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Follow up to Drastic Measures, an anthology of short fiction.
People pushed to their limits reaching deep inside themselves to find resources they never dreamed they had, and pay a price for that discovery. The stories range from daily life to the extreme and the exotic, the range of things that can happen in a lifetime, and beyond, told from different perspectives. It’s the antidote to the world we live in.
In the frozen North, a land of deadly weather and unforgiving spirits, the Inuit shaman is all that stands in the way of disaster. Twelve-year-old Ulruk must become the Anatatook’s champion when Sila the Wind Spirit calls him to service.
“The secret to flying,” his grandfather’s ghost tells him, “is simple. It is the same as the secret to everything else. You mustn’t be afraid.”
Book One of a 5-part epic series, a wondrous, mystic tale for all ages. Visit Way of the Shaman Online
Ulruk, an inexperienced young shaman of the Anatatook people, faces arctic werewolves, bloodthirsty raiders, soul-stealing demons, and the vengeful ghost of a massive polar bear as he uncovers dark secrets left behind by his teacher Old Manatook. Struggling to win the respect of the village headman he journeys among the polar bears of the Ice Mountain, to the terrifying Underworld, the bottom of the sea and even to the Moon itself. Seeking answers to the riddles of his supernatural power, he must undertake the greatest challenge of all – competing for the love of a mysterious young woman.
This novel is the second of an epic 5-part fantasy series that takes a grand tour of Inuit mythology and sees Ulruk fulfilling a destiny that ultimately involves the fate of the entire world beyond the Arctic circle. Visit Way of the Shaman Online
When religious fanaticism and hate are brought to a boil and the Snow Giants begin to dance, fear becomes a reality and death follows.
Author of over 300 books, Dr. Irving A. Greenfield’s THE ANCIENT OF DAYS spent 6 weeks on the bestseller list, and his book TAGGET was made into a television movie starring Daniel J. Travanti.
The tiny colony at Mars launched during an Earth emergency sits uneasy, starved and hopeless until an astonishing chain of political intrigue lands it the Twenty-Eighth Winter Olympics in 2038. The risky venture nearly works until terrorists gain a formula to reignite the dormant volcano. Olympian skier Yves Loitte and skater Terri Finney find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that may end in the destruction of all they hold dear.
MARS ARMOR FORGED is a near-future techno thriller for those who love a hard SF showcase and the rich Mars subgenre.
Drastic Measures Volume One
An anthology of short fictionGEORGE CLAYTON JOHNSON (Ocean’s Eleven, Logan’s Run) joins the print edition of Drastic Measures anthology of short fiction, volume I, to help spin tales of where the human mind goes when its cornered. New discovery MELISSA LYONS is the most powerful new voice in suspense since Dean Koontz with her story, “Snow.” Editor BEN PARRIS adds two stories of his own edited by Fantasy & Science Fiction contributor KEN ALTABEF. In “Murder in Songjiang”: All Brian wanted to do was teach English in China. All the U.S. State Department wanted of the CIA was a quiet investigation of how Brian got killed there. Espionage trainee Mike Spoto stood in the middle and cared about his training case too much for his own good.
ROBERT HORSEMAN presents “Déjà vu”: There are two kinds of déjà vu: The kind where you remember things that never happened, and the kind Daniel has; BRAD POST gives us “The Trees”: Sharon had second thoughts about her new husband Johnny. Her father detested the man, and the trees didn’t like either of them.
Those tales and more by new discoveries SUSAN DAVID, CATHY DOUGLAS, KATE LARKINDALE, MICHELLE D KEYES, and GERALD VINCENT. DAVID MACK (The 4400), who wrote the foreword for this volume, says, “You’re in for a wild ride.”
Wade of Aquitaine
Deep in the Dark Ages, with Vikings to the north and Aghlabid pirates to the south, a small flicker of the Roman Empire has been nurtured as an island of high civilization. Defeated Longobards scheme to bring it down from within. If Byzantium falls 600 years too soon, nothing of western civilization will survive to spark the Renaissance. Enter Wade Linwood of the 21st Century. Suffering of crossed senses where scents can conjure objects and sights can call up tastes, he wants nothing but the ordinary life of an insurance underwriter. When a trip to the acupuncturist opens an unused portal in his synesthete’s brain, a plea from the past draws him to a time when he must save the remaining shreds of history to preserve his own.
“Wade of Aquitaine is wonderfully well-written and exciting, an interesting and insightful volume that makes you say to yourself we’ve got a smart guy writing this. Ben Parris understands the challenge that a writer has, to write sentences that nobody ever wrote before.”
–George Clayton Johnson (Oceans Eleven, Twilight Zone Movie, Logan’s Run)