For the past five years, the Greater Portland Scribists writing group has been independently publishing their fiction in annual anthologies. The Scribings Omnibus combines almost every story we’ve published. Ten of our current and previous members have contributed a total of 44 stories to this collection. From our inaugural volume to this year’s volume, Inversions, the stories contained in this Omnibus Edition span nearly every speculative fiction subgenre there is—fantasy, horror, science fiction, paranormal, and more.
The Scribings Omnibus contains stories from the following volumes:
- Scribings, Vol 1
- Scribings, Vol 2: Lost Civilizations *
- Scribings, Vol 3: Metamorphosis
- Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations
- Scribings, Vol 5: Inversions
* Christopher L. Weston’s story from Lost Civilizations, Ordovicia, will remain exclusive to the original ebook
I’ve uploaded the final version of the ebook pretty much everywhere, and we are set for a December 15th release. You can preorder a copy of this book today at Kindle, Smashwords, iTunes, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, or Kobo using the links below:
Today, March 7th, is the last day of the Read An Ebook Week sale at Smashwords. Click any book cover below to see its page on Smashwords.
Today, March 1st, brings the beginning of another annual Smashwords promotion: Read An Ebook Week. Once more we are participating in this event, and we hope you’ll join us. There’s a lot of discounted books on the Smashwords website all week long, until the 7th of March. During this promotion, you can grab completely free copies of Scribings, Vol 1 and The Sol-Bect War, Part 1. All of our other books are discounted at 50% off, so each can be yours for only $1.50 each this week.
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.
For our 13th book, we decided to get all fancy and hired local artist Peeter Parkker to design the cover art. Check out the full-sized artwork here and his website at http://akapeterparker.com/
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
If all the world’s a stage, is the next act about to start?
My Toaster Hates Me by Jamie Alan Belanger
They’re just a bunch of smart assets.
Behind The Cloth by Richard Veysey
Sometimes, hate is just a tool.
Non-Working Memory by D.L. Harvey
Birthdays, a timeless tradition, can bring up all kinds of issues.
Breed by Timothy Lynch
He’s fighting for tradition; she’s fighting for survival.
Qi’lin by Shelli-Jo Pelletier
Legends don’t die… They’re born.
X-Ray Glasses by Steven Inman
What you see might just re-make you.
Naked Monsters by D.L. Harvey
Family and identity gain definition by blood, bonds, and broken souls.
The Hunt by Timothy Lynch
The future is unreal.
The Howling of the Storm by Shelli-Jo Pelletier
Winter storm warning: a change is on the wind.
The Joke by Richard Veysey
Morality is no laughing matter.
Dappil Goes To Hell by Jamie Alan Belanger
…and Hell is eager to send him back!
The ebook is currently available at Smashwords and will be live in the Amazon Kindle Store. Other ebook stores will carry it in the coming two weeks or so.
We are also making a paperback of this volume, which should be ready later this month.
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)