Terran Shift News
Terran Shift is a science fiction universe created by Paul and Jamie for use in novels, video games, and anything else we want to do in a futuristic setting. Our intention is to treat this project as an open, shared universe, sort of like if Star Trek were spliced with an open source project.
This morning we published the ebook version of Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations in the Smashwords and Kindle stores. I and the other members of the Greater Portland Scribists have been working hard on these stories for months, and we’re overjoyed to announce that they are finally ready for publication. It’s been a long road, and we delayed the publication several times, but our reason was understandable: there’s a lot here. With twelve stories weighing in at just over 85,000 words, Miscreations is our longest anthology yet. So, while we missed our usual June release date, we feel the extra time spent on these stories was worth the delay, and we know you’ll feel the same.
As always with our anthologies, I made a PDF sample that gives you a short excerpt of each of these stories:
Room Two by Steven Inman
My Toaster Hates Me by Jamie Alan Belanger
Behind The Cloth by Richard Veysey
Non-Working Memory by D.L. Harvey
Breed by Timothy Lynch
Qi’lin by Shelli-Jo Pelletier
X-Ray Glasses by Steven Inman
Naked Monsters by D.L. Harvey
The Hunt by Timothy Lynch
The Howling of the Storm by Shelli-Jo Pelletier
The Joke by Richard Veysey
Dappil Goes To Hell by Jamie Alan Belanger
We are also making a paperback of this volume, which should be ready later this month.
Volume 4 of the Scribings anthology series is almost done… we’re putting the finishing touches on the stories and should be ready to publish the ebook this week. The paperback will take another couple of weeks to get all the formatting just right, but that should be out at some point in July.
It took a little longer this year because we have twelve stories… 12! Totaling at just around 85,000 words, this will be the biggest Scribings yet!
And click the image on the right to check out the full-sized cover art by Peeter Parkker. His website is at http://akapeterparker.com/
While writing my post yesterday about my word count statistics, I ran some other numbers through the ol’ spreadsheet and came up with some other interesting facts. I made these word count statistics by highlighting the actual stories, so if you compare to word counts at places like Smashwords, it won’t match up… I didn’t want to include things like copyright text and author biographies in these counts.
We just published our latest anthology at Smashwords this morning! It should show up in the Kindle store later today and will start appearing at other ebook retailers over the next few weeks (Apple, Sony, etc).
Genre: Science Fiction (Cyberpunk) / Anthology (multiple authors)
For a while now, we’ve been working on stories for the second volume of The Terran Shift Anthology. Scheduled for release at the end of this month, this volume currently includes seven stories from five authors. All stories are set in the Bio-Tech Era of the Terran Shift Universe, a plausible near-future where humanity’s dependence on technology has expanded to every facet of life.
Routine hacking jobs, nanobot plagues, casual cryonic freezing, virtual lives, and fighter jets with vulnerable computer uplinks. From Singapore to Mwanza to the liberated city-state of New Seattle, people use technology to augment every part of their lives. Some install computer hardware in their heads so they can link directly to the Internet. Some wear glasses so they can navigate city streets with GPS satellite data, allowing them to remain online indefinitely. Some enhance their Net connections with a new psychedelic narcotic that allows them to access data with all senses.
This title is scheduled for release on December 30th, 2013 as an ebook at Smashwords and Amazon Kindle.
If you can’t wait to get immersed in this universe, you can start with Volume 1, which is on sale at Smashwords until December 31st.
Click here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/253210
Or visit the Terran Shift Anthology, Vol 1 page for links to a sample PDF and other ebook retailers.