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The Flying Ems

Read a preview at Amazon.

When life at home gets too boring, 11 year-old identical triplets Emma, Emily, and Emiliana run away to the circus. All is not fun and balloons at Sir Surly's Surprising, Sirkus, however. The clown wants to get rid of them, the knife-thrower wants to throw knives at them, the ringmaster wants to shoot them out of a cannon, and a rival circus wants to steal them away. But the Ems are an irresistible force, and neither the laws of physics, nor philosophy, nor Child Protective Services are going to stop them from getting where they want to go. If only they knew where that is...

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The Heron in His Vigilance book 1 in the Fellowship of the Unloved

A narcissitic bishop, a suicidal warrior-nun, an alienated shaman, and one meek tribesman who must bring them all together to save the world.

All is Beautiful

All is Beautiful

A graphic novel, here online. A dream of oppression and salvation. And sharks. Limnandi Ivangeli.

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The Servant and the Soothsayer


A back-talking servant, a murder, a corporation, and a psychic investigator with a bad temper.

Illustration by Erin Merlino

The Greening of Blue England

online at

It will be a green tide, sweeping across the nation. And all it takes is just a little plastique.

Illustration by Erin Merlino, used by permission.

Shock and Awe chapbook cover

Shock and Awe


Ordinary things in an ordinary country. But "at the end of this story, a baby will be born, and touch off an insurrection."


Swiftly Flowing Waters

in Tales of the Unanticipated, #20

A young boy is caught between his abusive master, an ambitious lordling, a crisis of magic, and a mysterious stranger.

Laufte & the Ice Clown

in Tales of the Unanticipated, #17, With Carrie E. Rouillard

In the high arctic, a haunted young girl prepares to take the hand of the thing she fears most.

What Really Happened to the Beauty

in Xizquil, #9



Magazine Info

Tales of the Unanticipated

Minnesota Science Fiction Society

Box 8036 Lake St. Station

Minneapolis, MN 55408

email: use "editor" link on web page



c/o Uncle River

Blue, AZ 85922

(yes, that is the complete address)



online only

subscription info

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Peredur, Vol 1

A graphic novel online here.

An Arthurian romance set a few years into the alien occupation.

Cover Art by Eugene Fairfield

3 Dooms of America


An audiobook anthology including Shock and Awe, The Greening of Blue England, and Spider's Dreams, as read by the author.

Illustration by Jaxon Renick

Nocturne's Bride

in L. Ron Hubbard Presents: Writers of the Future, Vol XIV, Oct 1998

Writers of the Future Contest: "Story of the Year," Grand Prize, 1997 Best of the Soft Science Fiction Contest: 2nd Place, 1998

Which would you choose if you had cover of darkness: life or love?

Now online at

Illustration by Jaxon Renick, used by permisson

Spider's Dreams

in Xizquil, #15,

selected for upcoming "Best of Xizquil"

It is not true to say there is no time, nor passage of time. There is just the dream time, not a line, but a vast land of exploration. Spider's dreams did not come true. They have always been true.

Madness Unmasked

in Speculations #35

How to make your characters crazy--an author's guide to mental illness and the modern mental health system


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