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March 13, 2013

“The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories”

Filed under: Promotions, Stories — Tags: , , , , , , — Stephen L. Thompson @ 6:26 am

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The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories” is a collection of five, short, scifi stories by Stephen L. Thompson to provide a sample of his writing.

A being from the distant future with almost unlimited powers comes back to help Ian Steele make the world a better place in “The Most Powerful Man in the World.” The bookstore customer has an entirely different reason for wanting books in “Black Market Books.” “Motherhood” tells the story of Thomas Gillespie, the surrogate mother for an AI.  “Storyteller” is about an author thinking his book into existence.  And “Deadworld” is about the alien world humans are reborn on – in alien bodies – after they die.

Excerpt from “The Most Powerful Man in the World”

“What happened?” Ian asked from the floor.

“You fainted.”

Ian sat up and looked around the empty room.  It was maybe fifteen feet on a side and painted a dull grey.  “Where am I?”

“A dimensional intrusion located within your living room wall.”

“Huh?”

Pulling him to his feet, she explained, “Basically, it’s a space that can be as large,” here Karen threw her arms out and the walls zoomed away beyond sight, “or as small as I want.” She then drew her arms in and the two stood in a space the size of a phone booth.  The room returned to its original size and Karen stretched.  “But I think this is a good size.”

Ian spun around, trying to keep an eye on each of the walls as if they might sneak up and squish him.  “What the hell is this?”

Karen put her arm around him.  “Arthur C. Clarke once said that ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’” Shrugging, Karen stated, “This is magic.”

January 14, 2013

Check out “Rise”

Filed under: Promotions, Stories — Tags: , , — Stephen L. Thompson @ 6:31 am

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“Rise” is a stand alone story set in Stephen L. Thompson’s Human Republic Universe.  The story follows some of the events after the tragic deaths of the colonists in a small colony in a distant star system. It’s available on Kindle for $0.99.

October 28, 2012

Brain for Rent and other stories

Filed under: Promotions, Stories — Tags: , , , , , , — Stephen L. Thompson @ 11:34 pm

 

I’ve just published a minianthology of five of my short, scifi stories.  Here’s the description:

“Brain for Rent and other stories” is a collection of five, short scifi stories by Stephen L. Thompson giving a sampling of his writing. Included in the collection are: “Brain for Rent” about a ne’re-do-well failed writer with a conceptual implant who discusses his work with a young woman thinking of getting an implant herself. “The Demonstration” is about a different young woman wanting to show off her latest body modification. “Self Imprisonment” offers one solution of where to put the backup copy of yourself for safe keeping. “The Best Job Ever” is about a necessary – yet unpleasant – human/alien interaction. And the collection ends with “Why Stay?” which explains why, after years of fighting the humans, the robots just deactivate.

“Brain for Rent and other stories” can be on your Kindle for only $0.99!

September 29, 2012

My new book, Political Pies, is out!

Filed under: Promotions, Stories — Stephen L. Thompson @ 5:02 pm

I’ve just self-published my third short story collection, Political Pies.  It is a collection of forty of my stories with a political theme, but don’t worry, I’m not trying to sway you to one ideology or another.  The stories are just to make you chuckle and – maybe – to give you something to think about.  And there are a few scifi stories (mostly dealing with time travel) which is why I’m posting it here.  The link will take you to the page on my website where I link to all the places I’ve found it.  I hope you’ll check it out.

May 1, 2012

Have to Learn the Hard Way

Filed under: Promotions, Stories — Stephen L. Thompson @ 3:41 pm

My scifi, flash fiction story “Have to Learn the Hard Way” has just been published by AntipodeanSF.  I’d appreciate you all checking it out.

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