Introducing Print Singles
Who says only readers of novels and story collections should have the option of reading print editions? Now, for the price of a large coffee drink, you can read some of our short stories in handsome, full-sized paperback editions. All newly-published short stories will have print editions, and we’ll roll them out for our backlist titles in 2019.
THE ULTIMATE WAGER, by Raymund Eich
After the human exploration ship Bascom Hall crash-landed on the Hspa Nki’s homeworld, the aliens allowed the survivors to settle on a high plateau with air too thin for the aliens—but just right for humans. For decades, the two races lived apart but at peace.
When a ship from Earth blazed through the skies, the Hspa Nki journeyed up to the plateau and demanded a retroactive land tax the settlers could not pay. But the aliens took a keen interest when they saw settlers playing ultimate flying disc, and the aliens loved to gamble. They offered to cancel the tax—if the settlers could beat them at the game.
Now, Connor and a team from the settlement journey to the thick air of the planet’s lowlands, into a crowded alien city, with one mission: win or go “home”—to an Earth the young team had never seen.
SELLING SHORT, by Raymund Eich
After Marqus signed on with the Coronado, its captain announced a dangerous venture—harvesting helium from the sun. Compounding the risks of the hottest place in the solar system, their mission would incur the wrath of one of the solar system’s great powers, if it found out.
Then Marqus found evidence of a spy on board their ship….