October 18, 2016

BOOKS

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THE GATESPACE TRILOGY

PINBALL

Steven Denver is a writer struggling to find a plot for his next novel, the success of which means the salvation or the demise of his career. When he stumbles upon a strange green whirlpool near his home, he discovers that it is a gateway through space and time.
Exploring the Gatespace beyond leads him into worlds unknown and adventures that defy the imagination, perfect fuel for the creativity of an author… but there’s just one complication… will he ever make it home to write that book?

REPLAY

Rick Harper is part of a research team that stumbles upon the secret of the mysterious Gatespace first seen in PINBALL.
When he is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, he decides to attempt using the technology to influence his own past and try to add years to the time he has to spend with his beloved Stefanie — with disastrous results.

TILT

In TILT, the final installment of the Gatespace Trilogy, decades have passed since ChroNova’s original discovery of the Gates, and the company’s prohibition against using the technology for things like sightseeing have become all but ignored — which may have the minor side effect of resulting in the mass extinction of all humanity. Will Nigel, Terry and Sarah be able to reverse the actions that threaten the safety of the entire world?

(Also available as a single volume)

NON-FICTION

WE ARE A HORSE NATION

Sunka Wakan. It’s what the Lakota people call the horse. For hundreds of years, the horse has been a vehicle, a tool, a companion and a friend to many different tribes, not the least of which were the Lakota. “We Are A Horse Nation” is a documentary which tells the story of the Sunka Wakan Oyate (Horse Nation) from the perspective of the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota). As relatives (Mitakuye Oyasin), we want to bring together traditional and contemporary Lakota, Dakota and Nakota songs, stories, teachings, experiences, knowledge, thoughts and beliefs, to be compiled for a one-of-a-kind film resource to be utilized by the intended audience; the future generations of the Oceti Sakowin.

ESSAYS

LUCID DREAMING

Here is a compilation of twenty-one short pieces — essays and short stories, some persuasive, some humorous, both fiction and non-fiction, all of them shot through with Seeger’s patented brand of wry observation and dry wit, collected here for the first time.

UBERNERD

Presenting 21 more short pieces by Alan Seeger. The follow-up to 2013’s LUCID DREAMING includes essays, plays, and social commentary from the author of The Gatespace Trilogy.

ANTHOLOGIES

13 BITES Volume I

Offered for your reading pleasure: thirteen bites, thirteen snacks, if you will. Thirteen titillating tidbits of terror, treachery and trauma. Not all of them are frightening; one or two might even warm the cockles of your cold, stony heart.

“13 Bites” is a collection of short stories — thirteen of them, by ten different authors — with a slightly twisted bent. From aliens to zombies, from a gypsy curse to the mind of a murderer, from shapeshifters to witches to… well, you’ll just have to see, won’t you?

13 BITES Volume II

Oh, you’re back for more, are you? The thirteen tales of woe, wickedness, and mischief we brought you a year ago weren’t sufficient to slake your thirst for terror?

Fine. Here are thirteen more equally twisted stories of murder, mayhem and the occasional masquerade party with which we will attempt to satisfy your bloodlust.

Geez. You people. ^^

13 BITES Volume III

Third time’s a charm. For those of you who have been with us from the start, thank you. For those who are new, I hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as I did when I first sorted through them when they were just embryonic little tales, having cracked their eggshells only days before and made their way to my desk, slithering or flitting or creeping their way along until they arrived. I examined them closely for flaws that would cause me to sadly grasp them with one rubber-gloved hand and lift the cleaver, bringing it down across their vulnerable necks to end their miserable little lives, being careful of their beaks or fangs or talons.
So here are the thirteen that survived the culling, having grown up into full-blown stories, offered up for your perusal; creepy or chilling or in some cases humorous, but all with a significant fear factor.

13 BITES Volume IV

Welcome back to 13 BITES, the short story collection where blood spills, spines chill and hearts thrill with the possibilities of death, dismemberment and dismay, and you never quite know what fell beast is going to shuffle out of a darkened corridor to suddenly grip your shoulder in its clawed grasp.
This year there were so many excellent entries that we couldn’t decide on just thirteen, and so there is a bonus fourteenth story for your reading pleasure.

SUMMER DREAMS

Summer. It’s the time when we take vacations, go swimming, and generally veg out. Many people like to find some light summer reading for the long, lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. If that’s you, you’ve come to the right place.
This collection offers up fifteen stories by a dozen authors. Some are brief, and some are pleasant. Others are lengthy, and a couple of them are downright disturbing. They’re all going to stay with you for a while.

WINTER TALES

For some, winter is a time to anticipate the string of end-of-year celebrations; once Halloween and Thanksgiving are over, the focus shifts to the winter festivals; Christmas, Chanukah, New Year’s, and for some, Kwaanza or perhaps Festivus (for the rest of us!), or just a simple celebration of the Winter Solstice.
In this slender volume, we present tales of the winter season, but some may not be what you expect. Some are lighthearted, while others are rather dark. Some involve that jolly fat man in the red fur suit, and some are a little more close to home. Whatever your situation, we hope you enjoy them, and that you have a wonderful 2015.

OTHER REALMS Volume I

Strange things are afoot. Creatures never before seen are stalking the lands. Dragons, Orcs and Humans, among others, are competing for the spoils of the Kingdoms. In tales that will keep you hanging on until the very end, thirteen authors present the strange and wonderful for your reading pleasure.

OTHER REALMS Volume II

Welcome back, my friends, to the worlds of fantasy that we call Other Realms. It’s not always about swords and sorcerers, although those are certainly a big part of the lore. Sometimes the strange and wonderful appears in our daily lives. Be reminded of this the next time you go to the grocer, the dentist, or even the banker. It’s not a matter of what you do in the light — sometimes it has to do with what happens in the dark.

PLAN 559 FROM OUTER SPACE Mk. I

Science fiction. (Oh, I desperately want the next two words to be ‘Double Feature,’ but no…)
The term sci-fi was coined by Famous Monsters magazine publisher Forrest J. Ackerman (lovingly remembered as ‘The Ackermonster,’ to go along with the new term for musical equipment, referred to as ‘hi-fi,’ but in reality science fiction goes back a long way, to the days of Georg Melies, H.G. Wells and others.

This is the latest in a series of short anthologies from Five59.com which includes the annual 13 BITES horror collection, SUMMER DREAMS and WINTER TALES.

PLAN 559 FROM OUTER SPACE Mk. II

Welcome to the second stage of Plan 559, the annual SF anthology series from Five59 Publishing.
I grew up loving all things science fiction. Stars (both Trek and Wars). Watching Tarantula grow to the size of a baseball diamond because of radioactive fallout. Godzilla destroying Tokyo every Saturday afternoon on the Creature Feature for the same reason, along with his compadres Rodan, Gamera, and Mecha-Godzilla… Spaceflight flicks from cheesy to epic; 2001. Alien. Pitch Black. The Fifth Element. The Martian — not necessarily in that order — Battlestar Galactica both old and new, and, of course, Firefly.
Now we’re pleased to bring this second edition of P559 to you, with a dozen tales for your enjoyment, and expect that there will be many more to come.

PLAN 559 FROM OUTER SPACE Mk. III 

Coming April 2017

559 WAYS TO DIE

Fourteen tales of murder and mayhem, crime and loss, wrapped up not in a pretty bow, but in the garish yellow of police tape. You’ll love this collection from the authors of the 559 Authors Collective.

I HEARD IT ON THE RADIO

Every story in this collection bears the name of a song you undoubtedly will have heard. Some are upbeat, while others are dirges; some are love songs, while some are unrequited love songs, while others are ‘she ripped out my heart and stomped it in the dirt’ type songs. You know what that’s like. And then there are others that have nothing to do with love, but are songs of drama; story songs, protest songs, or songs that just make you think. They’re all here.
We hope you will enjoy reading these stories as much as we enjoyed writing them.