PDF Book of the week for April 30th

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For one week only, get The Union Man and Other Stories by Eamonn Murphy for half price at DriveThruFiction… http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/229443/The-Union-Manand-other-stories

The Union Man and other stories brings you three stories from Eamonn Murphy.

An interrogator (torturer) for MI5 is accused of a murder, a murder he couldn’t have committed, but where his investigation takes him will not only change his life, but it will forever change the world.

Happy is a drug that has been legalized in England, but no one can expect the consequences of what that legalization will mean, except for one man, and no one want to listen to him, because everyone wants to be Happy.

Finally, a brief story that is a twist on the princess and the frog tale.

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Mundanities: A Digest of Mundane Science Fiction

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Mundanities

A Digest of Mundane Science Fiction

Welcome to a new science fiction zine being published by Nomadic Delirium Press. This zine will be published twice a year, as both a print and e-zine, on February 1st and August 1st, with the first issue appearing February 1st, 2019.

So, what is mundane SF? It doesn’t mean boring, as some might think. Why would we want to publish magazine of boring fiction?

Mundane SF is defined as fiction focusing on stories set on or near the Earth, with a believable use of technology and science as it exists at the time the story is written. No aliens, time travel, interstellar travel, wormholes, warp drive, ftl, or anything like that.

Sound boring? Not really. Think of all of the science fiction that can and has been written about the Earth and the planets.

RESPONSE TIMES

Our current response time is two months. If you change your e-mail address, please let me know. There are always a few submissions that never get responses because the contributor changes their address.

FICTION

Fiction must be science fiction, and it MUST follow the basic guidelines. I’m looking for stories up to 10,000 words. Reprints will be considered, although preference will be given to first rights stories. I also won’t consider simultaneous submissions. Flash fiction is not likely to be successful with me unless it’s absolutely brilliant. I’m not a big flash fan, so please keep that in mind when submitting.

FICTION PAYMENTS

Original stories up to 1,500 words will receive $5.

Original stories between 1,501 and 5,000 words will receive $10.

Original stories longer than 5,000 words will receive $15.

Reprints, no matter the length, will receive $5

POETRY

At this time, we are not reading poetry. If the magazine does well, then we will start taking a couple of poems per issue.

ART

We are not currently seeking artwork.

FORMATS

All submissions must be sent as attachments in rtf or Word. I will read submissions that are sent pasted into messages, but I’d prefer attachments. Every submission must contain the word “Submission” in its subject line, or it will be flushed with all of the spam. I hate to start getting anal, but given the amount of Spam I have to sift through, it just makes my job easier, and a happy editor is always a good thing. Also, all submissions must follow standard ms guidelines…if you don’t know what that means, please find out. Your name, byline, and address MUST appear on the submission. All submissions MUST have page numbers. If you want something italicized, please italicize it in the submission. Also, please include a bio with your submission written in the third person.

FINAL NOTES

Don’t send work that is based in other people’s universes. All works must be original with no threat of copyright infringement. All submissions should be sent to mundanitieszine at yahoo dot com.

 

 

The Infestation

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Our second Mars Station Beta story…

The loss of Mars Station Alpha has been a mystery, but now three men from Mars Station Beta have gone rogue, and have decided to visit the base.

Will they find the true reason for the loss of the base, and will they then bring about the destruction of Mars Station Beta?

http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-infestation/

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Environmental Holocaust

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ANNOUNCING A NEW ZINE FROM NOMADIC DELIRIUM PRESS!

This is a new zine that Nomadic Delirium Press is launching. We are looking for stories about the future if the environment continues to decay. For the most part, we want stories that look at the grim aspects of our environmental future, but we will also consider stories that look at us overcoming our difficulties and creating a better planet. This zine will be published twice a year…May 1st and November 1st, with the first issue appearing on November 1st, 2018. Environmental Holocaust will be available as both a print and an e-zine.

RESPONSE TIMES

Our current response time is two months. If you change your e-mail address, please let me know. There are always a few submissions that never get responses because the contributor changes their address.

FICTION

Fiction must be science fiction, and it must follow the basic guidelines. I’m looking for stories up to 10,000 words. Reprints will be considered, although preference will be given to first rights stories. I also won’t consider simultaneous submissions. Flash fiction is not likely to be successful with me unless it’s absolutely brilliant. I’m not a big flash fan, so please keep that in mind when submitting.

FICTION PAYMENTS

Original stories up to 1,500 words will receive $5.

Original stories between 1,501 and 5,000 words will receive $10.

Original stories longer than 5,000 words will receive $15.

Reprints, no matter the length, will receive $5

POETRY

At this time, we are not reading poetry. If the magazine does well, then we will start taking a couple of poems per issue.

ART

We are not currently seeking artwork.

FORMATS

All submissions must be sent as attachments in rtf or Word. I will read submissions that are sent pasted into messages, but I’d prefer attachments. Every submission must contain the word “Submission” in its subject line, or it will be flushed with all of the spam. I hate to start getting anal, but given the amount of Spam I have to sift through, it just makes my job easier, and a happy editor is always a good thing. Also, all submissions must follow standard ms guidelines…if you don’t know what that means, please find out. Your name, byline, and address MUST appear on the submission. All submissions MUST have page numbers. If you want something italicized, please italicize it in the submission. Also, please include a bio with your submission written in the third person.

FINAL NOTES

Don’t send work that is based in other people’s universes. All works must be original with no threat of copyright infringement. All submissions should be sent to eholocaust at yahoo dot com.

Earth Day Sale

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Now through Earth Day, pick up the e-book version of Ecotastrophe II for just $2.

More than a decade ago, Sam’s Dot Publishing released a small anthology titled Ecotastrophe that looked at the dangers posed by global climate change.
Now, the planet seems in even greater peril, and maybe we are facing Ecotastrophe, but is there time to save ourselves.
Ecotastrophe II features startling fiction from Tyree Campbell, Dan Rice, Melanie Rees, Robert J. Mendenhall, Gustavo Bondoni, and Mike Adamson.

http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ecotastrophe-ii/

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/735461

Ecotastrophe II NDP

NDP Short Collection Bundle

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Four short collections from three different NDP authors for just $5. Sample a little from each and discover just how amazing our authors and their stories really are!

This bundle brings you “The Tulku of Titan and the Terror of Titan” by Mike Morgan, “Nano-Bytes” by Daniel C. Smith, “3 of a Perfekt Pear” by Daniel C. Smith, and “The Union Man and other stories” by Eamonn Murphy.

http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ndp-short-collection-bundle/

http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/239879/NDP-Short-Collection-Bundle-BUNDLE

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The Spirit of Mars excerpt

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“Put down that wrench!”

Wyatt Finch repressed a sigh and turned slowly. In the low gravity of Mars, he had learned, it was best to do everything slowly. He recognized the voice of Amy Wingfoot, the psychologist charged with supervising the mental health of the other forty-nine inhabitants of Mars Station Beta.

Finch pulled at the front of his navy-blue overalls with a clenched fist, an involuntary gesture. Then he noticed Wingfoot looking at the fist and relaxed it. She would pick up signs of tension and aggression.

Bully for her, thought Wyatt.  I’ve got both right now.

“How can I help, Ms Wingfoot?” She wore the green tunic and trousers that represented medical personnel on the station.  It was tight in all the right places but he tried not to think about that. She was out of his league.

“What were you doing?” she asked. Her brown eyes watchful and her full lips sternly compressed.

“I was adjusting the wheel of this airlock. Someone reported a fault.” All airlocks in the station usually opened and closed electronically but there was an old-fashioned metal wheel for manual override in emergencies.

“It looked like you were opening it.”

“No. I’m neither a saboteur nor a lunatic and I prefer air to vacuum. I turned the wheel anti-clockwise slightly to get better access to one bolt. That spoke was in my way.” He pointed to one of the metal bars connecting the wheel hub to the outer circle.

“You seemed distracted.” She was still alert but her tone had softened.

“Distracted,” he confirmed, “but not crazy.” He scratched at his blond hair. “I can’t believe you’re hassling me about this, doc. We’re all jumpy with the news from Earth but” – he spread his arms in a gesture of helplessness – “can’t a man look distracted when his son is arriving on the next shuttle?”

She managed a smile. “Yes, I heard about Ricky. A boy genius, isn’t he?”

“Sixteen now,” replied Wyatt. “Old enough to work here.” Mars Station Beta was mostly adults but there were a few children. Families were not excluded, despite the potential danger of their situation. Wyatt wasn’t sure about that given the unknown fate of Mars Station Alpha, but Ricky was old enough to make up his own mind.

Amy Wingfoot looked at her watch, then at the airlock. “Do you have time to finish that before the shuttle arrives?”

“Just about.”

“Get to it.”

“Will you report this?”

She shook her head. “No. As the only psychologist here, I’m under pressure too, waiting for someone to crack. I make mistakes. It’s like sitting on a time bomb.”

“I know how that feels.”

She raised an eyebrow. “You do?”

“I worked in bomb disposal during the Age of Terrorism that preceded World War III.”

“I’ll mark you down as least likely to give under pressure then.” She smiled. “Good luck with your son.”

http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-spirit-of-mars/

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