The upcoming MCB anthology, Not in the Stars, has a diverse group of stories to share with everyone. For this anthology, the theme was Science Fiction—which is as broad as the stars are many. We have aliens introducing themselves to Earth for the first time, surprise guests showing up at a science fiction convention, a steampunk inspired trip to the moon, and angels and demons voyaging through space (with the usual disastrous results.)
In two weeks, Mischief Corner Anthologies #4 will hit the virtual bookshelves and we hope that you want to take a voyage into the unknown with us. Below we have the concepts and blurbs for each contribution.
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We have Toni's Finding Connor: The Borillian Twist, Book 1. She turns human society on its head with her new story of us finding out there is more than just man in the universe.
Mark, a RAAF fighter pilot, is on leave for the first time since the aliens decided to say 'Hello'. He meets Connor, a numbers man for a casino, at a gay bar and danced the night away. Their one night together changes their entire lives and what people think they know about life on Earth.
Mathilde's story, The Usual Conventions: Unconventional Romances 1, gives "hooking up at SciFi conventions" a whole new spin.
When Chris meets the alien—man—of his dreams, "Ensign Brodeich Geinn" aka actor Brody Gates, it's as one of the coordinators for the first annual Science Fiction Convention in North Carolina. To his delight, Brody seems to return his interest, albeit in typical alien "Brodeich" fashion. Awkward alien or not, Chris is more than willing to play out any sexual fantasy for his SciFi crush, especially when Brody fumbles over the simplest of human conventions.
Freddy's story, Feel Me, takes place in an alternate Earth universe where different fuels drive human endeavors. The main attraction, the Elevator to the Moon Colony.
One terrorist blast changed Master Tobias Zimmer's entire existence, relegating him to being nothing more than just a "Coppies" because of the metal replacing his flesh. As the once future Shogun of moon colony Orion 1, he now idles his time away keeping tabs on the Loyalists while his father and brother broker negotiations with the Earth Consortium.
A confrontation with his childhood enemy, Dr. Thorsten Nordenfelt, sets into motion events that cannot be undone and puts Tobias's sheltered heart at the center of the colony's attempts to free itself from the repressive Earth's rule.
Lastly, but not least, we have Angel's Shax's War: Brimstone 3. Shax is up to his usual tricks, starting with a game of Trauma Ball and an over the top dinner to show off his Ness. Too bad the games don't stay so simple.
The boys desperately need a vacation. With the not-quite-ill-gotten gains from the Frog incident, Shax takes the Brimstone's crew to the exclusive resort planet, Opal. What could possibly go wrong there?