doesn't want to be alone.Blue: A young man's mother teaches him a lesson about expectations, and social mobility.Freetown: A Sierra Leone man looks at the history of injustice in Freetown, as he deals with the injustices currently perpetuated against his sister after her sexual assault.Two for One: A twin kept for organ replacement must find a new identity after his sibling's death.Forget: An unsympathetic officer responds to a youth's suicide attempt.

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    Selected Short Stories Featuring Cockfight

      Nicolas Wilson
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cockfight

This collection contains fifteen short stories in a variety of genres, including science fiction, crime, and horror.Conflict: A woman becomes possessed by the ancestors of those murdered to obtain the diamond for her wedding ring.Marvin's Dead: A woman mourns the man she loves.Jahannam: A young man pays a ransom for his kidnapped father, and waits at the morgue for news.Font of Youth: A man discovers immortality, alone.Four Degrees Above Freezing: A detective questions a man who found a chilled corpse.Fallstaff: Sir John is the King's man.Check Out: A former killer-for-hire hides out after being unable to fulfill a contract.Fainting Game: A man becomes obsessed tracking the deaths of several young boys.Murder on Holiday: While on holiday, a serial-killer's activities lead to the birth of Jack The Ripper's myth.A Life In Porn: A man records and relives little moments with the women in his life.Betty Page Is Dead: A young GI falls in love with a pinup picture.DID Have: Four personalities in the same body reflect on the death of the fifth.Spirit: A NASA probe finds love. And note I didn't go for the obvious 'willing' joke.PWI: An astronaut fights with his ship's computer about his habit of getting drunk while piloting.Baby Back: A pregnancy re-kindles a failing relationship.Cockfight: A rooster, irresistible to hens and humans alike, upsets the pecking order.

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    Selected Short Stories Featuring Analog Memory

      Nicolas Wilson
Selected Short Stories Featuring Analog Memory

15 dark short stories by Nicolas Wilson in a variety of genres.Selected Short Stories Featuring Analog Memory collects fifteen of Nicolas Wilson's earlier short stories. These stories are dark, brooding, and entirely too intimate.Analog Memory contains:Uncanny Valley: A man forced to be a luddite in a robotic world, by medical necessity, ponders whether his new fling is human.Censlus: A census worker is murdered while doing his job.Seed: An old woman meets a familiar face in an unfamiliar setting.Faith Emmanuel: After a carjacking, a student finds himself financially at the mercy of a corrupt medical system.Family Business: A marital fight ensues after a husband involves his kids in a life of crime.Brickmouth: A buried vampire awakens.Laborious Love: A robotic engineer builds the perfect girlfriend, and the perfect relationship.Jesus Loves Me (Just Not That Way): A man wrestles with his sexuality.Unlucky At Math: An intellectual ruminates on his relationship.Fighting Mad: A soldier considers the toll that the military takes on Muslim soldiers.Cowgirl Up: A memorial for a stubborn woman's fight with cancer, and love of smoking.The Courage of Our Convictions: An old soldier examines the leavings of genocide.Medicine: A friend falls back into addiction.The Cost of Being Me: Some ruminations on the possibility of heaven, while dying.Randomly Accessed Memory: A head injury causes a man to lose his memory, throwing his life into chaos as he regresses to his last known lifestyles.Analog Memory: A former CIA operative has his memory reset in an unorthodox way, and deals with the glitches of the new technology.

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    Selected Short Stories Featuring New Corpse Smell

      Nicolas Wilson
Selected Short Stories Featuring New Corpse Smell

Fifteen short stories, featuring the titular New Corpse Smell, Blood Falls, Murder Your Darlings, and Shades of Cray. These stories encompass many genres, though mostly science fiction, and action/adventure.Shades of Cray: The story of the first transracial individual.Leaving Lost Atlantis: A man writes his ex-wife, after discovering what happened to Atlantis.An Iraqi Christmas Carol: A small group of soldiers and an Iraqi policeman mount a rescue for a kidnapped boy. Quarter: A military team designed for assassinations loses control over one of its members in the middle of a mission.Werehouse: A man trying to help his homeless cousin runs afoul of a society of murderers.Atlas Dug Up: Two philosophical equals have a love affair that continues after death.Blood Falls: An expedition to the Antarctic goes south, after a rock wall collapses.Murder Your Darlings: A writer finds himself convinced one of his characters is trying to kill him, after his loved ones start getting hurt.Mine: A doctor exacts revenge on a former-General.Failure Cascade: A ride on a space elevator goes horribly wrong.Euthanasia: A surgeon gets caught between his oath and his vengeful calling.Shrink: An executive ponders the consequences of modern business.Indian Gift: An ex-outlaw is drafted into convincing an Indian to sell his land.Parallel: A professor familiar with inter-dimensional travel tries convincing one of his students to kill another.New Corpse Smell: Observing decomposition.

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    Nexus: Octopied

      Nicolas Wilson
Nexus: Octopied

Octopied is a short story of approximately 5,500 words, set between Nexus and Nexus 2: Sins of the Past.Octopied is a short story of approximately 5,500 words, set between Nexus and Nexus 2: Sins of the Past.Elle, head of security on the Nexus, should have her hands full preparing for the consequences of her crew's actions after their most recent trip to the wormgate. Instead, she's been sent to negotiate a contract with the urchin people of planet cat-piss. But the smell won't be the worst thing she encounters during negotiations, as the urchin people are treacherous, and plagued by an alien octopus with a fascination with its victims.

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    Selected Short Stories Featuring Ghost Dust

      Nicolas Wilson
Selected Short Stories Featuring Ghost Dust

Fifteen short stories featuring Ghost Dust, Hang Around, Colossus, Suicide Spear, and others. These stories include a variety of genres, mainly literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and crime fiction.Hypotenuse: A detective and a witness become acquainted as he investigates the death of one of their neighbors.Colossus: An arctic scientist explores the habitat of the Colossal Squid, and finds a secret even larger than the cagey mollusk.Support: An Explosive Ordinance Disposal officer connects with his family as he wrestles with an especially difficult day in Iraq.Something to Say: A forensic tech examines the body of a woman murdered outside a police station.Why There Are No More Dragons Or Unicorns: A father's tale of the last dragon and unicorn.Turing's Test: A computer with a personality disorder mulls its own idiosyncratic existence with its human roommate.Only Numan: A young man with a genetic predisposition toward unstable genes is given the opportunity to become a part of governmental experiments to develop superhumans.Prisoners of War: A forensics anthropologist and a left-for-dead Marine track a war criminal, in post-war Vietnam.Raider: A woman comes to grips with her own identity and mortality while breaking into an Egyptian pyramid.Dante's Infirmity: An old man and his family struggle to preserve his humanity and independence navigating the medical establishment, as he approaches the end of his life.The Ghost Club: Mr. Houdini and Mr. Doyle explore the question of life after death.Suicide Spear: Humanity takes the battle to an alien homeworld's doorstep, after decades of a devastating war of attrition.Hang Around: A cowboy, a Buddhist monk, and others relive the results of one choice.Ghost Dust: A medical patient reflects on the aftermath of 9/11.Bloody Hands: A community shares responsibility and blame after a young boy's call for help.

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