The Aunt Paradox

The Aunt Paradox by Chris Dolley

Book 3 of Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries
by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-391-1

HG Wells has a problem.

His Aunt Charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. Now she’s rewriting history!

Reggie Worcester, gentleman’s consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves, are hired to retrieve the time machine and put the timeline back together.
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Second Chance

Second Chance by David D. Levine

by David D. Levine

$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-282-2

Chaz Eades is on the mission of a lifetime—the first to an alien solar system far beyond our own—and it’s a one-way trip. When he learns that contact with Earth has been lost, he wants to help reestablish communication. But the commander insists on science first and contact later, the crew is inexplicably hostile, and Chaz finds himself painfully isolated. Soon he realizes that there’s a secret at the heart of the crew’s troubles that is much larger than any he could have imagined. All bets are off, and he’s not at all prepared for the mission he faces now: survival.

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Deeds of Men

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An Onyx Court Novella
by Marie Brennan
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-266-2

LONDON, 1625. A young gentleman lies murdered in a Coldharbour alley. Before his death, he uncovered secrets that could threaten the mortal world above and the faerie world below. Now, to find the murderer and protect both realms, Sir Michael Deven will need the help of a man with reason to hate the fae of the Onyx Court — the victim’s own brother.

A novella of the Onyx Court, set between Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie.

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Capitol Magic

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by Mindy Klasky
$0.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-0-98545-702-0

A Jane Madison/Fright Court Novella.

Jane Madison is searching for a job that will fulfill her, enabling her to combine her peerless librarian skills with her witchcraft. Sarah Anderson, clerk of court for the District of Columbia Night Court, is just beginning to figure out what she can do as a sphinx, an ancient protector of vampires.

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The First Sword

The First Sword

An Ælven Story
by Pati Nagle
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-250-1

This is a novella (a short novel).

Fleeing the savages who destroyed his home, an ælven bladesmith must forge a new weapon to destroy the enemies standing between him and freedom.

Wounded and grieving the death of his love, Ghaláran helps another survivor escape the raiders who destroyed their village.

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The Eighth Successor

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An Ælven Story
by Pati Nagle
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-245-7

This is a novella (a short novel).

In the aftermath of battle, the people of Southfæld must cope with devastating losses, including their governor…and seven of his successors.

The Battle of Skyruach is over. Jharan, a captain of the Southfæld Guard, grieves for his friend Maronin as he gathers the remnants of their two companies into one. Encamped on the battlefield, the ælven army prepares to mourn the loss of Southfæld’s governor, even as two of the governor’s subordinates come seeking Jharan with news that will change his life.

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Reggiecide

Reggiecide by Chrs Dolley

Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries
by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-207-5

Sequel to the WSFA Award finalist What Ho, Automaton!

Guy Fawkes is back and this time it’s a toss up who’s going to be blown up first – Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective.

But Guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated. He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness.

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The White Dog

The White Dog

A Free Novelette
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

This story is one of my favorites. It originally was published in Interzone magazine in Great Britain and was a finalist for the British Science Fiction Association Award for short fiction. It’s also available in my print collection from Juxta Publishing entitled I LOVED THY CREATION.

It explores the nature of beauty, truth and magic.

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Beauty and the Beast was the first story Mother ever read to me. I have read it myself a myriad times in a variety of forms and seen countless dramatic renditions of it. At each telling or showing or reading, I have felt, for a moment, a sense of contentment. That is, until I fathomed that this was a fairy tale and had nothing whatever to do with me. Oh, it’s not just that it’s a fairy tale—everything is a fairy tale from my vantage point—it’s that the Beast is a man and I am a woman.

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Hand-Me-Down Town

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A Free Novella
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

“Hand-Me-Down Town” was originally published in Analog Science Fiction Magazine in 1989 and was my first published work of fiction. I wrote it in reaction to the criminalization of homelessness by a California town trying to protect its tourist industry. The name of the town in this novella is fictionalized. (The wonderful illustration is by Janet Aulisio,)

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Stu Williams pulled his jacket across his chest and zipped it all the way up to his chin. It was damned cold for February. He dug his hand into his left coat pocket and counted the change there without taking it out to look. About $4.00 in quarters; enough to buy a decent breakfast at Caroline’s or a not-so-decent breakfast and a newspaper. He decided in favor of a decent breakfast and a trip to the Sears electronics department around noon to catch the news on the tube. Of course, TV’s didn’t have tubes anymore, he reflected. Old habits die hard.

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Being Real

Being Real by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$0.95 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-176-4

Lys and her family win a chance to be a “real family” on reality TV. That means real money, desperately needed in the rotten economy these days, but they only get that money as long as they stay on the air. What can they do to be real enough to please the viewers?

International Kittens of Mystery

International Kittens of Mystery by Chris Dolley


by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Picture Book) ISBN 978-1-61138-139-9

“This book constitutes the best-spent twenty minutes I’ve had in quite some time.” — What Book is That

In an uncertain world there is one organization that stands head and small furry shoulders above the rest. Whenever the planet is in danger – be it from giant balls of wool or bands of renegade squirrels – only one group is guaranteed to answer the call. The International Kittens of Mystery!

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Little Faces

Little Faces by Vonda N. McIntyre

by Vonda N. McIntyre
$1.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-085-9

How will people deal with the immense distances and times of interstellar space?

First published in SciFiction, “Little Faces” was nominated for a Nebula Award.

The companion story, “Little Sisters,” is a BVC original.

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Magical Crimes

Magical Crimes by Chris Dolley


by Chris Dolley
$0.99 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-040-8

Magical Crimes is a fun CSI with magic and ‘a little something else’ story. The little something else being two foot long and lurking in the hero’s trousers. But don’t worry, the boinkwurst in this story is used purely for the purpose God intended – humour and crimefighting – not lustful titillation.

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What Ho, Automaton!

What Ho, Automaton! by Chris Dolley

by Chris Dolley
$2.99 (Short Story Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-060-6

“A fun blend of P.G. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements. More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun!”
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What Ho, Automaton! chronicles the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves.

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