Short Stories

Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories

Thrilling Tales of Canadian superheroes… and villains!

Mexican luchadores wrestle primordial evil in Vancouver … The Intrepids battle Nazis in Nova Scotia … A mysterious masked man rescues an adventuring heiress in a steampunk Gold Rush–era Yukon … Zombies and ancient Viking magic are unleashed in downtown Toronto … A godlike oracle wanders Calgary with her cyborg handler … The fearsome Iron Shadow stalks the streets of Kingstonia … The Coachwhip and Cat-Girl fight crime in lurid wartime Montreal …

In these 24 tales Canada’s most daring writers reimagine the super genre from its outer limits to its pulp origins, exploring the diverse landscape of Canadian identity and geography.

Includes my story The Kevlar Canoe.

When the Villain Comes Home

Heroes can save the world, but villains can CHANGE it.

We’ve assembled a great mix of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Come with us while we explore villains of all stripes — sons and daughters, lovers and fighters, minions and masterminds, in this giant volume of thirty great stories by award winners, rising stars, and bold new voices. With masterful tales by: Camille Alexa Erik Scott de Bie Chaz Brenchley Eugie Foster David Sakmyster Marie Bilodeau Richard Lee Byers K.D. McEntire Peadar Ó Guilín Jim C. Hines Ari Marmell Karin Lowachee Jay Lake Julie Czerneda J.M. Frey Clint Talbert Rachel Swirsky Tony Pi Leah Petersen J.P. Moore Ryan McFadden Todd McCaffrey Erik Buchanan Gregory A. Wilson Rosemary Jones Gabrielle Harbowy Ed Greenwood Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon Chris A. Jackson Steve Bornstein.

Includes my Aurora-nominated story Happily Ever After.

When the Hero Comes Homes

HEROES come in a thousand guises, and so do stories about them.

The only survivor of a war struggles to return to a home that doesn’t exist anymore. A rebel leader loses everything she fought for and must start from scratch. A hero who has fought for her village her whole life must retire into obscurity without ever being known for her deeds. A starship returns to an Earth that is much changed, yet too much the same. A soldier is haunted by the very thing that saved his life. And King Arthur returns in Albion’s hour of need. Dark fantasy. Urban fantasy. Political intrigue. Science fiction. From the horrific to the heartwarming. Introducing 19 pulse-pounding tales, by luminaries and great new voices. Co-edited by Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood. Featuring an introduction by Susan J. Morris.

Includes my Aurora-nominated story The Legend of Gluck.

Ride the Moon

For thousands of years, the Moon has inspired stories and legends about heroic animals, violent deities, and criminal humans. In modern times, those tales have been overshadowed by vampires and werewolves. It’s time for the Moon and her denizens to take back the night. Follow us down a twisting path of fantasy and science fiction and rediscover the magic of the Moon. From Mermaids that collect souls to lunar colonies on the brink of disaster, inside these pages you will find out which lunar gods still walk among us and what new breed of monster should keep you fearful of the night. Ride the Moon contains 19 speculative fiction tales that showcase the breadth of writing styles from around the globe.

Includes my story The Buried Moon.

Podthology

Dragged from the dark recesses of fourteen imaginations and into the light cast by podcasting, The Pod Complex brings together sixteen dark, light and twisted tales from the podosphere and then five more about podcasting itself. Inside Dragon Moon’s first Podthology can be found demons, angels, pirates, ghosts, ghouls, the past, the future, and one slightly confused Vietnam veteran.

Join writers Scott Sigler, Tee Morris, Mike Bennett, Emerian Rich and the others as they chill your spine, raise your hackles, tickle your funny bone and maybe even make you ponder your own special place in the Podosphere. Including stories by: Phil Rossi, Marie Bilodeau, J. Daniel Sawyer, Jack Mangan, Scott Sigler, Jared Axelrod, Mike Bennett, Justin R. Macumber, Emerian Rich, Tee Morris, E. A. Zefram, Timothy G.M. Reynolds, J.D. Williams, Jennifer Rahn and Alexander T. Crisp.

Includes my story A Pint to Prophecy, a modern retelling of a Norse myth.

Beast Within 2: Predators and Prey

Predator and prey. Hunter and hunted. These aren’t your usual shapeshifter stories. These are the stories of bears, tigers, spiders, birds and more. Werewolves in steampunk England. Werespiders in Japan. Werepelicans in Louisana. Wereferrets in New York. This is an anthology that shifts the normal perceptions of who is the predator and who is the prey. Come take a walk on the wild side with the most unusual of guides and enjoy Beast Within.

Includes Deserter, co-written with Gabrielle Harbowy.