Discover the best science fiction and fantasy from the new online magazine ZNB Presents.
In this anthology, you'll find my story "The Match Game," a humorous retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Little Match Girl." In my version, she's trying very hard to find a different story - and a different kind of existence.
Plus stories by 23 other writers of speculative fiction.
Experience the world from a dragon's point of view...
From high fantasy to magical realism, science fiction to sword and sorcery, there's something for everyone in this anthology, including my dark tale "Bone and Blood" (written as Barbara Campbell).
Other anchor authors include: Gerald Brandt, David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson, Esther M. Friesner, Auston Habershaw, Gini Koch & Bebe Bayliss, and Jean Marie Ward.
What if the Fae are here, living among us...
With stories by Barbara Ashford, Elizabeth Bear, S.C. Butler, Jim C. Hines, Susan Jett, Seanan McGuire, Juliet E. McKenna, Shannon Page & Jay Lake, Avery Shade, Kristine Smith, Kari Sperring, April Steenburgh, Anton Strout, and J.M. Ward.
From a mortal who offers to do internet marketing for Oberon to a dryad grove menaced by urban expansion to a selkie in need of a new home and career, these fourteen tales explore how the creatures of the faery realm survive - and sometimes thrive - in mortal lands.
"...all of the stories, from the comic to the dark, not only capture the magic and mystery of the Fae but very realistically describe how they could overcome the challenges facing them in order to survive in the twenty-first century." Read more.
Magic. Time travel. A bar that serves up some very unusual drinks. What’s not to like?
With stories by Barbara Ashford, Patricia Bray, S.C. Butler, Jennifer Dunne, Laura Anne Gilman, D.B. Jackson, Seanan McGuire, Juliet E. McKenna, Avery Shade, Maria V. Snyder, Kari Sperring, Anton Strout, Benjamin Tate, and Ian Tregillis.
“Who can resist a drink poured by Gilgamesh? In After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar, editors Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray have taken the clichéd tavern meetup of fantasy stories and role playing games and turned it on its head in an entertaining anthology that revolves around a time-traveling bar." Science Fiction and Other ODDyseys