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Before Ness, before Corny, before Leopold and Heckle and Mac, there was just Shax and Verin and a newly stolen, er, acquired cargo ship. Join Shax on his first adventure in space in which a pampered demon prince has a lot to learn.
When a steel trap of celestial and infernal politics threatens to close around them, Shax and Verin flee Earth’s system in a stolen ship, leaving everything behind. It’s an elegantly simple plan, with a new ship and a new life as carefree brigands among the stars.
But the ship seems to hate them, and in order to have any sort of life they need funds. A frightened man offering them a contract to deliver three mysterious crates comes just in time, and Shax is sure their troubles are over. Out of his environment and in over his head, Shax scrambles to understand the players and the consequences of his new life. With cargo that’s not what it seems, shadowy motives around every turn, and a gorgeous rogue named Julian for a dash of added confusion, Shax’s grand schemes of a new start may be his demise before he can even begin.
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
And by order of Prince Shax, it shall be FREE.
The Quarterly is an eMagazine of LGBTQ fiction - of all kinds. This volume features four short stories:
Communications Down by Mina MacLeod
About a Dog by Jess Faraday
Healing Agent by Cairo Amani
Translation by J. Scott Coatsworth.
It also includes an Interview with Erika Orrick talking about "Editors, Editing and Writing", and a Featured Author section about SA Collins. And our very own Toni Griffin offers and Op-Ed on "Convention Going & What's Right for You."
Volume 2 of 2
Preceded by: The Quarterly, Volume 1
The rules are simple enough. Write a complete story—either sci fi, fantasy, or paranormal. Make sure it has LGBT characters and/or an LGBT vibe. And do it all with just 300 words.
The stories in this volume run the gamut, from platypus shifters to alien slug monsters, from carnival horror stories to haunting stories of ships with souls. There are little jokes, big surprises, and future prognostications.
Genre: Queer Speculative Fiction - the rainbow!
Cost: $3.99 - eBook, $9.99 - print
Mischief Corner Books is proud to help the Queer Sci Fi folks bring their annual contest to readers. These stories are fantastic pieces of spec fic and it is a joy to read so many authors (107!) while they show off their talent. 85% of proceeds go directly back to the QSF group.
September 19, 2015
Steps to You: Fear Series 1 - print & eBook
By Toni Griffin
Travels Through the Scarlet Equinox
October 31, 2015
MCBQ, Volume 3
COWED: Corralling Nature 2 - print & eBook
By Mathilde Watson