Thirteen Science Fiction Tales from a Master Storyteller
From fighting giant bugs to defeating an interstellar empire without firing a shot; from scientific idiot savants toying with the universe to how the robots will really win the robot apocalypse, these thirteen flavorful tales are guaranteed to entertain, amuse, awe, and maybe even enlighten.
Includes the first appearance in print of the Icerigger novelette “Chilling” and a new novelette, “Valentin Sharffen and the Code of Doom.”
Marcus Barber, the immortal Roman centurion, must rescue his friend, Eddie, from the grips of maniacal mercenaries hired by Marcus’s former lover, Joelle. In addition to saving Eddie, Marcus must also track down the location of the Egyptian Ancient Apep and rescue him from a cult attempting to use the Ancient’s essence to poison the Riverwalk area of San Antonio. All the while, he continues his quest to find his father, and has a side gig of stealing corporate documents for a white-collar espionage job.
After the loss of Tamora, the last three Crimson Star pirates are even more desperate to find their hijacked starship and escape the Heracles System. The newly arrived Inquisition is mercilessly crushing crime at every level, and the pirates can feel the icy grip of the law tightening around their necks.
Tybalt’s degenerative condition has accelerated in the absence of Tamora’s treatments. With his health deteriorating rapidly, he is desperate to escape the system and find a treatment.
Staff, still hoping to reconstitute the old pirate fleet, enters into a pact with the Borjigins that will change the way the pirates do business.
Nicodemus, frustrated that his undercover assignment was bungled by the Inquisition, sets a plan in motion to end the pirates permanently.
Tamora finds her captors, the Inquisitors, are more interested in recruiting her than imprisoning her. And they seem to be the powerful and capable instructors that she has been seeking for years.
Tesso, having utterly failed to save his home system from the iron heel of the Inquisition, finds himself at an inauspicious end to his career. And it’s a failure that he won’t be able to forget.
This boxed set includes four detailed and insightful writing books by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, two of them coauthored with Rebecca Moesta. Subjects include productivity, professionalism, world building, and collaboration. These four volumes form the cornerstone of the celebrated Million Dollar Writing series from WordFire Press.
Includes: Million Dollar Productivity, Million Dollar Professionalism, Wordbuilding: From Small Towns to Entire Universes, and Writing as a Team Sport