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The BIN! / Dreamscape
« on: July 08, 2013, 02:16:44 pm »
Dreamscape

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I am pleased to say that Dreamscape will be released for the May/June 2013 issue of Separate Worlds and will be available to download soon. More information can be found on their Website


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The BIN! / Terminus X (Part Two)
« on: May 18, 2013, 07:43:41 pm »
Terminus X (Part Two)

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Part two of this series is now available for download!
Click Here for more information.


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News / Member of the "Short Fiction Writers Guild"
« on: March 25, 2013, 12:03:57 pm »
Short Fiction Writers Guild

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I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted into the Short Fiction Writers Guild. To learn more about this Guild, visit: - http://shortfictionwritersguild.wordpress.com/


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Various Publishers / Anothersky Press
« on: March 11, 2013, 08:36:09 am »
Anothersky Press

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Name: - Anothersky Press
Type: - Publisher
Genre: - ALL
Link: - http://anothersky.org/

Info from there website: -
We want people to read our books, even if they read them for free. This isn’t anything revolutionary ... unless your local librarian is a subversive of the highest order.

To best accomplish this goal we release all of our books online for free. Because we know how good ‘real’ books feel in your hands, we also price our trade-paperbacks via a sliding scale system in which the base price is the cost for us to ship you a book (we don’t make a penny) and you set the final price by choosing what you’d like to contribute (if anything) to the creative team behind it (most of which goes to the author). You can’t ever be ripped off. We call this pro-artist, pro-audience system neo-patronage.

There are a whole bunch of reasons we are doing this. Some of them are idealistic (we trust people!). Some of them are economic (we want everyone to be able to afford our books!). Some of them are philosophical (we believe it is a better system!). Some of them are technological (flow with technology, don’t fight it!).

But really, it comes down to something very simple: I sat down and tried to figure out a system of commerce that was as ‘pure’ as possible. One free of greed. One that gave as many people as possible the ability to be a part of it, whether as artist or audience. One which allowed the artists who excelled to be compensated and thus continue to create art. And this system of neo-patronage is what I came up with. Is it perfect? Will it work? Questions, questions, and there’s no way to know the answers until it’s been tried. And so I am, with the help and dedication of others who want to see this system thrive.


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News / Aquatic Destiny (Alien Sky Anthology)
« on: March 11, 2013, 06:48:30 am »
Aquatic Destiny

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I am pleased to tell you all that my short story is now in the "Alien Sky Anthology" for order.

Click Here for more information.

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Published Short Stories / Aquatic Destiny
« on: March 11, 2013, 06:45:24 am »
Aquatic Destiny
Alien Sky Anthology

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Name: - Aquatic Destiny
Anthology: - Alien Sky Anthology
Author: - Shane Ward
Genre: - SWci-Fi/Sea Adventure
Word Count: - 10,601
Anthology Pages: - 276
ISBN: - 978-1-938724-01-5
Direct Link: - http://anothersky.org/


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Below you will find the links necessary to order this book.
Another Sky Press
Amazon, (USA) PaperBack:
Amazon, (UK) PaperBack:
Barnes and Noble:
$5.46
$12.75
$12.75
Preorder
Buy
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Book cover info: -
Economic turmoil, environmental chaos, greed, murder... sometimes the future doesn’t feel so different from the now. Inside, learn to love a digital dog capable of more than just fetching bones, meet a space-traveling Don Juan, and join a pickaxe-wielding murderer as he jumps dimensions chasing down the same man again and again. Some of the many stories within are humorous, others frightful, and still others put the alien in alienation...but all help us find our own humanity, regardless of which planet we hail from.


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Authors Included: -
Jarod K. Anderson
Ben Christensen
Jeremy Clymer
Doug Donnan
Robert C. J. Graves
Tom Howard
Gerry Huntman
Joe Jablonski
Paul Jessup
Georgina Kamsika
Brian Koscienski
Christian A. Larsen
Hunter Liguore
Joe Matar
Marshall Moore
Daniel Pearlman
Chris Pisano
T. Lloyd Reilly
Guy Salvidge
Derek Smith
Chris White


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The BIN! / Terminus X (Part One)
« on: January 20, 2013, 04:28:10 pm »
Terminus X (Part One)

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A new series has blasted into town and part one is available for download. Follow Travis Medwin and Nelson Porter who find themselves in the middle of a war between the HumaniX and Xigen forces.

Click Here for more information.

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Publisher Accepted List / SQ Mag
« on: January 17, 2013, 09:59:46 am »

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Name: - SQ Mag
Type: - Publisher, Online
Genre: - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mixed
Link: - http://www.sqmag.com

Info from there website: -
SQ Mag is an international speculative fiction ezine, which publishes the best of its fiction in an annual print and ebook anthology. We currently publish our fiction  on a two-monthly basis. Watch out for new editions on the 1st of January, March, May, July, September, and November each year (this will be in the morning of the release day, Australian Eastern Standard/Daylight Saving Time). We strive to present the highest standard fantasy, horror and science fiction, and that is why we will publish no more than nine pieces of fiction each edition, and often less. We are also committed to publishing at least one of each genre.


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Shane Ward's Novels / Terminus X
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:09:21 pm »
Terminus X


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Name: - Terminus X (Novel)
Author: - Shane Ward
Genre: - Drama/Science Fiction/Adventure
Word Count: - 147,593
Direct Link: - - http://bookstogonow.com/tb-author/shane-ward
Price: - Listed Below
Format: PDF, E-book & Paperback





Travis and his partner Nelson just wanted to win a race and earn some quick cash, maybe a little notoriety. That was before they flew right into the heart of a battle between the two main factions of humanity, the Xigen and HumaniX. Now caught up in a complicated web of politics, shadowy manipulations, and open warfare, Nelson and Travis are poised to decide the fate of the entire human race. And they've no idea who, if anyone, will survive...


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IMPORTANT NOTE: - Please note that some of the reviews given to this title are based when Terminus X was a short story series. The series has now been converted into a complete 13 Chapter novel and some of the reviews have not reflected this change at the moment…


Download links and ordering: -

Amazon kindle (UK):
Amazon kindle (USA):
Amazon PaperBack (UK):
Amazon PaperBack (USA):
| £2.63
| $4.14
| £10.01
| $15.25
| (E-Book Kindle Download)
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| (Order Paperback)
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News / Minor's Farm
« on: December 23, 2012, 04:41:33 pm »
Minor's Farm

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I am pleased to announce that my short story has been published in the "Hunting Ghosts " Anthology and the print format will be available soon.

Click Here for more information.

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Published Short Stories / Minor's Farm
« on: December 23, 2012, 04:37:34 pm »
Minor's Farm
Hunting Ghosts Anthology

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Name: - Minor's Farm
Anthology: - Hunting Ghosts: Thrilling Tales of Paranormal Investigation
Author: - Shane Ward
Genre: - Horror/Dark
Word Count: - 6,160
Anthology Pages: - 262
Direct Link: - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hunting-Ghosts-Thrilling-Tales-of-Paranormal-Investigation/353442934674460#


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Below you will find the links necessary to order this book.
Amazon, Kindle USA:
Amazon, PaperBack:
Amazon, Kindle UK:
Amazon, PaperBack UK :
Barnes and Noble:
Kobo:

$8.26
$17.95
£5.14
£11.20
$4.99
£3.65
Buy
Buy
Buy
Buy
Buy
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Abstract of Story: -
They came in my dreams more frequently now as I slept in my bed night after night. I don't know who or what they are, but what I do know is they're no zombies, ghosts or creatures from another realm. They were beings that possessed the water and I could not keep them away no matter how hard I tried. They always seemed to sneak in through any crack or open faucet. But one thing I know for sure is that they hated the pink light. It kept them away, a shadow of their former self.

It all started when my brother and me ventured to Minors Farm, which was situated in the middle of the countryside. Settled in the sea of green, this old derelict place had been the target of local gypsies and builders, who disposed of their day's rubbish over the land. A lone graveyard stood next to the farm and it too was the target of these local pests.

An elderly man used to own the farm and he kept an assortment of animals ranging from sheep to cows. With a team of dedicated assistants, the farmer looked after the surrounding land and took additional care of the local graveyard. But that all changed when a tight-fisted businessman took over the lease of the land. His persistent need for rent and harassment throughout the years finally saw the place abandoned.

Now, we stood at the gates of this ill-begotten place, I could only wondered at how beautiful this place used to be.

Minor's farm was made out of three large structures, two shacks and an old Victorian house that had stood the test of time. The farm would have stood for hundreds of years until the businessman stripped the Roman tiles off the roofs and sold them for profit. Left unprotected, the elements tore away at the buildings, causing them to collapse.


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Authors Included: -
Forewarning. by Anthony D.P. Mann
Los Fantasmas by Eric Scot Tryon
The Children of the Infinite by Scott Bartlett
She is Gone by Cynthia D. Witherspoon
Alibi Jones and the Ghost in the Machine by Mike Luoma
The Book of Blackthorne by Dorraine Fisher
Blank Pages by Marc Sorondo
MAM by David Thomas
Antiquities by Ellis Bergstresser
Singing by the Fire by Jamieson Ridenhour
Minor's Farm by Shane Ward
Forgotten Memories by Don Beyer
The Old House by Michael Kleen
The Shower that Dripped Blood! by Buck Weiss


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The BIN! / Retribution 2
« on: November 12, 2012, 11:32:30 am »
Retribution 2

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Dorothy Davies has been kind enough to edit part two of the "Here Be Clowns" series and had accepted part two of my story Retribution 2, which shows the return of our crazy bus driver. More information available on the link below. They are also looking for stories.

Direct Link

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Publisher Accepted List / Separate Worlds
« on: August 07, 2012, 05:17:57 am »

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Name: - Separate Worlds
Type: - Publisher, Online
Genre: - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mixed
Link: - http://www.speculativefictionstories.com/

Info from there website: -
Separate Worlds offers speculative fiction magazines monthly delivered to your email inbox.  The speculative fiction magazines are pdf files, and so can be read on any computer or offline pdf reader. We don't restrict you to a single device, once you have subscribed to our speculative fiction magazines, you can put the speculative fictional stories on any and all computers in your home, and on pdf readers or other portable devices (such as flash drives, PDAs or netbooks).


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My Acceptances: - June 2012 Issue
Aquatic Destiny: - http://www.speculativefictionstories.com/product/ISS1206


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The BIN! / The Girl who Wanted to Fly
« on: July 11, 2012, 03:17:41 pm »
The Girl who Wanted to Fly

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Some new news for you all, The Girl who Wanted to Fly is now on sale and ready for you to download. You can download it as a PDF file from PayPal or buy through Kindle.

Enjoy.

Click Here for more information or to Order.

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Published Short Stories / The Girl who Wanted to Fly
« on: July 11, 2012, 03:03:50 pm »
The Girl who Wanted to Fly

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Name: - The Girl who Wanted to Fly
Author: - Shane Ward
Genre: - Sci-Fi/Adventure
Word Count: - 13,500
Format: PDF
Direct Link: -  http://bookstogonow.com/tb-author/shane-ward


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Below you will find the links necessary to order this book.
PayPal PDF File:
Amazon, USA:
Amazon, UK:
£0.77
$1.22
£0.77
Buy
Buy
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On the dawn of a new age for mankind, one young woman discovers her passion for the sky, unlike anything she's experienced before. But the journey to discovering her dream faces hardship by the interference of her father, the colony ruler. With the help of her saviour, she embarks on an incredible journey to defy her father and ultimately face mankind's biggest enemy, the Pagers.

Follow Sonya in her quest as Shane Ward brings you another fantastic new story.


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Abstract of Story: -
A new world waited for us and I was filled with mixed feelings about leaving Earth and all my friends. I studied about the first human to set foot on Lio and I would follow in his footsteps, as did hundreds of hopeful colonists.

With the chance to colonise Lio, my family uprooted themselves from Earth and took to the skies in search of new adventures.

It wasn't the need to leave a used up world, or escape a civilization that was on the brink of war. Earth was not perfect, but our civilization had learned to live with each other and treat our planet with respect, so why did we head for the vast openness of space?

The answer was simple. We yearned to explore the unknown; we wanted a fresh new start in a world. We wanted to see if we could pass on our human ingenuity and passion without spreading the seed of hate.

By the time we left Earth, I, Sonya was not a happy girl. The shuttle took off before I could comprehend the choices my family had made. The image of our beautiful world slowly disappeared into the darkness and the starry sky turned all blurry as we travelled faster than light.

I knew we were on our way and my family sat with big smiles and overexcited imaginations. They spoke about owning their own land and the opportunities that lay before them; they always spoke about this new world.

I was not the only child in this flight. Many families took to the sky on their way to Lio. Such a fitting name; I could have invented something better. But names were not on my mind; I mourned the friends I left behind.


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I guess I was about eight years old at the time, going through school and enjoying every moment of it. My friends ranged from rowdy young bucks that got into trouble, to the shy adolescent girls that would peek around corners. I, on the other hand, was the adventurous type. I was the one with a goal, which slowly turned into a driving force that convinced me to leave Earth. But I was too young at the time to realize how much I would love this place.

As our human intelligence allowed us to adventure into the great unknown, we came upon an alien race that called themselves the Pagers.

We never knew what to make of these beings. On the first encounter, which stormed the papers and news services like a storm, the alien vessel sat in space and did nothing for days. I remember seeing it on view-screens back on Lio. Scientists, diplomats, and negotiators tried to communicate with the strange object that looked like a rock with an engine wedged to the top. Not the best design for a ship, but it was different nonetheless.

Then it backed away. No reason. It just moved away without any form of contact. As I continued to watch the moment unfold, I sensed something terrible about to happen.

I remained glued to the screen as the human vessel attempted to intercept it. This turned out to be a big mistake. The alien vessel opened fire, disintegrating our ship into a million pieces.

There was no warning or any need for that blunt attack. The highly skilled teams that had followed all the protocols set out for this kind of situation perished needlessly.  It appeared the aliens were in no mood for friendly negotiations and years later, the war began.


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